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Sydney Film Festival Review: David Crosby is an open book that teaches us children well in Remember My Name

June 16, 2019

David Crosby was a Byrd who became a “difficult cat”. In Remember My Name he is an old dog armed with a guitar in one hand and a spliff in the other. This musician and artist is very candid about his full and colourful life in this feature-length documentary. This film is ultimately an entertaining […]

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Farm Aid’s continued success as a premier music festival & charity initiative – here’s what we learned

September 26, 2017

Since 1985 Farm Aid has recognised the work of family farmers in the hopes of revitalising the local economies that depend on the industry. Now in its 32nd edition, Willie Nelson, president and founder of Farm Aid has gathered together a lineup of acts that travel and appear on their own dime, and in turn […]

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Review: Not only did the Californian festival Desert Trip showcase history, but it created its own too

October 24, 2016

Some of history’s greatest bands took over the Californian desert last weekend. Classic tunes, epic productions and moonlight bliss created something special for the history books. HOW THE FESTIVAL WORKED Six acts: Bob Dylan + The Rolling Stones (Friday), Neil Young + Paul McCartney (Saturday), The Who + Roger Waters (Sunday), played over three days on […]

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Five reasons we wish we were at Desert Trip (aka “Oldchella”) this past weekend

October 11, 2016

Last weekend saw the first weekend of the highly anticipated classic rock wet-dream that is Desert Trip. You may also know it by it’s popular colloquial name – “Oldchella”. Here are the top five reasons that we are drooling at the mouth ahead of being on the ground for Weekend Two! Money talks After years […]

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Desert Trip Festival confirmed: The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan & more to appear

May 3, 2016

Recently, when there were reports of a ‘mega festival’ featuring some of rock and roll’s most beloved names (think: The Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who…) swirling, it seemed to good to be true. Well, doubters, think again: the Desert Trip Festival has been officially announced and it’s coming out of the gates blazing with some MASSIVE names. […]

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The Best Gigs of 2015: AU Editor’s Picks

January 12, 2016

Last week we published our contributors’ picks for the best gigs of 2015, bringing up memories of some diverse, amazing shows by local and international artists alike. Below we’ve got some memories from our editors from the year past, taking in shows both in Australia and abroad. Roll on 2016… Sosefina Fuamoli #1 Gig of […]

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Album Review: Neil Young – Bluenote Cafe (2015 LP)

November 25, 2015

In any artistic career that lasts decades, there will inevitably be a period where the artist loses touch with their fans, their music and themselves. For Neil Young, this period was the entire 1980s. In a career of weird moves (most notably 2010’s Fork in the Road, a concept album devoted entirely to the benefits […]

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the ARTS review: what’s happening in the world of arts & film – issue 011

March 28, 2012

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, […]

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the AU interview: Nils Lofgren (USA) of the E Street Band

November 26, 2010

American musician and E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren chats to us about his latest album, working with two Rock and Roll legends and how he went from playing classical accordion to playing three minute solos in front of packed out stadiums. So you have just come off tour, how was that for you? Well […]

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