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The National music review (Sydney Opera House)

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Live, Music, Reviews |

American band, The National, returned to the Sydney Opera House Forecourt last night (February 21) after playing there on their last visit to Australia in 2014. They’re here supporting their 2017 album, Sleep Well Beast, which won them a Grammy for Best Alternative Album in January. Time will tell whether Sleep Well Beast resonates as well with

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Prophets of Rage – album review

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Music, Recorded, Reviews |

Supergroups are the new black or even the new little black dress. Every rocker who’s anybody is in one, or wants to be in one. Prophets of Rage, who have just released their eponymous debut album, may be the biggest name supergroup since the Travelling Wilburys. Some might argue the trend should’ve stopped with them,

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Living Colour album review: Shade

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Music, Recorded, Reviews |

The fourth track on Living Colour’s new Shade album, Program, begins with a sample of rapper Scarface humming the tune of LC’s huge hit Cult of Personality during a media interview where he’s pressed to remember the band’s name. When told, he exclaims, “Living Colour! Right! Name me another black rock band?” The interviewer offers Fishbone

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Death Grips Live (Enmore Theatre, Sydney)

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Live, Music, Reviews |

Uber-hyped and noisy Californian experimental hip hop trio Death Grips, have just begun a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it tour of the east coast. Kicking off on Wednesday at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, the ‘Grips moved on to Brisbane and finish with two shows in Melbourne before heading back to co-headline a US tour with Ministry. Ear trumpet manufacturers will be

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