David Bowie

David Bowie’s Lazarus musical coming to Melbourne in May 2019

December 18, 2018

In a thrilling announcement, The Production Company have spilled that they are bringing David Bowie’s Lazarus musical to life on stage in Melbourne, May 2019. Lazarus was David Bowie’s final project, first seen on stage in New York in late 2015 and London in 2016, before his tragic passing. Premiering for the first time in Australia, it will be […]

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Arts Review: Bowie Unseen celebrates the handsome and chameleon artist in a series of rare photographs

May 9, 2017

David Bowie may have been Messer Jones, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke. But there was no question that this chameleon artist was also one handsome and photogenic man. Blender Gallery are celebrating this with a new exhibition titled Bowie Unseen, which is also part of the Head On Photo Festival. Bowie Unseen includes […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 12, 2017

Top 20’s are always hard to pull together. As we saw with the first part of our Best Albums of 2016 countdown, the list was looking to be a varied one, with records from bands including Descendents, The Hotelier, Julia Jacklin and NO ZU all making the cut. As we look to the Top 20 records (as voted by our […]

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Review: David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (17.10.16)

October 19, 2016

“We’re all here because we love David,” – this sentiment noted by Tim Rogers, was the feeling that prevailed throughout the night, as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performed ‘David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed’ inside the spectacular walls of Hamer Hall. It’s no easy feat to attempt to encapsulate the bewildering scope of David Bowie‘s musical contributions […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2016…So Far

July 13, 2016

Having tipped the midway point of 2016, we asked our team to look back on what’s been a strong six months of new music releases already. Across the genres, there’ve been some stellar local and international albums dropping and drawing some heated conversation across fandoms. Whether it was in The Drones‘ release of arguably their […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Three – 50 to 26

May 31, 2016

And this week in our countdown of the 101 Greatest Songs of All Time, we reach the illustrious Top 50, as voted by our contributors. Where last week, we saw some classic compositions by some of pop and rock music’s legends mix in with the likes of Sia and Gotye, this week sees some iconic musical gifts from Bowie, The […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Four – The Top 25

May 30, 2016

Today, we find ourselves at the top end of our 101 Greatest Songs of All Time countdown. We’ve already seen some classic gems mixed in with some older favourites further down the list but as we look at this eclectic Top 25, there are definitely some tunes in here that might surprise. When it came […]

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Reflect on the life and legacy of David Bowie with David Bowie: The Man Who Stole the World

May 13, 2016

Shockwave Entertainment this week announced the DVD release of their documentary David Bowie: The Man Who Stole the World, profiling the life and legacy of David Bowie.  The documentary features exclusive footage and interviews spanning Bowie’s lengthy career, as it reflects on Bowie’s artistic legacy and pays tribute to the life of the iconic performer. Check […]

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Nine things we learnt from the David Bowie “Unbound” panel at SXSW 2016

March 23, 2016

David isn’t here any more and we’re still processing that… but after some weeks of grief I now feel incredible fortunate to work with him. – Jonathan Barnbrook On Saturday – the final day of the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas – The Blackstar visual piece “UNBOUND: A★INSTAMINISERIES” was shown in full for the first time, accompanied […]

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David Bowie’s UNBOUND: A★INSTAMINISERIES premiering in full at SXSW Music!

March 13, 2016

When David Bowie passed away recently, his final album Blackstar took on a whole extra weight and meaning for the fans who were rocked by the news of his death. It was an album project that continued to grow as well in the weeks following, with the news of a special visual accompaniment to to the album in UNBOUND: […]

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Best things to do in Sydney this weekend (11th-13th March)

March 10, 2016

This heat isn’t going anywhere, which is perfect since A Moveable Feast will be making it’s long awaited debut on Bondi Beach this Saturday, adding to the rich stock of events happening around the city that also include four-day food and drink festival Taste of Sydney, a heap of events as part of Spectrum Now, […]

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Sydney Opera House to honour the late David Bowie with Sydney Symphony Orchestra

March 4, 2016

Following the death of one of the world’s most celebrated music legends, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be paying tribute to David Bowie at the Sydney Opera House. David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed will unfold over two nights only, May 19 and 21 at 8pm, with the likes of iOTA, Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Deborah […]

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New Exhibition Starman 1947-2016 pays tribute to the late David Bowie

February 29, 2016

On January 10th 2016, British music icon and legend David Bowie passed away at the age of 69. In the intervening days, weeks and months there has been numerous tributes paid to the star; at awards galas, second line parades, and impromptu sing-alongs around the world. Now in Australia, there is to be another tribute. […]

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Album Review: David Bowie – ★ (Blackstar) (2016 LP)

January 19, 2016

It’s impossible to review ★ (Blackstar), David Bowie’s 25th and, devastatingly, last album, in any subjective way given the tragic events that have passed since its release. Lyrics, especially from the title track and “Lazarus”, are now refracted through his death and are hard to interpret without his illness in mind. But, for the record, I bought […]

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Sydney Festival will host a David Bowie tribute tonight

January 12, 2016

As people all over the world continue to pay tribute to David Bowie following his tragic passing earlier this week, most are coming together to celebrate the vast, various, and vital music that the singular artist has been gifting his fans for decades. We’ve already seen large-scale sing-a-longs in places like Brixton (where Bowie was […]

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David Bowie loses battle with cancer, passes away age 69.

January 11, 2016

In news that has shocked fans all over,

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David Bowie releases his 25th full-length album “★ (Blackstar)” in full

January 8, 2016

As the music icon turns 69, David Bowie has now released his hugely anticipated 25th full-length album ★ (Blackstar), allowing his fans to stream all seven tracks online via Vevo and Spotify. First previewed by the haunting 10-minute opener “Blackstar”, this new album seeks to further Bowie’s range with a fresh approach pulling in all […]

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David Bowie drops teaser video for “Lazarus” music video online!

January 6, 2016

What is probably one of the most anticipated releases of 2016 (yes, already called it), David Bowie‘s new album has just been hyped a little more with the release of a cheeky teaser reel for the single “Lazarus”. Now available to view online, the video has Bowie seemingly blinded in a hospital bed. It doesn’t […]

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Dexter’s Michael C. Hall stands in for David Bowie to perform “Lazarus” on “Colbert”

December 18, 2015

Now this was a bit confusing; David Bowie has released a new song of his forthcoming ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) album, and it’s the title track from his off-Broadway production “Lazarus”. It was performed live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, but it wasn’t Bowie who was behind the microphone – of course – it […]

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David Bowie’s music video for “Blackstar” is very freaky

November 22, 2015

If Guillermo del Toro were to ever make a sequel to 2006 classic Pans Labyrinth then he should probably call David Bowie for some ideas. The legendary musician has released what is perhaps one of the creepiest music videos of all time for his single “Blackstar”, the title track from his forthcoming album, denoted with […]

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