Saturday, July 13, 2024



Back to the ’80s

The blast from the past provided by the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Choir’s program of iconic hits celebrating the great hits of the ’80s proved to be just the right note for beginning the June long weekend with an energetic dose of uplifting aural magic.

Keeping the faith during Reign of Terror

Gente, Gente! is presenting its company debut of Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc June 21-29 at Pitt Street Uniting Church.

Acoustic set, electric chemistry

Overlooking the colourfully lit harbour on the first night of Vivid (May 24), Tia Gostelow took the stage in the Opera House’s intimate Utzon Room.

‘It’s brutal out here’ – waiting for Olivia Rodrigo

All we want is to see Miss Olivia Rodrigo in concert!

Nick Cave (with Colin Greenwood)

The soundtrack to my childhood was Nick Cave. Whether jamming out to “The Mercy Seat”, dancing with my dad in the lounge room to “Into My Arms” or belting out “The Ship Song” with my mum after too many champagnes, Nick was always there.

Midnight Oil – telling our stories

The Silver River: A memoir of family – lost, made and found … from the Midnight Oil founding member.

Message of hope and humanity

In an Australian premiere, spectacular new dance-theatre work Message In a Bottle from award-winning choreographer Kate Prince, set to the music of 17-time Grammy award-winning artist Sting, has opened at the Joan Sutherland Theatre as part of the Opera House’s 50th Birthday Festival.

Lismore brings jazz to Sydney

What could New Orleans and Lismore have in common? New...

Young Lismore musicians to feature in Sydney Latin music concert

A young jazz band from Lismore will contribute to...

Izzy n The Profit at Hustle & Flow

Izzy n The Profit performed at Hustle & Flow...

Shake Some Action: My Life in Music (and other stuff)

If you are interested in music new and old, read this book, listen to Coupe on FBi and 2SER, and follow him on Facebook. Jump aboard his long, strange trip.

‘Love her too’ shines a lyrical light on being the other woman

Synth-pop charmer Mardi Lumsden is back, with the release...

Locals basses sing in We Belong

Two Erskineville residents will perform in the Sydney Gay...

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW album launch celebrates the sound of inclusivity

Alternate Voices, the latest album produced through the Ozanam...

‘Treefall …’ is the first tender shoot of the new Nina Gotsis EP

Sydney songwriter and musician Nina Gotsis has recorded a...

‘Last Night in Redfern Park’ – an interview with Perry Keyes

I’m writing this listening to Perry Keyes’ album Live...

Swifties in a spin

Established in 2007, Record Store Day (RSD) is an...

Kamahl’s fight for equality and justice

Andrew Collis recently caught up with Malaysian-born Tamil-Australian recording artist Kandiah Kamalesvaran AM, better known by his stage name Kamahl. Kamahl sings love songs and ballads, recites the Gettysburg Address, and is one of the great stars of Australian music.

Patston’s ‘Falling for You’ goes ‘Head Over Wheels’

Jerrah Patston has recorded a song for the latest...

Keating’s Redfern address sparks Redfern Oratorio

Paul Keating’s iconic “Redfern Speech” of 1992 is finding...

World premiere of multi-media opera

Next on The Cooperative’s 2022 program will be the world premiere of Felicity Wilcox’s Threading the Light. This production marks the first new opera presented by The Cooperative.

‘I wanted to write songs that uplifted people’ – an interview with Mardi Lumsden

Award-winning indie-pop singer-songwriter from Brisbane, Mardi Lumsden, released the...

Patston’s new single beams a perfect Summer vibe

The first taste of Jerry Patston's new album will arrive on October 6 in the form of “The Wollongong Song” – a sunny piece of pop which is perfect for the turning of the season.

Heart to heart – classical and pop hits

Music for Your Heart brings to life a selection of classical and contemporary hits to uplift and inspire. Pitt Street Uniting Church will reverberate with the sounds of spring – in every note on piano, guitar and violin.

Local blues legend headlines Sydney jazz festival

Long-time Redfern resident Marlene Cummins, considered Australia’s foremost Indigenous female blues writer and performer, is a headline act at this year’s Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival.

