Day: 8 February 2016

The Secret Garden Festival unveils the first 10 bands from its 2016 line up!

February 8, 2016

As Secret Garden edges ever closer, the folk behind the well-loved NSW event have given fans even more of an excuse to get excited, today rolling out a tasty artist reveal! The first 10 artists to from the event line up have been revealed, indicating that yet another memorable and diverse Secret Garden Festival is […]

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Live Review: Tired Lion + FOAM + Hip Priest – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth (06.02.16)

February 8, 2016

The streets of Northbridge were packed on Saturday night with people soaking up the colour of the Perth Fringe Festival, so it was great to see a crowd still come out in force for local grunge rockers Tired Lion. Bringing out their usual bravado, it was a great night for the always excitable Jack Rabbit […]

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Adelaide Festivals Generate $74.7 million of New Money according to new report

February 8, 2016

A study commissioned by Festivals Adelaide and released on Friday reveal that in the period between 2014 and 2015 a number of the city’s major festivals have provided in excess of $74.7 million of new money to the capitals economy. In February last year the city was harshly criticized by Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah for […]

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Album Review: Blackalicious – Imani, Vol. 1 (2015 LP)

February 8, 2016

For a while there, it seemed like Blackalicious would be no more – they burst out of the blocks in the early noughties with three classic LPs, before a decade-long silence after 2005’s The Craft. But back in 2015, the duo broke their hiatus in a big way with Imani Vol. 1. The album is not […]

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Festival Review: Laneway Festival – RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (06.02.16)

February 8, 2016

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, colloquially referred to as Laneway, has taken on many forms since its inception of what it’s known as now in 2005. It only came to Brisbane in 2007, and marks only one more year short of a decade of the highly anticipated Brisbane event. This year, the big honchos were Beach […]

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Music Video of the Day: Fat Freddy’s Drop “10 Feet Tall” (2016)

February 8, 2016

Fat Freddy’s Drop turn up the reggae feeling with today’s video of the day, the NZ group’s “10 Feet Tall”. The track is incredibly well produced, with a constant array of brass instruments hopping in and out over a soft, steady reggae beat and silky smooth vocals. The music video is said to reflect the […]

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Single of the Day: Ocean Alley “Holiday” (2016)

February 8, 2016

This may just be the most tropical, summery song ever. The appropriately named “Holiday” is the latest from Ocean Alley, a six-piece bluesy/psychedelic group who have just announced their debut album, Lost Tropics. “Holiday” is in support of their current EP In Purple, which is definitely worth checking out. ———- This content has recently been ported […]

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Single of the Day: Chambers “Yeagin Shone” (2016)

February 8, 2016

“Yeagin Shone” is the latest and greatest from Aussie psych-alt group Chambers, and it definitely is great. Clocking in at just short of three and a half minutes, this piece has a certain Temper Trap vibe, if only with a little more edge to it. Jump on it, this one’s definitely worth a listen. ———- […]

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Stumbled Upon #105 – Alissia (New York, USA)

February 8, 2016

  In our 105th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet New York’s Alissia , chat about all things funk and soul and check out groove to her latest offering, “Take Off”. Name: Alissia Website / Social Media: alissiabenveniste.com Facebook / Soundcloud / Instagram / Twitter Genre: Funk Members & their roles: – Alissia Benveniste – Ricky […]

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Wild At Heart, Hope For The Day & To Write Love On Her Arms: Three organisations, utilising music to create an impact.

