Pennsylvania alt-rockers Balance and Composure, whose Sydney gig has plenty of great support acts.

Sydney's top gigs

From alt-rockers Balance and Composure to Sleepmakeswaves, we have live music covered.

Sticky Carpet

Gum has dates at the Curtain Bandroom.

Sticky Carpet: Jay Watson's Gum, Music Victoria's annual subscriber drive, Jazz Party single launch at Howler and more.

Album reviews

Ali Barter's new album <i>A Suitable Girl</i>.

Keep an ear out for these new tunes from our favourite artists.

Why you need to hear … Glenn Skuthorpe

Glenn Skuthorpe has released his fifth album, See My World.

The dust on Glenn Skuthorpe's boots must be as thick as the gnarled electric guitar on his fifth album, See My World. The cowboy from Goodooga has one of those voices that speaks of a lifetime on the road, loaded with frozen rivers and wild oceans, gritted-teeth farewells and characters like Redfern Girl and Mr Fix It.

Chuck Berry, rock'n'roll legend, dies at 90

Go Johnny Go: Chuck Berry has died at 90 years of age.

Chuck Berry, whose roistering songs to teendom​ laid the ground work for rock'n'roll, was one of the last  surviving giants who took the music out of America's Deep South to the world.

Sisters, friends and lovers

Laura Marling explores the feminine with a touch of the masculine on her new album <i>Semper Femina</i>.

An intense look at women as friends, lovers, inspirations and mysteries takes this folk singer into new emotional and musical territory.

Cheeky chanteuse breaks hearts and wins minds

Cheeky and eclectic: Belle du Barry with Paris Combo.

It was love at first sight – or sound, at least – when Australian multi-instrumentalist David Lewis first encountered French chanteuse Belle du Berry singing with her group La Belle Equipe.