Day: 23 March 2016

The SXSW comedown… Sose gives us her thoughts on another jam-packed week of music in Austin!

March 23, 2016

It’s currently encroaching on Wednesday evening and I find myself seated at the desk in my hotel room, coming in and out of blank stares out the window and an email inbox count that is slowly eating away at my soul. It’s my first day back in Australia in two weeks and I’m struggling to stay awake, […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sticky Fingers “Outcast At Last” (2016)

March 23, 2016

Y’all remember Sticky Fingers, right? Sydney’s favourite sons have been off around the world, continuing to win hearts, smash out incredible shows and bring more STI FI fans into what’s become a fiercely loyal music family. The boys are coming home for an Australian tour (that hasn’t needed much promotion at all to sell out […]

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Nine things we learnt from the David Bowie “Unbound” panel at SXSW 2016

March 23, 2016

David isn’t here any more and we’re still processing that… but after some weeks of grief I now feel incredible fortunate to work with him. – Jonathan Barnbrook On Saturday – the final day of the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas – The Blackstar visual piece “UNBOUND: A★INSTAMINISERIES” was shown in full for the first time, accompanied […]

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The 2016 Queensland Music Awards – what went down on the inside!

March 23, 2016

As the stars of Queensland’s vibrant music scene rocked the red carpet, the Brisbane Powerhouse foyer fills with industry workers, friends and supporters all waiting to find out who will take out this year’s Queensland Music Awards. Gloriously, the whole night is very much devoid of the usual pretension that can overtake these kinds of […]

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Matt Cornell (Sydney) on Texas, tattoos, musical influences and the future of the Outlaws!

March 23, 2016

Matt Cornell is an singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and one fifth of Adam Brand and the Outlaws. Having just released his new single “Feels Like Yesterday”, off his 2014 self-titled album, I spoke to Matt about Texas, tattoos, musical influences, growing up in a showbiz family, and the future of the Outlaws.

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The 3rd Annual AU Review SXSW Music Awards!

March 23, 2016

Another year at SXSW is behind us once more. From March 15th through until March 20th, we’ve seen Australian bands take their international profiles up another notch with impressive showcase performances. We’ve fallen in love with new artists and bands, and old favourites even more. We’ve participated in the classic SXSW traditions of waiting stupidly long in […]

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Festival Review: Auckland City Limits – Western Springs (19.03.16)

March 23, 2016

After a worrying spat of cancelled festivals – Soulfest, Echo Fest and Westfest – it would have been understandable for the majority to approach the inaugural Auckland City Limits with caution. The reputation of Austin City Limits, one of the biggest and most loved music festivals in the history of music festivals, may have been […]

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Film Review: The Witch (MA15+) (USA, 2015)

March 23, 2016

Over the last few years the horror community have been fortunate enough to have select titles presented to them that prove their genre is still alive and well.  Like The Babadook and It Follows before it, The Witch is a chill-inducing creeper of a film that is likely to stay with you long after you’ve left […]

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New trailer lands for The Huntsman: Winter’s War

March 23, 2016

We’re coming up fast on Universal’s ‘clash of the fairytales’ blockbuster The Huntsman: Winter’s War and a new trailer for the film has been released. Heavily emphasizing the ‘winter’part of the title, the trailer introduces us to both Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain’s characters as well as the special-effects heavy queens they’ll do battle against […]

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Hoyts to hold more League of Legends cinema viewing parties for the Oceania Pro League finals

March 23, 2016

Theatre chain Hoyts have become the exclusive cinema sponsor and partner of the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League. They have also become the official viewing party partner for many other LoL events in Australia and New Zealand. What does this mean? Wanna watch the LoL OPL finals on the big screen with a room full of […]

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season 3 officially coming later this year

March 23, 2016

Telltale Games’ popular series of episodic adventure games based on The Walking Dead will get a third season later this year. The news comes a new interview with Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner over at Mashable.

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New report suggests Nintendo is halting Wii U production

March 23, 2016

Nintendo will bring production on its struggling Wii U console to a stop sometime this year. That’s according to new report in Japan’s Nikkei overnight.

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Louie Theroux touring Australia in September

March 23, 2016

BBC’s filmmaker and social commentator Louis Theroux is bringing his weird brand of embedded journalism to Australian audience this September. Hosted by Australia’s own Julia Zemiro, Louis Theroux Live On Stage is an intimate and behind the scenes look at some of Louis’ most popular films and documentaries. With his own unique wit and candour, […]

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The Nice Guys gets a nice new trailer

March 23, 2016

Shane Black‘s crime comedy The Nice Guys got a fresh new trailer this morning. Starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe and set in 70s Los Angeles, the trailer makes the film looks like a lot of fun. The highlights here have to be the banter between Crowe and Gosling’s characters. Check it out below: The […]

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Filming for Upper Middle Bogan‘s third series underway

