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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.

In the name of cash: U2's Apple virus

In the name of cash: U2's Apple virus

Helen RazerSep 16, 2014

Saint Bono has descended from on high to deliver us the fruits of his labours (without asking). But it was the slightly larger iPhone that got the groupies.

Razer's Class Warfare: Apple a cruel industrialist in Hillsong Jesus clothing

Razer's Class Warfare: Apple a cruel industrialist in Hillsong Jesus clothing

Helen RazerSep 11, 201410 Comments

The emotional incontinence of idiot tech journalists as they fetishise graven images (read: iPhones and Apple Watches) glorifies a god (read: cult leader) that is not as benevolent as it seems.

David Bowie is ... at it again

David Bowie is ... at it again

Peter FarnanAug 14, 2014

The construction of the David Bowie narrative continues with David Bowie is, a new exhibition celebrating 50 years of one of the era’s most influential artists, writes Peter Farnan.

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