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The former French first lady Carla Bruni's dalliance with a Paris Combo

Paris Combo: (from left) Potzi, Belle du Berry, Emmanuel Chabbey, Francois Jeannin and David Lewis.

ANDREW TAYLOR 10:03am How Australian musician David Lewis, from Paris Combo, recorded an album with the former French first lady in secret.

Jamie xx's In Colour a homage to British dance music

Jamie xx

Matt Shea 11:45pm Jamie xx's solo debut album is a colourful groove-laden ride through the many influences of rave culture.

10 things* you should know about Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood

Stanley Donwood at Carriageworks in Sydney for his retrospective installation <i>The Panic Office</i>.

Jacqui Taffel 8:31am You might not have heard of him, but now is the time to see what he does at Carriageworks in Sydney.

Rockers to play radio for 2015 Community Cup

Sporting chance: The Community Cup at Elsternwick Park on June 21 promises to be quality entertainment.

MICHAEL DWYER Rock'n'roll animals Rockdogs will face community radio team the Megahertz for the 2015 Community Cup, which may involve football.

Consort of Melbourne sound off in 2015 Classical Track Yarra Ranges winter program

In good voice: The Consort of Melbourne return to the Italian a capella tradition for this year's Classical Track Yarra Ranges program.

MICHAEL DWYER The Rolling Stones' Victorian choir of choice will open this year's Classical Track Yarra Ranges winter program.

Letter String Quartet set out to revive chamber music at Abbotsford Convent

New life: The Letter String Quartet and friends will perform over three weekends.

MICHAEL DWYER Noted Melbourne songwriters Laura Jean, Ross McLennan and Evelyn Morris will join the Letter String Quartet's mission to "bring new life to chamber music".

Vivid Festival 2015: Future Classic future proof the Opera House

Harley Streten aka Flume on Future Classic:

BERNARD ZUEL A decade of groundbreaking electronic music will be marked on the harbour shores.

Ian Bostridge and MSO bring Britten's War Requiem to Melbourne

Soloist Ian Bostridge.

BARNEY ZWARTZ English tenor Ian Bostridge performs a solo with the MSO in Benjamin Britten's powerful pacifist work War Requiem.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival: Piano maestros Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock sizzle with spontaneity

Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

Reviewed by Jessica Nicholas Two of the most influential pianists in jazz history open this year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Shortlist reviews: Eilen Jewell, Lazy Eye, June Low, Gang of Youths, Black Cab

Gang Of Youths: <i>The Positions</i>.

BERNARD ZUEL We take new releases from Eilen Jewell, Lazy Eye, June Low, Gang Of Youths and Black Cab for a spin.

Andy Bull's Sea of Approval turns into a victory lap

Andy Bull's electronic landscapes match the depth of his lyrics.

CRAIG MATHIESON After a breakthrough album, Andy Bull is adjusting to the fact that he’s popular.

The Shortlist album reviews

Jamie xx: In Colour.

The Shortlist album reviews, May 29: Jamie xx, Soak, Mark Seymour and the Undertow, the Black Sorrows and Patrick Watson

Top gigs in Sydney May 29-June 4: Bill Callahan, Daniel Johns, Against Me, San Cisco, Jebidiah

Daniel Johns debuts his new album  at the Opera House as part of Vivid Live.

Bronwyn Thompson From home-grown heroes Daniel Johns and Jebidiah to indie-folk pin-up Bill Callahan, we have your week in music covered.

Jebediah's Twenty looks back on a Slightway Odway career

Jebediah celebrate their 20th anniversary with a national tour and greatest hits album.

CRAIG MATHIESON For Jebediah, the time was finally right to look back on a 20-year career

The Darkness have the riffs, the jokes and the Viking hordes

<i>Last of Our Kind</i> by Justin Hawkins (centre) and the Darkness is a cross-section of everything they like about rock and metal.

BERNARD ZUEL This time the pop-metal parody comes with heavy-duty quality.

Top 5 gigs in Melbourne this week

Underground Lovers will play at the Gasometer Hotel on May 30.

