Tag: Rory McCartney

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 ...
[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 ...
[Gig Review] Sundown – The Gordon Lightfoot Story @ Braidwood National Theatre, November 15

[Gig Review] Sundown – The Gordon Lightfoot Story @ Braidwood National Theatre, November 15

Review by Rory McCartney Canadian Gordon Lightfoot is a folk/pop legend, with a string of big hits, particularly in the ...
Chicago noise pop three-piece band STAR deliver the electro equivalent of stoner rock with their oft dreamy oft savage new album

Chicago noise pop three-piece band STAR deliver the electro equivalent of stoner rock with their oft dreamy oft savage new album

Review by Rory McCartney Chicago noise pop three-piece band STAR comprises Shannon Roberts (of bands Future Silence and Gun Creeps), ...
YOURS TRULY unleash angsty yet catchy guitar driven power pop with debut LP SELF CARE

YOURS TRULY unleash angsty yet catchy guitar driven power pop with debut LP SELF CARE

Review by Rory McCartney Not to be confused with the Pittsburgh band of the same name, Sydney pop-punkers Yours Truly ...
Third time's the charm: MEGAN WASHINGTON's playful BATFLOWERS doesn't put away childish things

Third time’s the charm: MEGAN WASHINGTON’s playful BATFLOWERS doesn’t put away childish things

Review by Rory McCartney Six years after the release of There There, Megan Washington is back with a third long ...
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