Day: 23 February 2016

CHVRCHES, Vince Staples, Miguel and more to play the Spotify House at SXSW

February 23, 2016

The 2016 SXSW Spotify House has unveiled its roster of artists set to perform through SXSW Music this year and man, they’ve come out swinging! Last year saw the likes of Run the Jewels headline the house and this year, Spotify will be hosting acts including CHVRCHES, Miguel, Anderson .Paak, Vince Staples and more. The […]

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Raury, Gang of Youths & Tuka feature on newly announced Secret Garden Festival line up!

February 23, 2016

The 2016 Secret Garden Festival has officially sold out and we all know what that means – the line up has followed straight behind it! The NSW event celebrates its eighth sold out year in a row and with only two more sleeps left until it kicks off for another year, the organisers have unveiled the full […]

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The Kills, Miike Snow, Baio and more set for three-day StubHub SXSW Music series!

February 23, 2016

We’re mere weeks away from hitting Austin, Texas for another year of SXSW chaos and still, the Music festival is managing to surprise and hype us up with new excitement with the reveal of some new live performance series. Today, we find out that the likes of The Kills, Miike Snow, Baio, Bloc Party and more will be performing as part […]

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Imagine Dragons to screen their tour for one night across Australia!

February 23, 2016

Imagine Dragons are bringing their Smoke + Mirrors tour to big screens across Australia for one night only. The screening will take place on Wednesday, March 2nd. Filmed as part of their current world tour, the set list features hits such as Demons, I Bet My Life  and Radioactive from Night Visions. The concert, directed by Dick Carruthers, comes from their […]

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Josh Butler announces Australia & New Zealand tour!

February 23, 2016

Tech-house pioneer Josh Butler will be touring our shores and New Zealand through March. The tour kicks off in Queenstown, New Zealand and then the tour moves onto Australia, where Butler will stop in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Josh Butler has been on the scene since 2013 and has supported legendary DJ’s and producers such as […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Moody “Say It Like You Own It” (2016)

February 23, 2016

Sydney multi-instrumentalist Moody has been toiling away on some fresh solo music,  a definitive step out from under the shadow of his successful hip-hop trio, True Vibenation. The first result of Moody’s solo venture is in new single, “Say It Like You Own It” – a great fusion of hip-hop beats, electro production and traditional African percussion. […]

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An *indepth* chat with Inspectah Deck ahead of Wu-Tang Clan’s Australian tour…

February 23, 2016

One sentence answers feel pretty bad when you’re a music writer interviewing someone who you grew up listening to. Sometimes, it’s your fault for asking stupid questions and not connecting with the interviewee properly and other times, it has got more to do with the interviewee; how busy they are, or how much they just […]

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Single of the Day: Arthur Beatrice “Real Life” (2016)

February 23, 2016

Although the idea of combining the best sounds of Foxes and Delta Goodrem might sound just a bit crazy, I swear “Real Life” by Arthur Beatrice justifies it with four and a half minutes of seriously good music. Take the time out to give this a listen, the piano/electronic beat combination is definitely worth your […]

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John Wick returns with sequel John Wick: Chapter Two in 2017

February 23, 2016

Keanu Reeves’ hit action flick John Wick will be making its return with a sequel titled as John Wick: Chapter Two, announced to make its debut in cinemas on 10 February 2017. Chapter Two will be greeted with familiar faces with Keanu Reeves, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Bridget Moynahan and Lance Reddick returning to their original roles. […]

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New DC Comics comedy pilot Powerless set to star Vanessa Hudgens

February 23, 2016

As reported by Variety, DC Comics is working on a new comedy pilot for US network NBC called Powerless, with actress Vanessa Hudgens cast in the lead role. According to Elizabeth Wagmeister from Variety, Powerless is “based on characters from the DC universe… (and will be) a workplace comedy set at one of the worst insurance companies in America… The show is […]

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Enjoy a movie and gourmet food from a double bed with PicNic Cinema

February 23, 2016

That’s right. You can gather a copious supply of gourmet street food, take it to your bed, snuggle up and enjoy an Oscar nominated Iranian film, or perhaps a Japanese animation. This snuggly event, presented by PicNic, is part of a celebration of international film and food. If you’re more of a sit and watch […]

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Xbox Live is in the middle of a severe outage right now

February 23, 2016

If you attempted to log in to Xbox Live on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 console this morning, you may have found that your console was having a few problems. Xbox Support have confirmed a number of ongoing issues are affecting various services relating to account log in and access of games and purchases.

