Day: 15 October 2015

Katie Noonan talks Transmutant, the Sydney Dance Company & more!

October 15, 2015

As far as Australian vocalists go, Katie Noonan has always held a position as one of our best and most beloved performers. As both a solo performer and as part of the various collectives and projects she’s been involved with over the years, Noonan’s talent has always stood out as being honest, brimming with quality and […]

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Nina Las Vegas to relocate to the USA, final Triple J show to be broadcast October 24th.

October 15, 2015

triple J stalwart Nina Las Vegas has today announced that she will be leaving the Sydney youth broadcaster to move to the USA where she will be focusing on launching her own record label and furthering her international producing and DJ career. A longtime favourite at the station and with many music lovers around the country, […]

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Australian Music Week Announces Another Round of Speakers

October 15, 2015

Australian Music Week has just announced another round of speakers. Ted Gardner (Cross Section), Leigh Trewek (The Music), Ian Shedden (The Australian) and many more will be joining an already incredible lineup. Click through for all the new additions and information. AMW SPEAKERS LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: ( *New) *Alistair Cranney – Gorgeous Festival *Alyssa-Jane Ivery – […]

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José González Announces Australian Shows for 2016

October 15, 2015

Sweden’s José González has announced he’ll be returning to Australia this coming February for some special shows. The musician will be playing fan favourites from across his catalogue including hit ‘Heartbeats’. He’ll also be celebrating his first solo album in seven years, Vestiges & Claws. Click through for more info. Show Dates: Wednesday February 10 […]

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Kingswood announce October-December regional tour dates!

October 15, 2015

Returning to Australia to tour with some band called AC/DC, Melbourne rockers Kingswood have announced a run of regional dates to accompany their upcoming shows at various arenas and outdoor stadiums from the end of this month. The band also will be releasing a special deluxe version of their ARIA-nominated 2014 album Microscopic Wars, set to drop at the […]

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Album Review: The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness (2015 LP)

October 15, 2015

The Weeknd are probably one of my favourite artists of all time, and their new album has totally blown me away. With its pure creative lyricism and catchy hooks coupled with dance beats, if you haven’t heard this album you’re missing out. Click through for my full review of The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness. […]

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Sleater-Kinney announce Golden Plains sideshow for Melbourne!

October 15, 2015

Sleater-Kinney have announced they’ll play a special headline date at new Melbourne venue, The Croxton, next March! The band, yesterday announced to appear at Golden Plains next year, have had this date confirmed as the first full headline show of their Australian trip. As to whether more will be announced, it remains to be seen, […]

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Danny Yau (Sydney) chats Do You Think We’ll Live Here Forever!

October 15, 2015

Sydney’s Danny Yau stopped by AU HQ in Sydney recently to have a chat about his new album and the importance of the material reflecting Yau’s hometown and his love for the city vibe that has supported him and his music. As he tells Larry, the music that is featured on Do You Think We’ll Live Here Forever, […]

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Album Review: David Campbell – The Essential (2015 LP)

October 15, 2015

Singer, performer, television presenter and all around nice guy – is there anything David Campbell can’t do? David returns with his tenth (can you believe it?!) album The Essential – and it’s just that. I’m always curious as to who these kinds of albums are supposed to be marketed at. Are they made for the […]

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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: October 16th – October 18th

October 15, 2015

The Melbourne Festival this year has once again offered up some stellar shows to punters looking for some of the country’s best live performers in some fantastic settings, not to mention some left of centre concept gigs to explore and become immersed in. While we’re keen to be checking out some surefire highlights of this […]

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Single of the Day: French Horn Rebellion “Classical Baby” (2015)

October 15, 2015

I’m not entirely sure if this song is classified as electronic, funk, or dance, but whatever it is it’s fucking great. The brotherly due that is French Horn Rebellion have been around since 2007, yet I’ll admit this is the first time I’ve heard their material (despite having toured with big names such as MGMT and […]

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Full line ups for the WA Music Conference & Saturday Spectacular revealed!

October 15, 2015

The WA Music Conference has announced its third round of speakers for the 2015 event, including our Editor in Chief Larry Heath, building impressively upon previous announcements. Fred Pessaro (Noisey/VICE Music) will be delivering a keynote address on the future of music media and journalism, another addition in today’s announcement – sure to be a popular feature of […]

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Violent Femmes to play their first headline Melbourne show since 2007 at the Corner Hotel!

October 15, 2015

The Violent Femmes news keeps coming – first announced to be heading back to Australia for WOMADelaide and Golden Plains next year and then on a special tour for A Day on the Green, the band have today been announced to be performing an exclusive headline show in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel in March. The gig […]

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Tyker Szalkowski of State Champs (USA) talks new album and life on the road

October 15, 2015

American pop punk band State Champs have come a long way since they first formed in 2010. Three EPs, an acoustic EP, a full length album and several international tours later, the five piece are about to drop their second album Around The World And Back. Fresh off their tour of Europe, lead guitarist and […]

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Telstra TV is all yours October 27 (but only if you’re a Telstra customer)

October 15, 2015

Telstra are getting into the realm of online streaming with Telstra TV, a new gadget that will allow customers of the telco’s home broadband service access a number of different TV and movie streaming services in one place.

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: Prisons Galore (15th October 2015)

October 15, 2015

This week’s DVD releases feature different types of prisons – penetentiaries, zoos, and an office. UTOPIA SEASON 2 This Australian show is one of the funniest workplace comedies on the box. Created by the Working Dog team (Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch, and Tom Gleisner), Utopia stars Sitch, Celia Paquola, Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann and Kitty Flanagan […]

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Bill Murray is bringing Netflix the greatest Christmas special of all time (we can only expect…)

October 15, 2015

In 1988, the great Bill Murray brought us the classic Christmas comedy Scrooged. And now, almost 30 years later, everyone’s favourite  funny man is returning for a Christmas special unlike any other. A Very Murray Christmas is coming to Netflix later this year, and a brief trailer has been released to tease and excite us. […]

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8 Classic Video Games That Desperately Need Sequels

October 15, 2015

In the ever-changing video games industry landscape, it’s easy for classic franchises to be left behind or forgotten. Some characters have been adapted and changed, such as Rare’s foul-mouthed mascot, Conker, who appeared in the recent Project Spark and Sony’s Spyro the Dragon, now featuring in the much-loved Skylanders series. Other games are often left […]

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Disney’s critically acclaimed Broadway musical Aladdin is coming to Sydney

October 15, 2015

Disney’s critically acclaimed Broadway musical Aladdin will be making its way to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in August next year. The show features the much loved music of the original film, as well as all new songs written especially for the stage. It opened on Broadway in 2014 and quickly became one of the most popular […]

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Interview: The Chaser’s Julian Morrow discusses the upcoming 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture

October 15, 2015

The Chaser boys will host The 16th Inaugural Chaser Lecture on Monday the 9th November at Sydney’s Town Hall. Delivered by one of the world’s most respected and influential political comedians, Egyptian Bassem Youssef, the evening promises to be immensely entertaining complete with a formal dinner and some after-dinner conversation. The Chaser’s Julian Morrow will […]

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Ballet Review: Sleeping Beauty – Russian National Ballet Theatre (Australian Tour)

October 15, 2015

To me going to the ballet is more than watching a dance performance, it’s about the whole experience of the evening. The dancing is important of course, but there is this feeling- the excited little girls bouncing eagerly around their mothers and the groups of girlfriends (both young and old) all dressed up and walking […]

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