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Sydney: The Pretty Prince Of Parties

Well, it’s official. In the city where any gathering of 3 or more people, or anything at all happening at Darling Harbour seems to qualify as a festival, Sydney has been proclaimed the world’s best event city. Note, it is NOT the world’s best festival city, that honour belongs to Rotterdam. Who knows exactly what the distinction is…

Sure, we seem to have a festival every day of the week (twice on Sundays) which cheapens the festival-moniker, but one to genuinely get excited about is Sydney’s inaugural fringe festival. Sydney might finally have the critical mass of alternative performers, venues and fans to make this viable. Get out and support it! I was lucky enough to catch the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it run of Monica Goes To Rehab at Notes and had a ball. They’re even organising a Sydney Fringe bike tour!

Sydney Fringe Festival runs until September 26, at various venues at very reasonable prices.


Lazy Susan @ Notes Newtown

What a blast from the past! A lot of my youth was misspent at the bars in and around Sydney University, and one of my fondest memories was seeing Lazy Susan play at Manning. Whaddyamean “who?” Lazy Susan – of course you remember them! The Sydney band with beautifully crafted and wistfully melancholic pop songs about life, love and disgraced chess champions! Not to mention the genius of the lyrical paradox inherent in singing “No one ever says Reykjavik in a song…”

Anyway, it turns out they’re launching their fourth album Places That Made Us at Notes in Newtown tonight, one of several ‘cabaret style’ venues offering live performance and table-dining that have sprung up while I was away. Should be fun – a stroll down memory lane while checking out the new venue.

Lazy Susan launch their new CD @ Notes Newtown on Friday 30th July (tix from $15ish)

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