This blogpost is broken into two parts: music & fashion. Enjoy!
Last night I headed out to Cookie/The Toff for a drink or two and a gig. I have never been to a local gig before and let me tell you this won't be the last! I met two lovely gentlemen at Cookies while I waited for the doors to open (I'm always far too early to things...) where we exclaimed at the size of the daiquiri. I should've taken a photo - if I go back I definitely will. For a mere $19.50 I got a beer-bong size of strawberry goodness!
After I downed that rather large beverage I headed upstairs to the Toff in Town where I awaited the performance of three Melbourne acts: Albert Salt, Snowy Belfast and Tessa & The Typecast. They performed in that order - Tessa & The Typecast (T&T) being the main act. I was amazed by the local talent! All three mixed string instruments such as the violin (Albert Salt), double bass (Snowy Belfast) and the cello (both Snowy Belfast and T&T). I LOVE string instruments, especially in genres where you don't expect them - it gives the piece the perfect balance. I won't get into that too much...I can feel the musician in me trying to tell you all about the tone and texture of the pieces.
I hurried home after the gig to download T&T's EP Lemons and Albert Salt's album Dearest Stranger. Snowy Belfast were amazing, but not really my type of music. However it was great seeing them play live and definitely worth watching. The lead singer (who is female, yay!) plays and sing with amazing amounts of energy, which is fantastic to see! Note, all three are unsigned and can be heard on Triple J (I wish I had a radio down here...I'm missing the hottest 100!)
'Painter' by Tessa & the Typecast from Leo Baker on Vimeo
Top: my friend's (Retro Star)
Shorts: Billabong (Sydney Domestic Airport)
Necklace: my friend's
Bracelet: Vintage (Retro Star)