The Shortlist top 5 gigs including Brisbane's We All Want To at Northcote Social Club and Underground Lovers at the Gasometer Hotel.

The Crate: Siouxsie and the Banshees faithfully cover the Beatles' Dear Prudence

Siouxsie and the Banshees' single, Dear Prudence.

CHRIS JOHNSTON Siouxsie and the Banshees had a soft spot for the Beatles White Album.

Mark Seymour & the Undertow make a new mark with Mayday

<i>Mayday</i> reflects Mark Seymour's enjoyment of the blues.

Martin Boulton Australian music industry stalwart Mark Seymour is intensely proud of the new album he has created with his bandmates, and is eager to perform it.

The Art of Sleeping

The Art of Sleeping will be performing in Canberra in June.

Greg Chamberlain For Caleb Hodges, the release of his group's debut album represents the culmination of a long journey.

Incubus' Trust Fall bursts with energy

Incubus' self-styled pop-rock is the new sexy.

Faizul Khan Incubus' new EP, Trust Fall (Side A), mixes sound from their heyday with electronica influences and dubstep styles.

Album review: Steven Wilson's Hand. Cannot. Erase. is a prog rock melting pot

<i>Hand. Cannot. Erase.</i> By Steven Wilson.

Faizul Khan Steven Wilson's fourth studio album rates a five-star review.

Highlights in next week's live music scene

Ali McGregor will take centre stage at The Street.

Ali McGregor takes The Street spotlight.

Winter is coming: What to do in Sydney every day in winter

British comedian John Oliver plays the State Theatre on August 30 and 31.

Louise Rugendyke and Elissa Blake From hot ticket John Oliver to music by Mark Ronson and Blur, more movies than you could hope for, plus ice-skating galore, here's your guide to the best Sydney has to offer this winter. Now just get out and enjoy it.

What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

The brains behind <i>Mad Men</i>, Matthew Weiner, is at the Opera House on Sunday.

Elissa Blake, Sharne Wolff, Garry Maddox, Sarah Thomas and Louise Rugendyke From the secrets of Mad Men to the art of Radiohead and a night of Hijinks at Madame Tussauds, we have your weekend covered.

Not happy, Noll

Angry Anderson furious with NRL after Origin match

'Pretty ordinary': Angry Anderson is angry with the NRL for using his song, but getting Shannon Noll to perform it.

Darren Cartwright Angry Anderson is "pissed off" with the NRL for treating him like he's dead after they failed to ask him to sing his sporting anthem We Can't Be Beaten at State Of Origin I.

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Protests against Iggy

Thousands demand Iggy Azalea be stripped of her Billboard awards in petition

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Recording artist Iggy Azalea attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

BERNARD ZUEL Is it timing or racism or talent that has led to a petition attacking the Australian rapper?

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Flybys

Australian singer Grace has just released her debut EP, 'Memo'.

Australian singer Grace has received extensive radio play for her track You Don't Own Me.

'He is irreplaceable'

U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan dies in LA hotel

U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, accepts his Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

"We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in": Bono mourns the loss of longtime tour manager.

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Cold Chisel to put the rock in Hanging Rock

Cold Chisel will headline at Hanging Rock in November.

Martin Boulton Cold Chisel to become first Australian band to headline Mount Macedon's Hanging Rock and they're bringing a support cast of Victorian stars.

Columns

The Crate

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

Sticky Carpet

Your weekly wrap of music news.

Photos

Eurovision 2015

See a gallery of wire images of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.

Jasmine Rae performed at the Canberra Casino on May 15

Melbourne country singer Jasmine Rae performed at the Canberra Casino on May 15

Madonna kisses Drake memes

Drake's dispassionate face after Madonna kissed him during a 2015 Coachella performance has spawned dozens of memes across the internet.

Coachella 2015

Australian acts AC/DC, Chet Faker, Vance Joy were among the big names performing at California's Coachella music festival at the weekend.

Byron Bay Blues Fest 2015

Over four wet days, the world's best blues and rock bands took to the stage for the 2015 Byron Bay Bluesfest.


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