Day: 4 January 2016

Sydney’s Goat Island to host a new Australia Day festival

January 4, 2016

In the coming weeks we can expect a whole heap of Australia Day (January 26th) events to be announced, but for now this is a nice way to kick start the Sydney options. Sydney Harbour’s Goat Island will be the site of a new small-scale music festival titled Goat Island Sounds, presented by NSW National […]

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Live Review: Leon Bridges – Metro Theatre, Sydney (03.01.16)

January 4, 2016

“We’re here to make you feel good and that’s it” – Leon Bridges, addressing the sold out Metro Theatre as part of his debut Australian tour. Leon Bridges is a consummate performer; something rather extraordinary given the Texan has only been on the scene for 2 years and one record (the brilliant Coming Home). But in […]

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FBi SMACs Festival announce last minute line-up addition, new food outlets, and rave cave

January 4, 2016

Sydney’s first local music festival of 2016 will be taking place this Sunday 10th January at Carriageworks. As part of Sydney Festival, the FBi SMACs will using the renowned art precinct for a massive display of local talent across various styles of music and art, bringing in the likes of Future Classic‘s Wave Racer, hip […]

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Music Video of the Day: Young Fathers “Old Rock n Roll” (2015)

January 4, 2016

Scottish trio Young Fathers have been tearing up Australian stages recently with their appearances at the Falls Festival so far and man, have they been a memorable act to have caught. Raucous, relentless and ferocious, the band’s music is incredibly unapologetic and vibrant, especially the material on their latest album, White Men Are Black Men […]

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Single of the Day: Twin Ages “Outlaws” (2015)

January 4, 2016

Get some promising rock and roll tunes into your Monday with Twin Ages‘ new single, “Outlaws”. Due for official release this month, the track is brash, heavy and perfect for fans who vibe Kingswood, early Kings of Leon and some dirty bluesy rock coming outta Melbourne at the moment. It’s a passionate release from the […]

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The Iris’ Twenty Best Films of 2015

January 4, 2016

Now that we’ve all had a chance to watch Star Wars and the run of Boxing Day films, join The Iris as we count down our twenty favourite films from 2015… and for our overseas readers just take note that we at The Iris can only include films that received cinematic release in Australia between […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens was Australia’s biggest movie of 2015

January 4, 2016

Despite only being released two weeks before the end of the year, and with its daily and weekly box office receipts continuing to tally in the millions, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has easily become the biggest film of 2015 in Australia – while it narrowly scraped through to beat Spectre in the UK. According to […]

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TV Review: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 1, Episode 8 “Ashes to Ashes” (USA, 2015)

January 4, 2016

The time has finally come. El Jefe has arrived at the destination where it all began. The cabin. Which means, shit is well and truly about to go down. After absconding from the group last week, Ash finds his way back to the ill-fated cabin in a last ditch effort to end the evil plague […]

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The “spiritual sequel” to Dazed and Confused to open SXSW; new trailer and poster debuts

January 4, 2016

Written and directed by Richard Linklater in his first film since the critical sensation Boyhood,  Everybody Wants Some follows a group of college baseball players in the 1980’s as they adjust to the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adult life for the first time. It’s being dubbed as the “spiritual sequel” to his classic film Dazed and Confused (1993) […]

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Fourth season of top rating drama Vikings returns to SBS in February

January 4, 2016

The highly anticipated fourth season of Vikings, starring Australia’s Travis Fimmel and Alyssa Sutherland, arrives on Australian television screens on February 24th on SBS. Known for outstanding drama, stunning visuals and thrilling battle scenes, Vikings will return with a brand new, bigger season, boasting 20 episodes that will air in two 10-episode parts during the year. History Channel […]

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Back to work: Gaming news you may have missed over the holidays

January 4, 2016

Welcome back, boys and girls! We’re back at work and getting ready for CES 2016 in just a few days time. Thing is, while we were enjoying the holidays, news kept rolling in – Steam had themselves a Big Winter Fail, Oculus hit a stumbling block and there was good news for Final Fantasy fans. […]

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Stephan Mahy Discusses Upcoming Special Event – Steven Schwartz In Conversation With Leigh Sales

January 4, 2016

On the 13th February at Sydney’s Theatre Royal, Leigh Sales will sit down with the one and only acclaimed composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz! There is no doubt that you would have heard some of Schwartz’s work, whether it be his Broadway hits including Godspell, Pippin and Wicked or his work on Disney movies such […]

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Review: Miss Peaches (new menu, summer 2015) – Newtown (Sydney)

January 4, 2016

Through a narrow door and up some stairs nearby The Marlborough Hotel is the passage through to Miss Peaches now well-established as one of the most popular diners in the area. There is a cool breeze blowing in and sitting high above one of Newtown’s busiest streets has afforded me the perfect view to people […]

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