Anwen Crawford

Anwen Crawford is The Monthly’s music critic and the author of Live Through This.

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Wally De Backer (aka Gotye) with a still from the ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ video. © Mark Gamboni / ACMI
From Saturday-morning ‘Rage’ to ACMI’s ‘Spectacle’ exhibition
Music videos: a personal history
I remember 1987 well. It was the year my parents split up, and the year that Rage first appeared on our screens. I must have begun watching Rage during its first year of broadcast...
Nile Rodgers (second from left) and Chic, at the Palladium in New York City, 1979. © Waring Abbott / Getty
From ‘Le Freak’ to ‘Get Lucky’
Nile Rodgers
Wee Waa’s Annual Show is, any given May, much what you would expect from an agricultural show in a New South Wales cotton town with a population of 1653: dog jumping,...
You Am I’s line-up, c.1990: Nik Tischler, Tim Rogers and Mark Tunaley © Tony Mott
The rise of heritage rock
You Am I and the new nostalgia
In August this year Tim Rogers took to the stage of Sydney’s Enmore Theatre wearing a white waistcoat, a silvery neckerchief, and trousers that closely resembled a pair of...
Is it really nobody’s business?
Rihanna and pop music’s history of domestic violence
  As a teenager, Eva Boyd – better known by her stage name, Little Eva – babysat for the songwriting couple Gerry Goffin and Carole King, who worked out of New...
© Stephanie Schneider
Cyndi Lauper at 60
Cyndi Lauper, whose 1983 hit ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ has soundtracked my life, is now 60 years old. In my head Lauper is still the young dervish photographed by...