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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

For the fourth time in just over two years UK punk rockers Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will make their way down under. This time around the band will be commemorating the release of their third album, End Of Suffering. Which is somewhat fitting given the recent bushfire tragedies which have befallen our beautiful country. […]

Shutter disgrace: snappers in a flap

BY JADE MORELLINI 80s pop icon Adam Ant, performing in Sydney last week, issued restrictive waivers demanding photographers relinquish copyright on images of him taken in concert. Subsequently, many photographers boycotted his shows. Photographers are often exploited by artists in the music industry, who expect them to work for free and hand over images without […]

Naked City: Sydney’s make do concert venues

  Apart from notables like the Opera House, the City Recital Hall, Sydney Lyric Theatre and the all-purpose Entertainment Centre, Sydney boasts very few purpose-built concert venues – especially for a city that aspires to international status. When it comes to staging concert-style music events there’s a long history of making do with an infrastructure […]

GIG: LOS VAN VAN

The time has come to dust off your dancing shoes and start moving those hips, as Cuban salsa sensations Los Van Van get set for a one night only appearance at the Sydney Opera House, playing their renowned fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms with Latin jazz, salsa, rock, funk, disco, and hip-hop. The 16-piece timba band […]

GIG: ARTHUR RUSSELL – TAPES OF THOUGHT

From minimalism and Ginsberg to proto-punk and the Modern Lovers to underground disco and David Byrne, Arthur Russell’s plethora of musical experiments – frequently caught between avant-garde and pop – have left quite a legacy. Like so many of our great innovators, Russell was relatively unknown during his lifetime. The Village Voice said of his […]