Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

ELIXIR – A NIGHT WITH ANIESZKA

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Experience a night of Anieszka’s smooth and ethereal vocals as she shares the songs from her new EP ‘Elixir’ for the very first time.

Anieszka is a 25 year old Mauritian/Australian alt-R&B/soul artist. She has been living and breathing music since the age of 2 and at 15, released a self-titled EP. In the years that followed, she performed in over five different countries, co-hosted radio shows in Australia and Mauritius and defined what she wanted to say through her music.

‘Grow’, a song to inspire, was the first release off the upcoming EP ‘Elixir’. A year in the making, Anieszka is ready and excited to share what she has written. Working with producers from the Dominican Republic, the UK and Australia, each song is authentic and breaks down genre and writing barriers often placed on artists. ‘Elixir’ is a body of work that holds true to its name and was created with the intention to connect and heal.

Doors open 7pm
Show starts 7:30pm
BYO drinks
$10 CASH ONLY
 

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Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

Anatomy of a Power Pussy by Sophie deLightful

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Melbourne cabaret star Sophie deLightful (“One of the best voices in Australian cabaret” - Miss Friby) returns to Sydney with her most personal, raw work to date, "Anatomy of a Power Pussy".

This show will be the third Power Pussies production to visit Sydney, and will no doubt continue to pack the room as did its predecessors. It is part of the Power Pussy series Miss deLightful launched in February 2017 in Melbourne, which has also travelled to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide/Melbourne Fringe festivals, and had reviewers singing her praises (see reviews below).

An exploration of life as a Power Pussy, it will feature real-life stories from the deLightfully sassy bombshell herself, with inspiration from her community of fierce felines. Her signature powerhouse vocals will entice, inspire and excite with heartfelt interpretations and reworkings of classic and modern songs. A sprinkling of the best in local cabaret talent will cap off a night of unforgettable entertainment.

The show will challenge perception and encourage thoughts, tackling issues close to deLightful's heart including life as a queer, love as a performer and loss… as a human. Not just a show for those identifying as female - “Anatomy of a Power Pussy” will appeal to people of all genders from all walks of life. This is a safe space. Being a Power Pussy is about connecting yourself with that feminine sexuality within all of us, that empowering energy that challenges us to be the fiercest versions of ourselves.

“Anatomy of a Power Pussy” teaches there is power from vulnerability as much as boldness. A decisive next step for one of Melbourne’s most ambitious cabaret stars.

“A charged, polished, funny and seriously sexy Fringe experience.” - Good Vibes Melbourne

“Diary of a Power Pussy is a deLightful romp into what it means to be an empowered woman” - The AU Review

$25 - Earlybird Tix

$32.50 - General Admission

$35 - Door (Cash/PayPal available)

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Jul
7
7:30 PM19:30

Chaika @ The Newsagency

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Fresh from their City Recital Hall debut in June, Sydney sextet Chaika are bringing their tunes to the cosy venue The Newsagency. Chaika's music is sensuous, cinematic and at times irresistibly danceable, showcasing a rich tapestry of spine-tingling vocal harmonies weaving seamlessly into instrumental dialogues, drawing influence from the Balkans and jazz.

Their music has been described as “deeply touching and meditative” as well as “exuberant, virtuosic and uplifting”. Individually their members have written for & performed with artists such as The Brandenburg Orchestra, Monsieur Camembert, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Mara! & the Martenitsa Choir, Riley Lee, The Rhythm Hunters and The Song Company.

Together they create music of spellbinding beauty and exhilarating energy.

“Enchanted” - The Australian

“Mesmerising… Extraordinary” ★★★★ – Fine Music FM

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Sy.Holm Live w/Seok

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Following the release of his new EP “Opia”, Australian Singer/Songwriter Sy.Holm has announced a scattering of shows around Sydney before an international tour begins in summer. Supported by instrumentalist – Seok, Sy.Holm has arrived to stamp his authority on Sydney’s live music scene. Do not miss this special night.

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Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

Winter Mixtape

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Delicious soul,


Deepsea Lights is getting their latest mixtape ready for you...


316

Rapper/Artist 316 was born in Kisumu Kenya and Raised in Sydney Australia. Developing a love for hiphop at the age of 14 he has taken to the Sydney hiphop scene with his undeniable stage presence and unbeatable flow. Releasing 4 solo and 2 Group Rap projects before taking a break in 2016.

