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'Artists have been busting to work': Big concerts coming to Victoria

'Artists have been busting to work': Big concerts coming to Victoria

Jimmy Barnes, The Teskey Brothers, Tones and I, Missy Higgins, Gordi and more feature in a series of concerts around Victoria starting on Saturday.

  • by Karl Quinn

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Phil Spector was 'ultimate example of the art always being better than the artist'

Phil Spector was 'ultimate example of the art always being better than the artist'

After Spector's death on Saturday, some have lauded his early contributions to rock music, while others struggled to forgive his volatile past.

  • by Jonathan Landrum Jr.
Philip Quast bares his heart in affable Sydney Festival cabaret show

Philip Quast bares his heart in affable Sydney Festival cabaret show

From raising turkeys to chatting with Stephen Sondheim, Philip Quast has led a fabled life.

  • by John Shand
Ngaiire effortlessly establishes her own musical world in intimate show
★★★★
Sydney Festival

Ngaiire effortlessly establishes her own musical world in intimate show

Despite her diminutive stature Ngaiire is an artist who has no problem making her larger-than-life presence felt.

  • by James Jennings
Sydney Festival's Heartland sees a seedling grow into a mighty tree
★★★★½
Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival's Heartland sees a seedling grow into a mighty tree

William Barton and Veronique Serret together adds up to something quite special.

  • by Harriet Cunningham
Paul Capsis and iOTA blow the lid off in Rapture

Paul Capsis and iOTA blow the lid off in Rapture

This concert was partially sacrificed on the altar of the forthcoming musical on which it was based.

  • by John Shand
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Queer voices become siren song in The Rise and Fall of Saint George
★★★★
Sydney Festival

Queer voices become siren song in The Rise and Fall of Saint George

Paul Mac's electronic, operatic-tinged pop serves as an embrace.

  • by Cassie Tongue
Between hip-hop and a hard place, Illy bounces back re-energised

Between hip-hop and a hard place, Illy bounces back re-energised

A decade since his debut album, Illy gave himself space to take stock and refocus.

  • by Craig Mathieson
How did Olivia Rodrigo become Taylor Swift's baby overnight?

How did Olivia Rodrigo become Taylor Swift's baby overnight?

Her debut single, Drivers License, set a new Spotify one-day record with 15 million streams on Monday, then broke that record on Tuesday.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Australian acts missing as ARIA charts reveal what we listened to in 2020

Australian acts missing as ARIA charts reveal what we listened to in 2020

The one thing we can be sure of is that British pop star, actor and fashion plate Harry Styles is surviving just fine.

  • by Bernard Zuel
Disruption! drums home the message of 2020's upheaval
★★★★
Sydney Festival

Disruption! drums home the message of 2020's upheaval

Composer Jeremy Rose's new suite shone a spotlight on the drama of the drums.

  • by John Shand