Day: 28 January 2016

February’s Xbox Games with Gold features Hand of Fate, Gears of War 2

January 28, 2016

February brings a fresh batch of free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Some may criticise this month’s offerings as being a bit anaemic but there’s at least one title that’s definitely worth your time.

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Single of the Day: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros “No Love Like Yours” (2016)

January 28, 2016

Taking strides in making the changes to their band, their sound and their general approach known, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have put a strike through the old and are forging forth with the new – here with their new tune in “No Love Like Yours”. Since the departure of Jade Castrinos, the band […]

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Surfing, Laneway & Dunies: Catching up with Zack Carper of FIDLAR!

January 28, 2016

A kangaroo hops past Zack Carper as he chats with me recently, earning a slightly bewildered, Holy shit!, from the FIDLAR guitarist and vocalist. Although the band is set to travel around the country over the next few weeks, Carper’s been in Australia for a little while already; surfing, road tripping and producing some new […]

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Ahead of Sydney’s Old Mate’s Block Party, Getting to Know…Fox Company!

January 28, 2016

This weekend, The Factory will be hosting a good ol’ fashioned Sydney music love in, with the first Old Mate’s Block Party kicking off on Saturday. The event sticks its finger up at the lockdowns, the licensing restrictions and the general bad vibes being shot at local artists in recent times; the block party is […]

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Ahead of Old Mate’s Block Party…Getting to Know The Lockhearts!

January 28, 2016

Ahead of the inaugural Old Mate’s Block Party in Sydney this weekend, we get to know a little more about the band who’ve spearheaded the whole shebang, The Lockhearts. In coming together with other local Sydney bands and artists, the event has been formed around the common-shared idea that art in whatever its form and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Laura Mvula ft. Nile Rodgers “Overcome” (2016)

January 28, 2016

Remember when Laura Mvula released her debut album Sing to the Moon back around 2013? It seemed like many corners of the music industry were instantly captivated by the British singer-songwriter’s ability to weave some beautiful lyrics with some incredibly textured arrangements that saw her fuse jazz, soul and pop together with gorgeous flair. Now, […]

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Courtyard Sessions returns to the Seymour Centre with 8 free all-age events over 7 weeks!

January 28, 2016

The Seymour Centre will be providing Sydneysiders the opportunity to get involved in some fantastic free concerts with their Courtyard Sessions, returning in February with a stellar line up of musicians. Enjoy the last weeks of summer with free tunes, and some great food and drink options on offer. Roaming perfomers, family friendly games and […]

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Hinds announce Australian tour dates for May!

January 28, 2016

Hinds made a helluva impression when they embarked on their first Australian tour last year, arriving with a new band name, music for a whole new audience on the other side of the globe and an intent to make their presence stick. That it did, with the ladies becoming a buzz band out amongst Australian […]

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Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog (US) talks about The Psychedelic Swamp!

January 28, 2016

the AU was told a story when they heard Dr. Dog are releasing another album this February. But this was a story of an unusual nature so we wanted the story behind the story. We got in touch with Scott “Taxi” McMicken from Dr. Dog to talk about it. “In the waning days of our […]

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Album Review: Dream Theater ‚Äď The Astonishing (2016 LP)

January 28, 2016

There seems to be a growing trend in the entertainment industry of over-hyping. Some new whatever comes out, or is announced, and it whips everyone into a frenzy just thinking about the potential for a new whatever-the-hell-is-being-hyped. Unfortunately, the other growing trend is letting those who are hyped up for something down, and as a […]

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EA bails out of E3 2016, creates own seperate event EA Play

January 28, 2016

EA continues is longstanding tradition of marching to the beat of its own rather odd drum, announcing today that they have released their booth space at this year’s E3 Expo in favour of holding an event of their own the weekend prior.

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New featurette shows just how bananas Rise of the Tomb Raider looks on PC

January 28, 2016

It’s been just over two months since¬†Rise of the Tomb Raider launched on the Xbox One to widespread critical acclaim (and less-than-stellar sales due to a launch date that saw it release against¬†Fallout 4). Tomorrow, it arrives on PC and we’ve now got our first look at it running on top-end hardware.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2 starring Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling set to film in July

January 28, 2016

Ridley Scott’s¬†Blade Runner¬†has been described as a “pinnacle of the science-fiction genre” since 1982 – and especially since its Directors Cut re-release in the 90s. There have been arguments surrounding a sequel for the iconic film, and even if it’s left many fans sceptical, it’s still going to¬†happen regardless. Yes, Alcon Entertainment are encouraging fans […]

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A What We Do In The Shadows sequel has been confirmed; the title revealed

January 28, 2016

Ever since his vampire mockumentary film left a crater of both critical and popular acclaim in its wake, rumours have been circling director Taika Waititi and the possibility of a sequel to What We Do In The Shadows. Those possibilities look to have come to fruition this week with Waititi confirming the sequel (and its […]

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Australia’s Miranda Otto and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton) will star in 24 reboot

January 28, 2016

Earlier this month, it was revealed¬†that Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer would not be the main character of 24′s reboot. However, it has been announced that Straight Outta Compton’s¬†¬†Corey Hawkins,¬†will be undertaking the main role for the 12-episode series. Hawkins will be playing Eric Carter, a war veteran returning to the US with challenges that will […]

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Film Review: Room (M) (USA, 2015)

January 28, 2016

Adopting a story that tragically resembles real-life accounts, and presenting an opening 40-or-so minutes that prove an uneasy watch, Room is an initially cold but masterful drama all the same.¬† Describing the film as cold is not a criticism on its part though as director Lenny Abrahamson has displayed such skill in housing the film […]

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Film Review: Dirty Grandpa (MA15+) (USA, 2016)

January 28, 2016

Best known for co-writing on¬†Sasha Baron Cohen projects (Borat, Ali G), Dan Mazer’s 2013 directorial debut I Give It A Year was a crowd-pleasing, fairly underrated romantic comedy, that brought together a stellar cast and showed Mazer as a Director to watch in the commercial sphere. Fast forward three years and Mazer’s follow up film, […]

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Surry Hills’ The Carrington launches The Hip Hop Chicken Shop pop-up (Sydney)

January 28, 2016

The team at Surry Hills staple The Carrington are readying their b-boy stances, preparing to turn the venue into The Hip Hop Chicken Shop from 5pm every Saturday throughout February with a specially designed chicken shop inspired menu backed by an equally delicious soundtrack of nothing but hip hop. While the venue’s boomin’ system is […]

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Din Tai Fung will be offering chocolate and banana monkey buns for Chinese New Year

January 28, 2016

Famed dumpling chain Din Tai Fung will be celebrating The Year of the Monkey in the most adorable way possible next month, offering specially created Monkey Buns along with new additions to their comprehensive menu. Available throughout February in Sydney and Melbourne, these steamed bao monkey buns will come filled with a creamy mix of […]

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Taste of Sydney announces first lineup details for 2016

January 28, 2016

In partnership with Electrolux, the annual Taste of Sydney will once again take over The Brazilian Fields in Centennial Parklands for four delicious days of exclusive dishes, masterclasses, and more. From Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th March, the hugely popular food and drink festival will attempt to top last year’s record turn out of 24,000 […]

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Five things you need to do in Sydney this weekend (29th-31st Jan)

January 28, 2016

There’s no shortage of interesting things to do around Sydney this weekend, nor is there a lack of new restaurants and bars to help you keep your plans flowing along nicely. Here are five things to throw on your to-do list for this Friday 29th Jan to Sunday 31st Jan, from the highest silent disco […]

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