Day: 1 March 2016

Music Video of the Day: The Bennies “Detroit Rock Ciggies” (2016)

March 1, 2016

Ah, The Bennies. Never ones to shy away from the hectic, the in-your-face and the downright fun, the band have come through once more with the good times in their new music video, this time for crowd favourite “Detroit Rock City”. The song, recorded in Melbourne with Sam Johnson (The Smith Street Band, Mindnsare), is taken from The […]

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Violent Soho sign up for total chaos, announce national WACO tour alongside DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats!

March 1, 2016

We’re scared. Hold us, for Violent Soho have dropped some huge tour dates for new album WACO and what’s more, they’re bringing DZ Deathrays and Dune Rats out on the road with them. Let us all pray. Violent Soho are currently riding a pretty sweet wave at the moment, with a run of Laneway Festival tour dates safely in the bank, a […]

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Erykah Badu, Neon Indian, Kelela and more for Vans’ 50th Anniversary show at SXSW

March 1, 2016

So, this is pretty big for SXSW Music attendees. Vans, who’ve long maintained a solid and popular presence in Austin during the festival, are celebrating 50 years of ‘Off the Wall’ heritage this year, incorporating action sports, arts, music and street culture. This SXSW, the Vans family are putting on one hell of a birthday […]

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Tigertown (Sydney) on the new Lonely Cities EP, touring & more!

March 1, 2016

From LA, Tigertown‘s Chris Collins fills us in on the Sydney band’s recent time writing and touring abroad (most recently with St. Lucia), as well as the release of their new EP, Lonely Cities. For the group, they’ve grown stronger as a creative unit considerably over the past year and a bit and as Collins mentions, the lessons they’ve […]

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Single of the Day: Sans Parents “Can’t Stop Moving” (2016)

March 1, 2016

Sans Parents have followed up some impressive single releases (go back and listen to “Coming Back to You” and “Loose People”) with this shiny new slice of pop in “Can’t Stop Moving”.  Lifted from the band’s debut EP, due out this year, “Can’t Stop Moving” has the similar Split Enz-ish flair their other releases have had, […]

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Demi Louise talks new single “Taxi Driver”, songwriting and more ahead of SXSW!

March 1, 2016

Aussie singer songwriter Demi Louise is one well-travelled lady. Now with a solid amount of overseas writing trips and tours under her belt, the Ballarat native now looks ahead to another year at SXSW as she chats with us about 2016, new music and her latest single, “Taxi Driver”. The first time I saw you was […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 11 “Knots Untie” (USA, 2016)

March 1, 2016

“Knots Untie” was a big, important episode for The Walking Dead, not because anyone of note died, or because any intense action scene occurred, but because the show’s universe has started to an large expansion with more implications than ever before. For five and a half seasons we’ve been following Rick and co. through safe-spot […]

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TV Review: The X Files Season 10 Episode 6 “My Struggle II” (USA, 2016)

March 1, 2016

After 5 episodes of The X Files we have now reached the Season 10 mini-series finale, “My Struggle II”, the book end to the first episode in the series titled “My Struggle”. It has been a tumultuous ride but we have been treated to some brilliant, some good and some average episodes in this short […]

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at Game of Thrones Season 6

March 1, 2016

March is here and the next season of Game of Thrones upon us and HBO are ramping up the hype for the series’ return with a new video feature taking you through some of the challenges faced by the production team for the show. For the spoiler-averse, it might be worth avoiding but otherwise it’s a […]

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The Japan Foundation screening Tell the Prime Minister at UTS

March 1, 2016

The Japan Foundation, Sydney, together with venue partner University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), presents the first-ever Australian screening of Tell the Prime Minister, a documentary about growing anti-nuclear activism in Japan following the triple disaster of March 11, 2011. The screening will be held on April 8, 6:30pm at UTS and features a Q&A with director Eiji Oguma, who […]

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Trio of 10 Cloverfield Lane teasers released

March 1, 2016

J.J. Abrams’ next mystery box 10 Cloverfield Lane is only a fortnight away and Bad Robot are keeping fans guessing with a trio of new teasers entitled ‘Shaking’, ‘Salt’ and ‘Scissors’. Check them out below: Shaking Salt Scissors 10 Cloverfield Lane comes out on the 10th of March 2016.   ———- This content has recently been ported […]

