Day: 3 December 2015

New international trailer and poster released for Zoolander 2

December 3, 2015

Long time no Z. The anticipation for Zoolander 2 is still at fever pitch, thanks the very first trailer released the other week. Now, the sequel to one of the most quotable (and hilarious) comedies of all time has an official international trailer, showcasing even more footage and giving us a closer look at Penelope […]

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Video Games Review: Just Cause 3 is clumsy, but likable

December 3, 2015

Just Cause 3 is a game with a clear mandate: roam around a massive open world and blow shit up in whatever manner pleases you most. In this regard, it acquits itself with ease and is a lot of fun. The trouble is, almost all of the game’s other moving parts are handled in a […]

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Live Review: Lucinda Williams + Dan Sultan – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (02.12.15)

December 3, 2015

Tough, poetic, suffering, sensitive, Lucinda Williams’ music beautifully blends together the many (at times conflicting) characteristics of being southern, and she well and truly brought this to her show at Enmore Theatre last night. A much loved singer songwriter hailing from Louisiana, Lucinda delivered her extraordinary repertoire to the packed out room, playing to a […]

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Northeast Party House, Owen Rabbit, Boo Seeka and more on the first Great Escape line up for 2016!

December 3, 2015

The first round of artists confirmed to be Brighton-bound for The Great Escape in 2016 have been announced, with a stellar list of Australians in the mix! Celebrating its 11th year running in 2016, the music festival will be no doubt showcasing some of the best emerging talent from around the world over three days […]

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15 things we learnt at the 2015 Electronic Music Conference (EMC) in Sydney

December 3, 2015

Yesterday, the annual Electronic Music Conference (EMC) wrapped in Sydney with a mini-festival in the form of EMCPlay, which followed on from two days of panels and masterclasses featuring local and international leaders of electronic music. Naturally, we learnt plenty along the way, and here now are 15 such things we learnt over the last few days from […]

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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: December 4th – December 6th

December 3, 2015

As we gear up for the festival season, we first take a look at the weekend ahead, where some rad artists are going to be making their way to a venue near you! Have a suss of our choices for the next few nights out! Chris Cornell – MELBOURNE Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is currently […]

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Australia and New Zealand Tour

December 3, 2015

Following on from their addition to Bluesfest Byron Bay, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher has announced a run of shows in Australia and New Zealand with his band High Flying Birds. The band will be visiting Sydney the night before their performance at Bluesfest, also taking in massive shows in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Tour Dates: ASB THEATRE, […]

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Hilltop Hoods reveal special recording project, new song and announce “The Restrung Tour”

December 3, 2015

Hilltop Hoods have today announced a special recording project, Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung, to be released Friday, February 19th 2016. The announcement accompanies the news of their new track “Higher” a Hilltop Hoods and Symphony Orchestra Tour. The track “Higher” was premiered on Triple J this morning and will be officially […]

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Melbourne rockers Acolyte announce East Coast tour for new single “The Message”

December 3, 2015

Progressive rock band Acolyte have announced an East Coast tour in support of their new single “The Message”. The Melbourne band will be hitting their hometown first, also visiting Bendigo before touring North. Check out the dates below and watch their new music video at the end of the article! Tour Dates: FRIDAY 8TH JANUARY […]

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The 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay lines up The “Original” Blues Brothers Band, Don McLean and more in latest announcement

December 3, 2015

The 27th Bluesfest Byron Bay has gotten bigger… again! Held over Easter (Thursday 24th March – Monday 28th March 2016), the festival has released another lineup chock full of artists that give precedence to its name: they are here to help represent the Blues! Added to the line-up is The “Original” Blues Brothers Band, Don […]

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Splashh and Green Buzzard Added to LO-FI // SCI-FI by The Velvet Cave Line Up

