As if we needed further proof that no one is on their level right now, Run the Jewels, that masterful team of Killer Mike and El-P, have helped Adult Swim end their 2015 singles program with a bang, releasing new track "Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)". With a hard, gritty bassline, the track features in the upcoming documentary Rubble Kings, about 1970 gangs in the Bronx. And if you're providing a soundtrack to the Bronx crime scene, then you best be coming hard.
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.
Trimming the fat of a large scale dance festival, Fuzzy's Listen Out has gotten the boutique angle exactly right for the past few years. The music starts around 2pm - when most would rock up to a festival anyway - and rolls out some of the best international and local party-starters across three stages. It's simple and quite perfect, leaving the success of the day purely in the hands of the acts performing, most of whom did an excellent job at keeping the energy up right until a show-stopping set from headliner Childish Gambino, and a show-stealing set from ODESZA.
The Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan owned Aria Sydney has long been known as one of the Sydney's most essential restaurants; especially when it comes to characteristic spring and summer days in the iconic harbour city. Situated right next to Sydney Opera House, overlooking the water and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the two-hatted restaurant has still got that charming and sophisticated air about it, immediately perceptible as you walk through those front doors into the small lobby area.
In this issue: National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition, The Secret River, Orlando, Lurid Beauty: Australian Surrealism and its Echoes, Comedian Max Amini comes to Australia, ‘Ghost’ The Musical, Brisbane Powerhouse Event Listing, and National Gallery of Victoria now open 7 days a week.
Listen Out has come back doing the rounds, the lineup having some fan favourites as well as the Red Bull Music Academy stage coming back to bring young talent. This year the festival was simplified to two stages; this idea of festivals becoming smaller and more manageable continues to prove popular amongst music fans. It seems making it easier and thus cheaper encourages fans to come along. Gone are the days of big extravagant festivals with five or six different stages. In this case, Listen Out offered two stages, Atari and the 909 stage; Atari was outdoors under the huge big top tent while 909 remained indoors providing some awesome pyrotechnics.
Swan Lake is perhaps the most famous of ballets, its beautiful tale of the Prince falling in love with a graceful Swan Princess a fitting story for pirouettes and point shoes. In this production by the Russian National Ballet Theatre you can expect the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky to be accompanied by all the floating tulle skirts, glittering tiaras and magnificent technique that you could wish for.
The Listen Out Festival 2015 returned to Centennial Park featuring Childish Gambino, Joey Badass, Alison Wonderland, SBTRKT, Odesza and many more. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.
Trap is the flavour of the day with L D R U’s “Keeping Score” featuring Paige IV. The interplay between Paige IV’s vocals and the piano chordal progressions are the true heroes of this track, building up brilliantly to the instrumental breaks that drop with awesome contrast.
Rather like its namesake, Spegielworld’s Absinthe is a whole world of craziness- lots of muscles, not many clothes. Crazy people doing crazy things… Scary and dangerously addictive to watch.
They say that cheese and wine go hand in hand; well, there’s nothing more luxurious than the affair of cheese and wine matching. If you’re keen to build your knowledge and experience of both cheese and wine, then you may be interested to know that Syracuse Restaurant and Wine Bar will be hosting Milk the Cow Fromagerie on Tuesday November 10th. This extraordinary event featuring two of Melbourne’s most loved venues looks set to be a match made in heaven.
Straight out of the bronx, hip hop veteran Fat Joe looks to be returning to Australia for the first time since he performed as part of Supafest in 2011. Though rather than coming out here for a festival, this time Joey Crack will perform three headline shows across Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Today’s video of the day is an absolute blinder of a track from Sydney prog-rock three piece MOON. This four-and-a-half minute instrumental is a phenomenal recording in its own right, yet when it’s combined with this fascinating video it somehow becomes even better. Also, their drummer is 12 years old. Their debut album The Orbitor is due for release in early 2016 and if this is anything to go by I’ll certainly be picking it up.
Sydney Dance Company’s Triptych, as its name would suggest, is a series of three distinct dance performances linked together by themes of love, emotion and relationships. Under the careful hand of choreographer Rafael Bonachela these three pieces spring into life through movement, set to an onstage orchestra and (in the case of Les illuminations) to the most haunting voice of soloist Katie Noonan.