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    Dope Lemon (Enmore Theatre)

    If the first Dope Lemon (Angus Stone) record didn’t lure you back to the “listen in full” album experience, then the freshly released Smooth Big Cat will. Stone’s ...

    August 2, 2019

    The Cure (Opera House)

    Provided all parts were oiled and in working order, how could this gig flop? We already knew The Cure were still a great live act. And the Opera ...

    May 25, 2019

    Kacey Musgraves (Enmore Theatre)

    Who here,” asks Texan country pop star Kacey Musgraves, “has legit seen a huntsman spider?” Every hand in the sold-out theatre shoots up. “In your room?” Musgraves replies to ...

    May 14, 2019

    Odette (Metro Theatre)

    Last Odette got engaged to a fan. Last night Odette totally killed it. Last night the crowd screamed and sung and whistled for her every note, shimmy and ...

    April 8, 2019

    George Ezra (Hordern Pavilion)

    It’s said Nashville country musician Chet Atkins once declared: “Do it again on the next verse and people think you meant it.” It certainly applies to the self-proclaimed ...

    February 26, 2019

    Unsound Festival, Adelaide, 2018

    Six editions in and Adelaide still can’t believe its luck that Unsound Festival landed here. When it began in 2014 as the strange and spiky rock embedded in ...

    February 14, 2019

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    Breadth of field (Dunedin, New Zealand)

    01 Both rail and scenery enthusiasts will delight in the half-day train ride from Dunedin through Taieri Gorge to Pukerangi, and back again. This is no slick, Wi-Fi-enabled affair. Think scones, a locomotive lurch that has you waddling down the aisles, and on-board commentary full of “dad jokes”. But oh, the views. Horse studs, pine forests, ferny thickets and the sheer flinty ...

    August 28, 2019
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    Unhurried in Hatta

    Set in the Al Hajar mountains, not far from Dubai, the quiet town of Hatta won’t be quiet for long Even surrounded by water – which in Dubai, you commonly are – still, you can feel it: the dryness of the Arabian Desert the city is built on and within, second in size only to the Sahara. Not far from the city’s ...

    March 18, 2019
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    ‘I might get my boobs out’: aboard Air Mofo’s bonkers flight to Launceston

    “How was your flight?” will have a new reply in future from the 150 passengers on board Air Mofo’s maiden trip on Friday. “Fine,” they’ll say. “But did I ever tell you about that bonkers flight I took to Tasmania?” When I pass them at Melbourne airport, I assume the young women in matching yellow tees are a boisterous sporting team. Then ...

    January 19, 2019