BERNARD ZUEL 12:15am The early sound and style of the Go-Betweens was forged in the depths of '70s Brisbane and dreams of New York, Paris and London.
GEORGE PALATHINGAL 12:15am The rest of us might be impressed that this year's St Jerome's Laneway Festival features lots of strong women but Annie Clark doesn't even see herself in those terms.
ANNABEL ROSS 12:00am "She loves my soul but she hates my drinking, I wonder if she knows that my love for her is shrinking."
MICHAEL KOZIOL 11:45pm The Swedish electronic outfit make their fourth visit to Australia and a debut appearance at the Sydney Opera House.
BERNARD ZUEL 11:45pm Folk music: 'gobsmacking' moments while listening to the real thing.
MICHAEL DWYER 5:47pm The Church, Remi, Thundamentals and Public Opinion Afro Orchestra lead another 60-odd bands and DJs across nine stages for the 2015 St Kilda Festival.
Super Bowl shockers
Finlay Boyle 8:15pm Listed as one of the world's most watched television events annually, with more than 110 million viewers expected on Monday in the US alone, the Super Bowl half-time show has become a phenomenon transcending NFL decider itself.
MICHAEL DWYER 3:44pm Xavier Rudd and the United Nations is a "dream concept" the barefoot Torquay didge player has been mulling for years, so the ease of its realisation came as a pleasant surprise.
2:53pm NEW YORK, Jan 29 AP - Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music and verse recordings won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
Martin Boulton 11:45am Melbourne singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett is following up a swag of awards with a new single and an album due out in March.
Eric Kelsey 2:45pm Pop singer Katy Perry on Thursday teased a lion, sharks and at least some live singing during her Super Bowl halftime performance, the most-watched dozen minutes annually on U.S. television.
Chloe Smethurst 11:38am Moving easily between songs and even decades, Thriller Live is more like a concert than a musical.
Fey gone funk
BERNARD ZUEL 1:18pm Belle and Sebastian
9:26am Taylor Swift has filed to trademark a number of lyrics from her hit 1989 album, including phrases from the tracks Shake It Off and Blank Space.
BERNARD ZUEL Like the Byrds' Gene Clark before him, the newly solo performer finds despair attractive.
In one of Oz Rock's best kept secrets, the legendary Cold Chisel has announced details of an intimate, ''one-off'' show in Canberra.
Shortlist album reviews, January 30. Marilyn Manson, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Bjork and more.
BERNARD ZUEL We review new releases from Marilyn Manson, The Doobie Brothers, Bloods and Matt Andersen.
BERNARD ZUEL Tahliah Debrett Barnett, aka FKA twigs, aka the boldest and most exciting new artist in the UK, is having fun with my name.
PETER VINCENT The Gaslight Anthem's frontman Brian Fallon is finally at peace with his band's Bruce Springsteen comparisons.
Anthony Carew With shows coming up at Melbourne Zoo and supporting Paul Simon & Sting at Mt. Duneed Estate winery, Sarah Blasko is preparing herself for picnic-blankets-on-the-lawn crowds.
Mary Mihelakos The Victims, Groovin the Moo, Johnny Marr reschedules his tour for July, CherryRock announces headliner Red Fang, the AMP shortlist and more.
Top 5 gigs: This weekend you can catch Belle & Sebastian, Dorsal Fins, Steve Lucas and much more in Melbourne.
Alasdair Mcdonald Lepers & Crooks frontman Sam Baker recalls how he soon got over his stage fright.
Sean Palmer Throttle has gone from small beginnings to performing live for thousands.
A look at the latest Aria charts.
Alasdair Mcdonald 'I always forget the name of my band until people remind me,' says Eagulls drummer Henry Ruddell from a flat he shares with three other members of the band in the northern English city of Leeds.
Alasdair Mcdonald He gave up a chaotic punk rocker lifestyle to care for his son, but now he's back.
Alasdair Mcdonald 'My first memory is singing with my mother along to Mariah Carey's Hero on a toy microphone she bought me,' says Ingrid Helene Havik.
Chris Johnston digs into his music collection for a record a week.
Your weekly wrap of music news.
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