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Electric Gardens 2020

To celebrate its 5th Anniversary this Saturday the Electric Gardens festival is brining its biggest and most diverse lineup yet. Half a decade of cutting-edge producers and world-class DJs will be celebrated in Sydney's shining Centennial Park. This year's iteration of the festival will be headlined by acclaimed UK artists Craig David. Also on the […]


For local Sydney band WAWAWOW it is all about their indie, electro, psyche-rock music. From their live show to their new album, Pink Elephant, and even right down to their name. According to WAWAWOW's Wade Van Den Hoek (vocals and synth) the band's name came from guitarist Adam Pilcher's "excessive" use of a wah pedal. […]

Phoenix Collective Concert Series 2020 – Intricate Machines

The Phoenix Collective are back in 2020 with another exquisite concert series of four programs. In 2020 the program will feature a feast of different genres including; the virtuosic flair of Italian Baroque, the purity of folk music, French impressionism, the intense emotions of the romantic period, contemporary/jazz fusions and the meditative calm of minimalism. […]


While Star Kendrick and Toma Banjanin grew up as childhood friends on the Sunshine Coast they only came together as the dream-pop duo Geowulf recently. Since finally coming together in London the duo has gone from strength to strength and are now set to return home to Australia for their first-ever tour here. Speaking to […]


In the 80s and 90s, when the Australian music industry was booming and everybody was buying CDs, the big record companies would unleash their wallets with lavish after ARIA award parties. The annual awards night was seen as a real showcase of local music talent -  the record industry’s night of nights. In the great […]


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 […]

Labor’s plan to revive live music

By Laura Neill The State Labor government has released a detailed plan to revive the live music scene and support venue owners by reversing years of stifling legislation, removing the red tape that prevents existing venues from hosting live entertainment, and simplifying the process for starting a venue. The plan, launched last week by Shadow […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide May 24

Jess + Matt: Sydney’s mesmerising duo, Jess + Matt (Jess Dunbar and Matt Price) will be performing songs from their forthcoming album, Songs From The Village, tonight as they take on the special guest duties for Rick Price and Jack Jones’ tour. Thu, May 24, Enmore Theatre The Whitlams: In their classic four-piece configuration the iconic band […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide May 3

Hein Cooper: After over a year zig zagging around the world, singer-songwriter Hein Cooper returns to Sydney. An artist who is not afraid to mesh acoustic with electronic elements sees Cooper create a dynamic and entertaining live show. Thu, May 3, Leadbelly Bobby Alu: Byron Bay based 'tropical ambassador', singer, ukulele strummer and drummer Bobby Alu is back […]

Creative Conflict

BY ALEC SMART A scaled-down Sydenham Creative Hub, a proposed arts and live music zone close to Sydenham Station in the inner-west, has been voted on and accepted by the Inner West Council after it threatened to divide the fractious chamber. The Inner West Council (IWC) has clashed on several divisive issues since three constituencies, […]