Day: 4 March 2016

Album News Weekly: 4th March 2016

March 4, 2016

In This Issue: The month of March is bursting with releases and this is just the first Friday of many! There are a dozen wicked records available today including Aussie hip hop darling Urthboy right on down to the return of The Violent Femmes. We’ve even included an Honourable Mentions section to fit in the […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s surprise new album “untitled unmastered” is now available to stream online

March 4, 2016

Like a viscous drop bear pouncing on an unsuspecting swagman, a new album from hip-hop throne occupant Kendrick Lamar has sent shockwaves throughout the internet, following a surprise announcement that we’ll be getting new material from the masterful emcee earlier today. Dubbed untitled unmastered, the surprise release seems to be a collection of the intense, […]

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Madonna announces intimate club show for the Forum Theatre in Melbourne

March 4, 2016

Ahead of Madonna gracing our shores for the first time in 23 years for her Rebel Heart tour, an intimate club show, Tears Of A Clown has also now been announced. The show will be an exclusive fan club show that will combine music, art and comedy, and will be taking place at the Forum […]

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Single of the Day: Nico Ghost “Night Terrors” (2016)

March 4, 2016

Nico Ghost is out on the road with G-Eazy  at the moment and man, are we feeling his new single, “Night Terrors”. The latest release from the Melbourne MC is another example of the potential he’s demonstrating, only really entering the wider scene last year. Still, his debut EP Kaishi made its impact and made it quickly and […]

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Cub Sport talk about their debut record This is Our Vice as they celebrate its release

March 4, 2016

Larry Heath sat down with Cub Sport earlier today, the day their debut record “This is Our Vice” is finally released internationally. We talk about making the record their album, the three music videos already released – “Only Friend”, “Stay” and “I Can’t Save You” – and look to the year ahead. Tim and the band […]

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Opinion: Australia – Where highlighting racism is more offensive than committing the act itself.

March 4, 2016

Many well-known Australian figures have faced a tirade of online abuse in response to naming and shaming those who think it’s appropriate to don blackface to a party. Recently, a photo of two young Victorian men dressed up as Indigenous Australians, complete with blackface, surfaced on Facebook. The post, which was shared by Victorian woman Sis […]

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Sydney Opera House to honour the late David Bowie with Sydney Symphony Orchestra

March 4, 2016

Following the death of one of the world’s most celebrated music legends, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be paying tribute to David Bowie at the Sydney Opera House. David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed will unfold over two nights only, May 19 and 21 at 8pm, with the likes of iOTA, Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Deborah […]

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Max Savage and The False Idols announce Australian east coast tour!

March 4, 2016

Rock n’ roll frontman Max Savage and his band The False Idols will be hitting the road in April to celebrate the release of True Believers, which comes out on April 9. Leaving their Americana influences behind, True Believers delivers a rock sound unique to the Aussie band, evoking sounds from the Go-Betweens, Noiseworks, Paul Kelly and The Church. […]

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The State of Affairs (4th Mar 2016): Government To Push For Media Overhaul, Gold Coast Musicians Receive $180K and China Quashes Foreign Competition.

March 4, 2016

This week in the music industry, Communications Minister Mitch Fifield is pushing for deregulation in the media industry, the Queensland Government is putting money into the arts in search of talent to showcase at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Chinese Government is introducing strict online publishing laws tying the hands of foreign competition. Government […]

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Album Review: Parquet Courts – Human Performance (2016 LP)

March 4, 2016

Parquet Courts are like that crush you had in high school – they’re smarter, cooler, funnier and more interesting than you and all you can really do is bow down to them and hope their cred will rub off on you. They’ve had a career that would make any discerning punk rock fan blush and […]

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Lady Gaga confirms she’ll return for Season 6 of American Horror Story

March 4, 2016

Big news for American Horror Story fans this morning with Lady Gaga confirming in an interview with New York City radio station Z100 that she’d return to Ryan Murphy‘s horror anthology in 2016. Gaga joined the series to headline last year’s American Horror Story: Hotel as the enigmatic Countess to fill the void left by Jessica […]

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Look upon this gorgeous Super Nintendo-inspired 3DS design and weep because it’s Japan-only

March 4, 2016

Nintendo of Japan had an extra announcement to make during their version of yesterday’s Nintendo Direct broadcast that wasn’t included in the US/European version we saw – a limited edition New Nintendo 3DS console with a Super Nintendo theme.

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Miss yesterday’s Nintendo Direct? Watch it here!

March 4, 2016

Nintendo unleashed the latest in their Direct series of news/company update broadcasts yesterday, filled with new information on Monster Hunter, Pokken Tournament, Hyrule Warriors Legends, Star Fox Zero and more. If you missed it, fear not, you can watch the whole 40 minute broadcast after the jump.

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No Man’s Sky finally gets a release date

March 4, 2016

Start saying goodbye to your friends and family now. The long-awaited space adventure title No Man’s Sky will finally be delivered into your anxious paws on June 22, 2016.

