Archive for 'Brag 393 (December 20)'
JACK JOHNSON, TEGAN & SARA Beers, friends, picnic blankets and chips on a stick on a yawning, sunny Saturday afternoon in the Domain. These have become the hallmarks of Jack Johnson’s outdoor concerts, which have been almost a mainstay in Sydney for around half a decade. Drawn to our shores for the surf, the lifestyle [...]
The King’s Speech Director Tom Hooper solidifies his big-screen cred with this regal crowd-pleaser. By Joshua Blackman At first glance it appears little more than award fodder. With an A-list cast, period setting and archetypal story of a troubled but honest man overcoming his demons, a cynic might dismiss The King’s Speech as nothing more [...]
U2 In Which A Long-time BRAG Contributor Finally Conquers Her Everest By Elmo Keep Who the fuck is Bono, anyway? Is Bono the Pope? Barack Obama? Is Bono J.D. Salinger, or someone else equally famous and dead? Is Bono a hologram and not a real person, but rather a globally projected group hallucination? Is Bono [...]
EL GUINCHO, CATCALL, MEGASTICK FANFARE Blame humidity levels high enough to stifle a water-dwelling creature, the fact that it’s a Friday night, Oprah being in town, or a combination of all of the above, but I feel a fiesta coming on… Which I’m sure has nothing to do with the eager anticipation of Barcelonian maestro [...]
BROADCAST, SEEKAE, PIKELET Pikelet’s arrangements, centring around tasteful keys and Evelyn Morris’ disarmingly disorienting vocals, are the highlight of her set; duelling textural synths bolstered by perspicacious but placid percussion, and even a wry smattering of eastern-tinged clarinet. But unfortunately, there’s something mutedly business-like about how Morris & Co. go about their business tonight. This [...]