Sahara Beck on Tour
With its sugary sweet harmonies, rollicking percussion and cacophonous horns reminiscent of vintage rag-time cabaret, Beck states of the show stopping tune “Crack Bang Bang is a Kinks styled ode to every ex-boyfriend there ever was. It's summer! Time to break in a new one...” Rolling Stone Magazine Australia declared of the track “There's a song called "Crack Bang Bang" smack bang (bang) in the middle of Sahara Beck's second album, and it's a ripper. Stretching out beyond the earnest ...
Jack Grace Australian Tour
On Nice To Meet You, Grace holds nothing back, his vocals soar alongside driving beats, electric piano and glitchy deconstructed production. He draws on an eclectic backdrop of electronica, footwork, gospel and post dubstep boldly blending textures, genres and ideas. Speaking about the emotionally charged song, Grace said “This song happened in a moment of self-realisation. There's a heavy dose of sarcasm implied with the title. My early twenties were awkward to say the least. I thought I ...
Santana 2017 Australian Tour
Santana previously toured Australia in 2011, including a one-off show in the Hunter Valley with The Doobie Brothers, returning in 2013 for national shows with The Steve Miller Band. The music legend this time returns to our shores following the release of the wildly anticipated Santana IV record, featuring the original late-1960’s lineup reunited for the first time in 45 years.
The mighty Doobie Brothers will join Santana as Special Guests on the Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and ...
Versailles – Treasures from the Palace Exhibition at NGA
Versailles: Treasures from the Palace will be on show in Canberra from 9 December 2016.
More than 130 paintings, intricate tapestries, gilded furniture items, monumental statues and other objects from the royal gardens, and personal items from Louis XIV to Marie Antoinette, will bring to life the reigns of three Kings, their Queens and mistresses in a fascinating and often tumultuous period of French history.
The exhibition will celebrate the lives, loves and passions of the ...
This Land is Mine | This Land is Me at GoMA
The program considers the philosophy and politics of land ownership and the balance between exploitation, cultivation and sustainability. The program is presented across four interweaving strands – Connection, Transition, Consequence and Revelation. It features powerful stories of the human experience of landscape and reveals some of the distinct ways in which nature has been characterised in art and cinema.
The title of the project is taken from the lyrics to a song by musicians ...
Underworld: Blood Wars Movie Review
The film fan in me loves the Underworld movies whilst the film critic in me says, "Why on earth do you subject yourself to this nonsense?" Yes, it's easy to be critical of this franchise but the truth is I have a soft spot for Vampires and Werewolves combined with action violence, and a somewhat less soft spot for Kate Beckinsale in heels, skin-tight black vinyl and twin fully automatic pistols.
The plot is strictly by the numbers and the horror quotient is probably lower than it's ever ...
Frank Stella – The Kenneth Tyler Print Collection Exhibition at NGA
Stella was born in 1936 in Malden, outer suburban Boston. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history from Princeton University in New Jersey in 1958, then moved to New York. ‘I never really wanted to become an artist. But, I did want to make things’, he confessed in a conversation with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Adam D Weinberg on 7 March 2014, and an interest in contemporary events followed. Like many young artists in immediate postwar America, he was initially smitten ...
House of Mirrors at Brisbane Powerhouse
Since the 19th Century, mirror mazes have been trapping and reflecting participants, challenging those that venture into them, both physically and psychologically, resulting in delight, amazement and sometimes, fear.
The House of Mirrors includes Kaleidoscopic like chambers, voids, doorways and darkened breaks, the purist and most traditional form of a mirrored maze. No added gimmicks, no special effects, no special lighting, no sound track or soundscape. The primary ingredients ...
La La Land Competition
A huge hit with audiences and critics, La La Land is an exhilarating, music-filled romance starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
In modern day Los Angeles, two ambitious artists who fall in love – one a dedicated musician, the other an aspiring actress – chase their dreams and discover the joy and heartbreak of risking it all for your passion.
Daring, enchanting and heartfelt, La La Land re-invents the Hollywood classic for a new age, creating the kind of movie magic that sends ...
Flume 2016 National Tour
Support comes from unstoppable Long Beach MC Vince Staples who features as a special guest on the album for ‘ Smoke & Retribution’ and enigmatic UK producer SOPHIE. Both acts were highlights of the Laneway bill this year Vince with his excellent first album Summertime ’06 in tow, and SOPHIE on the back of his avantgarde electronic debut “Product”.
Flume’s last headline dates in Australia in 2013 included multiple Hordern Pavilion and Festival Hall shows and comple...