Day: 14 April 2016

Festival of the Sun announces 2016 dates!

April 14, 2016

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this year, with the organisers dropping a cheeky little ‘save the date’ video online today! Set to go down from December 8th through until December 10th this year, FOTSUN will be bringing a delectable line up of Aussie talent through for some fun in the sun. View […]

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Music Video of the Day: Toothless “Terra” (2016)

April 14, 2016

Made by Joseph & Joseph and Kit Monteith, comes the music video for “Terra”, the debut single released by new UK artist Toothless. Toothless isn’t a completely new and foreign artist to many though, the project being the new musical moniker for Bombay Bicycle Club bassist Ed Nash, though it does mark a definite step out from the band’s catalogue of work. The […]

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Members of At The Drive-In, QOTSA & Mastodon link up for new project, Gone Is Gone

April 14, 2016

What do you do when being in and touring in some of the world’s biggest and most loved rock bands isn’t scratching that particular musical itch you have? Call around and form another group, of course. This isn’t quite the way Gone Is Gone were formed, but the image of Tony Hajjar getting Mike Zarin, Troy Sanders and Troy Van Leeuwen in on […]

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Milwaukee Banks announce tour dates for debut album Deep Into the Night!

April 14, 2016

Melbourne’s Milwaukee Banks have dropped some juicy details surrounding their highly anticipated debut album Deep Into the Night, namely a national run of tour dates! The hip hop/electronic duo will be taking the record out on the road from April 24th and through May, before wrapping the tour up in June with a show at the Karova […]

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Coachella 2016 – 16 Artists sure to make a mark on the Indio desert this year!

April 14, 2016

So, Coachella is coming up this weekend, marking the start of the festival season in the USA for many and for the rest of us, signalling the onset of some heavy FOMO as we access YouTube to watch the festival’s livestream longingly. Still, there are some perks to having the option of watching the festival from […]

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Groovin’ the Moo set times are here – get to planning!

April 14, 2016

Groovin’ the Moo kicks off next weekend and the festival have this week released official set times for each leg of the regional tour! With Maitland and Canberra up first, we’re keen to get along and check out some of our favourites making their return to the festival and for some, their debut. Check out […]

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Single of the Day: Left. “No Way” (2016)

April 14, 2016

Sydney electronic duo Left. have released another engaging and evocative piece of music in their new single, “No Way”. Sarah Corry‘s vocal is delicate in delivery and the message drives hard and stands out as the main feature. An uplifting anthem of empowerment and a response to the increasing number of publicised (and non-publicised) domestic violence cases against […]

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Applications now open for the 2016 Bush Bands Program!

April 14, 2016

The 14th annual Bush Bands Bash is coming up for another year and the applications are now open for bands to take part in not only the concert, but also the Bush Bands Business skills camp that comprise the program as a whole this year. The concert is the biggest celebration of Indigenous music in […]

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Check out the video for Szymon’s “Floods” ahead of special tribute performance at Splendour in the Grass

April 14, 2016

At this year’s Splendour in the Grass, a special performance honouring the late Szymon and his acclaimed posthumous album Tigersapp will be taking place, featuring a band comprised of Szymon’s family and friends. The album, celebrated following its release, stood out strongly with critics in 2015, scoring an ARIA Award for Best Contemporary Album and an Australian […]

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Win a double pass to Rare Finds’ first birthday in Sydney this weekend!

April 14, 2016

Okay, Sydney music lovers, this is a must-attend event this weekend. Rare Finds have been throwing popular parties via their eponymously named club night for a year now and on Saturday night, they’re turning one! Throwing a huge party at the Oxford Art Factory, the PR agency & label services crew will be hosting one heck […]

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REMI (Melbourne) on Divas and Demons, Sensible J’s influence & Groovin’ the Moo!

April 14, 2016

With Groovin’ the Moo edging closer and closer, we’re getting more excited than ever to see what some of our favourite locals are going to be bringing to the festival stages. For some, it’s another notch on a belt of impressive shows while for others, there’s an added bonus buzz of being able to bring […]

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Video Games Review: Ratchet & Clank (PS4, 2016)

April 14, 2016

Ratchet & Clank is something that is surprisingly rare in the world of video games — neither an HD remaster nor a re-release of the 2002 classic, this is a full-blown, ground-up remake by the game’s original developer. Further, it is conclusive proof that, done right, a genre throwback can feel as fresh and innovative […]

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Interview: Eka Darville chats about the convention experience, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and what he learned from cast mates David Tennant and Krysten Ritter

April 14, 2016

For Australian actor Eka Darville it’s been an interesting ride. The rise of his career over the last several years has seen this kid from Cairns go from teen soap Blue Water High to Marvel’s Jessica Jones. But don’t be fooled, his IMDB page shows a huge variety of work and a showcase of his talent. […]

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DVD Review: Rock The Kasbah (M15+) (USA, 2015)

April 14, 2016

There’s a special kind of infuriation one harbors for a bad film made by a talented filmmaker starring proven talent.  Rock The Kasbah evokes this feeling. Originally set for an Australian theatrical release in the last quarter of 2015, its abysmal performance in the United States ($3.3m from a $15m budget) rendered it unworthy of […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch set to steal Christmas as The Grinch takes another stab at the big screen

April 14, 2016

During Universal Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas this week, Chris Meledandri (Illumination Entertainment) announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the title character in the upcoming remake of Dr. Suess’s beloved holiday classic. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas will re-tell the classic tale of the Grinch’s plot to steal Christmas from the endearing residents of Whoville. […]

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Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis is probably more expensive than you were ready for

April 14, 2016

Global retailer Amazon has unveiled the newest model of their Kindle e-Reader line. Called Kindle Oasis, the new e-reader is packed with features and an updated Paperwhite display, but it also comes with a hefty price tag.

