Since its inaugural festival in 2009, VIVID Sydney has quickly established itself as the best reason to get out of the house as the city descends into its antipodean winter.
If The Lifted Brow was a band, then we could look at its first 16 issues as a series of most excellent singles and EPs.
Every now and again, a space pops up that gives a group of artists a home, creates a community and even feeds into the work that is created there.
A music video that pairs punk band Rancid with the works of pioneering conceptual artist Sol Lewitt is what this is.
By providing free maps of local record shops, Diggin Melbourne and the just launched Diggin Sydney bring crate diggers one step closer to vinyl heaven.
Mick Harvey is known as one of the best sidemen in the business. On his latest album FOUR (Acts of Love), he steps into the spotlight usually handed over to the likes of PJ Harvey or Nick Cave.
If you thought TED was all about the talks, think again. With a music program that spans beat-boxing, blues, classical and Egyptian oud, as much thought goes into the sounds as the talky bits.
In France they call April 20 'Disquaire Day', but for us English speakers it's Record Store Day – an international day to celebrate records and the places we buy them.
Convict ballads with Tim Rogers, Fantasia with the Tassie Symphony Orchestra, a Pusher trilogy, The Drones and satan... Winter is coming to Hobart in a very awesome way thanks to Dark Mofo.
We wrote about a demonic, toe-nibbling, sex-crazed South African sprite, the Tokoloshe, in Smith volume six. But we didn't go out hunting it like Die Antwoord.
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