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Sep
16
2017

Monsieur Camembert’s Leonard Cohen Show

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City Recital Hall, August 26 8.5/10 Corralled into a show nearly three hours long, the songs, poetry and musings of Leonard Cohen became less a concert and more a diary of what it means to be human. Gathered like exhibits at our judgement were our lusts, sorrows, joys, betrayals and munificence. Glaringly absent was our […]

Sep
12
2017

Tex, Don & Charlie

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The Factory Theatre, August 22 8/10 “I’m a man in conflict with nature,” intones Tex Perkins in his song of that name, encapsulating in a line the friction that fuels his writing and his singing. In the course of this performance he was also a man in conflict with his guitar, bleeding profusely from a […]

Sep
2
2017

Way Out West

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Sound Lounge, August 12 8/10 This was music as colour: huge splashes and explosive bursts of brightness. The sonic equivalent of Fauvism, if you like. The music of Melbourne’s Way Out West has always been vibrant across its 16 years, but this current version of the band takes that to another level, the combination of […]

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