Metro Theatre

Live Review: The Teskey Brothers + Harmony Byrne – Metro Theatre, Sydney (03.11.19)

November 4, 2019

There’s a strange level of community in country and blues music. It’s not the genre of music I’d listen to the most. But, every time I head along to a gig by a band playing this type of music, I’m bound to walk away after ninety minutes with a big dumb smile on my face […]

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Live Review: MØ + Duckwrth – Metro Theatre, Sydney (08.05.19)

May 9, 2019

Coming to the end of her tour as part of the 2019 iteration of Groovin’ The Moo, Danish act MØ swept through Sydney’s Metro Theatre, thoroughly dominated her set and treating her fans to a couple of surprises and more than a few sing-a-long moments. Opening up the night was L.A rapper Duckwrth. Also finding himself in the country as part […]

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Live Review: Julia Jacklin + Olympia + Annie Hamilton – Metro Theatre, Sydney (15.03.19)

March 16, 2019

Julia Jacklin has had a massive start to 2019. With international tours and the release of her second album Crushing already in the bin, it looks like this year could be one for the record books. Returning to Sydney’s Metro Theatre almost two years since her last headline national tour, the Blue Mountains native wooed […]

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Live Review: After more than two decades under the influence, Taking Back Sunday show Sydney how it’s done

January 16, 2019

Once upon a time, I really enjoyed Monday night shows. This was at a time when I was at uni without any real obligations. Now, I am a boring person with a desk job that gets up early for work five days a week. You’re probably thinking, why am I telling you this? There is […]

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Live Review: The Vaccines show their strength at Sydney’s Metro Theatre

January 8, 2019

Kicking the year off again with another Falls Festival sideshow, I ventured on down to Sydney’s Metro Theatre to take in the goods that The Vaccines are currently delivering as part of their current Combat Sports album tour. Opening up the night were Newcastle band Vacations. Making the trip down to Sydney, the touring five-piece […]

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Live Review: The Bronx give their adopted home another riot at the Metro Theatre, Sydney (25.10.18)

October 26, 2018

The Bronx swept into Sydney’s Metro Theatre last night as part of their current Australian tour, which sees them playing in intimate venues across the country. Melbourne’s High Tension are a welcome addition to any show. Playing songs from their new album Purge, the post-hardcore band showed a deeper, heavier more metallic sound. Though they […]

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Live Review: Jack River + Jess Kent + Annie Hamilton – Metro Theatre, Sydney (28.09.18)

September 30, 2018

While it may just be her on stage alias, the brains, vocals and stories behind Jack River is so much more. An entrepreneur, promoter and musician, Holly Rankin brought to life her musical talents and journey as the Sydney leg of her Sugar Mountain album tour made its way to a sold out Metro Theatre. […]

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Live Review: Wolf Alice + Waax – Metro Theatre, Sydney (23.09.18)

September 25, 2018

I vividly remember the first time I heard Wolf Alice on the radio. I was driving back from uni flicking between the presets on my car radio. I was half way through the hour long trip, driving through a main road of Western Sydney. Flicking back onto Triple J, Linda Marigliano was spruiking this new […]

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Live Review: Majid Jordan’s slinky retro R&B proves a massive hit at Metro Theatre

July 27, 2018

Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” remains the megastar’s finest pop moment to date, which is saying a lot considering the quality of chart-toppers like “Take Care” and “One Dance”. The smoothed synthpop dipped in retro swagger bought out a side of the forever record-breaking rapper-singer that we’ve never heard before, and have never heard […]

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Live Review: City Calm Down display prowess as one of the country’s best live bands at Sydney’s Metro Theatre

June 25, 2018

I’m going to let you in on a little secret here: I was quite late jumping on the City Calm Down train. I’ll happily admit that. My first real exposure to the band was at Splendour In The Grass a few years back, when they covered David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”. At the time, I was […]

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Review: Rap legends Slick Rick and Raekwon rock the mic in Sydney

June 5, 2018

Witnessing undisputed rap legends live on stage is somewhat of a rarity in Australia. We’ve (surprisingly) managed to get KRS-One, watched in awe as Big Daddy Kane rocked the mic, seen Masta Ace a few times, and we even got Biz Markie and Kurtis Blow once. Once big names through the late 80’s and early […]

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Live Review: Big Boi brings the dirty south to The Metro

March 16, 2018

The thing puts you off-guard seeing Big Boi isn’t his skill as a lyricist, or the sheer breadth of hit songs are at his disposal. It’s seeing how effortless he makes it all look. 20 years into the game anything could have happened, he easily could have lost interest in the whole hustle of the touring and […]

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Live Review: Thursday turn anxiety into strength at The Metro Theatre

March 9, 2018

Playing shows six years after breaking up and seven years after releasing an album can be a dangerous move. It can easily be written off as a quick cash grab especially when coming back to play songs almost purely off their biggest records. When you throw a band like Thursday in there in it could […]

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Review: Manchester Orchestra deliver one of their heaviest and most memorable shows ever to Sydney

February 7, 2018

Going to a Manchester Orchestra show is quite the unique experience. They truly attract fans of all ages, demographics and genre persuasions. The emo kids are there. The hard rock kids are there. The contemplative Bob Dylan fans are there. They’ve managed to take their music and not so much make it “commercial” or “mainstream”, […]

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Live Review: YelaWolf proves he is one of hip hop’s most unique emcees with rousing Sydney show

December 21, 2017

Just hearing YelaWolf spit a verse live is a show in itself. The Alabama emcee has an innate talent for the kind of machine-gun rap very few can do so well, making it look easy as he confidently, and clearly, spins verse after verse with head-spinning proficiency, jumping from word to word without ever losing […]

