Almanac Music: Australia’s Best Song? (Discuss)

Kevin Densley nominates his personal favourite Australian song. If ever there was an invitation for a discussion, this is it. What would you choose?

Almanac Music – Aussie album review: The Triffids ‘Born Sandy Devotional’

After a hiatus, Smokie is back with the fourteenth in his look-backs at classic Australian albums. This time it is the Triffids’ 1986 masterpiece ‘Born Sandy Devotional’.

Almanac Music (Stereo Stories) – ‘Under the Milky Way’: A story by Jim Landwehr

Jim Landwehr wrote a fine piece for Stereo Stories on the impact The Church’s ‘Under the Milky Way’ had on his life through adulthood in America.

Stereo Stories 500

And while we’re on the subject of Stereo Stories, congratulations to Vin and crew on publishing their 500th piece of music and memoir.

Almanac Music – Stereo Stories: ‘My Hero’ Foo Fighters

In his latest Stereo Story, Smokie Dawson reflects on festivals, the Foo Fighters, and fatherhood.

Vale Bill Withers

You may not have known the late Bill Withers by name, but you probably knew some of his songs.

The Wantok Musik Foundation

Almanacker, staunch Melbourne man, and musician, David Bridie is Artistic Director of the Wantok Musik Foundation, which seeks to promote the music of our region.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Luca Falvo: Queen – above and beyond

Parade College Grade 9 student Luca Falvo touches on his love for Queen and the memories he has of being introduced to them by his father.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Ethan Power: The history of Metallica

Ethan Power has always loved Metallica. Now a Grade 9 student at Parade College, he details the history of the band and the impact they’ve had on his own musical development.

Happy 40th Birthday. A love letter to “London Calling”

Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of The Clash’s seminal album “London Calling”. Smokie wishes it many happy returns.

Almanac Music – Aussie album review: Sunnyboys’ “Sunnyboys”

In the ninth of his occasional series revisiting classic Aussie albums, Smokie brings us a classic power-pop record that is a constant reminder of teenage summers.

Almanac Music: Don’t Kill Live Music Rally, Sydney, Feb 21

Almanackers, the live music scene in Sydney needs your support. Sign the petition and help Sydney become a major live music centre once again.

Almanac Music: My Calexico Summer

Calexico put on a great musical performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre reports Brian, The Ruminator.[youtube clip added. Ed.]

Almanac Music – Aussie album review: INXS “Shabooh Shoobah”

Smokie returns to share the seventh in his occasional series of Australian album reviews- this time “Shabooh Shoobah” by INXS.

Almanac Music – Lazy Lester: The Same Thing Could Happen To You

Peter Crossing pays tribute to blues man Leslie ‘Lazy Lester’ Johnson who passed a short while ago at 85 years young.

Almanac Music – Feeling Whitney by Post Malone: Ambiguous Heart Wrench

Are you Feeling Whitney today? Sean Mortell is.

Almanac Music – The growing maturity of Australian Rock

Oz guitar bands aren’t dead, they’re just adapting. Alex Darling connects a lot of dots in this perceptive overview of Australian guitar bands old and new.

Almanac Music: ‘This Is America’ by Childish Gambino – What Art Truly Is

Sean Mortell reviews Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ – the controversial new song and music video from writer/comedian/actor Donald Glover’s alter-ego, that forces us to look into more than the music and learn from the art.

Almanac Music – Nostalgic Rock ‘n Roll: The Killers Melbourne Concert Review

Sean Mortell went along to see The Killers at Hisense Arena over the weekend where the Las Vegas outfit proved to him why they are indeed a ‘vital cog in stabilising the runaway music industry’ and more than just ‘Mr. Brightside’.

Help George Telek in his time of need

Legendary PNG musician and a voice of Melanesia, George Telek is suffering from mouth cancer and requires significant treatment. Read on for more about George and how you can help out.