Mar
24
2018

THE BOOK OF MORMON

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Sydney Lyric Theatre, March 9 8/10 Had the creators Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone not called this The Book of Mormon, they could have called it Teeth. I remember those teeth when the Mormons came door-knocking in my childhood. They were as spectacularly white as their shirts, and seemed to loom at you […]

Mar
20
2018

Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O’Keefe album

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DANGEROUS SONG BLUE (https://dangeroussong.bandcamp.com/) 8/10 This is different. Usually to be heard playing wind instruments of his own devising, here Linsey Pollak plays the sounds of endangered or extinct aquatic creatures via a digital wind instrument, the sampled sounds now controlled via his breath, lips and fingering. He uses looping to layer some of these […]

Mar
18
2018

THE VAMPIRES

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Lawson Mechanics Institute, March 2 8/10 These Vampires are very much alive. A decade ago they were a little too close for comfort to the vein of Lloyd Swanton’s world-beat band The catholics. Now they are as distinct from them as everyone else, using reimagined rhythms from the Caribbean and Africa on which to set […]