Fancy a garden party fuelled by the awesome taste of Hendrick’s Gin? Well that’s exactly what attendees were treated to during Hendrick’s Journey into the Botanical Unknown: a party touted to be a “night of botanical discovery and the most unusual of happenings.”
The very idea of a cocktail conjures up images of Manhattan in the 1800’s, when alcohol was quickly turned into an art and drinking became as much of an occasion as fine dining. As such, it’s always special when a bar offers a history lesson to accompany the endearing tradition of sipping on some cocktails in a fine drinking establishment. The Morrison is the perfect venue for such an event, with its classic and stylish image complementing their excellent idea for this year’s world cocktail week.
Ah, Tenacious D. The infamous rock and roll duo (although perhaps they are best described as a "rock and roll tribute act"), comprised of Kyle Gass and Jack Black were last seen on our shores supporting the Foo Fighters at the end of last 2011. Since then they have released a new record (Rize of the Fenix, to little fervour compared to their earlier works), and now they have returned to bring their spirited and hilarious performance to the Sydney Opera House and other venues around Australia on their "Old School and Acoustic" tour.
There are clear limitations to playing live as a two piece band. The set-up has seen acts like the White Stripes and Mess Hall rely on increasingly complex instrumentation. This approach had its own limitations with both acts eventually relying on additional live members to perform the increasingly complex music that they created in the studio. Other acts have placed an increased reliance on pre-recorded backing tracks to flesh out their songs.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass from Tenacious D played all their hits to a packed Sydney Opera House over the weekend. Photos by Johnny Au
On Wednesday night there was absolutely nowhere else in the city I would have chosen over one of Potts Point’s newest bars, eating sashimi cut from a 50kg tuna, prepared right in front of me. Crane Bar and Restaurant - the new kid on the block, co-owned by Michael Raft, David Fedele, and Sarah Budge - sure set a high standard with their media launch night, at which various celebrities, socialites, and members of the media were tasked with sampling the drinks, the décor, and the delicious Japanese-fusion food.
90's veterans Drill and Further played a tight set at the Petersham Bowling Club with Shark Arm in support on Friday night. Dan Turner was there to bring you these photos from the show...
Stephen K Amos is one of the long running comedians who often swings by Australia for the Melbourne International and Sydney Comedy Festival circuits. He’s been embraced by our audiences thanks to his charming and witty tales and he’s back this time with his show The Spokesman to prove that he’s not worthy of being idolised.
One of Sydney/Newcastle's most influential Post Punk groups Pel Mel recently reformed and played Goodgod Small Club supported by Bad Jeep. Photos by Pete Dovgan.
From the much-respected, award-winning playwright Van Badham, the very charming adult fairytale, The Bull, the Moon and the Coronet of Stars, is already attracting excellent reviews and leaving attendees at the Griffin Theatre Company in stitches.
Owl Eyes plays a massive show celebrating the launch of her debut record at The Standard in Sydney with Collarbones (pictured) and Mammals in support. Shasha Gong was there and brings you these photos from the night...
I've always felt like Frightened Rabbit are one of those bands who fit into one of two categories: either you've seen them live and rave about them, or they've slipped under your radar and you've never really heard of them. They're a band whose Scottish folk sensibilities seem to have connected to a growing audience over the last ten or so years, with 2013 seeing the release of their fourth LP, Pedestrian Verse; their first release with a major label.
Larry sat down with Sydney Film Festival Director, Nashen Moodley, to talk about his second year at the helm, booking the festival's first North Korean film and his personal favourites from this year's program.