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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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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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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Mitch Gardner - Single Launch
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Mitch Gardner - Single Launch

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Mitch Gardner is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from the heart of Sydney. Starting on the saxophone from a young age, this talented musician has since developed and honed his songwriting ability over the years and can capture his audience and steal their hearts with his extremely honesty and heartfelt lyrics. Mitch is a wonderful story teller, who wears his heart on his sleeve and offers a raw and soulful performance.

After his time reaching the semi-finals on The Voice AU with coach Ronan Keating, Mitch jumped into the studio to record 5 original tracks to form his debut EP, Break & The Barrel, that he will perform at this event. These songs circle around the loss of his mother in 2014 during his HSC year and Mitch will be able to enlighten his audience with the stories and experiences behind his music. After getting that EP off of his chest, Mitch will also be performing his latest single Hypnotise Me which is a fun, summery love song as seen on Married At First Sight AU. He will also be performing unreleased songs as well as his most recent single You and I that he wrote and recorded with ARIA award winner, Damien Leith.

Mitch has an extremely unique way of being able to give listeners a sense of familiarity and feeling that a particular song has been written and sung just for them. You cannot listen to his music without feeling it too and that is exactly what Mitch is trying to achieve. Do yourself a favour, and come check out this great local musician.

“I’d love to help people feel through my music, whatever that feeling may be.” - Mitch

Online: $18
Door: $20

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Billie McCarthy Takes Up Space
Jun
30
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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MARZ
Aug
31
8:30 PM20:30

MARZ

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Summoning the energy and secrets of inner city with rock influences harking back to the 70s and 80's, Marz' music is exciting and dangerous. Delivering a taut, focused and sinewy sound devoid of excess, MARZ draws on rock royalty but tempers this with melodic flourishes harking back to the masters of 60s folk.

Website: https://www.marzguitar.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marzguitar/

Video 1: https://youtu.be/hfiJqUZD8SY

Video 2: https://youtu.be/L1-NjEV0Jj8

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/marz_records

$20 + bf online
$30 door 

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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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Mickey's Jazz Club (ALL AGES SHOW)
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Mickey's Jazz Club (ALL AGES SHOW)

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Get ready Mousekateers! Mickey's Jazz Club is coming your way to brighten your day, swinging your favourite Disney hits!

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

Dress-ups highly encouraged!

Your club leaders are:

Jonathon Holmes: Piano/Vocals

Adin Milostnik: Guitar/Vocals

Elle Kress: Violin/Vocals

Nic Campbell: Saxophone

Amanda Jenkins: Double Bass

Lachlan Skinner: Drums

Online: $20 + bf
Door: $30

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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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Meatloaf: In the Raw starring Fi Pearson
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Meatloaf: In the Raw starring Fi Pearson

Cabaret performer Fiona Pearson (KelFi & FiKel, Lady Sings It Better) is back as MEAT LOAF as you’ve never seen him before: stripped back, sensual, and sweaty (OK, you’ve probably seen the sweaty part).

Humiliated by his lacklustre performance at the AFL grand final (his vocal chords were haemorrhaging, guys) Meat Loaf is back in Australia, returning for an intimate, acoustic performance at Sydney’s premiere new cabaret venue, The Newsagency.

Fans will be blown away by the chance to hear tales from his rock n roll life, and revisit his classic bangers Bat out of Hell, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad, and of course, I Would Do Anything for Love.

Directed by Jack Yabsley, musically directed by Mark Chamberlain, and starring Emma Deans, Meat Loaf: In The Raw, is a chance to get cozy with the musical front man once starred as the bus driver in Spice World: The Movie, and who also brought us the 5th bestselling album of all time.

Details: Date: Friday 6th of April  @ 7:30pm Duration: 65 minutes

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Nerissa Campbell (AUS/USA)
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Nerissa Campbell (AUS/USA)

Nerissa Campbell returns to Australia as part of a multi-city tour that explores a musical shift that introduces guitar heavy elements with layered effects, and will include both new music and songs from her acclaimed past four albums.

