Day: 20 October 2015

Founding member of N.W.A, DJ Yella, announces tour of Australia and New Zealand

October 20, 2015

DJ Yella will be returning to Australia next year for the first time since N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton renewed worldwide interest in The World’s Most Dangerous Group. A founding member of the pioneering gangster rap group, Yella remains one of the most respected DJ’s and producers in hip-hop. He was out here for a […]

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Sugar Mountain sideshows announced for Le1f in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth

October 20, 2015

We already knew that left-field NYC emcee Le1f will be returning to Australia next year for Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival, but now Handsome Tours and Astral People have decided to take the distinctive rapper around the country for shows in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth. Le1f, whose debut album Riot Boi will be released mid-November, has […]

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Drake busts a move in the official video for “Hotline Bling”

October 20, 2015

D.R.A.M’s quirky Super Mario World sampling “Cha Cha” had barely been out for half a year before Drake flipped the beat into what is currently the number two song on the Billboard charts. “Hotline Bling” has, as with pretty much everything Drake does, become one of the most popular tracks of the year so it’s […]

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A$AP Rocky set for Australian tour next February!

October 20, 2015

Chatting with Triple J this afternoon, A$AP Rocky confirmed that he’ll be making his return to Australia come February 2016. He hasn’t performed out this way since 2013 and since then, he’s been firing up stages internationally with the acclaimed AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP album. The tour will bring A$AP Rocky to the major Australian capitals, beginning with a date in […]

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Hellions, Stories, Endless Heights & more down for LOUDFEST 2016

October 20, 2015

LOUDFEST is back in 2015! The all ages event is taking place at The Lair (Metro Theatre) in Sydney next month and is totally FREE. That’s right, kids. You can get along and see some of the country’s best emerging heavy bands at the event that provided the likes of Northlane, Buried in Verona and In Hearts Wake […]

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El Vez Announces ‘The King is Back’ Australian Tour For December

October 20, 2015

Mexican-American singer-songwriter El Vez will be taking his musical tour down under in December for a run of dates, including a performance at Falls Festival. Performing a range of original songs, as well as covers of Elvis’ most famous songs, the shows will see El Vez re-animating Elvis live on stage. For a list of performances […]

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The AU How To: 7 Golden Rules for Your Band’s Facebook Page and 5 Common Mistakes

October 20, 2015

Nowadays, many bands use Facebook to engage with their existing fan base, as well as to reach a new audience. So what are some of the golden rules for using Facebook for your band? 1. Have a Facebook account – and get an easy to remember URL! While this may seem like an obvious one, […]

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Sam Outlaw (USA) talks about his new LP Angeleno and touring Australia

October 20, 2015

Ahead of his tour of Australia (which is happening right now), we caught up with Los Angeles based country musician Sam Outlaw to find out a little bit more about his debut album Angeleno (a favourite of mine), working with legendary musician and producer Ry Cooder, not to mention finding out his experiences of touring Australia with Justin […]

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Future Classic & the MCA team up for ‘FCxMCA’ series this November & December

October 20, 2015

Get ready to do some max chillin’ in Sydney this summer as Future Classic and the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Australia) team up for some awesome Summer Sunday sessions. The ‘FCxMCA’ series will see music and art meet in the surrounds of the MCA Sculpture Terrace in November and December following sold out events […]

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Finalists Announced for The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards

October 20, 2015

To celebrate Victoria’s diverse contemporary music scene, Music Victoria is presenting the third annual Age Music Victoria Genre Awards. Finalists were announced earlier this morning by Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria. Specially selected expert panels voted on the best music across genres, from jazz to hip hop, global and heavy, and nominated the top five releases and acts of […]

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Hot Chip go retro for new “Dancing In The Dark” music video!

October 20, 2015

Hot Chip have released their cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s pop anthem “Dancing In The Dark” after giving the 1984 song a run at recent festival performances in Europe and the US. As you might expect from the British group, the twist they’ve applied to The Boss’ original is high energy and just made for the type of […]

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Getting To Know AU Sessions Performer Rin McArdle (Adelaide)

October 20, 2015

Ahead of her AU Sessions performance, we sat down with Adelaide’s Rin McArdle to discuss her favourite records and greatest influences. Rin will be performing at the Hive Bar in Erskineville on October 27th. How old were you when you started writing your own music? I always used to write little things on the piano that […]

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Music Video of the Day: Charles Murdoch Ft. Ta-ku, Wafia, and Hak “Frogs” (2015)

October 20, 2015

Our Music Video of the Day comes at you from Brisbane producer Charles Murdoch who lays the smooth-as-silk ground work for some really gorgeous vocals from local songstress Wafia, New York emcee Hak, and Perth’s ever-reliable Ta-ku, who gives his first ever vocal feature. Murdoch’s forthcoming debut album, Point, is sounding mighty fine if “Frogs” […]

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Mathas set for national tour in support of ‘Artwrestling Atlas’ album!

