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THE NAKED CITY – SYDNEY’S MUSIC CENTRAL

In a city where live music has taken a real beating over the past decade or so, one suburb is defying the trend with a string of venues far outnumbering what other precincts have to offer. Whereas areas such as the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross once boasted numerous live music venues, it’s Marrickville that […]

THE NAKED CITY – INDIE VENUES ON THE RISE!

During the 1970s in Sydney, the live music scene gathered momentum in numerous pubs and large licensed clubs. There were some smaller independent venues around but they often found it difficult to compete with the financial clout of the larger operators. For the pubs and clubs, promoting live music was a lucrative means of attracting […]

NAKED CITY – DAYS OF OUR GIGS

Back in September of 2014, the Sydney Morning Herald ran a story titled “Size doesn’t matter for Sydney’s small venues”. The crux of the story was that whilst some larger venues were closing down the influx of small bars and similar low capacity venues was taking up the slack. A few years later and things […]

Bar Fly: Gasoline Pony

FACT: Gin tastes even better when you find out it's been made by a guy who started distilling spirits in his cubby house when he was only 11 years old, so that he could pick up chicks.