Day: 4 April 2016

Paces announces Australian & NZ ‘Vacation’ album tour!

April 4, 2016

After landing his debut LP Vacation in the iTunes Top 20 Album Charts, hitting #2 on the iTunes Electronic Charts, Gold Coast producer Paces has announced an Australian and New Zealand tour kicking off this May. Featuring guest vocalists and visuals by Sydney artist EGO and dancers on stage, Paces will be joined in Australia only by […]

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Live Review: Paul Mason Power Trio + Ollie Brown – Venue 505, Sydney (31.03.16)

April 4, 2016

There’s something to be said about witnessing an artist who truly knows their way around an instrument, especially in an intimate setting such as Venue 505, which is well known for corralling the greatest and sometimes most inconspicuous local jazz talent. Paul Mason and his power trio put their names up on 505’s entry way […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Jake Meadows ft. Daniel Johns “Echo of Tomorrow” (2016)

April 4, 2016

Sydney multi-instrumentalist Jake Meadows has made a strong impression on us with his debut single, “Echo of Tomorrow” – a moody, gorgeously textured song that has seen Meadows link up with Daniel Johns for a musical effort needing to be giving its due props. Premiering on the AU today is the clip’s official music video; it’s dark, […]

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The Vengaboys are coming…with a whole slew of 90’s acts this October & November!

April 4, 2016

The Vengabus is coming back round to pick up Australian fans for another nostalgia trip – the band touring nationally this November! What makes this tour ~ even more ~ enticing for keen readers (don’t lie, I know there are many of you out there), is the line up of DJ’s and performers they’re bringing […]

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Groovin’ the Moo Maitland sells out for 2016!

April 4, 2016

Groovin’ the Moo Maitland has joined Bendigo now, with the festival selling out for 2016! With three weeks to go until the tour kicks off for another year, keen festival goers are advised to get a wriggle on to avoid missing out on tickets to the remaining events – grab your tickets from here! To remind […]

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Live Review: Hilltop Hoods + Maverick Sabre – Allphones Arena, Sydney (02.04.16)

April 4, 2016

Kanye West once said, “I am flawed as a human being, but my music is perfect
You could go back to Beethoven and shit, but as far as this lifetime, though, this is all you got.” While I agree with most of this statement, the truest aspect is the comparison of the self-described biggest musician on […]

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Live Review: Horror My Friend + Sincerely, Grizzly + Battlehounds – Jive, Adelaide (01.04.16)

April 4, 2016

There’s a unique feeling of pride that hits whenever you see a band you’ve been following for some time take what’s been a constantly developing live show up to that next level. It’s like all the pieces of the puzzle you’ve been seeing come closer together over the last few years finally click and, when you stand […]

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Single of the Day: Columbia Buffet “This Hell” (2016)

April 4, 2016

Brisbane’s Columbia Buffet have been refining what’s definitely become an endearing and fun punk rock sound in readying their new album. Latest single “This Hell” is out now and is a clear front runner as one of the band’s best cuts yet. There’s some classic 90’s charm to the tune while the more modern indie pop […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Kevin Garrett (US) chats new music, returning to Austin & more!

April 4, 2016

Brooklyn based songwriter and vocalist Kevin Garrett has been sitting comfortably in my iTunes collection as one of the most played artists in my library at the moment. 2015’s Mellow Drama EP brought the young writer to the attention of many; in evocative lyricism and production that captivates in a similar vein to James Blake and James […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Spookyland (Sydney) chat at the Aussie BBQ about their upcoming tour dates, new live show & more!

April 4, 2016

  Spookyland are one of those bands who I always seem to see pop up and impress overseas moreover than I do at home. Of course, being situated in SA as opposed to the usual east coast haunts Sydney bands would normally play, the opportunities to see Spookyland perform in Australia for me have been limited from […]

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12 Aussie Album & EP releases you may have missed…Part I!

April 4, 2016

2016 has been producing some strong music already from some of our favourite Australian artists while some new kids on the block have also been coming through strong and making their impact known with some solid debut albums. Over the past few months, we’ve been looking back at the year that was, 2015, sifting through […]

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Mel Gibson returns in Blood Father trailer

April 4, 2016

The grungy Taken-esque Blood Father has a new trailer, with Mel Gibson’s character throwing out some gritty one-liners and blowing away bad guys with his shotgun. While it doesn’t look like anything spectacularly new, it seems like one fans of those movies (Taken, The Equalizer) will probably be keen to see. Blood Father also stars William H. Macy, Erin Moriarty and Elisabeth Röhm. Check out the trailer below: […]

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Comedian Baron Vaughn (USA) talks about podcasts, Mystery Science Theater 3000 and more!

