5 March

Cashmere Cat and Ariana Grande’s new track is here

Here at the Time Out Towers, we love a good house banger. But we are well-rounded individuals, which means we will also quite happily attend a sold-out arena pop concert starring a pint-sized pop diva from time to time. So when we heard that slinky Scandinavian beatmaker Cashmere Cat had recruited sassy Ariana Grande to work with him, we were equal parts curious and excited. The results are a little lacklustre, but like most pop songs, there’s a pretty good chance it will get stuck in our head and grow on us anyway. Until that time, though, we thought it’d be fun to come up with three more pop/EDMc collaborations we’d like happen.

Taylor Swift and Touch Sensitive

Tay Tay’s ‘Style‘ channels some decent disco vibes, but we reckon she could benefit from an injection of Touch Sensitive’s Italian-funk sensibilities.

Madonna and Flume

Dance music’s new golden boy with pop music’s old golden girl would be everything.… Read more

26 February

Powerhouse Museum could be on the move to Parramatta

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Earlier today, Parramatta Cr Lord Mayor Scott Lloyd announced plans for the Powerhouse Museum, an Ultimo landmark and former power station that first opened its doors in 1988, to relocate as part of a $30 million arts and cultural sector being planned for Western Sydney. Along with the Powerhouse’s arrival in Parramatta, Cr Lloyd said Riverside Theatres will be modernised and expanded “so it can host big attractions such as major musical productions and concerts by international artists” and added that “it makes sense to locate key cultural facilities in the geographic centre of Sydney, close to where most Sydneysiders live.”

Over the years, the Powerhouse has hosted temporary exhibitions on everything from Kylie Minogue’s extensive performance wardrobe to relics from the ’80s and an extensive tribute to ABBA. The museum is currently hosting shows such as Circus Factory, A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity and Recollect: Shoes and will, at the end of March, welcome Undressed, an exhibition on loan from London’s V&A Museum that unpacks 350 years of intimates, underwear, lingerie and more.… Read more

18 February

Spice Cellar out, Barrio Chino moving in

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Sydney underground clubbing brand Spice is set to say farewell to its Elizabeth St digs this coming April. But fear not, late-night partygoers, there are still a few more gigs before they are out, and they’re finding a new home (with a location yet to be confirmed). Before it all finishes up, you can get your final spicy kicks every Saturday with the likes of David Mayer, Audiojack and Delano Smith hopping behind the decks, or join the party crew’s Sunset Cruise with Acid Pauli, and get your last fix at the Spice Closing Weekend Fiesta.

The move comes with the announcement that the team behind Barrio Chino will be stepping in to helm a new project in the Elizabeth St space, set to be called Barrio Cellar. Stay tuned on further announcements from the Spice team on their next party venture.

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13 February

Giorgio Moroder will join Kylie Minogue for her Kiss Me Once tour

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Kylie Minogue has revealed the support acts for the upcoming Australian dates of her Kiss Me Once tour. Sydney’s own Betty Who – last in town as the opening act for Katy Perry – and much-loved dance innovator Giorgio Moroder, who was here last year during the Vivid Festival, will join the pop singer on her run through the country. Minogue appears on the EDM pioneer’s new track ‘Right Here, Right Now’ (she’s also in the video below), which is on his forthcoming album 74 Is the New 24. Moroder is, of course, best known as the legendary producer on many of late disco diva Donna Summer’s best tracks, including the epic, nearly 17-minute long ‘Love to Love You Baby’. Given Minogue’s propensity for covers during her shows – hands up if you remember her awesome take on Eurythmics’ ‘There Must Be an Angel (Playing with my Heart)’ during the 2010 Aphrodite: Les Folies tour – we’re holding out hope the coo-happy diva might opt to perform the orgiastic classic alongside Moroder himself.… Read more

5 February

You can spend Valentine’s Day with Ryan Gosling. Here’s how.

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Hey, girl – Ryan Gosling is coming to Sydney for Valentine’s Day. Well, sort of. From 11am-3pm on Sat Feb 14, a brand new wax figurine of the much-loved actor and meme god will be hanging out in a pop-up photo booth just outside Madame Tussauds in Darling Harbour. Those who drop by will get a chance to take a selfie with “Ryan” and go home with a photo emblazoned with ‘Hey girl’ – perfect for uploading to Facebook and sending your friends into apoplectic fits of jealousy. Mr Perfect will take his rightful home alongside Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and more inside the gallery on the following day.… Read more