Day: 7 December 2015

Arts Interview: Writer Ben Elton talks about the 2016 Australian return of Queen Musical "We Will Rock You"

December 7, 2015

Back in August 2003, We Will Rock You first opened in Australia at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Written by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder) and featuring no less than 24 songs from classic rock group Queen, the show was a huge success, with over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries having since experienced the stage […]

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D’Angelo set for Sydney Opera House show in March!

December 7, 2015

Easily one of the must-see artists of Bluesfest 2016, D’Angelo has now locked down a Sydney Opera House headline show for March that will be an unmissable event. With The Vanguard, D’Angelo will bring acclaimed record Black Messiah to the Concert Hall – an album that was long awaited and hell, did it live up […]

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The full list of nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards

December 7, 2015

Just a few minutes earlier we found out the nominees for the ‘big four’ categories for the 58th Grammy Awards, which included dominant Aussie Courtney Barnett up with a nod for Best New Artist. Now the full list of nominees have been announced, and as always, it’s a very, very long and comprehensive list which […]

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The nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards include Courtney Barnett, D’Angelo, Taylor Swift, and more

December 7, 2015

As the music industry prepare for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2016 we once again come to the first announcement of nominees, the groups of artists who will be up for some of the biggest awards in contemporary music. The ceremony will take place in L.A at the Staples Centre on February 15th, […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Cooperblack “I Assume” (2015)

December 7, 2015

Today we’re stoked to be highlighting some exciting new music out of one of the most remote places in the country – the new joint from Central Australian based artist, Cooperblack. Creating tunes out of his studio in Yuendumu (four hours’ drive northeast of Alice Springs, for context), Cooperblack (real name Jeremy Conlon) has been […]

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Win a double pass to see Bully in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane!

December 7, 2015

Bully are currently in Australia for their first round of headline shows to accompany their much-hyped and awaited appearance at this year’s Meredith festival. Currently touted as one of the best emerging bands touring at the moment, the act has been making solid impacts both through Europe and the UK as well as in the […]

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Live Review: Earthcore Festival (Part II) – Pyalong, Victoria (26.11.15 – 30.11.15)

December 7, 2015

I had an early night on Friday, ashamedly, but I wanted to save myself for Saturday, which turned out to be a massive evening, featuring the majority of the best artists throughout the entire festival. Bass to Pain Converter were nothing short of fucking awesome. The Australian duo are making and mixing some seriously brutal […]

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Single of the Day: Why We Run “A Moment To Return” (2015)

December 7, 2015

Why We Run are a Sydney-based four piece whose latest single “A Moment To Return” shows its heritage through its sound – particularly that of producer Wayne Connolly’s history with ARIA-winning group Boy and Bear. The alternative-indie track moves along at a smooth pace, combining high-octave guitars (that are mercifully mixed with great balance) and […]

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Single of the Day: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons “Green Eyes” (2015)

December 7, 2015

Despite an arguable overuse of the word ‘baby’, “Green Eyes” from Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons is a proper rock and roll track that is a breath of fresh air in a musical timeline that is becoming increasingly tilted towards indie and electronica (not that there’s anything wrong with indie and electronica, don’t get […]

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Live Review: The Plot – Parramatta Park, Sydney (05.12.15)

December 7, 2015

With Western Sydney home to the vast majority of Sydney’s population, it made plenty of sense to hold a festival, whose line up was predominantly Australian, in the heartland and near geographical centre of Sydney. Nestled in the centre of Parramatta’s CBD, The Plot festival took place on a deliciously picturesque Saturday afternoon at Parramatta […]

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Live Review: Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders + Ben Salter – The Gov, Adelaide (03.12.15)

December 7, 2015

There have been few performers I’ve seen this year who have made an impact in the way Marlon Williams has. His show at The Gov on Thursday night marked only the second time I’ve seen him perform but still, I felt like I was witnessing his talent for the first time – there’s so much […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Cairos “Love Don’t Feel Right” (2015)

December 7, 2015

Brisbane trio The Cairos have returned after the release of their debut LP early last year with a new single “Love Don’t Feel Right”. The lush track is a change of direction for the band, embracing warm synths, spaced out vocals and blending beats with live drums. Along with the new single comes a dream-like […]

