The Newsagency

Sydney loses another iconic small venue to Covid: Musicians & industry reflect as The Newsagency closes

August 27, 2020

Sydney has just lost one of it’s most iconic live music small venues, The Newsagency. Managed by Alison Avron (pictured above) since it opened in its first location in 2011, it has proven to be one of the city’s bright lights for hosting intimate gigs in Sydney – bringing consistent life to a city hit […]

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Interview: Australian pianist & composer Sophie Hutchings talks about creating her soundscape

August 28, 2018

Ahead of her Melbourne Recital Centre show this Thursday, we caught up with Australian composer and pianist Sophie Hutchings to chat about her new EP Candela, the composing process behind her serene recordings, and find out how her Sydney show went last week! What are your earliest memories of the piano? Were you experimenting or enchanted from a young age […]

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Alison Avron talks about the state of Sydney as her live music venue The Newsagency returns bigger and better

July 4, 2017

Amidst all the talk of venue closures in Sydney in the past couple of years, there have been a couple of bright lights in recent weeks, one of which is been the return of the Lansdowne Hotel, which originally closed in 2015 after almost 90 years of live music. Another venue which recently closed, The […]

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Live Review: Brendan Maclean + Miss Little + Eirwen Skye + Andrew Bennett – The Newsagency (08.12.12)

December 9, 2012

Tiny little streetside hole in the wall, The Newsagency, prides itself on being a venue for songwriters. A place where music fans can come and enjoy grassroots artists; performing in a lounge room style setting. Even the gig itself was touted as Brendan Maclean’s own personal birthday extravaganza; with a line-up consisting of Maclean’s own friends from […]

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