Category: Music

MOJO JUJU – Native Tongue Tour

MOJO JUJU – Live at JIVE  – Thursday 15th Nov 2018 Review by Gary Clarke                                                                                   5 Stars As we entered Jive Nasty Mars, Mojo Juju’s support act was just winding up his set. Our eyes adjusted and we noticed the unmistakable profile of MJ herself. She was nonchalantly watching Nasty Mars while checking out the …

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MUSIC – DANCE – Patina – OzAsia – Space – 3.5K

Being in a contemplative mood will certainly elevate the effect of Patina and help summon up the appreciation of the conception and performance the work deserves. 3.5K

WAR SUM UP – OZ ASIA – PLAYHOUSE – 4.5K

War Sum Up is an hypnotic palimpsest of music, entrancing vocals and stunning visuals. A woman in modern-day dress enters playing a music box and drifts into beautiful and melancholy singing. Located at the front of the stage she attempts to continue with her life in spite of the dramas unfolding behind her. The theme …

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MUSIC – OZ ASIA – HAVELI – NEXUS – 5K

This is a show that is surely bound for larger stages and I feel very lucky to have experienced it up close in the intimate Nexus venue. Western jazz has long been interested in Indian classical and Carnatic music but Sydney saxophonist Matt Keegan is interested in blending Indian folk music, principally from the Baul …

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THEATRE – Mamma Mia – Festival Theatre – 4K

If you like the music you will much enjoy this production. The ones with the tickets are the winners who take it all. 4K

COMIC’S PORTRAIT OF A SERIOUS ARTIST – Ed Book Fest Spiegeltent – 4.5K

A night to remember; a risky collaboration between so many diverse elements that came off brilliantly. 4.5K

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – MISSION SONGS PROJECT – 4.5K

by Riccardo Barone The Mission Song Project has been performing a collection of Australian folk songs wisely harmonised and arranged by the ensemble accompanied only by a guitar most of the time. Research and ethnomusicology have had a happy result with this performance, as far as the repertoire consists in indigenous music from the 20th …

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ARCHIE ROACH + TIDDAS – Dancing With My Spirit

When Archie and Tiddas perform, it’s like visiting old friends. Sitting around the campfire sharing yarns and singing songs we all know by heart.

CABARET FESTIVAL – JASON KRAVITS – OFF THE TOP! – 4K

Witty, clever and a master of silliness Kravits displays a formidable talent for infectious comic improv cabaret. As we arrived at our Banquet Room tables pen and paper were awaiting our suggestions : words to live by, a place, a thing, an adjective, a short phrase, our last text sent or received. Kravits, transformed into …

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CABARET FESTIVAL – TOM WAITS For No Man – 5K

While I could taste the whiskey and smell cigar smoke I detected just a hint of Brecht in the air. This is making it real. Bravo!!