December 3, 2015

Indie rockers Splashh and Sydney’s Green Buzzard have been added to The Velvet Cave’s LO-FI // SCI-FI line up. The event has been around since 2011 and features late night kaleidoscopic happenings, showcasing International, interstate and local live acts and rare vinyl DJ’s. Splashh will bring their dreamy psychedelic sounds to the event, confident to […]

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Album Review: Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return (2015 LP)

December 3, 2015

It’s hard to be happy and interesting at the same time. Often, if you listen to an album that comes from a “happy place,” your most likely reaction is going to be either envy or boredom. The fact is, most great art comes from a place of pain – the prevailing wisdom is that dissatisfaction […]

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Troy Cassar-Daley reveals he’s a fan of Tame Impala and praises Australian music on the ARIA red carpet

December 3, 2015

Country musician Troy Cassar-Daley is no stranger to the ARIAs, having previously won four awards at the music industry’s night of nights. After meeting Kevin Parker from Tame Impala on the red carpet, Troy had a chat to the AU about his kids introducing him to most of the artists at the event through their […]

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Music Video of the Day: SOAK “Reckless Behaviour” (2015)

December 3, 2015

The return of SOAK to Australian shores has to be one of the most highly anticipated this end of 2015 – ever since her dynamic debut shows earlier in the year, the young Irish performer has gone on to form a formidable profile for herself in music markets around the world. Her debut album Before […]

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Album Review: Lime Cordiale – Road To Paradise (2015 EP)

December 3, 2015

Since releasing their debut EP three years ago, Sydney’s Lime Cordiale have been synonymous with the Australian summer. Think road trips, rivers and bars in small towns. Their work is nostalgic in a way that particularly appeals to millennials, probably because – as they access the band’s music using the internet – it makes them […]

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Charlie A’Court (Canada) talks about the Blues, recording with Australians, touring and more!

December 3, 2015

While he was in Sydney last month to play Australian Music Week as well shows with UB40, Larry Heath caught up with Canadian blues artist Charlie A’Court to talk about his music, his time in Australia – his many musical connections here – and much more! Welcome back to Sydney… All the way from Canada! The […]

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Nick Lupi (Sydney) on the rise of One Day, new Spit Syndicate material & more!

December 3, 2015

I’ve been digging Spit Syndicate‘s music for some time now, although it feels like the Sydney hip hop duo have garnered a new and refreshed sense of exposure in 2015 through the emergence of the One Day crew onto the national radar. For Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice, although the last few months have been […]

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Single of the Day: Champagne Drip “Moonlight” (2015)

December 3, 2015

If ever there were a track that sounded like it belongs in a video game, it’s Champagne Drip’s latest “Moonlight”. While the first second of the song dead-set sounds like the intro of Darude’s infamous “Sandstorm”, the piece progresses into a pulsing array of space-like synth melodies and heavy ‘wub-wub’ bass that really does work […]

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Big Daddy Kane (New York) talks about influence, the current state of hip-hop, top 10 lists, and more

December 3, 2015

If your list of “top 10 emcees of all time” doesn’t include Big Daddy Kane, then fuck your list (I’m looking at you Billboard). The man born Antonio Hardy is a true pioneer in the game, someone the phrase “your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper” applies to ten times over, and for the first time ever, […]

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PAX Aus 2016 tickets go on sale Tuesday, December 8

December 3, 2015

The PAX Australia expo will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre next year and early birds to ensure they get a spot starting this Tuesday. Tickets for the 2016 show go on sale 10am AEDT, December 8.

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Wonder Woman makes her debut in the brand new full length trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

December 3, 2015

Due for release in March, the anticipated follow up to Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has just received its first full length trailer, which sees Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) and Batman (Ben Affleck) join Superman (Henry Cavill) for the first time. Yes – DC are getting their Film Universe together… it will be […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Hunger Games edges out Bond once again

December 3, 2015

For the second week straight, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 leads the charge against its blockbuster brethren Spectre. Despite earning US$100 million less in its second week, Hunger Games still sits on top both here and in The States. It made AU$5.2 million and kept the new Bond film to AU$3.4 million. Not […]

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