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Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 2:06pm

The Support Act music industry charity will honour Jenny Morris' contributions to charity and humanitarian work at this year's Music In The House event.

 

The event will be hosted by Rachel Ward and feature performances from Jimmy Barnes, Neil Finn, Montaigne and more.

 

Jenny Morris' music career spans back to 1979 with The Crocodiles, QED and multiple solo albums...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 5:26pm

Laugh Hard is a night of comedy and Theatresports that aims to raise awareness and support for mental health and suicide prevention.

 

Laugh Hard will be presented by The Official Top Ten Night, a Sydney-based group that focuses on creating fun and interactive 'top 10 lists' that support charity causes. Happening at the University of Sydney's Manning Bar, Laugh Hard is the group'...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 3:39pm

Now you can finally cat-cow to Kanye and downward-facing dog to Drake at Bondi's Beach Road Hotel.

 

The Beach Road Hotel will be getting stretchy and sweaty with All Of The Tights, a yoga class with a little less zen and a lot more zazz. Sydney's favourite DJ FlexMami will be spinning hip hop tracks as yoga extraordinaire Naya Marie instructs you into a pretzel.

 

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Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 2:50pm

The Northern Beaches' all-genre festival will return this April with a huge lineup. 

 

With a successful debut under its belt, Housefox Studios has announced that its festival, Housefox Fest, will be back in 2017.

 

While Housefox prides itself on showcasing music and artists of all genres, this year's headliners are definitely on the heavier side of things with...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 2:48pm

This gig will be so underground that, well - it literally is underground.

 

After a successful first show in February, Bare Essentials and Mantra Collective are back with an even bigger lineup for Reconstructed II.

 

Romania's Subb-an and the UK's Cezar will be playing their only Sydney shows for the event. Also on the bill are: 

 

Mantra Collective...

Posted 21 Mar 2017 @ 1:05pm

To celebrate the tenth year of Sydney Film Festival's Official Competition and Sydney Film Prize, the festival will be screening all of its previous competition winners every Tuesday night for ten weeks.

 

The Official Competition is the contest element of the Sydney Film Festival. The major prize (currently $63,000) is awarded to the winning film every year. Now, every Tuesday...

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 8:52pm

For a long time, when a lot of people heard the name 'Prince', they weren't picturing the cover of 'Purple Rain' - and perhaps weren't even picturing Prince himself. No, for many comedy fans a decade ago, his name conjured up images of Dave Chappelle.

 

The first Prince-themed episode of 'Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories' premiered on legendary comedy show Chappelle's Show...

Posted 19 Mar 2017 @ 4:18pm

Ed Sheeran has managed to yet again continue his stranglehold on the Aussie charts, keeping Aussies almost completely at bay as his dominance reigns.

 

As we reported last week, Ed Sheeran was almost in complete control of the Aussie charts last week with his new...

Posted 18 Mar 2017 @ 12:17pm

Let’s be fair, the Internet and Kanye West have a contentious relationship at best. While West has long been fodder for comedians to make fun of, and endless memes abound of the great man, one US teen has found a way to merge both Kanye and technology into something that science fiction writer’s have dreamed of for decades; a AI program, taught to rap by West’s lyrics.

 

Robbie...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 10:48am

Forget the lockout laws, Sydney's getting trendier. And this is the website to prove it.

 

The Shit Bar Idea Generator does exactly what it says on the tin, giving you a surefire winner of a new bar idea for absolutely nothing. Bargain!

 

Inspired by the recent announcement that Newtown Social...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 9:03am

A total of seven Sydney venues are now exempt from the 1:30am lockouts and 3am last drinks, according to an announcement by Minister for Racing Paul Toole.

 

Oxford Art Factory on Oxford Street and Mr B's Hotel on Pitt Street are now eligible to admit patrons until 2am, with last drinks served at 3:30am.

 

The announcement came as part of the New South Wales...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:37pm

Melbourne songwriter and producer Lanks is playing a small gig in Darlinghurst on Thursday March 23.

 

Will Cuming, better known as Lanks, studied jazz guitar at the Victorian College of the Arts, then went on to release two poppy EPs, Thousand Piece Puzzle in 2014 and Banquet in 2015.

 

Since then, Cuming has seen his song 'Heavy As A Heartbreak' reach one million...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:34pm

The Hottest 100s And 1000s podcast will make its live debut this Sunday March 19 at Petersham Bowling Club, with special guests in triple j host Gen Fricker and muso Jack R Reilly.

 

The four-piece podcast has set out to review every single song ever featured in the triple j Hottest 100. The live show will focus on songs from iconic '90s acts like Metallica, Garbage and Björk.

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:31pm

Classic Album Sundays returns to Kings Cross' World Bar this Sunday March 19 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Velvet Underground's debut album.

 

Classic Albums Sundays Presents The Velvet Undergorund & Nico will come to Darlinghurst this Sunday, providing a chance for fans to listen to the iconic album like never before.

 

Released in 1967, The Velvet...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:28pm

The Big Pineapple film competition is returning for another year, with the goal of facing up to gender disparity within the Australian film industry.

 

Women in Film & Television and For Film's Sake are teaming up for the competition, enacting a "four tick test", in which four of a film's creative team of five (writer, producer, director, cinematographer, lead protagonist)...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:03pm

The beloved Sydney Rock 'N' Roll & Alternative Market, held every other month at Manning Bar, needs your help.

