Pop and rock

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Laneway festival review – Haim, Phoebe Bridgers and Fred Again try out new Sydney venue, with mixed results
Olympic Park in Homebush is about as far as you can get conceptually from an inner-city laneway – but it was the set times that caused the biggest comedown

Jared Richards

06, Feb, 2023 @1:35 AM

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Hifi Sean & David McAlmont: Happy Ending review – a dream voice that’s lost in the mix
The producer-singer duo reunite for more dance-leaning soul that ignites only when McAlmont’s gorgeous vocals are allowed to take flight

Damien Morris

05, Feb, 2023 @3:00 PM

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David Bridie: Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads is the most perfect song of all time
The first single off the US band’s 1980 album Remain in Light inspired a musical awakening in the My Friend the Chocolate Cake singer

David Bridie

05, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Young Fathers: Heavy Heavy review – a joyous feast of noise
The Edinburgh band’s fourth album is an enjoyable mix of driving beats and infectious enthusiasm

Ammar Kalia

05, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Robert Forster: The Candle and the Flame review – bittersweet songs with added resonance
This home-recorded album from the Australian singer-songwriter is at once premonitory and healing – and very much a family affair

Kitty Empire

05, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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One to watch: Venbee
The teenage tearaway turned UK charts fixture is so much more than a ‘one-hit wonder on the radio’

Kate Hutchinson

04, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Gender inequality and outdated voting metrics: are the Brit awards still hitting the wrong notes?
The ceremony will broadcast on a Saturday for the first time to attract viewers, but a shortage of women nominees and viral music stars suggests the awards remain out of step, say critics

Laura Snapes

03, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Nick Carter countersues two women accusing him of sexual assault
A lawsuit for the Backstreet Boys singer describes his accusers as ‘opportunists’ taking advantage of the #MeToo movement

Shaad D'Souza

03, Feb, 2023 @1:45 PM

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M(h)aol: Attachment Styles review
The five-piece combine wit, skill and primal music on an album that is vulnerable, triumphant and cathartic in equal measure

Dannii Leivers

03, Feb, 2023 @8:30 AM

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‘It’s a homage to what Mark E Smith taught us’: ex-Fall members House of All deny exploiting band’s legacy
Smith’s family have called the new band ‘extremely offensive’. Martin Bramah, a founding former member of the original Fall lineup, defends his new outfit

Dave Simpson

02, Feb, 2023 @4:51 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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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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