Campbell’s music weaves its way through somber pop-ballads, bluesy folk songs, moody instrumentals, and a lyricism full of thought and space that creates a depth of feeling beyond the obvious. She creates a fine blend of styles dipped in a smoky batter of late night living.

A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she has called New York home since 2001. A long term member of NY’s Balinese Gamelan Dharma Swara, she has also been the feature vocalist in post-metal band, A Storm of Light.

Nerissa has performed at Basilica Soundscape (Hudson NY), Festival Centro (Bogota Colombia), Roadburn Music Festival (Tilburg, NL), Singapore Arts Festival, Stanford Jazz Festival (Stanford, USA), Perth International Arts Festival (Perth, AUS), Asymmetry Festival (Wroclaw, PO), as well as at clubs throughout Europe, USA, Canada, & Australia. Her music was featured in ‘Freddy’s - the Documentary’ (screened at Brooklyn International Film Festival), ‘Stranger Love’ (original music performed as part of Eva Minemar & Tony Lepore’s play). She has been a part of performative literary readings, modern dance pieces, off-Broadway plays, and a 32-piece orchestra.

Nerissa brings her show to her home shores in April & May 2018, touring her worldly & atmospheric songs.

“Smoky voiced songs of good bourbon and bad love affairs” – Time Out London

“....melancholic, Cat Power-like lyrics, a Billie Holiday-esque timbre and a touch of Norah Jones in her swooping croon, tumultuous emotions characterize Nerissa Campbell’s [music]”. – Xpress Magazine

$21.50 online
$25 door

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LAURIE BLACK (UK): LIVE
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

LAURIE BLACK (UK): LIVE

The revolution will not be televised, it will be live.

A musical how-to guide for surviving the apocalypse with Laurie Black (Bad Luck Cabaret, Rogue Romantic, Briefs Factory’s Sweatshop)!  Armed with a synth and an arsenal of songs, original and otherwise, this is the most fun apocalypse prep party you've ever been to. Bring your hand-grenade hearts and get ready for the ultimate ultraviolet riot.

bout Laurie Black:

aurie Black is a London based, classically trained pianist, singer, writer and compère.

he has toured internationally as piano player for The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For NothingAnya Anastasia's Rogue RomanticBriefs Factory Sweatshop at Adelaide, Edinburgh, Perth and Brighton Fringe Festivals. 

he has independently released two albums which are available on Spotify and iTunes.

“Bad luck if you miss out on this unique style of cabaret” ★★★★ – Weekend Notes, 2017

 www.laurieblack.co.uk

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Bruce Braybrooke 'Radiance of Shedding Skin' & Janine Emerson
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Bruce Braybrooke 'Radiance of Shedding Skin' & Janine Emerson

Bruce Braybrooke is stepping out from behind the drums to present a set from his debut album, “Radiance of Shedding Skin”. The songs draw influence from his time playing with bands such as The Beautiful Girls, Frenzal Rhomb, Angus Stone & Lachy Doley Group. 

From driving country-folk to grooving melodic instrumentals, jammy reggae and bluesy rock explosions, Braybrooke and band will interpret songs from the album as well as new material (that is being written as you read this!)

Bruce Braybrooke’s band consists of seasoned musicians, Ian Pritchett, Gawaine Newton, Nick Hurford, Mark Taylor, JP Vernon and Dan Caganoff. 

Opening the night is Janine Emerson, an immersive and engaging folk/soul singer and guitarist who, after some time, is returning to the stage for one night only.

$15 presale

$20 door

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Shaun Kirk: Howlin' at the Moon Single Launch
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Shaun Kirk: Howlin' at the Moon Single Launch

Following the recent success of his Australian ‘Midnight in Motion’ Tour which saw award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk selling out numerous headline shows across the country; the one man dynamo has announced a stack of new tour dates across Australia & New Zealand to launch his soon to be released new single ‘Howlin at the Moon’.

Kirk’s first release in over 3 years will come off the back of what the 29 year old describes as a “quarter-life crisis” ignited by a US record deal that fell through in questionable circumstances back in 2015.