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Sea Shepherd to crowdfund its first feature film

April 14, 2016

Australia’s controversial not-for-profit conservation group, Sea Shepherd, is this week bringing its battles to the silver screen, launching a crowd-funding campaign to finance the production of its first feature film. Succinctly titled Defend – Conserve – Protect, the film will star Dan Aykroyd and will be directed by Australian veteran Stephen Amis . Known for […]

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival wraps up for 2016

April 14, 2016

On Monday night, the 26th Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) closed its inclusive doors after 12 fabulous days. During its 26th run, the festival was home to 128 films from 22 countries, including 11 Australian premieres, and welcomed more than 16,000 attendees. Executive director of the festival, Dillan Golightly, said he was thrilled with the response […]

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Anthony LaPagalia and Matthew Saville attending Q&A sessions for their film A Month of Sundays at Palace Cinemas

April 14, 2016

Palace Cinemas will be hosting a preview screening of A Month of Sundays and Q&A session with actor Anthony LaPagalia and director Matthew Saville. This event will be held at Palace Norton Street in Sydney on Tuesday 19th of April and Palace Cinema Como on Thursday 21st of April in Melbourne. A Month of Sundays has been […]

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Foxtel launching Season 6 of Game of Thrones with recap special and weekly fan show

April 14, 2016

As well as simulcasting the new season of Game of Thrones, Foxtel will be treating Australian audiences to two new programmes to catch you up on the series thus far and then keep abreast of the impending sixth season of the show. Game of Thrones: The Story So Far will be a 90-minute special that will revisit the […]

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Win a double pass to see the 1960’s classic Planet of the Apes at In The House

April 14, 2016

Come and watch the original Planet of the Apes at #InTheHouse on April 22nd! Starring the iconic Charlton Heston, it was a landmark film for its time and has inspired many remakes and sequels. The film confronts you with questions about who and where mankind is from. An astronaut crew crash lands on a planet […]

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Catching up on the Gold Coast Film Festival Red Carpet with Stephanie King

April 14, 2016

Stephanie King has an origin in film not so dissimilar than that of Audrey Hepburn, both transitioning from dance to screen with an elegant pas de chat. Stephanie’s latter years have been spent in the screen environment, working on Australian TV series The Code, Chocolate Oyster and Teenage Kicks and her eclectic skillset seems to […]

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The next film in the Underworld series gets title

April 14, 2016

The quinary to what’s become one of the few lasting vampire franchises in motion, Underworld, has finally received its next title; Underworld Blood Wars. A franchise that’s never really had too much trouble finding a good cast will return with another selection of international actors, this time dipping into televisions extensive talent pool. Kate Beckinsale […]

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Chris Hemsworth on the trials of filming In The Heart Of The Sea

April 14, 2016

Chris Hemsworth has built a reputation on being the brawn, block jawed sweetheart from the land below, yet if you were to catch the later scenes of In The Heart Of The Sea, you might have trouble finding him. Taking on a script with a tumultuous past, Hemsworth and (Ron) Howard formed their second duo […]

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The Russo Brothers talk what it took to pull off Captain America: Civil War

April 14, 2016

Captain America: Civil War is poised to be, potentially, the biggest turning-point for Marvel’s cinematic universe since the first Avengers film. It’s the final chapter in Steve Roger’s (Chris Evans) journey as Captain America, an adaptation of Mark Millar‘s hugely-popular Civil War comic and the first time Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will assemble since the departure of Joss […]

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Video Games Review: Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS, 2016)

April 14, 2016

Hyrule Warriors Legends brings the brawling, button-mashing, horde-slaying action of its Wii U counter part into the realm of the handheld. It’s an impressive mixture of gameplay elements, modes and beloved characters with one glaring flaw — if you are playing it on anything other than a New 3DS console, you’re going to have a […]

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Film Review: Allegiant (PG) (USA, 2016)

April 14, 2016

It seems after Mockingjay Part 2, the last of The Hunger Games, people and Hollywood need to take a break from dystopias. Similar in plot, Allegiant is the latest installment in the Divergent series. It follows Tris (Shailene Woodley) and her friends in the aftermath of overthrowing the ruthless system that controlled Chicago, their home. […]

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Tigerair Australia announce their 19 millionth passenger; celebrate with a sale!

April 14, 2016

Tigerair Australia has announced a sale on thousands of fares across domestic and international networks in celebration of their 19 millionth passenger. Any excuse will do, right? The sale – which is on now – will run until midday (AEDT) Saturday 16th April, with fares for travel between mid-July and mid-September 2016. Thousands of seats […]

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Hotel Review: King Bedroom at the Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls (Canada)

April 14, 2016

Making my way from Toronto for a day trip to Niagara Falls, ahead of a long… long flight home to Australia, I knew I had to have a comfortable night’s rest. But I also wanted to make sure I had the best view possible of the falls – and as it happened, at the Hilton […]

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Circus Review: Cirque Adrenaline – Arts Centre Melbourne (part II)

April 14, 2016

It seems to be a growing trend for high intensity circus shows to be making their way down under, and we are not mad about it. Cirque Adrenaline is the latest blood pumping, heart racing, thrilling new show to settle into the State Theatre, and what unraveled over the course of two hours was nothing […]

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