Sounds of then, sounds of now

Table of contents 

Introduction: Locating Australian popular music
Shane Homan & Tony Mitchell

1 Playing to the thinkers or the drinkers? The sites and sounds of Oz Rock
Shane Homan

2 Improvisation and popular music
John Whiteoak

3 The performance of Australian experimental music: From shattered glass to feedback instruments
Caleb Kelly

4 Localising global sounds: World music and multicultural influences in Australia
Aline Scott-Maxwell

5 Australian electronica: A brief history
Ross Harley & Andrew Murphie

6 Australian jazz: An overview
Bruce Johnson

7 Doof, dance and rave culture
Susan Luckman

8 Folk music: Movements, scenes and styles
Graeme Smith

9 ‘Ailan style’: An overview of the contemporary music of Torres Strait Islanders
Karl Neuenfeldt

10 Music and the internet: File sharing, the iPod revolution and the industry of the future
Susan Luckman

11 Bastard country, bastard music: The legacy of Australian punk
John Encarnacao

12 Metal ‘Downunderground’: Mapping the terrain of the ‘Great southern wasteland’
Michelle Phillipov

13 Australian hip hop’s multicultural literacies: A subculture emerges into the light
Tony Mitchell

14 Contemporary Aboriginal music
Chris Gibson & Peter Dunbar-Hall

15 Top 40 in Australia: Popular music and the mainstream
Alison Huber


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