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Album Review: Crosby, Stills & Nash – CSN: Highlights (2013 LP)

Crosby Stills & Nash

The music of Crosby, Stills & Nash will be forever intertwined with the era in which it was created. The coming-together of members from some of the most prominent American groups of the '60s – The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies to be precise – saw the creation of some of the best politically-charged folk-pop seen in music up to that point, in a time when post-JFK, America was tearing itself apart. It's impossible to listen to their music without getting images of the Vietnam War, Woodstock, the Summer of Love, the Black Panthers, and the Chicago Democratic Convention police riot in your head. Their heyday also came at a time when some of the best damn music in existence was being made.

the AU interview at Bluesfest: Dawes (LA)

Larry Heath sits down to chat with LA folk-rock band Dawes at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Live Review: Byron Bay Bluesfest 2012 Day 2 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (06.04.12)

More belated summer weather brought Byron Bay to life for the second day of Bluesfest, and you couldn’t help being drawn to the sunshine vibes of Queensland’s Bobby Alu, especially as his trademark percussion breaks lured more hip-shakers to the dancefloor.

Live Review: West Coast Blues and Roots Festival 2012 - Fremantle Park (01.04.12)

Sunday saw the return of the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival to Fremantle Park. Now in its ninth year, the festival produced a diverse line up, full of local, national and international talent. Despite the ominous rain clouds at the beginning of the day, the event went ahead with only a slight shower of rain, which did little to dampen the spirits of those in attendance.

the ARTS review: what's happening in the world of arts & film - issue 011

The ARTS review

Welcome to another edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Art and Film.

In This Issue: The art of Ouch My Face by Celeste Potter and Regurgitator’s Ben Ely, the Sydney Film Festival’s new pop-up event space, rare insight into 60’s rock'n'roll at the Crosby, Stills & Nash photographic exhibition and light bulbs go on for the Vivid Sydney festival of ideas.

Various Artists - The Bridge School Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition (2011 LP)

In 1986 The Bridge School was founded, in a bid to create a school and learning environment suitable for the teaching of children with complex communication needs. In 1986 the first Bridge School Benefit was organised; however unlike other school fundraising drives this benefit was a bit different. It was organised by music legend Neil Young and featured a few of his fellow colleagues.

Bluesfest release the second lineup featuring Crosby, Still and Nash, The Specials and Seasick Steve

Look at that poster. Do you see that lineup? That's possibly the best lineup in 2012, and we aren't even in that year yet. But the organizers behind Byron Bay Bluesfest simply aren't content with words like best, fantastic, mind blowing; they just keep on adding to the already bumper list of names.