Day: 14 October 2015

Win a DVD copy of I Spit on Your Grave 3

October 14, 2015

In 1978, Meir Zarchi’s film I Spit On Your Grave shocked the world. It was condemned by some as ‘depraved’ and praised by others as the ‘ultimate feminist movie’. In 2010, a remake of the cult classic took revenge to a new level, before a sequel delivered twice the terror. Now, the controversial movie series […]

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Music Video of the Day: 1200 Techniques ft. Ghostface Killah “Flow is Trouble” (2015)

October 14, 2015

When 1200 Techniques announced they were dropping a brand new batch of material in the Time Has Come EP, fans understandably got swept up in the hype and excitement. In DJ Peril, N’fa and Kemstar is group labelled as Australian hip hop royalty and when it comes to 1200 Techniques, the title isn’t an exaggeration. The crew recently linked up with Wu-tang […]

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John Mellencamp touring with Jewel and Carlene Carter in February

October 14, 2015

John Mellencamp will be embarking on an Australian tour next February, hitting up some of the country’s best wineries and arenas for some shows fans out this way have no doubt been waiting for for quite some time. The famed American musician brings with him his extensive catalogue of songs, as well as some special […]

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Jackson Browne set for Bluesfest sideshows in Sydney, Melbourne & Auckland

October 14, 2015

2016 Bluesfest artist Jackson Browne has announced three headline shows to accompany his much anticipated festival appearance in Byron Bay, taking him to venues in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland next March and April. The trip out to this area of the world is Browne’s first since 2009 and set to join him on the tour will […]

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Boy & Bear to busk at Sydney’s Night Noodle Markets tonight

October 14, 2015

Though their big national album tour is still months away, Sydneysiders are going to get the chance to hear Boy & Bear perform some of their new material from their latest album, Limit of Love, tonight as they plan to hit up Hyde Park for a little busking session at Good Food Month’s Night Noodle […]

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Missy Higgins, Kim Churchill and more announced for 2016’s Peninsula Picnic!

October 14, 2015

The Peninsula Picnic returns to the idyllic Mornington Peninsula next year, bringing with it a swag of talented artists set to perform over the weekend! This year’s line up boasts the likes of Missy Higgins, Kim Churchill, Darren Middleton, Timberwolf and Ruby Whiting on its first announcement, not to mention the return of a stellar menu of locally sourced food […]

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Troye Sivan announces debut headline Australian shows for November!

October 14, 2015

Probably one of the breakout internet sensations of the last year, Perth’s Troye Sivan has become an international chart topping musician with a fan base enviable of many emerging pop artists at the minute. With his debut album Blue Neighbourhood to be released in December, this young talent will be performing his first ever headline Australian shows next month. Not a […]

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Raury (Atlanta) talks personal and artistic growth, debut album, and Tom Morello

October 14, 2015

It’s not easy to overlook Raury. He certainly wouldn’t overlook you. The 19 year old musician seems to place an actual, genuine connection with his fans as one of his highest priorities, right alongside helping steer the young and impressionable – along with himself – away from the piles of negativity thrown at them everyday. […]

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Album Review: Boy & Bear – Limit of Love (2015 LP)

October 14, 2015

Boy & Bear are river-boat slow, that kind of deceptively smooth-flowing pace that looks calm and languid on the surface but is moving quite fast underneath. The Sydney folk-rock quintet’s third album Limit Of Love cruises along easily, keeping a lively enough pace that it doesn’t sink into the doldrums. It is, in short, a […]

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Full line up revealed for Golden Plains 2016

October 14, 2015

Following the already huge announcement that Melbourne band Eddy Current Suppression Ring will be reuniting especially for one of Australia’s most popular and important festivals, Golden Plains, the organisers have decided to release the full line-up via their Twitter account this evening. It’s a pretty big one to celebrate the 10th year this adored festival […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sticky Fingers “Ghost Town” (2015)

October 14, 2015

Taking aim at Sydney’s lock out laws that have continued to act as a stranglehold over the city’s nightlife, Sticky Fingers have today released their cover of The Specials‘ 1981 original tune “Ghost Town”, with a great film clip to boot.  The boys cruise around Sydney in the music video, looking their slick best, drawing on The […]

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Album Review: State Champs – Around The World and Back (2015 LP)

October 14, 2015

If there’s one thing that has remained consistent with State Champs it’s their drive for making pop punk sound fresh and charming. With their sophomore release, Around The World and Back, the five-piece have proven once again that pop punk is alive and evolving for generations to come. After several listens of this record, the […]

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Single of the Day: Wicked Man – “Soil Leaking Water” (2015)

October 14, 2015

If you’re a fan of Alt-J you’ll probably enjoy “Soil Leaking Water”, the latest from Oakland-based folktronic group Wicked Man. With shades of Ragnar from Of Monsters and Men in the vocals of frontman Yonatan Tietz, this is a track that you can chill out to with the breeze blowing through the window, drink in […]

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Festival Review: The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival – Bundaberg Distillery (10.10.15)

