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Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 9:44am

Kirin J Callinan has always been a dreamer.

 

Now, he's released the rock mockumentary he's always deserved, with a bunch of famous talking heads sharing their opinions on his seminal record, 'Telling Me This'.

 

The artists who declare their love for the Sydneysider's classic release include Jack Black, Mark Ronson, Mac DeMarco, Client Liaison, Sebastian Tellier,...

Posted 30 Mar 2017 @ 9:25am

The Inner West-focused Sad By Sad West festival is back in Sydney this May.

 

Sad By Sad West II follows the successful launch of the event last year, and the 2017 lineup features a bunch of great indie acts from Australia and overseas.

 

And it's not just about music, with a lineup of poets and visual artists being added to the program in the lead-up.

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Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:49pm

An erotic photo exhibition featuring a collection of female nudes from late Russian photographer Arkadiy Kozlovskiy, titled The Russian Nude, is now on display at the Black Eye Gallery.

 

The Russian Nude is a selection of black-and-white art nudes shot over a four-year span from Kozlovskiy. In 2010, he began shooting nudes and quickly achieved high recognition within the Russian...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:47pm

The Hemp Health and Innovation Expo And Symposium returns to Rosehill Gardens on Saturday May 27 and Sunday May 28 this year.

 

The expo, which drew thousands last year to Rosehill, is back. The program includes over 80 exhibitors, interactive activities, educational workshops and displays. 

 

The Symposium aspect of the program features speakers ranging from...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 2:42pm

Sex Object, a new play presented by the JackRabbit Theatre and penned by comedic writter Charlie Falkner, will debut this April at Marrickville's Depot Theatre.

 

Directed by Michael Abercromby, Sex Object will see Falkner himself star alongside Grace Victoria, Andrew Hearle and Charlotte Devenport in this comedy evolved around sex in the age of phones and porn. 

 

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Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 9:17am

Get ready for a festival version of one of 2016's most popular Like A Version performances.

 

Following the announcement of this year's Splendour In The Grass lineup, we were excited to see the likes of A.B. Original, Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan all on the bill....

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 9:08am

We’ve been waiting impatiently for some massive announcements from the Splendour crew this year, and now the lineup has been let out of the bag, with QOTSA, LCD Soundsystem and The xx the big headliners.

 

The first acts were just revealed as the strains of ‘Say Something Loving’ came blaring across the radio this morning, followed by the announcement we all hoped was coming:...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:31pm

Fuzzy and Carriageworks' electronic music festival Curve Ball is back for 2017 with a bangin' lineup.

 

The industrial-style electronic party last year made its debut for Vivid Sydney, and now it's back even bigger than before. Expect a marriage of epic sounds with stunning visuals to match.

 

And the lineup? Behold:

 

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Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 2:24pm

Emo versus pop-punk: which will win? It's a question for the ages.

 

The ages 14 through 23, to be exact, but now us big kids can relive the glory days of emo and pop-punk with a new party at Sydney's Hudson Ballroom.

 

The announcement follows the recent addition of a monthly emo party to the...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 1:41pm

Indigenous collective Black Arm Band will celebrate a milestone with a career-spanning set at the City Recital Hall in April.

 

Soul singer Emma Donovan will lead this eight-strong ensemble of singers and musicians, including virtuoso didgeridoo player Mark Atkins, to mark ten years of Black Arm Band's music and art.

 

Expect to witness stories of Aboriginal history...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 1:27pm

DMA'S, Royal Headache and Green Buzzard are among our favourite Sydney bands, and they're all in on one of the Inner West's best kept secrets.

 

DMA'S, The Jezabels, Royal Headache, Sampa The Great, Shining Bird, Green Buzzard, Bec Sandridge, Flowertruck, Scabz and more are set to take over Railway Parade in Marrickville for the annual Bad Friday festival on Good Friday this year...

Posted 28 Mar 2017 @ 12:20pm

The energetic, frenzied live show of Spanish groove merchants La Pegatina is hitting Australia for a small run of small club shows in May.

 

The band have been touring nonstop for 14 years, hitting up Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile, Japan, and Canada, but never reaching Australia – until now.

 

The band have scored a number of awards over the years:...

Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 10:14am

Vivid Sydney is one of the main events on the Sydney arts calendar, seeing major national and international artists flood into the city to celebrate art, culture, and pretty, pretty lights.

 

Now Sydney musicians will get prime billing alongside these artists as part of X|Celerate: a collaboration with Destination NSW - which owns and manages Vivid Sydney - and City of Sydney. In...

Posted 25 Mar 2017 @ 11:12am

It seems like the only thing that people in the music world are talking about right now is the new Gorillaz album, but considering we’ve been treated to a preview of the star-studded lineup of guests on the album, and ...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 11:35am

Hip hop? Hooray!

 

A lineup of four of the biggest names in hip hop from the early 2000s is joining forces for an Australian tour this year, all under the banner of Hip Hop Hooray.

 

And you can be sure they'll be delivering a no-holds-barred show.

 

Atlanta sound pioneers Ying Yang Twins, Chicago's rapid-fire rapper Twista, Miami's Trina and Nashville...

Posted 24 Mar 2017 @ 11:26am

The 51st edition of the National Folk Festival is around the corner.

 

We're now three weeks away from the Easter long weekend and the annual takeover of Exhibition Park in Canberra by this feast of music, performance, talks and family-friendly fun.

 

For the first time, National Folk Festival has announced it'll host a new talks, forums and conversations program,...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 2:08pm

For the first time ever, Parramatta's Riverside Theatres will be the location for this weekend's national touring Flickerfest film festival.

 

Riversie will host the Best of Australian and Best of International short film programmes, handpicked from the 2,400 entries for Flickerfest 2017.

 

Flims being showcased in the Best of International section include Battalion...

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.

 

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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.

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