Angélique Kidjo reinvents Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’

This remake of the 1980 classic insists on the connections between musical traditions

The Cure’s permanent twilight

Robert Smith and co. are celebrating 40 years of the band. Why do they still inspire such love?

Dark Mofo: an easy cell

Incarceration is a recurring theme at Mona’s 2018 winter arts festival

Curing Clarksdale’s blues

A music-loving Melbourne economist is revitalising a Mississippi town

The Monthly music wrap: April 2018

Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri’ makes history

Young Fathers’ ‘Cocoa Sugar’

The Scottish group’s third album proves they don’t sound like anyone else

Primitive Motion’s ‘House in the Wave’ and Totally Mild’s ‘Her’

Two Australian groups use vocals to swoon-worthy effect

Mona Foma: Dark Mofo’s sunnier sister

A particularly genteel and suitably confusing festival

What happened to indie music

From Neutral Milk Hotel to Justin Timberlake

Inside the Hot Dub Time Machine

The Australian musical export that’s making history