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Tag: Sydney

OutsideIn 2013 Lineup Announced


Towards the close of 2012, the talented Astral People gang knocked heads with their creative buddies Yes Please Records to construct a brand new festival for Sydney that we now know as none other than OUTSIDEIN. Read the rest of this entry »

TOP FIVES: Live Music Venues In Sydney


As you know, PURPLE SNEAKERS is a website dedicated to sharing our love of both new and old, local and international talent; so in saying that, we’re obviously fanatic patrons of the live music scene. Read the rest of this entry »

WIN: High Highs Sydney & Melbourne Show Double Passes


Sydney-born, Brooklyn-based duo HIGH HIGHS are just one day away from their own Sydney show (with Melbourne following) after having just supported Vampire Weekend around the US. Judging by previous performances and the high demand of seeing this band play, it’s sure to be a pretty mesmerising set for both states in such intimate settings. Read the rest of this entry »

REVIEW | The Mountains – Loose Jaw


The Mountains are a four piece Sydney based band who expel an evocative sound that flutters in a folky soundscape with a touch of pop. Read the rest of this entry »

WATCH: Levins Eating Food ‘Episode One: Sydney’s Best Hot Dogs!’


If you’ve ever been to Sydney’s GoodGod Small Club, you know what I mean when I say that THE DIP is one of life’s greatest treasures. The restaurant that caters to the front bar of the venue, it features a menu of awesome food that you can devour before, during but probably not after too many drinks. Read the rest of this entry »

Sound Summit 2013 Applications Now Open For Speakers And Artists


SOUND SUMMIT is a four day annual festival that thrives on independent and innovative music and ideas. Having just moved into its 14th year, it continues its search for big ideas and artistic minds, hosting hugely important music discussions by some of the biggest thinkers of our music industry. Read the rest of this entry »

REVIEW | The Jones Rival – Jumpin’ Frog


We’re very excited to introduce to you The Jones Rival – a five piece hailing from the Southern suburbs of good ol’ Sydney town. Read the rest of this entry »

TEAM EFFORT | Record Store Day Purchases



Although it was rainy and cold in Sydney which resulted in all of my friends bailing on me, I was still super excited for Record Store Day. I made a plan for myself on where I was going for the day and had a list in my head of what I wanted to buy (which of course extended as I flicked through the copious amount of records in each store). Read the rest of this entry »

The Pretty Things

pretty things SF SORROW

Removing the clear film that is tightly hugging the square jacket, I kneel before my record player and pull out the black disk. Laying the needle into one of the thicker grooved lines, I turn up the volume and lay back on my bed. There’s a loud, twangy guitar ripping and entering obscure soundscapes, showering itself with images of psychedelic lotuses, bright bursts of colour and exploding pops of curvaceous shapes and patterns. Read the rest of this entry »

OutsideIn 2013 Date Confirmed


Every time you walk into a boutique store, you’re engulfed in a space occupied by eclectic pieces of clothing/crockery/jewellery/material/furniture (etc). It’s usually pretty cool, but also fashions a pretty large price tag. If you were at the first ever OUTSIDEIN last year, you’d understand exactly why it’s labelled as a boutique festival. Read the rest of this entry »