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Published January 21st 2013
Arguably the most hipster live music experience in Sydney
This intimate music venue tucked away in Sydney's inner-west gives you the live music experience you didn't know you were missing. An initiative of local musician Alison Avron, The Newsagency in Marrickville is a creative space where music truly comes alive. Gigs are usually on Thursday to Sunday nights and cost $10-$15. Doors open around 7pm with music starting shorty after. Make sure you check the website here for lists of performers, prices and times.
You'll find the audience packed with friends and loved-ones of performers along with local music lovers huddled together on tiny chairs assumedly gifted from a local primary school. As soon as the music starts, quietness comes upon the room and all ears and eyes are on the musicians on the makeshift foot-high stage. Paper lanterns hang from the roof giving the room just enough light to see posters of artists who have previously performed here and old magazine posters paying homage to the venue's former life as an actual newsagency. The venue is BYO; but you can always pop across the road to the Victoria on the Park Hotel in case you forget.
The intimacy and small capacity of The Newsagency is what makes it unique. It makes a performance not just something to watch, but something to experience and be a part of. It's also great to know you're supporting local artists and the venue itself. The Newsagency is giving a new lease on life to the music scene in Sydney's inner-west. Don't miss it while it's still in its early days because I'm sure it will be in high demand once word gets out.