Day: 14 March 2016

Urthboy linking up with L-Fresh the Lion & Okenyo for national album tour this May/June!

March 14, 2016

In The Past Beats Inside Me Like a Second Heartbeat, Urthboy has released what may be his most personal (and successful) album yet. The record has been reaping in the praise and his recent preview gigs in Sydney and Melbourne went down incredibly well – perhaps expected from the hip-hop stalwart who has remained a strong part of […]

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Radiohead announce 2016 world tour. Could Australian dates be coming?

March 14, 2016

A band that needs no introduction, Radiohead, will be performing their first shows since 2012 at various festivals around the world, something we already knew. Now, it seems like the iconic band will be heading out on a full world tour with a string of headline shows in the leadup to their mysterious next album. […]

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Quarter Street, Marlon Williams and John Grant light up day 4 of WOMADELAIDE

March 14, 2016

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better (or hotter), WOMADeladie 2016 served up a mind-bending day 4 lineup on Monday. At 2pm, with sun blazing and people sweating from places that can’t be mentioned in this publication, Quarter Street took to Stage 2 to Latinise proceedings. Heat, humidity and more salsa dancing than […]

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Sarah Blasko dominates a searing day 3 of WOMADELAIDE 2016

March 14, 2016

There’s no denying the fact that Sarah Blasko can sing. It’s not like we needed any proof. But under extremely challenging conditions on Sunday at WOMADelaide, she proved it anyway. Keyboards were melting, sweat was pouring and still Sarah delivered a vocally dominant performance that put the crowd in a trance. Earlier in the day […]

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Sia plays her first headline show since 2011 at SXSW with Elle King

March 14, 2016

On the announcement of her addition to the Coachella 2016 lineup, Australian artist Sia seemed to confirm her return to the touring scene, some four years after calling it quits on her live shows – which would go onto create her much talked about “blonde bob” alter ego for 2014’s acclaimed 1000 Forms of Fear, […]

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Protest and music festival Reclaim the Streets to bring 10,000 voices to The Star this weekend

March 14, 2016

While Mike Baird’s highly contentious lockout laws controversy continues, Reclaim the Streets, a global protest movement, have come on board to organse a 10,000-deep rally this Saturday 19th March with mobile sound systems and a very diverse line up of live music planned to soundtrack a protest outside of The Star in Pyrmont. Reclaim the […]

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Album News Weekly: 14th March 2016

March 14, 2016

In This Issue: Plenty of debuts up this month to check out from some southern styled sounds to flat out post punk and even some ol’ Jeff Buckley released from the archives, check it out! The Cat Empire It had been rumoured for a few months, but The Cat Empire finally released their new album […]

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The Blurst of Times festival announces 2016 line-up

March 14, 2016

Brisbane festival The Blurst of Times will return this April for a one-day rager across three venues – The Brightside, The Zoo, and The Foundry – led by a strong contingent of both established and new Aussie bands. Tapped to headline this year will be locals Dune Rats, SA’s Bad//Dreems, Perth’s Methyl Ethyl, and Kirin […]

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Music Video of the Day: Green Buzzard “(I Don’t Wanna) Break Your Heart” (2016)

March 14, 2016

Green Buzzard have delved into the days of faded 90’s VHS quality recording with their new music video for the ultra-catchy “(I Don’t Wanna) Break Your Heart”. Directed by Mitchell Grant, the music video takes the band into some glorious pastel throwback of a dream, taking cues from ’70’s ABBA film clips and 90’s afternoon kids shows’. […]

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Calexico and The Strides take Day Two of WOMADELAIDE to new heights

March 14, 2016

Day 2 of WOMADELAIDE 2016 has once again delivered on the rump-shaking good times it promises. Calexico cooked up a ripping 90 minutes of fusion under the heat of Adelaide skies. Their brand of brass infused Soul and Blues had thousands of fans in a frenzy. Simultaneously, Radical Son were cooling things down under the […]

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SXSW: J.J. Abrams Introduces Secrets of the Force Awakens documentary

March 14, 2016

The feature-length documentary Secrets of the Force Awakens premiered at SXSW this week. Abrams introduced the film, set to be bundled in with the Blu-ray release of The Force Awakens, to SXSW attendees. “What’s so cool about this is that it shows and highlights the people who put their heart and soul into making The […]

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SXSW Interview: Burt Reynolds on the 70s and his new documentary

March 14, 2016

It may not be Smokey and the Bandit but close, Burt Reynolds, now 80, returns to screen in Jess Moss’ The Bandit. A intimate documentary showcasing Reynolds’ relationship with Hal Needham, the director of Smokey and the Bandit, a legendary stuntman, and lifelong pal to Reynolds. Larry Heath caught up with the man himself. If you’re […]

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SXSW Interview: Director Scott Rosenbaum and Producer Jasin Cadic talk about Blues documentary Sidemen: A Long Road to Glory

March 14, 2016

Many independent music documentaries seek to uncover some of the most important moments or threads in music history, making them essential for just about anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the legacy, the complexities, the behind-the-scenes struggles, and the beauty of music, both as a vessel of expression and as a lifelong passion […]

