This week, there’s plenty of news in the world of fashion: David Jones is your new one-stop designer shoe shop; exciting announcements from the Met and Alexander Wang; a peek into the Moschino x H&M collaboration and a wrap-up of local sales.
Writer and director Luivi Monsted’s newest production In Waiting is a cheap knock off of the Jean-Paul Sartre’s absurdist classic No Exit with a lot of the same problems as the teen Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The play is uninteresting and disengaging to watch and is very problematic for multiple reasons. For those struggling with mental health issues, I would strongly suggest that you avoid this play.
This week we check out the most engaging works from the Liveworks program. Here’s our selection of some of the most exciting, different and avant garde new live exhibitions. All are taking place at Carriageworks and run on various dates between October 18 and 28. For a taste of where performance art is heading and with a focus on Australia and the Asia Pacific, this is the cutting edge of contemporary art happening now.
An ambitious new immersive show from director Danielle Harvey is an exciting addition to the Sydney scene. A Midnight Visit may be something that Sydney audiences have never seen before, but it is undoubtedly something that every theatre goer should add to their calendar.
A band that has shot to stardom in the last few years is SAFIA. As festival staples and guaranteed performers, this three piece know how to get the crowd dancing. With a string of hits, nominations and awards for their debut album Internal, and their last single racking up a million streams online, SAFIA is no stranger to success and know how to make a good tune.
Melbourne’s Obsidian Festival prides itself on exposing unknown artists and experimental electronic genres. One such genre is trip hop, which is best described as a fusion of electronica and hip hop that is taken to such an extreme that neither genre’s conventions are recognised.
Hailing from Sydney’s inner west, Triple One have exploded since the release of their 2018 EP The Naughty Corner, most recently playing at the Listen Out festival on the Triple J Unearthed stage. Now in October, they’ve released ‘Showoff’, which combines their heavy beats and melodic hooks with an outstanding music video.
Take a step back in time with our video from behind the scenes at Yours and Owls festival. Sitting down with none other than our festival faves Cub Sport, Didirri, Middle Kids and Touch Sensitive. Sharing some choice pre-show warm ups, footwear opinions, drunken debauchery, injuries and haircuts, we got the feel for the loveable darlings that these artists are.
Opening last Friday, October 12, the long awaiting re-incarnation of Merivale’s Tennyson Hotel space has arrived. Kingdom of Rice, a collaboration between Mitch Orr, Cam Fairbairn, Lillia McCabe and Sophia Thach of ACME will be serving Cambodian-style street food for a six-month take-over of the Mascot boozer.
With the race that stops the nation fast approaching there are many decisions to be made: What to wear? Who to celebrate with? But most importantly, where to go? Backyard Opera is here to help with the latter, and we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are our top five picks for Melbourne Cup Day venues, with the low down on drinks, dress and menus.
October 11 marks the second night of The Blend at Ms G’s in Potts Point. Two nights of spectacular food, created by head chef Dan Hong and a chosen special chef. The first edition pairs Hong with street food specialist Kris Yenbamroong, from Los Angeles’ Night+Market.
Whoever said Halloween was for children clearly has not celebrated Halloween the right way – and by that I mean – with eerie tunes, paranormal match-making and freakishly funky silent discos.
Sunstudios will this week announce the winner of its tenth annual Emerging Photographer award. With an aim to proper the best of Australia’s younger photographers, the award is a launching board for future photographic success.
While the memories might have faded, the image remains. To start off our roll of the Week series we take a look back on the weekend that Backyard Opera was transported to North Byron Parklands for the eighteenth instalment of Splendour in The Grass.
You know that thing that happens when you rub your eyes too much? Bright colours and a sparkly sense of vision? Well, for me, that’s Flight Facilities, a band that plays the aural accompaniment to a kaleidoscopic animation – a harmony between vision and sound that is out of this world and indescribable.