Australian music

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Three things with Lee Kernaghan: ‘You can’t put babies in a tray back!’
In our weekly interview about objects, the country music star tells us about his favourite instrument (it’s not a guitar) and the beloved ute he regrets selling

As told to Katie Cunningham

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Robert Forster: The Candle and the Flame review – intimate and life-affirming
Made in the wake of his wife and musical partner Karin Bäumler’s diagnosis with ovarian cancer, Forster’s eighth solo album is startling in its quiet power

Andrew Stafford

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Your ultimate Brisbane events guide: the best things to do this weekend, and what’s on through February
From blockbuster exhibitions and stage shows to a feast of live music – here are the best things happening in your city in February

Steph Harmon, Sian Cain, Janine Israel, Anna McGahan and Michael Sun

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Cub Sport, Mo’Ju and Huntly: Australia’s best new music for February
Each month our critics pick 20 new songs for our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, Andrew Stafford, Shaad D'Souza, Michael Sun and Isabella Trimboli

02, Feb, 2023 @12:50 AM

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Workplace reforms back on agenda when parliament returns next week, Tony Burke says
Albanese government to launch new industrial relations negotiations but all but rules out bringing back bargaining fees for non-union members

Paul Karp

01, Feb, 2023 @7:11 AM

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Darren Hayes: A Coral Room by Kate Bush is the most perfect song of all time
When Bush returned after a 12-year career hiatus with a song about motherhood and death, it cracked the Savage Garden singer wide open – and gave him a roadmap for his own life

Darren Hayes as told to Janine Israel

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Music, literature and First Nations at the forefront of a $300m boost to the arts, Labor to announce
Albanese government’s new Revive program an attempt to reverse declines to the arts sector but financial details not expected until May budget

Kelly Burke

29, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Triple J Hottest 100: Flume tops Australia’s biggest music poll with Say Nothing
UK act Eliza Rose places No 2 in the countdown, with Spacey Jane landing at No 3, No 5 and No 6

Katie Cunningham

28, Jan, 2023 @9:26 AM

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Ziggy Ramo: Sugar Coated Lies review – bold, uncompromising hip-hop that takes a new path
Released independently on 26 January, the artist’s second album has more mainstream appeal than his first – but is as unapologetically political as ever

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

27, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Gena Rose Bruce: Deep is the Way review – compelling and complex with moments of brilliance
With a feature from Bill Callahan, the Melbourne artist’s second album showcases her evolution as a sharp, honest songwriter

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Georgia Maq: All My Friends by LCD Soundsystem is the most perfect song of all time
The Camp Cope singer was adrift and alone in LA when a synth-heavy song anchored her to home – and a sense of hope

Georgia Maq

22, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Are AI-generated songs a ‘grotesque mockery’ of humanity or simply an opportunity to make a new kind of music? | Jeff Sparrow
Nick Cave has condemned a song designed and directed by ChatGPT. But new technology should be embraced, not feared

Jeff Sparrow

20, Jan, 2023 @1:45 AM

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