Old Mate’s Block Party

The Stiffys on the state of our live music scene ahead of the 2017 Old Mate’s Block Party

January 27, 2017

The Old Mate’s Block Party kicks off tomorrow for another year, bringing a sick line up of Sydney and Melbourne bands to The Factory in Marrickville. The aim? To party, potentially come across your new favourite band and celebrate a live music scene that is most definitely still thriving and pumping out great talent. Ahead of the mini-festival, […]

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Tim Meaco of The Lockhearts on commitments, discovering new bands in your own backyard & more

January 27, 2017

With the Old Mate’s Block Party hitting The Factory tomorrow, we linked up with the guys who spurred the idea of grouping together a bunch of Sydney bands (and some from interstate, too) into a reality. For those who were of the opinion that there wasn’t anything interesting happening in their local music scene (or that […]

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How events like Sydney’s Old Mate’s Block Party prove the live scene is far from dead

January 27, 2017

The state of live music has been one of contention recently, especially within Australian culture, where various scenes have been going through stages of flux. Some good, some bad. Sydney in particular has been going through it, and going through it quite obviously. In the eyes of the rest of the country, the city has […]

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The Lockhearts, The Stiffys, Borneo & more to play Old Mate’s Block Party in Sydney

January 19, 2017

The timing is kinda blissful for this one – with the resignation Casino Mike Baird being made public today, we’re even more stoked to share the details of the second Old Mate’s Block Party, headed for the Factory in Marrickville on January 28th! Inspired by a drive to bring more music fans out and experience […]

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Ahead of Old Mate’s Block Party, Getting to Know…The Black Heart Breakers!

January 29, 2016

With the inaugural Old Mate’s Block Party primed and ready to go down in Sydney tomorrow, we continue our little ‘getting to know you’ series with some of the artists ready to take to the stage at The Factory throughout the day. Next up, we find out some more about the Black Heart Breakers… Tell […]

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Ahead of Old Mate’s Block Party…Getting to Know The Dead Love!

January 29, 2016

Sydney band The Dead Love will be hitting the stage at The Factory on Saturday as part of Old Mate’s Block Party – a celebration of the city’s rockin’ live music scene in the fact of venue lockouts and the restrictions currently killing vibes. We get to know a little more about the band from […]

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Ahead of Old Mate’s Block Party…Getting to Know Joseph Liddy and The Skeleton Horse!

January 29, 2016

Sydney, your time has come! Get yourselves down to The Factory today for the inaugural Old Mate’s Block Party – a day long live music event featuring some amazing bands, art installations, food, drinks and good times. Ahead of official event kick off, we get to know a little more about another band set to […]

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Ahead of Old Mate’s Block Party…Getting to Know The Last Cavalry!

January 29, 2016

The Last Cavalry are the next in our series of Old Mate’s Block Party ‘getting to know you’s’ – in which we find out more about how the band’s sound has grown with the addition of a new rhythm section and more! Tell us who you are and what band you play in? I’m Cameron, […]

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Ahead of Old Mate’s Block Party…Getting to Know The Lockhearts!

January 28, 2016

Ahead of the inaugural Old Mate’s Block Party in Sydney this weekend, we get to know a little more about the band who’ve spearheaded the whole shebang, The Lockhearts. In coming together with other local Sydney bands and artists, the event has been formed around the common-shared idea that art in whatever its form and […]

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Ahead of Sydney’s Old Mate’s Block Party, Getting to Know…Fox Company!

January 28, 2016

This weekend, The Factory will be hosting a good ol’ fashioned Sydney music love in, with the first Old Mate’s Block Party kicking off on Saturday. The event sticks its finger up at the lockdowns, the licensing restrictions and the general bad vibes being shot at local artists in recent times; the block party is […]

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