This week's issue

The BRAG #714

music

Sydney live music venue The Newsagency has found a new home

Sydney’s self-described “tiniest live music venue”, The Newsagency, has found a new home. Venue owner Alison Avron closed The Newsagency’s Marrickville space earlier this year after difficulties with the landlord, having operated in the intimate location since 2011. Now, The Newsagency is set to reopen a few suburbs over in...

How Repressed Records is uniting the Sydney scene for Vivid LIVE

Repressed Records and the Sydney Opera House might initially seem like somewhat strange bedfellows. After all, one is an independent record store based out of King Street in Newtown and known for selling left-of-the-dial music, while the other is, y’know, the bloody Opera House. But despite their cosmetic differences, the...

The Spice Girls’ music has stood the test of time… their video clips, not so much

In our new Christian Mulls… series, Christian Hull reviews the biggest (and strangest) pop cultural phenomena of our times.  I’m a 30-year-old gay guy, so it would come as no surprise that from the ages of nine to 13 I was a little obsessed with the Spice Girls. So in...

Devin Townsend Project defied jetlag to deliver a generous Sydney set

This was one for old and new school Townsend fans alike.

Five must-see music docos screening at Sydney Film Festival this year

Music documentaries are much like compilation albums: they can be a shameless cash grab slapped together without thought, or a meticulously planned document of a time and a place; a career-spanning tribute to artists that contribute to the culture. Sydney Film Festival 2017 is screening a mighty fine selection of...

The world’s biggest EDM festival is coming to Sydney this year

The organisers behind some of the biggest music festivals in the world, including EDM juggernaut Tomorrowland, are bringing the world-renowned Sensation to Australia this year. Presented by Dance Nation Australia – and announced at a launch party at Sydney’s Marquee last night – Sensation will take over Sydney’s Olympic Park on...

San Cisco put their personal lives on show on The Water, now they’re hitting the road

"When we sat down and talked about what we wanted to do next, we had a pretty clear idea of what we're good at."

Ice-T has a message for Donald Trump ahead of Body Count’s return to Australia

“I’m runnin’ ’round here like a fuckin’ chicken with its head cut off, man!” Never one to mince words, Tracy Lauren Marrow – best known to the world as rapper-slash-actor Ice-T – cuts to the chase as soon as his voice hits the phone line. It’s Friday morning Australian time,...

FBi Radio is hosting an Ears Have Ears Soundtracks night for Vivid Sydney

FBi Radio’s dedicated experimental music program, Ears Have Ears, is back with its first live event for 2017. Ears Have Ears Soundtracks is taking over 107 Projects’ rooftop bar in Redfern on Friday June 16 with a showcase of new audio-visual soundtrack works from musicians and sound artists. But it’s not just...

In Hearts Wake’s new album Ark brings their environmental activism to the forefront

What a deceptively beautiful beginning to what is frankly In Hearts Wake’s most gnarly release to date. Ark, their fourth full-length album, lives and breathes with an ebb and flow of bold melodies and purposeful lyrics. Written in support of the band’s involvement with Tangaroa Blue for the We Are...