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Forty years on, do music videos still matter?

Forty years on, do music videos still matter?

The first music video to ever air on MTV – The Buggles’ Video Killed the Radio Star – was broadcast on August 1, 1981.

  • by Robert Moran

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The Offspring 'The Kids Aren't Alright' official music video
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The Offspring 'The Kids Aren't Alright' official music video

Watch the official music video for The Offspring's song 'The Kids Aren't Alright'.

Melody is king on a night of heart and muscle
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Melody is king on a night of heart and muscle

Since moving to Australia eight years ago, Italian saxophonist Mirko Guerrini has made a strong imprint on Melbourne’s jazz scene.

  • by Jessica Nicholas
From the Archives, 1921: The death of Enrico Caruso

From the Archives, 1921: The death of Enrico Caruso

100 years ago, as news broke that opera superstar Enrico Caruso had died in Rome, the Herald spoke to his one-time singing partner, Dame Nellie Melba.

  • by Staff reporter
Todd Haynes doco seeks the genesis of the Velvet Underground

Todd Haynes doco seeks the genesis of the Velvet Underground

The most often-repeated thing said about the Velvet Underground is Brian Eno’s quip that the band didn’t sell many records, but everyone who bought one started a band.

  • by Jake Coyle
‘I wanted more for my career’: Grammy winner changes tack

‘I wanted more for my career’: Grammy winner changes tack

Leon Bridges’ new album shifts away from something that has saddled him with a ‘retro’ label early in his career.

  • by Robert Moran
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Something For Kate’s Echolalia was something for women in music

Something For Kate’s Echolalia was something for women in music

Ahead of a tour reviving Melbourne band Something For Kate’s 2001 album Echolalia, frontman Paul Dempsey recalls its feminine dynamic being unusual for a 2001 rock release on Sony.

  • by Michael Bailey
Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever a harrowing but revealing experience
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Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever a harrowing but revealing experience

The 16-track record has more than a hint of discontent in its lyrics.

  • by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Felicity Wilcox’s need to escape constraints is bizarrely satisfying
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Felicity Wilcox’s need to escape constraints is bizarrely satisfying

Composer Felicity Wilcox’s Uncovered Ground, Adrian Younge’s The American Negro, Jackson Browne’s Downhill from Everywhere and Polish Club’s Now We’re Cookin’.

  • by Jessie Cunniffe, John Shand, Barnaby Smith and Bernard Zuel
Prince ‘returns’ with a new album – is it any good?
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Prince ‘returns’ with a new album – is it any good?

Welcome 2 America was made in 2010 but is only now being released.

  • by Michael Dwyer
Barbra Streisand: ‘I don’t understand a lot of today’s music’

Barbra Streisand: ‘I don’t understand a lot of today’s music’

In a rare interview on the eve of a new album, control-freak Barbra Streisand reveals something that recently occurred to her.

  • by Michael Dwyer