316 has since made his return in 2018 with the singles Fear Ft Mirrah and Still loving you Ft Caleb Balen (Triple J unearthed number No.20 and No.3). 316 describes his music as creativity through positivity; a way of expressing the human condition through the Art of hiphop.

Good vibes and Dope Sh*t ( Positivity And Creativity)

https://www.facebook.com/threeonesixmusic


ZAC EICHNER (SA)

Echoing the sonic virtue of Nick Murphy (Chet Faker) & Bon Iver is Adelaide artist, Zac Eichner. Zac is about to undertake his second national tour in support of his latest release 'Dream, please'. Recorded by Matt Cooper Productions in the Adelaide Hills; 'Dream, please' gives the listener a raw & powerful vocal that hovers above layers of impactful production.

https://www.facebook.com/zaceichnermusic/


VIOLET

Under the Violet moniker, Sydney’s Jessica Meier produces textured, cinematic pop that is consistently thought-provoking. Previous singles ‘Ivory’ and ‘(wo)man’ were both added to rotation on triple j unearthed and received praise from community radio stations across the country.

https://www.facebook.com/almostviolet/


WANDERING MINSTREL

Central Coast creative Louise Donnelly (Wandering Minstrel) is a poet, musician, sound healer, artist, composer and music educator. Her music and creative endeavours showcase her versatile and eclectic background as she takes her audience on a journey of sound, emotion and melody.

Wandering Minstrel is currently engaged in creative pursuits across multiple platforms including classical, folk, electronic, sound healing and fusion projects.

Louise has shared the stage with Balinese singer/songwriter Rizal Abdulhadi, Chad Wilkins and conscious musician Dustin Thomas. Her instruments of choice are piano, flute, vocals and guitar. Wandering Minstrel is an intuitive and sensitive musician who is constantly pushing the boundaries of melody and harmony, often in collaboration with percussion and stringed instruments. Her current set is mostly instrumental with intuitive vocals and poetry in motion, where vibration and sound meet raw emotions. Wandering Minstrel has her debut EP out now (the anatomy of a wing) and a book of poetry is in the works.

https://www.facebook.com/wanderingminstrelcreative/


...and your hosts DEEPSEA LIGHTS.


You are in for a treat this winter.


xoxo

 

$15/10 + bf online

$20 door

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Jun
29
9:30 PM21:30

Cassandra Kubinski (NYC) - Australian Debut

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Singer-songwriter Cassandra Kubinski makes her Australian debut with her elegantly emotive pop, which Billy Joel calls "very similar to the singer/songwriters of the late 70's...transcendent."

She is currently on a tour taking her through France, Romania, Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia, and is thrilled to count The Newsagency among her stops.

Cassandra’s songs unearth bare truths within herself and within society, shattering shackling perceptions, and offering forth an exhilarating message of liberation. Her lyrics share lessons from journeys in love, loss, feminism, ambition, sexuality, nature, and self-growth. Her body of work spans three full-length albums, one double-live album, and two EPs. Select standout entries in Cassandra’s oeuvre include the pop-soul inflected “You Never Told Me,” the enlightening Autism anthem “Not So Different,” and the sweetly jaunty “You Get Me.” Each of these tracks is themed around a cause dear to Cassandra’s heart and paired with a video created to further the song’s impact and reach.

Cassandra has had the unique distinction of having recorded and released songs with Billy Joel, The Goo Goo Dolls, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Chris Botti, and 10,000 Maniacs’ pop singer/multi-instrumentalist Mary Ramsey. Her latest release, the holiday EP, Holiday Magic, debuted at #46 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and received national airplay on over 25 radio stations. In addition, Cassandra has also built a robust profile in Hollywood as a songwriter. She’s earned prime licensing placements in Lifetime’s wildly successful show Dance Moms, which to date has featured 13 of her tunes, and she’s had songs featured on NBC, E! News, and ESPN’S First Take. She is also the bandleader of 2-time Emmy nominated live streaming show The Never Settle Show, hosted by Mario Armstrong. As pop artist with a purpose, she’s an outspoken contributor to, and supporter of, such causes as Autism, Susan G Komen’s Relay for Life, and women’s empowerment, particularly in her role as Global Co-Chair of Membership for Women in Music. Australian debut!

