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Culture Club dazzle with sensational songs old and new

Culture Club dazzle with sensational songs old and new

Culture Club, The Human League, Tom Bailey | Perth Arena | 9th December 2017 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Culture Club played their third Perth show in 18 months showing that fans just can’t get enough of the ’80s icons. Their massive show at Perth Arena was opened by The Voice – Australia’s Hoseah Partsch who played a […]

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Disco Inferno takes over Kings Park with the big stars of the seventies

Disco Inferno takes over Kings Park with the big stars of the seventies

A Day of The Green KC & the Sunshine Band, The Village People, Sister Sledge, Marcia Hines The disco magic of the seventies was alive and well at A Day on the Green with an impressive lineup that featured some of decade’s biggest stars. For those who got down to Kings Park early Australia’s own […]

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Looking for some new sounds? Here’s the latest music reviews

Macklemore Gemini ★★★★½ Departing from his usual sounds when working on projects with Ryan Lewis, Macklemore’s latest album ventures into a more contemporary style of hip-hop but potentially an older version of Macklemore. Dealing with personal drama, battles with apathy, ego and the seduction of substances and sex. There is stark contrast to his other […]

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Take That make a triumphant return to Australia

Take That make a triumphant return to Australia

Take That | Perth Arena | 11 November 2017 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  It’s more than 22 years since Take That last played a show in Australia and a lot has changed since then. The band’s last trip to Perth was in 1995. Robbie Williams had quit and they were down to being a foursome. Not […]

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Lucia di Lammermoor is filled with heartbreak and tragedy

Lucia di Lammermoor is filled with heartbreak and tragedy

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR | HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE | UNTIL SAT 4 NOV | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor will always have a special place in my heart, it’s the first opera I ever saw performed live on stage. For years the WA Opera invited me to come and review their shows, and I always politely declined. […]

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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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