Day: 13 April 2016

Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim hump cars and showcase fresh Italian produce in the unofficial music video for Kanye West’s “Famous”

April 13, 2016

The infinitely hilarious duo of Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim have become the latest pair of comedians to create a parody music video inspired by Kanye West, but this time it’s for a track that doesn’t even have an official music video yet. The controversial “Famous” has been chosen for this honour, soundtracking a bizarre […]

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New Melbourne live music night ‘Neon Alley’ kicking off at Howler in May!

April 13, 2016

All the ladies to the front, please. New Melbourne music night ‘Neon Alley’ is putting four of the city’s finest performers on show for it’s launch night, taking place at Howler on May 13th! The venture between 123 Agency and Happy will see some brilliant emerging electro-pop artists take to the stage, the debut line […]

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Single of the Day: Selahphonic “Ghosts of 1999” (2016)

April 13, 2016

Sunshine Coast boys Selahphonic have a new indie pop jam we’re digging in “Ghosts of 1999”! Taking cues from the likes of Walk The Moon and The Wombats, the quartet have combined some strong melodies and catchy guitar hooks, marrying both with a bold rhythm and percussion section and some energetic and punchy vocal delivery, courtesy of Jamie […]

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Watch José González perform inside one of the Sydney Opera House’s sails

April 13, 2016

As part of a new series dubbed Nooks & Crannies by Sydney Opera House and Intel, blending their access to one of the most marvelous architectural feats in the world with good music, José González has performed a beautiful, intimate acoustic rendition of Vestiges and Claws single “Open Book” inside one of the icon’s actual […]

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The Paper Kites announce “Midnight” tour for June & July!

April 13, 2016

The Paper Kites are getting back to business on the live front and will be touring right round the country mid-year on the ‘Midnight Tour’. The news has coincided with the release of the band’s latest music video, this time for “Renegade”, the third and final installation in The Paper Kites’ “Midnight” trilogy. Like the […]

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Wednesday 13 (US) on returning to Australia, The Walking Dead & more!

April 13, 2016

If you love horror and you love metal, then you’ve heard of Wednesday 13 and have rocked out to his classic anthems: a slick fusion of metal, punk and the macabre that’s a whole lot of fun. I spoke with the “Duke of Spook” as he was busy preparing for his Australian tour (that kicks off in Melbourne tomorrow night) […]

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sleepmakeswaves returning home for ‘traced in constellations’ tour in August!

April 13, 2016

The sleepmakeswaves boys are currently cutting it up in the US and they’re not looking to slow down either. The Sydney band have just announced 50 shows taking in venues in Australia and across North America – bringing US prog-rockers The Contortionist and Perth’s Tangled Thoughts of Leaving on the Australian tour this August! The ‘traced in constellations’ […]

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Here’s who is playing on what day at Splendour in the Grass 2016

April 13, 2016

This morning Splendour in the Grass dropped a massive lineup on us, with headliners including The Cure, The Strokes and – holy shit – The Avalanches. Also announced is the day-by-day breakdown of the lineup, raising the inevitable speculation of which day is going to the best. Friday 22nd July The festival’s first day is […]

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Music Video of the Day: Auguste “Kingdom” (2016)

April 13, 2016

Adelaide pop duo Auguste are making their way on to the radars of many more around the country with their ethereal sounds and today, they bring their new music video for latest single “Kingdom”! The synth-drenched tune, produced by Andy Bull, is an attention-grabbing number that has brought Auguste to the fore once again as […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Caveman (New York) on Otero War & a new band dynamic!

April 13, 2016

On the final afternoon of SXSW, I catch up with half of New York band Caveman for what locks in as my last on site artist interview. By this stage, everyone’s looking at the finishing line of SXSW Music and loading up on the tobacco and Red Bulls just to get to the end. For […]

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Film Review: The Boss (MA15+) (USA, 2016)

April 13, 2016

After going out of her way to make herself seem as unappealing as possible in the misguided Tammy, Melissa McCarthy opts for the opposite effect in The Boss, prettying herself up considerably (at least physically) to play a power-hungry mogul who, against our better judgement, we can’t hate as much as we should due to […]

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Video Games Interview: Shawn Ashmore talks Quantum Break, Supanova and the future of video game narrative

April 13, 2016

During a whirlwind trip to Australia to promote Remedy Entertainment’s latest game Quantum Break, and an appearance at Gold Coast Supanova over the weekend, we got a chance to chat briefly with the extremely talented Shawn Ashmore.

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Sony debut title and logo for Spider-Man: Homecoming at CinemaCon

April 13, 2016

Confirming earlier rumors, Sony have confirmed the title of the next Spider-Man film as Spider-Man: Homecoming and released the logo for the upcoming film. The title and logo for the film were revealed during a presentation at CinemaCon by Sony Pictures’ Tom Rothman and Tom Holland – set to take on the role of Peter […]

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The first trailer for Doctor Strange has landed

April 13, 2016

With only a few weeks before Earth’s mightiest heroes clash in Captain America: Civil War, Marvel has begun to hype up Doctor Strange by debuting the first trailer for the film. The trailer keeps things simple, introducing Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange and Tilda Swinton‘s Ancient One but not giving too much away. Visually, it […]

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Peter Dinklage, John Hawkes and Lucas Hedges joins the cast of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

April 13, 2016

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, Oscar-nominated John Hawkes, and actor Lucas Hedges have joined the cast of John Michael McDonagh‘s upcoming Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.  The film sees Frances McDormand plays a mother whose daughter who has been murdered. Furious at the inaction of the authorities, she takes action by protesting the law […]

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Filming on Tim Winton’s Breath has begun

