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New music from Neneh Cherry, Paul Simon and Total Giovanni

Paul Simon In the Blue Light ★ ★ This ten-track album culminates the closing chapter on singer-songwriter Paul Simon’s amazing career and accomplishments. Taking lesser known songs from his post-Garfunkel days he has re-orchestrated every song adding to the mix West African rhythms/chamber music/Dixieland with more than a dash of smoky jazz elements. At 77, […]

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ show is incredibly impressive

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ show is incredibly impressive

Taylor Swift | Reputation Tour – Perth Optus Stadium | 19th October | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Taylor Swift’s Reputation Australian Stadium Tour opened in Perth last night and fans were treated to the most epic concert production experiences we’ve ever seen. Performing in front of a massive video screen Swift managed to make a show in a […]

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Il Divo – amazing voices, timeless hits, terrible staging

Il Divo – amazing voices, timeless hits, terrible staging

Il Divo – The Timeless Tour | RAC Arena Perth | 15th October | ★ ★ ★ ½  Pop-classical crossover group Il Divo commended their Australian tour with a show at the Perth Arena on Tuesday night. Over the last 15 years Sébastien Izambard, Urs Bühler, David Miller and  Carlos Marín have built up a loyal legion of […]

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Review: Jen Cloher delivers an intimate show at The Aardvark

Review: Jen Cloher delivers an intimate show at The Aardvark

Jen Cloher | The Aardvark |28 Sept 2018| ★ ★ ★ ★  I had initially thought the Aardvark underneath Norfolk hotel in Fremantle was an odd choice for someone as well known as Jen Cloher. In fact, her partner Courtney Barnett recently played to the sold-out crowd at Metropolis Fremantle. The Aardvark is relatively small, recently changing […]

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Samantha Jade brought the best of her love to the Astor

Samantha Jade brought the best of her love to the Astor

Samantha Jade | The Astor Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ½  When the producers of the TV INXS biopic Never Tear Us Apart (2014) were casting for the role of Michael Hutchence’s love interest Kylie Minogue, their first and only casting choice was for Samantha Jade. Not only does she scarily look like her idol […]

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We’ve got our hands on Cher’s ABBA album and here’s our verdict

We’ve got our hands on Cher’s ABBA album and here’s our verdict

Cher | Dancing Queen | Released 24th September 2018 | ★ ★ ★ ★   Cher’s album of ABBA covers doesn’t disappoint, but also doesn’t throw up many surprises. It’s exactly what was promised – the iconic singer delivering 10 ABBA hits with her own distinctive voice. The party album kicks off with Dancing Queen a version that is almost […]

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Review | Courtney Barnett lets her talent shine at Metropolis Fremantle

It had been years since I’d been to Metropolis Fremantle but I was confident its size and layout would work well for Courtney Barnett’s gig on Saturday night. On first seeing Barnett’s stage set-up, I had a wee smirk to myself, so simplistic in its design with a keyboard and drums, a mic stand and […]

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Review | Kaki King was unexpected & exhilarating at the Rosemount Hotel

Review | Kaki King was unexpected & exhilarating at the Rosemount Hotel

I had intentionally not listened to any of her music before I attended American guitarist Kaki King’s The Neck is a Bridge to the Body at The Rosemount Hotel on Sunday night. Usually, I’d give new artists a bit of a listen on Spotify before a gig, but after reading a few reviews, and not […]

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CD Reviews: New sounds to fill your life

Troye Sivan Bloom ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Cutting edge, sweet, and cozy are three words to describe Troye Sivan’s Bloom. Sivan’s life is directly engraved on each lyric and sound, listening to the songs allows you to understand what he has encountered. From the opening track Seventeen the album starts to tell his story, […]

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Katy Perry charms Perth audiences with the first show of her Aussie tour

Katy Perry charms Perth audiences with the first show of her Aussie tour

Katy Perry Witness Tour | Perth Arena | Until 25th July | ★ ★ ★ ★ As the crowds poured into Perth Arena it was immediately clear that Katy Perry has a very distinct audience, aside from a smattering of gay boys throughout the crowd, this audience was primarily made up of two groups; 12 year old […]

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