A Bunch Of Links

Artist / Collective Run Spaces

Black Wire Records
Not-for-profit punx/label/gallery/legends. Current outlet is their new(ish) store/space in Forest Lodge, 19th Nervous Breakdown.
Open Source Collective
Absolutely incredible collective with a creative space out in Glendenning, and a sprawling online ecosystem that rules.

Blogs

Best Before
A Sydney-based pop blog covering everything from locals to globals, with honest-to-goodness live reviews and everything.
David James Young
A fantastic writer and passionate scene supporter. DJY has had many podcasts and projects to his name, and his collected work at this site is well worth a read.
JAMs: Sydney's Music Family
JAMs is the brainchild of Sam Latto and there's tons of overlap between this project's aims and what SydneyMusic.net is trying to do... which is fantastic! Sam's got a thoughtful, well articulated and ambitious vision and plenty of activity executing on that vision: including a podcast, some featured gigs and a ton of blog-style content.
Sound Doctrine
Tommy Faith has long been writing one of the sharpest, wittiest music blogs in a time where there really aren't a lot of them. He's got an ear that can swiftly pull out novel music that deserves a listen - and he's not chasing trends, he's just vibing. We love Tommy.
The Creative Independent
An inspiring, no-bullshit initiative founded by former Pitchfork staffer Brandon Stosuy, featuring thoughtful and in-depth interviews with musicians and other creative folks.

Discord Communities

Aussie Wigglers
This Discord is a thriving bunch of modular synth nerds.
Spirit Level
Spirit Level is an artist-run label and collective of likeminded humans. Their Discord is a really lovely community of creative support.

Industry Resources

Live Performance Australia
The peak body for the live industry in Australia, representing everyone from promoters and artists to venues and educators.
MusicNSW
The not-for-profit NSW state body for contemporary music. Everything from funding and professional development to policy and advocacy.
Support Act
An incredible not-for-profit supporting music industry professionals with mental health services, crisis relief, and wellbeing programs.

Labels and Distros

Aquatic Lab
"Aquatic Lab is Australia’s first underground bass record label, and is recognised globally as one of the earliest international outposts of the UK dubstep sound."
Art As Catharsis
Astral People Recordings
Bird's Robe
Bird's Robe are synonymous with post-rock and progressive rock in Australia, along with a broad spectrum of other experimental genres. Some local artists on their roster include sleepmakeswaves, Solkyri and We Lost The Sea.
Dew Process
Extra Spicy
Future Classic
Half A Cow
The Hummingbirds! Art of Fighting! Kim Salmon! Crow! A venerated Aussie indie label with a lengthy roster.
Ivy League Records
Resist Records
Sweat It Out
Sydney City Chiptune Ministries
"Old and new chipmusic, modular soundscapes, demoscene tracker files, hardware jam tapes, outsider electronic drones, field recordings and other DIY scene-based music"

Niches

Emus (Exploratory Music in Sydney)
Experimental music radio show on Eastside 89.7fm also offers a comprehensive events calendar and newsletter.
Sydney Blues Society Gig Guide
Utility Fog
Peter Hollo (Tangents, Fourplay, Raven, countless cello contributions for other musicians and projects) has been running the Utility Fog show on FBi Radio for nearly 20 years. He's an authoritative source on his domain of "postfolkrocktronica, dronenoise, power ambient, post-everything improv... and more?" and has been a fantastic promoter of the myriad of amazing artists in this space. Listen to the show, check the playlists, there's always something gobsmacking to get your ears into.

Radio

2SER
FBi Radio

Record Shops

19th Nervous Breakdown
Forest Lodge. From the people that brought you Black Wire Records.
Beatdisc Records
Parramatta
Birdland
CBD. Jazz and blues specialists.
Egg Records
Newtown
Halcyon Daze Records
Newtown
Papa Disquo
Newtown (basically Enmore)
Red Eye Records
CBD
Repressed Records
Newtown
Resist Records
Marrickville. Hardcore and Punk.
Something Else Records
Newtown
The Record Store
Surry Hills
The Vintage Record
Annandale
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Utopia Records
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... and a complete listing of all of the venues that we've listed shows for

Are we missing any vital spaces? Please let us know!

Alexandria

The Altar Collective
Yulli's Brewery

Annandale

Annandale Create Arts Centre

Avalon Beach

Avalon RSL

Barangaroo

Rekōdo

Bondi

The Royal

Bondi Junction

Waverly Park

Brookvale

Manly Leagues Club

Camperdown

Church St Studios
Manning Bar, USYD

Caringbah

The Black Swan Bar

Chippendale

Goodspace @ The Lord Gladstone
Knox St Bar
Phoenix Central Park
The Chippo Hotel
The Lansdowne
The Lord Gladstone

Coogee

Coogee Diggers Club

Cronulla

Brass Monkey

Darlinghurst

OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory
Oxford Art Factory
The Burdekin
The Cell Block Theatre (National Art School)

Dulwich Hill

Butchers Brew Bar

Enmore

Enmore Hotel
Golden Barley Hotel
Hiway Bar
Recycletastic
The Duke of Enmore

Erskineville

MoshPit Bar
Union Hotel

Eveleigh

Carriageworks

Haymarket

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Katoomba

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Dream Alley

Kensington

UNSW Roundhouse

Kogarah

Kogarah School of Arts

Leichhardt

Crowbar

Marrickville

Camelot Lounge
Django Bar @ Camelot Lounge
Factory Floor @ The Factory
Factory Theatre
Gasoline Pony
LazyBones
Marrickville Bowling Club
Red Rattler
The Fusebox @ The Factory
The Great Club
The Terminal @ The Factory
Vic on the Park

Milsons Point

Big Top, Luna Park

Moore Park

Allianz Stadium
Hordern Pavilion

Newtown

Bar OPPIL
Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King
Botany View Hotel
Enmore Theatre
Garden Lounge Create Space
The Marly, Newtown
The Midnight Special
The Townie
The Vanguard
Tokyo Sing Song @ The Marly
Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

Paddington

Paddo RSL

Petersham

Petersham Bowlo

Roseville

Eastern Lounge @ The Roseville Club

Rouse Hill

Rouse Hill Estate

Rozelle

The Bridge Hotel

St Peters

The House of Music & Booze
Town & Country

Surry Hills

Bad Mama Bar
Beresford Upstairs
Golden Age Cinema & Bar
Hollywood Hotel

Sydney

Aware Super Arena (ICC)
City Recital Hall
Civic Underground
Frankie's Pizza
Mary's Underground
Metro Social @ The Metro Theatre
Metro Theatre
Sydney Opera House
Tumbalong Park

Sydney Olympic Park

Qudos Arena
The Dome @ Sydney Showground

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Opera Bar