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Review | Mojo Juju transcends genre at Jack Rabbit Slim’s

Review | Mojo Juju transcends genre at Jack Rabbit Slim’s

  Mojo Juju | Jack Rabbit Slim’s | Fri Nov 17 | ★ ★ ★ ★  If you haven’t heard her signature song, Native Tongue, do yourself a favour and go listen to it. Soulful and personal, this song speaks of a journey for identity and a sense of place. It speaks to an indigenous, female strength […]

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New Music: Culture Club, Philip Glass and Georgia Anne Muldrow

Boy George and Culture Club Life ★ ★ ★ ★ “Here we are” Boy George declares on the opening line of the first song on Culture Club’s first album in 19 years, and their sixth since they debuted in 1982. Fans will already know many of the songs from their relentless touring Resting Bitch Face, […]

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Dionne Warwick impresses with her grace and showmanship

Dionne Warwick | Riverside Theatre | 2 November 2018 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Visiting Perth’s well-packed Riverside Theatre for the second time in as many years,  Ms Warwick stepped onto the stage in a glittering black two piece with a shock of silver hair and an air of grace, showmanship and gratitude that stayed with […]

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Review | Donny Benet is all about having fun

Review | Donny Benet is all about having fun

Donny Benet | Rosemount | ★ ★ ★ ½  It would be easy to take Donny Benet at face value. He is, after all, a middle aged balding dude who makes music videos of himself, his gloriously hairy chest bared, dancing next to a dam that stands in for Santorini. But this isn’t some ironic hipster love of bad […]

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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, […]

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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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