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The demise of live music: Two iconic venues to be demolished

By Katelyn Milligan Some have dubbed it the end of an era, with two of Sydney’s live music institutions set to be demolished. A recent development proposal for Coogee Bay Hotel has called into question the future of its live music venue Selina’s. This announcement comes just months after the revelation that Frankie’s Pizza By […]

Pirra’s Jess Beck Explores Her Indigenous Heritage During Lockdown

Although they are originally from Sydney our close neighbour Wollongong can now lay claim to indie-pop/dance outfit Pirra. This four piece band consisting of Jess Beck (vocals), James McKendry (guitar/synth), Curtis Argent (bass/synth) & Jeffrey Argent (drums) are making huge waves both here in Australia & internationally. Not only do Pirra produce incredible music they […]

Murray Cook & Lizzie Mack’s The Soul Movers release new album

By Tessa Pelle Fronted by Lizzie Mack and former red Wiggle Murray Cook, The Soul Movers’ latest album Evolution is a delectable collection of positive melodies and emotional nuance. Since hanging up his red skivvy in 2012, Inner West local Murray has shown no signs of slowing down as he embarks on his newest musical chapter […]

Cosmic Psychos “can’t stop and won’t stop”

By Tessa Pelle After a certain number of years, it’s typical for most bands to either break up or stop making music altogether. But after nearly 40 years, Cosmic Psychos have been influential in the Australian punk rock scene and show absolutely no signs of slowing down. The band’s drummer, Dean Muller credits their longevity […]

Avalanche Reviving Aussie Rock

In the years gone by you used to be able to walk into any pub around Australia and be welcomed by the sound a local band loudly bashing out good fun, rock'n'roll. This sound would become known as Aussie rock, before then being taken to the global stage via bands such as AC/DC, Rose Tattoo […]

The Ten Tenors

Jarred Newell, one of the Ten Tenors in this year’s line up, is bursting with excitement at the opportunity to perform the amazing repertoire for 2021.  It is the 25th anniversary show for The Ten Tenors and if this tour is anything like their last, we can expect sellout shows, packed out at every performance. […]

Harper Bloom

When Melbourne's Harper Bloom first started writing her latest single, Shaky Bones, little did she know the journey of a year that Australia was about to embark upon. Written just after the first COVID induced lockdown of Melbourne Harper looks back on that moment and says "we didn't realise what was about to hit us." […]

Amy Shark

Despite being a global superstar in her own right Amy Shark revealed to City Hub that she still has moments where the feeling of impostor syndrome can sneak into her mind. Imposter syndrome is that feeling which anybody can have, but certainly as an artist, where internally you don't believe that you are as competent […]

THE NAKED CITY – THE $24 MILLION LIVE MUSIC JAB

The State Government’s recent $24 million live music package, specifically targeting venues, has been met with a mixed reaction from those with any connection or interest in genuine live music in NSW. The immediate cynicism was evident in the comments section of the Sydney Morning Herald with one reader writing “Ahhh, decades of doing everything […]

In a state first, Enmore Road to be declared a “Special Entertainment Precinct”

By ALLISON HORE The Inner West council has voted unanimously to support a proposal to make Enmore Road, including the Enmore Theatre, the state’s first “Special Entertainment Precinct.” The motion comes after the NSW parliament passed special laws allowing local councils to declare venues and geographic areas as “Special Entertainment Precincts.” The law was part […]