Pharrell Williams – Girl Album Review
Williams is an incredibly busy individual and with all his forays into both music production and fashion, it has taken him over seven years to release solo album number two, Girl. All his recognizable flourishes are intact and there are hooks everywhere (of both music composition and sound effects nature). The most obvious starting point is the Oscar nominated song Happy.
Happy pulls out all the stops with a great handclap hook and background harmonies that help the song float right out ...
Sweet, Sour and Saucy – Theatre at La Boite
The 1950s inspired radio talkback show features songs of yesteryear from Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Eartha Kitt, along with a dose of dodgy relationship advice from these self-appointed “experts on love”.
Barbara and Barry (real life couple Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer) will charm lovers and lonely hearts with their knockout vocals, virtuosic piano playing, witty repartee… and something they call ‘erotic spoons’.
Just in time for the valentine season, audiences ...
Mambo – 30 years of self-indulgence exhibition
Mambo: 30 years of shelf-indulgence presents all the ideas, key elements and oddities that have made it one of Australia's most memorable brands. The exhibition sees NGV Studio housing the largest collection of Mambo works ever assembled, ranging from way back in 1984 to the present day, including original artworks, developmental works (some never seen before) and a retrospective of the most-loved pieces produced during its history.
Mambo: 30 years of shelf-indulgence presents some of ...
Damon Albarn Solo Australian Tour
Everyday Robots, an album which “underlines that Albarn is an artist of originality and depth, a master of melody, and a gifted, inventive musician” (MOJO), features guest appearances from Brian Eno and Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes, and is the first record to be released under his own name.
Joining Albarn onstage is his new live band The Heavy Seas, including guitarist Seye Adelekan, drummer Pauli The PSM, guitarist Jeff Wootton and Mike Smith on keyboards.
Albarn’s eclectic ...
Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival 2014
That’s the inaugural Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) by the numbers, however the figures only tell part of the story.
At the festival’s heart is a celebration of diversity, both in a region that covers one third of the globe, and in the incredible selection of films awaiting your discovery.
BAPFF champions the best of Asia Pacific filmmaking, bringing films and filmmakers to Brisbane to create a unique celebration of the art of cinema.
Award winners? BAPFF will screen ...
Or Forever Hold Your Peace – Theatre at La Boite
Faced with their impending deployment to the Trojan War, a troop of gung-ho soldiers with nothing to lose demand from their leader something unspeakable. Using a sham wedding to the handsome warrior Achilles as bait, Agamemnon lures his daughter to Aulis and sets in motion a chain of events that brings an empire to ruin.
Drawing parallels between Greek tragedy, modern warfare and the state of the local political landscape, Or Forever Hold Your Peace is as physically explosive and ...
TILT Film Festival 2014
This year’s festival includes some of the world’s most renowned and acclaimed sports and adventure filmmakers including the highly anticipated modern follow-up to his father’s Academy Award winning homage to the joy of motorcycles ON ANY SUNDAY – The Next Chapter by Dana Brown (Dust to Glory, Step into Liquid), snowboarder filmmaking icon Jeremy Jones’ HIGHER, Jon Freeman and Dana Nicholson’s CRUSTY DEMONS 20th ANNIVERSARY and fresh from its world premiere as Opening Night ...