Shellac, Antony and the Johnsons, Billy Bragg, Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo head an incredible lineup of music at the Melbourne Festival in October.
Antony widens his palette and embraces simplicity and new textures with sublime results on Swanlights.
There's something quite beautiful, eerie and in many ways frightening about the primal power a voice in song can have over the mind and soul.
'The Crying Light' challenges the notion you only need one album sung in a tremulous, mournful, Nina Simone-inspired voice.
Camp and caressingly sweet stories often blend into dark and sinister mood pieces on this EP.
Amanda Palmer, one half of 'Brechtian Punk Cabaret' duo The Dresden Dolls, takes a break from touring stress to settle down for fruit salad with Fasterlouder.
Antony and the Johnsons perform what is most likely the best show Brisbane has seen in 2006.