Sydney has been steadily improving in terms of restaurants and bars these past few years, but there's always been one thing missing. Australia's most sightly city has never really had a fully-focused store dedicated exclusively to all things truffle. Madame Truffle, a successful business in Melbourne going on five years now, has decided to change that and deliver a pop-up store to Sydney while also operating a reopened store in Melbourne.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is finally here. Years of waiting, delays and many, many trailers with glimpses of what Geralt of Rivia’s next adventure would look like have built fan hype to fever pitch. The question everyone seems to be asking now is: can CD Projekt Red deliver a game that achieves its lofty ambitions and satisfies fans? Hit the jump. We have a lot to talk about.
It was a huge night for Australian music in Singapore when the annual Aussie BBQ - put on by the fine folks at Sounds Australia - took over the Beer Market in Clarke Quay on Friday night. Ten artists from around the country made up the night, kicking things off early with Melbourne's Dru Chen before introducing us to the likes of Angus Dawson and Alice Springs artist Dave Crowe, who performed his keys drenched material with a drummer.
The Peep Tempel blasted through their home town on their first national headline tour "Gettin' On By", selling out Brunswick venue, Howler while supported by YIS and Pselodux. Tony Proudfoot snapped for the AU Review!
Today's second announcement for Soulfest 2015 was a big one. Headlined by Lauryn Hill and Miguel the list of acts joining the already announced artists once again positions Soulfest as a dream come true for hip hop, soul, and R&B fans around Australia. Come October, we're going to be witnessing two of the strongest female presences in music history lead a diverse and great line-up that spans from the 70s all the way to now.
The magical ambiance inside wondrous The Rocks restaurant Ananas Bar & Brasserie will be the perfect setting for them to transform and shape into a Mad Hatter's theme for the latest edition in the popular Long Champagne Brunch series. On Sunday 31st May, the acclaimed French dining hot spot will aim at dazzling guests with exquisite sandwiches that look like lollipops, an endible garden, and a spectacular dessert station comprising giant marshmellows, tiny meringue mushrooms, and a rainbow of candies. Oh yeah, and a two-hour bottomless flute of Champagne.
Craig David, that guy who absolutely dominated the charts back in the early 2000's with tracks like "Seven Days" and "Walking Away", is popping down to Australia later this year. Announced via his project TS5, the UK artist will be touring across Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney for a round of club shows behind the decks.
Just the other week Sydney got a big new player in the pizza scene courtesy of the very reliable Salt Meats Cheese in Alexandria. The official launch part of The Pizza Box previewed what the gourmet grocers have in store for all the pizza-lovers around Sydney, and from what we previewed, the venue is set to make a big impact this year.
Hey Sydney, this week your weeknight highlight is quite special. The increasingly popular The Gantry Bar & Restaurant in Walsh Bay at Pier One Sydney Harbour is teaming up with Black Star Pastry for the second time to throw another collaborative dinner that is obviously something no one should miss. Those familiar with either or both venues are already in a frenzy for tickets to this one.
From hanging out with SXSW pals Far Away Stables and wrapping up her shows at Canadian Music Week with Sounds Australia's Sound Gallery and Aussie BBQ, Demi Louise shares in her final part of her tour diary how much of fun time she had exploring the beauty of Canadian culture by going to a Blue-Jays Game as well as appreciating the amazingly nice people that she met who made her feel at home...
Their last single was one of the top 20 most played tracks on Triple J, and Brisbane’s The Belligerents have returned with a killer new single, “Voices”. They’ve also given us a bunch of new tour dates to follow up their announcement that they’ll be playing Big Pineapple Music Festival this year. Listen to “Voices” below.
The Jungle Giants played a sold out show at the Oxford Art Factory over the weekend - check out these photos from the night, snapped by Bruce Baker!
The Smith Street Band, along with their record label Poison City Records, are bringing I Love Life, a mini-festival stuffed with awesome local and international bands, to Sydney and Brisbane this September.
Pictured: Keg & Brew
For the second year, Time Out will be celebrating the achievements of Sydney pubs across the city at an award ceremony on Monday 15th June on the gorgeous rooftop of The Glenmore in The Rocks.
In our 50th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Brisbane's Black Limousine, and chat about their upcoming self-titled EP and performing dirty blues pop through to retro alt. country and classic blues.