Day: 28 October 2015

New action packed teaser released for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

October 28, 2015

The final film in what has been one of the most epic film franchises of the past few years is almost upon us. Part 2 of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be in cinemas in less than a month and to celebrate Lionsgate has released a new TV spot with an even closer look at […]

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Live Review: Fleetwood Mac + Angus and Julia Stone – Coopers Stadium, Adelaide (28.10.15)

October 28, 2015

“This is probably the most nervous we’ve been performing,” Julia Stone half stammers as she and her brother Angus stare out onto a soccer stadium’s pitch that is consistently being filled with eager music fans during their support set. The Sydney siblings are of course, opening for Fleetwood Mac tonight and the gravity of the situation is not […]

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Music Video of the Day: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes “Trouble” (2015)

October 28, 2015

Oh, Frank. Frank, Frank, Frank. After the antics of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes‘ video for “Juggernaut”, we find our hero in a whole new heap of visceral hijinx, this time in the clip for “Trouble”. Directed by Niall Coffey, Carter is hunted and then tortured in this clip – it’s dark (obviously), harrowing and, if you’re a […]

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Talks, Parties and Performances revealed as the Program is announced for Face The Music Industry Conference

October 28, 2015

The program for the 2015 Face the Music industry conference has been announced. With fifty various music talks, meetings, workshops, parties and performances under the Arts Centre spire and surrounding arts precinct, the conference is designed for musicians, creative business people and music fans alike. Opening Face the Music 2015 will be Mardi Caught (Warner […]

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Album News Weekly: 28th October 2015

October 28, 2015

In This Issue: We have you covered on blues to pop this week with a bunch of acoustic and synthed up records up for release. Check it out from home grown goddess Sarah Blasko to a member of Grinspoon dabbling in children books. Sarah Blasko Eternal Return is the new album from singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, […]

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FBi Radio announce inaugural ‘FBi SMACS: A Festival of Sydney Music and Arts Culture’ event.

October 28, 2015

The FBi SMAC Awards have long celebrated the Sydney music and arts scene – the cultivation and nurturing of a thriving artistic hub that constantly sees some brilliant emerging and established individuals bringing some awesome ideas to fruition. For seven years now, the Awards have acknowledged these accomplishments and the 2016 event stands to be […]

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Missy Higgins announces run of shows for 2016, Paul Dempsey to support!

October 28, 2015

Missy Higgins has been spending 2015 adjusting to life as a parent, having given birth to son Samuel back in January, following a successful national Australian tour in late 2014. During her time off the road though, she says she’s been writing new music while being Mum and it’s material she’s looking forward to sharing […]

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A Tribe Called Red to tour the Australian east coast in November!

October 28, 2015

JUNO winning Canadians, A Tribe Called Red, are heading to Australia for their debut shows next month! Set to hit up venues along the east cost this November, the producer/DJ collective are bringing a full swag of throbbing hip-hop, electro and reggae-infused beats. The unique atmosphere and musical environment A Tribe Called Red constructs is injected with […]

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Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (19th – 23rd October 2015)

October 28, 2015

With Conan, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert ALL on holidays last week – it was Jimmy Kimmel’s week for the taking! In a special all-Kimmel edition; click through to see Jimmy return back to Brooklyn for a special week of shows that featured musical performances from Ryan Adams, Big Grams, Nas + Usher, […]

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Stevie from Clowns (Melbourne) talks about touring America, playing Riot Fest, their national “Never Enough” tour, Rise Against and more!

October 28, 2015

I had the pleasure of interviewing Stevie from Melbourne outfit Clowns and boy did he have a lot to say about tour life in America! Read on about the band’s time over there, being the first ever Aussies to play Riot Fest and look ahead to their upcoming Aussies shows with Rise Against and more! How were […]

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Single of the Day: Harts “All Rise (Play It Cool)” (2015)

October 28, 2015

One man band Harts‘ new single is an anthemic funk/rock/pop fusion, that is sure to get your feet tapping. It’s the latest track from his second album, due for release in February 2016. Imagine The Cat Empire meets Funkadelic playing 80s Prince songs. Hand claps, brief guitar solos, vocal harmonies, this song has a lot of things going on, […]

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The Walking Dead: Why ‘that character’ is NOT dead

October 28, 2015

Since The Walking Dead aired “Thank You”, it’s third episode of the sixth season, this week the internet has been rampant with talk about that scene, the one in which the show seems to kill off one of the absolute fan favourites in a shocking, and frankly quite disappointing, way. The following contains spoilers for […]

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This Week’s DVD Release Picks: (Talented) Girls on Film (28th October 2015)

October 28, 2015

This week’s DVD releases all feature, or are about, talented young women who have gained immense fame in a short period of time. Amy Amy Winehouse’s tragic demise was a source of endless tabloid gossip, and this documentary uses much of that archival paparazzi footage, as well as home videos, to tell her story. Directed […]

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Tropfest Announces National Venues for Screenings

October 28, 2015

The largest short film festival, Tropfest has just announced the national venues for the event on December 6th.  Continuing their partnership with Moonlight Cinema and hotel QT Sydney, the festival is set to screen at Sydney’s Centennial Parklands; and at Moonlight Cinema venues across the country including Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens Central Lawn, Perth’s Kings […]

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Film Review: The Last Witch Hunter (USA, 2015)

October 28, 2015

Going into the Vin Disel-fronted supernatural action film The Last Witch Hunter, I wasn’t quite certain what to expect. Sure, the idea of Vin Diesel as an immortal witch hunter who saved humanity from hidden supernatural threats is dumb – but as everyone familiar with horror movies knows, dumb doesn’t have to mean bad. In […]

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What to Watch: the Iris’ Weekly TV Picks (28th October-3rd November)

October 28, 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 28th October 2015 Kitchen Cabinet-ABC-8pm AEST Political journalist and commentator Annabel Crabb’s Kitchen Cabinet has been a […]

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