GARRY MADDOX 12:00am When the star of the hit documentary Mrs Carey’s Concert resigned suddenly from her old school last year, it was a devastating time.
Guy Blackman 11:45pm It's time we paid tribute to the female pop stars of 1960s Australia.
CRAIG MATHIESON 11:45pm In this online era of popular musician as hyper-celebrity, it is hard to remember that fame is of absolutely no interest to some artists.
BARRY DIVOLA 11:45pm There are obsessive rock fans and then there are Bob Dylan fans.
BARRY DIVOLA 11:45pm The Empty Hearts includes members of Blondie and the Cars, but don’t call them a supergroup.
Kerrie O'Brien 11:45pm The singer and songwriter says music is the food of compassion, as a heartfelt mission feeds those in need.
11:45pm De Lux, Xylouris Ensemble, Guy Clark and Lorin Maazel
BERNARD ZUEL 3:00pm Names can be made and stardom predicted at the Splendour In The Grass music festival, the latest version of which is spread across three days in Byron Bay this weekend.
Reviewed by Joel Carnegie 11:23am MUSIC ACACIA QUARTET: AN AIDS ACTIVIST’S MEMOIR IN MUSIC ★★★★☆The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, July 24
10:45am Lana Del Rey says sleeping with men in the music industry didn't land her any record deals.
BERNARD ZUEL See, there’s this thing happening in Australia. It’s a genre producing consistently good music, strong songwriters and the kind of characters all too often neutered as they are scrubbed down in pop, buffed up in rock and glammed up in country.
BERNARD ZUEL If there is going to be a bone of contention on the national tour being undertaken by Clare Bowditch and Adalita Srsen we are assured by one of the participants that it is not likely to be over their different musical paths.
CD reviews of the week, including Cookin' on 3 Burners, Melissa Oliveira, Fractures and clipping.
Dan Bigna When it comes to cold weather I’m a typical local whinger wondering when the misery will end and the sun will shine again.
Dan Bigna This isn't the greatest Doors compilation by any means. For starters, it doesn't feature the proper versions of Break on Through and The End.
Dan Bigna This collection does everything a soundtrack should do.
Kate Kingsmill There's a constant sense in the Art Vs Science camp that they can get away with anything, which is probably why they do.
Sean Palmer The Georgia band's unplugged compositions reveal some pleasant alternatives to their studio compartments.
Mary Mihelakos Even without the Big Day Out it won’t be slim pickings for music festivals this summer.
This week we have one double GA pass to see 360 at UC Live on September 3.
On the Road with Henry Jenkins and Hudson Whitlock from The Cactus Channel.
A comprehensive guide to all live gigs in Canberra this week.
Anthony Carew The band from England's north have their priorities straight - to make music they can be proud of.
The Manics’ inventive passion meets Europe’s dangerous summer head on.
Warwick McFadyen Haven’t Got the Bues (Yet) is another master class of social studies in a song.
CRAIG MATHIESON The 13th studio album from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Patrick Emery Lower Plenty are back, as enigmatic and endearing as before.
Patrick Emery The celebrated musician is contemplating choices and outcomes on his new album.
Andrew Drever Jungle make urban British soul music that evokes a gritty, street-level malaise and taps into the energy of the city of London.
CRAIG MATHIESON MIFF's Backbeat program this year features two unconventional, relevatory documentaries.
Chris Johnston digs into his music collection for a record a week.
Your weekly wrap of music news.
The walls of Bakehouse drip with the history of Australian music. One of Melbourne's great secret locations, this is where the music is created, musicians meet, form bands, write songs, rehearse, record, shoot film clips and photos and generally prepare the presence that the general public finally witness. Bakehouse is a secret hideout where International Rock Royalty hangout with Melbourne’s musicians.
From Dolly Parton to Lily Allen, the Glastonbury Festival spanned the full spectrum of music.
The winter solstice weekend was time to praise the darkness - and embrace the cold - at the Museum of Old and New Art's festival, Dark Mofo.
The Beatles played their first Sydney show at Sydney Stadium on June 18, 1964. Crowds greeted them at the airport, crowds waited outside their hotel, and crowds filled the stadium, screaming for the idols. This collection of images shows what the Beatles did on the day... and how the papers covered them.
Rehearsals at Federation Square today of Street Requiem, a new choral work that aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to many communities that struggle to come to terms with street violence and a loss of safety on our streets.