Electundra and purpose

Today’s musical styles couldn’t have con­trasted more. The after­noon was upbeat reggae and African rhythms in one room, West Papuan and pacific in another and smells of cooking wafting through. This evening was ser­ious young men (and they were all men), black-rimmed...

Things I would like to go do/see in the near future: The Unquiet World exhib­i­tion @ ACCA (free), on now. Some of the Gypsy films at ACMI (films $13/$10, season passes $60/$48), starts Thursday. The opening of James Geurts’s exhib­i­tion Tidemark at the...

Music and magic

Thursday night I dropped by the Stencil Fest­ival Opening night (and wrote up a story for {ariel flux}). Friday night I dropped down to Café Quince down the road from my new place to listen to Phil Car­roll and Ernie Gruner play tunes from all over...

Don’t miss this gig!

Oh wow. Just got my reg­ular Mul­ti­cul­tural Arts Vic­toria news­letter and saw this: Diafrix & Daara J @ the Arts Centre, Sun 23 Apr, 5pm.  “Rap, reggae, soul & Cuban music will be layered with tra­di­tional rhythms as Hamer Hall explodes in...

Cat Empire: Prince of Wales, 26.02.06

I think the Cat Empire may well be one of the best live bands in Mel­bourne. Every single member of the band is so incred­ibly pro­fi­cient at their instru­ments and the res­ults are so tight and irre­press­ibly dance­able that it’s impossible to catch the vibe of the...