CANDICE BARNES 4:05pm It’s been a Beautiful Life for Guy Sebastian since his Australian Idol win 11 years ago, but now the singer-songwriter is about to take a break from the Madness of touring.
GEORGE PALATHINGAL 3:14pm American rock superstar Lenny Kravitz has cancelled all his coming tour dates in Asia and Australia, citing 'contractual scheduling conflicts'.
BERNARD ZUEL 12:42pm Kanye West says sorry to Beck on Twitter after his impertinent and widely mocked 'intervention' at the Grammy Awards.
Marcus Teague 12:39pm Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has the kind of back catalogue that rewards celebration
Clive O'Connell 10:57am In its demanding Remember Tomorrow program, the Australian String Quartet enjoyed mixed success.
BERNARD ZUEL 12:15am A retrospective tour finds the piano-playing songwriter in a reflective mood as he picks the key songs of his career
BERNARD ZUEL 11:45pm We take new releases from Jessica Pratt, Machine Machine, David Lee Kendall and Hammerhead for a spin.
Andrew Drever 11:45pm Californian musician Nick Waterhouse's music has its roots in the 1950s, but insists he has something new to say to modern listeners.
CRAIG MATHIESON 11:45pm Ask Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ, electronic musician and dance producer who writes, records and tours as Avicii, what the largest crowd he's played to is, and he'll give you an honest answer: he has no idea.
Anthony Carew 11:45pm When Charlotte Aitchison set out writing her second album, Sucker, she was angry and decided to channel that anger into her music.
Bronwyn Thompson 11:45pm From hard-rock extravaganza Soundwave to the doof-doof appeal of Future Music Festival, we have the week in gigs covered.
CHRIS JOHNSTON 11:45pm King Curtis was a brilliant black Texan musician who died in 1971, at the age of only 37.
Mary Mihelakos 11:45pm It is five years since SLAM (Save Live Australia's Music) Day, the largest cultural protest in Australia's history when 20,000 people marched to Parliament House in Melbourne to protect live music.
11:45pm Top 5 gigs: `80s legend the Sunnyboys and the Ears plus Glagow's Mogwai among the top live picks this week.
Anthony Carew 11:30pm "I've never met an Australian I didn't like," says Andrew Savage, guitarist/vocalist for the Brooklyn-based band.
Kate Kingsmill 11:00pm Kasey Chambers' Bittersweet tour was delayed a couple of months late last year - now she's back.
11:00pm This week's chart toppers.
11:00pm The best of the coming week in Canberra's live music scene.
CHRIS JOHNSON 11:00pm The National Folk Festival it will not be on the fringes but the centre of attention.
CRAIG MATHIESON 11:00pm Panda Bear's latest offering features shape-shifting rhythms and oscillating textures.
Anthony Carew 11:00pm Stuart Murdoch's hope Belle & Sebastian's ninth LP would sound like an era-spanning Eurovision sampler is realised.
Martin Boulton 11:00pm Pond have delved deeply over seven years into psychedelic sounds from another time.
10:30pm In case you somehow missed it, the Enlighten Festival kicks off today.
BERNARD ZUEL Having three or even two songs on the shortlist for the APRA Awards' song of the year has not helped either Chet Faker and Courtney Barnett make it to the nominations list for the prestigious award.
MICHAEL IDATO Madonna has suffered an embarrassing fall at the Brit Awards.
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PETER VINCENT He's at it again. Kanye West may not have stormed the stage at the Brit Awards, but the rapper again managed to divert attention onto himself ahead of Britain's version of the Grammy Awards.
MICHAEL IDATO The American singer Chris Brown has been denied entry into Canada, forcing the cancellation of planned shows in Montreal and Toronto.
CANDICE BARNES It won't be on a Hot August Night, but Neil Diamond will be heading to Perth in November to play a concert in the Swan Valley.
MICHAEL DWYER Looking good and moving well in the right gear is crucial. Singing is also considered when auditioning for the Village People, writes Michael Dwyer.
BERNARD ZUEL R&B singer Bobby Brown has postponed his tour of Australia til May as he focuses on the life-threatening medical condition of his daughter.
Chris Johnston digs into his music collection for a record a week.
Your weekly wrap of music news.
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