You’ve only a few days left to try a Green Ant Gin martini in Sydney

November 27, 2023

You can find martinis everywhere in Sydney. The colder the better. And yet, this classic cocktail needed a bit of spicing up earlier this month for Australian Gin Week. Luckily, the locally grown Seven Seasons label stepped up to the plate. Earlier this month, the Australian gin brand teamed up with Barangaroo House’s music loving […]

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Help raise money for animal rescue charities when Santa Paws hits Sydney in November

November 9, 2023

Ozzie Tails of Hope Ltd is bringing their pet and family-friendly fundraising event, Santa Paws, to Sydney to help raise money for animal rescue charities across the nation this November. The event will be held on Sunday the 26th of November at Centennial Park (Federation Drive) in Paddington, Sydney. Starting at 9.00 a.m. and concluding at […]

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Sydney’s epic Sneakerland is back for the ultimate kick in December

November 3, 2023

Niche hobby festivals are always worth checking out in Sydney, especially when you’re looking for something new to do as the silly season approaches. In early December, all eyes will be on Sneakerland, which arrives in town after a successful run in Perth and Melbourne. And you don’t really need a synopsis to know what […]

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SXSW Sydney – What did we see?

October 31, 2023

For those in the know, South by Southwest (always referred to as SXSW) is an institution. It’s an all-encompassing media, technology, gaming, film and music conference, networking opportunity and party that lasts a week and –some would say – takes a year to get over. It’s been going for 35 years in its hometown and […]

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Live Review: The Corrs leave Sydney ‘Breathless’ – Qudos Bank Arena (29.10.23)

October 30, 2023

There has to be something said for the power of nostalgia. Despite not having any major success in Australia as of late – at least comparatively to when they first burst on the scene in the mid-90s – The Corrs packed out Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena to practical maximum capacity as they delighted fans with […]

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You can now get Vietnamese pho-inspired beef wellingtons in Sydney

October 29, 2023

The fusion between French and Vietnamese is well-recognised but hardly represented as well as it should be in Sydney. There are exceptions. One of my favourite Vietnamese restaurants in Sydney, Hello Auntie, offers a masterclass in Vietnamese cuisine while paying homage to its French roots. And sister venue Hey Chu does it just as well. […]

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SXSW announce two new screen conferences not to miss

October 9, 2023

Australians in Film (AiF), the Los Angeles based artist development organization, and their new presenting partner, Screen Australia, have just announced that they are adding two stand out conference sessions to the Festival line-up for SXSW Sydney 2023. Thursday 19th October: “A Spotlight on Blossom Films” Go inside the workings of Blossom Films with Australian screen […]

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Honouring 50 Years of Hip Hop with Chance The Rapper at SXSW Sydney 2023

September 12, 2023

Multi-Grammy award-winning Chance the Rapper will be speaking at this year’s inaugural Sydney SXSW this October. He joins a stacked program of over 1,000 ground-breaking events and sessions on Tech and Innovation, Games, Music, Screen and Culture. Chance has won the respect of both his industry peers and former President Barack Obama, who described him […]

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QT Sydney welcomes all-day French bistro Parlour

September 8, 2023

Award-winning boutique QT Sydney already has one of the city’s best restaurants in beloved Italian-accented grill house, Gowings, but the eccentric property is clearly not done with revolutionising the city’s hotel dining scene. The low-lit and intimate street-level cafe that was once known as Parlour Cucina has now relaunched as Parlour, a sultry all-day Parisian […]

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Junipalooza returns to Sydney in 2023 bigger than ever

August 24, 2023

Junipalooza is a festival that has made a name for itself with festivals from London to Melbourne. The aim of the festival is for gin-makers to showcase their product directly to gin-lovers. The advantage of meeting the makers is learning about tasting notes, flavours and stories behind the gin making process. Last year was the […]

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JPEGMAFIA announces headline shows for Melbourne and Sydney

August 22, 2023

Fans of JPEGMAFIA, or ‘Peggy’ as he’s otherwise known, would tell you that this year he’s announced he’ll be releasing two new albums and a remastered one from his early music days. And if the first album, SCARING THE HOES, a collab album with fellow trailblazer Danny Brown, is anything to go by then 2023 […]

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Food Review: Calle Rey fuses Peruvian, Mexican and Japanese influences into an ambitious plant-based feast

August 14, 2023

It’s been a while since I last ventured into a fusion restaurant, let alone one that skillfully harmonizes not just two, but three distinct culinary traditions into a symphony of flavors. Calle Rey has masterfully achieved this feat, exuding both confidence and finesse through its plant-based and gluten-free menu. The abundance of exquisite diversity in […]

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Paul Tollett, Tan France and Cal Henderson join over 700 unmissable speakers at SXSW Sydney this October

August 3, 2023

The inaugural SXSW Sydney has just revealed an unmissable line-up of headline speakers. Initially an annual event in Austin Texas famous for launching the careers of the likes of Billie Eilish and Uber, this year the “festival of festivals” has been expanded to Sydney, and will comprise of 1000+ events, speakers and music acts. Coachella […]

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Live review: Little Simz brings big charisma to Hordern Pavilion (21.07.2023)

July 24, 2023

Michael Jackson’s iconic 1993 Superbowl halftime performance is one of the greatest displays of performative presence. Famously, he stood still for close to two whole minutes, during which the screams of his fans only increased in intensity. There was a reason that MJ could do that, and not many others could. His charisma and presence […]

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Restaurant & vinyl bar Rekōdo unveils August music series

July 24, 2023

Barangaroo House is set to turn up the volume when Rekōdo Restaurant and Vinyl Bar welcomes a new DJ Set Series, taking over the decks every Wednesday throughout August. Some of the best names in the music space including Planet Trip, Elefant Traks, Utopian State, Future Classic and I OH YOU will each have their turn to showcase their vinyl skills. The […]

