After all those years of having your dad rant on about how the classic tunes never die, it seems he was right all along. We’ve already seen the resurgence of Tina Arena after that Client Liaison collab and performance at Splendour In The Grass, Neil Finn drop a surprise album (yes, Beyoncé-style) and the wondrous Paul Kelly earn his first number-one album ever with
Life Is Fine, which he’ll be touring nationally this month. But if that’s not enough, national treasures John Farnham and Daryl Braithwaite are teaming up on a summer tour, with the latter also being one of the biggest-hyped acts at Falls Festival (December 28January 7; fallsfestival.com). And in case you haven’t noticed, this year has also seen a sea of local bands breathing new life into that pub-meets-stadium rock, like Bad Dreems, Strangers and Gang Of Youths. Viva la Dad rock.