Concert by donation

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Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Billie McCarthy Takes Up Space

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Winner of ‘Melbourne Tour Ready Award ‘- 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival  
“Billie is the real deal” -Jenny Morris
 “I love what Billie does”-Jill Scott  

Billie McCarthy has always been too much. Too fat, too opinionated or too passionate. In her award winning cabaret “Billie McCarthy Takes Up Space’ Billie tells the story of her journey from precocious fat kid to unsure young woman to bad boss bitch. Part kick in the guts, part goodnight kiss this show is funny, acerbic, confessional, no holds barred truth.  Billie pulls no punches talking about the pitfalls of modern dating, her very unconventional upbringing, overcoming deep trauma and negotiating the world as an outspoken, unabashed fat woman.  

As one of Sydney’s most in demand singers, Billie has performed all over Australia and the world with NGAIIRE, OMAR, CHET FAKER, TUKA and PAUL MAC among others at events such as Java Soul Nation Festival (Indonesia), Groovin' The Moo, Sakifo (Reunion Island), Bluesfest, Brisbane Festival, CMJ (New York), Listen Out, Splendour In The Grass, Culture Collide (Los Angeles) and Sydney Festival…and now she’s bringing all that experience home to tell her tale.  

Billie is a country girl who took the jazz bus to the city and had a dirty love affair in a back lane with neo soul. Singing her original Australian music (with some overseas flavor) this show traverses musical genres with ease. Hold on for the ride and Billie will help you see the world for how it really is.

Accompanied by the prodigious talents of Andrew Bruce and Nick Meredith this is a story that is determined to take, up, space!  

Trigger Warning: Description of Sexual Assault and Frequent Coarse Language.

Online: $30 + bf
Door: $35

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Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

HASH IT OUT: A Storytelling Night with One Story, Two Sides

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Two performers tell a hilarious but true story together, drawing from their individual
perspectives, to give the audience a holistic understanding of What. Really. Went. Down.
There's conflict. There's resentment. There's draahma.

There might even be sock wrestling, if ya nasty.

Each show has four pairs of storytellers, all from different parts of the Australian social and cultural landscape, so you’ll have that sweet, non-repetitive, diversified content that
everyone's always frothing over these days.

Watch otherwise good-natured folks turn into animals as they Hash It Out with their comedian and MC for the night Shuhba Sivasubramanian

$10 [CASH ONLY]

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Mickey's Jazz Club (Back by Popular Demand!)
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Mickey's Jazz Club (Back by Popular Demand!)

Get ready Mouseketeers! Mickey's Jazz Club is back by popular demand, swinging your favourite Disney toons!

Mickey's Jazz Club are the ultimate nostalgia band, the Postmodern Jukebox of Disney. Your inner child has never looked so classy. 

Dress code is Dapper Disney and you might even win a prize! It's an All Ages gig, but we believe you're never too old for Disney, so adults feel free to BYO!

As always your Mouster of Ceremonies is the highly animated Jonathon Holmes, and donning the guest-ears this time is Bobbie-Jean Henning!

Your club leaders for June 22 are...
Jonathon Holmes on piano and vocals
Natalie Abbott and Megan Walshe on vocals
Tom Lindner on guitar
Nic Campbell on sax
Sam Blackburn on double bass
Lachlan Skinner on drums

See you there! Ha ha!

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The Newsagency presents: Make Music Day
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

The Newsagency presents: Make Music Day

Create NSW in partnership with APRA AMCOS, the Live Music Office of Australia and the Australian Music Association is working in partnership to promote Make Music Day across NSW.

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbours, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public. 

Join us at The Newsagency to celebrate a FREE night of making music featuring Goldheist Dion Condack and Alison Avron. We will also open up the stage after these sets to anyone who wants to...make music!

If you love music and you love The Newsagency this is the night for you. 

More info at http://makemusicaustralia.org.au/

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Complient K; Covering Relient K For Refugeess
Jun
16
7:30 PM19:30

Complient K; Covering Relient K For Refugeess

Nothing evokes nostalgia more than the sounds of growing up, and for so many tweens, young adults, workers and parents, the pop-punk blending of Relient K was a staple in such a soundtrack. 

