Sydney: 10 Things to Do
6. Live Music
As much as Melburnians love to malign Sydney's live-music scene, the glitter city has more than a few formidable institutions. Beyond major concert and recital spaces, check the listings of intimate venues. For over three decades, the Basement, tel: (61-2) 9251 2797, has been hosting varied acts, from Prince to Georgie Fame. In boho Newtown, the Vanguard, tel: (61-2) 9557 7992, is another standout jazz, blues and roots venue. Both establishments also have decent restaurants.