the AU's own Lachlan Mitchell got to live out a personal dream and interview comedian Artie Lange when he was over in New York earlier this year. They spoke about everything from Bruce Springsteen and Mark Ronson to Manhattan to managing political correctness in today’s comedy climate. Filled with footage of Lachlan's other love affair – New York, check out our #AUxArtieLange feature now!
Last night we teamed up with Food Blog The Jugernauts to throw a special invite only industry event in Sydney, bringing together variety of people from the food industry, showing off some of the best food and drink from the city! We were proud to have Pizzaperta, Hand Picked Wines, Bridge St Garage Bar & Deli, Tequila Arette (Mex Trade Australia), Willie The Boatman, Mr Crackles, Food Craft Espresso and Australia Brewery Company. Thanks to all the amazing brands involved, as well as one of Sydney's best venues - the Darlie Laundromatic - for hosting the event. Ashley Mar captured the night:
With Sydney's warm summer weather most definitely behind us it's nice to have some neighbourhood favourites you can rely on for those colder nights. Having opened last November, Civilian Bar & Kitchen in Darlinghurst is now in full swing with their winter menu delicately crafted by Aaron Mihelic formally of Sydney icons such as Fish Face, Guillaume at Bennelong and Becasse.
Last night, The AU Sessions returned to The Hive Bar in Erskineville for our fifth instalment, featuring local artists Lincoln and Ed Wells. Both talented artists graced us with the accompaniment of a keyboard - while Ed also had a backing guitarist to round out his amazing sound. We may be a bit bias, but we think it was the best AU Sessions yet!
The level 5 food court in Westfield Sydney is a hub of well-curated shops that meet a certain fairly high standard, ensuring that the entire floor only brings in the best of quick service food. You find this time and time again with the bigger franchises such as Ippudo, Charlie & Co, and Din Tai Fung, and now the hub can add another successful, quality chain to the space - Rice Workshop.
You've never been on a ride like this before, a 24 hour long lunch designed to welcome in the 2015-2016 Financial Year, hosted by one of the most dynamic duos in Sydney. The Meeting Tree will be taking over Sydney hot spot The Lord Gladstone this Wednesday 1st July to help us all welcome what they have dubbed The Financial Year of the Long Lunch.
Winter menus are popping up all over the city now that the cold air has arrived and Sydneysiders are looking for warmth both in atmosphere and on the plate. It's hard to look any further than Matt Moran and Peter Sullivan with their two Chiswick restaurants - the original in Woollahra and the relatively new restaurant at the Art Gallery of NSW - both constant sources of inspiration for those who like working with fresh and sustainable produce.
It has now been several months since Chatswood became home to one of Sydney's most exciting restaurant openings of 2015. The much-talked about Tim Ho Wan is widely known for being the most affordable Michelin-starred restaurant in the world, so it's no surprise that this is the biggest set up in the precinct's new Asian-inspired food court above Chatswood station. The queues are quite ridiculous, and you can only really book the private room (if you're lucky) so you aren't waiting up to 2 hours. Thankfully, the private room sits 12 and a minimum spend of $300 is all that's required (split between 12 that is entirely worth it).
In Australia to perform material from their albums The Traveling Kind and Grammy award winning Old Yellow Moon for the first time, country/Americana/folk luminaries Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell put on a show rich with their utterly mesmerising sound. Considering that the pair first met and started working together back in 1974, it is easy to see how such a history could lead to their evocative and rich collaborations today – also making for a show that was at once relaxed and of the highest quality.
Hermitude seize the improvised element of a live rock show and run it through their own, and the effect is captivating. All I could think is why aren’t they performing at an overseas festival right now.*
Mikki Gomez brings us photos from the sold out Hermitude concert in Sydney on Friday night - featuring the NSW duo in action... and we get a glimpse at some of their well dressed fans...
Pictured: Cruisin’ Deuces
Presented by Lost Highway Australia, the Country and Inner Western monthly music nights at The Basement are only getting better and better. Offering the best mix of alt-country, bluegrass, Americana and folk on offer on Australian shores, this event well and truly meets the growing demand for such gloriously heartfelt, toe-tapping live music. On Wednesday 24th June, Harry Love, Lucky Luke and his Shooting Stars and Cruisin’ Deuces all took to the stage to woo their loving audiences – a growing crowd that indisputably ate up the exuberant performances.
Johnny Lobster in Crow's Nest is a charming, relatively new joint that doesn't hide it's desire to become one of the go-to casual seafood diners in the city. The look and feel of the place is slick, with sanitary splashes of red, black, and blue all over the place and a big bar that stretches towards the back of the space, where you'll find a big space for groups.
Photo by Marco Anelli
I never really knew how restless I was as a teenager until my mother took me to a one-day Vipassanā course somewhere around the Blue Mountains. I couldn't really deal with the structure, the quiet, and the purity that surrounded me back then, and evidently I haven't gotten much better at dealing with tranquility. I was reminded of this as I was juxtaposed against the structure of Marina Abramović's contemporary art project Marina Abramović: In Residence, which is open to the Sydney public from today at Pier 2/3 in Walsh Bay.
Supported by Moth, Low Lux performed at Newtown Social Club on Sunday night. Belinda Dipalo captured these photos! Check them all out here: