Day: 29 March 2016

SXSW Music Interview: Hockey Dad (Wollongong) on tackling showcase festivals & developing as a live band abroad!

March 29, 2016

At the Sounds Australia Aussie BBQ at SXSW this year, Larry sat down with Zach and Billy of Hockey Dad notoriety to find out how the Texan festival had been treating the lads from Wollongong! Playing multiple shows crammed into a short period of time, SXSW proved to be yet another learning experience in developing their craft as a live act […]

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Disturbed announce Australian & NZ arena tour dates for November!

March 29, 2016

Disturbed are set to bring album number six out to Australia and New Zealand for a long-awaited tour this November! The Chicago four piece returned from hiatus to record their first album in five years in Immortalized and are now brandished a killer live show to match, hitting arenas in the major Australian capitals (no Adelaide this time around, […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Skunkmello “Slaughterhouse Blues” (2016)

March 29, 2016

Here’s some steaming hot rock and roll out of Brooklyn for you this Wednesday, courtesy of one of our favourite new discoveries, Skunkmello. Bringing a vintage, brazen fusion of rock and blues with their new album Hot Chicken (due out this June), the band have released the first taste of what’s to come in “Slaughterhouse Blues”, premiering […]

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Full Glastonbury line up announced; Muse, Adele and Coldplay top 2016 bill!

March 29, 2016

Arguably the mother of all European music festivals, Glastonbury, has announced its full line up for 2016 – the Worthy Farm event priming itself to host the likes of Muse, Adele, Coldplay and many, many more this June 22nd-26th. Newly confirmed acts for Glasto this year have included Beck, Foals, LCD Soundsystem, CHVRCHES, ZZ Top and Bring Me the Horizon, while many acts and performers are […]

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The Gooch Palms added to COMPLETELY sold out Violent Soho tour as WACO hits #1!

March 29, 2016

Newcastle power duo The Gooch Palms have been added to what is now a stomper sold out Australian tour by Violent Soho this year – for real, could this bill get any more raucous? The Gooch Palms, who we recently saw tear up at SXSW for another year, have been working on their second album Introverted Extroverts and so to […]

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Mutemath & Vic Mensa cancel Australian tour dates, Groovin’ the Moo name replacements

March 29, 2016

Mutemath and Vic Mensa fans keen for both American artists hitting our shores next month have been disappointed this afternoon, with regional touring festival Groovin’ The Moo announcing replacement artists for both following the tour cancellations. Due to varying reasons, Mutemath and Mensa have pulled out of Australian shows, including their run of festival dates, while Jarryd James and What […]

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Briggs & Trials announce A.B. ORIGINAL project, release videos & debut tour dates!

March 29, 2016

This has been a collaboration we’ve been waiting to be officially announced for some time now, so the fact that Briggs and Trials have finally gone and dropped details of their A.B. ORIGINAL project…we couldn’t be more excited. The two hip hop wordsmiths and fire live performers first came up with the idea to come together and make some brilliant music after […]

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Allen Stone on his return to Australia for Bluesfest and new album, Radius!

March 29, 2016

Bluesfest favourite Allen Stone enjoyed another successful run of shows out in Byron Bay over the Easter Weekend; an incredible live performer and a general great dude to deal with on and off stage, the AU caught up with the US artist to see what’s been happening since we last saw him. With a new album […]

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Kamasi Washington (US) on the relationship between jazz & hip hop and more at Bluesfest!

March 29, 2016

Kamasi Washington‘s run of Australian shows recently, both headline, festival (for Bluesfest) and supporting Kendrick Lamar have earned rave reviews and have won the Cali jazz maestro a legion of new fans. His album The Epic demonstrated a music talent that took contemporary music fans by storm last year and with these live shows continuing to highlight […]

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Zii (Melbourne) discusses Through These Eyes ahead of the EP’s official launch this April!

March 29, 2016

Melbourne based musician and creative Zii is gearing up to launch his latest EP in Through These Eyes, coming through the Evelyn Hotel on April 1st. Embarking on to the local scene last year with successful releases in “Belief” and “This is Afrika”, Through These Eyes is undoubtedly going to be a perfect introduction for many to […]

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Live Review: Cold War Kids – 170 Russell, Melbourne (25.03.16)

March 29, 2016

Easter weekend in Australia means Bluesfest, and for those of us down in Melbourne it means sideshows. So many sideshows. Personally, I was most keen for Cold War Kids‘ sold out 170 Russell venture off the back of their fifth LP Hold My Home and first ever chart topping single in “First”. Quite often I’m […]

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Tom Jones and Brian Wilson headline as Bluesfest comes to a close for 2016

