Day: 7 March 2016

Live Review: Art vs. Science + KLP – Capitol, Perth (05.03.16)

March 7, 2016

Sydney electronic dance pop trio Art vs. Science hit up Perth as part of their ‘Off The Edge Of The Earth…’ tour on Saturday night with KLP in tow, returning to Capitol nightclub for a party of a night. Local Catlips appeared for a brief DJ set, packing out the background sound for doors open […]

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Live Review: Sleater-Kinney – Sydney Opera House (06.03.16)

March 7, 2016

Seeing a band like the great Sleater-Kinney at a venue as prestigious as the Sydney Opera House is something of a strange experiment; because when the band are at their best, they’re one who make you want to jump up and down, and throw yourself all around. This is something hard to do from a more conservative, […]

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Stumbled Upon #110 – Jo Kroger (New York, USA)

March 7, 2016

  In our 110th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet New York’s Jo Kroger, chat about collaborating with Dalton Deschain, her diverse influences and her new EP,  The Simplest. Name: Jo Kroger Website / Social Media: Facebook / Soundcloud Genre: Acoustic Members & their roles: Jo Kroger, vocals, guitars, writing (frequent collaborator and producer on […]

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Stumbled Upon #109 – Blank Bibles (London, UK)

March 7, 2016

  In our 109th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet the UK’s Blank Bibles, chat about meeting at university, their love of Tame Impala and get a sneak peak at their latest release, “Abigail West”. Name: Blank Bibles Website / Social Media: Facebook / Soundcloud / Instagram / Twitter Genre: Rock Members & their roles: […]

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Music Video of the Day: HÆLOS “Separate Lives” (2016)

March 7, 2016

HÆLOS are a trio of musicians that have kinda come to my attention in a similar way London Grammar did a few years ago. The first sounds of theirs I heard indicated that the trio were something more than just a flash in the pan Pitchfork/Stereogum favourite, there was something more in their darkly seductive percussion and […]

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Violent Soho add extra shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to meet high demand!

March 7, 2016

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Violent Soho have been selling out shows for their forthcoming WACO album quicker than you can utter a ‘Hell fuck yeah’. In less than six hours, the Brisbane rockers sold out two shows in their hometown, two Forum dates in Melbourne and their Enmore Theatre show in Sydney. SIX HOURS. To meet demand, the band have managed to fit […]

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Single of the Day: Yeasayer “Silly Me” (2016)

March 7, 2016

Yeasayer have given us another taste of their new material in the first official single from their 2016 album Amen & Goodbye in “Silly Me”. For fans of their early material, you’ll note that in this tune there are hints of “O.N.E”-era Yeasayer filtering through in the melodies and unashamedly warping pop sound threading it all […]

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis announce Australian tour dates!

March 7, 2016

Grammy winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are currently on the road through Europe with their new album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made after blazing through the US on a successful run of shows, so it’s not entirely surprising that the Seattle duo have now announced the Australian leg of their world tour for 2016! August will see Macklemore & […]

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Live Review: Art vs. Science + KLP – The Gov, Adelaide (04.03.16)

March 7, 2016

It’s been a minute or two since Adelaide fans have had an Art vs. Science show roll through town and to be brutally honest, I was a little worried about how it would fare when I arrived at The Gov on Friday night. KLP was a few minutes off emerging for her support set and the amount of […]

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Tiga (Montreal) on his latest album, No Fantasy Required!

March 7, 2016

Your team at the AU got a chance to chat with Tiga about his upcoming album No Fantasy Required. Besides the album itself, we dug into nostalgia and why it’s bad, the sad farewell to David Bowie and growing up in Goa’s drug culture. This is your first album in seven years. What was the […]

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Arrow‘s Stephen Amell is coming to Australia

March 7, 2016

It’s early days on this news but it looks like Arrow star Stephen Amell has confirmed that he’ll be making his first trip to Australia as part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows press tour. Amell revealed the trip, along with the cancellation of his upcoming appearance at the Birmingham-based City of Heroes […]

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First Known Ransomware Threat for Apple Mac Users

March 7, 2016

Information Security experts warn that a new OS X Ransomware has targeted Apple Mac users with malicious software that will hijack their computer and demand that a payment is made for devices to be unlocked.