 

The markets have been running for the past six-and-a-half years, but after some difficult weather conditions over the last few months, organisers have turned to Sydney music lovers for help.

 

Instead of the regular April market, the Factory Theatre...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:05pm

In order to celebrate Harmony Day, Darling Quarter will host a free art exhibit showcasing the works of young migrants. 

 

Harmony Art Collective is a brand new national art initiative that unites top artists with over 300 young Australian migrants. Four of Australia and New Zealand's top street artists have travelled the country to mentor young people who are new to Australia....

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:02pm

Two shows in one, The Dog / The Cat, will be coming to Belvoir's Upstairs Theatre this April and May.

 

With a rivalry as old as time itself, cats and dogs will be swallowing their pride for the sake of romantic comedy in Belvoir's production of The Dog / The Cat. 

 

These two separate plays will be brought to life by the one cast and crew. Brendan Cowell’s The Dog ...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 9:34am

Sydney-based indie rockers My Perfect Sunday have the soundtrack to not only your weekends, but your weekdays too.

 

Concrete & Countryside is the new four-track EP from the band, and doubles as a loose concept release, exploring issues of change, loneliness, forced situations and attachment to place.

 

My Perfect Sunday point to influences like The Cure,...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 1:59pm

The Vivid Ideas program will host more than 200 events to get you thinking in 2017. 

 

Part of the Vivid Sydney festival, Vivid Ideas is a set of conferences and talks focusing on the changing face of creative industries. American artist Shepard Fairey will headline this year's lineup of creative thinkers.

  

Fairey is renowned for his HOPE poster, the famous image...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 12:04pm

Vivid Sydney has just announced the program for its 2017 festival of light. And for the first time, Barangaroo has been added to the illuminated list. 

 

This year's program will brighten up even more of Sydney's beloved cityscape. Our Instagram feeds will have more variety than ever with the announcement that Barangaroo will join the bill for the first time, telling the story of...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 11:30am

Sydney's forward-looking rockers Dappled Cities are back.

 

The indie heroes will release their fifth album ||||| (Five) on Friday May 5, following up the first tasters in the form of 'That Sound' and 'Stone Men'.

 

Now, they've locked in a special hometown launch show as part of the Vivid Sydney lineup, taking place at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place on...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 11:25am

After a successful launch event last time around, Vivid Sydney is once again putting silent disco on ice for two weeks this winter.

 

Don the headphones and enjoy a live DJ set while you skate the rink at Central Park Mall in Chippendale from 4pm each day.

 

The rink itself will be open from 10am until 8pm daily, with all ages welcome. Capacity is limited to 45...

Posted 14 Mar 2017 @ 10:47am

The full program for the Sydney Opera House's Vivid LIVE festival is here.

 

Following the announcement that Fleet Foxes are reforming and will headline Vivid LIVE with a series of Opera House shows, the festival programmers have now revealed a bumper full lineup.

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Posted 13 Mar 2017 @ 10:43am

NSW Police ran drug operations at a number of festivals in Sydney over the weekend, resulting in 150 busts.

 

A series of festivals and large concerts across Sydney were targeted by police: Saturday's Days Like This festival was hit the hardest, and saw 97 charges of drug possession, and two charges of drug supply.

 

Moore...

Posted 12 Mar 2017 @ 3:53pm

Ed Sheeran has dominated Aussie charts once again, with an array of singles, and third album ÷ (Divide), sitting pretty on top of the charts, with Aussies doing their best to catch up to the charismatic Englishman.

 

When Ed Sheeran’s newest album Divide came out this week, fans knew that there was going to be some domination by Sheeran in the albums and singles charts, and...

Posted 11 Mar 2017 @ 1:21pm

As anyone knows, working from home can be a hard thing to do, especially when you're Robert E. Kelly, an academic who is based out of a South Korean university. While partaking in an interview with the BBC, a future viral video moment was created, however, typical racism soon followed from the Twittersphere.

 

Robert E. Kelly had been involved in a video interview with the BBC,...

Posted 11 Mar 2017 @ 11:23am

We’ve known for a long time now that Elton John casts a wide net when it comes to the music he either listens to, or is involved in. Heck, we only need to look at 2Pac’s ‘Ghetto Gospel’, which samples John’s ‘Indian Sunset’, to know that he’s a fan of hip-hop, but a recent trip to a Canadian record store just goes on to prove his love for the genre.

 

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Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 2:31pm

It’s been over two weeks since the BRAG called out Sydney’s Days Like This festival for featuring zero females on its 30-strong artist bill.

 

“We weren’t the only ones who had picked up on this,” said BRAG reporter Jessica Westcott. “Nina Las Vegas sent out a tweet and got into a dialogue with Alison Wonderland. But within the hour they had taken the tweets down.”

 

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Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 11:14am

The Sydney music scene has been dealt another blow, with the closure of Glebe Point Road venue Mr Falcon's.

 

UPDATE: City of Sydney has issued the following statement:

The closure of Mr Falcon’s was a decision of the property owner. 

The City of Sydney has previously contacted the premise about instances of trading outside of approved hours, but did not take any...

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