Day: 23 December 2015

Music Video of the Day: Pure Youth “New November” (2015)

December 23, 2015

London’s Pure Youth have only been around since 2014 but they’ve wasted no time in building an impressive rep for themselves through this year. Demonstrating that the indie scene that flourished under the wing of bands like The Maccabees, The Wombats and more recently, The 1975 and Circa Waves, is certainly not done in unearthing […]

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The emergence of the DIY & boutique events – are they becoming a viable replacement for the touring festival?

December 23, 2015

As we welcome Summer and the New Year, we welcome the horrid sight of fake tans gone wrong, gym junkies parading the streets shirtless, long lines to use (much to our dismay) port-a-loos or to buy an overpriced beverage, sniffer dogs guarding entry gates and in the distance; a giant stage which will be home […]

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The 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B tracks of 2015: Part Two – The Top 25

December 23, 2015

It’s that time of the year again; we’ve already rounded up the full AU crew’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, but here’s something a bit different. The AU’s Chris Singh looks at the best hip-hop and R&B tracks of 2015 after countless hours (probably days; who knows) of picking apart the year’s best releases and […]

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El Vez on bringing the music of Elvis to Australia for Christmas & New Year’s!

December 23, 2015

If you’ve ever wondered what a Mexican Elvis-centric show would be like to attend, wonder no more – El Vez is in Australia to answer the call. A world renowned entertainer, the ‘real Rey Del Rock ‘n’ Roll’ has been bringing his eclectic hybrid of Americana and Mexicano music to crowds throughout the US, Europe […]

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The 40 Best Australian Records of 2015

December 23, 2015

Following on from our countdown of the 40 best records from around the world in 2015, we wanted to expand on that list and shine some light on some more of our favourite Australian records of the year. The top 15 albums on this list also appear in the same order in the international list […]

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Album Review: HEALTH – Death Magic (2015 LP)

December 23, 2015

LA noise band HEALTH officially released their third studio album Death Magic earlier in the year. The hiatus between their previous album Get Color and the new Death Magic has paid off. These guys have been dipping their toes into numerous projects over the years, from game soundtracks to video collabs with greats like Eric […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (M) (USA, 2015)

December 23, 2015

So if you’re fresh off the blockbuster wave of dinosaurs and teeny tiny superheroes (not to mention some Star Wars) and are ready for some more action packed fun, then this week’s big release Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation will be able to fill that gap nicely. As with any of the Mission: Impossible (aka […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens app lets you create your own opening text crawl

December 23, 2015

The official Star Wars website has just launched an app allowing fans to create their own opening text crawl, paired up with the iconic score by John Williams. The new app joins the many, many games and apps designed to celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which has come at the end […]

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How they fit some familiar voices into Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 23, 2015

Note: This article contains some spoilers. A lot has been written over the last few days about the number of “cameos” that we can find in the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens – in particular a certain James Bond. It turns out that there’s a lot more than just familiar faces who make their way […]

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Five things you have to watch this Christmas and Boxing Day

December 23, 2015

Christmas isn’t just about sitting around a table and arguing with your relatives while you enjoy a pile of meats – nor only about opening presents. It’s also about sitting around the TV, falling into a food coma and enjoying whatever festive treats the networks have in store. Here’s a look at five things you […]

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DVD Review: Pan (USA, 2015)

December 23, 2015

In this origin story but not quite an adaptation of the beloved J.M Barrie book Peter Pan this film takes us on a journey that seems to have no real rhyme or reason other than Peter trying to find his mother, accidentally stumbling into an adventure and ultimately discovering his destiny. Peter (Levi Miller), a […]

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Theatre Review: The Importance Of Being Earnest – Bella Vista Farm, Sydney (Performances through to Dec 30th)

December 23, 2015

Sport for Jove’s The Importance of Being Earnest opens with perhaps one of the most perfectly choreographed scenes in theatre. Staged within an elaborate house and performed to “Le amour est un oiseux rebelle” from George Bizet’s opera Carmen, we see Algernon Moncrieff (Aaron Tsindos) after a long night of revelry, emerge and move about […]

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The Best of 2015: The Arts Editor’s Picks

December 23, 2015

It’s been an incredible year for the Sydney arts scene. I managed to get to well over fifty productions this year, ranging from musicals to operas to theatre to experimental interactive experiences. It seems like each year there are more and more wonderful things to see! With so many fabulous productions it was tough to […]

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The Grounds of Alexandria bring their hobbit themed pop-up to Entertainment Quarter this summer (Sydney)

December 23, 2015

If you went along the Sculpture by the Sea this year then you may have seen The Grounds of Alexandria’s magical, Hobbit-themed pop-up cafe, The Grounds House, propped in Marks Park. It was an essential part of the whole experience, with small treats, burgers, juices, and great coffee fueling the scene in Tamarama. Well, there’s […]

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Belles Hot Chicken are throwing a party at Bondi Icebergs this January (Sydney)

December 23, 2015

Live music and baller baskets of fried chicken will be painting the scene at Bondi’s Icebergs Dining Room & Bar next month, as the famed Belles Hot Chicken takes over the venue to host a massive party on January 10th. Dubbed Bellesbergs, the party will be bringing in the likes of Grizzly, Jungle Snake, Dreamcatcher, […]

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