“Light stick? Light stick?” greets the crowd as they enter through the doors of the Qantas Credit Union Arena. This bodes well, for a concert isn’t a concert without a sea of light, and this concert for Taiwanese pop trio S.H.E and guest Aaron Yan is certainly no exception!
Lush 4.5 star hotel Pier One Sydney Harbour in Walsh Bay, pretty much right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, welcomed the inspired and imaginative The Gantry Restaurant & Bar earlier this year, necessarily adding a new dimension to the perfectly located establishment. Framed by Sydney Harbour, The Gantry keeps up with the high expectations one would get just by stepping into the venue. There's a large space for the impressive, elegant bar, right in front of the entrance to the breezy outdoor area; and then there is a industrial-inspired dining space that screams fine dining but has an undeniably casual appeal.
The Forever Star tour featuring Taiwanese super star girl group S.H.E and Aaron Yan travelled its way to Sydney last night at the QANTAS Credit Union Arena. The audience were treated to a fine performance from both S.H.E & Aaron Yan as both sang a collection of their hits and had the audience wanting more. Photos by Johnny Au.
Two members of Sydney hip hop collective One Day, Joyride and Jackie Onassis' Raph Lauren, have formed The Meeting Tree, a duo that seems hellbent on taking the best parts of contemporary hip hop, trap, and pop and using them to dominate the scene. Their horn-heavy, refrain-heavy single "r u a cop?", a collaboration with Adam "Adamio" Hyde of Peking Duk has been given a video fun and confusing enough that it's our Music Video of the Day. Watch below
In our 44th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Melbourne's alt country rockers Raised By Eagles, and chat about their second album, Diamonds In The Bloodstream, and have a listen to their track, ‘Jackie’.
Urban Purveyor Group have announced that their popular pork-focused Swine & Co. restaurant in the banking district is moving house and will settle into it's new digs in Surry Hills later this year. The CBD location will close this month.
"If three quarters of your drink is the mixer, then why choose anything but the best?" is a pretty reasonable question, and it's one that's become increasingly common in drinking culture. Premium mixer brand Fever-Tree, a name known across every top restaurant and bar in the world, is asking such a question, encouraging us to think deeper about every aspect of our cocktail.
Ryan Adams will be sticking around Melbourne for one more headline show this year, today confirming a second and final gig for fans. Unsurprisingly, his original show at the Forum Theatre sold out immediately when the tickets became available and it wasn't long before cogs began turning to get another gig for Melbourne fans in the works. The new show will see Adams and fellow Splendour mate Jenny Lewis performing at the Forum on July 20th.
Brad Butcher has been touring his latest album Jamestown around the place since March and while the singer songwriter was in Sydney near the end of April, we were able to be treated to a great acoustic performance. Filmed in a Sydney park, the APRA New Songwriter Finalist performs his single "Simple Things" - a coming of age song, as he describes it - for the AU as part of our exclusive AU Sessions.
Last October, Sydney fans were fortunate enough to be graced with a show by The Script at The Metro in the midst of the promotion for their latest album, No Sound Without Silence. Just seven months later, the Irish rocking trio has returned to Aussie shores on their world tour.
Host of Last Week Tonight/Brit slaying it in the US/general legend, John Oliver, will bringing his cutting-edge wit and hilarious comedy to Australia for two shows this August! The Emmy and Writer's Guild Award winning writer takes time from his wildly successful TV show to bring his stand up show to Australia for the first time, a show that - unsurprisingly - sells out shows right across the US.
Hiatus Kaiyote are a band representative of the exciting musical fusions happening within Australia's industry at the moment; their hybrid productions of jazz, neo-soul, R&B, funk, electro and everything else set to have rhythms pulsating through your body has propelled the Melbourne locals onto the global stage and rightly so - their music screams for international attention. With their latest offering, Choose Your Weapon, Hiatus Kaiyote have made an 18-track musical trip for the fans and this August, the band will be taking it to stages around the country.
When an artist announces a tour that will be taking crowds through 'all the hits',you can probably expect a few classics here and there. Maybe some rarities if they're feeling a little indulgent. A few covers if they're feeling saucy. However, when Elton John announces that he's doing it, immediately you can envision a two hour set purely stacked with classic songs that have made him and him alone one of the most beloved performers. This December, Elton returns to Australia with his full band to play concerts featuring cuts from an impressive five decade long career, especially touching on Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the acclaimed album that has recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Upcoming Melbourne emcee Juñor is continuing to build anticipation for his debut EP Fluorescent Connections via bouncy second single "Suthn Wot". Produced by Juñor's close friend Renz. The track follows the well-received "weGOTthis", capitalising on that potential, with frequent collaborator Ivan Ooze, with a slick approach to Renz' forward-thinking, gaming-inspired beat.