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Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 4:20pm

After five years, Sydney-based blues trio Chase The Sun are back with a brand new single and a huge run of east coast tour dates this February, starting right here in Sydney. 

 

'Live It Up' is the first single from the band's upcoming, as-yet-untitled third album and is a celebration of life in all its glory. It features blistering guitar work, punchy rhythms and funk-laden bass...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 4:15pm

The beloved and completely nuts (yes, we went there), spectacle that is Puppetry Of The Penis is returning home for a whole lot of laughs and utter idiocy. 

 

Follow the strange and fantastical journey of two near-naked men (they do wear shoes) as they mould and manipulate their nether regions using the ancient art of Genital Origami. Yes, apparently it's a thing. Needless to say...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:51pm

Are you a hornbag, foxymoron or hunk of spunk? Feel like doing something nice, different and unusual on the eve of Australia Day? If you answered yes to any of those questions, chances are you might know exactly what we're about to say. 

 

The Hudson Ballroom is hosting none other than Kath & Kim's Straya Day Eve Party, and you can bet your cotton socks you're invited!

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Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:50pm

Carriageworks is going all-out for Chinese New Year and Sydney Festival with a one-night-only vibrant celebration of Asian food and culture curated by the amazing Kylie Kwong.

 

Welcome in the year of the rooster in a melting pot of contemporary Asian food, pop culture and sounds including a performance by DJ Tyson Koh and speciality dishes created exclusively for Carriageworks...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:49pm

Comedyish is back for its annual barrel of laughs that is The Panic Series, in which comedians (funnily enough) panic over the fact that they have shows opening in a matter of weeks and test out new material that they cross everything and hope to God will be funny. 

 

This year's cast includes Rhys Nicholson, Susie Youssef, Nikki Britton, Justin Hamilton, Becky Lucas, Tom Walker...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:48pm

Veteran rockers Eskimo Joe and Blue Mountains hip hop outfit Thundamentals are set to head a stellar lineup of artists playing this year's all-day Australia Day bash at Parramatta Park. 

 

R&B singer Thandi Phoenix and Western Sydney’s own girl-group sensation BEATZ will also take the stage.

 

Thundamentals' MC Jeswon says they're super pumped to be playing for...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:46pm

Having brought us the likes of Alison Wonderland, What So Not, Hayden James, Cosmo’s Midnight and Hot Dub Time Machine over the past few weeks, The Island Live is set to welcome UK DJ Norman Jay MBE to Sydney Harbour this summer.

 

He'll be supported by a whole lot of local talent courtesy of Soul of Sydney DJs, Mike Who and Andy Garvey, and of course backed by a gorgeous view of...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 2:44pm

Drum and bass royalty Matrix and Futurebound are set to return to Australia in 2017 with a lineup of shows at clubs all over the country. 

 

The UK duo will be hitting Chinese Laundry on their Sydney stop with a massive repertoire of tracks under their belts to cater to lovers of mainstream and underground dance music alike.

 

Their latest track, 'Fire' (featuring...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 12:11pm

Brace yourself for impact as self-proclaimed angry feminist play The Inspection takes over Sydney's Old 505 Theatre this month. 

 

Starring Julia Christensen, The Inspection is a no-holds-barred satirical look at the Sydney rent crisis and the kinda-sorta-really messy reality of life as a 20-something woman when the landlord comes knocking. Especially when there's dirty laundry...

Posted 11 Jan 2017 @ 12:04pm

This year's Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival is set to be bigger, brighter, bolder and more inclusive than ever with all-star casts and films that showcase the full spectrum of queer life. 

 

Featuring a world premiere, four international premieres, a massive 31 Aussie premieres and Moonlight (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama), the 2017 program features films covering ...

Posted 10 Jan 2017 @ 12:42pm

UK rockers Kasabian have locked in two exclusive shows at the Sydney Opera House this year.

 

Tom Meighan, Sergio Pizzorno and friends will make their way Down Under for two nights only, and the famous sails are the only place to see them.

 

Kasabian have cemented their reputation as the latest torch-bearers in a long line of mega British rock bands, and the only...

Posted 23 Dec 2016 @ 3:36pm

The Aussie roots ensemble will play Mona Vale Hotel in January.

 

Blue King Brown, formed in Byron Bay by Natalie Pa'apa'a and Carlo Santone, have three albums under their belt and have supported big names such as Damien Marley, Silverchair, Carlos Santana and The Cat Empire. Now, they will bring their beats-driven sound to Sydney early 2017.

 

Hailed as "the voice...

Posted 23 Dec 2016 @ 1:01pm

The Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) has revealed the details for its new Sydney campus launching in 2017.

 

The Surry Hills location, located 150m from Central Station and directly opposite Prince Alfred Park on Chalmers Street.

 

AMPA's flagship Tom Mann Theatre at the new campus will be a venue capable of hosting live music, theatre, musicals, dance,...

Posted 23 Dec 2016 @ 12:47pm

The indie pop twins have long been advocates, but now they'll officially be fighting for the rights of LGBTQ women under their new foundation. 

 

The Tegan and Sara Foundation will focus on improving the "economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women" as announced via their website.

 

The duo began building their foundation on their...

Posted 23 Dec 2016 @ 12:42pm

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have unleashed the latest taste from their forthcoming album.

 

Nuclear Fusion is the newest cut from their hotly anticipated album, Flying Microtonal Banana and comes in the wake of previous banger, Rattlesnake. 

