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CD Reviews: Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie, SZA, Moby & more




Lindsay Buckingham & Christine McVie Self Titled ★ ★ ★ ½ Decades after they first began collaborating in Fleetwood Mac you can still feel the electric chemistry created by the teaming of Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, who together created classic rock hits that resonate soundly even in our contemporary times. The duo’s new album is both reflective […]

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k.d. lang delivers sensational performance

k.d. lang delivers sensational performance




k.d. lang | Ingenue Redux Tour | Riverside Theatre | 24 July | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ k.d. lang is marking the 25th anniversary of the release of her genre breaking album Ingenue. The record has been re-issued with a selection of bonus tracks from her MTV Unplugged appearance, and Lang is touring the world […]

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Be transported to 1920s Paris in WA Opera’s The Merry Widow

Be transported to 1920s Paris in WA Opera’s The Merry Widow




The Merry Widow | His Majesty’s Theatre | Ends July 22 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Presented by WA Opera and commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional Opera companies, we are extremely fortunate in Perth with this new, refreshed production of The Merry Widow debuting in the grand style of […]

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The Milford St Shakers breathe new life into Motown

The Milford St Shakers breathe new life into Motown




The Milford St Shakers: Beyond Motown | The Regal Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★ If you have a pulse and you’ve been alive since before the invention of the Commodore 64 you will likely be familiar with the music of Motown. Performing songs from a playbook of classics originally laid down by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding […]

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Album Reviews: Blondie, Dua Lipa, Aussie electro and more




Closed Circuits: Australian Alternative Electronic Music of the 70’s and 80’s ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ This amazing collection of long forgotten tunes is brilliant. 24 artists, decades ago, who were pushing the boundaries and creating new sounds. The Metronomes kicks things off with A Circuit Like Me, a piece of computer love, The Reels […]

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Faith and Freedom: A one night celebration of George Michael




Beginning with the iconic saxophone solo from Careless Whisper, the Perth Symphony Orchestra and the WAAPA gospel choir recreated a selection of George Michael’s considerable back catalogue at the Astor Theatre. At the beginning of the evening a fairly sedate audience who weren’t afraid to shush some of the rowdier patrons in the audience during […]

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Perth International Jazz Festival weaves together global talent

Perth International Jazz Festival weaves together global talent




The Perth International Jazz Festival is an annual weekend long event that showcases over 40 jazz performers from all corners of the globe. What unites this disparate group of artists seems to be a common thread of the desire to tell stories through the medium of a musical language that to a novices ears can […]

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Review | Björn Again and Village People brought the classics to Crown

Review | Björn Again and Village People brought the classics to Crown




Björn Again and Village People | Crown Theatre | May 21 | ★ ★ ★ ★  Zaccaria Concerts brought the Village People and special guests Björn Again to the Crown Theatre last night; a fun-filled evening with their hits from the 70’s and 80’s, some you remember well, and some you didn’t know you knew all […]

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Petula Clark shares tales from decades of performing




Petula Clark | Perth Concert Hall | Wednesday 17 May | ★ ★ ★ Petula Clark took the stage in Perth this week for an afternoon concert. While the rest of her Australian tour is billed as ‘An Evening With Petula Clark’, Perth audiences were offered an afternoon delight. The odd timing of the show probably […]

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Fresh CDs – The Magnetic Fields, Zara Larsson, ANOHNI and more




50 Song Memoir The Magnetic Fields ★ ★ ★ ★ In 1999 The Magnetic Fields released their epic album 69 Love Songs, now they’ve got another multi-disc album that is equally as impressive. Featuring five discs and one song for each year of songwriter Stephin Merrit’s life. It begins in 1968 and works it’s way through to […]

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