Changing Lanes Festival

        After much wrangling with the local council, Sunday saw the inaugural Changing Lanes Festival in Sydney’s Newtown. With cheap-as-chips tickets selling out in a heartbeat, the event’s debut was… Read More

Plot schmot, Step Up 3D deserves applause

I’ve yet to be at all convinced by 3D. It seems to be there simply to make people ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ as things point at them, without enhancing a story or adding depth.… Read More

Steven Nistor interview

American musician Steven Nistor performed on the breathtaking Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse album. We talk to him about how the album was put together, the legal wrangles that followed and the loss of his… Read More

Getting To Know… model Megan Hostetter

Megan Hostetter is a model from the U.S. of A. who has worked with the likes of Jonathan Leder. Sparing some time before her audition for the new season of America’s Next Top… Read More

A Million Years

With their debut album set for release this month, A Million Years lead-singer Keith Madden talks us through his foolproof rules to surviving a tour: While your run-of-the-mill critic would perhaps explain A Million… Read More

Getting To Know… Colin Delaney

Colin Delaney is a Canadian-born Australian living in Sydney after a spell in Amsterdam. As well as being an international man of mystery, he is also a music critic, blogger and all-round talented… Read More

Toy Story 3 review

It has been a good year for animation. Up took it to a new emotional level with its fable about friendship, love, living-for-the-moment and helping/relying on others. Anyone who didn’t cry in the… Read More

Some photos of swinging Soweto

I arrived in JoBurg yesterday for the Smirnoff Experience South Africa. Today I went to Soweto. Here are some snaps. I found it to be an engaging place filled with people who have very… Read More

Jim Bob and his missing musical mojo

“I don’t know how to deal with new music anymore. I will no doubt change my mind but at the moment I have no desire to make, or rather sell, any new music.”In… Read More

Interview with Fruitbat

London-based musician and Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine legend Les Carter (aka, Fruitbat) is currently in Australia with his band, Abdoujaparov. I grabbed a few words with him about the tour and his… Read More

Laneway Festival 2010

The venue may have changed, but the pleasant vibe that Sydney’s most discerning festival crowd has created in previous years remained, and the SCA provided a pretty backdrop as Portland five-piece Hockey got… Read More

Rain galore at Latitude Festival 2009

I’d prefer not to live up to the stereotype of us Brits always talking about the weather but, okay, let’s start by talking about the weather. I’ve never known anything like what was… Read More