The Golden Girls ran on television screens from 1985 – 1992, and was one of the top ten highest rating programs for six out of it’s seven seasons. While being a prime time sitcom, the show was also known for breaking new ground, not only for it’s older, all female ensemble, but also for it’s discussion of then taboo topics including gay rights, pre milf-era female sexuality, and gender politics. This live tribute sees the 4 main characters presented as puppets, with a near-perfect representation of the TV house on stage. The late 80s cane furniture, rustic wood-grain kitchen and frilled lampshades set the mood perfectly alongside the pastel outfits of some elegantly designed puppets.
Burger season has been here for a while now. Hunting for incredible creations of bread, a patty and sauce are occupying your social media feeds and conversations at a high rate. This past August, Sydney’s most notorious burger chef, Josh Arthurs, was hosted in a month long residency at Café Lounge by Hashtag Burgers. Check out all four of Josh’s creations here…
It was a wet and windy evening when we made our way down to Darling Harbour for our foodie tour of King Street Wharf. From what I had gathered beforehand, it was going to be a bit of a bloggers bar crawl but instead of a drink at each place, we’d be sampling the diverse culinary treats the wharf has to offer. Needless to say, I had had a light lunch and was seriously looking forward to what the Wharf had in store for us.
There has been an enthusiastic push of late 90's/early 00's R&B and hip hop nostalgia in Australia as of late. Just recently Ja Rule and Ashanti, two performers who haven't really made any noise for almost a decade now, managed to surprisingly sell out the Enmore Theatre as well as many other venues on their nation-wide tour. Now comes 112, another big part of that period that hasn't been heard from for awhile, and another act selling out shows across the country.
Usually Oxford Street at 4 o’clock in the arvo boasts nothing more than a few old guys having a VB at the local pub, and maybe a couple of loud and obnoxious girls with penis paraphernalia going out for a hens night. You can imagine how shocked they’d have been this past Saturday when Oxford Square was flooded with hundreds of music enthusiasts, transforming the street into the new music festival to keep an eye on, VOLUMES.
Volumes festival showcased a whole lot of talent by taking over Oxford Art Factory, Brighton Up Bar and The Cliff Dive from the mid afternoon through until late Saturday night. Click through for our full review...
Casual diner Bloody Mary's has already established itself as one of the essential hangs on Darlinghurst's busy Victoria Street, especially on Sundays when everyone is low and hungover; you can probably guess why. The Bloody Mary cocktail - obviously their specialty - is often seen as the number one hangover cure in the world, and spending half a Sunday Session recovering here has certainly become popular for the locals. It makes sense; Bloody Mary's has a very attractive, very inviting fit-out that's spacious while still designed to accommodate the high demand. The courtyard out back has an energetic set up and is full of bright, natural light - perfect for the ol' instagram, and for injecting life back into the lifeless. This is where my guest and I post up for a mid-afternoon feast, taking two spots at an oval shaped, communal table with fresh greenery in the middle.
It’s always nice to see that, regardless of time, there are some Australian artists who continue to perform and remain mesmerising to watch each time you see them. Whether you saw Darren Middleton onstage with his former band Powderfinger. Or during the short-lived days of his earlier side-project band Drag. Or more recently flying solo under his own name. Each time he has been able to bring a little charm and charisma to the stage. Tonight was no exception.
Gwendolyn Lee captured Hellyeah, Bellusira and Carbon Black at the Metro Theatre in Sydney and brings us all the action in this photo gallery:
Louis C.K. has called him a “compelling and hilarious comedian-poet; truly one of the greatest of all time”. Judd Apatow has said about his podcasts, “as a comedy nerd, this show is my nirvana” and now, he's heading our way!