Erika Bacon Acclaimed hip-hop artists are embarking on a national tour showcasing their introspective, moody new direction.
Erika Bacon Briggs' new album Sheplife is his most personal to date.
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.
Guitarist Pat Metheny feels lucky to be able to be focused intensely on music for six hours a day on tour.
Erika Bacon The men from Good Charlotte have a new album out, Greetings From California.
Arne Sjostedt Their mother home-schooled brothers Eze and Zech Walters, two parts of trio Woodlock.
CHRIS JOHNSON Long before Shannon Noll, the creators of What About Me had Australia captivated by the song in the early 1980s.
Stuart Rudd from The Superjesus shares life on the road.
Erika Bacon Rapper Allday has built up a huge following in just two-and-a-half years.
Arne Sjostedt The Tea Party's Jeff Martin says the band's first album in 10 years is "exactly what everyone wants".
The Owls will perform at the Transit Bar, Civic, on October 3 - we discover their pre-gig schedule.
Opinion & Review
Anthony Carew Andras and Oscar have released an evocative new album.
Jeff Glorfled C. W. Stoneking has plugged in and switched on in his first album in the six years.
Anthony Carew Banks betrays her conservative nature by punctuating shadowy moments with rom-com-montage-ready power ballads.
Simon Tatz The Return of the Turntable has many Canberrans looking to start or supplement their vinyl record collections.
Alasdair Mcdonald Interesting months lie ahead for Canberra's fans of music – especially those who prefer the faster variety.
Dan Bigna Properly mastered reissue showcases a master craftsman.
Geoff Page Young musicians with a strong feeling for, and knowledge of, the jazz tradition.
Patrick Emery The Frowning Clouds' sound has grown up in their third album, Legalize Everything.
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.
MICHAEL DWYER Love is a mortal addiction where Rob Snarski comes from.
Rakin Rahman The English indie rockers have ditched the schizophrenic rhythms of their debut album and gone for some more predictable radio-friendly tunes.
Simon Tatz A new line-up, a new album and a change in sound.
Alasdair McDonald Welsh pop wizard remembers an ancestor in song writes Alasdair McDonald.
Arne Sjostedt You get the feeling these are songs close to his heart – at times almost too close.
Alasdair McDonald The latest offering from Adelaide's The Yearlings conjures images of lost cowboys with tales to tell
Simon Tatz Lenny Kravitz's 1989 debut was a classic but subsequent releases have been erratic.
Dan Bigna This explosive performance from 1974 captures a primal rock'n'roll experience in all its glory.
Arne Sjostedt What a satisfying, delicate, textured night of music. Angus and Julia Stone had the Llewellyn Hall audience captivated.
Alasdair McDonald This new twist on a best-of record still offers something new for die-hard fans.
Alasdair McDonald With 80 studio and live tracks on this The Angels collection, it pays homage to front man Doc Neeson.
Simon Tatz John Garcia's solo album is short but a great classic-rock contribution.
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.
Alasdair McDonald Seeing your all-time favourite band live is quite simply the epitome for die-hard fans, writes Alasdair McDonald.
Dan Bigna Tumbleweed's bass guitarist Jay Curley was famous for a fuzzed-out bass that hit all the right spots.
Sean Palmer The band's new album has a fuller, beefier sound.
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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What's on in the nation's capital this week.
Fly by night
Bluejuice performed at ANU Bar on October 18
Griswolds perform at Zierholz @ UC on September 27
Angus and Julia Stone performed at Llewellyn Hall on September 13.
Andy Bull performed at Transit Bar, September 11
Tina Arena performed at Llewellyn Hall on September 6.
360 performed at University of Canberra's Refectory on September 3.
Kate Miller-Heidke was supported by UK singer Ryan Keen.
Coolio, supported by Canberra locals Jimmy Pike and Suarvess.
Joelistics launched his album Blue Volume at Transit Bar on July 19
Semantix launched their EP Cold Plains at Transit Bar, July 4.
Rufus performed at ANU Bar, June 19
Jason Derulo performing at the Royal Theatre.
Scenes from the Justice Crew concert at the AIS on April 23.
Scenes from the Billy Bragg concert at the Canberra Theatre
Birds of Tokyo performed at UC Refectory on February 13.
Ashley Feraude at The Loft. 9th March 2014.
Timomatic thrilled the crowd at the opening ceremony.
Cat Power plays at the Canberra Street Theatre.
Crowds gather to see Jessica Mauboy performing at AIS Arena.
Unknown Landscapes Tour at Smiths Alternative Bookshop.