Day: 24 March 2016

Kamasi Washington, D’Angelo, and Kendrick Lamar help open Bluesfest for 2016

March 24, 2016

The epic five-day music adventure that is Bluesfest began in a big way this year, welcoming punters both new and old onto the spacious Tyagarah Tea Farm for the festival’s 27th year, boasting one of it’s most diverse programs to date. Compton emcee Kendrick Lamar was the Thursday headliner and all eyes were on him […]

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Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids talks new music, new members & the Blues at Bluesfest 2016!

March 24, 2016

Cold War Kids are back in Australia, hitting our festival scene once again with a killer live show at Bluesfest in Byron Bay overnight. Larry sat down with vocalist Nathan Willett on site at the festival to catch up on what’s been happening with the band since we last saw them out this way a few Falls Festivals ago […]

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Camp Cope drop May tour dates for new single “Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams”

March 24, 2016

Now this is a tour we are keen for. Camp Cope have come out of Melbourne blazing with their indie punk sounds and now, the girls are fleshing out their live presence and bringing the noise to a venue near your this May. The five date tour will have Camp Cope tour their new single “Jet Fuel Can’t […]

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Music Video of the Day: Whitney “Golden Days” (2016)

March 24, 2016

Whitney stood out as one of the highlight finds of SXSW for us this year – the multi piece from Chicago really taking our attention with their striking take on some classic indie folk, but presenting it in a gorgeous and refreshing new fashion. Their debut album Light Upon the Lake is coming out in June and in […]

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SXSW Music Interview: The Zolas (Canada) on new music and more!

March 24, 2016

We caught up with The Zolas at SXSW and we chatted about their new record, which they sum up as a weird pop album with something say, and the band even talked politics, specifically, ‘that Abbott guy’ and Rupert Murdoch’s ‘prune-y’ hands. Check out the full interview below. Welcome back to the SXSW, it’s been […]

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9 Unmissable Acts at this year’s Byron Bay Bluesfest!

March 24, 2016

We’re stoked to be spending Easter weekend out at Bluesfest, a return to the amazing Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm for another five day series of live music spanning a diverse array of genres. Featured artists represent for hip hop, jazz, blues, experimental and more, and below are just some of the fantastic talent we can’t wait to […]

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Single of the Day: SKIES “Speed Boy” (2016)

March 24, 2016

Adelaide trio SKIES have dropped their new single “Speed Boy” and it has shown the boys have put what was a prosperous 2015 to good use in the studio. Having made their mark on the live front with successful headline dates  and supports alongside some of the most influential names in Australian music at the moment, SKIES […]

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Live Review: Kendrick Lamar + Sampa the Great & Remi – Allphones Arena, Sydney (23.03.16)

March 24, 2016

As far as critical success goes, Kendrick Lamar is at the very top of the music industry right now, re-shaping the standards of hip hop for the better and fully justifying the hype that surrounded the emcee all those years ago when “Hiii Power” dropped and hip hop fans around the world heralded the next […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Alex G talks Beach Music & a change in artistry over seven albums!

March 24, 2016

DIY multi-instrumentalist Alex G released his first recorded album Beach Music, with Domino Records last October. Following six self-recorded LPs, including hit album DSU that featured as Best Album of 2014 by Noisey, Time Out, The Washington Post and Consequence of Sound, the Philadelphian singer-songwriter has kicked off his full-time music career with new singles “bug” and “Kicker”. The rock/pop indie melody reproduces […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Matt Peters of Royal Canoe (Canada) chats on touring new material, recording & more!

