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Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:05pm

Legendary electronic duo Underworld are coming to the Sydney Opera House this April for one show only.

 

The duo of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, who have built a legacy and fan base over the past 30 years, are known for their progressive house and techno sound.

 

Underworld are perhaps most famous for their 1996 track 'Born Slippy .NUXX', which landed at number 65 in...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:03pm

Ian Strange, who is known for his street art and conceptual projects, is launching his new exhibition Shadow in Chippendale this March.

 

Strange is an Australian-born, New York-based artist who went by the name Kid Zoom as an emerging street artist. He has previously exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, and will now showcase his new pop-up exhibition in Levey Street,...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 10:00am

The 13th edition of Sydney Comedy Festival is shaping up to be its biggest yet, with a bumper program of hilarious acts announced on the full lineup.

 

Over 300 of the funniest people from Australia and overseas will come together on stages around Sydney, and are expected to draw upwards of 120,000 people to their shows in April and May.

 

Returning stars include ...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 9:32pm

A bunch of our favourite local bands decent on Sydney for ShoreShocked this April

 

We're all for any music event that gets awesome live music in front of the people who need it most, so the idea of having bands like Luca Brasi and Camp Cope teaming up for a free gig in April for the oft-ignored teenage crowd is definitely a great one.

 

Between most gigs either...

Posted 19 Feb 2017 @ 4:11pm

While there has been a lot of disdain held for the books and films for quite some time now, the Fifty Shades franchise has now offended some Aussies on a musical level, with the second film’s soundtrack knocking Thundamentals off the #1 spot on the ARIA charts.

 

In what has turned out to be a relatively sad week for Aussie talent, Aussie hip-hop crew Thundamentals’s fourth album...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:33pm

The third and final lineup for the 2017 Summer Dance series has been announced.

 

Glenn Underground, Anthony Naples, Daydreams and Mira Boru are the names locked in for the third Summer Dance event on Sunday March 26 at The National Art School.

 

Astral People's two previous Summer Dance events this year have seen Roland Tings, Lauren Hanson and Ben Fester play...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:30pm

5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche, the highly praised comedy stage show, is heading to the Glen Street Theatre in Belrose this March.

 

Set during the '50s, 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche is a comedy about five women celebrating their annual quiche breakfast, even with the threat of nuclear annihilation.

  

It will star Catherine Alcorn, Lauren Galloway, Lauren Jackson Ashlee...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:26pm

If you like yoga and ever wanted to meditate to the sounds of Drake or Kanye, here comes your chance.

 

Tuesday February 28 is when the world of hip hop and zen collide at Bondi's Beach Road Hotel for All Of The Tights (geddit?).

 

After huge success in Melbourne, DJ Mimi and yogi expert Naya Marie will now bring their event to Sydney. All Of The Tights is organised...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 2:22pm

A day of live music will hit Parramatta on Saturday February 25 with 40 musicians playing in various pubs, cafes, record stores and places you might not expect.

 

Head down to Parramatta to check out 40 new artists playing in 15 venues in Parramatta, running throughout the afternoon.

 

Venues hosting live music including Centenary Square, Crown Hotel, Beatdisc...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 12:36pm

Five venues in the CBD will be able to open for longer after successfully applying for extensions.

 

Oxford Street’s Stonewall Hotel and The World Bar in Kings Cross join The Palace Hotel, ArtHouse Hotel (both in the CBD), and the Observer Hotel at The Rocks in being granted later opening times beyond the 1:30am Sydney lockout.

 

“This means five venues in the CBD...

Posted 17 Feb 2017 @ 9:48am

Following a major tease from Frontier Touring last week, the local promoter has announced that Midnight Oil news we’ve been waiting for since 2002.

 

The Great Circle 2017 World Tour runs for six months, starting with a special pub gig in Sydney (to be revealed) and closing at The Domain. It marks the band's biggest tour since the release of fourth album 10-1 in ’82.

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Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 2:01pm

For the first time ever, fans of Things Of Stone And Wood will get to see the band perform its album The Yearning in full. 

 

25 years since its release, The Yearning propelled the career of Things of Stone and Wood, and cemented their place in Melbourne folklore. 
  
The band will play all 14 album tracks, including of course 'Happy Birthday Helen', as well as some...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 1:56pm

Ahead of the final month of its 2016/17 season, Moonlight Cinema has announced what films you'll be watching under the stars in March. 

 

A unique cinematic experience, Moonlight Cinema allows moviegoers the chance to watch films, new and old, in the fresh Sydney air. 
 
On the program is a lineup of new releases, Australian premieres and a weekly classic for...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 1:54pm

This Monday night, Event Cinemas George Street will allow you to not only watch the new film Jasper Jones, but also meet its stars.

 

Young actors Angourie Rice and Aaron McGrath will be joining Hugo Weaving as they present a special screening of the film Jasper Jones.
 
Based on the best-selling novel by Craig Silvey, Jasper Jones is set to be an Australian classic....