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TV Review: The X Files Season 10 Episode 5, “Babylon” (USA, 2016)

February 23, 2016

Never one to back away from an occasionally controversial story, this week’s episode of The X Files dabbles in politics, terrorism, communicating with the near-dead, neuroscience, mysticism, love VS hate and magic mushrooms. It’s quite a bit to pack into an episode, and creator, writer and director Chris Carter has a crack at it. It’s […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 10 “The Next World” (USA, 2016)

February 23, 2016

Break out your best portmanteau because The Walking Dead has a big romance going on! After a relentless start to Season six, following by an inconsistent middle, we’re now edging towards the finale with the 10th episode, “The Next World”, taking a breather with a calmer, more relaxed focus on the show’s drama. The tone […]

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TV Review: Love : The Complete First Season (USA, 2016)

February 23, 2016

Created and written by comedic auteur Judd Apatow, Love  approaches things from a different place to Netflix’s other efforts. As I said in my impressions piece, Love is best described as a slightly more-grounded You’re The Worst.  It’s not interested in the melodramatic highs of modern relationships – but the long awkward and often-mundane moments between them. It’s a show […]

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The best ways to get to Texas from Australia for SXSW (and back again)

February 23, 2016

With SXSW just around the corner – which takes place in Austin, Texas in March – we’re often asked the best ways to take the journey to Texas from Australia. Some are from people in a rush, others are from people who want to take the time to get there. Here are a few of […]

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The top five places to visit in Europe (that you’ve probably never heard of)

February 23, 2016

Being an Australian overseas leaves you target for long open-ended conversation with two types of people – those who love Australia and haven’t been, and those who love Australia and have been. However, when I hear someone say they’ve been to Oz, and then proceed to tell me they saw Sydney and Melbourne – for […]

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Qantas to introduce free high-speed wi-fi on flights in late 2016

February 23, 2016

Qantas will soon make free in-flight wi-fi available to its passengers, delivering internet that is as fast as broadband connections on the ground. The announcement came on Tuesday that Qantas would trial the service on its Boeing 727 fleet in late 2016. The trial will see if aeroplanes fitted with modems and antenna will be […]

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Travel Diaries: Road to Deni, Part 2: Deniliquin to Sydney

February 23, 2016

Just how right was and/or is Paterson 213 years later about the enchanting great open plains that conquer New South Wales? With the help of Destination NSW (visitnsw.com) and a Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander, Lachlan Mitchell and his mate Eashan Vijayakumaran, close out their 5 day round trip across New South Wales to Deni Blues […]

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Hotel Review: Ace Hotel – Midtown, New York City

February 23, 2016

It’s almost midnight as I arrive at the Ace Hotel, jumping out of a taxi, having flown into Newark Airport on the other side of the Hudson. I walk past someone taking a selfie with a man who I assume is famous; he is ushered into a car moments later (then again, with Uber, who […]

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Gaybies on display for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

February 23, 2016

Head On Photo Festival and Gayby Baby partner to present a stirring photo series entitled Gaybies: We Are Not a Hypothetical for this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival. The exhibition made up of nine portraits of children of LGBTQI parents launched last week on Thursday 18 February and will run through until […]

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Philosopher and author Alain de Botton returns to the Sydney Opera House to talk Love

February 23, 2016

“We are all more intelligent than we are capable, and awareness of the insanity of love has
never saved anyone from the disease.” – Alain de Botton Is love just an illusion? Philosopher, bestselling author and School of Life co-founder Alain de Botton returns to the Sydney Opera House on 9 July to explore what it […]

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Sydney Cellar Door returns to Hyde Park with 70 NSW wineries (Sydney)

February 23, 2016

Various famed wine regions across New South Wales will be showcasing their all over three days this weekend as The Sydney Morning Herald Cellar Door returns to Hyde Park (South) for it’s packed 2016 edition. Starting Friday evening, the event will present a comprehensive and diverse look at the State’s wine regions, with particular attention […]

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Review: Manjit’s at the Wharf – King Street Wharf (Sydney)

February 23, 2016

As most Sydneysiders know, it’s pretty hard to find a decent curry in this city, but that’s quickly changing across town, with a great example being the truly authentic fare at Manjit’s in Balmain. The reputable dining destination has built up a large local following with traditional but distinctive Indian food whipped up by a […]

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