Nightlife - March 2012
28 Feb 2012
Did you say, Bon Iver?
You probably won’t hear or see them on the commercial channels here in Oz but wow, has Bon Iver made an impression on the world.
With four Grammy nominations in the US from their last album, For Emma, Forever Ago, the nine-piece band hit number four in Australia with its latest album and has just sold out three nights each at the Tivoli Theatre in Queensland and a smallish venue called the Sydney Opera House.
The creation of Bon Iver, the self-titled new album was a three-year process led by front man Justin Vernon. Recorded at a remodeled veterinarian’s clinic in Falls Creek, Wisconsin, with too many magical musicians on the album to name, it was given 9.5 out of 10 by Pitchfork. Not bad.
Good news is, you can catch Justin and the gang that is Bon Iver at “The Bowl” here in Melbourne and the outdoor venue should match their signature sound.
WHAT: Bon Iver Live in Concert
WHERE: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
WHEN: Thursday, March 8
What three things does Melbourne do super splendidly? Food, wine and yes, festivals.
It’s totally like the festival capital don’t ya know! For 20 days in March the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday.
With almost 300 events happening across Melbourne there will be plenty to get involved with. The Hub in Queensbridge Square will feature lunchtime live-cooking demonstrations on the main stage with some of
Melbourne’s top chefs giving you the low-down on how to chef-up the ultimate Barbie. Yummo!
One new exciting addition to the festival for 2012 is the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Greenhouse by Joost. A living, breathing greenhouse will rise up from the banks of the Yarra. Welcome to the future – it tastes delightful, two, four, six, eight, bog in don’t wait!
WHAT: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
WHERE: Queensbridge Square, Southbank
WHEN: Friday, March 2 to Wednesday, March 21
Can you reverse swing
Not only do they ensure that our oceans and coastlines are in safe hands but The Mission To Seafarers at 717 Flinders St in Docklands provides some pretty awesome entertainment. Starting on March 8, then every Thursday thereafter in March, the Seafarers will be hosting Reverse Swing. Reverse Swing is a band with national and international experience and includes artists such as Heather Stuart, John Scurry, Eugene Ball, Mike
McQuaid and Leigh Barker. Monthly residents at one of Melbourne’s premier music establishments The Paris Cat, the band will feature fresh rhythms and juicy new melodies on the night, along with its already-loved playlist.
Beautiful vocals, fiddle playing and influences such as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole … What a great way to spend a Thursday night here in Docklandia!
WHAT: Reverse Swing
WHERE: Mission To Seafarers, Docklands
WHEN: Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29
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