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Christine Anu shares her love of the music of Aretha Franklin

Christine Anu shares her love of the music of Aretha Franklin

Christine Anu will be returning to Perth to perform Rewind – The Aretha Franklin Songbook for just one night at Freo.Social. The show sees Anu take on many of the songs recorded by Franklin during her long career including Respect, (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Bridge Over Troubled Waters and Today I Sing the Blues. Chatting […]

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Reports: Singer Aretha Franklin is gravely ill

Reports: Singer Aretha Franklin is gravely ill

There are reports that singer Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and her friends and family have rushed to her bedside in Detroit. The singer’s last performance was on 2nd November 2017 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. Her final public performance was at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August last year. The 76 […]

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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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Review | TRIAGE! A Nursing Cabaret

Review | TRIAGE! A Nursing Cabaret

TRIAGE! A Nursing Cabaret | Noodle Palace | Until Feb 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★ I could feel beads of sweat on my back as I was walking into the tent to see the show. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t from the anticipation on the excitement (or fear) that was about to unfold (I neglected […]

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Remembering music producer David Cole

Remembering music producer David Cole

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of music producer David Cole. Alongside producer Robert Clivillés, Cole wrote, produced and remixed a stream of hits for artists including Mariah Carey, Martha Wash, Taylor Dayne, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam and New Kids on the Block. The duo first got […]

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Footage of George Michael recording lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ surfaces

Footage of George Michael recording lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ surfaces

An 80-minute video showing singer George Michael recording his lost album ‘Trojan Souls’ has been posted to YouTube. The behind the scenes video shows George Michael hanging out in the studio working with musicians and backing singers. The start of the film, which was probably filmed in late 1992 or early 1993,  shows Michael arriving […]

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Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ is 38 years old

Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ is 38 years old

Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem I Will Survive is 38 years old today. Originally released on October 23rd 1978 the song about getting through a broken relationship was quickly adopted by the LGBTI community who embraced it’s themes of strength and persistence. The song was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, and recorded by Gloria Gaynor in […]

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CD Reviews: November

CD Reviews: November

The Kooks Listen The tight 11 tracks arranged seamlessly to create the latest album ‘Listen’ by the Kooks are unsurprisingly superb. Sticking to Brit-Rock genre with a ‘don’t fix what’s not broken’ mentality, the band only break away from the mould for ‘Westside’, where the introduction of electro undertones leaves the band sounding strangely like […]

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Playlist: Musical Spelling Bee

Playlist: Musical Spelling Bee

While some argue that pop music is a vacuous cultural institution that produces nothing but tuneless fistpump anthems void of meaning, here at OUTinPerth, we know that’s not the case. Pop music has taught us valuable lessons about everything from sexuality and self confidence to heartache and despair. Perhaps the most beneficial thing pop music […]

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