Emerging out of the scummier back streets of Newtown, Young Henry’s are partnering up with the MCA for a one-off sun-drenched afternoon on the most prime rooftop in Sydney. On Wednesday, December 5 from 6.30pm, the MCA’s sculpture terrace will be occupied by local acts Not A Boys Name and Fiction Writer as well as a unique and refreshing combination of Young Henry’s lager and a margarita, now known as the Lagerita.
As you observe the ferries lazily making their way into Circular Quay, Young Henry’s are putting together a summer beverage like no other. That natural brewed lager that is a staple of pubs and bars across Sydney is mixing things up with tequila and Cointreau plus a delicious squeeze of lime. For that Inner West meets Central America twist, the beverage will perfectly renew you after a sweltering summer’s day, whether you are looking out over Sydney harbour or the Caribbean. To see things through, the MCA will also be providing snacks courtesy of the MCA Café’s seasonal menu.
Making sure that things don’t get too relaxed will be Not A Boys Name, the latest project from Sydney songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dave Jenkins Jnr. Having released single Hazard Perception test earlier this year, the thick guitar lines and languid vocals are the ideal accompaniment to a long summer evening, but one that’s going somewhere afterwards. Playing to Australian music industry festival and critic paradise BigSound in September, Not A Boys Name is one to watch.
Swapping out with Not A Boys Name will be new three-piece Fiction Writer. Lead by Gideon Benson, previously of The Preatures, the band sit somewhere between alternative rock and dance pop. After No Rumour was released in 2017, which was accompanied by a video clip of ballet under strobe lights, Fiction Writer have sought to continue their genre-crossing trajectory.
Proving that Young Henry’s will continue its ‘best served loud’ motto, even when housed in a venerable art institution such as the MCA, Sounds on the Terrace provides the leading kick for the Sydney summer ahead. Entry is free to this unique event so there’s no excuse not to live a little extra on your Wednesday afternoon.