In 1985, twin brothers David and Richard Laskey took a leap of faith and bought the Dog House Hotel. It was an era when Hobart's live music scene was arguably as vibrant as anything the mainland had to offer, so where did it go?
It's estimated Owsely Stanley manufactured around five million LSD trips in his life time. But his musical archive is an even more impressive, writes Mark Bannerman.
Low pay, long hours and a cashless society threaten the viability of making music, as musicians are forced to look for new ways of marketing their bands.
Dozens of budding musicians perform at one of Perth's most popular live music venues as part of a drive to support girls in the music scene.
This year's Grow Your Own music festival in the NSW sister towns of Forster-Tuncurry shows off the best of regional Australia, fusing music, food, art, and film into one 'beast' of an event for young festival-goers.
Critics have panned the long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic, but audiences are loving it. How could they be so out of step?
Fans of Freddie Mercury may be disappointed as the troubled biopic finally hits screens, presenting a sanitised, conservative view of an rock iconoclast.
Australian musicians are battling poor music sales by touring regional Australia, gigging in backyards, cattle stations and caravan parks to reach new, engaged audiences.
One of this year's biggest musical surprises was the announcement by Fleetwood Mac that Lindsay Buckingham had been fired and was being replaced by Neil Finn. Here's how it came about.
Secret documents reveal a deal hatched in an offshore tax haven to cash in on the myth, the aura and music of rock star Michael Hutchence.