John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

November 21, 2019 / Theatre Reviews

Reginald Theatre, November 2 6/10 Sixteen years after The Underpants of Steve Martin dropped at Belvoir St (soon after premiering in New York), it seems a curious play to revive. It’s a free adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s rather racy – for 1910 – farce, Die Hose, and you can almost…

November 16, 2019 / Features

The last time Lakecia Benjamin was in Sydney her alto saxophone was part of the sound surrounding comedian Craig Robinson. This time she’ll play jazz in an intimate club. That’s a perfect snapshot of a career that could be seen as swinging between rubbing shoulders with mega-stardom and digging deep…

November 12, 2019 / Album Reviews

BETRAYAL OF THE SACRED SUNFLOWER (JT/Planet) 9.5/10 If moonlight made a sound, this might be it. But it would be the sound of a shy moon: one who opts to cloak herself in clouds, rather than wander baldly naked through the skies; whose muted light is dappled by still trees;…