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City of Sydney turns up the music

BY ANITA SENARATNA Sydney was once a city known for its live music scene, where bands like AC/DC, Cold Chisel and the Divinyls played in crowded pubs with permanently sticky floors, building up loyal followings before going on to become rock icons. But the NSW Government’s 2014 decision to introduce 1:30am lockouts and 3am last […]

Riverside Theatres Present: Shellshocked

Parramatta's Riverside Theatres premieres a new show with a twist on the ANZAC story: Shellshocked. An unusual love story of an Australian teenager and his tortoise friend, Herman, the oldest living survivor of the Gallipoli campaign. The play is based on a news clipping director Wayne Harrison passed on to playwright Justin Fleming, who dramatised it […]


Call me biased, but I am of the opinion that anything that originates in Tokyo is likely superior to things that do not. This is certainly the case with Superdeluxe, the performance and art space founded in the ultimate city of lights in 2002. For the first time, and to our great joy, Superdeluxe has […]


Trolleys and junkies and zombies, oh my! Trolley Boys is the latest piece from the Tamarama Rock Surfers, nestled in their cosy alcove at the Old Fitzroy Theatre. Michael Dahlstrom directs the young cast as they romp their way through a thinly veiled reimagining of the Wizard of Oz story, tracing the journey of four […]


It's official, summer is (almost) upon us. With it comes that warm, breezy, devil-may-care frivolity that is to blame for empty wallets, heavy eyelids and daydreaming at work. If you're wondering what to do with this newfound energy, Sydney is doing what it does best - a festival. The Anode festival is a, “genre-busting” season […]