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Lost Venues, Long Nights: An Introduction to Historical Maps of Live Music in Sydney and Melbourne

As with many other industries, live music in Australia has undergone a form of restructuring. Much of this occurred during the 1990s, though it wasn’t so obvious at the time and there were plenty of other interesting things happening, often within stumbling distance of one’s affordable inner-city rental accommodation.

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Mon, 2015-02-02

Australian Hip Hop and the Moving Image

Featuring filmmakers, producers, MCs and community activists, this special event goes beyond the microphone to explore how video is used in Australian hip hop music and culture.

Discover insight into hip hop's broad musical and cultural movement, often championed by the young and outspoken, and hear from rising and more established talent in Melbourne who are using video to document, celebrate and express their own unique style of hip hop.

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Thu, 2014-01-30

DJ Cash Money on rapper's mixtapes

DJ Cash Money on rapper's mixtapes

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Thu, 2014-01-30

Strawberry Fields forever: Inside Queensland’s first iconic, anarchic rave (article by Kris Swales)

Kris Swales has written an excellent article called "Strawberry Fields forever: Inside Queensland’s first iconic, anarchic rave" and published it on ITM. he interviews Michael Watt, Peter Brown, Brenton Crooks: AKA DJ Thief, Jenny Juckel: AKA Jen-e, Peewee Ferris and Jeff Polley

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Wed, 2014-01-29

Advent of raves in Australia

from ABC archive :

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Tue, 2012-06-26

The birth of "Doof"

an article on The birth of "Doof" in Sydney @

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Sun, 2012-06-24

Doin' damage in my native language - Tony Mitchell (hip hop)

Doin' damage in my native language: the use of "resistance vernaculars" in hip hop in France, Italy, and Aotearoa/New Zealand
Popular Music and Society, Fall, 2000 by Tony Mitchell

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House music 101

By Apollo

This is a series of eye opening articles written by Apollo on the origins and developement of house music. But it goes beyond the music itself. It will cover many aspects of the club and rave scene from a rich and colorful personal perspective. These articles have circled the world and may someday soon be published.

Graham St John articles & references


Ferrell, J. Tearing Down the Streets: Adventures in Urban Anarchy. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
Goldman E. Anarchism and Other Essays. Dover Publications, 1969.
Huq, R. "Raving, Not Drowning: Authenticity, Pleasure and Politics in the Electronic Dance Music Scene". Eds. D. Hesmondhalgh and K. Negus. Popular Music Studies. London: Arnold, 2002: 90-102.
Jordan, J. "The Art of Necessity: The Subversive Imagination of Anti-Road Protest and Reclaim the Streets." Ed. G. McKay. DiY Culture: Party and Protest in Nineties Britain. London: Verso, 1998: 129-151.

Art Politic Enclyclopedia - music of Australia

The Stems, Yothu Yindi, Men At Work, INXS, Midnight Oil, AC/DC, Dead Can Dance, The Go-Betweens[?], Paul Kelly and Kylie Minogue all found wide audiences at home and abroad. While most Australian bands from the 80s remained cult acts outside of Australia, some, including INXS and AC/DC, found wide success for years, while others, like Men at Work, became one-hit wonders throughout most of the world.
Throughout the developed world, indie rock of various kinds became more popular during the 1990s, especially grunge music. Notable Australian independent acts included the Falling Joys[?] from Canberra; Regurgitator[?], Powderfinger[?] and Custard[?] from Brisbane; RatCat[?] and The Clouds[?] from Sydney; and Silverchair[?] from Newcastle.

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