Such was the case for 5 friends from Sydney, who decided the time was ripe to recapture the spark of youth and for one night imagine they actually achieved the dream of being the next, G-Rated Blink 182.

Covering the deepest and best cuts of Relient K’s incredible career, Complient K will do their best barber-shop harmonies, punk jumps and reverse hat snaps to transport you back to the year of 2005 and Thundercat’s protected the world from evil.

All proceeds for the show will be donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, so be sure to buy tickets ASAP and show your support for those in need

nline: $20 + bf

Door: $25

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Winter Pop Up Tour - featuring Matilda Abraham, PHENO, Georgia Fields & Merpire
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Winter Pop Up Tour - featuring Matilda Abraham, PHENO, Georgia Fields & Merpire

WINTER POP UP TOUR

Georgia Fields (MEL) • Pheno (CAN) • Matilda Abraham (SYD) • Merpire (MEL)

Four dynamic indie-pop music makers from across the country are joining forces on a one-off collaborative east coast tour this June.

Georgia Fields, Pheno, Matilda Abraham and Merpire present a delectable evening of alt-pop passion and creative camaraderie as they perform a mix of solo originals, rearranged covers and cute collabs! 

his mini-tour celebrates the release of new EPs from Matilda Abraham and Pheno respectively, with Merpire and Georgia also unveiling brand new, yet-to-be- recorded tunes.

Come swoon, sway and get your fix of endearing DIY indie-pop in a rosy an low-lit setting

$16 inc BF
$20 door

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The Strength of A Woman - An Evening with Susana Downes
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Strength of A Woman - An Evening with Susana Downes

At UN Women National Committee Australia we believe gender equality should no longer be a distant goal to work towards – but a reality for all. With your fundraising efforts, women and girls are one step closer to the brighter future they deserve.

Many hands are needed to lift women and girls out of poverty, ensure their safety and offer women and girls the opportunities they deserve to be leaders. Thank you for raising yours and helping us create brighter futures for women and girls around the world.”

This night is a celebration of all strong women in our lives, and how music helps shape us as those women.

Join in the fun and festivities at The Newsagency in association with Miss Grand Australia and UN Women National Commitee Australia!

$30 a ticket with the chance to win some amazing prizes while getting to hear music of different genres with one common goal: STRONG WOMEN!

Hope to see you there!

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Chenny's Newstart (a New Material Night)
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Chenny's Newstart (a New Material Night)

Oh my gosh Chenny Baby is back from hibernation with the WORLD's most killer new material night at The Newsagency Annandale. This night will feature the bravest performances across every discipline known to humans and will be hosted by a small disciple of comedy AARON CHEN.


Comedy From:
SAM CAMPBELL (2018 BARRY AWARD WINNER)
BECKY LUCAS (Channel 10, ABC, Comedy Central)

New writing by:
LUKE CARMAN (Author of 'An Elegant Young Man')

Music:
HURTSVILLE (The Opera house, heard of it?)

+MORE TBA!


Doors at 7.30 for an 8PM start SHARP!
Tickets only $10!! [CASH ONLY]
Please don't miss this or you could feel social isolation

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Steve Grieve and The Mourners Back On Top Down Under tour - 'Caterpillar Maze' Album Launch
Jun
8
7:30 PM19:30

Steve Grieve and The Mourners Back On Top Down Under tour - 'Caterpillar Maze' Album Launch

Steve Grieve and The Mourners inhabit a virtual Neverland of hazy musical dreams, outback chicanery, and hybrid rock, roots and urbane blues edifices - that’s correct. Since its fiery inception some decades ago in Canberra the band has been a vehicle for the songwriting of Steve Grieve (guitar) and Dan Myles (vocals). Performing alongside iconic acts Dr. Feelgood, Johnny Winter, and Lonnie Mack, the band enjoys an improbable yet mythical cult status on an increasingly vast yet desultory Australian musical landscape.

The new album Caterpillar Maze has received much critical acclaim since its release in December 2017 - featuring continuously in the top 15 of the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts, and most recently nominated in the Independent Blues Broadcaster’s Association (UK) top four “Presenter's Picks of the Month” for May 2018.

