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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Music You Missed: the best Australian underground releases from RVG to Nadia Reid

Our quarterly music column returns to dig up the best releases you may not have heard in the past three months

Last weekend in Melbourne, and the week before in Brisbane, A Rock & Roll Writers Festival returned for a second year to put songwriters, music critics and novelists on stage to discuss their craft. Speakers included Adalita, Bunna Lawrie, Tim Rogers, Jess Ribeiro and Jenny Valentish. I took part in a panel with three other music critics.

The festival claims to “celebrate the creative relationship between writing and music”, though it does much more. First, it asserts that contemporary music, writing and the confluence of the two actually matter in Australian culture. That alone slakes a terrible thirst. Second, it asks why they matter and how.

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by Kate Hennessy via Electronic music | The Guardian
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