On Tuesday night, as part of the City of Sydney's Chinese New Year celebrations, Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum opened its doors for its anticipated third season. As always, there was a little something for everyone: from silent disco, to guitar hero, to projections, live comedy and music from bands like Yeo and Camden.
Fresh from winning the FBi SMAC ‘Remix the City’ Award for 2011, Jurassic Lounge is back in 2012 with another summer season of after-hours events at the Australian Museum in Sydney.
Hailing from Ballarat but now Melbourne based, Tessa & The Typecast have fast become one of the most talked about groups in Australia, and are enjoying causing a stir across the music industry and amongst fans. Upon the release of their single ‘Painter’ in late 2010, they were immediately picked up by Triple J and XFM in London.
One man Brisbane artist Yeo was a happy surprise. Honestly, I had never heard of him before I was given this CD to review, but, like a snoozing cat on my lap (as I also have now), I’m glad it’s here.
The music played through 299’s PA is positively deafening on all of the venue’s three levels, while the live sound is only marginally subtler – an obstacle not even helped by my trusty earplugs – however the punishing decibels do little to detract me and fellow music lovers from appreciating tonight’s local talent trifecta.