Category: Concert Reviews

July 8, 2021 / Concert Reviews

Blue Mountains Theatre, June 13 6/10 This was a curious aesthetic choice. Where Ed Kuepper has often disguised his voice’s relatively narrow range by colouring it in different instrumental ways, here the default context was loud. As in LOUD. The extreme volume from his distortion-tortured electric guitar smothered his singing…

July 18, 2020 / Concert Reviews

 Jazz: NOW Wired, June 20 7.5/10 They’re not patterns so much as shadows, like an image that’s been painted over. Humans being hardwired to make connections, the links and evolutions hiding in the juxtaposition of new material with archival footage in the fortnightly Jazz: NOW Wired concert streams are almost…

June 8, 2020 / Concert Reviews

Johnston St Jazz, May 7 9/10 In a brief interview at this concert’s conclusion, the bewilderingly versatile percussionist Jess Ciampa said that in the year prior to the lockdown he suspected he’d only had one day off. In the seven weeks since, by contrast, this was his first interaction with…