JavaScript disabled. Please enable JavaScript to use My News, My Clippings, My Comments and user settings.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

If you have trouble accessing our login form below, you can go to our login page.

Entertainment

Browse music

Browse music

Music

Twin daughters of The Church frontman Steve Kilbey release debut album

Say Lou Lou's Elektra and Miranda Kilbey, who were born in Sydney but moved to Sweden at the end of 1993.

MELANIE KEMBREY 10:42pm The Church frontman's daughters have released their debut album after years of intending to avoid the music business for 'real jobs'.

Bee Gees' Barry Gibb to return to Redcliffe for another walk down memory lane

Barry Gibb will be back in September.

NATALIE BOCHENSKI 9:27pm Redcliffe will welcome home Barry Gibb in September to open the next stage of Bee Gees Way.

Comments

Joni Mitchell 'in good spirits' after being rushed to Los Angeles hospital

Joni Mitchell at the pre-Grammy gala on February 7, 2015.

4:47pm Beloved Canadian folk singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is awake and undergoing tests after being admitted to intensive care at a US hospital.

Line-up changes

Bluesfest 2015: The Black Keys replacement named

Injured ... Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.

PETER VINCENT 2:28pm Bluesfest has named the artist with the unenviable job of replacing the Black Keys on the 2015 bill.

Comments

Summerfest petition

Paris Hilton too busy to listen to Summerfest 2015 petition haters

Paris Hilton

PETER VINCENT 8:59pm Paris Hilton doesn't really care what people think about her. Why should she? While curmudgeons queue to diss her credentials as a DJ, signing a petition to have her dumped from the Summerfest music festival, she is too busy having an 'incredible' time.

Comments

LA hospital

Joni Mitchell, 71, in intensive care in Los Angeles hospital: reports

Joni Mitchell at the pre-Grammy gala on February 7, 2015.

4:29pm Joni Mitchell is reportedly in intensive care after being found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

The NOISE concert review: Exciting despite the gimmicks

The NOISE String Quartet: from L to R: Mirabai Peart (violin), Veronique Serret (violin), James Eccles (viola), Oliver Miller (cello). Note: concert featured Liisa Pallandi on violin instead of Mirabai Peart.

Jennifer Gall 6:25pm The NOISE's concert provoked a strong reaction, which is what a contemporary music ensemble should do.

Top 5 gigs at Easter include the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Millions

Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Saturday, 8pm, Corner Hotel.

10:21am The Shortlist's top gigs around town this weekend.

Naughty boy

Zayn Malik releases solo track I Won't Mind, with Naughty Boy, on SoundCloud

It begins: Zayn Malik quit One Direction to pursue a solo career.

Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has given his fans across the world a taste of his new musical direction with the release of a tender solo demo.

Comments 4

Solo career

Noel Gallagher lost millions of dollars looking for a new oasis

Noel Gallagher says he lost millions embarking on his solo career.

BERNARD ZUEL Going solo doesn't come cheaply finds the man from Manchester who defined the 1990s.

Comments 5

Fremantle Blues 'n' Roots Festival: Paolo Nutini 'beige' as Paul Kelly, David Gray star

David Gray and a happy crowd.

Brendan Foster and Daile Pepper Just as Steve Smith was pulling New Zealand bowler Matthew Henry to the boundary to win the cricket World Cup, Scottish soul man Paolo Nutini waltzed onto the stage at the Blues 'n' Roots Festival in Fremantle.

Comments

Top 6 TV song parodies

Top 6 TV song parodies: Why are the Teletubbies depressed? What made Friends scary?

The cast of Friends.

PETER VINCENT A hit television show's long-running appeal is often at least partly down to a theme song that endures, so what happens when someone mischievously twists those precious songs?

Comments

Annoying gig habits

Are selfie sticks about to be banned from music festivals?

Holding up your phone is now normal behaviour at gigs. A selfie stick takeover seems inevitable.

BERNARD ZUEL There's no need to stop at annoying selfie sticks when there are so many other annoying things at gigs to ban.

Comments 37

Note to fans

Note to fans: Ed Sheeran opts for song over Home and Away return

Ed Sheeran sees his future in music rather than acting.

Mary Ward The British singer filmed a cameo on the Australian soap this week but don't expect Ed Sheeran to return to Summer Bay.

Comments

'Cheap show'

Stop Paris Hilton playing Summerfest 2015 petition takes off

Paris Hilton

PETER VINCENT Poor Paris Hilton, she can't seem to get anywhere with those boring purists, who call her 'a disgrace to dance music' and a 'cheap show'.

Comments 19

Mercury rising?

Sacha Baron Cohen to direct Freddie Mercury biopic rumour may be false

Freddie Mercury: a biopic has been in the works for seven years.

KARL QUINN The on-again off-again pairing of Borat and Freddie Mercury may or may not be on again.

Comments 3

Las Vegas awards

Destiny's Child reunites on Las Vegas stage

Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce reunite during the 30th Annual Stellar Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A reunited Destiny's Child took the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards on Saturday as singer Erica Campbell took home six awards, including the night's top honor.

The art of The NOISE

The NOISE String Quartet: from left, Mirabai Peart (violin), Veronique Serret (violin), James Eccles (viola), Oliver Miller (cello). Note: This concert will feature Liisa Pallandi on violin instead of Mirabai Peart.

