Since joining Fairfax in 1992, Bernard has been an editor and written on education, roads and local politics. These days, he specialises in music and is the senior music writer and reviewer.
Electronica by numbers
Bernard Zuel Canadian Dan Snaith is a university academic-level mathematician, not just the electronic artist formerly known as Manitoba but for a decade now the more appropriately Canadian, Caribou.
Bernard Zuel If there could be further twists in a story that overstayed its welcome within a few hours of its creation, the almost literally last minute announcement by Triple J that Taylor Swift's Shake It Off...
A very Australian return
Bernard Zuel In the six years since we last saw Augie March - and thought we'd not see them again as the hiatus looked more like a split - a few things have changed.
Bernard Zuel With a sound that is part Strokes and part old blues, this New Orleans guitarist is already being talked about as the great rock hope.
Bernard Zuel, Craig Mathieson and John Shand index here no byline
Bernard Zuel Part Strokes, part old blues and already being talked about as the great rock hope, this New Orleans guitarist's star has risen quickly.
To the haters
Bernard Zuel Haters gonna hate online but she's got a tour, maybe some Grammys and a house to call home so what does it matter what is said about her asks the vocal Australian rapper.
Bernard Zuel The actor and comedian reveals a love of Bob Marley, the Beatles and even country music as he releases a new single.
Bernard Zuel The rich and prestigious album prize names the nine candidates for the 10th annual award.
Bernard Zuel Just when you think Sia Furler has gotten weird enough, the Australian singer and songwriter impressively goes just that little bit further.
Sydney stories unfold
Bernard Zuel This city's masterful storyteller gets to the heart of ordinary lives.
Afro funk grooves
Bernard Zuel The music of a synth-funk pioneer from Nigeria proves irresistible at At Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor.
Bernard Zuel Ahmed Gallab may lead a show devoted to William Onyeabor's music but he has never met the Nigerian musical pioneer and doesn't expect to.
Barney Zwartz, Bernard Zuel and John Shand Another Day, Another Time, various artists; Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Maurizio Pollini; Silk And Salt Melodies, Louis Sclavis Quartet; I Love You, Lia Mice.
Bernard Zuel Two country singers took a new path and found their voices.
Bernard Zuel Ten days of beer, buskers and big engine cars soundtracked by country music. It's Tamworth time.
Bernard Zuel Brighton's full strength two-piece blues rock band don't need samples, extra musicians or your approval.
Bernard Zuel More than 20 years after his death, never before heard songs from grunge rock's leading figure to be aired.
Art rock provocateur
Bernard Zuel How the beach not being blond created this inner city musical agitator.
folk crossing borders
Bernard Zuel From classical to Chile and back to England, this was folk with a broad interpretation.