Topic: music

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    April 28, 2015 So you think you like Adele? Here are six female artists you should listen to

    By now we all know Adele – the British superstar who became a household name following the release of her second full length record 21 in 2011 (can you believe it was released that long ago!?). But her career didn’t start there, having found massive success at home with her debut 19, which saw her […]

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    April 8, 2015 Single of the Week: Tkay Maidza “M.O.B.” | A•STAR x the AU review

    Young Adelaide based artist Tkay Maidza has been absolutely slaying in 2015 so far, from bringing crowds to their knees then making them stomp the hell out of the ground across the country on the Laneway Festival tour to heading overseas to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas. With her debut album still on the […]

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    March 30, 2015 “Depreston”, by Courtney Barnett | A•STAR x the AU review

    The single of this week on A*STAR belongs to 27-year-old Melbourne artist Courtney Barnett, who released her debut record Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. last week (March 20th) on her own label Milk Records. Currently touring the USA and having won the prestigious Grulke Prize for Developing Non-US artist at […]

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    March 23, 2015 From little things, big things grow

    Fifty years ago, a small group of students from the University of Sydney, led by Charlie Perkins, embarked upon what became known as the Freedom Rides. What followed became one of the most significant moments in the history of civil rights for Indigenous Australians. In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Rides, last Friday […]

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    November 25, 2014 Young Aboriginal artists drumming to a different beat

    When Yothu Yindi sang about a “Treaty” in 1991, its popularity seemed to change the landscape of contemporary Australian music. The significance wasn’t just about its sound, it was about its message; music fans young and old – and notably of all colours – were singing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues that mattered. […]