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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 cultures 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...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 12:11pm

Keep Sydney Open will host its third public rally against the lockout laws on Saturday February 18.

 

Following a Supreme Court decision to prevent the planned Saturday night protest in Kings Cross this month, the Keep Sydney Open organisers have regrouped to...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 8:57am

The Drones frontman Gareth Liddiard will send off one of Sydney's favourite music venues with a bang.

 

After three years of operation since rescuing the beloved 'Sando' pub on King Street, Newtown Social Club recently announced its impending closure due...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 4:49pm

Ellie, Abbie & Ellie's Dead Aunt explores sexuality and school formals, with just a touch of magic.

 

Starring Margi De Ferranti and directed and written by Monica Zanetti, some of Sydney's most promising local performers will come together for this charming and unconventional comedy.
 
With an all-female cast, the play looks to put a new spin on the romantic...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 4:48pm

Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King And I will be brought to life by a community theatre group this March. 

 

This award-winning musical has been perfomed on some of the world's most famous stages, and now Rockdale Musical Society is bringing the show to Sydney's south. One of the city's premiere community theatre companies, the all-ages cast consists of almost 60 singers, actors...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 2:28pm

The Ultimo Hotel has become the world's first 'astrology hotel', because what says 'holiday' better than Sagittarius slippers? 

 

If your Mercury has been in retrograde lately and you need a little pick-me-up, the Ultimo Hotel now offers unique experiences tailored to you and your sign. Keeping in mind the stars, guests will be advised on the best places to see and eat according...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 2:19pm

Brisbane rockers Sunhaus won't make it to their Wollongong show this Thursday February 9, after running into trouble on the road.

 

Over to them:

 

"Yesterday (Wednesday 9th) we were driving down the highway and about 5 hours in, somewhere between woop woop and Forster, belting out Teenage Dirtbag, when our back wheel seized up and we semi-swerved to the side of the...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 12:02pm

Sydney post-rock band Sleepmakeswaves are back again with news of a third album and national tour. 

 

Off the back of shows in the US and China, the Sydneysiders will be heading home to play a leg of Australian shows. You can catch them at the Metro Theatre in March.
 
After releasing their ARIA-nominated album Love Of Cartography in 2014, the band have announced news...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 1:01pm

Carriageworks is bringing a performance about gender fluidity titled MDLSX to Sydney audiences this March.

 

MOTUS, the Italian theatre company behind the performance - which recieved high praise when it debuted in New York early last year - is on its way to Sydney next month.

 

MDLSX is amoung the long list of projects MOTUS has produced, and stars performer Silvia...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 12:14pm

The second lineup for the Hunter Valley's Gum Ball music festival has been announced. 

 

Kim Churchill, The Funk Hunters and Flyying Colours are amoung the new artists announced for the second line up for The Gum Ball music festival this April. They join Regurgitator, Tripod, Boo Seeka and many others.

 

The festival hits Belford in the Hunter Valley on Friday April...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 8:36pm

The lads will be piling into Utopia Records tomorrow to hang out for a bit.

 

Sure, Sydney fans may have caught Dunies' killer set at Laneway Festival this past weekend, but now they've got a chance to actually meet the boys in person and nab a copy of the new album at the same time.

 

Revealing the surprise show on socials this evening, Dunies didn't give us a huge...

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