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2012 Round-Up: Best of Brisbane Arts

Best of Brisbane Arts 2012: Arts Ed’s Pick Coming up with our annual best-of lists at Rave Magazine was always a challenge. How do we condense an entire year’s worth of artistic and/or musical output into a brief list? How do we justify what stood out above the rest? It’s Christmas and we are drunk; … Continue reading

REVIEW: Silver Sircus

Silver Sircus (album launch) + Michael Ross + Kristy Apps & The Shotgun Shirleys Old Museum, Saturday October 13 Kristy Apps & The Shotgun Shirleys are gorgeousness, with the band weaving a beautiful tapestry of guitars, mandolin and fiddle beneath Apps’ immense voice. Traipsing between foot-stomping, but not-quite-hoe-down numbers and heartfelt balladry, the quartet keep a … Continue reading

REVIEW: Geppetto

KRISSI WEISS is awed by Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach’s “dramaturgical” cabaret fairy tale otherwise known as GEPPETTO. Judith Wright Centre, Friday October 5 Heading into the Judith Wright Centre, this evening reminds me I’m getting just that little bit older. The appeal of comfortable seating in a theatre where the sound is sure to be crisp … Continue reading

CABARET REVIEW: We Love You! (As Much As Everybody Else Does)

SUZANNAH BENTLEY has an otherworldly experience at GHOSTBOY’s absurdist neo-cabaret comedy collaboration with cross-dressing instrumentalist SIR LADY GRANTHAM. David ‘Ghostboy’ Stavanger appears from a trapdoor in the floor. He carries a banana that he breaks in half and slams down on the table in front of me. Apparently it contains potassium and I should try … Continue reading


Making a Splash ZENOBIA FROST reviews Brisbane Festival’s LA SOIRÉE. After the glimmering, otherworldly delights of the Lantern Walk, I notice immediately that this year’s Spiegeltent is different. As the tent is an annual highlight, it felt like coming home only to find that someone has redecorated. Gone is the dark-wooded Bavarian beer house, and in its … Continue reading

CABARET PREVIEW: Ghostboy — We Love You!

We Love You! (As Much As Everybody Else Does) THE HOLY GHOSTBOY and his collaborator, soundwizard SIR LADY GRANTHAM, cannibalise Under the Radar with their “one beast, one bitch” neo-cabaret comedy at Metro Arts this September. Limiting himself to a few choice ingredients, Ghostboy sets the record straight for ZENOBIA FROST on his relationship with … Continue reading

REVIEW: Dangling My Tootsies

Weird Jazz and Weimar Punk  Review by ZENOBIA FROST Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, July 11–14 A “real punk”, Agnes Bernelle (1923–1999) is a hero of the Weimar Republic cabaret era: translator, performer, and WWII spy. She grew up in the company of Weimar poets (Berthold Brecht, Joachim Ringelnatz, Klablund and Aunt Tilly — Frank Wedekind’s … Continue reading

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