RON CERABONA The ANU School of Music's 2015 Ensemble in Residence is a string quartet with a difference.

Ed Sheeran sells out Melbourne arena on his own terms

Ed Sheeran

Reviewed by Thomas Hounslow Ed Sheeran leaves thousands of female fans in tears and awe.

How P-Funk's George Clinton survived a spaceship, acid and giant nappies

By George: The faces of George Clinton.

George Clinton hung out in a mock spaceship, wore a giant nappy, took a lot of acid and survived to tell the tale.

Beach Boy Brian Wilson returns with Zooey Deschanel and Kacey Musgraves, among others

Optimistic: Brian Wilson.

BERNARD ZUEL No Beach Boys for Brian Wilson on this album but he's not flying this thing alone - expect some unexpected guests.

Laura Marling and Matthew E White album, and Kim Gordon memoir, reviews

BERNARD ZUEL I wonder if Laura Marling or Matthew E. White have read Kim Gordon's new memoir, Girl in a Band. It seems to me that some of Gordon's aesthetic is part of their musical and non-musical lives.

Ukulele star Daniel Ho to perform at National Folk Festival in Canberra

Ukulele star Daniel Ho is performing at the National Folk Festival.

CHRIS JOHNSON Daniel Ho hopes to string along a new generation of ukelele fans at the National Folk Festival, writes Chris Johnson.

Music

CSO: Tribute to Jean Sibelius with Symphony No. 5 in Canberra

Edward King.

Janet Wilson Cellist Edward King is a big drawcard for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2015 that commemorates the 150th anniversary of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.

Paul Mac and Mikelangelo albums reviewed

City of Dreams by Mikelangelo.

Paris Pompor, John Shand Reviews of Holiday From Me by Paul Mac and City of Dreams by Mikelangelo.

One Direction

Zayn Malik breaks silence on his One Direction departure

Zayn Malik

Zayn Malik, the now ex-One Direction heart-throb has broken his silence over why the left the world's biggest boy band.

Comments 2

Master of invention Paul Kelly in Perth to show off stunning new sound

Paul Kelly returns to West Coast Blues 'N' Roots, six years after he last appeared at the Fremantle based festival

Jim Kellar In his latest project, The Merri Soul Sessions, he’s courted females to sing his words, with stunning results.

Shortlist album reviews: Felicity Fox, Dan Deacon, Seasick Steve, Josh Kyle and Sam Keevers and 8 Ball Aitken

Seasick Steve: <i>Sonic Soul Surfer</i>.

BERNARD ZUEL We take new releases from Felicity Fox, Dan Deacon, Seasick Steve, Josh Kyle and Sam Keevers and 8 Ball Aitken for a spin.

Sarah Blasko and Nick Wales write a 'not-song' for Sydney Dance Company

Singer/songwriter Sarah Blasko.

MICHAEL DWYER Sarah Blasko and Nick Wales' were pushed to make Pain Is A Number "more abstract" and yet suitable for dance.

Cruising to the beat with Peter Noone, the Searchers or the Troggs

Something good: Peter Noone is on board.

MICHAEL DWYER Classic '60s musicians are the latest hit on live music holiday cruises.

Columns

The Crate

Chris Johnston digs into his music collection for a record a week.

Sticky Carpet

Your weekly wrap of music news.

Photos

Foo Fighters live at ANZ Stadium 2015

Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Co blazed through a more than two-hour set for tens of thousands of fans in Sydney.

Brit Awards 2015 photos

Madonna falls from the stage, Kanye West arrives with flamethrowers and Take Swift performs Blank Space at the 2015 Brit Awards in London.

Fans gets an earful at Soundwave 2015

With the mercury rising, heavy metal and hard rock fans tuned into Slash, Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, and The Treatment among others while Getty Images photographer Paul Rovere found the first day's highlights between a rock and a hard place.

Chrissy Amphlett in pictures

Australian rock icon Chrissie Amphlett of the Divinyls remembered in pictures.

Paul Simon and Sting in concert

Paul Simon and Sting performing together on stage at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.


Compare & Save

Compare & Save

Use WhistleOut's technology to compare:
Mobile phone plans & deals
Broadband plans & deals
iPhone deals
WhistleOut - How to Buy Happy

Top 10 Music

  1. 1

    A Whole Lotta ... Jerry Lee Lewis

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

    A Whole Lotta ... Jerry Lee Lewis

  2. 2

    Downtown Church

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  3. 3

    Viva Elvis

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  4. 4

    The Party Ain't Over

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  5. 5

    Blunderbuss

    Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

  6. 6

    Innerspeaker

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

  7. 7

    Exile on Main St

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

  8. 8

    Boys & Girls

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

  9. 9

    Americana

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

  10. 10

    My Journey

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

  11. Browse all album reviews
  1. 1

    Indie City

    Indie City

  2. 2

    High Hopes

    Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

  3. 3

    Spiderbait

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

  4. 4

    ARTPOP

    Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

  5. 5

    The Marshall Mathers LP 2

    Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars

  6. 6

    Reflektor

    Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

  7. 7

    Lightning Bolt

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

  8. 8

    Magna Carta ... Holy Grail

    Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

  9. 9

    Yeezus

    Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

  10. 10

    The Next Day

    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

  11. Browse all album reviews