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Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 3:58pm

Bare Essentials and Mantra Collective are teaming up to throw an underground party with a huge lineup.

 

The party is being headlined by Barac, one of Romania's most accomplished producers, and East End Dubs from the UK.

 

The two international acts will be backed up by a bunch of local talent with Mantra Collective, Persian Rug, Mike Watts, Tyson, A.Lias and more...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 3:53pm

There's nothing like a good Sunday session, and now The Argyle will be one of Sydney's go-to party destinations to see out the weekends.

 

Every Sunday, The Argyle is hosting its Sunday Social, with food and drink specials, free entry, and the best in R&B and hip hop from the '90s, '00s and '10s.

 

Expect music from the likes of K-Time, Helena Ellis (pictured),...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 2:18pm

As the announcement of the triple j Hottest 100 on Australia Day draws near, two A.B. Original tracks have been recognised in APRA AMCOS’ own top songs list, the shortlist for the esteemed APRA Song of the Year.

 

The tracks about the often dismissed side of Australia Day (‘January 26’) and the celebration of strength (‘2 Black 2 Strong’) – both from ARIA top ten-charting album...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 2:11pm

The sold-out gig on Sydney Harbour will be followed up with a massive DJ set from Norman Jay MBE, supported by Simon Caldwell and Stephen Ferris.

 

All through the holiday period, The Island Live has been providing summer vibes with acts like Alison Wonderland, What So Not, Hayden James and Cosmo's Midnight bringing gigs to the iconic floating beach club.

 

Now the...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 2:06pm

Before Shannon Noll, there was Moving Pictures.

 

Forming in 1978, the band came into the spotlight afer the release of its 1982 hit 'What About Me', which reached number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

In 2004, the song was brought back to the public's attention when Aussie legend Nollsie covered it after being robbed on Australian Idol.

 

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Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 12:46pm

The outdoor cinema will host a range of new and old movies throughout the month.

 

Moonlight Cinema is occupying the Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park until Sunday April 2, so there are still a few months left to have a picnic and see a movie under the stars.

 

In February, Moonlight will be screening exciting new releases like Danny Boyle's T2 Trainspotting...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 12:45pm

Celebrate the vibrant culture of Latin America as the festival returns for its 37th year.

 

After a two-year hiatus, the Latin American Festival returned last year and drew record crowds to Bondi. 

 

The festival is a chance for Sydney's 106,000 Latin American Australians to celebrate and share their culture.

 

The day will feature performances from a...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 12:44pm

Sydney's 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is hosting rickshaw food tours of Chinatown designed by Louise Zhang.

 

The tours on offer take place throughout Haymarket as you ride on an artist-commissioned rickshaw and sample some of Chinatown's most iconic snack spots while also learning the history behind the stops.

 

As there are only a limited number of...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 12:43pm

The launch party is named Punk Out with Camp Out, and will be raising money for LGBTQIA+ youth.

 

Stellar Addiction, a five-piece pop-punk band from Sydney, have been touring their debut album Full Moon Sky around Europe and Japan over the past couple of years. Now, they're ready to release new music to their hometown fans.

 

On the night of the launch party, the...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 12:03pm

The Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach has unveiled a massive music lineup for its 2017 event.

 

Aussie electronic icons Hermitude will headline the first of two concerts on the beachfront in March - and best of all, entry is completely free.

 

Hermitude will be supported on the MTV Stage by WA producer Elk Road, with the gig happening on Saturday March 4....

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 9:45am

It looks like Mike Baird's time has come.

 

The New South Wales Premier has just announced his resignation from the role and his retirement from politics, effective next week.

 

I'm retiring from politics. It's been an honour to serve you, NSW. pic.twitter.com/eFInOqoC19

— Mike Baird (@...

Posted 19 Jan 2017 @ 9:18am

Cult Nigerian electronic music artist William Onyeabor has died at his home in Enugu, Nigeria, aged 70.

 

Onyeabor's musical career peaked between 1977 and 1985, during which time he released nine full-length albums of electronic funk. One of the most remarkable aspects of his recording career was that he pressed and printed his own records at Wilfilms Limited, his personal...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 7:42pm

Ngaiire, No Zu and Broadway Sounds lead the charge when the party hits Marrickville this Feb.

 

Apparently inspired by "kerbside parties from around the globe", the brilliant LGBTIQ+ party-starters of Heaps Gay are throwing one hell of a gig, with a lineup that'd make plenty of mini-festivals jealous.

 

Having just picked up the FBi Radio SMAC award last night for '...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 3:44pm

Sydney's Luna Park is planning to celebrate this year's Super Bowl with a super sized American party.

 

Starting early at Circular Quay, LunaBowl – Super Bowl 51 treats guests to a ferry ride across to Luna Park where the party really gets started. Feast on an all-American style buffet, unlimited rides and other entertainment while the biggest game on the US sports calendar...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 2:59pm

541 Art Space has teamed up with artist Fan Dongwang to present the Icons Of Identity art exhibition, to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

 

Presented by 541 Art Space, the exhibition showcases artwork exploring Australia's national identity and the rise of Chinese contempary culture. The works of Chinese-born and Sydney-based Dongwang will be on display through the exhibition. ...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 2:27pm

Burlesque performance artist Glitta Supernova will feature at this year's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival with her new show Body Map. 

