Enmore Theatre

Live Review: Dan Sultan delivers a heartfelt show that sparkles with human emotion in full technicolour

March 29, 2021

In “Magnetic”, Dan Sultan sang, “I’m trying to keep it simple/But I’m a complicated man.” Never were truer words uttered. Sultan’s one-off show at the Enmore Theatre certainly saw him keeping things modest. With his commanding voce and an acoustic guitar, he charmed the audience. The songs were wistful about the past and also had a […]

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Sydney’s Enmore Theatre to reopen with Gala night featuring Ian Moss, Alex The Astronaut, Red Riders and more

February 5, 2021

Sydney’s iconic inner-west live music venue, the Enmore Theatre, is officially reopening and celebrating their well timed refurbishment with a grandiose Gala night on Monday February 22nd. The Sounds of Sydney (Re)Opening Night Gala is more than a party for the historic renovated building, but also a celebration of Sydney’s music scene, with an array […]

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Live Review: Amanda Palmer’s …No Intermission had Sydney in tears

February 25, 2020

It seems fitting to start this review with a confession – I knew very little about Amanda Palmer before this night. I’ve never listened to The Dresden Dolls, have never seen her perform, I’d never even heard her sing. But after tonight, I know more than I ever thought I would. The show she’s currently […]

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Photo Gallery: James Blake – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (24.07.19)

July 25, 2019

James Blake performed his second Sydney Splendour in the Grass at The Enmore Theatre last night. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

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Live Review: James Blake stuns a sold-out Enmore Theatre

July 25, 2019

No one wails quite like James Blake. The Enfield artist has a unique way of catching his listeners and drawing them deep inside of his music, coaxing them to the very centre where his vocals are at their most penetrative. He touches your soul, truly, in the same way legends like Sam Cooke and Marvin […]

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Live Review: The Lumineers + Tyne James Organ, Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.07.19)

July 25, 2019

After a couple of stellar Splendour In The Grass sets between both The Lumineers and their opener, Tyne James Organ they were able to back them up again during the only Australian sideshow The Lumineers provided. Tyne-James Organ was a brilliant opener for The Lumineers, while his sound had an abundance of energy, Tyne-James has […]

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Photo Gallery: The Lumineers + Tyne-James Organ – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.07.19)

July 24, 2019

The Lumineers put on a memorable set on Monday for their only Splendour In The Grass sideshow, the group catered to their adoring Sydney fans with a set list that included all of the fan favourites and a couple from their up and coming album III.   

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel + Broncho + Ada Lea – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.06.19)

June 24, 2019

Heading out on a national tour is always a big deal for bands, irrespective of whether it’s their first or thousandth. Selling out said tours is probably always the goal. Touring in support of their third album, Methyl Ethel not only managed to sell out their Enmore Theatre show in Sydney, but sold out the […]

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Live Review: Nick Murphy – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

May 17, 2019

Identity in music is something all artists must have. Having people know who they are is a massive positive, but for a lot of acts, it isn’t the be all and end all. For most artists though, knowing who they are is intrinsic to their success and self-satisfaction in their work. For Nick Murphy his […]

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Live Review: AURORA + Tones and I – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (30.04.19)

May 1, 2019

Sweeping across the country as part of the annual Groovin’ The Moo national tour, Norweigan act AURORA hit up Sydney’s Enmore Theatre and proceeded to showcase why she is truly magical on stage, despite singing some tracks with some not-so-magical themes. Opening up the night was 2019’s first break out act, Byron Bay’s Tones and I. Having […]

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Live Review: Jungle + Georgia – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (24.04.19)

April 27, 2019

In the country for a string of sold out shows, Jungle played their second Sydney show of the tour and brought the Enmore Theatre crowd to life with their own brand of downbeat dance music. Playing their second Sydney show of the tour (after a headlining slot at last week’s Bad Friday Festival), the seven-piece lords […]

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Live Review: In Sydney Bananarama, Tiffany and Amber knew how to party like it’s 1989

February 25, 2019

Bananarama, Tiffany and Amber walk into a bar. It’s not 1989, even if it may feel that way. These artists know that girls just wanna have fun and they delivered joyous sets filled with nostalgic pop music. The Enmore Theatre could have been the setting for fluro outfits, large perms and shoulder pads, but these […]

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Live Review: Bhad Bhabie + DJ Busy – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (09.12.18)

December 10, 2018

Bhad Bhabie, otherwise known as Danielle Bregoli, otherwise known as “cashmeousiiiiide howboudat” girl, did not disappoint her tasteless brand as she played the Enmore Theatre stage. Opening act, DJ Busy, warmed up the crowd with well-known club tunes ranging from XXXTentacion to Cardi B. The tween audience was absolutely vibing it. In my opinion, the […]

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Live Review: Hayden James + Happiness Is Wealth + Carmouflage Rose – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (21.09.18)

September 24, 2018

Enmore Theatre felt like it was hosting a festival set on Friday night for the Sydney show which was the closing city of Hayden James’ Just Friends tour. The all ages event in the record producer’s hometown brought overall a very young crowd who had seemingly pre-gamed and were ready to party all night long. […]

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Live Review: The Cat Empire + Odette – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (14.09.18)

September 17, 2018

After a balmy end to the working week, there’s almost nothing better than a quick drive to the city, a cold beer and an absolutely killer set from one of Australia’s best ever party bands. For myself, this is exactly what happened, as I ventured into Sydney’s premier live music venue, the Enmore Theatre, and […]

