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Hilltop Hoods take new album Walking Under the Stars on nationwide tour

Hilltop Hoods are back from the US.

Erika Bacon Acclaimed hip-hop artists are embarking on a national tour showcasing their introspective, moody new direction.

Briggs' Sheplife inspired by Shepparton's 'stagnant growth'

Briggs promo for album Sheplife

Erika Bacon Briggs' new album Sheplife is his most personal to date.

The Living End: The buzzes just keep coming

Living End recalls the early moments of success.

Kicking back in his Los Angeles pad, Chris Cheney recalls when, still a high school student, he first felt that buzz of success and other similar buzzes he and The Living End have had along the way.

On the road ... with Pat Metheny

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Guitarist Pat Metheny feels lucky to be able to be focused intensely on music for six hours a day on tour.

The Madden Brothers release new album Greetings from California

Vision: Greetings from California was created as an entirely new project for the brothers.

Erika Bacon The men from Good Charlotte have a new album out, Greetings From California.

Woodlock seasoned by busking around Melbourne

Woodlock bring their unconventional show to Smiths.

Arne Sjostedt Their mother home-schooled brothers Eze and Zech Walters, two parts of trio Woodlock.

Moving Pictures original lineup reunites to play Canberra

Sheer emotion: Aussie rock-band Moving Pictures are back on the road for a reunion tour.

CHRIS JOHNSON Long before Shannon Noll, the creators of What About Me had Australia captivated by the song in the early 1980s.

On The Road with Superjesus

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Stuart Rudd from The Superjesus shares life on the road.

Where did Allday come from?

Allday has quickly climbed the popularity ladder.

Erika Bacon Rapper Allday has built up a huge following in just two-and-a-half years.

The Tea Party rocking back with new album

The Tea Party: They say they're upbeat.

Arne Sjostedt The Tea Party's Jeff Martin says the band's first album in 10 years is "exactly what everyone wants".

On The Road with The Owls

Safety first: The Owls would tell their grandchildren to be careful on the hover board.

The Owls will perform at the Transit Bar, Civic, on October 3 - we discover their pre-gig schedule.

Opinion & Review

Album Review: Andras & Oscar - Cafe Romantica

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Anthony Carew Andras and Oscar have released an evocative new album.

Album Review: C. W. Stoneking - Gon' Boongaloo

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Jeff Glorfled C. W. Stoneking has plugged in and switched on in his first album in the six years.

Album review: Goddess, by Banks

Fly album review: Banks - goddess

Anthony Carew Banks betrays her conservative nature by punctuating shadowy moments with rom-com-montage-ready power ballads.

Tuned In: Simon Tatz' good guide to LP hunting

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Simon Tatz The Return of the Turntable has many Canberrans looking to start or supplement their vinyl record collections. 

Legendary punk band Prong play Canberra

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Alasdair Mcdonald Interesting months lie ahead for Canberra's fans of music – especially those who prefer the faster variety.

Album review: Jimi Hendrix - The Cry of Love is a first-rate reissue

Jimi Hendrix's The Cry of Love: A distinct object that illuminates the brush strokes of a genius.

Dan Bigna Properly mastered reissue showcases a master craftsman.

Album review: Calum Builder & Tate Sheridan - In Hiding is an impressive jazz debut

Impressive: Calum Builder & Tate Sheridan - In Hiding.

Geoff Page Young musicians with a strong feeling for, and knowledge of, the jazz tradition.

Review: The Frowning Clouds' new album Legalize Everything

Sonic shift: The Frowning Clouds' third album

Patrick Emery The Frowning Clouds' sound has grown up in their third album, Legalize Everything.

Tuned-in

Independent record store a favourite long player

The iconic Landspeed Records.

Dan Bigna Landspeed Records has turned 20 this year, a significant achievement when you consider that independent record stores worldwide have been on the decline for some time.

Album review: Rob Snarski - Wounded Bird

Fly album review: Rob Snarski - Wounded Bird

MICHAEL DWYER Love is a mortal addiction where Rob Snarski comes from.

Album review: Alt J - This Is All Yours

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Rakin Rahman The English indie rockers have ditched the schizophrenic rhythms of their debut album and gone for some more predictable radio-friendly tunes.

Interpol - El Pintor

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Simon Tatz A new line-up, a new album and a change in sound.