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Tickets to the Art Gallery of New South Wales 17-Day Music Festival go on sale this week

July 17, 2023

Sydney has been getting plenty of unique festivals this year and the city is about to welcome to very first SXSW outside of its traditional home of Austin, Texas. These events are helping shape what post-pandemic Sydney looks like, one of the city’s foremost institutions is throwing its considerable hat in the ring with a […]

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Fireball & Bar Luca team up for what could be Sydney’s best burger right now

July 5, 2023

Ah, burgers in Sydney. It’s the trend that will – thankfully – never die. In fact, burgers will never fall out of fashion. Yet, they’ve been stuck on a trend over the past few years, with competitors vying for attention with what is essentially just the same burger with a few tweaks. Bar Luca and […]

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Perfect Days examines the beauty of living life one day at a time: Sydney Film Festival Review

June 21, 2023

There are few films as meditative and rhythmic as what Wim Wenders managed to achieve here with Perfect Days. Known for his past documentaries and dramas, this German auteur presents a celebration of living a beautifully present life that is fresh out of Cannes and was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or, where it […]

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Live Review: Laufey transfixed her Oxford Art Factory crowd in Sydney

June 13, 2023

Who is Laufey? Well, a simple search will reveal that they are a figure in Norse mythology and the mother of Loki. But in reality, it is the first name of an Icelandic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist that has brought the world of jazz, bossa-nova and to a whole new generation. She has delivered her jazz-infused […]

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Theatre Review: Driftwood the Musical presents a timeless story of love, courage and survival

June 12, 2023

It’s an exciting time for the Australian arts when we get to see an ambitious, personal, and original Australian musical take the stage. Driftwood the Musical presents a captivating tale of hope and perseverance which delves into poignant themes involving the Holocaust, inter-generational trauma, sacrifices in times of war, and the perseverance of art. Created, […]

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Dog Cosplay meets Final Fantasy XVI at Sydney’s Darlo Bar

June 10, 2023

Final Fantasy XVI is celebrating things a little differently leading up to its June 22 launch, by celebrating our beloved best doggo friends. The event will be known as Paws of Valisthea, and look to bring dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes together at Sydney’s Darlo Bar on the 17th of June, from 10:00 […]

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The VANNS give us a gear rundown with their new album Last of Your Kind

June 1, 2023

Sydney indie-rock quartet The VANNS have returned with their sophomore record Last of Your Kind, released 19 May. Featuring the singles “Making it Out Alive”, “Haunted” and “Ever”, the anticipated new album follows from their 2019 debut full-length Through the Walls. In support of the album, the band treated fans to an intimate East Coast […]

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KISS roars back to Australia for an epic final show, including $4000 VIP packages

May 30, 2023

The iconic rock band KISS has declared their triumphant return down under for one last explosive performance – The Final Curtain. In response to an overwhelming groundswell of support from the passionate Australian KISS Army, the iconic rock band have heeded the call and announced their highly anticipated return for one final, electrifying show. Fuelled […]

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Live Review: Damien Rice stuns us into silence at the Sydney Opera House (11.05.23)

May 14, 2023

Five songs into his spellbinding set, Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice genuinely lets the crowd decide what he’s going to play next. There are screams. Many. And just about every single one of them are shouting out a different song title (the winner was “Woman Like A Man”) Such is how highly regarded Rice is amongst […]

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Sydney Film Festival unveils stellar program for its 70th anniversary

May 10, 2023

“A film festival is a gathering of diverse perspectives that offers a collective snapshot of the global zeitgeist, allowing us to delve deeper into our present reality,” said Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley as he unveiled this year’s stellar line-up of programming, running from June 7th – 18th. “For 70 years, Sydney Film Festival has […]

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Guest Playlist: Safety First share the songs that inspired “Office Romance”

May 10, 2023

Sydney indie-rock quintet Safety First are starting the year off strong with their fun new single “Office Romance” – released 27 April – to get you through the day. The track is their fourth since emerging in 2022 and demonstrates their knack for spotlighting the interesting stories in everyday scenarios. Inspired by workplace sit-coms like […]

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Interview: Broken Earth talk new single, influences and live shows

April 28, 2023

Sydney metalcore upstarts Broken Earth have today shared the ferocious new single and video “Breathe”, their first offering of the year. Produced by Mark Williamson (Inertia, Closure) and mastered by Kris Crummet (Sleeping With Sirens, Dance Gavin Dance), “Breathe” is a taste of exciting things to come from the band. The aggressive track boasts crushing […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Gala Review: International comedy is back and it’s frenetic

April 27, 2023

The Sydney Comedy Festival has finally rolled around and it’s time for four weeks of comedy to take over a multitude of venues in the city, but first, the fabulous Sydney Opera House gets to host one of the opening week galas that showcase a selection of artists to be found on the programme. A […]

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Set Mo reveal new album Flux and share their five favourite EDM tracks

April 21, 2023

Sydney electronic duo Set Mo have today released their sophomore record Flux, a bold journey of evolution traversing the concept of change. The 13-track project offers bouncy rhythms and sharp percussion with vibrant piano and glossy synths. Comprised of members Stu Turner and Nick Drabble, the polished production is sweetened by the silky vocals and […]

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Sydney just got the world’s most luxurious cheese toastie

April 20, 2023

Although National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day may have come and gone for another year, there’s one exclusive way you can celebrate in the most delicious way possible. Available until May 12, Sydney now has a French-inspired luxury cheese toastie being flipped at Lorraine’s Bistro. Created by hatted chef Clement Marchais, the decadent dish elevates the […]

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