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Live Review: Darren Middleton + Sahara Beck - The Vanguard, Sydney (28.08.15)

It’s always nice to see that, regardless of time, there are some Australian artists who continue to perform and remain mesmerising to watch each time you see them. Whether you saw Darren Middleton onstage with his former band Powderfinger. Or during the short-lived days of his earlier side-project band Drag. Or more recently flying solo under his own name. Each time he has been able to bring a little charm and charisma to the stage. Tonight was no exception.

Live Review: Man of Constant Sorrow - A Tribute to the music of O Brother, Where Art Thou? - The Vanguard, Sydney (06.05.15)

When the Coen Brothers released the much loved film O Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2000, the sound track emerged to have a magical, cult following of its own. Celebrated as an extraordinary album that pays homage to the beauty of old American folk, bluegrass, country and even gospel – it was no surprise when fourteen years after the release of this album, The Vanguard announced that a stellar line-up of Australia’s own artists would be paying tribute to this album.

Photo Gallery: Gabrielle Aplin Secret "Pop Up" Show - The Vanguard, Sydney (26.08.14)

Gabrielle Aplin performed a "secret pop-up show" for fans in Sydney tonight. Mikki Gomez was there and brings us these photos from the special, intimate gig at The Vanguard.

Live Review: Scott Spark - The Vanguard, Sydney (14.08.14)

Though Sydney's Scott Spark is now two full length albums deep, it's a rare occurrence to witness the man in action - even in his hometown. Marking the release of his sophomore LP Muscle Memory at the Vanguard, however, was a rare live performance from the talented singer/songwriter.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 2nd May 2014


In this issue: Northlane announce "Free Your Mind" side show at Oxford Art Factory, Frenzal Rhomb announce Parramatta show, Royal Blood announce second and final Sydney show, Soul of Sydney announce birthday block party; Dallas Crane announce new single “Get off the Dope” and Sydney launch show, Hot Rod Rockabilly and Rock ‘n Roll at Katoomba RSL Club announced and Perry Keyes reveals Sydney gig in June.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 13th February 2014

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In this issue: Bin Juice launch new LP Furious George, New Zealand’s Shapeshifter heads to Sydney, second installment of 'No Good Monthly' is this February, Meg Mac plays first show of 2014, Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey to perform The Great Country Song Book at the Opera House, Phebe Starr launches new single "Tonight", 'Not Another Boat Party' – get onboard the sunset voyage on Sydney Harbour; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis announce Newcastle headline show, second performance announced for 'An Evening with Glen Hansard', Paul Anka to perform at The Star for one night only, Cassy and Mario Basanov to headline the 20th Agwa Yacht Club, Cull launch debut EP, Noisey announced first gig of 2014 at Goodgod and The Spirit perform first ever live shows.

Live Review: Darren Middleton - The Vanguard, Sydney (22.11.13)

Former Powderfinger guitarist Darren Middleton played an intimate show at The Vanguard, and shared new songs and sounds from his solo album Translations.

Live Review: Jessica Mauboy: Exclusive Nescafe Acoustic Session - The Vanguard (15.11.13)

This year marks Jessica Mauboy’s first headline solo tour, and she is already one of the biggest names in Australian pop music; at only 24 the singer has accomplished an impressive amount, with instantly recognisable singles, a massive and adoring fanbase, and one very critically acclaimed film (The Sapphires).

Live Review: Megan Washington + Little Fox - The Vanguard, Sydney (14.09.13)

It’s been a while since us Sydney-siders last got to witness Megan Washington live. For about a year now she’s been working in London on her next album. The announcement of a small run of shows over here, in intimate venues she played when she embarked on her first headline tour in early 2010, caused a lot of excitement amongst her legion of fans and these shows sold out extremely quickly. Those lucky enough to get along to her how at the Vanguard were certainly in for a treat, as her band were tight, her new tunes were great and her voice is as angelic as ever.

Live Review: 'Hail To The King' feat. Stella Angelico + Cash Savage + Mojo Juju + more - The Vanguard (21.06.13)

Adorned with the horizontal stripes of a jailhouse uniform and backed by a wall-sized portrait of the King himself, the house band at the Vanguard last night led a stellar line-up of some of Australia’s finest female vocalists in a concert dedicated to the songs of Elvis Presley. ‘Hail to the King’ is a special event taking place at the Newtown venue over four nights, featuring performances from Twincest, Kira Puru, Mojo Juju, Cash Savage and Stella Angelico.

Photo Gallery: Femme Locale - The Vanguard (29.05.13)

The fantastic display of female musicians, Femme Locale returns to Sydney with a show at The Vanguard. Nathan Atkins was there to capture the evening and brings you photos here:

Live Review: Diesel + Tim Chaisson - The Vanguard, Newtown (17.05.13)

A Canadian and an American-Australian with a Canadian surname walk into a bar wielding guitars. They are Tim Chaisson and Mark Lizotte AKA Diesel. When you put the two gentlemen together what ensues is an excellent night of blues, folk and pop music.

Tigertown announce new single and national tour.


After supporting Bob Evans, Sydney five-piece Tigertown are back with a new single "What You Came Here For", the first single off an EP coming soon.

The bank will also be embarking on a full national tour throughout June and July with The Starry Field. Tickets are currently on sale from, so grab yours now.

Thursday June 13
Beav's Bar, Geelong

Friday June 14
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Saturday June 15
Bella Union, Melbourne

Live Review: Stone Monks + Molly Contogeorge - The Vanguard (18.11.12)


Perhaps the live music scene in Sydney is experiencing a resurgence because considering it was Sunday night, the Vanguard was filling up rather quickly when we arrived somewhat early. By the time the opener Molly Contogeorge took to the stage, all the tables were taken with only standing room remaining for the fashionably late.