Cabaret Review: Velvet Rewired at the Sydney Opera House is Studio 54 on steroids

Cabaret Review: Velvet Rewired at the Sydney Opera House is Studio 54 on steroids

Velvet Rewired. Photo: Daniel Boud With a disco soundtrack that had more than one person dancing in the aisles, Velvet Rewired at the Sydney Opera House is an explosion of glitter, glam and classic 70s hits. Lead by the iconic Marcia Hines, the night is filled with aerial feats, acrobatics and vocal talents. The show … Read more

Live Review: The Killers dominate Sydney with two back-to-back shows (19.12.2022)

Live Review: The Killers dominate Sydney with two back-to-back shows (19.12.2022)

On one hand, you’ve got The Killers live at Qudos Bank Arena. Sydney’s go-to venue for stadium concerts was heaving for the Las Vegas band, long overdue for a revisit to our shores and fresh off a whopping 80+ shows as part of their global Imploding The Mirage tour. A tour, mind you, that has … Read more

The memory of Holocaust survivors kept alive through the Sydney Jewish Museum’s new exhibition

The memory of Holocaust survivors kept alive through the Sydney Jewish Museum’s new exhibition

2022 is the thirty-year anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Jewish Museum. The tagline for the museum is ‘Where History Has a Voice’, and this mission statement is perfectly encapsulated within their new exhibition, Reverberations: A future for memory. With the assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), visitors to the exhibition can experience an intimacy … Read more

Live Review: The Wombats stage a Britpop revival at Sydney Opera House (11.12.222)

Live Review: The Wombats stage a Britpop revival at Sydney Opera House (11.12.222)

Over the years, The Wombats really held it down for Britpop at a time when Bloc Party was middling around and Arctic Monkeys were a bit too big for the little guy anymore. The combination of excellent songwriting, earwormy hooks and vibrant, upbeat dance rock really hit home for a lot of people, and songs … Read more

Live Review: Dry Cleaning debut their sardonic post punk in Australia at Manning Bar, Sydney (14.12.22)

Live Review: Dry Cleaning debut their sardonic post punk in Australia at Manning Bar, Sydney (14.12.22)

Live Review: Dry Cleaning debut their sardonic post punk in Australia at Manning Bar, Sydney (14.12.22) – The AU Review Dylan Oxley December 18, 2022 Comments Off on Live Review: Dry Cleaning debut their sardonic post punk in Australia at Manning Bar, Sydney (14.12.22) Is post-Covid a genre? Dry Cleaning are one of … Read more

U2’s Bono on Kiwi roadie tragedy, why band flew with body back to NZ

U2’s Bono on Kiwi roadie tragedy, why band flew with body back to NZ

U2 – performing during the 360 degree Tour at Mt Smart Stadium in 2010 – wrote One Tree Hill to honour Greg Carroll. Photo / Steven McNicholl U2 lead singer Bono has opened up on his deep grief after the tragic death of the band’s Kiwi friend, roadie and “personal manager”. And in his newly … Read more

Theatre Review: The Jungle and the Sea at Belvoir is truly extraordinary theatre

Theatre Review: The Jungle and the Sea at Belvoir is truly extraordinary theatre

Written and directed by S. Shakthidharan and Eamon Flack, The Jungle and the Sea at Belvoir follows a family as they fight to survive during the Sri Lankan Civil War. Spanning fifteen years, we witness the family, Mother Gowrie (Anandavalli), Father Siva (Prakash Belawadi) and their four children, Lakshmi (Emma Harvie), Madhu (Nadie Kammallaweera), Abi … Read more

Photo Gallery: The Black Crowes – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (13.11.22)

Photo Gallery: The Black Crowes – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (13.11.22)

Photo Gallery: The Black Crowes – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (13.11.22) – The AU Review Rock and Roll is back! with The Black Crowes absolutely lighting up a sold-out Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on the 30th Anniversary tour of their 90s album Shake Your Money Maker. Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson turned on their southern … Read more

Hotel Review: The Ven Embassy Row brings comfort and friendship to Dupont Circle, Washington DC

Hotel Review: The Ven Embassy Row brings comfort and friendship to Dupont Circle, Washington DC

At 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW, right by Dupont Circle in Washington D.C., on Embassy Row, you’ll find a newly remodeled hotel that very much wants to be your friend. And, as it turns out – it’ll likely be a mutual feeling. Inspired by a Scandinavian “hygge” design aesthetic that leans towards coziness and minimalism, and … Read more

The best B-sides by Manchester bands

The best B-sides by Manchester bands

4 November 2022, 16:18 | Updated: 4 November 2022, 16:23 Masters of the b-side: New Order, The Stone Roses and The Smiths. Picture: Alamy Stock Photo What are the best b-sides to come out of the rainy city? From The Smiths to Courteeners, New Order to Elbow, we’ve picked our favourites. Radio X has already … Read more