Category: Features – Archive

September 22, 2013 / Features - Archive

I spoke Ute Lemper, the modern queen – some would say goddess! – of cabaret, on the eve of her 2013 Australian tour… John Shand: How did the Pablo Nerua project come about? Ute Lemper: After having done this Bukowsky project, where I set the Bukowsky poetry to music I…

July 12, 2013 / Features - Archive

You can tell they don’t take themselves too seriously just from the name: The Pinks. It’s a cute sidestep around the dodgy old argument about whether white boys could play the blues. It is also what seven of Australia’s top rock, jazz, blues and country musicians do when they just…

June 23, 2013 / Features - Archive

It’s not exactly what the how-to-interview-musicians handbook recommends, but I’ve just suggested to Barb Jungr that her concerts are better than her albums. Ever so politely, you understand, and I knew that Jungr (pronounced “younger) is too nice to hang up on me. My point was that on disc the…