MICHAEL DWYER 1:55pm "Erratic, crazy and unpredictable" are among the carefully chosen words Stuart Coupe uses to describe the subject of his new biography, Gudinski: the Godfather of Australian Rock 'n' Roll.
MICHAEL DWYER 2:13pm Esteemed American blues-boogie outfit Canned Heat is among the international guests to play the 2015 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues.
MICHAEL DWYER 2:58pm The Greek-Australian Xylouris dynasty is the remarkable subject of a new documentary, A Family Affair, screening at ACMI from July 16 to 28.
BERNARD ZUEL 1:29pm Festival headlining, chart-topping English band Florence + The Machine will play a secret show in Sydney during their brief Australian tour this month.
Soundtrack album reviews: Jaws, ET, Good Will Hunting, The Big Lebowski, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Little Shop Of Horrors
BERNARD ZUEL 12:15am From Jaws to Good Will Hunting, the music that lingered after the screen went black is back.
PHILIPPA HAWKER 12:15am David Bowie's appeal spans generations, and there's tangible proof of this in Julie Simpson's family.
BERNARD ZUEL 11:52am There's changes afoot in Nashville, the Northern Territory ... and Melbourne
11:45pm The Shortlist album reviews: Jim Keays, Miguel, Fraser A. Gorman, Rob Snarski, Rose Carleo
CRAIG MATHIESON 11:45pm The players are not as young, the music not as fast and loud, but Blur has matured as a band, writes Craig Mathieson.
CRAIG MATHIESON 11:45pm Gab Strum, the Melbourne electronic producer who records and performs as Japanese Wallpaper, is about to go on his first national tour.
BERNARD ZUEL 11:45pm Nothing fazes this laid-back R&B singer from Brisbane.
11:45pm From Australian icons the Church to rising star Japanese Wallpaper, we have your week in music covered.
CHRIS JOHNSTON 11:45pm Two musicians from Indiana recorded this piece of moody modern Americana that's soothing and mildly psychedelic.
Mary Mihelakos 11:45pm Sticky Carpet: Concert for legendary Daddy Cool guitarist Ross Hannaford, NAIDOC Week, CW Stoneking, the Stress of Leisure and more.
11:45pm Head along to The Casanovas, Youth Group, Pale Heads and more this weekend.
11:30pm Local: Two-time ARIA winner Megan Washington has extended her Tangents Tour to include a Canberra date. She will be performing at The Front in Lyneham on September 1. The tour will see Megan perform exclusivley intimate and stripped back sets for her fans for the very first time.
Patrick Emery 11:00pm In the late 1960s, psychedelia crossed the border into the vast American rural landscape, trading acid-drenched rhythm and blues for peyote-spiked country rock.
Martin Boulton 11:00pm The seeds of songwriter Ben Salter's album The Stars my Destination, were sown with EPs, countless solo shows, group performances with the Gin Club, the Wilson Pickers and others.
Anthony Carew 11:00pm Active Child
Rihanna goes gangsta
PETER VINCENT Rihanna's new video clip is making waves and why wouldn't it: it features the Bajan-American pop star acting out a technicoloured, blood-spattered gangsta kidnapping fantasy of a rich white woman amid a haze of ganja smoke.
Rihanna has become the first person to sell more than 100 million digital singles in the US.
"I wasn't happy"
Ebony Bowden Disgraced crooner Robin Thicke has opened up about the Blurred Lines court case, saying he only used late singer Marvin Gaye for inspiration despite being found guilty of copying his 1977 hit Got to Give it Up,
Iggy blows up
PETER VINCENT Oh Iggy, oh no. You and twitter were getting on so well - when you took a break from it.
PETER VINCENT Sydney 'deathcore' band Thy Art Is Murder has dropped a brutally violent music video for its song Holy War, provoking heated discussion on the internet about its merits and meaning.
Mumford, Wiz Khalifa touring
PETER VINCENT It might be cold now but at least you can tell Summer is coming, by the rollout of end-of-year tours.
Beats 1 shaky start
Ebony Bowden Subscribers to Apple's brand new Beats 1 radio station may disappointed to discover the music streaming service only plays the clean version of explicit songs.
It's Barnett's year
PETER VINCENT Barnett better keep writing songs to keep her own feet on the ground, because others seem determined that she soars.
Spotify's AC/DC sweetener
PETER VINCENT AC/DC has finally joined Spotify in a move that the market leading streaming service must hope will win it fans over new power player Apple Music, which is about to launch.
CRAIG MATHIESON After winning the Australian Music Prize and building a national audience, Big Scary's vocalist and guitarist Tom Iansek returned to his side project, #1 Dads.
PETER VINCENT Poor Iggy Azalea, things seem to go from bad to worse for her.
Chris Johnston digs into his music collection for a record a week.
Your weekly wrap of music news.
British artist Stanley Donwood, aka Dan Rickwood, has built a large-scale installation called The Panic Office, a retrospective of his work with a soundscape by Radiohead's lead singer Thom Yorke. It includes much of Donwood's artwork for the band that has never been shown in public before. The Panic Office runs until June 6 at Carriageworks, Eveleigh.
See a gallery of wire images of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.
Melbourne country singer Jasmine Rae performed at the Canberra Casino on May 15
Drake's dispassionate face after Madonna kissed him during a 2015 Coachella performance has spawned dozens of memes across the internet.
Australian acts AC/DC, Chet Faker, Vance Joy were among the big names performing at California's Coachella music festival at the weekend.