1/4 Webster Hall@websterhall. You can’t talk music venues without mentioning Webster Hall. Operating as a concert venue and nightclub since 1886, Webster Hall has played host to many of rock and roll’s biggest players – Prince, Eric Clapton, Tina Turner and B.B. King among them. The venue has also housed countless glittering private events for megastars including Madonna and Mick Jagger. If only these walls could talk.
The heady days of Max’s Kansas City and CBGB may well be a thing of the past, but the legacy of New York’s downtown music scene lives on by way of the many venues in tune with the city’s eternal appetite for the live version.
Prior to his stint pioneering the Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol was a highly sought-after commercial illustrator in New York. Explore Adman: Warhol before pop at the Art Gallery of NSW for a snapshot of this icon in his formative years in the public eye.
Visual artist, tattoo artist and friend of RUSSH, Ukraine-born Miso – aka Stanislava Pinchuk – creates works that are deeply personal and painstakingly detailed. Her latest and largest work to date, Sarcophagus, takes viewers to the Chernobyl Nuclear Exclusion Zone.
Model and artist Rachel Rutt is one half of Sydney-based electronic act Heart People, formed with Canyons DJ Ryan Grieve in pursuit of multi-sensory self expression. And with a sound like no other, Rutt is just one of the pioneering women of the city’s electronic scene set to play at Freda’s tonight as part of female-focused festival For Film’s Sake.