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Darth Vegas’ sound can't be pigeonholed. Their influences span the terrains of jazz, pop, punk and more. Aside from Tom Waits, The Accused and John Zorn’s Naked City, front man Michael Lira cites “spooky cartoons” as one of their major influences. With that in mind, it’s really no surprise that Lira says they’ve invited an […]


Dreams Are Just Movies is Sydney singer-songwriter, Rosie Catalano’s latest offering. Catalano says the eponymous track on her latest EP was actually inspired by nightmares. “I wrote during a period when I was experiencing some pretty horrific nightmares. “The song was borne out of this idea that we would sit at the end of our […]

Cutting car park costs

The new parking system to be introduced at Bronte Cutting Car Park in December has been endorsed as cheaper and more efficient. Waverley Council have made a series of amendments, introducing 10 new parking meters to the car park and the removal of existing infrastructure, including the gates at the entry and exit. Currently, visitors […]


Tigertown, the dream-pop five-piece, first began as a husband and wife duo when Chris Collins and Charlie tied the knot. However, when it came to live performances, the pair needed a band to help out – a chore carried out by those closest to them. “When we had to do it live, it ended up […]


Cam Avery is a busy man. Along with drumming for Pond, he’s just replaced Nick Allbrook (also from Pond) as bassist for Australia’s psychedelic rockers, Tame Impala. This year, he’s also introduced his own project, The Growl – a soulful, aggressive exploration of love and loss. Ridden with religious symbolism, What Would Christ Do? is […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 20th

Kora: After a string of summer festival dates and completing their album release tour in their home country, New Zealand five-piece Kora are finally back in town to showcase their sophomore record, Light Years. The experimental funk collective have impressed crowds over the years with their incredible harmonies and huge live presence – the show […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 13th

Mantra: Melbourne-based rapper, Mantra, has just been signed to Ten to Two Records (Seth Senry, Xavier Rudd), and will be celebrating the release of his brand new single Loudmouth at The Standard. He began his career as a producer and the MC already has two records under his belt and frequent airplay, he’s also earnt […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 6th

Kingswood: Melbourne rock band Kingswood is one of the hardest working bands in the country. Touring relentlessly, they played over 100 shows in 2012 alone. They just released their fourth single, Ohio and will be celebrating the release of their Change of Heart EP Deluxe. Their debut EP will feature eight tracks including released singles, […]


Peter Wadams, better known by his stage name - P-Money - will be touring Australia with his latest release, Gratitude. After teasing listeners for months with a slow trickle of tracks from his highly anticipated album, the record is finally available to the masses. The Kiwi producer says the name of his fifth album is […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 30th

Empire of the Sun: You may be forgiven for thinking the dynamic electronic duo had disappeared forever, but Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore have finally resurfaced – returning to the stage at Vivid LIVE to premiere tracks from their long-awaited sophomore album, Ice on the Dune. The live show will be accompanied by stunning visuals […]