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Augie March review: Awkward mirth straddling the sublime and ridiculous

Augie March review: Awkward mirth straddling the sublime and ridiculous

AUGIE MARCH

  • by Michael Ruffles

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Ice Cube review: Not one for the opera buffs

Ice Cube review: Not one for the opera buffs

"There ain't no motherf---ing opera going on tonight," says Ice Cube, midway through his history-making set as the first rapper to headline at the Sydney Opera House.

  • by Matt Teffer
5 Seconds of Summer review: More mature direction their best yet

5 Seconds of Summer review: More mature direction their best yet

In this intimate space it's easy to forget 5SOS have become a major international act since touring with One Direction early in their career.

  • by Nicole Economos
Britain's greatest cellist Steven Isserlis on coping with stage fright

Britain's greatest cellist Steven Isserlis on coping with stage fright

"It's a horrible feeling. Generally, I cope," the virtuoso says. "But there was one concert last year when I felt I didn't play my best because I just couldn't relax. I was too nervous."

  • by Richard Jinman
Which Aussie stadium tour has the worst-behaving fans?
Live music

Which Aussie stadium tour has the worst-behaving fans?

Melbourne and Sydney police data from the past 12 months points the finger at a well-known rock band. 

  • by Broede Carmody
Guitar legend Phil Emmanuel dies suddenly aged 65
Obituaries

Guitar legend Phil Emmanuel dies suddenly aged 65

Emmanuel died after suffering an asthma attack on Thursday night.

  • by Barbara Watt
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Music reviews: Ry Cooder, Chvrches, Dave Hole, Tori Forsyth, Zack Teran and more

Music reviews: Ry Cooder, Chvrches, Dave Hole, Tori Forsyth, Zack Teran and more

Ry Cooder's The Prodigal Son, Chvurches' Love Is Dead, Dave Hole's Goin' Back Down, Tori Forsyth's Dawn of the Dark, Zack Teran's Portalis and Elektra String Quartet's Ebb & Flow

  • by Barry Divola, Harriet Cunningham, Bruce Elder, Samuel J Fell, John Shand and Bronwyn Thompson
Jet return: older, wiser and born to rock'n'roll

Jet return: older, wiser and born to rock'n'roll

Fifteen years since Get Born exploded it's the renaissance of Jet.

  • by Rod Yates
The making of Chvrches' new album Love Is Dead was a trial of faith

The making of Chvrches' new album Love Is Dead was a trial of faith

Chvrches' third album was born of sadness and confusion and frustration. "Be careful what you wish for," seems a key message, writes Michael Dwyer .

  • by Michael Dwyer
Sticky Carpet: A home away from home

Sticky Carpet: A home away from home

Sticky Carpet: Justin Townes Earle can't seem to get enough of Australian audiences.

  • by Marty Boulton
Ariana Grande's emotional Manchester bombing anniversary tribute
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Ariana Grande's emotional Manchester bombing anniversary tribute

The pop star dropped new single No Tears Left To Cry in time for the one-year anniversary of when a suicide bomber killed 22 of her fans.

  • by Broede Carmody