Previews, reviews and interviews
Father Mother Son Ravi Coltrane Quartet at The Basement
by Jack Cameron Stanton
Ravi Coltrane announced a return to conscious reality with a few notes on his sax that soared above the band… a feeling of dreams flying off and re-entering our sense of here and now. And just as quickly disappearing in a way that creates a sudden space for awe.
Gang of Youths Go Farther in Lightness
by Mark Mordue
Go Farther in Lightness is nothing less than one of the great rock ‘n’ roll records of the year. Sometimes conviction is a form of genius all its own.
Lost in Space ‘9 Hours Underground’ at Wilson Parking, Sydney Opera House
by Andrew Frost
In the event of apocalypse, what would this selection of art tell the future about who we were?
It The kids are not alright
by Cameron Williams
The more time you spend with the kids the more you realise 'It' is a good film about friendship and growing up trapped in a mediocre haunted house.
Truth and Beauty London Grammar outgrow the age of anxiety
by Justine Landis-Hanley
“There were some very testing moments … where I was wondering if we could ever get past the creative differences.”
Masks of Freedom Birdfoxmonster at Carriageworks
by Matilda Gould
“As soon as you tell someone that the person has an intellectual disability that’s all they hear and it becomes a one-dimensional understanding of who the person is and what the work is."
Where the Wild Things Are Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks
by Mark Mordue
At Sydney Contemporary art fair the visiting curators are living artworks themselves: suave dynamos, aesthetic eccentrics and corporate reflections of the artists they represent.
Marginalia Shaun Prescott’s ‘The Town’
by Alex Tighe
“The people in the town lived as if they would never die, but they were not heroic or foolish like in books and music. They were only there.”
Finding Another Register Albert Namatjira’s copyright
by Martin Edmond
The campaign to buy back the rights to an artist’s work.
A Sound Which Never Existed Electronic journeys with Albrecht La’Brooy
by Drew Rooke
“We’ve always tried to stay away from a particular sound which already existed...we have always been more interested in creating our own sound that is different and unique.”
Dennis Wilson – Where I Am Is All I Am
by Matthew Thompson
There’s so much expressed in his voice alone: a throaty, lived in, wide open, doomed, great, husky allness.
Unmarked Tracks: August A monthly Australian music column
by Aaron Curran
Unmarked Tracks is a monthly consideration of Australian music that pays particular interest to the sounds of the past that journey into the present, or remain undeservedly confined to the off-road paths.