Swillhouse and Odd Culture to open live music venues in Sydney’s CBD

A new breed of venues is turning up the amp on both the food and music in Sydney.

Scott Bolles

With a posse of heavyweight hospitality groups moseying into town with new music-centric venues, will fresh oysters and mojitos prove the white knight for Sydney’s live music scene?

Good Food can reveal Odd Culture Group has zeroed in on a sprawling site on York Street in the Sydney CBD that will include a restaurant as well as a performance space.

Tiva basement bar opened in October on King Street in Sydney’s CBD.
Tiva basement bar opened in October on King Street in Sydney’s CBD.Ravyna Jassani

And Swillhouse, the powerhouse group behind Restaurant Hubert and Alberto’s Lounge, also has live performance in its sights with a new venue opening mid-year.

Those familiar with the project say it has a working title of Caterpillar Club and prime turf near the Martin Place precinct.

In the past, Sydney diners would have been lucky to score shoddy soup at live music venues, where the menus felt less about food and more about circumventing licensing laws. But a new breed of venues is turning up the amp on both the food and the music.

Tiva opened last October, the basement bar on King Street in Sydney’s CBD dishing up live music four nights a week. Customers tuck into caviar, bug rolls and serious cocktails with a spread of jazz, blues and “left-field” live music.

Tiva dishes up live music four nights a week.
Tiva dishes up live music four nights a week.Ravyna Jassani

Tiva isn’t the creation of a co-op of musicians, however – it’s owned by Etymon Projects, which operates the luxe restaurant, The Charles, upstairs from Tiva, and Loulou at Milsons Point.

“We felt there was a market for something a little more luxurious, where you can go for great food and cocktails and music,” says Rebecca Neall, part of the executive team at Etymon.

Demand at the venue, which is licensed for 200, has proven that hunch correct, particularly among the 30-plus demographic.

Tiva is owned by Etymon Projects, which operates The Charles upstairs and Loulou at Milsons Point.
Tiva is owned by Etymon Projects, which operates The Charles upstairs and Loulou at Milsons Point.Ravyna Jassani

Odd Culture Group declined to comment on its York Street venue negotiations, but the group is serious about music, set to add to its venues this year with a new live music bar with a 4am licence on King Street in Newtown.

“The state of play is that there are just 133 registered live music venues in NSW. Our group is incredibly invested in live music and are committed to changing this startling statistic,” Odd Culture co-owner James Thorpe says.

“Live music is always in demand; it’s unfortunately become a political football that has been kicked across the field too many times over the past two decades in NSW.

“We’re just glad that it’s finally become politically expedient to support our corner of the industry.”

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Trending news: NMACC: Sadhguru praised Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center, said- this center is a boon for art and music in Mumbai

Mumbai. The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center (NMACC) was inaugurated in Mumbai on Friday in the presence of artists, religious leaders, business leaders from all over the world. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev had reached on the occasion of the launch of this cultural center. While interacting with model and anchor Anusha Dandekar present at the event, Sadhguru praised the cultural center and termed it as a boon for Mumbai. Along with this, he praised the founder and chairperson of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani.

Sadhguru said that India is very rich in terms of art, music and various cultural aspects. But I think that for a time our economic condition was not good, because of this the contribution that should have been made in the cultural field was not enough. But now the economic condition of our country is better. That’s why the level of art and music is also rising a lot. Really, a center like this in Mumbai is a blessing. Great job has been done to bring it back. ” isDesktop=”true” id=”5733559″ >

At the same time, film actress Priyanka Chopra was present at the launch with her husband international singer Nick Jonas. Priyanka praised Reliance Foundation’s founder and chairperson Nita Ambani for building a world-class cultural center. He said, “I am very excited about it. I think Neeta Mam has done a lot for the culture in India. I think the heart of the Ambani family beats for Indian culture. He is also proud to be an Indian. I think this center will be very special for people in India and outside India as well.

What is the specialty of NMACC
The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center has been prepared under the Global Museum Standard. Here, artistic exhibitions from India and around the world will be saved. This cultural center is equipped with hi-tech facilities. It has many things like Diamond Box, Studio Theatre, Art House and Public Art. This cultural center has been designed in a very special way to give world class experience to the visitors.

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What the papers say: Saturday’s front pages

The conclusion of the eviction ban and the indictment of former US president Donald Trump are among the topics on Saturday’s front pages.

The Irish Times leads with the end of the eviction ban.

The eviction ban and the Trump story make the front page of the Irish Examiner.

The Irish Independent leads with a story on the Annie McCarrick murder investigation.

The Echo leads with a story on a chef who has been found guilty of the murder of a father of three who was found dismembered and headless on the grounds of a derelict house in Cork on December 28th, 2019.

