Heavy rainfall cuts off remote communities in NSW Upper Hunter, affected farmland

Scone in the NSW Hunter Valley is experiencing a “rare” once in 20-year flood after a weekend of heavy rainfall. Key points: A moderate flood warning is in place for Kingdon Ponds on the Hunter River system Some areas of Upper Hunter have seen up to 100 mm of rainfall over the weekend Local farms … Read more

ANU Rock School hits the right tune – Sunday brunch

ANU Community Rock School teaches participants to play in a gigging band and develop instrumental skills. They had to switch to an online model during the lockdown period, but the latest cohort has now completed their education. Among the newly graduated students is a Kambah couple in their seventies who have learned to improve their … Read more

Bruce Springsteen / The E Street Band: The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts Album Review

The word “legendary” may seem too weighty for a performance given at a charity concert that was the epitome of its time. Unlike the Concert for Bangladesh or Live Aid, the No Nukes benefit concerts did not leave a lasting cultural footprint – yet the two Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band shows in Madison … Read more

Robert Plant / Alison Krauss: Raise the Roof Album Review

The success of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Grammy-winning record from 2007 Raise sand sets a high bar for their enchanting energy as a duo. Fourteen years later, Lift the roof retains their meticulous simplicity and takes up the challenge of releasing yet another record with mostly cover songs that are still effective and original. … Read more

Twitch Streamer is not aware that she is interviewing Mike Shinoda

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda proved that he is the coolest and most humble rock star alive during an interview for the premiere of Arcane: League of Legends. Twitch streamer Ovilee May was flipped when she realized who she was talking to and gave Shinoda the “we are not worthy” bow on the event’s rug. Ovilee … Read more

Power: For Everything Album review

Since Makthaverskan was formed in 2008, their sharp brand of dream punk has remained eerily consistent. Across their last three full-length releases – held together as a kind of conceptual trilogy – the Gothenburg quintet has curated a predominantly immutable, pitch-perfect blend of post-punk, jangle-pop and shoegaze. Their latest album, Forever, retains the same essential … Read more