Day: 16 November 2015

Gang of Youths and Meg Mac lead the nominations for the 2nd Annual AU Live Music Awards

November 16, 2015

Following some early announcements from our partners at Radio Adelaide, Timber and Steel and May The Rock Be With You, today the AU review is excited to reveal the nominees for all 38 categories of the 2nd Annual AU Live Music Awards. These are the only awards in Australia – and in fact one of the only of […]

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Live Review: Future Islands + Curse ov Dialect – The Gov, Adelaide (13.11.15)

November 16, 2015

There are few bands who I’ve been lucky enough to witness multiple times in the past few years who have managed to leave a starkly different set of memories with me following each set. The first time I saw Future Islands was earlier in the year at the Laneway Festival and they wasted no time […]

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Win a double pass to Futuresounds Melbourne ft. PNKFME​, Lazer Blade, Godwolf, AURA and more!

November 16, 2015

After throwing a number of electronic mini­festivals in Adelaide and running fortnightly showcase Sidechain, Futuresounds​ are bringing the party to Melbourne and enlisting some locals to help out. Originally created to develop a community around Adelaide’s electronic scene and aid local acts, Futuresounds are taking the next step by coming to Melbourne and introducing three […]

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Win a double pass to The Bureau in Melbourne

November 16, 2015

The Bureau; Melbourne’s newest boutique festival, fusing the city’s much-celebrated music and food cultures. The annual end-of-year Christmas party is a much-loved part of Melbourne’s culture. It is one of the most awaited days on the calendar and signifies the wrapping up of another work year, bringing in your summer holiday. With a line-up that […]

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Win a double pass to see The Getaway Plan in Adelaide.

November 16, 2015

The Getaway Plan have unveiled their highly anticipated third LP Dark Horses to general praise and great excitement from dedicated fans. The Melbourne quartet are currently in the middle of a marathon thirty three date album tour. Supporting them on this mammoth tour are Gympie alt-rockers Red Beard, fresh off the release of their new […]

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Win a double pass to see Dream On Dreamer in Adelaide!

November 16, 2015

After the huge worldwide success of Heartbound (2011) and Loveless (2013) Dream On Dreamer have just released their much anticipated third album Songs Of Soulitude. To celebrate the release Premier Artists, A Northern Soul and Coalesce Group present Dream On Dreamer Songs Of Soulitude Tour. On Thursday the 17th of December they’ll be playing an […]

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Live Review: The Darkness – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney (13.11.15)

November 16, 2015

Friday night I donned my most obnoxious striped pants to see 80’s power rockers The Darkness play the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. The band took the stage with flamboyance, Justin Hawkins sporting a gregarious black and white pinstriped suit, complete with suspenders and his name emblazoned in metallics across the back, validating my calculated fashion […]

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Live Review: Florence + The Machine + Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders – Sydney Opera House Forecourt (13.11.15)

November 16, 2015

It’s hard to imagine a more pristine and picturesque setting for a four-night run of shows, other than overlooking Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge, and the world famous sails of the Opera House. For a select few thousand punter on a wet Friday night, this is exactly the view that was afforded to them, as […]

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Single of the Day: Tempesst “Too Slow” (2015)

November 16, 2015

“Too Slow” is the latest from London-based band Tempesst, an Aussie duo who based on this track have a seriously infectious groove about them. If you’re a fan of Tame Impala there’s a good chance you’ll dig psychedelic one, but you can find out for yourself below: Follow the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TempesstBand/ ———- This content […]

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Music Video of the Day: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Trapdoor” (2015)

November 16, 2015

All artists are unique, but some are more unique than others. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are without doubt one of the more quirky musical acts doing the rounds, and this video for “Trapdoor” is certainly no exception. I can’t really do the music justice by attempting to describe it through words, but the […]

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the AU interview: Joey Cape (US) talks Lagwagon, solo collaborations and philosophy

November 16, 2015

Ahead of his Lagwagon and solo tour dates later this year in Australia, I chatted to one of punk rock’s godfathers – Joey Cape – about what to expect from his solo act, what he feels is really wrong with the world today and how long he feels like he can keep being the embodiment of […]

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Stumbled Upon #092 – Christa Vi (London, UK)