Determined to overcome his disappointment and grow from it, Kirk has since spent countless hours soul searching and honing his skills as a writer and musician inside his home studio on the outskirts of Melbourne; prevailing with a fresh new sound and groove to carry him into the next phase of his ever evolving career.

Recorded and co-produced with Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Fraser A Gorman, Skipping Girl Vinegar) at A Pocket Full of Stones Studios in the sleepy beachside town of Point Lonsdale, Victoria and co written with ARIA Award Winner Joel Quatermain (Eskimo Joe) – ‘Howlin at the Moon’ is set to drop in early 2018.

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Isobel Knight "The Nest" Album Launch
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Isobel Knight "The Nest" Album Launch

 

Isobel Knight is a folk-based, soul-loving singer-songwriter. Her debut LP “The Nest” is a collection of live sessions that feel as earthy as the Blue Mountains bush she grew up in. 

Come along to hear the album performed live in its entirety. Experience the magic of stories told through song, saxophone solos in folk music and the power of a well-placed harmony as Isobel Knight and her band The Nest Eggs launch the baby bird of this album out into the world to let it learn to fly.

$15 + bf
$20 at the door

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Blinded' Single Launch - John Lawrie & The Welcome Strangers
Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Blinded' Single Launch - John Lawrie & The Welcome Strangers

The boys are back in town. Come celebrate the release of John Lawrie & The Welcome Strangers' newest single ‘Blinded’ with our first fully fledged gig of the year! Get down here, and get on down to the freshest hits this side of the equator, coming hot off the presses (or at least a torrented copy of Logic Pro X). Everyone's mates Skinny Legions are gonna be busting out a juicy set ready to fill that lo-fi alternative-folk sized hole in your heart you didn't know you had. Plus the psychedelic stylings of The Lazy Eyes! (Like you even needed more music than that, you greedy guts you)

New year, new you, new bangers for your earholes to enjoy!

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Born In October EP Launch & Justine Wahlin Single Launch
Feb
24
7:30 PM19:30

Born In October EP Launch & Justine Wahlin Single Launch

Synergistic and emotive harmonies along with wistful finger picking and splashes of delicate rhythms will take you on a gentle carpet ride over mountain streams. City boy Matt Thomson (vocals, guitar) and country girl Rachel Webster (vocals, guitar, ukulele and tambourine!) comprise indie/folk duo Born in October. Fresh from the studio with their debut EP recorded with multi award winning producer Mark Myers in Cairns, set to be released on February 24th, the pair continue to pen new material, whilst nibbling copious quantities of grapes and nuts (their secret weapon songwriting fuel of choice). And believe it or not, they were both born in October!

"..Like Listening to an Old Record but Live" "zvonko jovicic

Award winning singer songwriter Justine Wahlin releases her latest single with a long awaited first reveal screening of film clip 'Bird Song" shot and produced by Michael Carpenter. 

n a show featuring new material from her up and coming album "A Pair of Dreamers" Justine brings her unaffected vocals, roots filled and raw sonic adventure to the Newsagency for the first time.

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Concert for Kristin
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Concert for Kristin

The Newsagency presents an afternoon of Americana, blues and folk to raise funds for one of the most supportive members of our community. 

This is a line-up never before seen, spans cities, genres and will not happen again. (Well, not for this price anyway!)  Join us for an afternoon of incredible music to support our favourite gig mum as she battles this shithouse disease. 

FEATURING: 

Alice Terry
Andy Golledge
Brian Campeau
Caitlin Harnett
Kev Walsh
Low Down RIders
The Morrisons
Sam Newton
Skyscraper Stan

with more TBA...

Tickets: $45
Donations welcome online or at the event. 

All proceeds will go towards care & recovery of our dear friend, Kristin

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ANNA MORLEY (AUS/BERLIN) + VINDAN
Feb
3
8:30 PM20:30

ANNA MORLEY (AUS/BERLIN) + VINDAN

ANNA MORLEY (AUS/BERLIN)

Anna Morley is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Berlin. Her music has been described as "an eclectic fusion of electro-acoustic vibes with ambient overtones, woven together by fresh minimal grooves". On stage Anna blends a unique gamut of instrumentation including the vibraphone, vocals, keys and electronic beats and samples within her compositions.