The band boasts a stellar and committed cast of players - Greg Royal on bass (Wendy Matthews, Kate Ceberano, Ian Moss), Mick Skelton on drums (Baby Animals, Thirsty Merc, Sarah McLeod) and Brendan St. Ledger on keyboards (Glenn Shorrock, Marcia Hines, Lily Dior). Dan is recently returned from a 14 year hiatus in the US where, immersed in both West and East coast music scenes, he also recorded a fine solo album. Steve’s other performance credits include lengthy stints with Margaret Urlich, Christine Anu and sundry others, including both Elvin Bishop and the legendary Jimmy Witherspoon.

The ‘Back On Top Down Under’ tour will feature the band performing tunes from their back catalogue as well as from Caterpillar Maze, and promises to be a truly unique and inspired affair. Musicians of this calibre performing new and acclaimed Australian work such as this is rare and noteworthy, and qualifies this limited run of shows as must see events for roots, blues and rock music aficionados.

“Albums like these are what makes music the addictive injection it is, and more so when they arrive unexpectedly and wallop you like a ten ton tablet.” - Duncan Smith, Top Shelf Music 89.7FM

nline: $25 + bf
oor: $30

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Julian Curwin & Jane Sheldon 'Crossing' Album Launch w/ Showa 44 + Bonniesongs
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

Julian Curwin & Jane Sheldon 'Crossing' Album Launch w/ Showa 44 + Bonniesongs

Romero Records is excited to announce the release of 'Crossing', the new collaboration between classical soprano Jane Sheldon (Pinchgut Opera, The Song Company, Elena Kats-Chernin, John Zorn) and guitarist Julian Curwin (The Tango Saloon, The Mango Balloon, Cannibal Spiders, Monsieur Camembert). 

The pair first joined forces in experimental electronic pop band Gauche in the early 2000s (whose back-catalogue has just been re-released by Art As Catharsis). Now, more than a decade later, they bring together all of their intervening musical experiences for 'Crossing'. Though difficult to neatly categorise, a shared love for western film scores, folk song and early music may give some clues. 'Crossing' is music that evokes other lands, sometimes real, often imaginary.

$20 + bf online
$25 door

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HASH IT OUT
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

HASH IT OUT

Two performers tell a hilarious but true story together, drawing from their individual
perspectives, to give the audience a holistic understanding of What. Really. Went. Down.
There's conflict. There's resentment. There's draahma.

There might even be sock wrestling, if ya nasty.

Each show has four pairs of storytellers, all from different parts of the Australian social and
cultural landscape, so you’ll have that sweet, non-repetitive, diversified content that
everyone's always frothing over these days
.
Watch otherwise good-natured folks turn into animals as they Hash It Out.

$10 [CASH ONLY]

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MUSE Open Mic Night
May
29
7:00 AM07:00

MUSE Open Mic Night

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MUSE Open Mic Nights are intimate little evenings where theatre lovers gather together to stuff their faces and sing their guts out. The Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble strives to put on excellent theatre created entirely by young talent.

Our open mic nights are casual soirees where we enjoy each others company while having the opportunity to get up onstage and sing alongside a pianist.

Bring $15 with you and sign up to sing your favourite Broadway tune on the night! 

 

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Emad Younan w/Jess Randall & Band -Joe Kelly (ACT)
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Emad Younan w/Jess Randall & Band -Joe Kelly (ACT)

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Emad Younan w/Jess Randall & Band -Joe Kelly (ACT) Saturday 12 May 2018

Joe Kelly - Acclaimed singer/songwriter/composer/pianist, Joe Kelly appears in a rare Sydney show performing a selection of tracks from his brilliant and enigmatic album, ‘Hard Love & Tender Violence’ as well as a range of new material. With comparisons to greats such as Tom Waits and Freddie Mercury, Joe is one of the finest performers in town. A humble and powerful artist not to be missed.

Emad Younan - Following his appearance in the finals of The Voice 2016, Emad has emerged from the studio with his debut EP, ‘Because Everything Changes’. Working with multi-instrumentalist Sean Carey (ex-Thirsty Merc), the EP is a collection of emotive and melodic folk/pop songs.

Joined by master violinist Jess Randall (Crooked Fiddle Band/Devil on the Rooftop) together with Andy Jessimer (drums) and Dave Clancy (bass), Emad brings to life a collection of stunningly beautiful songs by the late great Jesse Younan together with a selection of songs from his ‘Because Everything Changes’.

