This weekend, GRAPHIC Festival will be taking over Sydney Opera House with a huge variety of live music (from the likes of Sarah Blasko and Ólafur Arnalds), talks (from the likes of George Miller about Mad Max: Fury Road), and one very special screening of The Walking Dead's Season 6 premiere, at the exact same time as it screens in the U.S. Though, a screening just isn't enough for the creative team at GRAPHIC, who have teamed up with FX and Gelato Messina to make sure the screening comes to life (or should we say, back to life) all weekend.
How does a poolside long lunch by Dan Hong sound? Or perhaps a long table banquet put on by hatted restaurant Uccello? Well, both these exciting events are happening at the infinitely attractive ivy Pool Club as Merivale relaunch their famous rooftop oasis with a brand new look, shaped from L.A glitz to Italian Riviera. It's a big rework for the hospitality juggernaut and one which will undoubtedly be met with great enthusiasm by both international and local visitors as they witness ivy Pool Club aligning more and more with it's connected restaurant, the aforementioned Uccello.
When Foodcraft Espresso & Bakery owner Aki Daikos brought boxes upon boxes of his then relatively unknown Tella Balls to the AU review's very first food and drink industry party, "Ketchup" (in partnership with The Jugernauts), there was no way we could have known that these sugary spheres of sweetness would soon-after grab attention on a global scale.
Now in its sixth year, Melbourne Music Week has released its full 2015 program. From the 13th of November until the 20th, over 100 events will light up the city, including live music performances, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, film screenings and more.
Wok on Inn is part of a formidable line up at East Village in Zetland (think The Village Crow, Lucio Pizzeria, and Taste Baguette) that’ll be competing for the chance to fill your bellies on a lazy day, of which there should be plenty this spring and summer.
Sydney artist Danny Yau performs an exclusive variation of his track "Courtney's Moving To Newtown (To Start A Band)", entitled "Courtney's Moving To Newfarm (To Start A Band)". It's the Queensland version - just in time for his show in Brisbane! It's happening on October 15th at The Junk Bar.
The largest publicly voted music awards in the country, The Age Music Victoria Awards, have announced the nominees for 2015, highlighting the best of contemporary, Victoria-based Australian music in the past 12 months and celebrating the enormous success of our very fine, very strong industry. As always, the awards will also shed light on the best venue and festival in Victoria over the past year.
The regular Champagne Brunch by Ananas Bar & Brasserie is quickly becoming a staple in Sydney, with each event carefully curated to a theme and aiming for the same high standard we've come to expect of the awarded French restaurant. Being that it's October, and All Hallows' Eve is coming around, the team have decided to theme the next Champagne Brunch towards Halloween, filling the stylish venue with frightful bubbling potions and little jars of horrors.
The second annual Soulfest is almost here, hitting Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland with another dream line up for discerning fans of soul, R&B, and hip hop. Last year was dominated by headliners D'Angelo and Maxwell but this year the pioneering women of contemporary R&B are set to steal the spotlight, with headliners Mary J Blige and Lauryn Hill sitting atop a hugely impressive, era-spanning roster. In the lead up, we'll be digging through the crates for our favourite tracks from some of these artists, and who better to start with than Mary J? Get across these 10 tracks to start off your weekend with some delicious soul food.
As with every bit of music they're putting out, Little May's music video for single "Seven Hours" is as gorgeous and flecked with an ethereal quality as you'd expect. The girls, currently on tour through Europe, release the visuals along with the release of their long-awaited and much anticipated debut record For the Company today.
New Shanghai are most famous for their delicious pan-fried pork buns amongst others handcrafted Shanghainese delicacies. The menu has seen the restaurant meet massive success in locations like Chatswood, Ashfield, Melbourne's Emporium, and Brisbane's Queen Plaza, but for some reason Sydney's CBD has missed out up until now. All is forgiven though, since Pitt Street is the latest location for the acclaimed group of restaurants; more specifically, Westfield Sydney.
American psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips are the first artist to be revealed for the Mofo Festival 2016! They'll be taking to the outdoor stage at the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, Tasmania in January next year. Click through for more info!
A bit of a chilled out track for today, with Twin Haus providing our single of the day. Ambient and direct all at the same time, Twin Haus blur the lines between trippy and rocking in a seriously cool way that will probably have you playing this song on repeat while you chill out during an afternoon.
Overnight, Tame Impala brought the sounds of Currents to US TV, rolling out a killer performance of "The Less I Know The Better" on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Colbert, who is currently striding through his debut season of the Late Show gig with an impressive array of musical guests, added the Perth band to his roster - not a bad addition! For Tame Impala, their hit rate currently remains at an all time high, recently adding a swag of ARIA nominations and two 2015 wins already for Kevin Parker to their pile.
The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Month presented by Citi is well underway now, and the festival's Night Noodle Markets are back in Hyde Park, presenting Sydney with a large scale outdoor hawker that draws on some of the best dumplings, noodles, ramen, and general street food you'll find anywhere, bringing it all together in one place. Heading along to this ridiculously popular event has become a tradition for everyone from the hardcore foodie to those looking to add a little more adventure to their eating habits.