‘When I’m down, I play the chicken dance!’ – an interview with Philip de Villiers

Sydney-based musician Philip de Villiers is on a roll...

New works from opera company for social change

The Cooperative’s next production will be Benjamin Britten’s two-act opera, The Turn of the Screw, written in 1954 with a libretto by Myfanwy Piper.

Best young jazz musicians compete in Opera House final

Three finalists have been named for the most prestigious...

Chippendale cellist wins major instrumental scholarship

Chippendale cellist, Heesoo Kim, has taken out the top...

‘Making music with my brothers’

Willy J, Olz and the Chaza are three rappers...

Émilie – one concert performance only

Sydney-based opera company The Cooperative is thrilled to present a concert performance of Kaija Saariaho and Amin Maalouf’s gripping monodrama Émilie in its Australian premiere.

Packed crowd relished live jazz vibes

Two dynamic jazz ensembles brought a great vibe to...

Duo offers ‘intimacy of jazz’ in Winter Jazz Fest

On Saturday July 16, in the Opera House’s atmospheric Utzon Room, “The Intimacy of Jazz Now” will see songstress Martha Marlow alongside legendary pianist Chris Abrahams (The Necks) presenting an exclusive preview of her forthcoming album Queen of the Night.

Chippendale cellist chosen as scholarship finalist

Heesoo Kim from Chippendale is one of five finalists...

Waterloo’s Anna Stephens wins third place in major opera scholarship

Anna Stephens from Waterloo has been awarded third place against seven young talented operatic hopefuls singing in the 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod’s prestigious Opera Scholarship Final in June.

Join us at the forefront – Club Weld: assist neuro-diverse musicians

You can support neuro-diverse musicians to make wonderful music by...

Pleasure principles – an interview with Adam Connelly

Pleasure are an improvisational band from Sydney/Eora, comprising Adam...

Inaugural First Nations women’s hip‑hop showcase

Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) will host the inaugural First Nations women’s hip-hop showcase, Love for My Sisters, as part of this year’s conference program.

Singing together – Sydney Street Choir marks 20 years

The Sydney Street Choir celebrated its 20th anniversary on...

This Figaro’s fresh and pertinent

Sydney-based opera company The Cooperative will open its 2022...

It’s Autumn at Ruby’s – with a great line-up of jazz and blues

Ruby's Music Club, with its unique indoor/outdoor ambience, is offering some great jazz and blues this Autumn in Zetland.

Barkaa and Bukhu bring diversity to New Beginnings

The stage line-up for the New Beginnings Festival at...

You can still catch some of SIMA’s summer music festival

SIMA has plunged deep into February with a record...

Yabun – in person and online

This year marked the 20th anniversary of Yabun (“song with a beat”), the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in Australia.

Sydney Summer Streets to bring village high streets alive

The council of the City of Sydney (CoS) is...

Local Stories Live was uplifting – but please keep your support coming

Singer-songwriter Toby Martin brought songs and stories of Yorkshire...

Scholarship helps Grace excel on strings

Young Redfern resident Grace Hu is one of 78 children (aged 7 to 18) across NSW and the ACT who have been awarded Variety – the Children’s Charity scholarships in 2021 to pursue their sporting and artistic dreams.

Shine a light on inner-city life

Redfern-based duo Boy Torch will join Youth Group’s Toby Martin for Local Stories Live on Saturday December 11. The online concert, a fundraiser for the South Sydney Herald, promises original song-writing and spirited performances in celebration of diverse and resilient community.

Nina Gotsis EP – ‘You can live inside these songs’

Sydney musician Nina Gotsis has released a new EP, Music Colours, featuring members of Youth Group and Xylouris/White.

Folk-infused indie rock made in England

Singer-songwriter Toby Martin’s latest offering embodies his ongoing fascination with the way that environment affects music and lyrics. A recent four-year stint in the UK inspired the songs on I Felt the Valley Lifting, his third solo release.

Sydney Street Choir back at Redfern Park

The Sydney Street Choir is back for weekly rehearsals.

Music and more in store

Whether you descend down a narrow, dimly lit and...