Online: $18
Door: $20

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Jamie Hutchings 'Bedsit'  Allbum Launch + special guest, Sophie Hutchings
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Jamie Hutchings 'Bedsit' Allbum Launch + special guest, Sophie Hutchings

Jamie Hutchings performs at The Newsagency as part of his national tour in support of his fourth solo album, and first in seven years -  Bedsit. Bedsit was self recorded by Hutchings live to a 90’s era 16 track tape machine on the outskirts of Bathurst in early 2016. It features little else but Jamie’s voice and guitar, Reuben Wills’ double bass and occasionally Jamie’s younger sister, renowned pianist Sophie Hutchings. The performance will see Jamie draw deep from what is now a deep body of work, from Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke through to his current solo material.  He will be ably assisted by Reuben Wills on double bass.

Jamie Hutchings is a Sydney based singer/songwriter/guitarist and sometime producer. He began his career as the frontman for much loved underground favourites Bluebottle Kiss in the 1990’s through to the noughties.

The group released six acclaimed albums and toured many times around Australia as well as North America and the UK where some of their material was also released. Of the band, All Music in the US said “…this is challenging, rugged, dramatic rock with folk tendencies woven intricately into its coarse fabric.” He has released four solo albums, two albums with the percussion heavy quartet Infinity Broke as well as a recent album in collaboration with Peter Fenton called The Tall Grass.

A frequent live performer, Hutchings’ music has seen him tour throughout Europe numerous times, North America and even China. His production work has involved artists such as Peabody, The Maladies and Mark Moldre and he has guested and collaborated with artists such as Paul Dempsey and Peter Garrett. His other interests include literature, surfing and wine. He is quite messy and cooks poorly.

"Jamie Hutchings writes songs that are epic, tender and mean" - THE THOUSANDS

“Jamie [Hutchings'] musical journey is one the most interesting, passionate and singular musical odysseys in Australian music." - John O’Donnell (Author of 100 Best Australian Albums)

“There is no song which doesn't leave you moved, slightly shifted in your own bubble in a way that can’t be quickly remedied. That’s a sign of a very fine songwriter, one of our best." - Bernard Zuel, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Special guest on the night will be Jamie’s sister, acclaimed pianist and composer Sophie Hutchings. Over the past eighteen months Sophie has released two critically acclaimed albums, Wide Asleep and Yonder, completed her first European tour as well as performing at Tasmanian based arts festival Dark Mofo. Her compositions have been described by music bible Mofo Magazine as

Stirring, vigorous,[and] grandly melodic’.

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Jake Howden "I Don't Love You Like I Use to" Single Launch
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Jake Howden "I Don't Love You Like I Use to" Single Launch

Jake Howden is coming back down to Sydney for the last stop of his ‘early 2018 east coast tour’.

With his newly released single ‘I Don’t Love You Like I Used To’ showing a new side to Howden, he seems to be kick-starting something different and something very very special.

“He’s now sitting in the lane of artists like The 1975 and HAIM in the way that he’s able to insert his own individuality into an accessible tune. It’s very impressive and something that we really don’t see often in this country.” – The Interns

“..it is setting Jake Howden up for a catapult onto the charts because he, quite simply, gets it. He tugs on that nostalgia while keeping completely fresh..” – Purple Sneakers

Only limited tickets available! After selling out his last hometown show in under 24 hours this one will not be one to miss!
Get in quick because this is going to be mental!

With support from incredible local talent, Tru’ & Dekelyn.

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Autumn Mixtape
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Autumn Mixtape

Hey there Sugar Lips, 

The Mixtape series is back and it's time to swoon. Bodyworks (SPIRALS)Sydney based electronic artist and guitarist is debuting his collection of solo material focused on nostalgic gritty samples backed by head nodding rhythms. Alyrah Multi-instrumentalist turned electronic solo artist. Alyrah evolved through Arabic and Western influences growing up, as well as hip-hop, breaks, metal and trance.