Gruff Rhys - American Interior

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Alasdair McDonald Welsh pop wizard remembers an ancestor in song writes Alasdair McDonald.

Fred Smith - Home

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Arne Sjostedt You get the feeling these are songs close to his heart – at times almost too close.

The Yearlings - All the Wandering

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Alasdair McDonald The latest offering from Adelaide's The Yearlings conjures images of lost cowboys with tales to tell

Lenny Kravitz - Strut

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Simon Tatz Lenny Kravitz's 1989 debut was a classic but subsequent releases have been erratic.

Queen - Live at the Rainbow '74

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Dan Bigna This explosive performance from 1974 captures a primal rock'n'roll experience in all its glory.

In Review: Angus and Julia Stone

Immaculate storytellers: Angus and Julia Stone.

Arne Sjostedt What a satisfying, delicate, textured night of music. Angus and Julia Stone had the Llewellyn Hall audience captivated.

Corb Lund's reinterpretation album Counterfeit Blues reviewed

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Alasdair McDonald This new twist on a best-of record still offers something new for die-hard fans.

The Angels - 40 Years Of Rock Volumes 1 and 2

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Alasdair McDonald With 80 studio and live tracks on this The Angels collection, it pays homage to front man Doc Neeson.

John Garcia self-titled album review

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Simon Tatz John Garcia's solo album is short but a great classic-rock contribution.

Unsettling Bob Dylan Royal Theatre performance on safe ground with fans

Dan Bigna But who am I to complain? I knew full well when forking out for the ticket that the show was only ever going to be good rather than great.

Tuned In

The ultimate live gig experience

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Alasdair McDonald Seeing your all-time favourite band live is quite simply the epitome for die-hard fans, writes Alasdair McDonald.

My tribute to Tumbleweed bass guitarist Jay Curley

Everyday  cool: Tumbleweed bassist Jay Curley, who passed away aged 42.

Dan Bigna Tumbleweed's bass guitarist Jay Curley was famous for a fuzzed-out bass that hit all the right spots.

Spoon - They Want My Soul

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Sean Palmer The band's new album has a fuller, beefier sound.

360: Utopia review

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Alasdair McDonald The album covers honesty in a way that only rappers with their heart stuck stickily to their sleeve can conjure.

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Live gigs in Canberra this week

What's on in the nation's capital this week.

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Bluejuice performed at ANU Bar on October 18

Bluejuice performed at ANU Bar on October 18

Griswolds perform at Zierholz @ UC on September 27

Griswolds perform at Zierholz @ UC on September 27

Angus and Julia Stone performed at Llewellyn Hall on September 13.

Angus and Julia Stone performed at Llewellyn Hall on September 13.

Andy Bull performed at Transit Bar, September 11

Andy Bull performed at Transit Bar, September 11

Tina Arena at Llewellyn Hall

Tina Arena performed at Llewellyn Hall on September 6.

360 performed at the UC Refectory. September 3.

360 performed at University of Canberra's Refectory on September 3.

Kate Miller-Heidke at The Canberra Theatre

Kate Miller-Heidke was supported by UK singer Ryan Keen.

Coolio at Transit Bar

Coolio, supported by Canberra locals Jimmy Pike and Suarvess.

Joelistics Album Launch

Joelistics launched his album Blue Volume at Transit Bar on July 19

Semantix EP Launch

Semantix launched their EP Cold Plains at Transit Bar, July 4.

Rufus at ANU Bar

Rufus performed at ANU Bar, June 19

Jason Derulo, May 29

Jason Derulo performing at the Royal Theatre.

Justice Crew at AIS, April 23

Scenes from the Justice Crew concert at the AIS on April 23.

The Billy Bragg concert

Scenes from the Billy Bragg concert at the Canberra Theatre

Birds of Tokyo

Birds of Tokyo performed at UC Refectory on February 13.

Ashley Feraude at The Loft

Ashley Feraude at The Loft. 9th March 2014.

Timomatic at the Multicultural Festival

Timomatic thrilled the crowd at the opening ceremony.

Cat Power

Cat Power plays at the Canberra Street Theatre.

Jessica Mauboy, January 18

Crowds gather to see Jessica Mauboy performing at AIS Arena.

Unknown Landscapes Tour

Unknown Landscapes Tour at Smiths Alternative Bookshop.


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