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Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

Nicole and Hugh’s home on the range

Although separated by an ocean and multiple time zones, the Australian Outback bears remarkable resemblance to the American West. Both encompass mesas towering over rocky, dusty deserts shimmering like a mirage under unforgiving sunlight. Whip-snapping cowboys with guns at their side populated both regions, driving herds across rivers and plains on their way to market. Cattle barons exerted inordinate influence over territorial governments and in the brawling towns...
Friday, July 11, 2008

Tonight @ the Turner Hall Ballroom

Endlessly compared to Sarah McLachlan and Vanessa Carlton because, well, she sounds an awful lot like both of those artists, Missy Higgins is a bona fide star in her native Australia, where she’s charted regularly since her next-big-thing emergence five years ago. Her latest album, On A Clear Night, places less...
Monday, June 2, 2008

Diesel and Dust: Legacy Edition (Columbia/Legacy)

Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett has become a politician and serves as a minister in Australia’s cabinet. No one should be surprised, given the calls to political activism in his lyrics. But, as becomes apparent on the reissue of Midnight Oil’s classic of alternative album rock, Diesel and Dust, Garrett’s efforts . . .