Day: 11 March 2016

Aussies at SXSW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artist Julia Jacklin!

March 11, 2016

Well, we’re days away from SXSW kicking off now and we’re still finding out  more about the talent set to make their Austin debuts next week. One such artist we’re looking forward to seeing out there is Sydney’s Julia Jacklin who, off the back of her latest single “Pool Party”, has been generating a considerable amount of buzz […]

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Violent Femmes and Angélique Kidjo highlight a ripping first night of WOMADELAIDE 2016!

March 11, 2016

The first night of WOMADELAIDE 2016, much like its predecessors, has exceeded expectations. Tens of thousands filled Botanic Park in Adelaide to enjoy a night of world class music. Hazmat Modine kicked things off with some very impressive instrument mastery that flowed its way through Blues, Folk, Fusion and Jazz. And as the crowd built, […]

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Bat For Lashes shares haunting new single “In God’s House”

March 11, 2016

Natasha Khan, who more commonly goes by Bat For Lashes, has shared her new single “In God’s House”, following the release of single “I Do” which debuted only a few weeks ago. Both releases will appear of Khan’s forthcoming album The Bride which is scheduled for a July release. The Bride is said to follow […]

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Nominees for WAM Song Of The Year have been announced

March 11, 2016

The nominees for the Western Australian competition WAM Song Of The Year have been revealed, with 16 different categories covering a wide range of genres. Featuring acts like Joni In The Moon (who are in the lead with 4 nominations in total), Pat Chow, The High Learys and Riley Pearce, just to name a few, […]

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Single of the Day: Fierce Mild “Song He Never Wrote” (2016)

March 11, 2016

In new single “Song He Never Wrote”, Fierce Mild have shown yet another facet to their musicianship and talent as writers, one we’ve been consistently impressed with over the last year especially. The guitars, the vocals, the ticking nature of the song fills their musical space so well, typifying the approach of a band who are unafraid […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sex on Toast “Doubt” (2016)

March 11, 2016

Melbourne’s Sex on Toast have continued to build the momentum and love surrounding their tunes with the release of the film clip for newbie, “Doubt”! What’s great about the ten piece (yes, ten piece) is that even though they’re so obviously tongue in cheek, it’s never a schtick thing with the band. Their obvious talent as musicians […]

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The State of Affairs (11th Mar 2016): Industry Celebrates Women, Music Licensing Simplified, and New Flexible Grants Announced.

March 11, 2016

This week in the music industry Australia celebrates the women who keep the wheels turning, a brand new licensing platform opens the industry for newcomers and grants for all. Music Industry Celebrates Women In Music Tuesday March 8 was International Women’s Day a time to recognize, celebrate and appreciate women the world around and the incredible […]

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Editor’s Picks: 10 Unmissable Artists at SXSW Music 2016!

March 11, 2016

My favourite thing about SXSW (aside from the cheap pizza and cheaper alcohol, where you can find it) undoubtedly, is the discovery of new music. It sounds like such a generalisation and for an event the sheer size of SXSW, it can be hard to figure out how to establish an approach to the festival with a) […]

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Full House comes to Netflix

March 11, 2016

If you’ve been enjoying Fuller House on Netflix, we’ve got good news – the original Full House is now on the service too. Seasons 1-8 of the classic sitcom are now streaming on Netflix and are sure to make for great binge-watching material alongside the reboot. Full House originally aired in 1987 and stars John Stamos, […]

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Netflix’s Luke Cage gets a release date

March 11, 2016

Actor Mike Colter has announced that Marvel’s Luke Cage will be coming to Netflix audiences on September 30th of 2016. The actor himself made the revelation during the NYC-based premiere for the second season of Daredevil. Luke Cage is Netflix’s third Marvel-affiliated superhero series after Daredevil and Jessica Jones with the series itself following the titular Cage, an ex-convict with super-strength […]

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The first trailer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is here and it looks hilarious

March 11, 2016

Anticipation is high surrounding The Lonely Island‘s upcoming movie Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping and now that we’ve seen the first trailer, it’s hard to not jump on-board. Starring Andy Samberg as fictional popstar Conner4Real and Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone as his inner-circle. The jokes in this trailer all land pretty well and there are too many […]

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Film Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (USA, 2016)

March 11, 2016

Producer J.J Abrams is a big fan of mystery, so the frugal promotional campaign leading up to 10 Cloverfield Lane, a film that is conceptually linked to shaky-cam monster classic Cloverfield, really wasn’t all that surprising. A trailer was randomly sprung upon us featuring serial scene-stealer John Goodman getting smacked over the head with a […]

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Has Aaron Paul been cast in the film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower?

