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Sydney after dark: Open for business

By ALLISON HORE The City of Sydney council voted unanimously to approve a plan which would allow shops and businesses in the city to stay open until 10pm, without needing further approval. Under a suite of changes aimed to revitalise the city’s struggling economy, existing shops and businesses in the City of Sydney local government […]

Hauskey

Australian artists Hauskey describes the latest single from his debut EP as the means by which he overcomes his natural state of pessimism, a state of thinking that perhaps resonates with us all after the year that we've just endured. The Inner West Independent spoke to Hauskey last week, ahead of his performance at the […]

Eskimo Joe

Over the past year concert cancelations or postponements have become commonplace. Aussie rock extends Eskimo Joe didn't want to become yet another of those so they are planning to return to Australian stages one year from now. Obviously by announcing a show so far out they had to ensure they came to the party with […]

The Smith Street Band

With all of the restrictions that have been imposed on live music performance we as the general public have had to come to terms with the changes, but we are not alone. The bands and artists that are performing during this period are also coming to terms with what this means for the atmosphere and […]

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 […]