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‘Punk, chaos, unpredictability’: Why isn’t there more live music on Australian TV?

‘Punk, chaos, unpredictability’: Why isn’t there more live music on Australian TV?

As host of Recovery, Dylan Lewis loved the danger in putting rock n roll on live TV. The Set is now keeping the music show legacy alive. But there’s still space for more mayhem, Lewis says.

  • by Robert Moran

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‘Might not be here in six months’: Major venue’s warning on music caps

‘Might not be here in six months’: Major venue’s warning on music caps

Former Powderfinger bassist and co-owner of the Fortitude Music Hall and the Triffid John Collins has been joined by Brisbane’s lord mayor in calls for an easing of live venue limits.

  • by Matt Dennien
Kilbey resurrects the Church in a gig that recaptures the magic
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Kilbey resurrects the Church in a gig that recaptures the magic

Almost With You, Unguarded Moment, even Under the Milky Way ... with a new line-up and renewed energy, the Church played its greatest hits with gusto and joy.

  • by Michael Dwyer
In a moment at the foot of Uluru with a cello, everything changed

In a moment at the foot of Uluru with a cello, everything changed

Melbourne cellist Richard Narroway played at Uluru in 2015 with his feet in the red sand and ever since has tried to recapture that feeling of freedom.

  • by Catherine Lambert
Haiku Hands are here to liberate the dancefloor

Haiku Hands are here to liberate the dancefloor

The indie pop band is touring again in the wake of the release of their debut album and hope to fill dancefloors with raw, unabashed post-pandemic freedom.

  • by Cat Woods
Two mates having a blast: The Avalanches deliver a sample of heaven
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Two mates having a blast: The Avalanches deliver a sample of heaven

Even the chairs started dancing as The Avalanches’ bass throbbed through the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

  • by Mikey Cahill
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No more ‘fun police’: Sydney’s first venue to be protected from noise complaints
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No more ‘fun police’: Sydney’s first venue to be protected from noise complaints

The Enmore Theatre could be given special dispensations and concessions to operate under changes that could benefit other music venues across Sydney’s inner west.

  • by Linda Morris
Turning toxic fame and misogyny into a musical catharsis

Turning toxic fame and misogyny into a musical catharsis

London Grammar have dug deep for their third album, Californian Soil, which reflects on the grief, fear and disillusion that came from the touring treadmill.

  • by Cat Woods
Tomorrowland, when the pandemic began and Bob Evans started recording

Tomorrowland, when the pandemic began and Bob Evans started recording

Jebediah frontman and singer-songwriter Kevin Mitchell recorded his new solo album just as the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down.

  • by Tony Moore
For Meadow Festival, the Bluesfest cancellation raised hackles

For Meadow Festival, the Bluesfest cancellation raised hackles

The Meadow music festival in the Otways later this month is ready to go, and the founder hopes to avoid the same fate as Bluesfest.

  • by Cat Woods
Politics and power from the Pilbara thrill thousands

Politics and power from the Pilbara thrill thousands

Spinifex Gum put on a night of emotive and urgent music from Australia’s north.

  • by Cat Woods