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Lineup announced for Rare Finds #3, as it moves to the Standard Bowl in Sydney

Sydney-based record label and entertainment agency, Rare Finds presents a great line-up of indie talent being held at a new venue, The Standard Bowl. After successfully holding two events in April and May at The Sly Fox in Enmore, Rare Finds aims to hold one of the strongest showcases in Sydney, exploring the talent found in the indie genre.

Photo Gallery: Jack Colwell - The Standard, Sydney (21.05.15)

Jack Colwell performed at The Standard in Sydney last night and Belinda Dipalo was there to capture these photos!

Photo Gallery: The Standard Bowl Launch ft. Little Bastard - The Standard Bowl, Sydney (02.04.14)

Sydney's The Standard is re-opening this week with a run of free shows to celebrate the addition of a bowling alley, pool tables and pinball machines. Its new name? Appropriately, The Standard Bowl. We went along to the VIP launch last night to watch a phenomenal performance from Little Bastard, the debut of the new alleys and enjoy a few dumplings from Johnny Wong's along the way. Check out the photos from the launch here:

Sydney venue The Standard re-launching with a bowling alley!

The broken down back-alleys of Brooklyn is where one would find the type of venues that have inspired the complete re-design pf Surry Hills' The Standard.

Live Review: Austra + Angie + Buzz Kull - The Standard, Sydney (14.02.14)

On the back of their 2013 sophomore release Olympia, Canadian synth-pop outfit Austra have returned to our shores – and they sure know how to put on a show. Lead singer Katie Stelmanis’ mesmerising, distinctive vocals are just as arresting live as they are on recording, and combined with dreamy electronic riffs and pumping basslines, Austra made their show at Sydney’s The Standard a night to remember.

Photo Gallery: Austra + Angie + Buzz Kull - The Standard (14.02.14)

Canadian electro act Austra headlined their Sydney appearance at The Standard tonight. Supporting were Angie and Buzz Kull. Photos by Johnny Au.

Live Review: Parquet Courts + Total Control + Bed Wettin' Bad Boys - The Standard, Sydney (05.02.14)

Revisionist indie punks Parquet Courts headlined a triple bill at The Standard Wednesday night. It was the type of night that births music nerds, or reminds you why you are one.

Photo Gallery: The Art 'Weirdo Superhero' EP Launch + Doc Holliday Takes the Shotgun - The Standard, Sydney (25.01.14)

The Art launch their new EP Weirdo Superhero with a special performance at Sydney's The Standard, with support from Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun. Oliver Heath was there and brings us these photos from the night:

Live Review: Half Moon Run + Tigertown + Nova Heart - The Standard, Sydney (11.01.14)

When announcing their 2014 Australian tour, Canada’s Half Moon Run said on their Facebook page that they were “thrilled to be returning to our home away from home”, and I think that sums up their sold out Standard gig’s vibe entirely. The love for this relatively new act was awesome to see, and their live show definitely lived up to, if not exceeded, the excited crowd’s expectations.

CLOSED Win a double pass to see XXYYXX in Sydney!

Astral People are extremely excited to present the Sydney Laneway Festival sideshow from Florida's harmonic young gun XXYYXX, riding a wave of global acclaim for his romantic take on electronic futurism.

ARIA Week Review: EMI Presents Alison Wonderland + Leah Mencel + Fishing + Owl Eyes - The Standard, Sydney (29.11.13)

For such a small person, Alison Wonderland commands a large space. Stationed between two giant, flashing cubes, she bounces behind the decks -emblazoned with AW- hands darting furiously around the mixer. Underneath her, around her, around everywhere, the beat pulses – loud... bone shatteringly loud. It’s about fifty minutes into her DJ set into her 1 hr 30 min set, and she’s showing no sign of slowing down. A bottle of vodka stands by her left elbow.

Live Review: Hiatus Kaiyote + Silent Jay - The Standard, Sydney (26.10.13)

Hiatus Kaiyote have to be one of the most underestimated bands on the Australian music scene right now, which is probably one of the reasons that they’re often overseas conducting European and American tours, and not playing gigs around Australia. Their show at the Standard on Saturday October 26 was one of their last in the country for a while.

Photo Gallery: Lightning Bolt - The Standard, Sydney (25.10.13)

Lightning Bolt played an intense and tight set at The Standard on Friday night. Dan Turner brings us the pics:

Partying with the AU: Tia Maria Room - The Standard (Sydney)

Famed dark liqueur Tia Maria is spreading its exotic taste around the world with the Tia Maria Room, a pop-up concept of sorts that has landed at The Standard in Sydney for a night of rich, aromatic cocktails and an exclusive collaboration between Owl Eyes and Alison Wonderland.

Live Review: Twin Lakes + Shady Lane + Gnome + Village Echoes - The Standard, Sydney (17.10.13)

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It was eerie to see Oxford street almost deserted with the blanket of smoke from the bushfires hanging over the city. I figure if we’re going to go down in flames, may as well be doing something you love and as I love live music, The Standard was a good place to hide out.