 

Body Map is the lastest project from Supernova, who is known for pushing boundaries of theatre and perfomance art since the '90s with gender, sexuality and humour.

 

Body Map is promising to be an objectionable,...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 12:32pm

Red Bull Sound Select makes a return to Paddington Uniting Church for its first event in 2017, bringing Kelsey Lu, Jack Grace and Bec Sandridge.

 

Sound Select is back to continue its monthly schedule of showcasing upcoming music talent.

 

Artists featuring on the lineup for February 2017 include Brooklyn-based cellist Kelsey Lu, making her Aussie live debut....

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:18am

Art Month Sydney is back this March, and this time the program is bringing the streets alive at nighttime.

 

The Art At Night precinct events form the cornerstone of the 2017 Art Month program, with three nights of visual and performance artists across town.

 

On Wednesday March 1, Art Month will celebrate its grand opening in a playground of colour and performance...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 11:17am

The Darlinghurst Theatre Company is teaming up with award-winning playwright Bathsheba Doran to present The Mystery Of Love And Sex.

 

From the mind of Doran (Masters Of Sex and Boardwalk Empire) comes The Mystery Of Love And Sex, a story of family, friendship and romance that will debut at the Darlinghurst Theatre this February. 

 

Tickets for The Mystery Of Love...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 9:16am

The Australian Music Prize is one step closer to announcing the best Australian album of 2016.

 

The 12th AMP is set to be awarded in March, with $30,000 in prize money going to the winner courtesy PPCA. Now, the 16 AMP judges have revealed their shortlist of nine albums in the running, whittled down from 364 new releases in...

Posted 18 Jan 2017 @ 8:00am

The return of the long-haired lotharios!

 

France's acclaimed experimental metal duo Alcest have announced their triumphant antipodean return. The head-banging overlords are set to head back to Sydney on what is sure to be a blistering, uncompromised tour through our fair land, bringing with them a swathe of new material.

 

The band is well known for belting out a...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 7:07pm

The Golden Gaytime resurgence continues as five special flavours make their way to Market St tomorrow.

 

A stalwart of milk bar freezers for what seems like forever, the invitingly-named Golden Gaytime has had a bit of a renaissance in recent years, becoming just a touch trendy as far as ice creams are concerned.
 
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Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 6:35pm

Sydney dance duo Cosmo's Midnight will fill the dancefloor at the first Mona Saturdays of February 2017.

 

Presented by the Mona Vale Hotel in conjunction with Northern Beaches brands Barney Cools, Aloe Swimwear and Escape Sundays, there'll be three massive stages plus pop-up stores and giveaways running all night long.

 

Joining Cosmo's Midnight on the epic music...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 4:24pm

This wasn't the preparation Fanny Lumsden had in mind ahead of her massive shows at Tamworth Country Music Festival this year.

 

The youthful star of Aussie country songwriting landed in Tamworth ahead of the festival, which begins this weekend, but a nasty surprise awaited her when her beloved acoustic guitar came off the plane.

This is...

Posted 17 Jan 2017 @ 11:51am

As part of our ongoing strategy to champion local music, arts, comedy and food (glorious food), the BRAG team are delighted to announce we’ve entered a deal with new music media publishing company Seventh Street Media.

 

Along with online music media publisher Tone Deaf, B2B music industry hub...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 12:18pm

Keep Sydney Open, the movement opposing the lockout laws that have crippled Sydney's entertainment scene, will host its first night rally this Saturday.

 

The rally will march through Kings Cross, perhaps the suburb most severely affected by venue closures in the wake of the lockout laws' introduction in 2014.

 

It will feature a performance from leading Sydney...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 12:00pm

Forward-thinking prog metal outfit Protest The Hero will be back on Aussie shores this year. 

 

It’s an appropriate moment for the Canadian rockers to cross the Pacific, as their new record Pacific Myth – initially a subscription-based release – landed in full last year.

Posted 16 Jan 2017 @ 11:42am

At last, some good news for any Sydney entertainment venue that doesn’t happen to be a multi-billion-dollar casino with governmental stakeholders.​

 

Venues can apply for a later lockout time of 2am and last drinks of 3:30am on nights they provide live entertainment after midnight.

 

“Live entertainment” is classified as:

​events where people are engaged to...
Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 4:25pm

Beer lovers and wannabe pirates alike, gather round. Lagerfest is coming back to town with its usual combination of beer, bands and buckets of fun. (Try saying that one five times fast!)

 

For the fourth year running, Lagerfest will take over The Bald Faced Stag with Lagerstein, Darker Half, The Stiffys, Valhalore, Keggin, Saralisse, Head In A Jar and Eightball Junkies as well as...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 4:21pm

Galerie Pompom is joining forces with Sydney artist Kylie Banyard to present her third solo exhibition, Hereafter.

 

Banyard has a fascination with capturing more experimental ways of living and learning and channels this through Hereafter, which depicts legacy of the iconic Black Mountain College. Banyard focuses on a number of impressive and often overlooked women from the...

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