March 23, 2016

ABC TV has announced today that filming has commenced on the third season of Upper Middle Bogan. The 8-Part comedy series written and produced by Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope will again be shot around Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs Series Creator/Producer, Robyn Butler said, “We’re so excited to unleash the wild, loud and sometimes […]

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First trailer emerges for thriller The Shallows

March 23, 2016

The first teaser has surfaced (that’s two puns now) for The Shallows, a new thriller that is aiming to be the new Jaws. Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing alone on a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark and stranded just a short distance from shore. Though she is only 200 yards […]

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Film Review: Victoria (Germany, 2015)

March 23, 2016

New in films that unexpectedly leave you completely satisfied and slightly breathless: Victoria, a two-hour, one-shot, action-drama from Director Sebastian Schipper. It’s a film that takes you all over the late-night streets of Berlin as the sun slowly creeps up and the fallout from a chance encounter continues to get more and more intense until […]

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Film Review: A Bigger Splash (USA, 2016)

March 23, 2016

Directed by Luca Guadagnino, A Bigger Splash is an erotic thriller that sees rockstar-on-leave Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) idyllic life with her boyfriend (Matthias Schoenaerts) on an isolated Italian island threaten to implode when Lane’s former-producer (Ralph Fiennes) and his daughter (Dakota Johnson) make an unexpected visit. The story here is actually based on an older Italian-French […]

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DVD Review: Knight of Cups (USA, 2015)

March 23, 2016

Or, as I like to call it, Special-K. Terrence Malick and his editors have modeled their film on the time and space bending properties of a psychoactive trip. One second you’re in a swanky Los Angeles apartment, the next on the ruins of a burnt-down gas station.  Sometimes it’s Rick’s (Christian Bale) voice whispering contemplative […]

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Paul Kelly to help NSW State Library celebrate Shakespeare 400

March 23, 2016

April 23rd marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. To commemorate the occasion the State Library of NSW is staging a major Shakespeare celebration; headlined by acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly. The celebration will see Kelly launch his new Shakespeare inspired album, Seven Sonnets & A Song, in the atmospheric Mitchell Reading […]

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Jackass comedy forefather Tom Green talks to the AU on the eve of his Australian tour.

March 23, 2016

The legacy of Tom Green is one marked by a no-holds-barred approach to bold and often bonkers comedy. A preeminent influence on prank culture on MTV and YouTube, from his web series, to his cult-favourite film Freddy Got Fingered, his comedy walks its own path for its sheer absurdity and willingness to explore the unpredictable. […]

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Recipe: The Grounds of Alexandria’s Carrot Cake

March 23, 2016

This Easter long weekend, renowned precinct The Grounds will be transformed into a magical StoryBook wonderland, and inviting those big and those small, to take part in the Golden Easter Egg Hunt, or take a selfie on Humpty Dumpty’s wall, and say hello to the storybook characters coming to life. As an Easter treat, the […]

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Spotlight on Orange NSW: A Sneak Peek of Orange F.O.O.D Week

March 23, 2016

The Food of Orange District (F.O.O.D) festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Running from 8th to 17th April, F.O.O.D Week is the country’s longest running regional food festival. You only need to drive about 3.5 hours out of Sydney to reach the charming food and wine hub. Showcasing quality produce and cool climate wine […]

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Chiswick welcomes Autumn with seasonal lunch menu (Sydney)

March 23, 2016

As the leaves are starting to fall and the breeze is getting cooler, Chiswick restaurants greet the season with a new menu inspired by the flavours of Autumn. Head chefs at Chiswick Woollahra and Chiswick at the Gallery, Richie Dolan and Laura Baratto, alongside celebrity chef Matt Moran, have developed a selection of dishes inspired […]

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The best things to do in Sydney this weekend (Easter Special: 25th-28th March)

March 23, 2016

One of the most anticipated holidays of the year, Easter, is coming this weekend, and even for those who aren’t big on the reason behind this faithful day, it’s hard not to embrace the extended weekend and penchant for spreading chocolate throughout the city with open arms, but there’s so much more than just chocolate […]

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Evian bring the ice to Federation Square to celebrate new look (Melbourne)

March 23, 2016

Melbourne has come alive over the last few weeks with Moomba in full swing and Federation Square a brimming hub of excitement. Part of the excitement stemmed from one metre snowflakes floating through the city air, enamouring passersby. Curious onlookers were drawn to the Evian activation where snow machines were blowing snow in various directions, […]

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Review: Epocha – Carlton (Melbourne)

March 23, 2016

Sitting on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, this stunning lower-Rathdowne terrace gives off an air of class, elegance and sophistication. Lined with polished dark wood, elegant crystal decanters, flickering candles, wicker chairs and imprinted silverware, this vintage setting may suggest old times, however Epocha exudes intimate, timeless class that is sure to stay. Expect generous […]

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