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Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 3:03pm

The thing about music that uses cutting-edge audio technology is that it tends to age badly.

 

Any synth sound or electronic drum kit from the ’80s that once seemed incredible now sounds like a bootleg Mario soundtrack, while early digital Pro Tools sessions seem so sterile and clinical that you should have to give your Medicare card to a receptionist in order to listen.

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Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 8:29pm

The boys will be releasing a parting gift before they make the big move to the UK.

 

Having spent the years since their 2015 debut album The Positions building an increasingly large following, the Sydney boys have revealed they've got a sophomore record on the way, dropping the first track last night on triple j's...

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 4:28pm

It’s pretty messed up that sexual assault is even an issue in Australia’s music industry, but a Hobart security company has suggested drones may be the answer to stopping it at festivals.

 

The owner of the company, who spoke anonymously to The Examiner, recommended large music events use drone...

Posted 6 Feb 2017 @ 10:57am

Good tunes are set to meet a great aquatic setting.

 

Ever get tired of schlubbing over to some crowded, indoor venue to see a band of The Jezabels' calibre? Well, rejoice, because the band have announced that they are set to headline the Australian Open of Surfing concert series, a gig that will see them blasting their fine tunes at an even finer beachside location.

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Posted 4 Feb 2017 @ 12:13pm

If you’re lucky enough to be heading along to this year’s Golden Plains festival in Victoria this March, you’ve undoubtedly got your hands on one of the hottest tickets in music this year. But now, Sydney is getting some good news, sideshow-wise.

 

Chilean-...

Posted 3 Feb 2017 @ 4:50pm

Sydney Uni alumni and triple j hitmakers The Preatures will return to their old stomping ground for O-Week next month.

 

Isabella Manfredi, Jack Moffitt, Thomas Champion and Luke Davison, themselves products of USyd band nights and competitions, will lead a killer O-Week lineup thanks to the University of Sydney Union in March.

 

Joining their Manning Bar show is...

Posted 3 Feb 2017 @ 9:16am

As part of Sydney's 21st Chinese New Year festival, a mass karaoke event is coming to Martin Place this weekend.

 

The 'massaoke' event will feature a live band and a big screen for crowds to belt out their favourite rock and pop hits, with guest hosts including WSFM's Jonesy and Amanda and SBS PopAsia's Andy Trieu and Natalie Tran.

 

There'll also be lion dances,...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 4:54pm

The annual event promises to be everything you could want from a folk festival as it announces another four international artists to the lineup of over 200 acts across one weekend.

 

The Dublin-based folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott will be joining the National Folk...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 12:26pm

The first One Night Stand of 2017 will feature an eight-hour set from the Sydney ONS veteran.

 

As always, the One Night Stand will be held at a secret BYO location that will be announced closer to the date.

 

Kali has been playing gigs with Picnic Touring for a while now, with her first One Night Stand being back in 2015. She's also supported acts like Tornado...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 12:23pm

As part of Chinese New Year, Ken Leanfore is putting on a photography exhibition that explores Chinese-Australians living with last names that were anglicised generations earlier.

 

The Leanfore family first came to Australia in the 1890s from China, but at the time, their name was Luen Foh. The name was phonetically translated by NSW officials to Leanfore and it's been like that...

Posted 2 Feb 2017 @ 12:21pm

With the release of his self-titled album last year, and a string of gigs throughout Europe around his belt, Dr Taos is ready to play for some local crowds.

 

Radio stations in Australia, Europe and even America have been picking up tunes from Dr Taos' album and giving them a spin. 

 

His unique sound combines Celtic folk, British blues rock and Australian country...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:35pm

Food lovers rejoice, the Taste of Sydney food festival is returning to Centennial Park this March.

 

From food markets to masterclasses with chefs, Taste of Sydney has it all. Attendees can check out established and new restaurants from around the city, including Saint Peter, Tequila Mockingbird, Four In Hand, Anason, Bouche On Bridge, Mercado and more.

 

There'll...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:30pm

South Australian expat and now Sydney-based jazz singer-songwriter Alison Avron has announced the album launch show for her debut LP, Tiny Little Universe.

 

Avron will celebrate the release of her debut album with a show at Marrickville's Django Bar on Friday March 3. The album's influences are taken from legendary acts such as Carole King and Brian Wilson.

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:29pm

Amsterdam-based electronic duo Yellow Claw have announced their return to Australia, playing at 86 @ Max Watt's.

 

The hardstyle duo once again hit our shores in May. The Dutch pair released their debut album Blood For Mercy in 2015, and have also worked with Ty Dolla $ign and Tyga.

