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Entertainment

Havana Brown set to rock Summernats

Ambitious: Havana Brown will rock Summernats.

Kate Kingsmill DJ and singer Havana Brown's real name is Angelique Meunier, but "you can call me whatever you're comfortable with," she laughs.

2Cellos play exciting string takes on rock hits

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Kate Kingsmill A version of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal by Croation cellists Stjepan Hauser and Luka Sulic is a YouTube sensation.

On The Road with Jessie Ryan-Allen

Jessie Ryan-Allan will be supporting Myriad Ways at Smiths Alternative on December 19.

Jessie Ryan-Allen will be supporting Myriad Ways at Smiths Alternative on December 19.

Local band profile: PJ Michael

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Canberra musician PJ Michael talks to Fly about his influences and country blues sound.

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Songs from the heart: We recommend you listen to lots of Julia Henning over Christmas to get ready for her January show.

The Deniliquin Ute Muster announces its first artists, Pokey LaFarge returns Down Under and Julia Henning performs live in concert.

Stephanie Jones on being a top-class musician

Stephanie Jones just loves playing.

Arne Sjostedt Winner of the 2014 National Fine Music Network Young Virtuoso Award, Stephanie Jones says being a top-class classical musician is something that takes all her effort to achieve.  

Munro Melano's Blue Veins takes creative risks

Exciting listen: Munro Melano's musical confidence and experience shine through on his latest album, Blue Veins.

Arne Sjostedt Melbourne-based Munro Melano's second EP is a kind of dedication to Michael Jackson.

Dallas Frasca tackles media with full-frontal video

Dallas Frasca.

Sean Palmer Melbourne three-piece rockers Dallas Frasca have stirred up talk about the media's promotion of stereotypical body types.

Joan Armatrading review: Pure entertainment from veteran performer

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CHRIS JOHNSON An adoring crowd sang Joan Armatrading Happy Birthday to You when she came on stage.

Review: Violent Soho deliver a killer performance at ANU

Commanding: There as a strength in what Violent Soho created live and an absolute confidence in its delivery.

Arne Sjostedt The band served up an energetic set and a gigantic sound for the ANU audience.

Safia home to chill out and write more music

Their own way: Harry Sayers (left)  Ben Woolner (centre) and Michael Bell from Safia have developed their own style.

Dan Bigna After experimenting with what works best for them, Safia have come up with the way to blend acoustics with electronic embellishments.

No time is usually the right time

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Sometimes it's great to arrive early to a show and catch the support bands. But how do you work out the best time to turn up if you aren't keen on kicking it while you wait for the band you've gone out to see?

Jep and Dep launch debut album

Duo debut: Jep and Dep are partners in life and on stage.

Kate Kingsmill Jessica Carter and Darren Cross have more in common than just a musical connection.

On The Road with Jackie Marshall

Jackie Marshall

On the Road with  Jackie Marshall, aka The Peppercorn Queen et The Fat Lambs

Win a copy of Running Trax, Summer 2015

Body sculpting soundtrack: This week we have five copies of Ministry of Sound's <i>Running Trax, Summer 2015</i> to be won.

This week we have five copies of Ministry of Sound's Running Trax, Summer 2015 to give away.

Catch the Veronicas at Woden

Don't miss: The Veronicas are coming to Canberra.

Summer is shaping up to be busy on the music scene, with big-name acts coming to Canberra.

Tuned In - La De Da

Images from La De Da's first Birthday.

Arne Sjostedt La De Da will host a myriad of creative types at a celebration of its third birthday on December 5.

Sydney band Castlecomer comes of age

In tune: Sydney band Castlecomer includes four cousins and a friend who have been making music together since childhood.

Kate Kingsmill Part folk, part pop, part rock and a whole lot of fun, Castlecomer like to keep things in the family.

New album rewards Horsnell's crowd-funders

French immersion: Melanie Horsnell's latest album improved the artist's French speaking skills.

Arne Sjostedt A three-month trip to France has improved Melanie Horsnell's French speaking skills and resulted in a new album.

Win one of five copies of new MIS compilation

Chill pill: We have five copies Ministry of Sound's brand new Chillout Sessions XVII up for grabs!

This week Fly has five copies of Ministry of Sound's brand new Chillout Sessions XVII to give away.

On the Road with the Cactus Channel

Bringing back the funk: The Cactus Channel describe their music as a cross between Booker T and the MGs and Goblin.

Hudson Whitlock from The Cactus Channel says Canberra was the driving force behind the band's spiritual rebirth.

Gingerfest dedicates event to Sofer-Schreiber

Line up: Super Best Friends will be performing at the first annual Gingerfest.

Arne Sjostedt Nick Sofer-Schreiber's memory lives on in the music at the first Gingerfest punk rock festival.

Violent Soho hit the road

Victory lap: For Violent Soho, 2014 has been a blur of gold records and sold-out shows.

