Vivid festival 2014

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Pet Shop Boys review – tightrope walking between pop and art
Lasers, spiky jackets and a disco ball, but ultimately it's all about the music

Alex Needham

09, Jun, 2014 @1:57 AM

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Vivid Sydney: a festival for the Instagram generation
Stunning or superficial? Vivid festival's sculptures of lights are perfectly designed for the era of capturing, sharing and liking, writes Monica Tan

Monica Tan

06, Jun, 2014 @8:57 AM

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Goodgod Tin Pan Alley review – a star is reborn
The festival takes the musical revues of 1920s New York into a new century with a diverse lineup, including Shogun and Penny Penny. By Dom Alessio

Dom Alessio

02, Jun, 2014 @3:05 AM

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The Heritage Orchestra: the Music of Moroder review – Vivid hits peak disco
A night celebrating the music of dance pioneer Giorgio Moroder was as lavish, dynamic and sexually charged as disco itself

Alex Needham

02, Jun, 2014 @2:44 AM

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James Vincent McMorrow review – a warm sonic blanket

Armed with a dramatic light show and a piercing falsetto, the Irishman deslivers a gig that is sonically and visually compelling, writes Jack Phillips

Jack Phillips

30, May, 2014 @6:40 AM

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Penny Penny: back in currency
A US DJ spent three years trying to track down the South African musician – who had left music for politics. Now Penny Penny's back on the road. By Andrew P Street

Andrew P Street

29, May, 2014 @6:43 AM

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Giorgio Moroder: 10 groundbreaking tunes
The pioneer of electronic disco, who launched Donna Summer, is making his first trip to Australia this weekend, where he’ll be Djing. Here are 10 songs he should play. By Jim Poe

Jim Poe

29, May, 2014 @5:38 AM

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Giorgio Moroder: disco pioneer rides again
He launched Donna Summer’s career and invented electronic disco. Now, at 74, Giorgio Moroder has been feted by Daft Punk and is DJing at Sydney Opera House

Alex Needham

29, May, 2014 @4:18 AM

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Anna Calvi review – a thrilling night of musical drama
Cinematic and tempestuous, it's no wonder that Calvi has rock's elder statesmen queuing up to work with her, writes Chris Martin

Chris Martin

29, May, 2014 @1:59 AM

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Lauryn Hill review – 16 years on, she's still got that thing
Playing songs from her classic debut live, Hill gives the audience a taste of what we've missed in the many years she's been absent, writes Oliver Laughland

Oliver Laughland

28, May, 2014 @3:38 AM

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Phuture: pioneers of acid house
Two young Chicago musicians were messing about with a synthesizer when they hit on a world-changing sound. Now they're back – and being sampled by Kanye West. By Jim Poe

Jim Poe

27, May, 2014 @6:35 AM

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Kate Miller-Heidke review: a baroque talent gaudily displayed
A trained soprano who happens to sing pop music, the Brisbane native put on a spectacular show taking in opera, Talking Heads and an avant garde tiara, writes Alex Needham

Alex Needham

27, May, 2014 @2:55 AM

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