Are the Grammys racist? Adele’s win over Beyoncé raises questions

Music, News & Commentary, Recorded |

Under normal circumstances, winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year is cause for great celebration. But when Adele was yesterday awarded the honour for her latest finely produced collection of balladry and acoustic pop, 25, the British singer said that she couldn’t possibly accept the award. Adele said, quite explicitly, that the honour should have

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Guns N’ Roses concert sound problems?

Live, Music, News & Commentary |

Our review of the Gunners’ concert at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium at the weekend elicited a number of readers’ comments, most of them about the sound quality. The Melbourne concert is tonight at the MCG (after which it’s Adelaide and Perth’s turn), so concert-goers might want to check where they’ll find themselves sitting and recall what they

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No Zu review (NGV, Melbourne)

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Music, Recorded, Reviews |

Another NGV Friday in Melbourne – it’s a very refined sort of gig this one; relaxed yet artsy. As always, there is a wide maxi of people here – from the NGV regulars in  suits and dressy clothes to the t-shirt wearing crowd just here for a band and a drink. Pretty much anything goes. Tonight (February

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