The Go-Betweens

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Robert Forster: Inferno review – loads of atmosphere and dry Brisbane wit
Former Go-Betweens frontman’s seventh solo album might be an acquired taste but nevertheless gets under your skin

Andrew Stafford

28, Feb, 2019 @5:00 PM

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‘It’s a widely misunderstood song’: how the Go-Betweens made Streets of Your Town
Is the winner of Guardian Australia’s Songs of Brisbane poll about Brisbane? Even band members aren’t sure

Andrew Stafford

19, Sep, 2018 @10:57 PM

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Go-Betweens' Streets of Your Town takes out top spot in Songs of Brisbane poll
The Saints come in second with (I’m) Stranded and the Go-Betweens’ Cattle and Cane is in third place

Alexandra Spring

19, Sep, 2018 @10:10 PM

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Go-Betweens' Lindy Morrison: Brisbane in the late 70s was fast and furious
Cops ruled the streets and many fled to Sydney. Lindy Morrison stayed to vent anger in all-female punk band Zero

Lindy Morrison

07, Sep, 2018 @11:57 PM

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Brisbane: brave music from a city that keeps pulling people back in | Andrew Stafford
As Guardian Australia asks readers to vote for the best Brisbane song of all time, Andrew Stafford spotlights the legacy and sound of music in the city

Andrew Stafford

03, Sep, 2018 @8:30 PM

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Rock in a hard place: the decline of the all-ages music venue
With Australia’s live music scene struggling to survive, Brisbane’s promoters are using open and alcohol-free gigs to attract younger music lovers. Will it work?

Andrew Stafford

10, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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How I fell in love with the Go-Betweens | Pádraig Collins
Seeing the Go-Betweens live for the first time was probably as close as I’ll ever get to a religious experience. Their lyrics still speak to me in middle age

Pádraig Collins

08, Jan, 2018 @1:38 AM

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Jen Cloher review – a slow-burning masterpiece from a first-class songwriter
With a poet’s eye for details and the musical ear of a life spent wallowing in rock’n’roll, Cloher has well and truly come out of the shadows

Andrew Stafford

10, Aug, 2017 @6:00 PM

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16 Lovers Lane review – love of the Go-Betweens overcomes patchy performances
Forget Augie March, even Paul Kelly, 16 Lovers Lane remains one of the most literary albums ever made by an Australian band

Brigid Delaney

16, Jul, 2017 @6:53 AM

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The Go-Betweens: Right Here review – love and thunder on film
Red Dog director Kriv Stenders’ documentary delves into the triumphs and tragedies of the indie rockers – and may even win them new fans

Pádraig Collins

15, Jun, 2017 @7:00 PM

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Snub TV: cult music show that unearthed the underground
The no-frills cable show captured 80s and 90s bands at their most bonkers – from Napalm Death’s growling mayhem to New Order calling U2’s singer ‘that bongo guy’. Co-founder Pete Fowler explains why nothing else has come close

Daniel Dylan Wray

06, Jun, 2017 @10:04 AM

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Grant & I review – Robert Forster writes moving, definitive portrait the Go-Betweens deserve
The heart of Forster’s memoir is his friendship with the ‘naive boy’ Grant McLennan, but it skirts the topic of heroin that hangs over it like a shadow

Andrew Stafford

29, Aug, 2016 @2:16 AM

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