Newtown Social Club

Two-storey mini golf bar Holey Moley is opening in Newtown (Sydney)

June 25, 2017

Now that Brisbane and Melbourne have been hit with this weird hybrid of a bar and mini golf course, it’s Sydney’s turn. Opening up in Newtown, the rapidly expanding Holey Moley is set to mirror its success in the other two cities with a pop-culture approach to the timeless tradition of putting a ball into […]

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Review: Lisa Mitchell wraps up a weekend of sold out shows in Sydney with support from BUOY

October 24, 2016

It was early on Sunday evening when I arrived at the Newtown Social Club; former Lisa Mitchell touring member Charmian Kingston – now performing under the moniker BUOY – had just kicked off her set, playing solo on the keys, with some pre-recorded samples. Her beautiful vocals were the most striking element of her performance, sometimes adding a […]

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Live Review: Gordi + Xavier Dunn – Newtown Social Club, Newtown (28.08.16)

August 30, 2016

You know how much a ticket was to see one of my favourite artists play the last show on her current tour? $15. Fifteen Australian dollars. A year ago, I was in London spending that much on a pint of beer. Yeah, the beers were delicious, but I’d have definitely been more than happy to […]

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Why We Run, Julia Jacklin, The Preatures and Gang of Youths help showcase Sydney’s incredible live music scene

August 5, 2016

Over the past few weeks, Sydney has seen dozens upon dozens of big name concerts, with guests from around the world in town thanks to Splendour in the Grass. On any given night, there have been half a dozen SOLD OUT signs around the city for any of these acts. Amidst all the negative talk […]

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Live Review: Gang Of Youths – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (02.08.16)

August 4, 2016

The pro’s of getting the chance to review a show announced the day it’s performed is that you don’t have to wait two hours in line, in the freezing wind and rain, to see one of Australia’s best live bands. Luckily for me, I was reviewing, so got to bypass the 50m long line and […]

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Live Review: The Vines – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (14.04.16)

April 19, 2016

Craig Nicholls‘ reputation precedes him. As The Vines’ lead singer, he’s been through a lot over the years, but tonight, the music is the focus. We’re treated to stripped back versions of the laid back Vines’ songs, as well as a few covers (spoiler alert, there was no “Ms Jackson”), and the night was enjoyable […]

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Live Review: Gideon Bensen + ADKOB + Service Bells – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (13.02.16)

February 16, 2016

Sydney may be locked out, but we continue to create some of the best music in the country, as proven by the three bands who took to the stage at the Newtown Social Club on Saturday night. The night celebrated the release of Cold Cold Heart, the debut EP from Gideon Bensen, a local artist who is best […]

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Live Review: Majical Cloudz + Anatole – Newtown Social Club (08.02.16)

February 16, 2016

It is one thing to sell out your first headline gig down under and it’s another to play to a room where you have the crowd’s full, phone-free attention. Canadian duo Majical Cloudz brought their Laneway 2016 set to the intimate Newtown Social Club for what proved to be a reflection on sombre emotions dispersed […]

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Live Review: Jamestown Revival – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (22.10.15)

October 26, 2015

Let me set the scene for you… I was at SXSW 2015 in March this year and with thousands of bands playing and endless sets that you could attend, it was virtually impossible for bands to stand out. Possibly one of the only artists that stood out and without a doubt, the only band I could sing you […]

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (03.09.15)

September 6, 2015

They’ve been coined “the next Tame Impala” and aside from sharing a home city of Perth, Methyl Ethel are experiencing a similar national hype with the former. The three-piece played to a packed room at Sydney’s Newtown Social Club, following a performance at the weekend’s Volumes Festival. Despite the crowd, they remained humble and ran their […]

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Live Review: Dan Kelly’s Dream Band + Richard In Your Mind – Newtown Social Club, Sydney (26.09.14)

September 27, 2014

Tonight would be a night of some mystical and magical music, a chance to be immersed in the wild and occasionally wacky sounds that some of Australia’s indie pop folk have to offer. Tonight would be the launch for Dan Kelly’s new single “Melbourne VS Sydney” and coincidentally his main support Richard in Your Mind are Sydney locals, whilst […]

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