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 11:34am

Wrapping up the summer in style, Touch Sensitive and a secret special guest will headline The Island Live's final party of the season. 

 

With five out of five shows selling out so far, The Island Live's final stint of the season will take place this March. Touch Sensitive, Softwar and Zanerobe DJs are all set to play, as well as a very special guest still to be announced. ...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:13pm

Melbourne metal band Twelve Foot Ninja will be playing a show at Manning Bar as part of their National Sick tour, which is under way now.

 

Twelve Foot Ninja will hit Sydney's Manning Bar Saturday March 11 as part of their current tour.

 

The five-piece from Melbourne have been bringing the noise to fans since 2012, even supporting Distirbed on their 2016 tour....

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:13pm

New Orleans-based jazz, funk and hip hop act Hot 8 Brass Band will hit Oxford Art Factory supporting their upcoming album, On The Spot.

 

Hot 8 Brass Band have been on the block for a while. The New Orleans crew famously celebrated their 20th anniversary busting out their covers of Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder and Basement Jaxx tunes.

 

The band has released four...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:11pm

Carriageworks will premiere a production of Lady Eats Apple, the highly praised play from Back To Back Theatre Company.

 

Lady Eats Apple, taking place in a large inflatable structure, is inspired by stories like Hamlet and Genesis and focuses around the myths and illusions of death. The play will be directed by Australia Council for the Arts award winner Bruce Gladwin. 

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:10pm

Dance sensation No Lights No Lycra will bring an end to this year's All About Women festival in March.

 

No Lights No Lycra is a dance community that began in Melbourne and is now found at over 76 locations around the world. The dance sessions have no rules, techniques or teachers, and only encourage freedom.

 

Over both hour-long sessions, your only job is to hit...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 3:07pm

Lidcombe's Wyatt Park will be host to the ninth Africulture festival this March, showcasing the very best of African culture.

 

The festival celebrates culutres from almost 40 African countries, which is an increase in countries represented last year.

 

Wyatt Park will be transformed for one day only to showcase the various stalls, activities, fashion and food. It's...

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 12:00am

The Red Velvet flavour of Magnum ice creams is coming to Australia, and you can try one in Sydney for free today.

 

And because it's Valentine's Day, this one goes out to our single brothers and sisters.

 

If you don't have a date, you're invited to visit the QVB Forecourt (noon-6pm) today, to sit upon the Red Velvet Singles Couch and enjoy the chance to win a...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 4:15pm

As part of this year's Sydney Science Festival, visitors will be able to take part in an auditory adventure inside the workings of the human voice.

 

The immersive experience, dubbed This Is A Voice, blends science, theatre, technology and sound to explore how the voice is connected to human life and identity.

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Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 4:13pm

Next month, Sydney Theatre Company is set to wow new audiences as it shares Griffin Theatre Company's production of Angus Cerini's The Bleeding Tree.

 

It's a gothic thriller and ballad in one that reunites the original cast of Paula...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 1:23pm

Music lovers, take note. Ahead of the 2017 iteration of Secret Garden Festival, organisers have shared a 'Fancy Ideas For Fancy Dress' video.

 

The clip includes a heap of ideas for dressing up at this year's event (disco ball, anyone?), while avoiding causing offence like the two punters who found themselves face-to-face with the festival programmer after...

Posted 12 Feb 2017 @ 8:14pm

Back in December, we were sad to announce that Sticky Fingers were breaking up. Punters everywhere were devastated at the news, but were happy to see that Sticky Fingers were planning to keep their already-announced tour engagements before breaking up. However, ...

Posted 12 Feb 2017 @ 5:25pm

Frank Ocean is one of the growing number of artists who are promising to do things their own way. From releasing his visual album Endless last year as a way to get back at his record label, ...

Posted 11 Feb 2017 @ 12:37pm

Back in September we heard the news that 2016 Hottest 100 winner Flume was set to release a series of companion EPs to his 2016 LP Skin. Now, a couple of months after the release of Skin Companion EP I, Flume has announced the second EP in the series.

 

Made up of tracks that didn’t quite make the...

Posted 11 Feb 2017 @ 12:02pm

The Internet is a crazy thing; it’s an educational tool, it gives us access to an almost infinite amount of media, and in many cases, we can end up with music that wasn’t exactly meant to be heard. This time though, the victim at the forefront of this latest music leak, is the musical...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 3:09pm

“Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll” isn’t just a hedonistic lifestyle choice anymore, it’s also cold, hard scientific fact. Rock ‘n’ roll!

 

A study undertaken by researchers at Montreal’s McGill University has shown that opioid receptors are triggered by music.

 

The researchers gave participants of the study the drug naltrexone, which blocks the brain’s opioid...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 12:19pm

Food lovers, head on down to Pyrmont Bay Park on Saturday February 25 for stalls full of fresh produce and hot food.

 

Held on the fourth Saturday of every month, the Pyrmont Growers Market offers fresh vegies, meat, flowers and all things in between.

 

Beginning 18 years ago, the market has long been a popular attraction for Sydney food lovers, offering a chilled...

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