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Do pill-testing kits encourage illegal drug use?

Do pill-testing kits encourage illegal drug use?

Tamsin RoseNov 29, 20168 Comments

With summer music season upon us, the debate around pill testing has been revived. Should drug users be able to tell if they are consuming what they think they are, or does pill testing encourage drug use? Crikey intern Tamsin Rose reports.

Rundle: without arrogance, or even temper, Leonard Cohen summoned transcendence

Rundle: without arrogance, or even temper, Leonard Cohen summoned transcendence

Guy RundleNov 14, 201611 Comments

His voice was not suited to the times, at first; soon, the times remade themselves for his voice.

Bob Dylan should not have won a Nobel Prize for literature

Bob Dylan should not have won a Nobel Prize for literature

W H ChongOct 20, 20166 Comments

If the Nobel committee wants to give out a prize for music, they need to create a category for music. Dylan's lyrics alone do not deserve a literature prize.

Music industry seeks to block non-existent KickAss piracy site

Josh TaylorJul 22, 2016

Popular torrents website Kick Ass is dead. But the Australian music industry is suing anyway.

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.

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