THEATRE REVIEW: THE WHARF REVUE @ RIVERSIDE THEATRE

  The Wharf Revue have been proudly entertaining audiences by skewering politicians since 2000. This year’s instalment was the troupe’s first without co-founder and musical director, Phil Scott, but the show remained strong and funny. The opening night at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre was a rollicking one with a vaudeville feel that hit some really high notes….

FILM REVIEW: WHITNEY

Whitney may not be the most necessary film but it’s certainly an entertaining one. This documentary comes hot on the heels of Whitney: Can I Be Me, but where this latest offering differs is in its unprecedented access to Whitney Houston’s family and friends. The result is an intimate and bittersweet portrait of her meteoric success and her equally tragic…

BOOK REVIEW: JOYCE MORGAN – MARTIN SHARP – HIS LIFE & TIMES

  If you don’t know the name Martin Sharp it’s still likely you’ll be familiar with his artworks. The Australian artist was responsible for designing the covers of Cream’s two studio albums, was the co-founder and principal cartoonist at Oz magazine and produced famous posters of Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and more. Martin Sharp –…

DVD REVIEW: THE SIMPSONS – THE SEVENTEENTH SEASON

  The Simpsons is one great but frustrating TV show. The animated series about our favourite dysfunctional family and the other characters that inhabit Springfield is now in its 26th series. The DVD releases are a little delayed with season 17 (which aired in 2005) only just being released. In the style of the more…

LIVE REVIEW: DJANGO DJANGO, PALMS & TWINSY @ METRO THEATRE (11.01.2013)

Django Django’s show at The Metro was the largest one they’ve ever performed in Sydney. The Scotland-via-London group keep on going from strength-to-strength having released their critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album and will be headlining the NME Awards Tour in the UK next month. Their second show in Sydney in just six months was a solid…

ALBUM REVIEW: DJANGO DJANGO – SELF-TITLED

Art school has produced such luminaries as John Lennon, Brian Eno, Keith Richards and Pete Townshend. Now we can add Scottish quartet, Django Django to that list. Their debut, eponymous album is such a sparkly fusion of ideas and mind-bending creativity, that it’s fair to say these guys paid attention during a class or two….