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Why the hell would any rock band be a two piece?

Journalism, like rock n roll, is not in its golden age. Perhaps now that a lot of world leaders are...

Peaches, Little Big and D'Angelo's controversial music videos

10 of the most controversial music videos ever made

Music videos aren’t always just a flashy sales tool to get eyes on an artist – they also give musicians...

Bands whose second album was better than their first, including Sarah Blasko, Kingswood, and Crowded House

10 Aussie bands who triumphed with their second album

We all know plenty of bands who hit their creative peak right from the start, which can be a double-edged...

Hilltop Hoods, 360 and Sampa the Great

10 of the best live rappers in Australian hip hop

Australia’s hip hop and rap scene has just kept growing over the last couple of decades, and we’re now flush...

Illy

“The biggest challenge is overcoming myself” – Birdz interviews Illy about his journey in hip hop

A Weekend In The Gardens returns this November with three massive days of entertainment, with Illy headlining the Saturday night...

3 panel image of Kurt Cobain, Anthony Kiedis, and Kevin Parker, artists whose songs sound awfully similar to others.

12 songs that sound suspiciously similar to other songs

Music will forever be fraught with both fans and artists arguing that one band ripped another band’s riff or chord...

Jess Scully

Councillor Jess Scully is fighting for Sydney’s musicians

These days, the last thing we might expect to be told by an elected official is that they consider Sydney’s...

Image of some of the best backing bands, including The Bad Seeds, The New Power Generation, and The Wailers

10 backing bands as talented as the icons who fronted them

Some artists are so legendary their names have been written into music folklore, but even our musical icons can’t always...

Members of Nirvana, The Strokes, and The Vines performing live

14 early demos of classic songs that you definitely have to hear

We all know that songs, particularly classic ones, don’t just come right out of an artist’s mind fully formed and...

3 panel image featuring Grinspoon, a punter at Beyond The Valley, and Frenzal Rhomb, three great ideas for New Year's Eve

5 New Year’s Eve gigs that aren’t going to suck

New Year’s celebrations can be tricky – you want to go out and do something to ring in the new...

Tame Impala, Courntey Barnett, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard who have released valuable Aussie albums

Do you own these 12 Aussie albums? Because they’re worth a lot

You’ve read about the vinyl revival that’s been going on for the past few years and shows no sign of...

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15 of the greatest Aussie rock singers of all time

Every member of the band is important, but if there’s one thing every great rock band needs, it’s a brilliant...

Beck in shades of blue

The brilliant music you probably didn’t realise was made by Beck

With over 25 years in the game, the man they call Beck has proven time and time again to be...

10 Aussie acts who blew up after playing The Plot

The Plot has a knack for picking acts for its lineup just as they’re about to get huge, and the...

3 panel image of great modern rock bands, including The Preatures, Kingswood, and DZ Deathrays

10 of the greatest Aussie rock bands of the last decade

If you were going to try and make a list of great Aussie rock bands, the chances are pretty good...