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Live Review: The Presets harness massive energy at hometown show at the Enmore Theatre

June 25, 2018

Irrespective of their time away from the musical spotlight, The Presets will always have a place in the hearts of the Australian dance music community. And despite the best efforts of some members of the crowd to dampen the nights of others in attendance, the two-piece definitely crushed the Sydney leg of their Hi-Viz album […]

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Live Review: After skipping Sunrise, Portugal. The Man rocks Sydney’s Enmore Theatre to its core

May 1, 2018

I first became familiar with Portugal. The Man almost ten years ago, off the back of their fourth LP The Satanic Satanist. Since then, I’ve seen them grow into one of the most in-demand bands in the world. Their latest album, Woodstock – their eighth and first in four years – has easily been their […]

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Live Review: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club make a heroic return to Sydney as Wrong Creatures hits the road

March 23, 2018

It’s been a long five years between drinks for iconic American rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – both in terms of the album releases and visits to our shores. Their tour this month in Australia comes just weeks after the release of their brilliant LP Wrong Creatures, with songs like “All Rise” amongst the best […]

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Live Review: The Internet serve up a sonic smorgasbord at The Enmore

February 12, 2018

If there was anything to take away from The Internet’s Friday night show, it was that Sydney loves The Internet and it’s reciprocal; and it isn’t just because Syd’s name is in the city’s name. The reception was nothing short of euphoric when Syd took the stage to join her bandmates. Every hand across the […]

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Live Review: The War on Drugs guide The Enmore through the beauty and the pain in Sydney

February 9, 2018

On “The Strangest Thing” The War on Drugs‘ Adam Granduciel sings, “Am I just living between/ The beauty and the pain” – it’s a strong statement of the War on Drugs and their chief songwriter’s appeal. The six-member band has an innate ability to convey emotion and atmosphere. Lonesome guitars swirl around a steady beat conveying […]

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Review: Father John Misty’s annual Sydney sermon thrills with Honeybear and Jack Ladder

February 3, 2018

In his second visit to our shores on the Pure Comedy tour (he was last here in July for Splendour in the Grass), Father John Misty delivered what has become something of an annual sermon to a packed Enmore Theatre in Sydney. In it, the great J Tillman leant primarily on his 2015 release I […]

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Review: Joey Bada$$ came, saw and conquered at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

January 21, 2018

At just 22 years of age, Joey Bada$$ is one of the very few emcees of this generation that could easily go toe-to-toe with the legends of yesteryear. If you weren’t convinced with his earlier, rougher material, you were surely a believer by the end of 2017, where Joey’s second studio album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ was […]

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Live Review: Vince Staples goes heavy on production for memorable Sydney show

January 8, 2018

I’ve never heard a Vince Staples song I didn’t like. The tough, nihilistic tone of his own brand of no-frills hip hop is perfectly placed over just about any contemporary production with even the slightest bounce to it, frantically transforming each beat with his elastic flow and nasal cadence whether it lean towards EDM or […]

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Live Review: HAIM – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (20.07.17)

July 21, 2017

As the usual circus that is Splendour In The Grass rolls through this vast country of ours, so too does some of the best bands currently walking the earth. One of these said bands is HAIM, and I’ll tell you what, they know how to play a live show. Here at their only headline date […]

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Live Review: Furnace and The Fundamentals – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (08.07.17)

July 10, 2017

Who doesn’t love a cover song? I have a theory that in any festival set, if a band (irrespective of their size or street cred) covers a classic song, the crowd will froth on it and that will be the biggest moment of the set. Playing their own headlining show at the Enmore Theatre, Furnace […]

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Live Review: San Cisco + Thelma Plum – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (02.06.17)

June 4, 2017

Recently the best former member of One Direction, Harry Styles, came out in support of the strength and undying enthusiasm that young fans have for the artists they like. “Teenage-girl fans – they don’t lie. If they like you, they’re there. They don’t act ‘too cool’. They like you, and they tell you. Which is […]

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Review: Glass Animals help kick off Laneway sideshows with spectacular sold out Enmore Theatre set in Sydney

January 27, 2017

Laneway Festival season is upon us and though we in Sydney have more than a week to wait before it hits our city, Wednesday marked the official start of sideshows, as bands piled in from Singapore’s Laneway over the weekend. Among them were Glass Animals, who are making their second visit to our shores in […]

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Live Review: The Avalanches + Grandmaster Flash – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (05.01.17)

January 6, 2017

Eight. That’s how old I was when The Avalanches changed recorded music history with their debut album Since I Left You. I’m now 24 and having grown out of the music I was listening to as an eight year old (So Fresh Hits of Summer anyone?), I was definitely looking forward to seeing The Avalanches […]

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Review: Jamie T delivers festival worthy set at Sydney headline show with Hockey Dad and Polish Club

January 5, 2017

The NYE Festival Sideshows are coming through the capital cities hard and fast this week, and last night Sydney was treated to UK artist Jamie T, fresh from Falls Festival, supported in style by locals Hockey Dad and Polish Club. Polish Club rocked the venue in their opening slot, comfortably setting the stage for duo […]

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Live Review: 112 + BLACKstreet + Mya – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (23.11.16)

November 30, 2016

An off-shoot of the big nostalgia-fest that was “RNB (R&B) Fridays Live” had three of the tour’s standouts performing as a triple-threat at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre. D.C singer Mya, Atlanta bad boys 112, and New Jack Swingers BLACKstreet broke away from the massive throwback tour (which also featured TLC and Nelly) as a sideshow of […]

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