March 24, 2016

Royal Canoe‘s Matt Peters caught up with Larry at SXSW to have a chat about the Canadian six-piece’s new album, Today We are Believers. The indie pop group have played in over 350 shows around North America and Europe, and supported Bombay Bicycle Club on their ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow‘ tour. Their new album, produced by Animal Collective […]

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Film Review: Kung Fu Panda (USA/China, 2016)

March 24, 2016

The strong, funny and perhaps a little clumsy panda is back on the screen to entertain the audience once again in Kung Fu Panda 3. Produced by DreamWorks Animation in a first time collaboration with China’s Oriental DreamWorks, the Kung Fu Panda franchise is back with its third installment on the screen after a 3 […]

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Luke Snellin to Direct John Green’s Let It Snow

March 24, 2016

Let It Snow, an anthology of short stories written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, follows three teenagers, who each find love during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. The rights to the YA collection were picked up by Universal in 2014, and the screenplay is set to be revised by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, […]

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Sydney Film Festival announces 21 finalists and distinguished jury for Lexus Australian Short Film Fellowship

March 24, 2016

Sydney Film Festival and Lexus Australia have announced today 21 filmmakers which have been shortlisted by the producers at The Weinstein Company to compete in the largest cash fellowship for short film in Australia. Taking part in the selection process, Australian actress Judy Davis will take the role of Jury Chair. Other jury members include Sydney […]

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Elijah Wood joins the cast of BBC America Comedy Dirk Gently

March 24, 2016

It has been announced that actor Elijah Wood will be joining the cast of the upcoming BBC America Comedy, Dirk Gently. The series, set to be written and directed by Max Landis, will see Wood play the title detective assistant Todd. AMC Studios, Ideate Media and IDW Entertainment are co-producing the series, based on  the Dirk Gently’s […]

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MTV unveils the first round of presenters for 2016 MTV Movie Awards!

March 24, 2016

On Tuesday, MTV announced the first round of presenters for this year’s MTV Movie Awards. The presenters announced for the first round are Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain from The Huntsmen: Winter’s War, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron from Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Olivia Munn from X-Men: Apocalypse and supermodel Gigi Hadid.  In case you missed it, this year the MTV […]

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Madman presents their Anime Festival 2016 in Melbourne!

March 24, 2016

This year, Madman will showcase their Madman Anime Festival for two days, celebrating anime and Japanese Culture at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The festival has been organised by Madman Entertainment and AnimeLab. The festival will be held on September 3rd and 4th and will presenting all sorts of activities and presentations in hand. […]

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SXSW Interview: Paul Rust discusses the writing process and working with Joe Manganiello in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

March 24, 2016

The Iris found themselves locked in a room with screenwriter Paul Rust last week to talk about his role in bringing Pee-Wee to new audiences without losing the sentiments of the Tim Burton original. Congratulations on the film, it seems like you’re doing so much on Netflix right now, do you find it affords you […]

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Win a double pass to see the Pixar classic Toy Story at In The House

March 24, 2016

You are never too old for some good fun on the big screen! Relive one of Pixar’s biggest hits in history at the In The House screening of Toy Story (1995). To infinity and beyond! This film was historic as it changed animation forever, it was the first computer animated film of all time. Join […]

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SXSW Interview: Joe Manganiello talks about exhuming his favorite childhood character in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

March 24, 2016

Joe Manganiello recently sat down with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about the reprisal of his childhood icon in Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday. When you got offered this role and you knew that essentially, it was kind of for you how was it feeling you were going to be playing a version of yourself? Well, when […]

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Perth’s Blue Room Theatre launches complete April – July 2016 Season

March 24, 2016

Following the teased release of two works earlier this month; Perth’s Blue Room Theatre has now released the complete line-up for their April – July season. Comprised of seven shows the season aims to make audiences contemplate survival in all it’s forms; and hopes to prompt and embolden theatregoers to be self reflexive, to look […]

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Theatre Review: Wuthering Heights – Riverside Theatre, Parramatta (22.03.16)

March 24, 2016

Love will tear us apart. This song lyric by the late Ian Curtis of Joy Division seems an appropriate way to sum up the gothic romance tale, Wuthering Heights. Queensland’s shake & stir theatre co. have produced a rather faithful and intense adaptation of Emily Brontë’s story, but it also manages to add a few […]

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Australian Soprano Greta Bradman talks about her new My Hero National Tour (from 21st April)

March 24, 2016

After the 2015 release of her award-winning chart-topping Decca album, Greta Bradman is ready to bring My Hero tour to audiences across Australia! The tour will begin late next month and will encompass both capital cities and regional centres. We caught up with Greta before the tour to discuss the recording process of My Hero, the […]

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