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ABC and Screen NSW coming together for 360 Vision VR-initiative

March 1, 2016

ABC and Screen NSW are set to team up to produce Australia’s first Virtual Reality development initiative. 360 Vision begins with an intensive one-day invitation-only lab at Carriageworks, the venue partner, to be held during Vivid Sydney in June. The lab will bring together screen content creators to experience the latest Virtual Reality content and technology. […]

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Jon Favreau coming down under for the release of The Jungle Book

March 1, 2016

Veteran director, writer and actor Jon Favreau is set to visit Sydney this month to promote the release of Disney’s new live-action take on The Jungle Book. Favreau will attend the Australian preview screening of The Jungle Book on Thursday 31 March followed by a live Q&A, as part of a two-day press tour. Faveau has a […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Deadpool laughs in the face of big openers

March 1, 2016

Deadpool clearly doesn’t care what enters the box office at this point. Three new films opened last week but Wade still sits on top, earning another AU$4.4 million. This brings the worldwide gross to $609 million. Deadpool is now the third highest grossing R rated film of all time in the U.S as it draws […]

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Video Games Review: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (PS4, 2016)

March 1, 2016

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2  is so stupidly addictive and entertaining and I can’t stop playing it. Just thought I’d skip the formalities and set the tone here because I haven’t been this engrossed in a game for some time.

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We attend one of the most explosive parties in the world: The Las Fallas Festival in Valencia, Spain

March 1, 2016

“It is crazier than Vegas.” Those are the words my American partner in crime used to describe one of the most well-known parties in the world, that is Las Vegas Fallas. The Spanish don’t need much of an excuse to party. Working in Spain, a colleague of mine asked what us foreigners think about the […]

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Five places to enjoy your evenings in San Antonio, Texas

March 1, 2016

Located about an hour out of Austin, where SXSW kicks off next week, San Antonio offers its own incredible nightlife for locals and visitors a like. Sure, there are plenty of bars around, showing the football and serving wings and beers… and you can rarely go wrong there! But, this list is about the places for […]

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Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s Northeast Party House embark on UK and European tour this May

March 1, 2016

Acclaimed Melbourne group Northeast Party House have announced a massive international tour starting in May with appearances at the iconic Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK. They then continue on to 8 dates around the UK, Netherlands and Germany. You can check out the dates below: NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE UK/EURO TOUR (with special guests) Thursday, […]

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Flight Review: Singapore Airlines – Sydney to Singapore (SQ232)

March 1, 2016

In today’s Flight review on AU Abroad, we take you on Singapore Airline‘s iconic Airbus A380 journey from Sydney to Singapore, which was recently reduced to one service a day. Airline: Singapore Airlines Route: Sydney to Singapore, SQ232 Seat: 34G (Aisle Seat, of a 3-4-3 configuration in Economy) Aircraft: Airbus A380 Scheduled Flight Time: 7 […]

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Hotel Review: Standard Room at the Best Western in Hobart, Tasmania

March 1, 2016

Best Western in Hobart makes for an easy, comfortable stay that’s not only good value but delivers the kind of uber convenience one can benefit from whilst on a trip down in Hobart. Hobart is already one of the easiest, major Australian cities to navigate, with a beautiful layout so that you’re pretty much always […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: BRIEFS – The Panama Club, Royal Croquet Club (01.03.16)

March 1, 2016

Alright, so the Adelaide Fringe Festival is now in its third week and the city and its dwellers are pretty well settled in and comfortable with the madness the festival brings. No longer is it a novelty to see performers spruiking their shows through the east end of the city. Nor is it a shock […]

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Our top picks for Sydney’s Spectrum Now festival 2016

March 1, 2016

Multi-faceted cultural festival Spectrum Now has come around for it’s second year in Sydney (1-16 March), bringing with it a diverse 16-day program of events across arts, music, theatre, food, talks and more, adding more than enough to the city’s March to-do list. The vast array of things to do during Spectrum Now has grown […]

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Recap: Ananas Bar & Brasserie’s “Burnt” Degustation – The Rocks (Sydney)

March 1, 2016

It’s always interesting to watch one of your favourite restaurant’s in Sydney quickly adapt to an event for a one-off menu. In this case it was the excellent Ananas Bar & Brasserie shaping itself for the home release launch of 2015 film Burnt, the slice of culinary cinema about Bradley Cooper’s Adam Jones and his […]

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