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Live Review: Rag ‘N’ Bone Man – Metro Theatre, Sydney (21.07.17)

July 23, 2017

The Metro Theatre is one of the more intimate venues but on Friday night people were definitely getting close and personal for Rag’n’Bone Man’s Splendour Sideshow. I walked in to a purple haze of the packed theatre with support act hip hop artist L-FRESH the LION signing off after spitting what I’m sure were some fire […]

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Live Review: Royal Blood prove why they’re the new Gods of Rock at the Metro Theatre

July 20, 2017

With today’s announcement of a massive tour in April/May (which may or may not coincide with Groovin’ The Moo), tonight’s relatively intimate sole headline show at the Metro for U.K. duo Royal Blood turned out to be something of a preview for their big shows ahead in the new year – playing venues five times […]

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Live Review: Julia Jacklin + Jaala – Metro Theatre, Sydney (25.05.17)

May 26, 2017

There was a song on Phoenix’s Bankrupt album called ‘Trying To Be Cool”, which is a fair description for a lot people you see at gigs. I mean, maybe they really do dress and act like that, but surely there’s an essence to their gig persona where they really are just trying to be cool. […]

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Review: Emma Louise returns to the touring circuit at the top of her game for Supercry

November 6, 2016

Though she toured with Sam Smith and hit up a few Australian festivals along the way, it has been a few years since we last saw Brisbane’s Emma Louise on a headline tour around the country. Friday night’s show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre saw the artist – who is on the road celebrating the release […]

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Review: Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is improv comedy at its finest in its Sydney debut

August 28, 2016

Following on from performances in Brisbane and Melbourne, as well as fitting in some time for the show’s host Scott Aukerman to appear on ABC’s The Mix, The Project and more, the cult TV and Podcast series Comedy Bang! Bang! made its much anticipated debut in Sydney last night, in front of what had to […]

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Live Review: The Internet + Dreller + Luen – Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.16)

August 1, 2016

In town as part of Australia’s premier winter festival Splendour In The Grass, Los Angeles natives The Internet hit Sydney’s Metro Theatre stage and left the crowd frothing at the bit in one of the most satisfying displays and uses of bass in recent memory. Opening the night was local DJ and quite possibly The […]

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Live Review: Client Liaison – Metro Theatre, Sydney (27.05.16)

May 31, 2016

When I saw Client Liaison for the first time live at Groovin’ The Moo this past April, I was blown away. The enigmatic frontman Monte Morgan had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand, solidifying the two-turned-four piece band as the act of the day. With such high standards, I was genuinely […]

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Live Review: Little May + E^ST + Australia – Metro Theatre, Sydney (06.05.16)

May 9, 2016

If I were to ever offer any pieces of advice to the gig going public, there would be two bits. The first would be to try avoid living more than 50km from the venue you’re attending, while the second would be to make sure you don’t forget to N/A work the night of a show. […]

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Live Review: Cold War Kids + Mere Women – Metro Theatre, Sydney (26.03.16)

March 28, 2016

If you were to judge the success of a band solely on their name, it would be safe to say a Cold War Kids gig would probably be quite a drawn out, relatively uneventful experience. Luckily you tend to judge a band on their music and live capabilities, so in this case, Cold War Kids […]

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Live Review: St. Paul & The Broken Bones + Alice Terry – Metro Theatre, Sydney (21.03.16)

March 22, 2016

Maybe I’m just a real music nerd but when I walk into a room, or in this case Sydney’s Metro Theatre, and see a full brass section, I know I’m going to be frothing later on in the night. Walking into the Metro and seeing the full stage set up of St. Paul & The […]

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Live Review: Leon Bridges – Metro Theatre, Sydney (03.01.16)

January 4, 2016

“We’re here to make you feel good and that’s it” – Leon Bridges, addressing the sold out Metro Theatre as part of his debut Australian tour. Leon Bridges is a consummate performer; something rather extraordinary given the Texan has only been on the scene for 2 years and one record (the brilliant Coming Home). But in […]

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Live Review: Matt Corby + Stolen Violin + R.W. Grace – Metro Theatre, Sydney (16.11.15)

November 18, 2015

Monday night gigs are a strange anomaly. Personally, I like them. They kind of take your mind off the working week to come, and allow you to ease yourself into the next four days of working for the man, or woman. One thing about this particular Monday night was that Matt Corby was gracing the […]

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Live Review: Bluejuice + Deep Sea Arcade – The Metro Theatre, Sydney (24.10.14)

October 24, 2014

They are one of Australia’s most loved and lauded live acts and sadly, they are calling it quits. Those crazy cats from Bluejuice have decided it’s time to hang up the ridiculous home-made costumes and move on to new projects and lives. In the span of 13 years of touring, if you hadn’t seen them play at […]

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Live Review: The Script + Taylor Henderson – The Metro Theatre, Sydney (14.10.14)

October 14, 2014

It doesn’t happen very often that when a band drops a new album we’re graced with a live show to go along with the promotion train that follows it. Sydney fans were fortunate to not only have Irish rockers The Script play for them, but it was at The Metro too, a considerably smaller venue than the […]

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Live Review: Morcheeba + Chali 2na – Metro Theatre, Sydney (19.04.14)

May 20, 2014

Morcheeba are one of those bands who claimed their success in the 90’s, making a name for themselves all over Europe. Most folk would remember them from their hit single ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’ which albeit a sweet tune, does not holistically represent their fusion sound. Blending elements of trip-hop, rock and electronica amongst […]

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