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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.
CHRIS JOHNSON Long before Shannon Noll, the creators of What About Me had Australia captivated by the song in the early 1980s.
Arne Sjostedt Their mother home-schooled brothers Eze and Zech Walters, two parts of trio Woodlock.
The Owls will perform at the Transit Bar, Civic, on October 3 - we discover their pre-gig schedule.
Arne Sjostedt The Tea Party's Jeff Martin says the band's first album in 10 years is "exactly what everyone wants".
Erika Bacon Rapper Allday has built up a huge following in just two-and-a-half years.
Stuart Rudd from The Superjesus shares life on the road.
Alasdair McDonald The album covers honesty in a way that only rappers with their heart stuck stickily to their sleeve can conjure.
Sean Palmer The band's new album has a fuller, beefier sound.
Dan Bigna Tumbleweed's bass guitarist Jay Curley was famous for a fuzzed-out bass that hit all the right spots.
Alasdair McDonald Seeing your all-time favourite band live is quite simply the epitome for die-hard fans, writes Alasdair McDonald.
Alasdair Mcdonald Do you believe in miracles? Those sexy things, Hot Chocolate, are heading your way.
Kate Kingsmill The rumblings of war may reinvigorate the time-honoured protest song.
Thoughts from the highway with the rustic folk duo.
Gus McCubbing Rollicking Melbourne four-piece, Kingswood, have just released their debut album Microscopic Wars.
Peter Krbavac Robert Young was a key member of the shapeshifting Glaswegian band, Primal Scream.
Arne Sjostedt They may not be dropping out of helicopters on their way to their next gig, yet, but things have been going rather well for the GriswoldsZ.
A moment of clarity set Sandi Thom on a musical path.
Sean Palmer Melbourne band The Bennies have been described as making music which is "psychedelic reggae ska doom metal punk rock from hell".
Peter Krbavac Canberran six-piece Hands Like Houses are back on home soil to begin work on a third album.
Arne Sjostedt The rock and blues legend will dig out some of the old singles for his solo tour.
Simon Tatz Recent years have seen the emergence of some half-decent European rock bands.
Sean Palmer This Canadian group from Vancouver have been releasing alternative hip-hop through 10 studio albums for nearly two decades.
Threbo will be alive to Sounds in the Snow on Saturday.
As Derek Ryan takes to the road, Bruce Springsteen is the musical companion.
Talking about playing on stage at the Golden Guitars and holding a business degree in business law and marketing.
Sean Palmer Iva Davies is working to help re-master the whole Icehouse back-catalogue.
Arne Sjostedt With their second album, Land of Pleasure, riding high in the charts, the Sydney group is on the rise writes Arne Sjostedt
Jona Weinhofen plays in a metalcore band, but he does have a soft side.
Cobain moment still raw for Kasra.
Context doesn't mind a bit of fresh spaghetti before heading on stage.
Kate Kingsmill A lot of people are waiting for Miami Horror's second album, and Ben Plant is working day and night to get it done.
Erika Bacon We caught up with Solo (Nick Bryant-Smith) from Horrorshow to talk about the new One Day Crew album.
ON THE ROAD WITH: ARI AND MIA
Arne Sjosdet Beyond any hype, Steve Clisby can sing heart into a tune and let you know all about the personality behind it.
Dan Bigna I have spent too much time privately complaining about how interstate and overseas bands drop Canberra from their touring schedules.
Sean Palmer Baltimore's Future Islands has released an intoxicating album.
CHRIS JOHNSON Canberra outfit the Chris Harland Blues Band have released a very classy album that will make you want to keep your CD player button on repeat.
CHRIS JOHNSON Courtney Love's setlist relived the glory days with Hole, while also dishing out some tasty new tunes writes Chris Johnson.
Arne Sjostedt They do it, and they do it well. Clashing together urban and classical art forms, the Flying Steps breakdance crew make the kind of magic.
Kate Kingsmill Venice Beach has a big musical history - from Jim Morrison and The Doors to the slightly less famous Jonathan Richman.
The singer is whiling away the hours on tour with a thoroughly eclectic mixtape.
Peter Krbavac The Ellis Collective's 2011 debut was some 15 years in the making and the band has maintained that unhurried approach.
Peter Krbavac The guitarist in punk band the Hard-Ons found a new musical palette, playing solo with an acoustic guitar.
Arne Sjostedt The word indie pop gets thrown around reasonably frequently these days and sometimes perhaps a little liberally.
Sean Palmer Although flying solo, Elly Jackson has hung on to the La Roux band name.
Erika Bacon Hilltop Hoods latest album acts as a bridging album from their 2012 release Drinking From The Sun.
Sean Palmer The cool, chilled-out vibe of Tom Busby is infectious.
Arne Sjostedt The sisters took some time out to sniff the roses after 2012, but now their back with a fourth album and a tour to die for.
Erika Bacon Matt Colwell, or 360, talks about his third album, Utopia, and living a "blessed" life.
Erika Bacon The hip hop trio bring their esoteric show to Canberra for the first time.
Arne Sjostedt After two EPs and a long player, 2009's We're Too Young, Andy Bull delivers his latest album.
Peter Krbavac A pub-shaped hole in the music scene has finally been filled.
Luke Little from A Gentlemen's Agreement talks about singing Tribute at the top of his lungs.
Erika Bacon One Day Crew are four of Australia's most revered hip-hop acts combined.
Dan Bigna This superb collection makes it clear that Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash weren't the only ones oozing teen rebellion.
Arne Sjostedt Like swimming in an ocean of glowing light, the Firekites play something that you need to hear.
