Month: August 2018

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: Jezebel (1938).

One of Warner studio’s most celebrated actresses in the 1930s was a defiant and feisty young woman named Bette Davis. […]

On my stereo this week: ‘Citysong’ by Luscious Jackson.

Back in the day, in my favourite decade for music – the ‘90s, I stumbled across a curious four-gal band […]

Introducing Echo Del Tusker.

This gritty Melbourne four-piece band takes it cues from fragments of blues, rock, metal R&B and garage rock with the […]

There are no rules when it comes to The Blackheart Orchestra.

Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington, the multi-instrumentalist duo from Manchester, who perform as The Blackheart Orchestra, are a revelation for […]

A selected film-by-film history of Warner Bros. Pictures: 42nd Street (1933).

Samantha Pinter-Thompson wrote a featured article a few years ago on musical theatre. One of the things she said that […]

Guitar Heroes: Neil Young’s ‘Hitchhiker’.

I was first introduced to Neil Young, when he teamed up with Pearl Jam, to perform Rockin’ in the Free World in […]

There will never be anyone like her ever again! Lady Madonna at 60.

Back in school in early ’84 I still had no idea who Madonna was despite the fact that she was […]

Guitar Heroes: Ali Barter’s ‘Community’.

From electronic to folk, pop to blues and indie, Ali Barter is one of the unsung heroes of the Australian […]

Dave Grohl’s huge 23-minute instrumental track ‘Play’ is here and it’s epic!

Last week the only exciting news that grabbed my attention was that legendary Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave […]

Historical Painting: Napoleon in burning Moscow by Albrecht Adam, 1841.

The campaign of Russia in 1812 has often been said to be the beginning of the end for Napoleon. (Two […]