Peter Krbavac Violent Soho frontman Luke Boerdam is looking forward to performing at local beer barns this summer.

On The Road with Jack Carty

Dreamtime: Jack Carty can imagine himself as a history professor,

What are you listening to on the road? Mostly history podcasts lately. Hardcore History and Revolutions are my favourites.

I know, it's only rock'n'roll but I l like it

True performer: Mick Jagger singing in Sydney.

Isabella Neale Rolling Stones review: No fireworks or fancy lights, the Rolling Stones are all about raw rock'n'roll, writes 15-year-old Isabella Neale.

Little May develop a rockier edge

May day: Indie folk trio Little May are performing at The Front on November 22.

Sean Palmer Sydney indie folk trio Little May are moving away from their acoustic music roots and developing a rockier edge, writes Sean Palmer.

Husky's album influenced by Leonard Cohen

Husky is playing at the Transit Bar, November 17.

Arne Sjostedt Melodic folksters Husky tip a hat to blues, R&B, jazz and Leonard Cohen in their second album.

Opinion & Review

The Very Best of Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet - The Story: The Very Best of Spandau Ballet.

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.

Wilco - What's Your 20

Wilco - What's Your 20.

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.

Tate Sheridan: Offering No 2 from jazz pianist

Tate Sheridan by Tate Sheridan

Geoff Page This eponymous jazz CD is the second from this young Canberra artist in as many months.

Echo of torch song from Jane Tyrell

Ella Hooper's eclectic In Tongues.

A selection of album reviews, including Bryan Ferry, Ella Hooper and Dan Warner.

R&B duo Collarbones release third EP

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Anthony Carew Sydney duo Collarbones' third EP continues to push musical boundaries.

Golden Home less than the sum of its parts

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Jeff Glorfeld The Hired Guns latest offering is less like a complete album and more like a compilation.

Veronicas album the first in seven years

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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.

Review: Pink Floyd's The Endless River

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CRAIG MATHIESON Pink Floyd's Endless River album is an essentially serene and stately tribute to keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008.

Tuned In

Amber Lawrence in store appearance

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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.

Album review: Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways takes a familiar road

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CRAIG MATHIESON A perfectly decent album, but a weirder map would have helped.

Album review: TV on the Radio - Seeds is relaxed and almost fun

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Anthony Carew The epic indie-rockers celebrate love.

Album review: Neil Young - Storytone is almost a classic

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Simon Tatz When it works, it's as good as anything Young has released. But there are patchy numbers.

Chance to get up close and intimate with Sparrow Folk

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Arne Sjostedt National Folk Festival's Ultimate Tent Concert offers an experience not easily forgotten.

Black Vinyl Heart a world-class act from Liam McKahey and the Bodies

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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.

Tuned In with Peter Krbavac: Chaotic Assassins 88 recall Canberra's DIY show days

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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.

Album review: Lanie Lane - Night Shade is a true gem

Soaring: Lanie Lane's Night Shade represents a change in style from her 2011 debut.

Samuel J. Fell An album of intense poise and power.

Album review: Thurston Moore - The Best Day plays it close to the chest

Sea breezes: Thurston Moore's The Best Day features glam-rock references but few personal clues.

Patrick Emery Thurston Moore's post-Sonic Youth journey might be different, but the original signposts remain.

Album review: Johnny Marr - Playland is hooky, glammed up, guitar pop

Elusive: Johnny Marr's Playland features gorgeous guitar but less memorable vocals.

Andrew Watt The album won't add a lot to his legacy but it will provide a few acceptable set-filling songs.

Tuned In with Dan Bigna at Braddon's Chop Shop

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Dan Bigna The newly opened Chop Shop has a busy creative vibe that puts Dan Bigna in mind of another favourite haunt.

Goat's new album Commune is a revelation

Demands attention: Goat's new album Commune.

Simon Tatz This album just might be a modern masterpiece.

Review: Syro by Aphex Twin

Aphex Twin:

Sean Palmer Aphex Twin has created a mind-blowing soundtrack for the modern age.

Review: The Preatures new album Blue Planet Eyes

The Preatures:

Sean Palmer The Preatures' intelligent pop is delivered with suave energy.

Album Review: Andras & Oscar - Cafe Romantica

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

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Fly by night

Scrambled; Three years of La De Da

Scrambled; Three years of La De Da

Violent Soho performed at ANU Bar on December 3

Violent Soho performed at ANU Bar on December 3

Little May Perform at The Front on November 22

Sydney indie folk trio Little May performed for fans in an intimate setting at The Front in Lyneham.

IMB Sunset Cinema Launch

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.

Hilltop Hoods performed at the AIS on October 30. They were supported by DJ Morgs and the Thundamentals.

Ink Flow Tattoo Art and Slick Beats on October 24

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

The Church performed at ANU Bar on October 24

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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