John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

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…

September 17, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Surely no woman in cinema history has required so much rescuing as Princess Pari Banu? The poor girl is kidnapped, lusted after and breathed heavily upon by every demon, monster and sorcerer between China and darkest Africa. Luckily for her she has an A-grade support team in Prince Achmed, Aladdin…

September 16, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Night Walkin’ (Planet Company) Dave Brewer plays guitar with rare flair, taste and finesse. His soloing, especially on a slow blues, used to light up Sydney’s music scene. He moved to Perth some years ago, but still graces his old fans with the odd visit, and meanwhile we can enjoy…