Thinking about Britney Spears’ 2007 meltdown with the writer and director of new play Truly Madly Britney

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Music, Recorded, Stage, Theatre |

“It’s Britney, bitch.” These three words, uttered by Britney Spears at the start of Gimme More, have since entered the pop cultural lexicon, an enduring cri de coeur against a media-driven obsession with destroying our idols. Released at the height of her 2007 meltdown – labelled by Rolling Stone as the “most public downfall of

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The Top 10 Songs of 2018

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Live, Music, News & Commentary, Recorded |

Another year, another bumper crop of tunes. But while some years display a discernable shift in musical trends or production styles, 2018 was a year of fragmentation. Great albums were peppered out throughout the year across a broad spectrum of genres.  Drake, George Ezra, Calvin Harris and Ariana Grande were among the familiar names to

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Magpie Diaries ‘Sanctuary’ album review

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Music, Recorded, Reviews |

Magpie Diaries is a band hailing from the Hunter region of NSW. Its well-crafted tunes could be loosely described as contemporary-country and blues-influenced-folk rock (stated influences include Grateful Dead, Neil Young and Van Morrison). They also bring other sensibilities, such as a fair whack of sax to the table on their debut album Sanctuary. The band is fronted by Matt

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