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The Sandpit: Casey Bennetto in song

What does it take to be a Modern Man? Singer-songwriter-funny-bugger Casey Bennetto enters the Crikey Sandpit to lay down a tune on the week in politics …

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GUY RUNDLE | MUSIC |

Vale Pete Seeger, who had a song to sing all over this land

The death of the iconic American singer/activist at the age of 94 recalls a century of struggle, both long gone and still living, says Crikey’s writer-at-large.

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HELEN RAZER | MUSIC |

Razer’s defence of Triple J: it’s all in the mix, and the kids like it

The arguments against ABC youth station Triple J — from people too old and too white to be making them — are back in print. A former JJJ presenter mounts a more knowledgeable defence.

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The Ring looked more like cheap bling

Tacky stage design of the Ring disappointed audiences and would have benefited from a single artist’s vision, writes critic and historian Ian Britain.

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GUY RUNDLE | MUSIC |

You don’t get Lou Reed

Lou Reed was an outsider, and those who listen to the Velvet Underground on their Bose sound systems on their quarter-acre blocks will never understand.

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

Music review: Cinematic Orchestra, Hamer Hall, Melbourne

The Cinematic Orchestra played for one magical night during the Melbourne Festival, with every member brought something dazzling to the stage of Hamer Hall.

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Why the blokey music industry is out of tune

Is the music industry sexist? There’s plenty of women in the business, but they’re not being represented, writes former music critic and MusicNSW executive officer Kirsty Brown.

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A discordant sound travels from Wagga to world stages

Mat Schulz found a place where experimental music was brought into the fold in the Polish city of Krakow. Sanjay Fernandes catches up with him in Germany.

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Radio’s ‘bullshit’ quotas are holding back Aussie music: exec

Annual music industry talk-fest Big-Sound is wrapping up, and the talk was of local content requirements for commercial radio, plus what the Abbott government will (or won’t) do to help the domestic music industry.

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

Paul Kelly on Dr. Yunupingu: ‘thank you, brother, long may you dance’

On the weekend musician Paul Kelly gave a touching four and a half minute tribute to late Yothu Yindi frontman Dr. Yunupingu. The Northern Myth publishes the transcript.

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

DVD review: Soul of America — music and stories to feel good

Despite technical imperfection, the rags to riches story of soul artist Charles Bradley is an inspiring a portrait of a man who clearly loves life and humanity, writes James Rose.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | MUSIC |

Feeling around in the dark, Walsh finds more shocking art

Hobart’s Dark Mofo arts festival, which runs till the Winter Solstice (June 23), is a celebration of the dark through large-scale public art, food and music, as well as “light and noise”.

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

Garrett and Snowdon pay tribute to late Yothu Yindi singer

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CATHY ALEXANDER | MUSIC |

Live music face-off: Lee Rhiannon v Peter Garrett

Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon and frontbencher Peter Garrett vied for dominance in an upstairs downstairs feud over live music on Friday night. So who won?

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

Vale Yothu Yindi singer M. Yunupingu

M. Yunupingu, former lead singer of Yothu Yindi, has passed away in his Northern Territory home. Bob Gosford pays tribute to a vibrant and influential Australian.

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MARGOT SAVILLE | MUSIC |

Pollies, in shirtsleeves, hold forth with Sydney lit clique

Opposition communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and shadow treasurer Joe Hockey were in fine form at the Sydney Writers’ Festival — and might even have gone off script.

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

Eurovision: a veritable feast for lovers of language

In addition to the wacky tunes and party time atmosphere, Eurovision is a great chance for linguistic nerds to observe flamboyant lesser-known European languages, writes Lauren Gawne.

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

Concert review: They Might Be Giants (and they were)

They Might Be Giants would be pop kings except for one factor: their brains are too big. Needless to say, their concert in Melbourne rocked, writes W H Chong.

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Front row or death row: Chrissy Amphlett was the first and the best

Chrissy Amphlett blasted the door open for women who didn’t want to be demure. Her legacy in Australian rock will live on long after her death from cancer yesterday, writes journalist (and fan) Andrew Stafford.

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ANDREW CROOK | MUSIC |

Songs that celebrate the Iron Lady’s death

The Iron Lady found herself in the lyrics of many UK songs over the years, from Morrissey to raps about the 1981 anti-unemployment riot. Crikey chronicles the best of them.

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

Nick Cave and the bird seeds: reflecting on use of birds in Cave’s writing

Use of birds in Nick Cave’s writing runs the full spectrum, from pestilent purveyors of gloom to bright-winged messengers of love. Bob Gosford ponders Cave’s lyrical aviary.

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BEN ELTHAM | MUSIC |

Digital killed the community radio stars? Conroy’s fight with DJs

Community radio broadcasters around Australia say government funding to make the digital transition will come up short. Musicians are worried about the consequences.

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ANDREW CROOK | MUSIC |

Epileptic fit as ‘performance art’? Sour taste to Callinan set

Is an epileptic fit performance art? And was the whole incident at a weekend Melbourne music festival, the talk of social media today, an elaborate set-up? Crikey attempts to find out.

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Crikey Blogs | MUSIC |

Vale Terry Napilil Pascoe: a lifetime of rock and roll

Terry Napilil Pascoe, bass player for Sunrize Band and a member of the Indigenous Music Hall of Fame, has passed away. Bob Gosford pays tribute.

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BEN ELTHAM | MUSIC |

Big Day gets out, and smaller is probably better

With the Big Day Out on the hunt for a new site, the economic impact of big festivals has never been more important. But are tourist dollars really the best way to measure the impact of cultural events?

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