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Meg Mac, SAFIA, Eves the Behavior and more feature on Spotify’s Spotlight on 2016 Artists

December 7, 2015

Spotify have released the Spotlight on 2016 artists list- a look ahead at who they predict to be the brightest stars of 2016. The list is curated by the team at Spotify and involves an analysis of music fan’s listening data, considering the following: The artists whose music is appearing in Spotify’s viral charts, which are […]

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Waza (Sydney) chats at Australian Music Week about “Lost in Space”, Slumberhaze, Captured Australia & more

December 7, 2015

Last month, Larry Heath sat down with Sydney artist Waza while he was at the inaugural Australian Music Week to talk about his shows there, his latest single “Lost in Space”, his upcoming album Crooked Jaw, his involvement in the Captured Australia project and more! Read on: Welcome to Australian Music week, the first event of its kind. […]

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Supanova 2016 first line-up announcement includes Game of Thrones, Batman vs Superman, and Buffy stars

December 7, 2015

With Australia’s biggest popular culture exhibition, Supanova returning in April/June of next year to Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, and Perth, anticipation is high for the rounds of line-up announcements that bring in big, upcoming, and niche stars from all over the world. Next year’s Supanova have managed to lock in some pretty impressive names, spanning […]

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DVD Review: The Voices (USA, 2015)

December 7, 2015

Black comedy is a tricky thing to execute correctly, and sadly The Voices, despite an intriguing premise and a considerably talented ensemble, fails to balance its ingredients successfully.  It’s a bit too brutal to be truly funny yet similarly it’s a little too off-kilter to be deemed a straight-up horror film – but who’s to […]

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New HBO 2016 trailer reveals first Game of Thrones season 6 footage

December 7, 2015

Ramsay, Cersei, and Daenerys feature in the very first footage released from Season 6 of Game of Thrones. HBO have released their yearly trailer showcasing what’s in store for the channel next year, and while our look at GoT is very, very brief, we do get to see at least some of the focus of […]

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Film Review: In the Heart of the Sea (USA, 2015)

December 7, 2015

In the Heart of the Sea is exactly as it sounds – a film centred on the perils for seamen and sea creatures alike. Directed by award-winning director Ron Howard, the film is historically based on the whaling ship Essex and how real-life author Herman Melville (Ben Whishaw) became inspired to write the classic Moby […]

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Arts Review: Miss Universal by Atlanta Eke – Chunky Move Studios, Melbourne (Performances to December 12th)

December 7, 2015

One of the beautiful things about contemporary dance is its ability to transcend mediums not often explored by mainstream dance disciplines. However, when it comes down to it, there does need to be a message that isn’t clouded by obscurity and organic motive. Miss Universal is Atlanta Eke’s second work commissioned in the Next Move […]

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Leichhardt’s Capriccio Osteria & Bar introduces new menu plus all-day dining (Sydney)

December 7, 2015

Relatively new Leichhardt restaurant Capriccio Osteria & Bar has officially entered into the flavours of summer with their latest seasonal menu, bringing with it the introduction of all-day dining from Tuesday to Sunday. Now that the restaurant has built up a local following around Sydney, it’s time for third generation restaurateurs Matteo Galletto (son of […]

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On the Shelf: Stockade Brew Co.’s new range of brews

December 7, 2015

Relatively new craft brewery Stockade Brew Co. in South West Sydney stayed true to their promise of continual forward movement this year by introducing an entirely new line-up of beers earlier this year. Their commitment to using only high quality ingredients, no sugars for high speed fermentation, and no compromises on purity has, in previous […]

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On the Shelf: Il Colle 46 Parallelo Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

December 7, 2015

Few things are as summer-appropriate as a nice, crispy Italian Prosecco, and as the weather heats up in Australia we take a look at some very fine, straight forward Prosecco from northern Italy, specifically: Veneto. The Il Colle 46 Parallelo Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has been spread throughout the nation by Euro Concepts in […]

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MCA hosts pop-up Gin Garden for summer (Sydney)

December 7, 2015

Renowned UK artist Grayson Perry is going to have a big presence at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney this summer season, with his exhibition My Pretty Little Art Career featuring from 10th December 2015 to 1st May 2016. To accompany and celebrate this big moment for MCA, the street-level entrance has just grown […]

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