New Venues - 13 January 2022

Let’s Chill Music & Restaurant – Thailand

To provide a lively and memorable dining and concert experience at Let’s Chill Music & Restaurant, Mahajak Development Co. Ltd. selected and installed HARMAN audio solutions.    Opened in August 2020, Let’s Chill Music & Restaurant is a stylish restaurant that offers fine dining and top-notch live entertainment in one place. In addition to serving

Uncategorized - 1 July 2014

THE ATH’S BIG AUDIO REVEAL

Athanaeum Theatre www.athenaeumtheatre.com.au The Athanaeum really is the ‘little theatre that could’. With an 800 capacity spread across three levels, it’s got that superb ‘close to the action’ atmosphere. Around four years ago it scored a post-GFC government stimulus grant to replace its seating and staging (hoists and pulleys), but that doesn’t detract from the

Live Music - 8 April 2014

STARRY NIGHTS

Using technology to transform a ‘bad’ acoustic into a beautiful and endlessly-variable one. ASB Theatre Aotea Centre, Auckland www.the-edge.co.nz Three years in development, the recently completed overhaul of Auckland’s ASB Theatre, part of the Aotea Centre, has been a long time coming. Opened in 1990, the theatre’s original acoustic is uncompromisingly described as “bad” by

Local - 8 April 2014

SETTING SAILS

Top Ibiza club and music brand finds a home in Darling Harbour. Café del Mar The Rooftop Terrace of Cockle Bay, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney (02) 9267 6700 or www.cafedelmar.com.au Story: Jen Temm The view from the wrap-around balcony at Café del Mar may not be the glistening Mediterranean — but just wait. Proprietors Alex Daniel

Live Music - 14 January 2014

HIGH LIFE

The Emerson: 143-145 Commercial Road, South Yarra VI (03) 9825 0900 or theemerson.com.au Ralph Waldo Emerson was a 19th-century bon vivante. No doubt he’s raising a celestial glass in approval. Story: Christopher Holder Photos: William Watt For most of his working life, Mark Hinkley has been a city oil trader. Work hard, play harder, take

Live Music - 24 October 2013

GREAT SOUNDS AT DOLTONE HOUSE, HYDE PARK

Doltone House Hyde Park Level 3, 181 Elizabeth St Sydney (02) 8571 0611 or www.doltonehouse.com.au/doltone-house/choose-your-venue/hyde-park Doltone House Hyde Park is a new meeting and events venue with high ceilings, lots of natural light and uninterrupted views of Sydney’s Hyde Park. The Hyde Park Ballroom is the main room which can be divided, via operable walls,

Local - 20 June 2013

COMMON SENSE AUDIO

The Common Room: www.crownmelbourne.com.au/the-common-room The West End at Crown Level 1, Clarendon St, Southbank VIC   When Crown Casino knocks a wall through, its with real intent, and a decent budget. So it was when Melbourne’s gaming cathedral refurbished its West End, throwing $50m at the project, much of which we’ve covered in venue. From

Local - 14 February 2013

NEW STAR OF THE SHOW

The Star Event Centre The Star, Pyrmont NSW www.star.com.au/star-event-centre The Star’s new Event Centre is a little like the glacé cherry atop the extensive $870m casino redevelopment — albeit a heavyweight, $100m state-of-the-art cherry. The Event Centre, with sweeping views across Sydney Harbour and the city, is designed to host domestic and international meetings, seminars,

Local - 14 February 2013

TWIN TOWNS: MAKE MINE A DOUBLE

Twin Towns Services Club: Wharf St  Tweed Heads NSW (07) 5536 2277 or www.twintowns.com.au Since its inception in 1950, Twin Towns Services Club has developed into a multi million-dollar business and the largest Services Club in Australia. The Management/Board of the club have begun a huge three-year/three-stage transformation. JVG Sound Lighting and Visual worked alongside Control

Local - 25 May 2012

SOMETHING SACRED

Bar100: 100 George St, The Rocks, Sydney (02) 8070 9311 or www.bar100.com.au A church, an Institute for Seamen, an art studio… a multi-level entertainment palace. Bar100 has fun with 100 George St. A drag queen hosting a trivia night. In a church. It’s the stuff that Catholic guilt is made of, and precisely what happens on