THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Once’ The Musical

Show: Once Produced by: John Frost and The Melbourne Theatre Company Venue: Princess Theatre, Melbourne There are very few films that successfully manage to encapsulate the raw power and emotional connectivity that music possesses. John Carney’s 2006 low budget romcom Once is one of those films; a critically acclaimed ‘sleeper hit’ that has developed a […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Begin Again’

Film: Begin Again Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Kiera Knightley Directed by: John Carney Using essentially the same set of skills that helped make Once an international success, John Carney has struck gold a second time by blending music and drama in Begin Again. Dan is an aging record label executive that has become disinterested in the […]

REVIEW: Glen Hansard – Rhythm And Repose

Artist: Glen Hansard Album: Rhythm and Repose Genre: Indie, Alt. Country, Singer Songwriter Label: ANTI There is not just one Glen Hansard. Actually, when completely broken down musically, there are three unique versions of the man. For starters, Hansard’s freshman project, The Frames, is a gritty glimpse of Irish folk music mashed with emotional snarls […]

The Swell Season’s “Once” is headed off-Broadway

The Swell Season’s Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova have announced the stage adaptation of 2006 film Once is headed off-Broadway. The musical, which is set to premiere later this year, will have music and lyrics from The Swell Season, but will feature none of the members themselves. Click here for more details.