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:26pm

NIDA Parade Theatre, along with The Puzzle Collective presents Superhal, an alternative version of Shakespeare's Henriad.

 

Based on a series of plays written by Shakespeare that surrounded several English kings, Superhal is a supernatural take on the classic literature.

 

Superhal is writen and directed by John Galea, who directed an alternate version of...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:23pm

Sydney indie rock band The Clouds have returned with their first release in 20 years.

 

The indie rock veterans have made their return with their Zaffre EP, out Tuesday Feburary 14, which will be the first music from the band since 1996. The Clouds will also play a string of shows in March/April.

 

The band released four albums in its original run in the '90s, all...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:21pm

Wil Anderson has announced his return to Australia with his Critically Wil stand-up show at the Sydney Opera House.

 

Anderson has been involved in multiple projects over the years, including ABC's The Gruen Transfer and the 2 Guys One Cup podcast. Over the years, his work has earned him countless awards and nominations, but he's perhaps best known for his comedy chops. 

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Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 7:01pm

There have been a lot of different statistics shared so far about last week's Hottest 100 list, such as the fact that 66% of the list was made up of Australian songs, and 51% of voters were male.

 

Now, triple j have shared another...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 12:46pm

Sydney's own The Morrisons have announced the release of their debut album alongside a national tour in March, beginning with a hometown show.

 

Merging traditional Australian stories with the soul of old-time American bluegrass, The Morrisons are a string band of the times featuring banjo, fiddle, harmonica and a...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 12:43pm

Ho, ho, ho! Christmas may be well and truly over but it's still chuckles ahoy at The Laugh Stand in February.

 

Sydney's home of original comedy has some gems in store for the month. With the stylings of Michael Workman, Danny O'Toole, Peter Meisel, Peter Green plus a mystery superstar...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 10:45am

Organisers of local artist bucket-list item, South By Southwest in Austin, are looking into how President Donald Trump’s executive travel ban order could affect attendees at this year’s event.

 

Crucially, the order – since dubbed the ‘Muslim ban’ – affects all travellers who have nationality or dual nationality of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The order...

Posted 31 Jan 2017 @ 8:57am

The Final Fantasy franchise is one of the most successful video game series in history.

 

It's been 30 years since the first game of the series was released, and to celebrate, 'Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy' is coming to Australia for the very first time.

 

The concert event will feature legendary Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu, a full...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 4:57pm

Australia’s favourite altruist, Josh Pyke, is at it again. The Newtown singer-songwriter has returned the Josh Pyke Partnership, which awards one local act a $7,500 career kick-starter.

 

The initiative with APRA AMCOS also offers the winning artist a mentorship from Josh Pyke himself and Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick Entertainment) and Stephen Wade (Select Music), who will help...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 2:17pm

Flume beat Amy Shark to the top, 66 Australian songs made the top 100, and Beyonce charted for the first time.

 

By now, we all know what happened in last week’s triple j Hottest 100, but what about the songs that just missed out – numbers 200 to 101.

 

Well, Beyonce made it in another two times, Trophy Eyes just missed hitting the 100, and David Bowie made what...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 11:56am

We are a brand new music publisher who has just acquired the most reputable and exciting music brands in the country, with over 20 years of music history.

 

You have the opportunity to join our team and be part of growing the company which only ever wants to achieve the impossible...

Posted 30 Jan 2017 @ 11:24am

As cool as it would be to see The Beatles in concert, they're not likely to appear live any time soon.

 

Nevertheless, we can still enjoy the greatness of The Fab Four in the shape of The Zapples, the Aussie tribute collective who, if we may be so bold, may be the best Beatles band since The Beatles.

 

The Zapples are the brainchild of...

Posted 28 Jan 2017 @ 12:05pm

Ticket scalping is a frustrating reality for music-lovers these days. How often have you missed out on a $70 ticket, only to find it selling for thrice as much? How often have you wanted those responsible to get their comeuppance? Well, some ticket scalpers are finally...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 3:08pm

Get wild with Wilde in David Hare's acclaimed play.

 

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has teamed up with Red Line Productions to develop a four-week run of Hare's The Judas Kiss. 

 

The scene is set: 1895 London, and Oscar Wilde is the toast of the town after The Importance Of Being Earnest blew away the West End. The play takes us through the mind of Wilde as...

Posted 27 Jan 2017 @ 3:08pm

Indie music event company Mikado has programmed its last lineup at the Newtown institution Slyfox.

 

The final Live At The Sly has been announced after two years of putting together some of the finest bills. 

 

The send-off party will feature Inner West groovy six-piece Midnight Tea Party, Portugese Jazz babe Inês, and eclectic, hard-to-define La Tarantella....

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