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SXSW Interview: Elijah Wood talks about his new film The Trust , and working with Nicholas Cage

March 14, 2016

Are you looking forward to Elijah Wood and Nicholas Cage’s upcoming heist movie The Trust? Larry Heath caught up with the former on the red carpet on its SXSW debut. Check out the interview below: The Trust screened at SXSW. To find our more about the film, and to see if there are any more SXSW screenings, head here. ———- […]

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SXSW Review: The Slippers (Canada, 2016)

March 14, 2016

There’s no memorabilia like the ruby slippers. Ever since The Wizard of Oz came into the world in 1938, the iconic ruby slippers continue to draw us in to the point that the pair has its own history. The Slippers (directed by Morgan White) is a film documenting the ruby slippers throughout the years and […]

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Resort Review: Martinique Whitsunday Resort (Airlie Beach, Queensland)

March 14, 2016

Perched at the top of a very steep street is where you’ll find the very European looking Martinique Whitsunday Resort, sticking out amongst the dozens of resorts which line the street, with it’s big private balconies and sandstone look. It’s a truly magnificent collection of multi-room apartments and luxury accommodation to base yourself out of […]

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Award winning Canadian storyteller Gillian English brings acclaimed autobiographical shows to Melbourne

March 14, 2016

Fresh from fantastic runs at Fringe World in Perth, and a completely sold out run at The Atlantic Fringe Festival, celebrated Canadian storyteller, Gillian English is heading to Melbourne this week to perform two autobiographical solo storytelling shows at the Butterfly Club. After performing in cities around the world, such as Montreal, Toronto, New York, […]

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Win a double pass to Oz Comic-Con in Perth and Adelaide

March 14, 2016

Now in its fifth year, Oz Comic-Con’s dedicated focus to the very best across the local and international pop culture sphere places it in a league of its own. 2016 will see the return of the show-stopping Australian Championships of Cosplay, as well as a huge range of new and exclusive event features such as: […]

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Arts Review: Annie – Bankstown Theatre Company (Performances to 20th March)

March 14, 2016

Annie, that curly redheaded good-hearted orphan and quite possible epitome of the family friendly musical. It is this charm that makes Annie such a perfect choice for any smaller independent theatre companies. Particularly with a younger cast as there’s just something that gets you in the “smiling” mood about being in a crowd full of […]

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Comedy Review: David Strassman – iTedE

March 14, 2016

If you’re old enough to recognise Hey, Hey It’s Saturday’s Plucka Duck in the current KFC ads than chances are you’ll also remember David Strassman. The ventriloquist and comedian was often a guest on the show with his two much-loved characters, the naive but sweet Ted E Bare and the foul-mouthed, Chuck Wood. Strassman now […]

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Dee Why Hotel is bringing the beastly Trufflenator burger to Woollahra for one day only (Sydney)

March 14, 2016

Those who have been to Dee Why Hotel know that their beloved beast-of-a-burger The Trufflenator means business. It’s a serious smack of flavour with rare fungus used to create a unique truffle mayo that brings character to the stack with double Wagyu beef, truffle butter, truffle infused provolone, truffle maple syrup, crispy bacon, American cheddar, […]

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GABS Beer, Cider and Food Festival to tour Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland in May

March 14, 2016

Sydneysiders, Melbournites and for the first time ever, Kiwis rejoice! The hugely popular and expansive GABS Beer, Cider & Food Festival (formerly known as the Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular) is back bigger, better and more bevvy laden than ever before in May, and will see more than 400 craft beers and ciders including 120 ‘Festival […]

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Burgerpooloza will now be a two day burger festival at Manning Bar (Sydney)

March 14, 2016

Over 10,000 people clicked attending for Hashtag Burgers’ inaugural Burgerpooloza, a gathering of some of the best damn burgers you can find in Sydney. That’s significantly more numbers than organisers Ben Kagen and Archie Saliba could have possibly expected when they rounded up the likes of Pub Life Kitchen and Bar Luca for this burger […]

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The final 15 tables for the Noma Australia pop up are now up for auction (Sydney)

March 14, 2016

Sydney! This is your final chance to get into Rene Redzepi’s Noma Australia pop-up before the much-discussed residency comes to a close. In support of OzHarvest and Redzepi’s food-talk festival MAD, the final 15 tables to this highly sought after dining experience have now been put up for auction and will remain up until 8pm […]

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Future Classic have teamed up with New York’s Moscot to create these limited edition shades

March 14, 2016

Sydney label Future Classic should be a name known to all discerning dance lovers around the world know, in previous years they’ve put out gems from the likes of Flume, Chet Faker, and Charles Murdoch, and know they’re getting into the fashion game with a special eyewear collabo with New York’s well-respected Moscot. Releasing the […]

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Gauchito Gil’s Malbec World Day tangos its way to Melbourne and Sydney in April

March 14, 2016

Melbourne’s popular Gauchito Gil’s Malbec World Day is making its way to Sydney for the first time, with the event set for Saturday, 23rd April. Named for the legendary, Robin Hood-like Argentine character, Gauchito Gil (who was also known as the Patron Saint of Thieves), the event is organised through Bottle Shop Concepts, who have also run events Game of Rhones and […]

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