October 20, 2015

Mathas is gearing up to release his second record, Artwrestling Atlas, on October 30th, so it’s only right that audiences around the country get to celebrate its release with the Perth rapper, right? He’ll be touring the new album through November and December, no doubt continuing to build on the great connection he was fostering with […]

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Single of the Day: Swim Season “Soldiers” (2015)

October 20, 2015

Melbourne 5-piece Swim Season are bringing Summer on early with “Soldiers”, the lead single from their upcoming EP Cascades. Blending elements of alternative, indie, and even some electronica, they’ve got a great sound that definitely deserves a listen. Check it out here: ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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Happy 30th birthday to the NES! (Plus our Top 10 Must-Play NES Games)

October 20, 2015

This week back in 1985, Nintendo took their first steps into the world North American and European world of home computer games with the release of the NES, the Nintendo Entertainment System. The Japanese console on which the NES was based, the Nintendo Family Computer (or Famicom) system had been wildly popular in it’s homeland […]

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Record numbers reported in the first day of ticket pre-sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

October 20, 2015

Echoing the reports from around the world of website’s crashing under the weight of the demand of Day One pre-sale tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Event Cinemas in Australia have released their numbers, showing the magnitude of the demand – which broke all previously held records for pre-sales. According to the cinema’s press release, […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The Martian finds its home at top spot

October 20, 2015

The Martian is still rolling despite a handful of new entries at the box office last week. Pulling in another cool $3.1 million, The Martian is well on its way to becoming Ridley Scott’s most successful film. Sitting on US$143 million in the USA, it sits behind Hannibal (US$165 million) and Gladiator (US$187 million). It […]

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Here we go. The final Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has arrived!

October 20, 2015

It’s the movie destined to shoot 2015 into the record books in terms of cinematic attendance and ticket sales. Between Universal Studios’ Minions and Furious 7, Disney’s Avengers and Inside Out… and now the new Star Wars movie, this has been an incredible year for the film industry. But few films this year have people […]

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Stan Original Series Wolf Creek Announces Cast And Enters Production

October 20, 2015

Streaming Service Stan has announced its next original series, Wolf Creek, based on the 2005 feature film of the same name, and the series has today gone into production. Both creator Greg McLean and star John Jarratt are returning to the world of Wolf Creek in what promises to be a new, more modern interpretation […]

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Incredibeard’s bespoke Beard Art helps launch Season 3 of Vikings on DVD

October 20, 2015

To celebrate the launch of Vikings Season 3 on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia, Twentieth Century Fox Australia commissioned beard art designer Isaiah Webb, aka Incredibeard, to create a special Vikings-inspired beard for the occasion. The result: the fantastic creation below, in which Isaiah’s beard has been transformed into an axe, which has stabbed him right in […]

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Film Review: Bridge of Spies (US, 2015)

October 20, 2015

Watching Bridge of Spies, I couldn’t help picturing Steven Spielberg hopefully pressing his tuxedo. Along with Lincoln (2012), it is set in shadowy rooms with windows of blinding white light, like a Polaroid of American democracy in the process of development. Again, the themes are highly relevant today, despite taking place at the height of […]

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Netflix in Talks To Revive Gilmore Girls!

October 20, 2015

Beloved dramedy Gilmore Girls may be making a return to television, with the streaming service Netflix currently considering four new 90-minute episodes to premiere on their platform. It is expected that all of the main cast will return, as will creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who left the show in its sixth season. With the show’s seventh season disappointing many […]

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Video Games Interview: FreeStyle Games’ Jim Norris Chats Guitar Hero Live

October 20, 2015

We caught up with FreeStyle Games designer Jim Norris at the EB Games Expo to talk all things Guitar Hero Live, from the newly introduced GHTV feature, to the games development process. Check out Larry’s interview below! Tell me a little bit about how you first got involved in this project. So, I was working […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 2 “JSS” (USA, 2015)

October 20, 2015

Once again, the writers of The Walking Dead strike a very fine balance between small, interesting character moments and big, thrilling action as “JSS” proves to be one of the most violent and tense episodes to date. On the surface you had one big – and very brutal – siege on Alexandria by The Wolves, […]

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TV Review: Say Yes To The Dress Canada (Canada, 2015)

October 20, 2015

What women want is something that has befuddled many men. But what guys don’t realise is that the answer to this question is quite simply a silly little reality program called Say Yes To The Dress Canada. The show is the equivalent of cotton candy in that it’s sugary and superficial but it’s also a […]

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A Midnight Oil reunion is not imminent – and four other things we learnt from Breakfast with Peter Garrett

October 20, 2015

Yesterday in Perth, I got to have breakfast with musician, activist and former government minister Peter Garrett as part of a tour to launch his newly released autobiography Big Blue Sky. OK so technically there was a room full of other people there as well… but still… Staged by WAM in partnership with independent bookstore […]

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