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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 Razer July 23, 2015 5 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

Crikey July 9, 2015 4 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

Crikey March 6, 2015 1 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 Intern January 14, 2015 5 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

Crikey November 20, 2014 1 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 Razer November 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 Whyte October 30, 2014 4 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)

Crikey October 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 Rundle October 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 Razer September 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.