Music Podcast (ABC RN)
Edinburgh Festival Fringe bigger than ever08/20/14
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has taken over every available space for performance, with 2,750 shows in the line-up.
Talking Smack: Honest Conversations About Drugs
The phrase 'sex, drugs and rock and roll' makes you think of hedonism and reckless abandon from celebrity pop stars with more money than sense.
Monday Muse - Radical Son
After a troubled youth spent battling addiction and time in jail Radical Son has emerged strong and determined to pursue music.
Darwin Festival: Briggs wins National New Talent award
Briggs, a hip hop artist from Shepparton in regional Victoria, has won the prize for National New Talent of the Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards.
Music from last week's Album of the Week: Jon Allen
A track from last week's album of the week, Deep River by Jon Allen. This track is called 'Wait For Me.'
Super Critical Mass
What if you were walking through an art gallery and everyone around you spontaneously started humming?
Seminal Australian instrumental group kickstarted a new genre of music
The Synergy Percussion ensemble has been a mainstay of the Australian contemporary classical music scene for 40 years. It's Australia's longest-lived contemporary music group and it's been a powerful and influential force in the new music scene.
The War Chant
What could bring together a 14th century Italian illuminated manuscript of Gregorian chant known as the Rimini Antiphonal, an English collector of rare Bibles, a WW1 hospital for Australian veterans of Gallipoli in the south of England, an Australian...
The Vinyl Frontier: Mechanical Music
Sound Librarians Michael Munson and James Lee uncover beautiful and strange mechanical music from the ABC vinyl collection.
The Glaswegian voice in literature and song
With the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in full swing, we leave the stadium to discover the rich arts and culture of the Scottish city.
Jex Saarelaht: meet Australia's shy piano hero
Few Australians even know his name, but as 'sideman' Jex Saarelaht has reached millions of ears, via many albums. This week one of our finest jazz pianists launches Liminal, his third release.
Monday Muse - Chris Thile
Regarded as a Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile seems determined to mess with conventions.
Rock musician Richard Clapton celebrates 40 years
Australian rock singer-songwriter Richard Clapton has been in the music industry for 50 years, and released his first album 40 years ago.
Vinyl Oddities (ep. 1)
Who first locked in to the run-out groove?
Kate Miller-Heidke Live at Bluesfest Bryon Bay
Hear Australian singer-songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke performing live at Bluesfest Byron Bay's 25th Anniversary Festival
Passport: going lo fi in Russia
In protest at the growing politicisation and commercialisation of music, a growing number of Russian artists are joining the lo fi movement and going back to basics.
The RN Bob Dylan song
After sifting through thousands of entries, the RN judges have narrowed it down to just twelve lines.
Funemployed: The life of an artist in Australia
Artist Justin Heazlewood's candid book on what life is really like trying to be an artist in Australia.
Didgeridoo performance from William Barton
Didgeridoo player and composer William Barton joins RN Breakfast to perform a song from his latest album Birdsong At Dusk, which is available now on ABC Records.
Every song has a story, be it about love, growing up, sex or war.
- Melbourne, VIC