Day: 24 January 2016

K-Pop Phenomenon Boyfriend & JJCC coming to Carriageworks in Sydney this February!

January 24, 2016

In what’s expected to be a huge event for K-Pop fans this February, both Boyfriend and JJCC will be performing for the first time in Sydney at Carriageworks, opening the 2016 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival! It’s going to two massive nights of K-Pop boyband goodness, with SBS PopAsia’s Jamaica dela Cruz and Andy Trieu […]

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Papa Pilko and the Binrats, The Dead Love & more join The Lockhearts at Old Mate’s Block Party in Sydney!

January 24, 2016

**Editorial Note: Since publishing, Papa Bilko and the Binrats have had to pull out of the event, being replaced by JOSEPH LIDDY AND THE SKELETON HORSE. Sydney musicians are hosting a celebration of the talent continuing to thrive within the city in the face of recent venue shutdowns, licensing restrictions and the general calls of the music […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Joanna Newsom – Sydney Opera House (21.01.16)

January 24, 2016

This week’s Sydney Festival performance from Joanna Newsom marked the third time the acclaimed US artist has performed in the iconic Sydney Opera House, and her first time on our shores in five years. Her first ever performance in the Concert Hall was back in 2008, when she performed her second record Ys in full […]

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Live Review: The 1975 + The Japanese House – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (21.01.16)

January 24, 2016

Announcing their tour for early 2016, The 1975 frontman Matty Healy claimed “only the most dedicated [fans] will get a ticket”. After seeing their sold-out show on Thursday night, I agree with him – there was a line stretching long into the street hours before the gig started, with some people arriving at 6am to […]

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Guilty Simpson (Detroit) on recording a full album with Katalyst, the character that unites Detroit emcees, Random Axe, and more

January 24, 2016

Guilty Simpson remains one of the quintessential figures in Detroit hip hop, standing alongside the likes of J Dilla, Phat Kat, Royce Da 5’9 and Slum Village as one of the most consistent artists to come from the city. He has been known for his sharp dedication to every aspect of The D, mainly sticking […]

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Video Games Review: The Westport Independent (PC, 2016)

January 24, 2016

I’ve already seen The Westport Independent described as “Censorship Simulator” online and, honestly, that’s not a bad way to describe it. A totalitarian Loyalist government is instituting policies that will prevent a free media from informing the masses, but the underground Rebels need the help of your newspaper to help sway public opinion and create […]

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Circus Review: La Verità – State Theatre, Melbourne Arts Centre (21 to 23 January 2015)

January 24, 2016

La Verità could only be described as a swift fall down a rabbit hole where reality is warped and nothing is as it seems. Surrealist tones are prevalent throughout this offbeat circus extravaganza which revolves around the discovery of one of Salvador Dali’s scrims that was found in a wooden box in a theatre after […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Fall Fell Fallen – Bay 17, Carriageworks (Performances to 24th January)

January 24, 2016

The Lonely Circus production of Fall Fell Fallen has a twist. It’s not the lone tightroper, and it’s not the experimental music accompaniment. It’s Acrobat Sébastien Le Guen falling. A lot. He doesn’t hurt himself or anything. It’s not exactly for the epic fail crowd, though it does disarm with the same gravitational force. Thankfully, […]

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Sydney Festival Review: In Between Two – Bay 20, Carriageworks (Performances until January 24th)

January 24, 2016

A premiere show for the Sydney Festival, In Between Two sees two Australian musicians, TZU’s Joelistics and Sietta’s James Mangohig, overlap their stories as mixed-race Asian Australians in Australia’s hip hop culture. Sharing family photos and tales from their heritage, the two share a basic commonality, however their histories couldn’t be more different. Joelistics happily […]

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A Rock & Roll Writers Festival announces second round of speakers

January 24, 2016

A Rock & Roll Writers Festival is a curated, weekend long literary festival devoted to exploring and celebrating the creative spark between writing and music. The festival is to be held on the 2nd and 3rd of April at The Brightside, 27 Warner Street, Fortitude Valley. The fearless program is designed for fans and lovers of music […]

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Art Month Sydney 2016 announces full program of events and exhibitions

January 24, 2016

Art Month Sydney 2016, headed for the first by time by Artistic Director Barry Keldoulis, have announced their full program presented from 1st until 20th March. In addition to the popular Collectors’ Space and Art At Night events, this year will feature Green Eyed Monster Eating its Own Tail, a new exhibition curated specifically for […]

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New dining project ‘A Moveable Feast’ set to debut on Bondi Beach this March

January 24, 2016

Sydney is nothing without its adventures in dining, and Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Bondi Beach to be exact, will be the site of the first dining project and experience, in a series of events designed to take Sydneysiders on a range of dining journeys, showcasing the beauty of Sydney in each season. Aptly named A Moveable […]

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Recipe: Miguel Maestre’s BBQ Lamb Kofta with Beetroot Pita and Chargrilled Kale

January 24, 2016

As part of a promotion titled “A to Z of Mmmm” across Stockland’s 41 shopping centres in Australia, celebrity chef Miguel Maestre has come on board to inspire home cooks to learn from and engage with local food culture. To help this along, he will be rolling out several recipes, articles, and videos for Stockland, […]

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McDonald’s Australia is now selling Big Mac Special Sauce in 500ml bottles for a limited run

January 24, 2016

Last year, fast food giant McDonald’s Australia started pushing exclusive 500ml bottles of their famous Big Mac Special Sauce to a selected few across the country, with the rest of the public able to get their hands on 25ml tubs from national outlets. But that was last year. In 2016, McDonald’s are taking the ‘exclusive’ […]

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Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie – Alexandria (Sydney)

January 24, 2016

Tucked away on the corner of Botany Road and Mandible Street Alexandria unassuming Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie has been a long term goal of John Ralley and Steve Anderson, realised when they opened for business a mere five months ago. The duo, having met over a decade ago during their apprenticeship in the Southern Highlands, have […]

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Yoga and Mindfulness festival ‘Wanderlust’ heads to Thredbo with live music from Xavier Rudd and others (NSW)

January 24, 2016

Thredbo may be an unbeatable town in winter, but its summers are not to be sniffed at, either. This season, along with their current schedule of summer events, they’ll also be hosting Wanderlust, one of the planet’s most popular yoga and mindfulness festivals. From 18th February, Wanderlust will feature 4 days of activities and art, […]

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Melbourne’s award-winning Red Spice Road reopens following major redevelopment

January 24, 2016

Award winning South-East Asian restaurant Red Spice Road has reopened following stage one of their $1 million renovation, bringing some major changes to the look and feel of the restaurant with updated furnishings, new look interior and exterior, a new kitchen, and a brand new menu. The centrally located Melbourne dining experience recently picked up […]

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On the Shelf: Magners Blonde Low-Carb Cider

January 24, 2016

The trend of low-carb options where canned beer is concerned has seen quite a few successful brews, focusing on session-worthy drinks while appealing to increasingly health conscious public who can’t exactly stand the thought of cutting out their favourite beers and/or ciders completely. Irish Brand Magners have added to the market here, pushing a new […]

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