Day: 11 March 2015

the AU interview: Leo Sayer (UK) on touring, DJs, and the importance of powerful songwriting

March 11, 2015

Leo Sayer has a career that has spanned over four decades. He’s written for artists such as Roger Daltrey, Dolly Parton and Tina Turner, and had numerous classic hits such as the Grammy Award winning “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”, “When I Need You” and “More Than I Can Say”. With the new tour […]

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Photo Gallery: First Aid Kit – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (11.03.15)

March 11, 2015

First Aid Kit returned to Sydney tonight, playing the Enmore Theatre in what was their biggest ever headline show in our city. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos:

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the AU interview: Katie Noonan (Sunshine Coast) talks touring, crowd funding and favourite studios

March 11, 2015

On Thursday morning Vanessa Ronan-Pearce had the pleasure of meeting the lovely, humble and talented Katie Noonan on the eve of her upcoming tour. They caught up in Sydney near the Channel 7 studios early in the morning before Katie went in to do some filming. With a successful and prolific career that has, so […]

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The best ways to get to Texas from Australia (and back again)

March 11, 2015

With SXSW just around the corner – which takes place in Austin, Texas – we’re often asked the best ways to take the journey to Texas from Australia. Some are from people in a rush, others are from people who want to take the time to get there. Here are a few of the best […]

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the AU interview: Luke Escombe (Sydney) talks vintage records, diverse tastes and kids' shows!

March 11, 2015

Luke Escombe‘s latest album Creeper Vine is a vintage-sounding homage to artists like Chuck Berry, Freddie King, and Elvis Presley while traversing the themes of modern-day life. This splice of eras is fresh and unique, emphasizing the singer-songwriter’s innate sense of fun. Touring Australia during March and April, Escombe is ready to rock n roll. […]

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the AU interview: Lindsey Stirling (Arizona) talks tours, new album and life on the road

March 11, 2015

the AU review chats to American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer Lindsey Stirling about coming back to Australia to promote her album Shatter Me, “I’ve been touring non stop since releasing it” she says. Lindsey also offers her thoughts on the life of a musician “There’s so many other things that go along with […]

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Box Office Report: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gets #1 for the second time

March 11, 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has done it for the second week in a row (it obviously has something to do with the name) and has scored the top spot, grossing $3,867,615. Following ridiculously closely behind is Australia’s own Margot Robbie and Hollywood superstar Will Smith, who have stolen the hearts of local audiences […]

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Win a double pass to see Little Shop of Horrors in Sydney!

March 11, 2015

Some of cinemas most celebrated films are set to return to the big screen at Event Cinemas George St, with the launch of the In The House Program! Hosted by Channel 7’s Jason ‘Jabba’ Davis, and Quinny from Supanova Pop Culture Expo, the festival will feature a line up that includes The Princess Bride, Blade […]

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Win a double pass to see Disney’s Cinderella at the State Theatre in Sydney!

March 11, 2015

Disney’s Cinderella is a story for the ages, and Sydney audiences have the opportunity to see this masterpiece at one of Australia’s most enchanting and historical theatres, the State Theatre. Featuring Australia’s very own Cate Blanchett in the role of the Stepmother and the beautiful Lily James as Disney’s most iconic princess Cinderella, Walt Disney […]

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Film Review: Manny Lewis (Australia, 2015)

March 11, 2015

It’s lonely at the top and much-loved Australian comedian, Carl Barron is all too aware of this. In his feature film debut he takes a leaf out of his book of life spent on the road for the past two decades. The film is brave and has an interesting enough premise, but it is let […]

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Film Review: Chappie (MA15) (USA, 2015)

March 11, 2015

In the not too distant future robots will soon become part of the police force helping to stave off rising crime rates. But what happens when the machines we program and command can think and feel for themselves? How do we reconcile the human concepts of consciousness and a soul if a robot can feel […]

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12 Films Not to Miss at SXSW Film Festival 2015: Part Two

March 11, 2015

It’s just two days until the SXSW Film Festival kicks off in Austin, Texas – and it’s hard to know where to begin with the absolutely incredible lineup that – as usual – fills its program. Last year, both Boyhood and The Grand Budapest Hotel had premiere screenings at the festival and went on to win a myriad […]

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The Iris’ ten best films set in Texas of all time…

March 11, 2015

Texas has produced more in its time beyond great BBQ, great football and cowboy lore. We take a look at some of the best pieces of film to be set in the Lone Star State in honour of the breakout hit of 2014 that is Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (filmed in Austin, pictured above); from vampires to NASA, from […]

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Recipe: InterContinental Hotel Group’s Mai Tai, Mojito, and Whisky Sour

March 11, 2015

The IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has partnered with renowned wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard to launch their new BAR150 programme, aimed at celebrating 150 years of mixology. The focus of the new programme and partnership will be to revamp cocktail menus across IHG’s many hotel bars, adding new signature cocktails. To help celebrate this […]

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