CHRIS JOHNSON Punk has merged with folk music many times throughout our musical history and offered the world some very cool and interesting sounds.
Arne Sjostedt If you thought Thredbo was only for skiing, think again.
Arne Sjostedt The Black Sea Gentlemen are one of Canberra's finest exports.
Kate Kingsmill There was a time, in the mid-90s when you could not turn on Triple J without hearing The Tea Party.
Harry Coulson says he got into music because he was so bad at sport.
This week we have one double pass to be won to see Super Best Friends.
Germany's premier post-metal act, The Ocean are returning to Australia in April 2015.
Groovin the Moo is offering one lucky reader a chance to Shoot the Moo with Charli xcx.
Opinion & Review
Dan Bigna The demise of outlets such as Electric Shadows and Smith's Alternative reflects the sad state of Canberra's non-mainstream arts.
Geoff Page Most members of this well-known Melbourne jazz quintet have been playing together for a couple of decades.
Arne Sjostedt A view into the many facets of the Australian pianist and composer.
MICHAEL DWYER Uniquely Australian songs of land and legend.
Andrew Drever De Crecy serves up funky disco-house jams.
Arne Sjostedt I've long been interested in the now predictable, polite routine of the encore. The moment where a band leaves the stage, crying out good night to the audience, knowing full well they will be back shortly.
Anthony Carew Father John Misty: I LOVE YOU HONEYBEAR (Sub Pop/Inertia) 4 stars
MICHAEL DWYER Bob Dylan SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT (Columbia) Three and half stars
Anthony Carew Ibeyi IBEYI (XL/Remote Control) ★★★½
Dan Bigna Sets by living, breathing member of The Ramones and support band The Hard-Ons revisit Canberra's punk past.
Martin Boulton Pond have delved deeply over seven years into psychedelic sounds from another time.
Anthony Carew Stuart Murdoch's hope Belle & Sebastian's ninth LP would sound like an era-spanning Eurovision sampler is realised.
CRAIG MATHIESON Panda Bear's latest offering features shape-shifting rhythms and oscillating textures.
CHRIS JOHNSON Australia's king of jungle blues and cool hokum rhythms C.W. Stoneking delighted a full house at Canberra's Street Theatre.
Conor Flannery Expect to hear more from Melbourne's punk poets The Smith Street Band for years to come.
Anthony Carew Singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt's odd warble will stir romantic hearts with a new album preserving the spartan intimacy of her first outing.
Andrew Drever The third album from Kitty, Daisy & Lewis is a more polished affair featuring lush strings.
MICHAEL DWYER Bjork charts a doomed relationship cycle in a nakedly personal pitch.
She's a burlesque dancer by accident and an actress by design. She's Virginia Fizz.
Arne Sjostedt Hot act: Chet Faker's February 11 show at the Royal Theatre, Canberra, reviewed by Arne Sjostedt.
Dan Bigna The Necks create a hypnotic wash of sound.
CRAIG MATHIESON Run The Jewels was one of the best-reviewed albums to come out in America last year.
Andrew Drever Featured artists on the British DJ-producer's new LP include Stevie Wonder, Andrew Wyatt and Bruno Mars.
CRAIG MATHIESON If you stopped paying attention to Manson's shock tactics years ago, here is where you might at least give him a cursory listen.
Dan Bigna There are some good live music venues around town but each year I find myself wondering whether a Canberra date will be included whenever a tour is announced.
The Monotremes' sound is classically inspired, multi-genre with cartoon tendencies, frontman Adam Cook says.
Arne Sjostedt It's time to take a breather from of the end-of-year rush to appreciate some top musical moments.
Erika Bacon The Thredbo Blues Festival is a weekend of bliss.
Geoff Page This eponymous jazz CD is the second from this young Canberra artist in as many months.
CRAIG MATHIESON The Story: The Very Best of Spandau Ballet features 19 tracks from the reformed and seemingly revitalised British new wave band turned soul boys.
CRAIG MATHIESON The best American band of the last 20 years, the rise of Wilco and the ambitions of frontman Jeff Tweedy are traversed by 38 songs which move from alt-country and Beatlesque pop to electronic melancholy and Krautrock repetition.
A selection of album reviews, including Bryan Ferry, Ella Hooper and Dan Warner.
Anthony Carew Sydney duo Collarbones' third EP continues to push musical boundaries.
Jeff Glorfeld The Hired Guns latest offering is less like a complete album and more like a compilation.
CRAIG MATHIESON With a hit ballad in You Ruin Me to mark their chart comeback, pop twins Jessica and Lisa Origliasso continue their eclectic ways.
Arne Sjostedt La De Da will host a myriad of creative types at a celebration of its third birthday on December 5.
CRAIG MATHIESON Pink Floyd's Endless River album is an essentially serene and stately tribute to keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008.
Dan Bigna Amber Lawrence's new album is aligned with successful crossover artists she admires such as LeAnn Rimes and Taylor Swift who have both embraced the sweetness and light of pop music.
CRAIG MATHIESON A perfectly decent album, but a weirder map would have helped.
Anthony Carew The epic indie-rockers celebrate love.
Simon Tatz When it works, it's as good as anything Young has released. But there are patchy numbers.
Arne Sjostedt National Folk Festival's Ultimate Tent Concert offers an experience not easily forgotten.
CHRIS JOHNSON Canberra is home to some incredible bands and sitting right at the top of that list is the world-class Liam McKahey and the Bodies.
Peter Krbavac Last Friday night, local two-piece Assassins 88 piled into the corner of a sharehouse living room for the first time in years.
Samuel J. Fell An album of intense poise and power.
Patrick Emery Thurston Moore's post-Sonic Youth journey might be different, but the original signposts remain.
Andrew Watt The album won't add a lot to his legacy but it will provide a few acceptable set-filling songs.
Dan Bigna The newly opened Chop Shop has a busy creative vibe that puts Dan Bigna in mind of another favourite haunt.
Brass Knuckle Brass Band finally went and made an album, which is a top excuse for a party.
Fly by night
Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival was held at Thredbo on March 21.
Cold Chisel performed to a sold-out crowd at the Royal Theatre on February 26
Soul singer Shameem performed at The Basement on February 20
The National Folk Festival was officially launched by ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the National Library of Australia.
Chet Faker performed to a sold-out at The Royal Theatre, February 11.
Comedian Eddie Izzard performed to a full-house on February 7 at Llewellyn Hall.
Passenger performed a sold out crowd at Canberra Theatre on January 24
Thredbo Blues Festival brought together some of Australia's finest blues artists performed over the weekend, held in the clear and crisp mountain air of Thredbo Alpine Village.
Scrambled; Three years of La De Da
Violent Soho performed at ANU Bar on December 3
Sydney indie folk trio Little May performed for fans in an intimate setting at The Front in Lyneham.
The IMB Sunset Cinema was Launched on November 14. Guests enjoyed a performance by local band Slow Turismo and watched the flick What We Do in the Shadows.
Hilltop Hoods performed at the AIS on October 30. They were supported by DJ Morgs and the Thundamentals.
The Chop Shop in Braddon was host to the event Ink Flow Tattoo Art and Slick Beats.
The Church performed at ANU Bar on October 24
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.