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New stills from Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children released

March 7, 2016

Tim Burton‘s film adaption of bestselling book Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set to hit theaters in September and distributor Fox have released a trio of stills for the film. According to Burton, he was “immediately intrigued by the haunting and mysterious pictures in Ransom Rigg‘s novel and knew I wanted to tell the […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 12 “Not Tomorrow Yet” (USA, 2016)

March 7, 2016

That ominous feeling is there all throughout “Not Tomorrow Yet” for a reason, as a cliffhanger ending ramps up the tension for next week and prepares for potential heartbreak as The Walking Dead continue a strong season 6. It’s been a big past couple of episodes on The Walking Dead, first with that giant, world-expanding […]

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Sony are reviving plans for a solo Venom Movie

March 7, 2016

When Sony and Marvel reached an agreement that allowed Spider-man to appear in the MCU, plans for a Venom movie were scrapped. Now the project is back on track with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach producing and Dante Harper writing the script. Venom won’t be part of the deal that saw Spidey get a spot in the […]

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Video game series Thief to receive a film adaptation

March 7, 2016

Long running video game series Thief is set to receive a movie adaptation courtesy of Straight Up Films, Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh  and screenplay writers Adam Mason and Simon Boyes. Thief tells the story of Garret, who is inducted by a secret society and tasked with putting his very unique set of skills into practice. The […]

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Beat Takeshi Kitano joins Ghost in the Shell

March 7, 2016

Acclaimed Japanese actor, Beat Takeshi Kitano has joined the cast of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation.  Kitano joins Scarlett Johansson and director, Rupert Sanders in the live-action version of the popular anime series. Kitano will play Daisuke Aramaki, the founder and leader of the elite unit Section 9 tasked with protecting the world from the […]

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Our Top 6 Reasons To Watch TV series Lucifer (USA, 2016)

March 7, 2016

“In the beginning … the angel Lucifer was cast out of Heaven and condemned to rule Hell for all eternity. Until he decided to take a vacation….” That’s the opening title cards for the new Fox series Lucifer, a clever show that combines the drama procedural with elements of comedy, psychology and a dash of […]

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Exclusive Interview: Director Simon Stone on moving from stage to screen with The Daughter

March 7, 2016

Last year, the breathtaking Australian film The Daughter made its debut at the Sydney Film Festival, and later this month, the film is finally seeing the wide release it deserves (read our interviewer’s four and a half star review of the film HERE). The film is based on Director Simon Stone’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild […]

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Exploring the historical city of Melaka: Jonker Walk and the Jonker Boutique Hotel (Malaysia)

March 7, 2016

The narrow streets are lined with charming and colourful boutiques, spilling out onto the busy paved footpaths. They are housed in decorative terrace buildings that have their detailed pre-war architecture vividly painted. This is what it’s like walking up, down, and around one of the most famous areas in the Malaysian city of Melaka. Inside […]

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Accomm Review: Gumtree Cottage at Peppertree Hill (Mudgee, NSW)

March 7, 2016

The big city is where you’ll often find the more ‘standard luxury’ when it comes to accommodation but, in Australia at least, you need to think regional if you want to experience unique stays with charm and character, the type you’d get from independent owners rather than big, often inattentive brands that can get a […]

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First names announced for Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 30th Birthday Bash

March 7, 2016

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and it’s been announced that the hosts for the evening will be Cal Wilson and Tommy Little. Many legendary comedians have also been revealed for the lineup, which is set to include Eddie Perfect, Rich Hall, Greg Fleet, Wendy Harmer, The Umbilical Brothers, Luke […]

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Little Shop of Horrors set to return to Sydney for July encore season

March 7, 2016

Following a successful run earlier this year, the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors will return to Sydney for an encore season this July. The return season will be staged at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney from 18 July to 31 July. It stars Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford who also played Ann Darrow […]

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British Ice-skater Vicki Usherwood talks about performing in Ice Age Live! (Australian tour begins this month)

March 7, 2016

Sid, Manny, Diego, Scrat, Ellie, Peaches and all our other favourite glacial buddies from Ice Age will be coming to life on actual ice this month when Ice Age Live! starts its tour down under! We caught up with one of the talented skaters of the show, Vicki Usherwood, ahead of the tour to discuss the show, […]

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Waterman’s Lobster Co. will pop-up at Young Henry’s in Newtown for Easter (Sydney)

March 7, 2016

Heard of Waterman’s Lobster Co. and their Maine and Connecticut style lobster rolls but aren’t keen on leaving the inner-west bubble? We’ve got some good news for you. The increasingly popular Potts Point joint will be bringing some of their delicious rolls for a little two-day pop-up towards the end of this month, setting up […]

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Spiegelau goes for elegance with new Perfect Serve Collection

March 7, 2016

Award winning bartender and mixologist Stephan Hinz, the brains behind renowned stylish drinking den Little Link in Germany, has teamed up with German glass manufacturer Spiegelau to create a new line of glassware designed to perfectly suit cocktails. Dubbed The Perfect Serve Collection, this new series of four stemmed glasses, four tumblers, and two mixing […]

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Port Macquarie’s annual Blues & BBQ Festival returns for beats, barbecue, and beer (NSW)

March 7, 2016

Following the sell-out success from Sydney’s very well-received Meatstock festival, event organisers Simon Luke and Jay Beaumont have turned their attention back to Port Macquarie for the third annual Blues and Barbecue Festival, a lake-side, two-day event that plans to dish out beats, barbecue, and beer until you can’t meat-sweat no more. The event also […]

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