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Megan Washington to tour, promises next album will have new musical direction

Megan Washington plans a new musical direction.

Sean Palmer Record artist says her 26 shows on tour will be spontaneous and new material in the pipeline will be less about her.

Blood, Sweat and Tears to rock Canberra Theatre

Blood Sweat and Tears to play at Canberra Theatre, September 2.

Arne Sjostedt Manager Larry Dorr says the hits and the band's great musicianship keep fans returning year after year.

On the Road with Brother Ali

Brother Ali will perform at Transit Bar on September 14.

What are you listening to on the road?

Win tickets to see comedian Troy Kinne perform in Canberra

Comedian Troy Kinne is taking his laughs on the road, and will perform at the CIT Woden.

Comedian Troy Kinne can regularly be seen on Southern Cross Ten's Have You Been Paying Attention, and on his own show on 7Mate, Kinne. Now he's hitting the road to do what started it all - live stand up comedy. 

Canberra experimental music wins APRA award

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens performing at The Kingston Foreshore.

Dan Bigna SoundOut festival director Richard Johnson says the award shows experimental music is slowly starting to be taken seriously alongside other genres.

Christine Anu revisits her roots in album ReStylin' Up 20 Years

Christine Anu will perform on August 28 at Street Theatre.

Arne Sjostedt Christine Anu is feeling reflective. And little wonder. It has been 20 years since her break-out album Stylin' Up launched her into the hearts and minds of a loving Australian public.

The Preatures' Isabella Manfredi kept mum on teen dream

The Preatures

Sean Palmer Italian teacher encouraged "drama queen" to take up music, lead singer says.

On the Road with The Creases

The Creases will support The Preatures at ANU Bar on August 27.

Podcasts and headphone rule when The Creases are on the road.

Comedian Josh Earl has learnt not to take things too seriously

Comics are like outsiders, says Josh Earl

Greg Chamberlain Comedians are like aliens reporting back to earthlings on what they're doing, says Josh Earl.

The highs and lows of Asta

Asta (Asta Binnie) has gone from making winsome alternative pop translated through bedroom recordings to vibrant electronic pop with a vintage R&B bounce.

CRAIG MATHIESON ‘I can’t afford soap this week, but I’ve got a hit song’: How Asta went from small town Tassie to a multinational record label.

Canberra teen in the national spotlight

Genesis Owusu has made the final five in Triple j's Unearthed High.

Scherry Bloul Genesis Owusu's The Day After Valentine's has made Triple j Unearthed High's top five.

Xavier Rudd and the UN shake it off

Xavier Rudd and The United Nations performing at UC Refectory, Bruce on Sunday, September 6.

Arne Sjostedt Xavier Rudd and the United Nations to hit UC Refectory in September.

Canberra bands to check out

Ansah Brothers.

Scherry Bloul Is Canberra a breeding ground for musicians? We tracked down the hottest local acts in town to watch out for.

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Opinion & Review

Five new album reviews

Album reviews: Frank Carter, Mac DeMarco, Gwilym Gold, Lost Ragas and Dornik

Frank Carter

We take new releases from Frank Carter, Mac DeMarco, Gwilym Gold, Lost Ragas and Dornik for a spin.

The Basics: The Age of Entitlement

The Basics - The Age Of Entitlement

BERNARD ZUEL The Basics aim at a lot of targets in this album, but none actually land.

Kamasi Washington: The Epic

Kamasi Washington: The Epic

Sean Rabin Kamasi Washington's The Epic covers the entire spectrum of spiritual soul jazz.

Baecastuff: Mutiny Music

Baecastuff's Mutiny Music.

John Shand Polynesian rhythms and textures, Scottish and Irish snippets, brooding Pitcairn hymns and rap-like pieces based on Norfolk language samples combine on Mutiny Music.

Mitchell Todorov's Klozapin

Intense: The cover art of Klozapin's self-titled album.

Patrick Emery Open your mind and Klozapin 's psychedelic folk will take you on a strange and blissful journey.

Jess Ribeiro, Kill it Yourself

Jess Ribeiro's Kill it Yourself.

Anthony Carew Much of this album is desolate, stripped down; negative space carved out for Jess Ribeiro's sorrowed singing.

High Tension, Bully

Bully, by High Tension.

Kate Hennessy Karina Utomo's blistering vocals amp up High Tension's second album.

The Fitzroy Doom Scene's Facing the Ruin

F--- The Fitzroy Doom Scene's new album, <i>Facing The Ruin</i>.

BERNARD ZUEL You could call this stoner rock, riffs tumble down steep inclines here and then run into solid walls of heaviosity.

Fabian Holland's, A Day Like Tomorrow

Fabian Holland

Warwick McFadyen Fabian Holland is, with Blair Dunlop, one of the leading lights on the British folk scene.

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Live music gigs in Canberra this week

Check out the coolest live gigs in town for the coming week

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Student trivia at The Well

Students gathered for a night of trivia fun at The Well bar and restaurant at The University of Canberra, Bruce. Held on Tuesday, August 25.

R.U.N ACT event at Westside Acton Park draws music lovers

Hip-Hop and R'n'B lovers got together for a day of local music and performances.

Splendour in the Bar 2K15 at Transit Bar

Canberrans who missed the festival got the chance to dance the night away at Transit Bar's annual Splendour in the Bar.

Death Cab For Cutie at ANU Bar

Indie rock lovers flocked to watch Death Cab for Cutie perform at ANU Bar

Alpine at ANU Bar

Indie pop band Alpine performed at the ANU bar as a part of their ‘Foolish’ national tour on July 8. Their live set was supported by Olympia and Pearls.

Mojo Juju at Transit Bar

Mojo Juju Juju thrilled fans with her unique blend of jump/blues/RnB/Soul and Rock'n'Roll

Canberra Comedy Club

Canberra Comedy Club launched at UniPub.

Power and passion

Ballet Revolucion thrilled the audience with their sensual moves from ballet to street dance.

Andy Bull at ANU Bar

Andy Bull performed at ANU Bar on June 12 and was supported by Cub Sport

Ali McGregor at The Street

Ali McGregor wowed audiences with her operatic voice and her fusion of jazz and pop.

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