After completing her musical studies in Australia, Anna made the move to Europe, where she spent seven years in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired by the city of warmth and chill, Anna wrote and released both her debut EP "Character" (2009, Gazebo Music) and album "Red Balance" (2011). Since relocating to Berlin, Anna has recorded and released "Water Door" (2013) and most recently "Treasure Pleasure" (2016, Cult Classic Records).

http://www.annamorley.com/

http://www.facebook.com/AnnaMorleyMusic

https://youtu.be/xRAqGwb9FXA


 

VINDAN (SYD)

Vindan was raised across London, Sri Lanka, Borneo and Australia on a steady diet of raw soul, old-school rhymes, dusty blues and Afro-Caribbean sounds and assorted exotica which he melds with a fresh melodic and lyrical beauty. Caught between the new world and the old; his songs are are tales of culture-shock and common ground.

http://www.vindan.net

https://soundcloud.com/vindan

https://youtu.be/bO2PIEm_eyw

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Ben Abraham's Christmas Special (EXTRA SHOW ADDED!)
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Abraham's Christmas Special (EXTRA SHOW ADDED!)

Hey everyone it's Ben Abraham - Australia's Indonesian Missy Higgins. I am thrilled to announce I am coming to play another surprise gig at Sydney's iconic (since August) venue The Newsagency.

For the last few years I have performed an annual Christmas gig in Melbourne but I have never brought it to Sydney! Thanks to the power of money and the internet this is about to change. I'll be playing a set of my own tunes, sprinkling in a few holiday songs and will hopefully be joined by a few guest performers. So what's say we get some pizzas and hang out together. Or you hang out. While I sing for you. 

Merry Christmas.
Ben

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Ben Abraham's Christmas Special
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Abraham's Christmas Special

Hey everyone it's Ben Abraham - Australia's Indonesian Missy Higgins. I am thrilled to announce I am coming to play another surprise gig at Sydney's iconic (since August) venue The Newsagency.

For the last few years I have performed an annual Christmas gig in Melbourne but I have never brought it to Sydney! Thanks to the power of money and the internet this is about to change. I'll be playing a set of my own tunes, sprinkling in a few holiday songs and will hopefully be joined by a few guest performers. So what's say we get some pizzas and hang out together. Or you hang out. While I sing for you. 

Merry Christmas.
Ben

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Wilderness Shout "For Another Night" Single Launch
Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Wilderness Shout "For Another Night" Single Launch


Wilderness Shout have just dropped their debut single “For Another Night”. The four-piece electronic/soul band are ready to bring their powerful live show to their home town!

Wilderness Shout are teaming up with local boys Lamalo for what’s set to be a cosmos-busting, hair-raising, comet-exploding, noun-verbing hell of a night.

So grab your mates, get your tix and we’ll see you there!

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Lady Sings it Better Presents: The Snow Must Go On
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Lady Sings it Better Presents: The Snow Must Go On

It’s that time of year again! Lady Sings It Better are dusting off our Christmas baubles, stuffing our stockings full of goodies and adding a little extra rum to the pudding in anticipation of this year’s Festivus celebrations.

Equal parts naughty and nice, our musical gift to you this Christmas combines well-loved childhood favourites with some more lyrical abominations we’ve unearthed from the very bottom of Santa’s sack!

Featuring Libby Wood, Fiona Pearson, Anna Martin and Steph Kerby,with Jonathon Holmes on the keys.

Join us for this Miracle on Pyrmont Bridge Road… Street, December 14th and 15th at 7:30pm.

"This is quality cabaret: quirky, naughty and a bit sexy.” – Adelaide Theatre Guide

“Comic cabaret gold.” – The Scotsman

“Sassy, passionate, and downright hilarious, Lady Sings It Better is comedic cabaret at its best.” – ArtsHub

“I have seen a lot of Cabaret in the last couple of years, and I have to say, Lady Sings it Better was one of the best.” – Theatre People

Dates: December 14th and 15th @ 7:30pm

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Lady Sings it Better Presents: The Snow Must Go On
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Lady Sings it Better Presents: The Snow Must Go On

It’s that time of year again! Lady Sings It Better are dusting off our Christmas baubles, stuffing our stockings full of goodies and adding a little extra rum to the pudding in anticipation of this year’s Festivus celebrations.

