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U2 performing in the Las Vegas Sphere

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Where the feats have no name: ‘U2:UV’ at Sphere

It’s no surprise it took U2 to launch post-stadium rock via a spectacular immersive show within the technical marvel of Las Vegas’s newest venue

Image of a man playing music using electronics and the kora (West African harp)

Music

Three overlooked albums of spiritual jazz from 2023

Recent releases by kora player John Haycock, trumpeter Matthew Halsall and 14-piece jazz ensemble Ancient Infinity Orchestra feel like a refuge from reality

Image of Margret RoadKnight playing guitar and singing.

Music

The unsung career of Margret RoadKnight

Little-known outside the Melbourne folk scene for decades, singer Margret RoadKnight’s 60 years of music-making is celebrated in a new compilation

Joshua Bell playing violin in close up

Music

His Bach materials: Violinist Joshua Bell

The latest work of the American classical music superstar – famed for his subway busking experiment – is a collaboration with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Courtney Barnett’s ‘End of the Day’

A sparse instrumental album from the Australian singer-songwriter, drawn from the soundtrack to the biographical documentary ‘Anonymous Club’

Image of Josiah Wise, looking thoughtful with a fist poised near his chin.

Snake charmer: serpentwithfeet

The restless R’n’B experimentalist brings his eclectic sonic palette to Australia

Record cover of Nina Simone’s ‘You’ve Got to Learn’

Nina Simone’s ‘You’ve Got to Learn’

The lost recording of the legendary singer and pianist’s set at the 1966 Newport Jazz Festival is powerful and pristine

Illustration of people sleeping in camp beds and snoring musical notes, keeping one person awake

Yawn fest

Travelling to Dark Mofo to pursue a good night’s sleep in the company of Max Richter, an orchestra and 350 housemates

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Scored earth

The National Museum of Australia’s grand courtyard has been transformed with a constantly changing soundscape

Russell Crowe and Troy Cassar-Daley perform at the Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour. They are both playing guitars and singing, while the shadowy heads of those watching from the crowd can be seen in the foreground.

Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party

The Hollywood star curates a musical evening at Coffs Harbour’s Hoey Moey