The Irish Daily Mail leads with a story on the increased number of homeless pensioners.

The Irish Daily Star leads with a story on Conor McGregor revealing he has hired armed guards to protect his children as they attend school in the US.

The Irish Sun leads with a story on Friday’s Late Late Show Country Music Special.

The Herald also leads with a story on the Annie McCarrick murder investigation.

In the North, the Belfast Telegraph leads with a story on the loyalist feud in Northern Ireland.

The long-running sagas of former US president Donald Trump and Brexit dominate Saturday’s UK newspaper front pages.

Both The Times and FT Weekend concentrate on Mr Trump’s indictment by prosecutors, with The Times saying he will refuse to be prosecuted.

The Daily Star reaches back into the movie archives, saying the former president threw a tantrum over the charges and labels him the “bigly unusual suspect”.

Mr Trump’s successor as US President, Joe Biden, makes the front of The Daily Telegraph which reports he will not be attending the King’s Coronation.

The Daily Mail turns its attention to a trade deal with the Indo-Pacific bloc which it says gives access to a market far larger than the EU.

And the Daily Express focuses on UK prime minister Rishi Sunak’s reaction to the deal, calling it the “reason he voted for Brexit”.

The Daily Mirror concentrates on the reaction to the death of Paul O’Grady and a 100,000-strong surge in donations to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home which featured in his TV show For The Love Of Dogs.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer features on the front of The Guardian, accusing the UK government of turning Britain’s waterways into “an open sewer”.

TV chef Gino d’Acampo is pictured on the front of The Sun, which says the star was warned by police after being caught with cannabis as he flew into Britain.

And The Independent continues its campaign to stop the ‘indefensible’ deportation of an Afghan pilot from the UK.

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Davido’s New Album, Timeless, Dominates Apple Music Nigeria Charts –

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Barely twelve hours after its release, Davido’s new album, Timeless already cropped up on Apple music charts and is now dominating as the number 1 album in the country, with the tracks ranking from 1 to 17 of Top Nigeria 100.



After the anticipation for the release of his new album, Davido’s new album is a melodic project and reminds Nigerians yet again of why the artist labels himself as 001.

The album features appearances from artists such as Asake, The Cavemen, Fave, Angelique Kidjo, and even his newly signed artists, Logos Olori and Morravey.

In other news, Davido acknowledged those who stood by him during the creation of his Timeless album, including his wife and baby mama, Chioma.



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Jisoo, Boygenius, Chlöe & More – Billboard

Billboard’s Friday Music Guide serves as a handy guide to this Friday’s most essential releases — the key music that everyone will be talking about today, and that will be dominating playlists this weekend and beyond. 



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This week, Boygenius offers three-for-one greatness, Jisoo steps forward as a solo star, and Chlöe delivers on years of promise. Check out all of this week’s First Stream picks below:

Boygenius, The Record 

Five years ago, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker were all up-and-coming singer-songwriters who decided to combine their indie-rock stylings for a six-song EP, under the name Boygenius; since then, all three artists have enjoyed critical acclaim and exponentially bigger audiences, while their shared EP has adopted cult-classic status. A full Boygenius album could have very well never happened, but what a treat for fans that it now does: The Record not only rejoins three singular talents, but the reunion is rendered with effortless enthusiasm and remarkably affecting writing, as Bridgers, Dacus and Baker reflect on their friendships and artistic bonds by amplifying their solo and collective strengths.

Jisoo, Me 

Roughly two weeks before Blackpink makes history by becoming the first K-pop Coachella headliner, the quartet’s Jisoo has made a promising solo debut, with a two-song project, Me, that combines the group’s arena-ready pop craft and a subtly revealed individual skill set. While “All Eyes On Me” unleashes an imposing, mass-appeal chorus defined by Jisoo declaring the titular phrase, “Flower” creeps forward with a vocal delicacy and rich production. Jisoo capably navigates both sonic approaches, turning Me into a well-rounded preview of (hopefully) a larger body of work.

Chlöe, In Pieces 

Chloe Bailey possesses a generational level of talent — we’ve known this for a while, based on her work as one-half of Chloe x Halle and her years of solo singles preceding this debut album. Listeners have been waiting for an official project to let those gifts fully shine, and In Pieces functions as that long-awaited showcase, with dazzling vocal displays (the luxurious “Looze U” boasts some breathtaking technical skill) as well as crackling featured guests (“Cheatback,” in which Chlöe plots revenge on a cheating boyfriend alongside acoustic guitar strums and Future’s warbled encouragement, is an easy highlight).