Equal parts naughty and nice, our musical gift to you this Christmas combines well-loved childhood favourites with some more lyrical abominations we’ve unearthed from the very bottom of Santa’s sack!

Featuring Libby Wood, Fiona Pearson, Anna Martin and Steph Kerby,with Jonathon Holmes on the keys.

Join us for this Miracle on Pyrmont Bridge Road… Street, December 14th and 15th at 7:30pm.

"This is quality cabaret: quirky, naughty and a bit sexy.” – Adelaide Theatre Guide

“Comic cabaret gold.” – The Scotsman

“Sassy, passionate, and downright hilarious, Lady Sings It Better is comedic cabaret at its best.” – ArtsHub

“I have seen a lot of Cabaret in the last couple of years, and I have to say, Lady Sings it Better was one of the best.” – Theatre People

Dates: December 14th and 15th @ 7:30pm

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Ripple Effect (Arnhem Land) w/ Leah Flanagan
Dec
10
5:00 PM17:00

Ripple Effect (Arnhem Land) w/ Leah Flanagan

Ripple Effect are an all woman’s band coming from Maningrida in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. 

Whilst following in the tradition of saltwater rock from the top end, the band are forging new ground and a new sound as the first women from their community to play instruments and make their own band.

Singing in the languages of their people, Ndjebbana, Burarra, Na-kara and Kune and they have a story to tell about their land, their languages and their culture. Coming from successful tours to Bak’bididi and Yurrwi Gattjirrk Festivals, catch them at their debut performance in the south, a one off gig in between their recording schedule in Sydney. 

upported by the alluring Sydney based singer songwriter Leah Flanagan whose childhood in Darwin connects her with music from the North. \



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Stella Donnelly w/ Ainsley Farrell & Antonia Susan
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Stella Donnelly w/ Ainsley Farrell & Antonia Susan

Fremantle resident, Bigsound highlight and inaugural winner of the Levis Music Prize STELLA DONNELLY is excited to announce a string of headline dates to round out an incredible 2017.

The tour will take in intimate venues in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Donnelly will also stop by Adelaide (for the boutique festival Porchland), Wollongong to support San Cisco, and was recently announced on Fairgrounds Festival.

At the beginning of 2017 Donnelly released her debut EP Thrush Metal soundcloud.com/healthy-tapes/sets/stella-donnelly-thrush-metal> and received critical acclaim and radio support from community radio and triple j. The five-track release (including the brilliant 'Mechanical Bull' and wrenching 'Boys Will Be Boys') was written over the space of two years; a musical undertaking resulting in a bold and unapologetic repertoire of songs which has propelled Donnelly to the forefront of the new guard of Australian songwriters.

Soon, Donnelly will head out on her first international journey, playing at The First Fifty (a pre-cursor event for The Great Escape) and next year's SXSW Conference.

All Ages

BOOK TICKETS HERE

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Michael Wheatley - No Rest for the Wicked
Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Michael Wheatley - No Rest for the Wicked

Fringe veteran, genre crossing, quintuple threat Michael Wheatley is showing no signs of slowing down. If there's no rest for the wicked then Michael is like the Devil with chronic insomnia and a baby grand piano blocking the door to the bedroom.
No Rest for the Wicked is Michael in his natural environment, behind a piano, with a bourbon, a microphone and of course, the Dirty Carpet Disco Band and some of his burlesque besties including Miss Kelly Ann Doll, Bettie Bombshell, Memphis Mae and Jazida. Join him as he shares his insights on lust, love and writing songs for strippers. Charmingly witty, tauntingly cheeky and with a voice that lures everyone’s attention it’s cabaret for the soul.
No Rest for the Wicked; Funky beats, burlesque, live music, dad jokes.

"A voice that's downright f*ckable" Dan Murphy, Brag Magazine.

