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  • Fifty years on and it remains a highlight

    19 Aug 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONA lot happened in the history of the world 50 years ago.In July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped foot on the moon. Pretty impressive.A month later,...

  • The beasts who boogie

    12 Jul 2019
    Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the Roundhouse in SydneyBY NICHOLAS ELMITTThere is always a buzz in the crowd leading up to a King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard show...

  • Brilliance in abundance

    08 Jun 2019
    Herbie Hancock reviewBY CHRIS JOHNSONThe mark of a bandleader can be gauged by his generosity towards the musicians he leads. Comfortable in his own skin, surrounded by the best,...

  •  Louis’ boy a conference hit

    07 Jun 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON  Hands up who went to National Conference. Keep them up if you went to the Saturday night Gala Dinner at the Brisbane Town Hall. Hold them up high if...

  • Joan As Police Woman – arrest me now

    14 May 2019
     BY CHRIS JOHNSONHer funky gold violin was nowhere to be seen or heard all night, but Joan As Police Woman with pink Telecaster in hand captivated the audience all the same....

  • Perfect setting, perfect festival

    03 May 2019
    By CHRIS JOHNSONMorning yoga. Ocean views. Live classical music.That’s not a bad way to start any day, let alone Easter Sunday as part of the Four Winds music festival in Bermagui...

  • Joan As Police Woman on the beat in Australia

    29 Mar 2019
    One would think that if a rock chick named herself and her band after 1970s movie star Angie Dickinson she would be somewhat cool.And one would be right in that thought if we are...

  • Beethoven meets the bush at Easter

    08 Mar 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSONWith Easter fast approaching, some turn their minds to holiday destinations where live music can be enjoyed. And the Easter long weekend provides a number of music...

  • So many contenders for Queen of Rock

    18 Feb 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON Is it even worth trying to name the definitive Queen of Rock?So many amazing female rockers have stood the test of time and could quite comfortable lay claim...

  • Bali bands have got it covered

    21 Jan 2019
    BY CHRIS JOHNSON Looking for live music while on holiday in Bali? No problem. The locals have found a formula that works for tourists.On any given night, Bali hotspots are...