FILTHY EMPIRE Heaven’s Basement (Shock) A balls-out honest rocker from a bunch of Brits for whom screeching Slash-style solos and screaming Def Leppard backing vocals aren’t something to hide from your hipster relatives. Rather something to parade around in ripped jeans and cut-off denim jackets
Bryan Adams: The Bare Bones Tour. Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, April 22
They flocked to the open field by the hundreds to praise Allah. In a village in central Java, just a few miles from where Indonesian special forces shot dead an Islamic terrorist linked to the fatal July bombings of two hotels in Jakarta, worshippers raised their hands to the heavens.
A Manhattan audience, looking unseasonably plushy, last week cooed and clapped its way through the revival of a cockeyed operaFour Saints in Three Acts. The author of its words, expatriate Gertrude Stein, is still expatriate in Occupied France
Google on Thursday declared the worst of the recession over and paved the way for a return to heavy spending on expansion as it reported a surprisingly strong 8 per cent jump in net revenues in its latest quarter. The optimism reflected what the company said was an across-the-board recovery in online advertising, with even the struggling financial services sector showing a return to growth