Category: Reviews

[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 ...
[Review] The Umbilical Brothers battle theft and tech to put on a new show @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 1 February

[Review] The Umbilical Brothers battle theft and tech to put on a new show @ Canberra Theatre Centre, 1 February

Review by Rory McCartney Kitty Flanagan did it in Canberra! Now The Umbilical Brothers are doing it, that is running ...
KLOUDII by name, clear by intent, EP BUT Y THO? brings an adventurous five-song fusion of electro-pop

KLOUDII by name, clear by intent, EP BUT Y THO? brings an adventurous five-song fusion of electro-pop

Review by Vince Leigh Following the release of three singles, Canberra-based musician and producer Kloudii has just dropped an EP ...
Canberran Balladeer DEAN ABBOTT extols communication and connection with album LETTING GO

Canberran Balladeer DEAN ABBOTT extols communication and connection with album LETTING GO

Review by Vince Leigh The new album from singer-songwriter Dean Abbott comes in the wake of a series of singles, ...
Described by LUCY SUGERMAN herself as "one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written" COLOUR BLIND has "hit" written all over it

Described by LUCY SUGERMAN herself as “one of my favourite songs I’ve ever written” COLOUR BLIND has “hit” written all over it

Review by Vince Leigh After the release of i wanna kiss boys cos i’m bored, Lucy Sugerman sold out a ...
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Canberra REP Theatre — Thursday 18 February – Tuesday 6 March 2021

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Canberra REP Theatre — Thursday 18 February – Tuesday 6 March 2021

Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize–winning 1955 play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, is set in the southern Mississippi plantation home ...
[Film review] A Writer’s Odyssey

[Film review] A Writer’s Odyssey

Guan Ning (Jiayin Lei) has increasingly entered another world whenever he closes his eyes, a world from which his daughter ...
Some 200 years combined experience comprises Pennsylvanian THE SLIDEWINDER BLUES BAND, on display with the cheeky OVER THE HUMP

Some 200 years combined experience comprises Pennsylvanian THE SLIDEWINDER BLUES BAND, on display with the cheeky OVER THE HUMP

Review by Vince Leigh Over The Hump is a humorous tale of an ageing body playing host to a younger ...
PLATINUM PARADE march out an impeccably infectious piece of dance-pop with DIG ME

PLATINUM PARADE march out an impeccably infectious piece of dance-pop with DIG ME

Review by Vince Leigh Every now and then an impeccably infectious piece of dance-pop storms the airwaves and becomes the ...
Austrian band SHINE yearn for the past with new track BRING ME BACK THAT FEELING

Austrian band SHINE yearn for the past with new track BRING ME BACK THAT FEELING

Review by Vince Leigh Austrian band Shine has just released their second single Bring Me Back That Feeling. Fronted by ...