"'The carpet’s clean… we’ll have to do something about that,' said Wheatley as he slid behind the piano dominating the Ellington’s stage." ★★★★
- Brandon Taylor, The Australia Times

 "knows how to put on a show as well as supply the tunes."
- Sky Harrison, 11 Adelaide Fringe Shows About Sex You Need To See, Fritz Magazine

"Time to raise your expectations, and prepare to have them met."
- Jonathan Carfax Absinthe.com.au 2017

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Black Merino EP Launch! w/ PHIA (Melb)
Dec
2
8:00 PM20:00

Black Merino EP Launch! w/ PHIA (Melb)

Forged in the cauldron of creativity that is Sydney’s inner west comes Black Merino.

Jerry Craib on drums, Eddie Edwards on bass, Alan (Allen Keys) Balchin on organ & Andy Finckh on guitar give the nuanced songs of singer Rich Davison’s the treatment they richly deserve.

Come & be part of the launch of their much anticipated EP, ‘Palm Trees & Guitars’ at this jewel of a venue.

 Joined by live-looping, indie-pop phenomenon Phia from Melbourne who is touring her new EP The Woman Who Counted the Stars around the country in November and December.

Joined by live-looping, indie-pop phenomenon Phia from Melbourne who is touring her new EP The Woman Who Counted the Stars around the country in November and December.

Pre sale: $20 (inc. bf) 

Door: $25 

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MISH MASH: A Variety Night
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

MISH MASH: A Variety Night

Music! Comedy! Misc!

MISH MASH is Sydney's newest variety night. BYO drinks and settle in for a raucous 2 hours of music, comedy, circus and burlesque, in the beautiful new premises of The Newsagency in Annandale.

Featuring music, comedy, and miscellany from:

Alison Avron

Brendan de la Hay

Steph Broadbridge

Cameron James (Raw Comedy Runner Up 2012)

Patrick Adderley

Lou P Scarlett

and Katie Elle Reeve in “Neighbourhood Watch”

Hosted by Jessica Adie and Bryce Halliday with their handsome house band.

Time? 8pm, 1st December

Price? $30 online. $40 at the door.

Drinks? BYO!

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Light It Up: A Benefit Concert presented by The McDonald College
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Light It Up: A Benefit Concert presented by The McDonald College

The McDonald College presents a benefit concert to raise funds and awareness for the Lighthouse Foundation: a charity that supports homeless youth. 

Join the Junior Music Stream for a night of music and entertainment to support this worthy cause. 

Here is what to expect from this talented bunch of students:

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Colleen O'Connell 'Sorrow, Longing and a Garden that Grows' Album Launch
Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

Colleen O'Connell 'Sorrow, Longing and a Garden that Grows' Album Launch

Whimsical singer-songwriter Colleen O’Connell is returning to the forefront of the Sydney music scene with her new folk-pop infused 13-track album Sorrow, Longing and a Garden that Grows.

Recorded and arranged over the last year with deftness by local Sydney producer Michael Carpenter, the titles hints at the vulnerability and beauty expressed within the record. O’Connell has a sweet and expressive voice and brings freshness in her second solo album. From the bouncy Make Amends to the hauntingly beautiful melody of Boarding House, Sorrow, Longing and a Garden that Grows is an elegant treat.

With lyrics as the focus of O’Connell’s tunes, she carries on the folk tradition, whilst also striking a rare balance between fragility and full-blown possession in her delivery. Her performances are honest as they are captivating.

“The opening moments of Colleen O’Connell’s Burnt set the scene for a beautifully crafted journey, punctuated by honest and poignant lyrics. The captivating simplicity of the opening lyric against a sparse piano accompaniment provides all the opportunity for the song to grow and build, one that O’Connell and her production team did not let slip by... Her vocal delivery is charming. Her beautiful tone combined with the moments her Australian accent creeps in makes the delivery seem at once polished, sensitive and natural.”

Laura Mulcahy – I Heart Songwriting Club

$18 presale

$25 door

W: colleenoconnellmusic.com

E: colleenoconnellmusic@gmail.com

F: /colleenoconnellmusic

I: @colleenoconnellmusic

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