CRH Presents — 02 | 23
02 | 23 seeks to dim the lights and lean into extraordinary sounds.
Season 02 | 23
Bringing irrepressible energy, incandescent songcraft and compelling artists on the rise, Season 02 | 23 seeks to dim the lights and lean into extraordinary sounds.
Backed by a world-class 360-degree spatial audio sound system, 02 | 23 will host iconic guitarists to transfixing soul, mesmerising folk, and a seamless blending of indie and electronic textures, and breakout performances by emerging and renowned musicians.
Switched On: Ásgeir
Friday 2 June
One of Iceland’s most successful exports, Ásgeir’s distinctly Icelandic sound blends acoustic and electronic music with his trademark lilting vocals.READ MORE
Switched On: Cash Savage and The Last Drinks
Saturday 3 June
A pillar of Melbourne’s music and queer communities, Cash Savage and her colossal band The Last Drinks celebrate the release of their new album, So This Is Love.READ MORE
Singular Voices: Ichiko Aoba with Laura Jean
Tuesday 6 June
Two singular artists known for their strikingly atmospheric music and intimate, powerful lyrics combine in a double bill performing solo and unaccompanied.READ MORE
Switched On: Yazmin Lacey
Wednesday 7 June
In a short time, Yazmin Lacey’s become known for making intimate experiences feel both deeply personal and universal through a beat driven take on soul and R&B.READ MORE
02 | 23 | Standing
For the very first time at City Recital Hall and for the first time at in a purpose built concert hall in Sydney, Season 02 | 23 features three general admission standing shows.
Switched On: Cerrone
Thursday 8 June
Endlessly sampled, often imitated yet never duplicated. Few artists can claim to be truly genre-defining, but Cerrone is undoubtedly one of them. A pioneer of the French filter sound and a revered producer amongst the likes of Larry Levan, Nile Rodgers and Francois K, Cerrone has remained a legend of the genre from its inception to its revival.Read More
Switched On: The Pharcyde with Masta Ace & Marco Polo
Friday 9 June
Los Angeles alternative hip hop pioneers The Pharcyde celebrate 30 years of their ground-breaking debut album with a block-rocking golden era party alongside legendary NYC wordsmith Masta Ace – can’t stop, won’t stop!Read More
Switched On: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever with RVG
Saturday 10 June
Heroes in a hot minute, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are a tour de force of sprawling, angular guitar riffs that leave just enough room for infectious pop melodies and bright, shimmering moments.Read More
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Switched On: Obongjayar
Friday 16 June
Obongjayar brings characteristic poeticism and drum-driven, oozy club beats to CRH’s Switched On series with his latest album, genre-defiant Some Nights I Dream of Doors.READ MORE
Singular Voices: Amanda Brown's 'Eight Guitars'
Friday 30 June
Go-Betweens legend Amanda Brown enlists some of Australia’s most talented artists to help bring together a live performance of her debut solo record, 20 years in the making.READ MORE
02 | 23 | Past Shows
Outernational: Femi Kuti and The Positive Force
Thursday 6 April
Femi Kuti and the Positive Force take the political activism and irresistible grooves of Fela’s Afrobeat to jazz and funk-fuelled heights.
Image: Jess Gleeson