April 13, 2016

Filming has begun on Simon Baker’s feature film directorial debut, Breath, based on acclaimed writer Tim Winton’s award winning and international best-selling novel. Set in mid-70s coastal Australia, Breath follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, that form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer, who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting […]

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Netflix series Bloodline gets a trailer for its second season

April 13, 2016

Despite a tumultuous debut season of Netflix’s Bloodline, things aren’t slowing down in Florida. At least, if the new trailer for Season 2 is anything to go by. John, the formerly straight-laced cop, finds himself in deep with his siblings, played by Linda Cardellini and Norbert Leo Butz. Sissy Spacek also returns as the matriarch […]

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John Jarratt talks Wolf Creek miniseries and Observance at the Gold Coast Film Festival

April 13, 2016

On a tour through Queensland promoting his Stan Original series Wolf Creek and new film Observance, Australia’s own John Jarratt seems to be enjoying himself. He’s been on a roll for stellar performances throughout the past year and he had quite a bit to say about young Australian talent and the perpetuity of Mick Taylor […]

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Daredevil to return in The Defenders, Season 3 in limbo

April 13, 2016

Charlie Cox, the man behind the Daredevil mask braced the stage at a Netflix event in Paris early Monday morning to discuss the future of the eponymous TV series. After an unquestionably-successful two-season run as the first Marvel heroes with a series of their own, Cox didn’t have a lot of light to shed on […]

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New trailer released for TMNT: Out of the Shadows

April 13, 2016

The latest trailer for the next TMNT film has been making the rounds ahead of its June 9 release, and it’s looking a lot more epic than the 2014 entry. The trailer boasts some slick CGI as well as an appearance from one of the series originals, Casey Jones, to be played by Arrow’s Stephen Amell, […]

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Interview: Gareth David-Lloyd on I Am Alone, independent film & reuniting with Torchwood cast mates at Supanova!

April 13, 2016

The last time Gareth David-Lloyd was in Australia, we wound up at a metal dive bar in Adelaide’s west end. Over that weekend I was introduced to Gareth the musician as much as I was Gareth the actor, as his band Blue Gillespie were putting on a special show at the end of Supanova’s Adelaide […]

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Interview: Naoko Mori chats to us about Torchwood, Everest and the Torchwood Musical that never was

April 13, 2016

As part of the Supanova Pop Culture Expo we’ve already interviewed her co-star Burn Gorman; but now we sit down with one of the leading ladies of Torchwood – Naoko Mori. Though our interview happens to take a few hilarious and spontaneous curves when her co-star Gareth David Lloyd decides to, on occasion, interrupt our […]

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DVD Review: Alex & Eve (Australia, 2015)

April 13, 2016

Based on the live stage play by Alex Lykos that has toured around the country since 2006, Alex & Eve is a romantic comedy about a Greek Orthodox boy and a Lebanese Muslim girl who, against all odds, fall in love. This Aussie feature shows off the many cultures that live and breathe in Oz […]

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Interview: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Art Director Doug Chiang talks reviving the epic sci-fi saga

April 13, 2016

One of the biggest hurdles in the way of The Force Awakens’ enormous box office success was crafting a film that could really nail the look of the original trilogy, yet also build on Lucas’ original designs, in a way that set the tone for a new generation of Star Wars stories. Fergus caught up with Lucasfilm’s Art Director on […]

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The terrifying wonder of abseiling into Rat’s Nest Cave in the Canadian Rockies

April 13, 2016

“What have I gotten myself into?” It’s a thought that I’m sure many other travel writers can relate to. It’s summed up in the photo above; that strange addition to an itinerary that you’re assured is part of the unique local experience. “Today is my birthday. Why am I on my hands and knees recreating […]

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Steen Raskopoulous talks improv, characterisation, and his show You Know The Drill

April 13, 2016

When you speak to Steen Raskopoulos, there is a calm demeanour about him – a very different way that he performs (or ‘play’) on stage. The accomplished improvisor is expanding his world to sketch and other forms of participation in the shows which he’s presented at former Melbourne International Comedy Festivals. Last year, he honed […]

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The Glass Menagerie: Tenessee Williams’ legendary play comes to Melbourne

April 13, 2016

Legendary production, The Glass Menagerie by Tenessee Williams hits the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne after a successful season in Sydney. Described as a ‘memory play’ by Williams herself, Eamon Flack’s production of The Glass Menagerie proves to be an intelligent, entertaining and passionate performance. His production won the 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Play and has received an impressive five star rating.  The […]

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Avenue Q hits Melbourne this August for a limited time only

April 13, 2016

Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q will be making a return to Australia, hiting the stage at Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre for a strictly limited season from 3rd August of this year. The hilarious longtime running musical directed by Peter J Snee takes audiences on a journey into the world of vulgar and down-right outrageous puppets rubbing shoulders with humans, […]

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The Delighted Spirit: Shakespeare at UQ (events running until November 2016)

April 13, 2016

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, arguably the most famous name in English literature. Ready to usher in this literary milestone, the University of Queensland has put together an impressive line-up of events. These include public lectures, symposiums, film screenings, and of course, theatrical performances, all aimed at celebrating the incredible oeuvre […]

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Rob Johnson on the hardboiled genre & tap sequences of The Detective’s Handbook (Hayes Theatre from April 21)

April 13, 2016

Set in the Chicago 1950s The Detective’s Handbook follows Frank Thompson and his young partner Jimmy Hartmann as they investigate the murder of two policemen. Rob Johnson plays Hartmann, a new recruit determined to do it “by the book” who clashes hilariously with the world-weary Thompson. We caught up with Rob during rehearsals to find […]

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