Tyler, The Creator, Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale 

Call Me If You Get Lost was the first album I made with alot of songs that didn’t make the final cut,” Tyler, The Creator shared on Twitter earlier this week. “Some of those songs I really love, and knew they would never see the light of day, so I’ve decided to put a few of them out.” Thus, one of the most critically acclaimed full-lengths of 2021 has been bestowed with eight extra tracks, as “The Estate Sale” deluxe edition, that thankfully live up to the quality of its host album: “Dogtooth” sounds like a no-brainer breakout hit, while “Wharf Talk,” featuring an especially nimble A$AP Rocky, is unrepentant hip-hop joy.

Becky G & Peso Pluma, “Chanel” 

While Becky G has spent the past five years reinventing herself as a versatile Latin pop star, Mexican rapper-singer Peso Pluma has recently taken off as a corrido tumbado sensation, flooding the streaming charts with multiple ascendant singles. Together, the two artists inject regional Mexican music with a sense of yearning on the new duet “Chanel,” on which Becky enters relatively unfamiliar musical terrain with a natural ease, while her counterpart’s voice keeps up with her own — no easy feat, considering how Becky’s vocals can outshine plenty of other singers.

Melanie Martinez, Portals 

If there were any lingering doubts that Melanie Martinez was not a typical pop singer-songwriter, new album Portals — a meditation on death, reincarnation, repeating patterns and gazing into the universe’s nothingness — should promptly put an end to them. Although Martinez has long operated within lofty concepts and ambitious multimedia executions, Portals also contains some of the most directly accessible songs of her career, from the rhythmic trot of “Spider Web” to the darkly lit pop-rock of new single “Void” — with the new album, Martinez caters to listeners who love enveloping themselves in her world, as well as those looking for a new pop-playlist jam.

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Man turns up music when officers come calling for loud music complaint: Richmond Heights Police Blotter


Disturbance: Richmond Park Drive East

Around 1:45 a.m. March 24, officers responded to an apartment for a loud noise complaint and heard the music in the hallway.

The resident spoke through the door but failed to open it or identify himself and turned the music up even louder.

A citation will be issued upon identification of the man by the leasing office.

Suspicion: Merit Drive

Timberlake police reported March 20 that a nursing home resident in the city may be having sexual relations despite her physical and mental capacity to consent.

Officers spoke with the staff at the nursing home and determined that despite the woman’s physical limitations, she was fully capable of understanding her actions and consenting to sexual relations.

Improper discharge of firearm: Richmond Road

Around 11 p.m. March 22, officers responded to the area near the MACE Mosque Temple for a report of shots fired.

While in the area, they heard another gunshot coming from the area of the 5 Points Bar and Grille. They responded to the business, where several vehicles were pulling away and a security guard told them that somebody had fired a gun into the air.

Ten casings were recovered in the parking lot, but no suspects were identified.

Theft: Richmond Road

A resident said March 24 that he mailed a check at the post office in the city and was later notified that the check was fraudulent.

His bank advised him to file a report so the incident could be investigated.

Disturbance: Highland Road

A resident reported at 5:46 a.m. March 24 that an unknown vehicle in his driveway was honking its horn.

Responding officers found a woman in the vehicle who believed she was at the home of an unknown man who stole her phone after smoking with her at her apartment.

Although she found the phone pinging in the area, she saw the resident and realized she did not know him and had woken up his family. She apologized and was sent on her way after being advised of an active warrant with Parma police.

Impaired driving: Richmond Road

A 40-year-old resident was arrested for OVI March 22 after officers stopped his vehicle for a traffic violation.

Disturbance: Danbury Lane

A resident said March 23 that two unknown girls came to her house to fight her daughters over a dispute her daughters had with their cousin a few weeks earlier.

She said they argued but there was only a brief fight, and nobody was harmed.

She asked that the incident be documented due to an open investigation at the high school regarding the original incident.

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Leaked MediaWorks document reveals plan to axe Today FM, staff and review of news next

Mark Richardson arriving at MediaWorks HQ on Thursday morning after a meeting was called for staff.


Mark Richardson arriving at MediaWorks HQ on Thursday morning after a meeting was called for staff.

Stuff has obtained a confidential MediaWorks document naming 30 Today FM staff who are in line for disestablishment – and a review of news yet to come could claim another 20 jobs.

The secret, 16-page document reveals new insight into the closure of Today FM – marked “CONFIDENTIAL – Not for distribution” and titled “Change Proposal March 2023 Today FM”.

A MediaWorks spokesperson confirmed the authenticity of the document by saying it was confidential and not intended for external publication.

The cover page of the leaked MediaWorks document proposing “change” for Today FM.


The cover page of the leaked MediaWorks document proposing “change” for Today FM.

The first proposed change is to “turn off Today FM at close of business today (Thursday, 30th March 2023) as per the Board proposal”.

