Day: 8 March 2016

Henry Rollins making his long awaited Australian return this September!

March 8, 2016

Henry Rollins may be in Sydney tomorrow for a quick appearance (delivering a keynote address at the 11th Australian Music Prize ceremony), but fans can look forward to the iconic US musician, author, actor, spoken word performer (and everything else, really) returning to our shores for a full tour in September! The tour will be […]

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Live Review: Ibeyi – Chevron Festival Gardens, Perth (04.03.16)

March 8, 2016

Ibeyi kicked off their Australian tour on Friday night, with a performance at Perth’s Chevron Festival Gardens as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. The twin sisters, Lisa-Kainde and Naomi Diaz, gave the crowd a crash course in the Yoruba culture, beguiling and entrancing the gathered audience with their infectious enthusiasm and their soulful […]

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Aussies at SXSW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artist Lo Carmen!

March 8, 2016

She may be based in the US now, but Australian musician Lo Carmen definitely hasn’t lost any of her Australian music charm in her time away. Since her debut album release in 2002, the artist has been performing and producing music representative of not only an eclectic music taste, but a talented level of musicianship too. […]

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Six Music Films not to miss at the 2016 SXSW Film & Music Festival in Austin

March 8, 2016

This week, the SXSW festival kicks off in Austin, Texas – and as part of it, organisers have put together one of the most ambitious and impressive collections of music focused films ever seen at the festival. Under the “24 Beats Per Second” program, over a dozen music focused documentaries and films will be lighting […]

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Single of the Day: Bag Raiders ft. Benjamin Joseph “Checkmate” (2016)

March 8, 2016

Bag Raiders have been responsible for some certified club hits to come out of Sydney over the last however many years and this new track they’ve produced is no different. Linking up with SAFIA vocalist Benjamin Joseph on “Checkmate”, Bag Raiders have leaned towards a softer, almost delicate indie-electronica direction for the tune, but it’s got all the hallmarks of […]

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Album Review: The 1975 – I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (2016 LP)

March 8, 2016

When British alt-pop band The 1975 came into prominence with the release of their self-titled debut album, their name became synonymous with teenage hipsters across the globe. After two years of touring and tracking their pop rock beats across the world, the band promised a reinvention in the wake of their second album – and […]

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Season 6 of Game of Thrones is looking grim in all the right ways

March 8, 2016

After a number of behind-the-scenes stills and a teaser or two, the full trailer for the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones is here. As far as trailers go, it’s one of their best. With the series set to overtake the George R. R. Martin‘s books this season, there are a lot of little details […]

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SXSW 2016: Telltale Games to detail upcoming Batman series at SXSW Gaming

March 8, 2016

In an announcement overnight, Telltale Games have stated that they will unveil the first concrete details of their upcoming Batman game series at SXSW Gaming this year.

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ABC’s iView comes to Apple TV

March 8, 2016

Australia’s most popular video on demand service is now available to owners of 4th generation Apple TVs. According to ABC Head of TV Strategy and Digital Products, Rebecca Heap, “we’ve had strong audience demand for iview on the new Apple TV and have built an experience that makes it easier than ever to explore and watch the ABC’s […]

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Director Wendy Schneider on her Music Documentary The Smart Studios Story ahead of its SXSW premiere

March 8, 2016

In the new documentary The Smart Studios Story, making its world premiere next week at SXSW in Austin Texas, Director Wendy Schneider takes a look back at the legacy of the legendary Madison, Wisconsin recording studio founded by Butch Vig and Steve Marker: Smart Studios. We caught up with Wendy ahead of the premiere to find out […]

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Annabelle Wallis joins Mummy reboot

March 8, 2016

Annabel Wallis, known for her work in Peaky Blinders and horror flick Annabelle, is set to play an Archaeologist in Universal’s upcoming reboot of The Mummy. She joins Sofia Boutella and Tom Cruise with Alex Kurtzman set to direct. Castings aside, little is known about the film – though it is expected to tie into Universal’s shared universe of monster movies and be tonally-different […]

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Ripper Street to end with fifth season