February 8, 2016

We all need a little help sometimes. Whether we’ve had a bad day from work or a fight with a friend, it’s not uncommon to find ourselves lost when obstacles are thrown into our lives. There are people out there who do good in the music industry. Many may think that people are in it […]

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TV Review: The X-Files Season 10 Episode 3, “Mulder & Scully Meet The Weremonster” (USA, 2016)

February 8, 2016

The X-Files was one of the first procedural shows that even though it was billed as sci-fi it actually transcended that genre by dabbling in so many others. At times it was a drama, or a suspense conspiracy driven thriller, at others it was horror, there were even occasional comedic episodes but it always retained […]

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DVD Review: The Martian (M) (USA, 2015)

February 8, 2016

The Martian is the much anticipated adaptation of Andy Weir’s acclaimed debut novel of the same name – a book which is as fascinating in its rise to notoriety as the content itself. Released in 2011 as a self-published, free-to-download ebook by the author (he released it chapter by chapter on his website before sticking it […]

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Our first look at Matt Damon in Jason Bourne dropped during the Super Bowl

February 8, 2016

Among many trailers to premiere today during the Super Bowl was our first look at Matt Damon’s fourth turn as Jason Bourne in the arguably lazily titled Jason Bourne. The 30 second clip did everything that a first film teaser should do – spoils little of the plot, but get’s us pretty excited about its […]

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Video Games Review: Firewatch (PC, 2016)

February 8, 2016

Firewatch is a game that had me intrigued from the moment I laid eyes on it. The first time I heard anything about it was a trailer during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference. It made me laugh, it made me wonder what its deal was and I quietly kept an eye on it over the […]

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Premieres, Returns & Crowd Favourites: 10 must see shows of the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival!

February 8, 2016

Even though Adelaide’s reputation as The Festival State may have taken a hit in recent years with the loss of two major touring festivals, the city still remains a hub of activity through February and March when the Adelaide Fringe Festival takes over seemingly every nook and cranny of the CBD. Second only to Edinburgh in […]

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Theatre Review: West Side Story – Riverside Theatre (performances until 20th Feb)

February 8, 2016

Even if you haven’t yet seen a production of West Side Story, chances are you a probably familiar with one of its very recognisable tunes or melodies. From “Something’s Coming” to “Tonight” to “Somewhere” to even the very “Overture”, you’ll recognize something (eh). But really, seeing them all together in their original setting is the […]

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Merivale chefs name their top picks for this year’s ‘March Into Merivale’ festival

February 8, 2016

It’s not long now until the big launch of March Into Merivale, the renowned hospitality group’s annual festival which gives them a chance to celebrate their acclaimed team of chefs and bartenders through a series of food and drink events, catering for a massive range of tastes. This year also marks one of the biggest […]

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The team behind Bar Luca are opening a burger restaurant on Oxford Street next month (Sydney)

February 8, 2016

If you’re one of the 40,000+ members of The Fatties Burger Appreciation Society on Facebook then you may be all too familiar with the name Bar Luca. The near-Circular-Quay pub has become famous for their burgers, particularly the poutine-packed Blame Canada, which was voted by said Facebook group as the best burger in Sydney; anyone […]

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The Bentley Restaurant team will replace Noma Australia with a seafood restaurant (Sydney)

February 8, 2016

René Redzepi’s gloriously innovative – by all accounts – Noma Australia has been stretching into it’s location at Barangaroo for some weeks now, heading towards that inevitably sad moment when the pop up restaurant has to pack up and make way for something else. That something else has now been confirmed to be a new […]

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Wolfgang Puck to open a restaurant at Sydney International Airport; Kitchen by Mike to follow

February 8, 2016

Famed Chef Wolfgang Puck, he who has catered the Oscars for the past 21 years, will be opening his very first Sydney restaurant, and it won’t be in the CBD or the inner-west, it will be part of the new City View precinct at Sydney International Airport. Titled The Bistro, the premium dining destination will […]

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The best of Valentine’s Day in Sydney 2016

February 8, 2016

All you lovers in Sydney should be prepared because there are plenty of restaurants, cafes, diners, and bars around putting on their best for the most romantic day of the year. Whether it’s your significant other or a group of loves ones you’re planning to hang with on February 14th, keep these events in mind, […]

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Sydney staycation festival Summer Land sells out first two releases; third release tickets available now

February 8, 2016

Have You Heard events have really been making full use of Sydney and it’s surrounds to throw regular, unique secret parties, whether it be doubled up with staycations outside of the city or bringing together a school of ferry’s for a good ol’ harbour party. The event-throwing crew have been bringing imagination back in a […]

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