March 29, 2016

The fifth and final day of Bluesfest 2016 played heavy on nostalgia, with a double-bill headliner in Brian Wilson and Tom Jones, while some of the festival’s favourite returning acts kept the quality consistent throughout the day in the lead-up to a site-closing blues extravaganza by supergroup The Original Blues Brothers Band, who brought an […]

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Single of the Day: Colin Lillie “Give Thanks” (2016)

March 29, 2016

Colin Lillie, via new single “Give Thanks”, further explores a songwriting talent already established as a heartfelt and honest one, but engages with a bit of edge on the new tune. Known for marrying folk with some great country tones, Lillie here injects some rockier rhythms into “Give Thanks” and embraces some painfully earnest lyricism […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Mish & Ken of White Lung chat Paradise at SXSW!

March 29, 2016

It’s a sweaty Thursday afternoon and SXSW Music is entering its last corner for another year. I find myself standing out the front of Barracuda, listening to White Lung belt out their last five or so minutes of live show chaos on stage inside. Shortly after, Mish Barber-Way and Kenneth ‘Kenny’ William join me outside for a chat on the […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Sinking Teeth “Good Grief” (2016)

March 29, 2016

Three years since the release of their debut EP White Water, The Sinking Teeth have returned with “Good Grief”, a cut from their debut album due for release this year. The Melbourne three-piece have toured with the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Bodyjar and Kingswood and it’s not hard to see why, with “Good Grief” showing their confidence in their […]

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Tour Diary: Lo Carmen takes us on her SXSW trip!

March 29, 2016

SXSW can be an overwhelming, sometimes unforgiving beast to anyone attending the Texan music festival for the first time or for the umpteenth time. For US-based Aussie musician Lo Carmen, the programme saw her performing her own showcases as well as connecting with some important industry individuals and of course, seeing some of her favourite musicians do […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice deleted scene teases new details for Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex

March 29, 2016

In the lead-up to the release of the R-rated ‘Ultimate Cut’ of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder has released a scene cut from the film’s theatrical cut. Titled ‘Communion’, it sees Lex Luther (Jesse Eisenberg) getting up to no good in the heart of the Kryptonian spacecraft from Man of Steel. It adds some […]

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These trailers for The LEGO Batman Movie keep getting better

March 29, 2016

For the second time this week, The LEGO Batman Movie has a new teaser trailer. It comes with another fantastic introduction by Will Arnett‘s Lego Batman and might even be funnier than the first. Check it out below: The LEGO Batman Movie releases March 30th 2017. ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean returns with Sir Paul McCartney

March 29, 2016

Adding to their musical members like Keith Richards, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has confirmed a beetle will join the cast in the fifth (not sure if this is the last) installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Paul McCartney is amongst the team which has reportedly proceeded with a heavfty set-piece designed especially for his […]

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Ben Affleck and Geoff Johns partner on untitled DC project

March 29, 2016

In an interview about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ben Affleck has confirmed that he’s working on “something” with DC’s Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns. Given Affleck’s performance is one aspect of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that’s mostly garnered praise, money’s on this “something” being the next Batman film – though where it would fit into their release […]

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Interview: Manu Bennett talks to us about The Shannara Chronicles and TV production VS film ahead of Supanova

March 29, 2016

The countdown has begun to Supanova’s first conventions of 2016 and for their Gold Coast and Melbourne events they’re bringing a solid and diverse lineup of guests. Actors from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Game of Thrones, Torchwood, Harry Potter and Angel to name a few will be set to spend their weekend meeting and greeting […]

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Eight things you never knew about the animated classic Toy Story

March 29, 2016

Next Friday, the In The House series at the Event Cinemas on George Street in Sydney will be screening the Pixar classic Toy Story (book tickets HERE). In anticipation, we looked back at the film to bring you these 8 facts that you may have never known about one of our favorite movies of all time: Toy […]

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Hotel Review: King Studio Loft at Doubletree at Hilton Darwin Esplanade (Darwin, NT)

March 29, 2016

The DoubleTree by Hilton on Darwin’s Esplanade offers excellent views of the ocean, is located brilliantly behind the city’s main drag of Mitchell Street and offers travellers a great stay, regardless of whether you’re in Darwin on holiday or business. Offering a range of guest rooms and suites to suit the trip, the hotel was […]

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Nightshows, Afterparties, Brand Activations and Buddy Guy’s Birthday: Three days in Chicago during Lollapalooza

March 29, 2016

Chicago is transformed by the iconic music festival Lollapalooza every year, giving the some 100,000 attendees – alongside those who didn’t get a ticket – the chance to experience the bands and the flavour of the incredible music that the event offers. Last year, we headed to Chicago to check out the festival and also see […]

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