Metro Theatre

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 @ 10:17am

Reviewed on Thursday March 23 (photo by Ashley Mar)


Mike Noga has the devil in him. The one-time drummer for The Drones has emerged from the shadows and become a verifiable onstage horror, bolstered in no small part by the release of his excellent new upcoming record King.


Indeed, taking to the Metro Theatre stage on Thursday, the man drank up the spotlight as...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 8:00am

Ask anyone – your nanna, a firefighter, that shop window over there – if they’re keen for Bluesfest this year, and you’ll find uniform expressions of terrified excitement.


It’s a lineup that strikes fear in the hearts of your enemies, that seduces you oceanside beneath a full moon (even if Neil Young has regretfully...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 10:00am

Forget everything you know about Spoon. Alright, maybe not everything. They’re still proudly keeping Texas weird.


They still feature vocalist/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, as they’ve done for the entirety of their 24-year lifespan. They’re also still very much in the business of making catchy, bold songs that flirt between avant-garde and accessible. The main...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 3:20pm

The last few years have been hard for the Sydney music scene, with the loss of music venues left, right and centre, and opportunities for up-and-comers thin on the ground.


The adversity makes the few local success stories all the more significant for it. 


In the past few years, post-rockers Sleepmakeswaves have shouldered their way into the same party as the big...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 2:31pm

On the anniversary of Prince's passing, Late Night Tuff Guy will perform a special tribute show honouring the life and career of the enigmatic artist. 


Late Nite Tuff Guy, a big name in Australia's house and disco scene, has always been a huge fan of Prince. After spending the last 30 years collecting Prince's anthology, he has created a show that will combine the works of his...

Posted 2 Mar 2017 @ 11:32am

The weary voice of CL Smooth’s manager melds with a buzz of activity and studio static.


“He’s just wrapping up in the booth and he’s totally into it,” she tells me, slightly frazzled. It’s obvious, though we’re thousands of miles apart and speaking through the impersonal vessel of a mobile phone, that Smooth is not a man to come running when he’s in the zone. “That’s him...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 11:07am

It’s hard to imagine the Aussie rock scene in 2017 without Kingswood.


It feels like the Melbourne rock outfit have been doing the rounds for ages, and although they first formed in 2005, it was only several years later that they really broke through, courtesy of a swathe of festival shows and relentless touring. 2014 saw the release of their debut album, Microscopic Wars –...


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