THEATRE REVIEW: GLASS ONION @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

The walrus was Paul, Clapton was God and Lennon is Legend. John Waters knows this because he’s had a lot of practice. Playing the tribute show, Lennon: Glass Onion since 1992, he sure knows how to live and breathe John Lennon. Oh, and that’s along with a little help from a friend called, Stewart D’Arrietta. The late John Lennon wrote hundreds of…

FILM REVIEW: LONG STRANGE TRIP

Long Strange Trip is a documentary about the Grateful Dead that feels just like being at one of the band’s concerts. It is a sprawling, swirling psychedelic affair that lives up to its name as it celebrates a band that has notched up over 50 years in the music business as the reigning kings of…

ALBUM REVIEW: DAY RAVIES – TUSSLE

Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” but if he’d met Sydneysiders Day Ravies, he’d know they were giving a subtle nod to the frontman of The Kinks. The quartet’s record Tussle is a consolidation of sounds and a love letter to all the musical greats that preceded them. The 20-somethings are a little young to have so much first-hand…

ALBUM REVIEW: STONEFIELD – SELF-TITLED

Ever since they won Triple J’s Unearthed High in 2010 the four gorgeous Findlay sisters known as Stonefield (and previously Iotah) have had to face their fair share of criticism over their image and being discounted as a “teenage gimmick”. The quartet was surrounded by lots of hype as the band is made up of four sisters who…

EP REVIEW: DAVEY LANE – THE GOOD BORNE OF BAD TYMES

He’s You Am I’s guitarist, so most people would probably bet that Davey Lane’s first solo output would be guitar-based and probably rock. But they’d only be half right. His debut EP, The Good Borne Of Bad Tymes has guitar pop sure, but he’s also added another feather to his cap with vocal effects and spacey keys punctuating these proceedings. Lane…

LIVE REVIEW: FOALS & ALPINE @ ENMORE THEATRE (29.09.2013)

In a short period UK band, Foals have graduating from playing Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory to not one, but two Enmore Theatre shows. If their performance on the second night was anything to go by then it’s easy to see why. The Oxford quintet played a tight, punchy set and filled in every moment with a mix…

ALBUM REVIEW: GARY CLARK JR. – BLAK & BLU

In many ways, Gary Clark Jr. is like Michael Kiwanuka. Both are 20-somethigs with an affinity for the old. They both have smooth, soulful voices. And they produce music that sounds like it’s come from a crisp, new vinyl record. But Clark’s craft differs in that he has been anointed the next Jimi Hendrix. He certainly knows…