Day: 18 January 2016

Kanye West releases full version of Kendrick Lamar and Madlib collaboration “No More Parties in L.A”

January 18, 2016

Okay, so maybe Kanye West’s “GOOD Fridays” series isn’t exactly back on track. Many thought the Chicago rapper-producer would be releasing a new song every Friday in the lead-up to the highly anticipated Swish, much like he did in the weeks before My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was released in 2010. While we were wrong […]

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Single of the Day: Mary Handsome “Banksia” (2016)

January 18, 2016

Brisbane does good pop. I don’t think anybody is disputing this fact but it definitely should merit some more mentions here and there. I don’t know what it is about bands coming out of the Sunshine State in recent years, but they’ve been churning out some great material that has been piquing the interest of […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Dirty Three – State Theatre, Sydney (15.01.16)

January 18, 2016

Photo: Jamie Williams Sydney’s State Theatre was mostly hustle and bustle when Ethiopian-born and Finnish singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner graced the stage solace with an acoustic guitar as she fixed herself to a lone stool. A wealth of applause filled the room as she announced her impending ballads, and the chatter reignited. Wagner fought through hundreds […]

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Music Video of the Day: Heathers “November” (2016)

January 18, 2016

Irish indie duo Heathers came on to our radar when we linked up with them at SXSW in 2014 – Dublin sisters Ellie and Louise McNamara were making great waves through the festival with their stunning voices great music we got to know more of on their Kingdom album. This year, Heathers have kicked things […]

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Music Video Premiere: SKIES “Too Young” (2016)

January 18, 2016

  Adelaide’s SKIES have been busy already this year, not wasting any time in capitalising on the success 2015 brought them. Touted as one of your classic next big things to come out of SA, the trio have recently wrapped up work on their next single, one we’re excited to hear more of. Their tune […]

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Sydney Festival Review: The Chills – Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park (13.01.16)

January 18, 2016

Photo by: Jamie Williams Oh you pretty things. As Hyde Park’s Sydney Festival Village heaved with people paying their last respects to the one and only David Bowie, a little band from New Zealand played a nice venue called the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent. They were The Chills and they played a set that was brimming […]

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Stumbled Upon #102 – King Charles (London, UK)

January 18, 2016

In our 102nd instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet London’s King Charles, chat about song writing, Dylan, Mercury and Bowie and get a sneak peak at his latest release, Gamble For A Rose. Name: King Charles Website / Social Media: kingcharlesmusic.com Facebook / Twitter Genre: Pop / Rock / Alternative Members & their roles: King Charles […]

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James Hunt of RÜFÜS (Sydney) on their latest album Bloom, international touring & more!

January 18, 2016

After the success of the debut album Atlas, RÜFÜS took time out to head to Berlin to create their sophomore album Bloom. John Goodridge spoke to drummer James Hunt from the band about the making of the album. How are you feeling about the new album? I’m really excited. I only feel like I got […]

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Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival returns to Sydney for its 23rd program on February 18th

January 18, 2016

Now in its 23rd year, Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival proves it’s as important as ever in bringing LGBQTI stories to audiences, with a massive program across 2 weeks. Held at The Star Event Centre, Festival Director Paul Struthers took us through an upcoming program with films from all over the world as well […]

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Tickets on sale now for Zoolander 2 “Ridiculously Fun Fan Event” on Australia Day

January 18, 2016

This Australia Day, Zoolander himself (Ben Stiller) will be making his way to Australia to appear at a special fan screening of the highly anticipated film Zoolander 2 at Sydney’s State Theatre – and tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $35 and include complimentary sparkling wine, beer, or water on arrival, with fans able to walk […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Birdman Screening with Live Score from Antonio Sanchez – State Theatre (16.01.16)

January 18, 2016

One of the most anticipated events of this year’s Sydney Festival was the special screening of the film Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), with a live, mostly improvised score from Mexico’s Antonio Sanchez – the acclaimed jazz drummer who delivered us the original and unique soundtrack from the Oscar winning movie. So what […]

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Kurt Russell & Samuel L Jackson talk about their love of Quentin Tarantino & the legacy of The Hateful Eight

January 18, 2016

In the third and final part of our interview series, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson to talk about what makes Quentin Tarantino a great filmmaker – both from the perspective as actors and film goers. We also find out where they think The Hateful Eight will rank among […]

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Film Review: The Hateful Eight (R18+) (USA, 2015)

January 18, 2016

The Hateful Eight is (fittingly) iconic auteur Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film, which this week opened in Australian cinemas for a limited 70mm Ultra Panavision release – the first film to do so since 1966’s Khartoum and the first Western since The Hallelujah Trail (1965). For cinephiles around the world, the day couldn’t have come soon enough, […]

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Stars of Doctor Who and Torchwood heading to Gold Coast & Melbourne Supanovas in April!

January 18, 2016

Doctor Who and Torchwood fans are in for a treat this April, with this latest bit of Supanova news dropping! For the pop culture expo’s Melbourne and Gold Coast events coming up, cast members from both hit TV shows will be attending, giving fans the opportunity to connect with some favourites, past and present. Eve […]

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Review: Opera Australia’s The Rabbits – Roslyn Packer Theatre, Sydney (Performances to 24th January)

January 18, 2016

The Rabbits, written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan, is an extraordinary piece of work. It takes important historical events and recreates its message in a haunting picture book- reaching children and adults alike. It does not shy away from what it needs to say. The adaption of this work into this opera […]

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South Yarra gets a new dining hot spot with Sth Central (Melbourne)

January 18, 2016

Newly opened in Yarra Street is a contemporary social and dining venue titled Sth Central, operated by partners Tommy McIntosh and Ben Avramides (of Tommy Collins fame) who have brought in Chefs Daniel Southern (Est Est Est, Circa) and Simon Winfield to bolster the kitchen alongside Leroy Smith (Stokehouse). The solid lineup have brought together […]

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The 7 best Australia Day events in Sydney for 2016

January 18, 2016

The Ternary on Australia Day. Photo credit: Nikki To While Australia Day events for this year are beginning to emerge, we’ve sifted through Sydney’s plans to bring you seven of the most exciting happenings on January 26th. Most make full use of their day off to get down to the harbour and help celebrate this […]

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Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay will bring back their popular Bacon Festival this February (Sydney)

January 18, 2016

Last year Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay zipped into fame with their inaugural Bacon Festival proving a massive success, spread out over several weeks and offering a variety of dishes using free-range bacon in interesting ways. This year, they’ll be bringing the concept back, kicking off with a huge event on February 27th at Chippendale’s Central […]

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