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Twitter has launched its Moments feature in Australia

March 4, 2016

Twitter has launched its Moments feature in Australia on Wednesday, offering users a dedicated feed of the latest breaking and trending news. On Twitter’s website, iOS and Android apps, the Moments button shows up as a lightning bolt in the top menu bar, between the ‘Home and Notifications’ tabs. Using a narrative format with a […]

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Wellington’s Weta Studio Tour have been listed as ‘one of the 10 film wonders of the world’

March 4, 2016

New Zealand has a hidden gem for movie lovers around the world. The Wellington-based Weta Workshop‘s filmmaking facilities has been listed as one of the top 10 film studio tours worldwide. They have  proven to be extremely popular with over 100,000 people attending the workshop since the beginning of April last year. The Guardian ranked the […]

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Photo Diary: My Tanzanian Journey – From Zanzibar to Arusha, the Tarangire National Park and beyond…

March 4, 2016

My Tanzanian journey begins in Zanzibar, a small island that sits off the east coast of the Tanzanian mainland. The Zanzibar you see in photos is predominantly of beach resorts and blue waters. So with this mental image, driving into Stone Town is immediately confronting. It’s vastly different from this mental image – small, unsigned […]

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Spotlight on Canberra: Truffles, Markets, Museums and Hotels – Oh My!

March 4, 2016

Most who went to primary school in Australia will vaguely remember their sixth grade trip down to the nation’s capital; a trip that had the unintentional consequence of coating our perceptions of Canberra with a dull, dry colour, by focusing on the layers of Australian society which many kids just don’t find engaging at such […]

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The Schaller Studio Hotel and Masons of Bendigo restaurant join to create a regional food and wine experience

March 4, 2016

The Art Series Hotel Group’s The Schaller Studio has partnered with the award-winning restaurant Masons’ of Bendigo to create the authentic From Market to Paddock to Plate food and wine experience in central Victoria. Mason’s international chef Sonia Anthony takes guests in groups of up to eight people on a personalised tour of the community’s […]

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AccorHotels partners with Avista to manage three hotels in Phuket

March 4, 2016

AccorHotels, which currently manages 16 hotels across Southern Thailand, will now manage three properties in Phuket after signing an agreement with Avista Resort and Spa Patong Company Limited. The resort to be rebranded as Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa offers 143 rooms, one restaurant, two bars, two meeting rooms, a business centre, a […]

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Qatar Airways launches direct flights between Sydney and Doha

March 4, 2016

Part of a bigger expansion to their network, the awarded Qatar Airways will be taking a big step into Australia’s most competitive travel market with daily flights between Sydney and Doha beginning from this week. Announced at a press conference earlier this week, the Oneworld member is set to bring AUD$240 million to the local […]

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Melbourne’s ART-Town event returns to the Chapel Street Precinct next month

March 4, 2016

Melbourne event ART-Town is back for 2016, making an appearance for its seventh year. Taking place over two weekends in April, the event will see artists working in public spaces throughout the Chapel Street Precinct, where painters, illustrators, photographers, street artists, sculptors will come together to celebrate the history and diversity of the Chapel Street […]

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5 things to see at this year’s Art Month Sydney

March 4, 2016

Within the walls or galleries, or on the open streets, there is much to go and see during Art Month Sydney for 2016 (aka the majority of March). You can go check out the program at their website, but here are our picks of the festival which will enlighten and even entertain. 1. Disrupting Tradition – […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Photos: A Simple Space – Vagabond, Garden of Unearthly Delights (Performances to 13th March)

March 4, 2016

John Goodridge takes us to the Adelaide Fringe Festival, bringing us photos from the show A Simple Space at the Garden of Unearthly Delights. Photos were taken on 2nd March, with shows until 13th March. You can find out more details here. Here’s how they describe the show, however: Simultaneously raw, frantic and delicate, seven skilled […]

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Win a double pass to Unfinished Works in Sydney

March 4, 2016

Independent theatre company BONTOM will present new Australian drama, Unfinished Works, from 23 March to 2 April at the Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre. Delivering an incisive portrayal of contemporary Sydney and its culture, Unfinished Works explores the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of our life’s work. Famous artist Frank Ralcoh (played by Lucy Goleby) […]

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Win a double pass to Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical in Sydney

March 4, 2016

Celebrating one of Australia’s most loved groups, Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical will tell the remarkable story of legendary pop group The Seekers, the first Australian band to achieve international success. Georgy Girl – the Seekers Musical follows the story of Judith Durham, Athol Guy, Keith Potger and Bruce Woodley, from their folk and […]

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Cumberbunnies: The Benedict Cumberbatch Easter chocolates you always dreamed of

March 4, 2016

Jen Lindsey Clark and her team over at UK-based Chocolatician seem obsessed with capturing Benedict Cumberbatch’s likeliness in all it’s deliciousness, last year proving themselves as a mix of Willy Wonka and Madame Tussauds with a Belgian chocolate modeled after the Brit actor, called the “Chocobatch”. Now they are taking things a little further with […]

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McDonald’s have released a range of pyjamas for people who are really, really obsessed with Maccas breakfast

March 4, 2016

Move over Peter Alexander because McDonald’s are now getting into the sleepwear game, announcing a limited edition range of “All Day Brekkiewear” to celebrate the fact that all-day Maccas breakfast is now a thing all over Australia. Kanye West’s favourite Australian designer Emma Mulholland has designed the range, which will be available from 2pm AEDT […]

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