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Where are all the great Aussie protest songs?
Opinion
Protest

Where are all the great Aussie protest songs?

Today's songwriters seem more concerned with navel-gazing and their fragile broken hearts than weightier, more universal issues.

  • by Jeff Apter

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Ian 'Molly' Meldrum bronze statue unveiled in Melbourne
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Ian 'Molly' Meldrum bronze statue unveiled in Melbourne

Do yourself a favour and visit the new Ian 'Molly' Meldrum statue in Richmond.

  • by Martin Boulton
Such great heights: The extraordinary viral sensation of Postmodern Jukebox
Live music

Such great heights: The extraordinary viral sensation of Postmodern Jukebox

From a one-bedroom flat in Queens to the stages of the world, Postmodern Jukebox has come a long way, star Ariana Savalas says.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Wolf Alice review: Not your average indie band

Wolf Alice review: Not your average indie band

"Wolf Alice are not just another indie band," proclaimed English music bible NME last year, on the release of the London four-piece's second album Visions of a Life.

  • by Matt Teffer
Benjamin Grosvenor review: Technique and musicality combine with grace

Benjamin Grosvenor review: Technique and musicality combine with grace

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor returned to Sydney with a program of the sort that 50 years ago would have been thought essential for anyone making a London debut.

  • by Peter McCallum
Keith Urban to host 2018 ARIA Awards - and he's bringing the 'missus'
ARIAs

Keith Urban to host 2018 ARIA Awards - and he's bringing the 'missus'

It will be the country superstar's first appearance at Aussie music's night of nights since 2007 - and he's agreed to "bring the missus" along.

  • by Robert Moran
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Iron in the Blood review: The Fatal Shore spawns bold work of jazz

Iron in the Blood review: The Fatal Shore spawns bold work of jazz

Jeremy Rose's musical spotlight lends Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore fresh life.

  • by John Shand
'I just loved that movie so much': Muriel's Wedding spurs Cher's love for ABBA
Cher

'I just loved that movie so much': Muriel's Wedding spurs Cher's love for ABBA

Cher's trip down the ABBA memory lane may never have happened if it wasn't for Australia.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
Fab four offer a calm approach to chamber classics
Music reviews

Fab four offer a calm approach to chamber classics

It takes a while to settle into this ensemble’s mode of performance.

  • by Clive O'Connell
Xylouris White review: Whispers, blood and fury from instinctive improvisers

Xylouris White review: Whispers, blood and fury from instinctive improvisers

George Xylouris and Jim White strip Cretan music of any arch politeness

  • by John Shand
Marc Ribot, the world's go-to guitarist goes into battle

Marc Ribot, the world's go-to guitarist goes into battle

Guitarist Marc Ribot sets about giving the protest movement back the songs for which it cries out

  • by John Shand