December 10, 2019

News came last week that Alanis Morissette is marking the 25th anniversary of her decade-defining album, Jagged Little Pill – and her new album - with a tour boasting two other giants of the altern...

December 3, 2019

As Laura Marling’s three-show solo tour of Australia, in March next year, inches closer, it’s a good time to go back, right back, to her first performances in this country.

This review, from August...

November 26, 2019

Actor, writer, director, songwriter and a woman who takes control, Julie Delpy, was always certain this life would end badly. When it didn’t, she was confused: wasn’t she at death’s door?

Along the...

November 19, 2019

Last week, Wind Back Wednesday enjoyed an all too brief soak in the majesty that is Dusty Springfield’s Dusty In Memphis. The splendour that is Dusty can’t be touched. This is known.

But Shelby Lynn...

November 12, 2019

Released 50 years ago, to underwhelming sales and attention, Dusty Springfield’s Dusty In Memphis has come to represent one of the great highs of soul and pop by one of the finest, if tortured, sin...

November 5, 2019

Wait, didn’t she announce her retirement? Back in 2014?

Two more shows this week – in Newcastle and Sydney – to round off the third (or is it fourth?) tour since then, and a documentary opening late...

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