Day: 13 March 2016

Timberwolf (Adelaide) chats a new live show & the exciting prospect of new music!

March 13, 2016

  2015 treated Adelaide’s Timberwolf incredibly well, with the release of his Flux EP sending him around the country and abroad performing and introducing his music to many new faces, while impressing the fan base he’d already been cultivating at home even more. With 2016 already in full swing, Timberwolf (aka Chris Panousakis) has some special live dates in […]

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David Bowie’s UNBOUND: A★INSTAMINISERIES premiering in full at SXSW Music!

March 13, 2016

When David Bowie passed away recently, his final album Blackstar took on a whole extra weight and meaning for the fans who were rocked by the news of his death. It was an album project that continued to grow as well in the weeks following, with the news of a special visual accompaniment to to the album in UNBOUND: […]

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Aussies at SXSW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artists Tigertown!

March 13, 2016

The sun is shining in Austin, the beers are flowing and the smells of Texan BBQ are teasing us into what’s going to be a week of indulgence. Monday spells the beginning of the SXSW Music program for 2016 and we’ve done for the last few years, the AU will be bringing you some exclusive […]

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Single of the Day: Machine Age “Don’t Look” (2016)

March 13, 2016

“Don’t Look”, the new single from Brisbane-via-Cairns artist Machine Age is full of warm guitar, pulsating drum loops and electro production – an impressive release from an artist sure to have an exciting 2016. The single takes its time in burning up, with the vocalist’s entrancing vocals drawing the listener in with each prompt, ‘Don’t look back…‘. […]

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Grouplove perform their first show in over two years at SXSW on Saturday night!

March 13, 2016

While the official music program of this year’s SXSW event is yet to kick off (it’s time is coming on Monday…), a run of unofficial label and company parties have filled up Austin’s downtown district as part of SXSW Interactive. One such party saw Grouplove return to the stage for their first live show in a […]

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Festival Review: WOMADelaide (Part 1) – Violent Femmes + Wasted Wanderers + The Strides – Botanic Park (11.03.16 – 12.03.16)

March 13, 2016

A festival like WOMADelaide is not for the faint hearted. I suppose no festival is, really. But WOMADelaide is different. Other music festivals take a lot out of you physically, I was prepared for that. What I wasn’t ready for, was the rollercoaster of feels you get moving from soulful dirges into rocking blues into […]

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SA’s Musitec signs exclusive deal with prominent US College Entrepreneurship Institute!

March 13, 2016

South Australian music industry group Musitec have announced an exclusive partnership with the globe’s most prestigious music college out in the US in a push to foster opportunities for SA uni students. Linking up with the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE), Musitec will be developing a program allowing SA students to develop, explore and […]

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Showtime releases trailer for Season 3 of Penny Dreadful

March 13, 2016

Showtime gothic drama Penny Dreadful has a new trailer for its upcoming third season. The trailer picks up right where the second season left off with Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) entering therapy and Lily (Billie Piper) continuing her domination of London’s nightlife. It looks like more of the same but it’s sure to delight fans of […]

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SXSW Film Review: Operator (USA, 2016)

March 13, 2016

Operator is a film with a lot to say and a lot more on its mind. It’s a romantic drama that’s sure to resonate as a cautionary tale for SXSW audiences. The film examines the relationship between Joe (Martin Starr), a programmer working on cutting-edge digital customer service software and his wife Emily (Mae Whitman), a hotel concierge who moonlights in a […]

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10 things you never knew about Reservoir Dogs

March 13, 2016

This Friday, the In The House series at the Event Cinemas on George Street in Sydney will be screening the Taranino classic Reservoir Dogs (book tickets HERE). In anticipation, we looked back at the film to bring you these 10 facts that you may have never known about one of our favorite movies of all time: […]

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Opinion: Who needs TV when you have Critical Role?

March 13, 2016

I am so far behind on my TV shows. As I write this, I have easily twenty episodes of different programs to catch up on and that number is only going to increase. The reason? I have discovered something I enjoy watching more than my usual shows. It’s called Critical Role, a live game of […]

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The Top Ten Australian Films to look out for in 2016

March 13, 2016

2015 was a spectacle for Australian films, securing our biggest year ever in the box office, as well as performing in the Oscars at levels not seen since Peter Weir. And the light looks to continue shining through 2016, with a selection of Australian and Australian-associated films determined to prove the worth of Australian cinema […]

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TV Review: Agent Carter , Season 2 (USA, 2016)

March 13, 2016

The first season of Agent Carter was exactly what it set out to be. A lighthearted adventure that perfectly realized a marriage between the ‘golden age’ of post-war espionage and the struggle of women in the workplace. It was a occasionally a little narrow in its focus but stellar performances from leads Hayley Atwell and James […]

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SXSW Film Review: Ghostland (Germany, 2015)

March 13, 2016

Ghostland isn’t your average documentary. It echoes the story of The God’s Must Be Crazy in both a whimsical and crushing way. Ju / ‘Hoansi Bushmen are a tribe in Namibia. After hunting laws came into place their way of life was changed. Without the ability to hunt they had to survive off bushland berries […]

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Wellington welcomes Autumn with Cuba Street Festival “CubaDupa” (New Zealand)

March 13, 2016

New Zealand’s capital of Wellington has sprung to life with a variety of unmissable events to welcome in Autumn, particularly a big street festival celebrating one of the most famous areas of the city, Cuba Street. With more cafes, bars and restaurants per capita than hustle-and-bustle New York City, Wellington is also known as “the […]

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Hold onto summer with this Gin pop up by the rooftop pool of The Old Clare Hotel (Sydney)

March 13, 2016

Chippendale’s Kensington Street Social has now had more than enough time to settle into it’s groove as the third new opening at The Old Clare Hotel. The menus and cocktail list here have already been a hot topic for discerning diners and drinkers in the area, many of whom have the good sense to also […]

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On the Shelf: Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey

March 13, 2016

Teeling Whiskey seems to be setting it’s sights on making Irish Whiskey the most popular spirit in the world once again, leading the huge resurgence the spirit category has seen in recent years. The young, multi-award winning, unconventionally independent producer has expanded to 46 countries in recent years, Australia being one of the most recent, […]

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