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What went wrong at <em>Mess + Noise</em>?

What went wrong at Mess + Noise?

Annie TollerAug 3, 2015

Mess + Noise covered all the music that the rest wouldn’t touch. Along the way, it provided an important early platform for some of Australia’s best music writers, writes former Mess + Noise contributor Annie Toller .

Barnesy working hard to make a living, but Reclaim Australia have done the right thing

Barnesy working hard to make a living, but Reclaim Australia have done the right thing

Helen RazerJul 23, 20155 Comments

Jimmy Barnes has not said he is suing Reclaim Australia for promoting an anti-tolerance message he abhors. But he still could.

Apple leaves musicians up shit stream without a paddle

Apple leaves musicians up shit stream without a paddle

CrikeyJul 9, 20154 Comments

Will Apple Music be a game-changer for recording artists? Perhaps, but not in a good way, writes freelance journalist Gram Morris.

Take a chance on me: Guy Sebastian a Euro disappointment

Take a chance on me: Guy Sebastian a Euro disappointment

Chris EndreyMar 6, 20151 Comment

With so many talented musicians who represent Australian culture, why have our SBS overlords chosen a mainstream pop singer to represent us in Eurovision? Freelance writer and musician Chris Endrey explores the issue.

Big Day Off: who killed Australia's most famous music festival?

Big Day Off: who killed Australia's most famous music festival?

Crikey InternJan 14, 20155 Comments

Why are young Australians shunning events like Big Day Out and instead flocking to multi-day music festivals out of the city? Crikey intern Mahalia Dobson explains.

Stripping all pretension and saying Yes to prog

Stripping all pretension and saying Yes to prog

CrikeyNov 20, 20141 Comment

Boom Crash Opera guitarist Peter Farnan decides to give prog another go.

Razer: Taylor Swift's new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

Razer: Taylor Swift's new album exudes perky gasps of icy nothingness

Helen RazerNov 4, 2014

1989 is an ahistorical, destructive pastiche of a time Taylor Swift doesn't properly appreciate. Here's why ...

They built this party on rock'n'roll

They built this party on rock'n'roll

Sally WhyteOct 30, 20144 Comments

Gotye's party may not get the numbers for the Victorian election, but they say this won't be the last we hear from them.

In defence of U2 (yes, really)

In defence of U2 (yes, really)

Peter FarnanOct 24, 2014

U2 is one of the last giant rock bands. No wonder they don't know how to be cool in the age of the super-niche.

Rundle: in a parking lot, the beginning of grunge, the end of rock, and above all, Cobain

Rundle: in a parking lot, the beginning of grunge, the end of rock, and above all, Cobain

Guy RundleOct 10, 2014

Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, Washington is trying to become grunge's Graceland, but the Cobain historical sites are across the river.