Category: music

Laneway Festival Sydney 2017

Laneway Festival Sydney 2017

Typically spontaneous and a little tired of frequenting local clubs, I decided I was set on attending the next festival in Sydney. Conveniently, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival popped up as the nearest option, a mere 15-minute walk from my house. It…

My Leonard Cohen at the Sydney Opera House

  Stewart D’Arrietta is a busy man. While touring Australia with John Waters in the John Lennon Tribute ‘Lennon: Through a Glass Onion’, he is also taking time to pay tribute to another musical legend, Leonard Cohen. My Leonard Cohen…

Nigel Kennedy Sydney Opera House Vivaldi

Nigel Kennedy performs Vivaldi at the Sydney Opera House

While this wasn’t my first classical performance at a major venue, it was my first at the Sydney Opera House, which is, let’s be honest, a pretty big deal to anyone interested in the arts. The performance: Vivaldi: The New Four…

Electric Gardens Sydney 2017

Electric Gardens festival blows Centennial Park to pieces

Electric Gardens nicked the best weather in Australia for their summer event this year. The sun was splitting the grass and diffused a buzzing haze across the fields of Centennial Park, as the youth and backpackers of Sydney trooped along…

Twilight at Taronga: Killing Heidi concert

The Twilight at Taronga summer concert series returns for another year after a series of successful runs. This year’s lineup has a distinct Australian feel to it, including the reunion of number of popular bands from the 1990s and early…

Summer Sessions in TWOOBS on The Island

Arrive at Double Bay and prepared to be whisked away on the ferry to The Island — a floating bar in the harbour boasting a terrific view of the CBD, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. This was the venue…

Spiegel’esque at the Spiegel Zelt

A show for all ages? Definitely not! Unashamedly bold and daring, Spiegel’esque pulls off an onslaught of raunchy risks with its endless unexpected plot twists and comedic surprises – all perfectly suitable for a mature audience (actually, I’m pretty sure…

Porgy & Bess – SSO Brings ‘Summertime’ to Sydney

Over four nights, transitioning from November to December, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra brought ‘Summertime’ to Sydney with a presentation of George Gershwin’s great American folk opera Porgy and Bess in the Concert Hall of the Opera House. What a grand…