Day: 9 February 2016

Rap-A-Lot Records founder James A. Prince to deliver SXSW Music keynote in March!

February 9, 2016

SXSW Music has announced another keynote speaker for its 2016 programming to join producer Tony Visconti, this time heading into the hip-hop world in welcoming Rap-A-Lot Records founder James A. Prince to the festival and conference! To be interviewed by rapper Bun B on March 17th at the Austin Convention Centre, the company’s founder and current CEO will […]

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Melbourne rapper Ur Boy Bangz announces “last ever” performance for this weekend

February 9, 2016

Melbourne-based Sudanese rapper Ur Boy Bangz (AKA Bangs or Bangz) has captured the hearts and minds of young Australia by just being himself, pumping out classic viral hits such as “Take U to Da Movies” and “Meet Me on the Facebook”, creating nu-media frenzies with his adorably sharp disses to the likes of Kendrick Lamar […]

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Single of the Day: Kyle Thornton & The Company “Magic” (2016)

February 9, 2016

When we first came across Boston soul/R&B group Kyle Thornton & The Company at Lollapalooza in Chicago last year, we knew we’d come across something special. In their latest single “Magic”, we’re stoked to see that that, well, magic, they’d conjured onstage for music fans during that festival has extended back into the studio with […]

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PJ Harvey, Julia Holter & mĂșm and more confirmed for Iceland Airwaves 2016

February 9, 2016

Iceland Airwaves 2016 have confirmed their first round of acts including  PJ Harvey, Julia Holter and mĂșm with Kronos Quartet. Other artists lined up for the festival are Axel FlĂłvent, GKR, MammĂșt, ReykjavĂ­kurdĂŠtur, Mr.Silla and Sturla Atlas.  The iconic festival will take place in ReykjavĂ­k, Iceland on the 2nd – 6th of November this year. The ticket options include an international package […]

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Mathais Farm from Millencolin (Sweden) talks about their love of Oz and touring the new album True Brew

February 9, 2016

Before their tour of Australia in April this year, I chatted to Mathias Farm from Millencolin about their relationship with our great southern land and what twenty years of success as a punk rock band looks like. What’s Millencolin’s relationship with Australia like? It’s always kind of special for us. Back in 1996, Australia was […]

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The Hills Are Alive announce full line up & make tickets available to public

February 9, 2016

The complete line-up for the eighth The Hills Are Alive has been announced and for the first time in the event’s history a limited allocation of tickets has been made available to the general public. The line-up includes Bad//Dreams, The Belligerents, Fraser A Gorman, Grenadiers, Running Touch, Arthur Penn and the Funky Ten, Venus Court, Fossil Fuel and many […]

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Cog touring Australia after five year hiatus this July!

February 9, 2016

After a five year hiatus, Cog are back for a run of shows along the east coast this July! This one probably feels like a longer way for the dedicated fan base who’ve no doubt been crossing fingers and toes for this announcement but finally, they’ll be able to see their beloved Cog hit venues in Byron, […]

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Album Review: Savages – Adore Life (2016 LP)

February 9, 2016

Back in 2013, Savages released a critically acclaimed album, Silence Yourself – a post-punk gem that even had its own manifesto as part of the cover art. The anticipation was high then for Adore Life, an album devoted entirely to love songs. Luckily, Savages have lived up to the hype and delivered another excellent LP.  The album begins with the scorching […]

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‘Cosmic voodoo soul pop’ purveyor Iluka tells us what to expect from her Courtyard Sessions appearance this Friday!

February 9, 2016

Following on from a successful opening event last Friday, the crew behind the Courtyard Sessions at Sydney’s Seymour Centre are heading in dreamy direction this week, in welcoming the wonderful Iluka to their program! Seeing out 2015 with a memorable spot on the Woodford line up, the Sydney vocalist and songwriter looks ahead to the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Parquet Courts “Dust” (2016)

February 9, 2016

Some brand new Parquet Courts visuals  are here! The band recently released their official music video for “Dust”, taken from their new album Human Performance, a record that stands to feature possibly some of their most open and emotional material yet. “Dust”, on the surface, is a pretty clear cut tune – dust is indeed everywhere […]

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Album Review: My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall (2015 LP)

February 9, 2016

Their first album in four years, The Waterfall is a bracing return for My Morning Jacket, that will reaffirm them in the canon of indie rock. It’s graceful and lyrically robust, while still maintaining the positive vibes of the group. It’s been a while coming, but throughout the album’s run time, it proves a stellar […]

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Andy Strachan on his new solo EP Follow The Sun and the new The Living End album

February 9, 2016

2016 marks a pretty exciting year for The Living End’s Andy Strachan, with a new solo EP now released in Follow The Sun! Recently, Strachan caught up with Josh to have a chat about the EP which, as they discuss, is notably heavier and darker than what people may have been expecting, as well as […]

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Sly Dunbar (of Sly & Robbie) on longevity in the music industry, tropical house, and the next step for reggae

February 9, 2016

Sly Dunbar is one half of prolific duo Sly & Robbie and even if you haven’t heard the name before, you’ve surely heard him and Robbie Shakespeare’s work in one way or another. The duo have crafted some of the greatest rhythms (or riddims) in reggae and dub, a DNA which has flowed into other […]

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Win a double pass to see Alien on the big screen at Sydney’s In The House

February 9, 2016

In The House returns again this year to Sydney’s Event Cinemas on George Street for its fourth season. The series of classic films, returning to the big screen for one night only, runs every other Friday at the cinema and Season Four includes screenings of Reservoir Dogs, the original Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek […]

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Here Are All The Superbowl Trailers You Missed

