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Bon Jovi rock back with good medicine

Bon Jovi rock back with good medicine

More than 60,000 people turned up at the MCG to immerse themselves in hit after hit from the US stalwarts.

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Review: An Evening with The Church

Review: An Evening with The Church

Three decades on, the Church's Starfish album is still a huge favourite among their many devoted fans.

  • by Martin Boulton
A fine musical institution weathers the storm
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A fine musical institution weathers the storm

ANAM's final performance of the year shows the strength of the academy in circumstances that are sometimes trying.

  • by Clive O'Connell
Stones saxophonist pays tribute to Sisto Malaspina in Melbourne show
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Stones saxophonist pays tribute to Sisto Malaspina in Melbourne show

The Rolling Stones Project recasts the rock band's hits as jazz standards.

  • by Jessica Nicholas
Midnight Oil's Jim Moginie gets off the leash
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Midnight Oil's Jim Moginie gets off the leash

Jim Moginie's big year with Midnight Oil ended with an accident that let his other band off the leash.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Chamber orchestra ends year with assured, crowd-pleasing program
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Chamber orchestra ends year with assured, crowd-pleasing program

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra flowed, mostly, through a program of Bach favourites.

  • by Clive O'Connell
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Queenscliff Music Festival keeps up the good-time feel
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Queenscliff Music Festival keeps up the good-time feel

Unpretentious but not lacking in talent, the festival is relaxed and happy.

  • by Hannah Francis
Fine showcase for MSO
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Fine showcase for MSO

They don’t get more classic than the opening and closing works on this latest program from the MSO.

  • by Clive O'Connell
David Byrne live: A finely tuned machine that cranks out pure joy
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David Byrne live: A finely tuned machine that cranks out pure joy

The American Utopia tour from the former Talking Heads frontman is a hybrid of rock gig and dance theatre, and close to perfect.

  • by Karl Quinn
David Le'aupepe is the perfect frontman in Gang of Youths' hit-and-miss show
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David Le'aupepe is the perfect frontman in Gang of Youths' hit-and-miss show

A chest infection only added a smoky charm to lead singer David Le'aupepe's voice.

  • by Matt Teffer
Breeders back again but with new songs as well as past classics

Breeders back again but with new songs as well as past classics

The 20th anniversary of the Breeders' biggest album dragged them back together but six years later it's all about now.

  • by Michael Dwyer