March 11, 2016

Blastr reported this week that Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul has been cast in the Sony adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. As this stage, there is no confirmation as to who Paul has been cast as. Those familiar with King’s work, however, will recognize the instant potential for Paul in the character of Eddie […]

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Fringe‘s Anna Torv set to chat with some serial killers in David Fincher’s Netflix Drama Mindhunter

March 11, 2016

As per The Hollywood Reporter, Fringe star Anna Torv has signed on to David Fincher’s upcoming Netflix drama Mindhunter. In typical Fincher fashion, details surrounding the series remain somewhat vague. However, we do know, the series is based on John Douglas and Mark Olshanker’s 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit and […]

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Australian Feature Film Pawno hits theatres April 21!

March 11, 2016

It has been confirmed that indie Australian comic drama Pawno will be screening in Australian cinemas on April 21. This is director Paul Ireland’s film debut,  which made its world premiere at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) last year and it was the festival’s fastest selling event. The film also had European and Asian film premieres. Pawno features a […]

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Adventure Junky app unites thrill-seekers from all over the globe

March 11, 2016

Adventure Junky, an Australian travel tech start-up, has released a world-first app that allows for adventurers from all corners of the globe to share their experiences over a new social network where they can play, compete, connect and gain rewards. In one easy-to-use forum, the app offers over 500 different adventures, ranging from the more […]

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Qatar Airways announces 14 new destinations including world’s longest flight

March 11, 2016

At the world’s largest international travel fair, CEO of Qatar Airways, Mr Akbar al Baker announced that the airline will be expanding its network to include 14 new destinations across four continents, with the latest announcement including expansions in Europe and a new route between Doha and Auckland, which takes the spot as one of […]

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Experience how your mind sees art with La Trobe University and National Gallery of Victoria

March 11, 2016

La Trobe University, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), has introduced a unique and interactive art experience as part of the gallery’s Friday Night summer series events, which runs until April 22nd. Visitors to Friday Nights at the gallery will be able to see in real-time how their mind engages with a […]

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Artists and arts workers to converge on regional NSW for ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016

March 11, 2016

The varied and diverse arts world will converge in regional NSW this October at ARTLANDS DUBBO 2016. Think art, education, music, theatre, circus and so much more under the backdrop of big open skies and fresh air. The four-day conference and festival program launched yesterday at the Sydney Opera House under the tagline, “Part Conference, […]

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Mary’s, Ume, Belle’s Hot Chicken, and more to compete in the Barangaroo Burger Wars (Sydney)

March 11, 2016

Next weekend, on Sunday to be exact, the stunning Wulugul Walk by the water at Barangaroo will be the location for an unprecedented burger war dubbed “Burger Kings”, pitting six of Sydney’s best against each other to be judged by a panel made of ravenous Sydneysiders, including you – yes, you. It’ll be a free […]

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The Morrison’s annual Crab Carnival is returning to Sydney for its third year

March 11, 2016

The Morrison’s 2016 Annual Crab Carnival is back for its third year, which will see Executive chef and owner of The Morrison Sean Connolly deliver crowd favourite crab dishes, as well as a handful of new additions. This year’s event will introduce Salt & Pepper Crab Legs and bite sized Crab Hush Puppies, alongside some old favourites […]

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Get your tea cups ready for the Melbourne Tea Festival in May!

March 11, 2016

With the growing trend of tea appreciation in Australia, Tea Festivals Australia (organisers of Sydney Tea Festival) will be bringing Melbournians a tea celebration of their own. 2016 will mark the inauguration of the Melbourne Tea Festival, to be held on Sunday 29th May from 9am-4pm. Taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, […]

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‘Feast of the Senses’ Coogee Foreshore Festival returns to the pavilion (Sydney)

March 11, 2016

The Coogee Foreshore Festival returns to Coogee Pavilion on Sunday the 20th of March. The festival is part of the eighth annual March into Merivale, the popular five-week food and drink program bolstered by dozens of Merivale’s restaurants and bars to showcase the work of their group chefs. Food and drink stalls, live performances by The […]

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