Sean Palmer The Georgia band's unplugged compositions reveal some pleasant alternatives to their studio compartments.
Dan Bigna This collection does everything a soundtrack should do.
Dan Bigna This isn't the greatest Doors compilation by any means. For starters, it doesn't feature the proper versions of Break on Through and The End.
Dan Bigna When it comes to cold weather I’m a typical local whinger wondering when the misery will end and the sun will shine again.
Alasdair Mcdonald Imagine a world where listening to music is no longer a passive experience, a world that allows you to interact with your favourite songs, add your favourite guitarist to songs on constant radio rotation or mix and manipulate your favourite music like a DJ would.
Kate Kingsmill Tina Arena is the first Australian to receive a knighthood in France. But the pressure and scrutiny she experiences back home still gets claustrophobic at times.
Sean Palmer Tim Hulsman is speaking softly given his 2½-year-old old son is in the next room.As a father, he has a different perspective on life and this in turn impacts on his music.
ON THE ROAD WITH MR YEARLING FROM THE YEARLINGS
Erika Bacon One thing becomes clear very quickly when talking to Joel Ma, and that is that for him, it is all about the human interaction.
Kate Kingsmill How do you blow a brilliant, international pop career to smithereens? Just ask Robin Thicke reports Kate Kingsmill.
Arne Sjostedt Bombs Away is an innocent, rhythmic, light fuelled album that keeps you in its grasp.
Sean Palmer There’s a playful element to the album tinged of course with acerbic wit.
Arne Sjostedt When this album cooks, it really cooks.
Arne Sjostedt Hailing from Western Australia, three-piece Crooked Colours are emerging fast in the indie-electro scene, winning fans and impressing listeners wherever they roam.
Arne Sjostedt Blues/folk guitar legend Jeff Lang likes to do things a little differently.
Dave Graney talks of his blue collar background, musical influences, heroes and current show.
Peter Krbavac Any Australian music fan with a pulse and an internet connection would have found it hard to avoid the minor circus around the Big Day Out's recent cancellation.
Arne Sjostedt The hectic guitar riffs and screeching vocals had me paying attention.
Arne Sjostedt The follow up to the band’s debut album is a mixed bag of tracks.
Arne Sjostedt This cleverly romantic collection of songs keeps you involved.
Erika Bacon Samson Andah, better known by his stage name Miracle will hit Canberra soon, on tour to promote his latest single, Endless Summer, as well as his upcoming album Mainland.
Simon Tatz It's been 15 years since Hole headlined the Big Day Out. Now she's back on the road as a solo performer.
Kate Kingsmill Change and evolution are important aspect of Yeo's approach to music. “I think I’ve found one of my sounds,” he says.
The Sydney comedian on counting his lucky stars he's not doing an economics degree right now.
James Baldwin For music lovers, saying the name Jack White will stir thoughts of blues, funk, rock, or even an alternative genius to Kanye.
Kate Kingsmill Kurt Cobain’s favourite band is back with a new album, and it's hilarious, and very, very cute.
Dan Bigna This compilation features a bunch of little known bands that picked up on darker vibes post-summer of love.
Kate Kingsmill Kate Miller-Heidke's latest record is first independent record since she broke free of her major label contract with Sony.
Sean Palmer Sydney four-piece New Empire are touring the country on a string of dates to celebrate the release of their latest album.
Alison Wonderland talks about her pre-gig preparation of standing in a corner and jumping around by herself to get energised.
Alasdair Mcdonald The use of the falsetto in pop and rock helped launch some musicians to stardom, reports Alasdair Mcdonald.
Erika Bacon Joelistics, otherwise known as Joel Ma is a founding member of Australian hip-hop group TZU.
James Baldwin Fans of Lana Del Ray will not be disappointed by her new album.
Arne Sjostedt This album is a triumph – a triumph of form, a triumph of content and a triumph of delivery.
Erika Bacon Melbourne-based rapper Remi Kolawole is so relaxed, down-to-earth and chilled out that you immediately feel at ease.
Sean Palmer "I'm not Jessica Mauboy for God's sake" laughs Tim Campbell, reflecting on how his debut album.
On the Road with Jules from Mustered Courage
Alasdair Mcdonald It’s been a nerve wracking yet fulfilling year for Taylor Henderson. Since finishing runner up in last year’s X Factor, he’s released a double platinum single.
Sean Palmer Starting as buskers outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, nine-piece band Saskwatch has taken their soul-and-R&B-influenced music to a wider demographic.
Erika Bacon Ministry have done what Ministry do best and created another great house party compilation album.
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Darren Percival at the Southern Cross Club.
Canberra watches Matchbox Twenty perform at the AIS.
The McClymonts perform at the Vikings, Erindale.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony perform at Zierholz at the University of Canberra
Lanie Lane performs at the Street Theatre on September 15.
Indie folkster Julia Stone performs at The Abbey on September 12.
Roots musician Xavier Rudd performs at The Playhouse in Canberra, on September 10.
Sydney singer-songwriter Tim Hart played The Front on September 5.
Hilltop Hoods @ UCU, August 16
Jinja Safari @ ANU Bar, August 15
King O'Malleys, August 4
Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens @ Transit Bar, July 28
Honky Tonks, July 28
Frenzal Rhomb @ The Basement, July 21
Ladyhawke @ ANU Bar, July 20
Social photos from Honky Tonks in Garema Place, Friday July 6
Socials photos from The Arachnids gig at Transit Bar, July 5
Punters dance up a story at Academy in the city, June 29.