It also proposes job losses: “This proposal allows for MediaWorks to make significant fixed cost savings in 2023 and immediately improve the financial position of the company. This move would also allow the business to utilise current Today FM frequencies to increase reach across the current MediaWorks brands, whilst removing the permanent cost base for the news and talk division.”

What follows is a list of “impacted employees” – 30 hosts and production staff whose roles are proposed to be disestablished.

* ‘This station is no longer Today FM’: MediaWorks radio station transmits last words
* Today FM staff need more time to respond to proposal, employment lawyer says
* MediaWorks paying price for chief exec’s interest in politics, says staffer

That list includes well-known journalists and broadcasters: Tova O’Brien, Carol Hirschfeld, Duncan Garner, Lloyd Burr, Mark Richardson and Rachel Smalley.

The document also states there could be more to come – this time in news and “a separate consultation and timeline will follow”.

“Undertake a review of the newsroom function. Our preference is to keep this in-house for music brand news but also to drive a digital news content strategy,” the document states.

Under that review, up to 20 more jobs could be disestablished.

The Today FM team left the MediaWorks building to head to the Cav pub on Thursday.


The Today FM team left the MediaWorks building to head to the Cav pub on Thursday.

The document says change needs to happen because of declining advertising revenue, inflation and the need to reduce MediaWorks’ costs in the face of a potential recession.

The rationale for closure is proposed as MediaWorks could retain 75% of Today FM’s revenue with significant cost savings, if other MediaWorks stations used the existing frequencies.

Staff whose roles are in line for disestablishment would look to be “redeployed” within the business. But if that wasn’t possible, they would be made redundant.

It guarantees staff will be paid outstanding salaries and leave accrued, dependent on contracts.


Today FM has been officially removed from its frequency.

Working out a notice period would be negotiable for staff.

$4.4m was invested into launching, promoting and marketing Today FM and in 2022 Today FM was meeting revenue and cost targets.

However, quarter one revenue was down in 2023 and forecasts for advertising in April and May was following that trend.

The station’s market share also wasn’t growing to what was needed: “Market share for Today FM in S4 2022 was 1.4% versus the business plan expectation of 2.9%”.

The proposed timeline for consultation begins on March 30, with the feedback period starting on March 30 – concluding by 3pm the same day.

Duncan Garner and Tova O'Brien.


Duncan Garner and Tova O’Brien.

The “determination/confirmation of outcomes” would be decided by 5pm on March 30, “we do want to make sure we have considered everything before a final decision is made.”

“All feedback will be reviewed by the Board and Wendy Palmer CEO, prior to the final decision being made. However, with this being a board-level proposal, we need to adhere to a rigid feedback timeframe.”

Despite the one working day timeframe, in one slide it states interim chief executive Palmer is available for a one-on-one meeting.

The development comes after the radio station was abruptly pulled off air on Thursday as star hosts Tova O’Brien and Duncan Garner said farewells to the audience.

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A Review of Latin American Music with Antonio Arce set for April 1 – Bemidji Pioneer

BEMIDJI — Headwaters Music and Arts will host A Review of Latin American Music with Antonio Arce at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, at Headwaters, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW.

Community adults are invited to join musician and educator Antonio Arce to learn about the different music of Latin America as he shares his knowledge in this free presentation, a release.

The audience will experience different songs and short stories, view a variety of photos of the area where the songs originated and listen to the music of Latin America as performed by Arce.

Arce is a singer and guitarist. He was born in Salta, Argentina, as the eldest son of a professional musician who always had guitars at home. Learning guitar started as a practice but quickly formed into an obsession, the release said.

Although he picked up the guitar very quickly he did not learn the names of the chords or the notes in either Spanish or English. Instead, Arce learned to play by ear something he still practices with his main repertoire of Música “Latino Americana” including Romantic Music in the genres of Boleros, Trova, and other styles, the release said.

On April 1 the audience will experience Antonio’s music firsthand as he performs different styles of music and shares little stories about the different songs he will interpret.

A Review of Latin American Music is a free event for adults. Those interested in attending can contact Headwaters by phone at

(218) 444-5606

or just plan to show up.

Our newsroom sometimes reports stories under the byline “Pioneer Staff Report.” This byline is used when reporters rewrite basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as an email or press release that requires little or no reporting.

Other times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

For questions about a staff report, call (218) 333-9796 or email news@bemidjipioneer.com.

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Breaking News Live Updates – 29 March 2023: Schedule for Karnatala Election 2023 Out; Voting on May 10, Results on 13th

Last Updated: March 29, 2023, 14:49 IST

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar. (File PTI photo)

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar. (File PTI photo)

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