If you’re a discerning lover of all things dance then you’ve most certainly seen the envy-inducing streams of partygoers in sweaty, underground clubs, huddled around big DJ set-ups and listening to a who’s who of producers lay out their absolute A-game, right? If you haven’t, then you probably should go to HERE right now and spend the entire week browsing the phenomenon that is Boiler Room TV.
Kirribilli’s premiere small bar The Botanist celebrated their first full year earlier this week. Known for the fresh, homely atmosphere, the bar hosted a party worthy of their success, reiterating their focus on outstanding food and drink in the process.
Surry Hills institution The Soda Factory has jumped straight from a small bar menu to an overwhelmingly large and varied selection of American-inspired fare, completing their image as a New York-style speakeasy and offering customers much more than expected.
Sometimes good songs and killer dance moves just don’t cut it. Unluckily for World’s End Press tonight was one of those occasions. The hotly tipped Melbourne quartet have developed a reputation for putting on packed out sweat drenched parties in small venues across the country. The apathetic crowd that slowly trickled in were clearly oblivious to what was happening on stage; coupled with the cavernous surrounds of the Hordern Pavilion, the band did little to enhance their reputation and robbed their electronic-funk of its impact.
Tucked away in the back-streets of Alexandria is Sydney’s most exciting Italian food retailer; aptly named Salt Meats Cheese. It’s right next to the popular The Grounds of Alexandria and completes the picture of the inner-west suburb as a veritable oasis for foodies, chefs, and anyone else looking for something far above average.
An amazing double bill of Nine Inch Nails (pictured above) and Queens Of The Stone Age played to a sold out Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney last night. Photos by Johnny Au.
Forever robust and eternally powerful, Public Enemy have been living and breathing hip-hop since the early 80’s. The contributions – both sonically and culturally - they have made to the entire scene cannot be overstated; simply put, they are an indelible and large part of the foundation of hip-hop.
The co-headline gig is something we rarely see in Australia from international artists. But in America, it's fairly common place, with tours like NINJA (Nine Inch Nails and Janes Addiction) becoming something of legend. Finally, Australia gets its turn, with NIN - returning for the first time since Soundwave in 2009 - joined by Queens of the Stone Age in shows around the country, and a toss of a coin approach deciding who closes each night. In fact, it wasn't until Nine Inch Nails took the stage first that we knew who would kick things off. But before that could take place, the night's opening act, Brody Dalle got the night started.
Daniel Bolt attended Canon Master photographer Krystle Wright's exhibition titled, 'To The Ends of The Earth' - a collection of stunning photographs taken in every corner of the globe. Krystle Wright is one of 12 Australian Canon "Masters".
Public Enemy brought the noise to the Metro Theatre tonight with a fantastic live show and Dan Turner was there to bring us these photos:
“It feels like I get to be on your $10 bill for a day”. This is how Neko Case put in to words what an honour it was for her to perform at a venue as iconic as the Sydney Opera House. Unfortunately, the venue hindered the concert, its cavernous structure creating an echoey sound mix, the only negative in an otherwise wonderful set.
French rock act Phoenix played their Future Music Festival sideshow last night at Hordern Pavilion. Supported by World's End Press. Photos by Johnny Au.
It's not too often you get to say "well now that's something I never thought I'd see". I guess the last time was when Neutral Milk Hotel came to town, fulfilling many dreams of my high school years. And tonight was something of a similar feeling. Having never performed shows outside of North America before, comedian Dave Chappelle was like an illusive unicorn and/or wilderbeast (let's make this sound more masculine) who Australians never thought they'd get to catch. But against all odds (and with the help of some hefty dollar signs), that moment has come, and the response from crowds has been nothing short of overwhelming.
It’s always the most talked about party of the year; no exceptions. The official Mardi Gras after party – going by the simple name ‘The Party’ - is a free-spirited celebration that completes the picture of pride and diversity, which the Mardi Gras Parade paints onto Sydney each year.
The Wonder Stuff performed their classic album Never Loved Elvis plus their hits at the Factory Theatre! Supported by Australian 80s indie pop legends Ups and Downs. Photography by Pete Dovgan.