Rory McCartney's Top 10 Albums of 2019

Rory McCartney’s Top 10 Albums of 2019

Rory McCartney's is one of BMA's hardest working reviewers - and a bloody nice chap to boot, I'm happy to ...
[Event Review] Rory McCartney's Take on Groovin The Moo, 2019 - Aurora Shines, The Gurg Got Gags

[Event Review] Rory McCartney’s Take on Groovin The Moo, 2019 – Aurora Shines, The Gurg Got Gags

Groovin The Moo Festival @ Epic, Canberra, April 28 (feature pic by Martin Ollman) The Canberra leg of the Groovin ...
REVIEW: Nora, Suli, AVA Martina @ Smith's Alternative

REVIEW: Nora, Suli, AVA Martina @ Smith’s Alternative

Nora, Suli, and AVA Martina gig review - 6 August - by Rory McCartney AVA Martina Accompanying herself on acoustic ...
Metalise May 2021 - Covering news from roughly 33 metal and metal-related things

Metalise May 2021 – Covering news from roughly 33 metal and metal-related things

With Josh Nixon Does it feel a bit weird that music is coming out of hibernation when it starts to ...
PUT EM DOWN demonstrates that CBR longstays Tundrel are back with a renewed vigour, and that old, sheer grunt

PUT EM DOWN demonstrates that CBR longstays Tundrel are back with a renewed vigour, and that old, sheer grunt

Review by Rory McCartney Renowned local band Buff Tundrel, with a pedigree going back to 1995, went through a reformation ...
An outstanding cast and dynamic stagecraft lit up Jersey Boys @ Erindale Theatre (13 March)

An outstanding cast and dynamic stagecraft lit up Jersey Boys @ Erindale Theatre (13 March)

Review by Rory McCartney Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons had a string of huge pop hits from the '60s ...
[Arts Review] Music-Nature-Dance combine to deliver a beautifully staged yet strongly stated message in Symbiosis @ Australian National Botanic Gardens (7 March)

[Arts Review] Music-Nature-Dance combine to deliver a beautifully staged yet strongly stated message in Symbiosis @ Australian National Botanic Gardens (7 March)

Review by Rory McCartney Run as part of this year’s Enlighten Festival, Symbiosis is an environmentally themed performance run by ...
[Gig Review] E-Gads! They're back! With as many instruments as they've had years performing - The Gadflys @ Smith's Alternative, 6 March

[Gig Review] E-Gads! They’re back! With as many instruments as they’ve had years performing – The Gadflys @ Smith’s Alternative, 6 March

Review by Rory McCartney The Gadflys were channeling a bit of the Derelict look, taking the stage in a kaleidoscope ...
[Gig Review] Waves of sound pound Canberra Theatre as Ocean Alley and Seaside celebrate the return of the live show

[Gig Review] Waves of sound pound Canberra Theatre as Ocean Alley and Seaside celebrate the return of the live show

Review by Rory McCartney Four-piece indie band Seaside from Byron Bay reputedly has a dream-pop vibe. However, the PA setup ...
[Gig Review] Have chair, will travel; how the SummerSalt Festival @ Commonwealth Park (Saturday, 27 February) conquered COVID

[Gig Review] Have chair, will travel; how the SummerSalt Festival @ Commonwealth Park (Saturday, 27 February) conquered COVID

Review by Rory McCartney In an unusual - or perhaps, given the times, usual - COVID related requirement, we all ...
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