Scottish band Belle and Sebastian has long been reviled by a macho music press that sees them as soft and twee. On the eve of a tour to Australia, Richard Jinman meets front man Stuart Murdoch who struggles with chronic fatigue syndrome and depression but draws strength from both Christianity and Buddhism. Thank heavens he has "super sight".
Augie March's new album is a parade of ugly familiars made with the kindness of strangers, writes Michael Dwyer.
Nile Rodgers has been turning songs into hits for 40 years.
The Church of Metal is a broad one, and there are some shared themes between touring partners Mastodon and Gojira.
Conductor Brett Weymark keeps returning to Bach's mighty Mass in B Minor.
An actress allegedly bit Beyonce on the face at an after-party of a Jay Z concert in December and now the Beyhive are on a manhunt to find the culprit.
Pastoral Melodies. Australian Romantic and Classical Orchestra. City Recital Hall. March 25. ★★★★
Kylie Minogue has been forced to postpone her local comeback gig this week on doctor's orders due to a throat infection.
Together Pangea's William Keegan just wants to make music, regardless of who's lsietening.
Holograms of deceased rock stars, such as Roy Orbison and Ronnie James Dio, are hitting the touring circuit as families try to keep their music alive. Next up? Holograms of the more elderly musicians.
Susannah Lawergren's song recital will range from lieder to Broadway in its exploration of solitude.
Tina Harrod's City of Longing, the Vaccines' Combat Sports, Courtney Marie Andrews' May Your Kindness Remain, Preoccupations' New Material, Showa 44's Kaihogyo and Luke Plumb & the Circuit's Turn and ReTurn
Rapid residential development and the construction of the West Gate Tunnel tollway project have pushed St Jerome’s Laneway Festival into finding a new home.
The Macquarie Place nightspot first opened its doors in the 1970s.
At 77 Brazilian pianist Sergio Mendes still has ears for the new.
With the gates about to open on Canberra's National Folk Festival, here is an insider's guide on what's hot.
"Death to the lads," bellowed Will Wagner, and he proved he meant it.
Seu Jorge was already a modern samba superstar in his native Brazil when cult filmmaker Wes Anderson recruited him for 2004's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Courtney Barnett achieved mega success with her first album and with a second looming she realises that people are going to make a lot of assumptions. After all, the more an artist’s songs reveal about them, the more we clamour to know.
In the year that marks not only his own 70th on the planet but half a century since the formation of the band that made him a rock icon, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant remains a formidable singer and a vital musician.
Pop princess, purveyor of tortured love ballads, sweet, wholesome, philosophical. But Delta's latest track diverts us from the artist we think we know.
It was almost precisely a year ago that veteran designer Dan Potra first began imagining what La Boheme, this year's Opera on the Harbour production, which opened last night, might look and feel like.
Only the second African-American after Charley Pride to make it big in Nashville, Darius Rucker's sonorous, soulful tone stands out in the hidebound country-music industry, even when his songs don't.
George Ezra opens up on his new album, his life since Budapest and what it was like staying at Tamara's.