Bearing the same name

Boy and Bear: Seven ARIA Award nods and heading to Perth.

WHAT do Sydney folk-indie darlings Boy & Bear have in common with a 1973 low-budget film about truckers battling a Nazi hiding out in Mexico? more »

Boom times again as Ryder finds voice

Boom Crash Opera is returning to Perth.

ROCK n' rollers aren't renowned for following rules or playing it safe - and Boom Crash Opera's frontman Dale Ryder is no exception. more »

Road to hell and back

Aussie rock muso Nick Barker pays homage to Bon Scott.

ROCK royalty Bon Scott means a lot of things to a lot of Acca Dacca fans. more »

Band a sunny lot on any day

Chris Chen, Dylan Ollivierre and Tom Allison are newcomers to the Fremantle Festival. Picture: Martin Kennealey   d367258

DESPITE the name of the band being inspired by a Bob Dylan single from 1966, Rainy Day Women frontman Dylan Ollivierre said the similarities did not mean he liked the song. more »

Collision of contrasts

The Jezabels

AUSSIE indie band du jour The Jezabels are a collision of musical contrasts. more »

Grate expectations

The Grates are now a twosome with a newfound "mature" sound.

ELICITING a sense of mystery and marvel - like a well-crafted Agatha Christie whodunit - John Patterson of The Grates is keeping closed-lipped about his band's 'secret rituals.' more »

Shannon Noll - A Million Suns (Universal)

Channelling the pop-rock echo of Canada's favourite singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, the 36-year-old country boy from Condobolin is back with his fourth true-blue offering, A Million Suns. more »

Sneaky Sound System - From Here to Anywhere (Modular)

DOWNSIZING must be on-trend in Aussie music at the minute. more »

Morrison disciple is back to jazz things up

Ex-Perth jazz talent: Sarah McKenzie.

SARAH McKenzie is being dubbed a once-in-a-generation talent and has shared the stage with Michael Buble and David Campbell, but she had no idea she could have a career as a jazz musician until hearing leading multi-instrumentalist James Morrison. more »

Songstress loves her 'blessed' life

Blast from the past: Taylor Dayne.

WHEN I first heard I was interviewing New York songstress Taylor Dayne, warm memories of her 1993 cover of Barry White's '70s pop-soul classic Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe came flooding back. more »

Shallows revel in musical depth

From left: James Rogers, Rebecca Erin Smith, Adam Tatana and James Cross. Picture: Marcus Whisson

CONTRARY to its name, The Shallows collective is far from simplistic; in fact, it's pretty darn obscure compared to your average up-and-coming Perth band. more »

Going outside the norm

Sydney indie outfit Ernest Ellis & The Panamas are Perth-bound.

LIKE legendary Manchester music producer Martin Hannett - who had Joy Division's drummer reassemble his drum kit with toilet parts - Sydneysider Ernest Ellis isn't afraid to step outside the norm to create his ideal album. more »

Getting square

Callum Moncrieff and Callum G

WHEN classical and jazz musicians Callum Moncrieff and Callum G'Froerer were both studying at WAAPA, they often found themselves at the centre of a comedy of errors. more »

Eskies stay true to their roots

Hometown heroes: Joel Quartermain, Kav Temperley and Stuart MacLeod.

PERTH pop-rock favourite sons Eskimo Joe's latest hit single Love is a Drug has made quite an assault - and not just on the ears of radio listeners. more »

Leppard change their spots


FORGET the drug-fuelled antics of Iggy Pop or bad-boy image of Axl Rose, the Def Leppard superstars of today are just regular hardworking guys known for their musicianship and dependability. more »

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