 

King Gizz's Stu Mackenzie has alluded to microtonal experimentation on their forthcoming release, telling...

Posted 23 Dec 2016 @ 10:23am

A powerful new work of theatre is having its world premiere at a Blacktown multi-storey carpark as part of Sydney Festival.

 

Penned by Andrea James, Peter Polites and Gaele Sobott, Home Country will see audiences guided through various levels of the car park (and fed a communal feast) to explore the meaning of “home” and our multifaceted national identity.

 

It...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 4:49pm

Australia’s very own starman is returning to The Basement in January for the first show in a national tour of Bowie Unzipped.

 

Jeff Duff's tribute show marks the first anniversary of David Bowie’s death and is one of what is sure to be many tributes to the original Ziggy Stardust coming up to the date.

 

With Bowie Unzipped shows having been an integral part of...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 4:46pm

Extra Pulp, anyone? Party your way into Australia Day with the freshest (geddit?) new offering from Undr Ctrl and I Oh You right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 

 

Featuring sets from CC:Disco!, Dreems, Juno Mars, Rimbombo and Simon Caldwell, Australia Day Eve has never looked (think spectacular harbour views) or tasted (courtesy of The Kerrigan food shack) so good.

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Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 4:45pm

Artist Margaret Olley will be honoured in an exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in January next year, with multimedia works from her career spanning more than 60 years set to be put on display. 

 

Guest curated by Renee Porter, Margaret Olley: Painter, peer, mentor, muse is the first in the three-part Margaret Olley Art Series which will be presented at the S.H. Ervin Gallery...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 3:33pm

Head down to Marrickville on NYD to catch some great live bands, party-starting DJs and good food and drink.

 

All day there will be live bands playing including Hockey Dad, Unity Floors, Betty & Oswald and Greenwave Beth.

 

Once the bands wrap up, Aussie legends Donny Benet and Kirin J Callinan will be jumping on the decks to keep the party going all night....

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 2:34pm

Catch Deep Sea Arcade and Yeo at El Topo in Bondi next year as the venue continues its live music series in 2017. 

 

Throughout November and December of this year, El Topo Basement has been hosting some of the best Australian up-and-coming acts. Bands like The Lulu Raes, WildHoney and Ocean Alley have already performed as part of the ongoing series that happens every Friday at...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 2:23pm

Tuesday nights at Harold Park Hotel will continue to be the home of comedy in 2017 as The Laugh Stand reveals its star-studded lineup for January.

 

The year will begin for The Laugh Stand on the Tuesday January 10 when John Conway and Matty B will be in to get the year rolling.

 

In the following weeks Ray Badran, Marcel Blanch-de Wilt, Steve Philp and Mat...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 1:05pm

Singer/songwriter Evan Klar is hitting the road.

 

The tour comes in the wake of his debut single, Sleep. The 27-year-old artist cut his teeth working as a session player alongside the likes of Charli XCX and Alex Metric before moving to Melbourne and developing a sound of his own, signing to EMI before he'd even played his first official show. 

 

"Before I start...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 12:55pm

Experience the museum come to life every Wednesday as the doors stay open until 9pm and some special events take place.

 

Throughout January and February, the Australian Museum will be hosting its Culture Up Late initiative as part of the celebration of the 190th year of the museum. 

 

There will be music from the likes of Georgia Mulligan, Marlene Cummins, triple j...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 12:46pm

The NYE event at The Greens in North Sydney promises to finish off your year with some of the best food, drink and entertainment going around.

 

As part of the theme, some Roving Carnival Performers will be bringing their renowned acts, and King St Swing will be performing some cruisy jazz, while DJ Natural Selector will deliver some evolutionary beats.

 

The menu...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 11:55am

In February 2017, Ben Ali Ong's new collection, This Flood Of Love Drowned Me, will be displayed at Artereal Gallery.

 

For over a decade, Ong has been creating photo-based artworks, shot entirely in black and white. 

 

His new exhibition is set to be his most brooding to date as it takes influence from film noir, the subconscious and visual poetry of Chinese...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 11:53am

The five-piece jazz combo led by Michael Griffin will be playing a show in early January at Foundry616.

 

The Sydney-born saxophonist is making a big name for himself in the jazz community worldwide.

 

He's worked with jazz legend Billy Kaye in New York, been a finalist four times for the Generations In Jazz James Morrison Scholarship, and this year he was nominated...

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 11:53am

Join King Tide and friends as they usher in the New Year with a party at Lazybones Lounge.

 

If you still haven't made plans for NYE, King Tide have got you covered as they bring in DJ Nothing and DJ Ted Vassall for what's sure to be a swell night.

 

The ARIA-nominated band will also be playing a special set of roots and reggae tunes on the night.

 

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Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 11:51am

For the final Live At The Sly of 2016, you can expect a big show with Narla, Taylor King and Maroota Joe set to perform.

 

Slyfox in Enmore has been working hard all year to provide sweet live gigs for Sydneysiders with its Live At The Sly series.

 

To end the year, it'll be hosting what's sure to be a night of headbanging as three Sydney rock acts take the stage....

Posted 22 Dec 2016 @ 9:43am

In a world where Mummy knows best and Daddy should know better, I Hate You My Mother is set to make waves when it premieres at the Old Fitz Theatre next year. 

 

The play begins as a 16th century Breton Bishop lays his hands on his illegitimate daughter and sets off an epic, torrid chain of events that inspires four centuries of secrets, hatred and revenge-seeking. 

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