February 9, 2016

At this point, it feels like the Superbowl has become almost as big of an event for movie fans as it is for sports fans with a slew of big movies dropping new trailers. This year’s showing was a pretty big one with trailers for Captain America: Civil War, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Jungle Book, […]

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Tensions mount in Captain America: Civil War Superbowl Spot

February 9, 2016

In what has become a well-worn tradition for the Marvel marketing machine, this year’s Superbowl brought with it a new trailer for Captain America: Civil War. It’s short, sweet and showcases the same punchy action that the Russo Brothers made their name with in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Check it out: Captain America: Civil War is set […]

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Film Review: City of Gold (USA, 2015)

February 9, 2016

When you hear the words ‘food-critic’, Jonathan Gold is probably the kind of person you imagine and City of Gold is a sprawling documentary that explores what life is like for the Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic. It’s as much a love-letter to Gold and his work as it is the city of LA and Director Laura Gabbert lets City of […]

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Screenings for documentary Sherpa announced to raise funds for Australian Himalayan Foundation and Intrepid’s Namaste Nepal Appeal

February 9, 2016

Award-winning documentary film, Sherpa, will be screening across the country on two nights in February to raise funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) and Intrepid’s Namaste Nepal Appeal.  Sherpa is directed by acclaimed high altitude filmmaker and climber Jen Peedom. The film documents the tragic event that took place in April of 2014 where 16 Sherpas were […]

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New trailer for Disney’s live action The Jungle Book drops during the Super Bowl

February 9, 2016

The second trailer for Disney’s first live-action The Jungle Book was shown at the Super Bowl 50 over the weekend, giving a glimpse into what looks to be a visually immersive film. The trailer also introduces some familiar voices from the likes of Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray and Ben Kingsley. The trailer also reveals several of […]

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Xena: Warrior Princess journeys to Oz Comic-Con in Perth and Adelaide

February 9, 2016

Xena Warrior Princess is set to take on Oz Comic-Con Perth and Adelaide this April. Lucy Lawless, best known as Xena on cult-favourite series Xena: Warrior Princess is making an exclusive appearance on the Saturday of each event. Lawless is a sci-fi and fantasy fan favourite and is sure to have Australian fans preparing their Warrior inspired […]

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Friday Night Lights Reunion Set For ATX 2016

February 9, 2016

The ATX Television Festival held in Austin has unveiled its line-up of events, including a reunion of NBC’s Friday Night Lights cast and crew, marking the 10-year anniversary since the show premiered. The Friday Night Lights event is the centerpiece of the ATX festival, and will reunite cast, crew and fans on Panther Field. The […]

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Trackmania Turbo set to makes its return on March 24, 2016

February 9, 2016

Ubisoft has announced that Trackmania Turbo, the latest instalment in the Trackmania franchise developed by Nadeo, is set for release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 24, 2016. The arcade racing game will feature a Trackbuilder tool allowing players to build their own dream tracks. In addition to player-created tracks, players will be […]

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Tropfest judging panel to feature Simon Baker and director Jocelyn Moorhouse

February 9, 2016

Tropfest, Australia’s most prestigious short film festival has announced the judging panel that will decide the winner of the 16 finalists, this Sunday on Valentine’s Day at Sydney’s Centennial Park. The Mentalist star Simon Baker and Packed to the Rafters actress, Rebecca Gibney will join Moulin Rouge! cinematographer Don McAlpine, and director of The Dressmaker […]

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival announce opening and closing acts for 2016

February 9, 2016

Ahead of the official program launch in mid-March, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival have let slip a few early details, announcing the headline artists for the opening and closing night of this year’s instalment of the festival. The Melbourne International Jazz Festival will present jazz wunderkind Esperanza Spalding in her Australian debut, opening the 2016 Festival with her groundbreaking new […]

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Hitchcock & Hermann – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Melbourne Arts Centre 06/02/16

February 9, 2016

Music and cinema go hand in hand, however do we truly appreciate the power of music in film, and the ability it has to heighten the viewers emotions? We hear foreboding music and we feel fear, a slow forlorn piece concocts sadness, and an upbeat melody ensures elation. Music and film are beautiful in their […]

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Book Review: No Free Man by Graham Potts released January 2016

February 9, 2016

Let us introduce you to “The Wolf”. He’s vicious but not like that of a mangy dog. It’s a calculated, restrained and more often than not unnoticeable malice that only a trained eye might detect. He’s torn between the possibility of his own impossible freedom and a natural instinct to survive. He’s here in Australia, […]

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Ships in the Night comes to Perth Fringe World for two special evenings of words and music

February 9, 2016

Perth’s celebrators of the spoken word and music Ships in the Night are heading to the Fringe World festival in Perth for two nights of words and music – and it’s all taking place inside a yurt. Conceived in collaboration with The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights program and writer SJ Finch, Ships in the […]

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First Look: Cuckoo Callay’s Bacon Festival 2016 – Newtown (Sydney)

February 9, 2016

Last year imaginative Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay staged their very first bacon festival, with a temporary menu lasting several weeks offering nothing but inspired bacon-centric dishes, leading to a whopping two tonnes being sold throughout the event and an even bigger dedicated following since. At the end of this month, the Bacon Festival will return, […]

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Interview: Sam Egerton (Palmer & Co.) talks Guilty Pleasures, March Into Merivale, The Paddington, and more

February 9, 2016

Merivale’s huge March Into Merivale kicks off this week with a big launch party on Wednesday 10th February, where the many talents which make up the juggernaut hospitality group will be able to showcase their eats and drinks throughout the luscious ivy. Ahead of the big day, we caught up with Palmer & Co. stalwart […]

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