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Set to rock Australia Day

If you don’t already have plans for Australia Day, there are many great options to chose from right in the heart of the city. The summer street festival at The Rocks will feature Aussie talent including the Bamboos, Tijuana Cartel, Ngaiire, Kira Puru and the Bruise. Most exciting of all, Blue Mountains rockers Cloud Control […]

Party on: Laneway Festival survives the “fun police”

After a heated debate lasting nearly an hour and a half, the Leichardt Council approved a development application for the 2014 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which will increase the event’s capacity by 4000 patrons to 12,000. The approval had been recommended by council officers and various state government agencies, but was opposed by members of […]

Live music needs digital focus: Mandla

The City of Sydney’s plan to boost live music needs to utilise digital technologies and social media, Liberal councillor Edward Mandla has said. The Live Music and Performance Action Plan, now on public exhibition, aims to create new live opportunities and audiences for musicians. While all City councillors agreed to support the initiative, Mr Mandla […]


You’d be lucky to catch Kanye or his mate Jay-Z laughing at themselves as they rap their way through a game of celebrity heads, but that’s exactly the unserious attitude to hip-hop that Sketch The Rhyme adopts in their enthralling live shows. Sydney-based MC Joel Rapaport has been developing the show for the last five […]


Sydney’s own New Empire has announced they are touring Australia with Neon Trees in May. The combination of the Aussie rock outfit and the extravagant arena-style theatricality of Neon Trees is set to make this a high energy show. Since New Empire released Come with Me Tonight in 2008, the band has received significant notoriety […]


Calling Mayday hit the skinny stage at the Vanguard with a big fat sound and plenty of confidence. With a debut EP Time will Tell and an upcoming Melbourne tour, Calling Mayday are on the radar. It’s not hard to see the influence of The Ramones and The Living End but think a grungier version […]


Os Mutantes (The Mutants) have come the long way to the Enmore Theatre. Since their beginnings in 1966, in the era of cultural repression that followed Brazil’s conservative military coup d’état, the group has had an almost constantly fluid line up, faced censorship, escaped exile, battled with drug addiction, and seen albums held from release […]


It’s been a quiet year for fans of C.W Stoneking. The ‘leading voice’ of Australia’s roots music scene has been laying low, celebrating the birth of his first daughter, and preparing for what he describes as a, “Pretty hardcore” touring schedule in 2010. On top of tours through the US, Britain and Europe, Stoneking will […]


It's time to start hollowing your pumpkins and working on your cackle, because Halloween is almost upon us and as part of their 30th birthday celebrations, 2SER radio are throwing another party. The ghoulish gathering is going down at one of our ever-dwindling Sydney rock institutions, the Annandale Hotel and features terrifying tunes from Seekae, […]