April 4, 2016

Waiting in a hotel lobby for US comedian and actor Baron Vaughn on the first weekend of SXSW, it’s clear from the people checking and checking out of the establishment are feeling the effects of a heavy night prior, as were we all. SXSW Comedy has been a constantly growing element of the Texan event for some years […]

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Intrigue and a Mad King: The best and worst of Vikings season 4 so far

April 4, 2016

Warning: Spoilers ahead! We are well past the halfway mark of Vikings season four after “What Might Have Been” aired Wednesday night. The sixth episode of the first ten that will make up part one of the extended season. One scene stood out quite powerfully in that episode, and that was Ragnar’s vision of his past […]

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58th TV Week Logie Awards Nominees Announced

April 4, 2016

Can you believe it’s that time of year again? The time when we recognise and celebrate the efforts of our on-screen talent AKA The Logie Awards. Yesterday, the full list of nominees were revealed at a lavish party at Crown Casino’s Club 23, with the who’s who of Australian TV in attendance. Hosting the afternoon […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 6 Finale “Last Day on Earth” (USA, 2016)

April 4, 2016

“Last Day on Earth” capped off a strong season for The Walking Dead in a fairly weak way. Negan’s eventual introduction has been telegraphed for a long time – in fact, there’s baseball bat imagery, which is emblematic of his character, dating all the way back to the first season. Comic Book readers have been […]

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Director Jon Favreau discusses the technical process behind his new film The Jungle Book

April 4, 2016

He’s an actor, a writer, a producer and a director, he began his career with a string of successful indie hit films, then eventually broke through to mainstream and big budget blockbusters. From Swingers to Friends to that Daredevil film we don’t talk about to Elf to Iron Man to Chef. Jon Favreau for the […]

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SXSW Music Documentary Reflections: The Smart Studios Story, I Am The Blues and Sidemen: A Long Road to Glory

April 4, 2016

Today we look at three brilliant music documentaries that screened at SXSW last month as part of their phenomenal 24 Beats Per Second music focused program: The Smart Studios Story With an 4:3 aesthetic that takes it right out of a 1990s MTV world – all its missing is Kurt Loder’s narration – The Smart Studios […]

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Seven Blockbusters You’ll Be Surprised To Know Made Their Money Back

April 4, 2016

We’re only at the start of March but Lionsgate’s Gods of Egypt is already a frontrunner for the year’s biggest flop. Hollywood filmmaking is known for its competitiveness and not every film can be the next Deadpool. However, a lot of films are initially written off as flops on opening weekend only to find big profits over […]

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13 photos capturing the beauty of Cherry Blossom Season in Japan

April 4, 2016

Cherry Blossom season – which, if you don’t know what it is, the below pictures will show you in detail – is well underway in Japan, with spectacular sights all over Japan. Be careful though! Each area has a specific time frame of optimum viewing and they usually only last a week! Here are some […]

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Flight Review: Economy Class on LAN Airlines’ Dreamliner – Sydney to Auckland (LA800)

April 4, 2016

The 787-9 Dreamliner is commonly referred to as one of the best aircrafts possible for consumer travel right now, and luckily enough it features on the service LAN offers between Sydney and Santiago, with a stop in between for Auckland. I took a recent trip to Auckland to give this service a spin, made possible […]

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Does Vermont, USA have the best beer in the world?

April 4, 2016

If you’ve been paying attention to American politics in the last year, you would have undoubtedly heard much about Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, currently running for US President. Understandably, he’s something of a hero in his home state – in recent weeks, they’ve even named a beer after him. Given how much Vermonters love their beer, this […]

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Kinky Boots picks up three awards at 40th Olivier Awards

April 4, 2016

Kinky Boots, the musical from Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Mitchell, added to its awards tally of 6 Tony Awards last night picking up 3 awards at the 40th Olivier Awards. The musical which debuts in Melbourne in October won Best New Musical, Best Costume Design for costume designer Gregg Barnes and Best Actor in a […]

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SunStudios celebrates Punk with new exhibition Punkulture

April 4, 2016

When the Sex Pistols‘ TV interview with the journalist Bill Grundy broke up in a barrage of four-letter words in November 1976, the incident and its aftermath filled the front pages of Britain’s tabloid press for an entire week. From this moment Punk entered the British consciousness and quickly spread around the world. It is […]

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Dita Von Teese headlines the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

April 4, 2016

The Adelaide Cabaret Festival this year has been programmed with the concept of what Cabaret could be and under the watchful creative eye of first time Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect, a stellar festival line up has been announced! Taking over from outgoing A.D Barry Humphries, McGregor and Perfect have taken to their new role at the […]

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Comedy Review: Jan Van De Stool – I Get The Music In You

April 4, 2016

The quite pleasurable Jan van de Stool (the character from the mind of theatre performer Queenie van de Sandt) is a woman who really enjoys he singing, dancing and therapy. It sure was a therapy mesh, but an awesome one. Jan questioning why her ‘workshop’ was supposed to be included in a comedy fest. But […]

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Fans welcome to farewell Jon English

April 4, 2016

A Public Memorial Service for Jon English has been announced for fans to come and celebrate the life and work of the loved Australian singer, songwriter, musician and actor. After playing Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in 1972, Jon won the hearts of the Australian public. From then […]

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Pub Life Kitchen and Hashtag Burgers prepare a burger pop-up for Campbelltown (Sydney)

April 4, 2016

This Friday (8th April) burger purveyors Hashtag Burgers will be bringing one of the most consistently praised flipping businesses in town, Pub Life Kitchen, down to Orangeville Meat Co in Campbelltown for a one-day pop-up. They’ve shown love to the South-Western suburb before, creating enough demand to do it all over again but this time […]

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On the Shelf: Montara Grampians 2015 Gold Rush Riesling + 2013 Gold Rush Shiraz

April 4, 2016

The Grampians region in Western Victoria has long been treasured for its golden rolling hills and tall gum trees, possessing a climate that is well desired for some of the country’s most popular varieties like Shiraz and Riesling. It’s for this reason that the Montara Winery is held in high regard and trusted when it […]

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