History made: SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas
History made: SXSW 2009, Austin, Texas

David Dallas travelled to Austin Texas in 2009 to play SXSW

Concert review: Nas' Illmatic, Austin, Texas
Concert review: Nas' Illmatic, Austin, Texas

"Smarten up, Nas." With one line from Takeover , the savage takedown of the Queensbridge native who arguably still held…

SXSW: Bigger than Texas
SXSW: Bigger than Texas

My son asked for a space-themed birthday party this year. Sounds quite simple but there is much more to it than you'd think…

Jay-Z's full SXSW showcase hits web (+10 links)

Jay-Z's full SXSW concert, a new Battleship trailer and Zowie's new single all feature in this compilation of the best links…

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INXS rocker's long recovery
INXS rocker's long recovery

It will be a year before INXS rocker Tim Farriss will learn if he can play guitar again after almost…

Review: Billy Idol, Cheap Trick, The Angels at Vector Area

As it turned out, Billy Idol was nothing to sneer about. Yes, the one-time 80s mega star - whose career went into seemingly…

Marlon Williams: Prince of country

After earning his spurs in bands and collaborations, Marlon Williams is releasing a solo album. He talks to Lydia Jenkin…

John Lennon's first wife Cynthia dies

Cynthia Lennon, the British first wife of The Beatles' songwriter John Lennon, has died aged 75, the couple's son Julian…

Neil Finn revives Anzac anthem
Neil Finn revives Anzac anthem

Neil Finn has re-recorded the 1940s Kiwi classic Blue Smoke — a song written and first played on a WWII…

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