October 14, 2015

For the release of their latest, hugely anticipated release of the Master Distillers Collection Black Barrel – Distilled 2005, Bundaberg Rum threw a day-long celebration of all things rum, music and community. The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival featured performances from the Antipodean Rock Collective (which comprises members of Spiderbait, Jet, Powderfinger and You Am I), […]

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Album News Weekly: 14th October 2015

October 14, 2015

In This Issue: Some great releases out this week with a slew of tasty EPs from the likes of Nicholas Allbrook, Unalaska and Lewis and Leigh as well as a bunch of new records and debuts! Deerhunter Fading Frontier is the seventh studio album by Deerhunter. Written in their hometown of Atlanta, the album is […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Amy Shark “Golden Fleece” (2015)

October 14, 2015

“This song was written for all the twisted little boys and girls who are addicted to chasing a love that’s out of reach, and somehow gaining satisfaction from wanting what they cannot have”, Queensland singer-songwriter Amy Shark explains about her latest single “Golden Fleece”. The song, powerful and penetrating in itself, is given visuals both […]

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Soulfest 2015 has been cancelled

October 14, 2015

In it’s second year, Soulfest was set to bring the likes of Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and Black Star out to Australia. Unfortunately, weeks out from the event, those plans have been cancelled with organisers citing poor ticket sales as the reason. “…the financial loss that would be incurred by the event […]

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Stephen Colbert’s musical guest last night was a 54-piece orchestra playing a Legend of Zelda medley

October 14, 2015

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert appears to be very keen on spotlighting events in video game culture as much as film, tv and music. Last night’s episode featured The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, a 54-piece orchestra, as the show’s musical guest and you can check out their amazing medley after the […]

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The PAX AUS 2015 Schedule is now live!

October 14, 2015

If you’re heading to PAX Australia 2015 in just a few weeks, you can start planning your weekend now. This year’s official schedule is now live! Lots of great stuff on this year right from the moment the doors open. Storytime with Warren Spector is going to something really special so get there early on […]

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The Australian film industry has had the best year ever at the box office

October 14, 2015

Amidst all of the superheroes and turbocharged cars destroying box office records in America, a milestone has been reached down here in Australia with our homegrown films. Aussie films have had the most successful year to date at the box office as of October 4th. Indeed, one can attribute much of this to the highly lucrative […]

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Win a double pass to the Dumb Criminals premiere and DVD prize packs!

October 14, 2015

This October, Australian cult comedy hero, Paul Fenech (Housos, Fat Pizza, Bogan Hunters) will partner with Transmission Films to release the brand new feature film, Dumb Criminals. Dumb Criminals follows Rabbit, Rongo and a group of fictional dim-witted crooks and their dirty dumb deeds as they hope to help a young girl get the medical […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Scott & Damon put light years between their competitors

October 14, 2015

The Martian has settled in nicely at top spot, earning a cool $4.5 million last week. The space flick is currently sitting on a $232 million worldwide gross but it still has some catching up to do to beat Gravity, its space brethren released in October of 2013. Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway have […]

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Video Games Review: Transformers Devastation (PS4, 2015)

October 14, 2015

Transformers Devastation marks the first time Platinum Games, known for the Bayonetta series, the upcoming Star Fox Zero for Nintendo and Scalebound for Microsoft, have tackled the robots-in-disguise franchise, taking over from High Moon Studios. For the 80’s kids and die-hard Generation 1 fans, it is a tactical strike upon the nostalgia gland. For everyone […]

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What to Watch: The Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (14th October-20th October)

October 14, 2015

Need to catch a TV break and don’t know what to watch? Simon takes us through his top picks on must-see shows and films for the week. Click through to see what’s showing for your entertainment needs… WEDNESDAY 14th OCTOBER 2015 The Ex-PM-ABC-9.05pm AEST It’s been a sad few months with comedic genius Shaun Micallef […]

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We talk to Australian actress Dichen Lachman about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more ahead of The Australian Movie and Comic Expo

October 14, 2015

This weekend Melbourne will play host to the Australian Movie and Comic Expo (aka AMC Expo), a convention that is run by fans for fans featuring movie and TV stars, voice actors, literary authors and comic authors. The expo will be held this Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Some of […]

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The Australian Fashion Chamber showcase the works of seven Australian designers in Paris

October 14, 2015

The Australian Fashion Chamber has hosted the Australian Designers Abroad Showroom in Paris which showcases the work of seven Australian Designers. Featuring both established and emerging fashion labels including: bassike, CAMILLA AND MARC, Christopher Esber, GINGER & SMART, Michael Lo Sordo, Romance Was Born and STRATEAS.CARLUCCI, designers were selected based on their industry skill, strength […]

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Extra shows added to Kevin Hart’s now mammoth What Now? Australian tour

October 14, 2015

Following overwhelming demand, actor and comedian Kevin Hart has announced two extra shows for the Australian leg of his international ‘What Now?’ tour in Sydney and Melbourne. Click through for the new dates, and how to purchase tickets! TOUR DATES MELBOURNE Thursday 4th February | Rod Laver Arena | NEW SHOW Friday 5th February | […]

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