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Reigniting the live music scene

By RACHEL CLARK The Inner West council has “scrapped” the need to submit a development application to hold live music and art events in shopfronts, offices and industrial premises, allowing for new venues to host live performances. Live music and performances have been struggling for the past few years. With some of the obstacles preventing […]

Hillary Geddes

Over the last few years the concept of slow TV has become quite the phenomenon, in large part thanks to SBS and their multi-hour long rail journey productions. In March this concept takes a new twist thanks to jazz guitarist Hillary Geddes and SIMA. On March 11 Geddes and her quartet will be performing improvised […]

Ruby’s Summer Socials

Over the course of the last 12 months the live entertainment industry has had to rapidly evolve and innovate in order to find a means to simply be able to perform. One area in particular which has shown promise is with outdoor performance spaces, and Sydney now has a new one to utilise. For this […]

Boysclub

Music has always, and will continue, to have a message behind it. Whether that message is politically or emotionally charged or is simply a message of enjoyment it all comes down to the lived experiences of those musicians creating it. For all-female punk rockers Boysclub their message came from years of experiencing the 'boysclub' that […]

Prinnie Stevens

Growing up Prinnie Stevens says she lived in a fantasy world of music and performance, but today that fantasy world has become her reality. In a year when everything seems like a weird fever dream or fantasy Stevens explained to City Hub that 2020 has actually allowed her to return to her roots to rediscover […]

THE NAKED CITY – LIVE AND LET LIVE!

Over the past decade many initiatives have been put in place to revitalise live music in Sydney. Both the State Government and local councils have funded programs aimed at bringing back a music scene that flourished in the 80s and 90s. The biggest problem seems to have been the constantly changing landscape when it comes […]

Crocodylus

COVID restrictions have impacted every artist in a multitude of different ways. For Sydney band Crocodylus these impacts have been simultaneously "devastating" and "really productive" according to drummer Mikel Salvador. At the beginning of the year Crocodylus were off to a red hot start as they were riding the wave of momentum generated by their European […]

Anousha Victoire

After 10 years away from music ABC Music Award winner Anousha Victoire has returned with a brand new album, and upcoming live shows in Sydney. Victoire's new album, Precious Things, sees her using her world and life experiences from the past decade to further push her music with a more matured folk/bluegrass/world sound. When describing […]

William Crighton

Australian singer-songwriter William Crighton has released his brand new single Your Country, as well as upcoming 2020 shows. Your Country, William’s first new music in two years, sends a powerful message about environmental policy and gives a taste of his third studio album which is set to release in 2021. The song features ARIA Award-winner […]

Live music venues call for a lifeline

By ALLISON HORE More than sixty live music venues around NSW have come together to launch a petition calling on the NSW government to provide support to the state’s live music industry. The 61 independent music venues from across New South Wales launched the petition today as part of their Save Our Stages campaign. Iconic […]