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Is this really the end of Daft Punk?

Is this really the end of Daft Punk?

In this business of music, even the actual death of a key player is just a career pivot point.

  • by Michael Dwyer

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Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

Grammy-winning duo Daft Punk break up after 28 years

The helmet-wearing French duo shared the news in an eight-minute video called “Epilogue”.

  • by Mesfin Fekadu
Port Fairy Folk Festival helps keep the show on the road

Port Fairy Folk Festival helps keep the show on the road

As summer draws to a close, live music is returning to regional Victoria.

  • by Martin Boulton
The unsung Aussie producers making hits for the world’s biggest stars

The unsung Aussie producers making hits for the world’s biggest stars

For years Khaled Rohaim has been quietly churning out hits for artists like Rihanna and Ariana Grande from his home studio in Sydney.

  • by Robert Moran
‘An industry in crisis’: Musicians’ plea as live music figures hit new low

‘An industry in crisis’: Musicians’ plea as live music figures hit new low

Some of the Australian music industry’s biggest stars have lent their names to an open letter calling on the government to extend JobKeeper.

  • by Martin Boulton
More than half of Victoria’s music workers considering leaving industry, says study

More than half of Victoria’s music workers considering leaving industry, says study

A survey has found people in Victoria’s music scene are considering walking away, largely owing to the impacts of COVID-19.

  • by Martin Boulton
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New and old jazz shines under the stars in Melbourne’s refilled Bowl
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New and old jazz shines under the stars in Melbourne’s refilled Bowl

A night of symphonic jazz at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl saw the MSO on top form, and showcased the considerable talents of a new Australian composer.

  • by Jessica Nicholas
Kasey Chambers to break performance drought with headline show

Kasey Chambers to break performance drought with headline show

After a forced break from live performances, country music star Kasey Chambers is added to the Live at the Bowl program.

  • by Martin Boulton
Big on emotion, with a dour tone: Super Bowl entertainment was fit for a pandemic

Big on emotion, with a dour tone: Super Bowl entertainment was fit for a pandemic

The spectre of COVID lingered all over this year’s Super Bowl entertainment, especially The Weeknd’s morbid halftime performance.

  • by Robert Moran
‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’ for new symphony centre in Sydney

‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’ for new symphony centre in Sydney

The Registrar-General’s Building next to St Mary’s Cathedral may become a dedicated centre for the city’s nomadic orchestras and choirs.

  • by Linda Morris
Lime Cordiale at the Bowl: an unforced blend of dag and cool
★★★½
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Lime Cordiale at the Bowl: an unforced blend of dag and cool

Under summer skies, nothing can harsh the vibe of Lime Cordiale’s slacker-romantic scene, in a rush of clean guitars and tight harmony.

  • by Michael Dwyer