November 16, 2015

In our 92nd instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Christa Vi from London, and chat about her synth-centric indiepop, being a solo artist, moving to the UK from Australia and check out the title track from her debut album, Makeshift Happiness. Musician: Christa Vi Website / Social Media: christavi.com Facebook / Soundcloud / Twitter Genre: […]

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Three new Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spots released with loads of new footage

November 16, 2015

It seems that Japanese trailer and the big TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens were not the last pieces of footage we’d get before the eagerly anticipated film is released next month. There are now three TV spots, one of which is an extended version of the more recent spot, one of which […]

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

November 16, 2015

As the big mystery surrounding Glenn continues to linger in the minds of viewers, impatience is inevitable when confronted with a slower character-focused episode which takes us far away from the answers we all crave and focuses in on other parts of the now scattered plan from the season premiere. Last week’s “Now” was a […]

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DVD Review: Life Story starring Sir David Attenborough (UK, 2014)

November 16, 2015

Life Story is nothing short of amazing. The incredible nature film starring Sir David Attenborough and produced by the Emmy award-wining team that made Life is an intense ride that is supported by a sensitive soundtrack performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. It conveys a thrilling roller-coaster of emotions, as it chronicles the […]

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Film Review: 99 Homes (USA, 2015)

November 16, 2015

Once named “the director of the decade” from the late, iconic film critic Roger Ebert (who, in turn, has this film dedicated to him), Ramin Bahrani’s new film 99 Homes is a self-described “humanist thriller”, which takes us into the realities of the American housing crisis, out of which tragedy and corruption has emerged. Set […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 9 “Sleep No More” (UK, 2015)

November 16, 2015

I think I’ve missed something this entire season; when everyone praised “The Witch’s Familiar” as being one of the best episodes in Doctor Who history, I gave it one star. This week, fans are amassed with disappointment after “Sleep No More” – it seems that I’m the only person in all of time space who loved the […]

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Video Games Interview: Blizzard’s Kristopher Howl talks StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

November 16, 2015

In the days prior to BlizzCon 2015, we got to the chance to chat briefly with Kristopher Howl, senior level designer on Blizzard’s StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void about the game’s campaign, new units and the new modes that will make it easier than ever for new players to jump into the game’s notoriously competitive multiplayer.

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Video Games Review: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void (PC, 2015)

November 16, 2015

When you think of video game genres that have their home on the PC, there’s only a few that spring readily to mind. In the 90’s and early 2000’s, real time strategy ruled the PC platform but in recent years it has all but died out, killed off by the very monster it created, the […]

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Win a double pass to see The Goonies in VMAX at In The House.

November 16, 2015

IN THE HOUSE has returned to Sydney’s Event Cinemas on George Street for its third season. The series of classic films, returning to the big screen for one night only, runs every other Friday at the cinema and Season Three will also see the likes of a special Christmas screening of Die Hard in VMAX […]

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Win a double pass to the Sydney preview screening of The Program or national in-season passes.

November 16, 2015

When Lance Armstrong fought back from life-threatening cancer to win the 1999 Tour de France, it seemed almost too good to be true. It was. Journalist David Walsh was one of a small group who was prepared to raise awkward questions about Armstrong’s seemingly superhuman feats. And so began a 13-year battle to reveal the […]

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Win a copy of NCIS: New Orleans – The Complete First Season on DVD

November 16, 2015

NCIS: New Orleans is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride, aka “King,” a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what […]

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Billy Kwong introduces all-day dining on Sunday plus new lunch dishes, desserts, and more (Sydney)

November 16, 2015

Following last year’s move to Potts Point, Kylie Kwong’s renowned Chinese restaurant Billy Kwong have extended their Sunday offerings to include all-day dining with new lunch dishes, a special dessert collaboration, and new bespoke project wines and beer. “As we approach one year in this beautiful new location, I wanted to up the ante – […]

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InterContinental Sydney introduce new menus to 117 Dining and The Cortile

November 16, 2015

Iconic hotel InterContinental Sydney have welcomed a new Heard of Pastry in Simon Veauvy who has already begun assisting in revamping menus across the property’s dining options, including 117 Dining and The Cortile. Joining a talented culinary team which includes Tamas Pamer and Constantin Kautz, Simon shares the philosophy of working closely with NSW producers […]

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