March 8, 2016

The infamous slayings of London’s Ripper Street are set to come to an end with Amazon confirming that the fifth season of the BAFTA award-winning crime series will be its last. Filming on the final season has begun in Dublin with Joseph Mawrie (In the Heart of the Sea) returning as Detective Jedediah Shine alongside the rest of the series regular […]

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J.K. Simmons joins Justice League

March 8, 2016

We can all relax. Oscar-winning Whiplash J.K Simmons is set to play Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Simmons joins the film’s superpowered cast, including Batman (Ben Affleck) Superman (Henry Cavill) Wonder Woman (Gal Godot) Aquaman (Jason Momoa)  The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Justice League: Part One will start shooting in mid-April with […]

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DVD Review: Spectre (M15+) (UK, 2015)

March 8, 2016

Spectre is the 24th James Bond film, 52 years into a franchise that has defined and redefined espionage thrillers, showing absolutely no signs of stopping both financially and creatively after Skyfall’s overwhelming success in 2012. Sure Daniel Craig’s iteration of Bond has given us some dull moments (see Quantum of Solace), but the 47 year […]

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Overwatch open beta starts May 6, launch date set for May 24

March 8, 2016

For everyone who still hasn’t gotten a key for the closed beta of Blizzard’s upcoming team shooter Overwatch, you can relax. Blizzard have announced this morning that the game will enter a very short open beta period in early May before launching on May 24.

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Video Games Review: Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS, 2016)

March 8, 2016

The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (PMD) has always been the go-to if we’re looking at Pokemon spin-offs that aren’t evolutions of the classic original RPG. Sure Pokemon Snap was a memorable game, and the two Pokemon Stadium were excellent, as was the lesser-known Pokemon Conquest and, to a degree, PokePark, but PMD always had the most […]

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TV Review: Better Call Saul , Season 2, Episodes 2-4 (USA, 2016)

March 8, 2016

Better Call Saul is unique among the cable-drama landscape in that it doesn’t go for the big dramatic stakes. When it comes to Vince Gilligan‘s follow-up/prequel to Breaking Bad, the smaller and more personal the stakes, the better. If the first four episodes of the show’s second season are any indication, Gilligan, Peter Gould, Bob Odenkirk and […]

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Reasons Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice could be fantastic

March 8, 2016

There are plenty of reasons to be skeptical about the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: a overwhelmingly dark and self-serious tone to the lingering sensation that DC might be trying to do a little bit much with the film a little too fast. However, there are also a lot of reasons to be excited: from […]

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Best Western gives Glebe guesthouse a multi million dollar makeover (Sydney)

March 8, 2016

The Haven Inn, on 196 Glebe Point Road, has been given a roughly AUD$3 million facelift by Best Western Hotels & Resorts .  This makes Best Western Haven Glebe the hotel group’s fifth Sydney hotel, alongside the Best Western PLUS Hotel Stellar in Sydney CBD and Best Western Twin Towers in Artarmon. Listed as a 4-star boutique hotel, the Best Western Haven […]

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Fembots and Feminism the first of three Arts Futures discussions in Melbourne talks diversity in the digital world

March 8, 2016

Ever wondered why Siri is female or why men dominate the tech world? The City of Melbourne is inviting people to a special event that will dissect the role of gender and cultural diversity in an increasingly digital world. Machine learning is already a part of our everyday – from spam filters to Siri – […]

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the AU interview: Brian Lobel talks about his performances of You Have to Forgive Me, You Have to Forgive Me, You Have to Forgive Me.

March 8, 2016

The All About Women festival which just occurred over the weekend at the Sydney Opera House featured so many interesting talks, insights and performances that make us think about the progression of women have made within society either here or around the world. One of the artists who have come from lands for the festival far away is […]

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Dancer Rudy Hawkes on extremities, group work and Australian Ballet’s Vitesse

March 8, 2016

Vitesse has had many ballet lovers interested in what ballet can be defined as. With many defining the performance as intense, the production looks to be a daring dance that breaks away from traditional ideas of what ballet is. The music accompanying dancers on stage is a mix of pulsating electronica, swirling penetrating soundtracks and […]

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