Silent Towns

Silent Towns is a spoken word electronica duo based in Sydney. Poet Peter Roads and musician Alicia May use beats, words, atmospheres and instinct to explore a rich tapestry of emotional landscapes and challenging ideas. Collaborative in nature, they’re often joined by exciting and diverse musicians, ensuring that their heavily improvised sets are never quite the same.Ethan StrangeCruel. Kind. Obsessive. Dismissive. Crazy. Sane. Love them or hate them, Ethan Strange is a storyteller. Some of them true. Some of them false. All of them real. Get involved with them and they'll turn you into a song.

With your hosts and Special Guests Deepsea Lights. We’ve got a crush on you xoxo

Presale Tix: $10/$15 + bf
Door: $15/$20

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​KEVIN WELCH (USA) & JUSTIN BERNASCONI
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

​KEVIN WELCH (USA) & JUSTIN BERNASCONI

KEVIN WELCH (USA) & JUSTIN BERNASCONI

Two of the world’s finest singer/songwriters/guitarists together for one night only in the intimate surroundings of The Newsagency. 

Kevin Welch has had a career spanning four decades, as a recording artist and producer, and writing songs for others such as Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, The Highwaymen, Solomon Burke, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood, and many others, including most recently Chris Stapleton, whose version of Welch’s MILLIONAIRE went to No. 1 on iTunes in the first week of release. 

Recording a dozen records over the years, most for Dead Reckoning Records, the label he co- founded in Nashville in the mid 90's, his music has carried him around and around the planet, often touring with his son Dustin Welch. With a new Australian wife and baby, Welch is spending more time than ever Down Under. Coming soon, Kevin Welch: The Dead Reckoning Years, a double LP celebrating 1995-2005, followed by a collection of brand new songs recently recorded back in Nashville with a killer line-up of some of the world’s finest. As yet untitled, it will be released in the Spring of 2018. 

Named as ‘One of this country’s most interesting guitar talents’ by Australian Guitar Magazine, Justin Bernasconi is a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass, English Folk and all stops in between, his highly original tunes are infused with exciting and soulful guitar playing.

Bernasconi’s 2017 album Barefoot Wonderland has been embraced by fans and critics with Acoustic Magazine describing it as ‘a dazzling gumbo of songs’ and was equally acclaimed by Rolling Stone, and The Age. Justin embarked on nationwide Australian tour, and flew to the UK launch the album in London. UK mag fRoots simply wrote “like Leo Kottke and John Fahey on the instrumentals and John Prine on the songs’.

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mixology: Mini Marilyn
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

mixology: Mini Marilyn

You're invited to pop a champagne and toast to the discovery of Sydney's bubbliest delight! A tasty cabaret like no other - feeling thirsty?! Come and meet - The Mini Marilyn.Mixology with Mini Marilyn. Starring Elizabeth Evans.

Featuring Conrad Hamill, Jacinta Robertson, Ellen Byron and Rachael Jones.

Designed by Brendan Hay.

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mixology: Mini Marilyn
Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

mixology: Mini Marilyn

You're invited to pop a champagne and toast to the discovery of Sydney's bubbliest delight! A tasty cabaret like no other - feeling thirsty?! Come and meet - The Mini Marilyn.Mixology with Mini Marilyn. Starring Elizabeth Evans.

Featuring Conrad Hamill, Jacinta Robertson, Ellen Byron and Rachael Jones.

Designed by Brendan Hay.

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BRYCE HALLIDAY: BACK TO BASICS
Apr
6
9:00 PM21:00

BRYCE HALLIDAY: BACK TO BASICS

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ryce Halliday has wasted the last few years of his life writing musicals and scores for video games, film and theatre when he should have been performing for you!

A stalwart at the former Newsagency premises, Bryce returns to the new venue in Annandale to get back to doing what he does best: Singing beautiful songs, telling funny stories and playing a damn fine piana.

Bryce will perform a set of hits from his last few tours to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney Comedy Festival and Hayes Theatre.

Maybe he’ll even do a tune from that musical he keeps banging on about.

“Halliday is charismatic and open with the audience, creating a captivating atmosphere for the show. His songs embrace a diverse range of sounds, from heartfelt ballads to comic, up-tempo piano numbers.” Aussie Theatre.

“Halliday’s voice is as smooth as his delivery and his musicality is first rate.” - Daily Review

“His confidence as a performer and his willingness to openly enjoy himself on stage made for a wonderful night” - Honi Soit

$25 online

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