The Metro Theatre

Live Review: Dead Prez are still bigger than hip hop – Metro Theatre, Sydney (11.12.19)

December 12, 2019

Sincere motivational rhymes about veganism and leading a healthy lifestyle may have been the last thing you would have expected from a dead prez concert. That is, if you thought the anthemic chant of their signature hit, “Hip Hop”, was nothing more than an infectious hook. The now veteran duo of and M1 don’t […]

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Live Review: Pale Waves’ glistening goth pop dazzles The Lair in Sydney

July 13, 2018

Clad in black with dark lipstick, a curly bob of black hair on lead sing Heather Baron-Gracie. Ian Curtis baggy trousers and plain black shirt on guitarist Hugo Silvani, jet black EP and single covers, morose The Cure inspired lyrics about broken hearts; but bright glistening pop. Pale Waves crave to combine the two distinct […]

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Live Review: British India play to their strengths at huge Sydney show at The Metro Theatre

December 12, 2017

British India returned to The Metro with songs from their latest album Forgetting the Future and two support acts, Deadlove and Planet, in tow. First support act Deadlove were loud and energetic, their set could be heard from the bar at The Metro. Playing to a small crowd that gradually grew throughout the set, the […]

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Spoon deliver Hot Thoughts to Sydney; captivate their audience free of gimmick

March 24, 2017

Thursday night, American act Spoon performed to a fully packed Metro Theatre, travelling in the wake of their latest release, Hot Thoughts. The most noticeable and impressing aspect of the band’s performance was its intentional understatement: the set was free of gimmick, distracting light design, or larger-than-life rock star ego, and yet was effectively captivating in […]

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Live Review: Pete Rock & CL Smooth bring the soul of hip hop to Sydney

March 11, 2017

Oh how I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when a young Pete Rock lifted that immortal saxophone sample from Tom Scott‘s version of “Today”. The peerless beatmaker used that second-long loop to create what is arguably the greatest rap production of all time, that which became “They Reminisce Over You […]

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Live Review: Kisschasy + Luca Brasi – Metro Theatre, Sydney (17.10.15)

October 19, 2015

Who’d have thought that a debut album released 10 years ago, with a lead single whose title was effectively just onomatopoeic syllables put together, would have spawned one of the sweatiest headline slots Sydney’s Metro Theatre would see this year? Definitely not me. But it’s exactly what Melbourne Indie-Pop-Punk quartet Kisschasy did. Acting as main […]

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Live Review: Sebastian Bach – The Metro Theatre, Sydney (23.09.15)

September 24, 2015

Last night, the legendary singer of Skid Row, Sebastian Bach, hit the stage in Sydney for the first time in seven years as part of his “18 and Live” tour. The flaxen-haired front man performed at Sydney’s Metro Theatre, playing, in his words, a “sold out motherfucker.” Backed by guitarist Brent Woods, Bach was welcomed […]

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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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Live Review: Dan Sultan + The Medics – The Metro Theatre, Sydney (09.03.14)

March 10, 2014

School night be damned, that wasn’t going to stop a bunch of punters to come along and check out some styled Aussie rock and roll tunes get cranked out. Both of the acts on the bill tonight have been critically recognised in the indigenous and mainstream music scene and both perform with an intensity and […]

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Live Review: James Vincent McMorrow + Gossling – Metro Theatre, Sydney (09.01.14)

January 10, 2014

Sometimes on very rare occasions an artist is so mesmerising and captivating, that all you can hear is their performance and nothing else. It’s not often that I get to be a part of shows like that, but tonight was one of those nights.

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