Archive for 'Brag 453 (March 12)'
Bearhug Bill, Dance, Shiner Spunk **** The title of Bearhug’s debut reads like a morning-after’s disjointed recollection of the night before. It’s a hazy reflection of the music itself, which manages to balance youthful abandon with a measure of world-weary sobriety. There’s romance and nostalgia here, but it’s the kind that knows good things don’t [...]
Veteran multidimensional artist, lecturer and art critic Adam Geczy has spent the last six years travelling the world… but not the world Lonely Planet would ever tell you about. His new exhibition, the ironically titled Beautiful Cities, explores what lies beneath the postcard pictures and sunshine smiles that lure us on vacation, revealing the truth [...]
2 One Another Runs until March 31 **** It’s opening night speeches, and the ever-dazzling, white-shirted Rafael Bonachela seems to hover behind his podium, halfway up the grand white staircase that graces the Sydney Theatre foyer. Below, an adoring crowd soaks in every charmingly accented word, as he reveals that before 2 One Another had [...]
The New Electric Ballroom Runs until March 31 *** 1/2 Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s The New Electric Ballroom takes us a few steps away from our day-to-day reality, and promises us glimpses of a fantasy world, of words and worry. In a bleak Irish fishing village, three sisters are cut off from the world, having [...]
The Rum Diary Opens March 15 ** Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Starring Johnny Depp. Written and directed by Bruce Robinson (Withnail and I). With cred like that, The Rum Diary should be gonzo heaven, right? Depp plays Thompson’s alter ego, journalist Paul Kemp. Thirty years old and jaded as hell, Kemp [...]