Day: 28 April 2016

Aussies at CMW: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artist, Woodes!

April 28, 2016

Canadian Music Week is days off from taking over Toronto for another year, with musicians from all over the world heading to the land of the Maple Leaf for a hectic music festival and conference series that will see new networks formed, new musical discoveries made and good times had all round. We’re getting to […]

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Nominations now open for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards!

April 28, 2016

Nominations for this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) opens tomorrow and this is an opportunity for people part of the Indigenous Music Industry to be recognised for their excellence, dedication, innovation and outstanding contribution for their work. The theme for this year’s NIMA is Protest Songs, due to the amount of milestones reached in the […]

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Applications open for this year’s Surry Hills Festival, returning to Sydney on September 24th

April 28, 2016

The Surry Hills Festival announced today that it will be returning for its 14th year on Saturday, September 24th. The much loved inner-city festival continues its celebration in 2016 highlighting Surry Hills’ history, colourful culture, diversity and community spirit. The funds raised on the day will go towards the vital community programs of the Surry […]

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Music Video of the Day: NGAIIRE “Diggin” (2016)

April 28, 2016

The release of Blastoma is edging closer and closer for NGAIIRE, her new album now confirmed for a June 10th release! The singer has been wowing crowds on this year’s Groovin’ the Moo tour over the past few weekends and with the final few festival dates still to come, NGAIIRE has found time to drop […]

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Elefant Traks welcomes OKENYO to its artist roster; check out “10 Feet Tall”!

April 28, 2016

Elefant Traks today unveil their latest artist welcomed into the family, Sydney songwriter and vocalist, OKENYO. Having been building a solid reputation for herself as a dynamic performer and creative mind for the last few years, OKENYO’s music fits in brilliantly alongside the other Elefant Traks artists she now can call label mates. Evocative and eclectic […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Oscar Galt & The Eventual Somethings – Drift Away (2016 EP)

April 28, 2016

Oscar Galt & The Eventual Somethings have been creating some killer music representative of a canny knack for fusing grunge with slacker tones and bluesy rock for a little while now and today, the band unleashes their latest collection of the above. Their brand new EP, Drift Away, premieres on the AU this morning – the […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – Oakbank Racecourse (25.04.16)

April 28, 2016

Ah, Groovin’ the Moo. The one festival on the Australian live music calendar that offers city slickers an opportunity to ‘head regional’ (even if, in SA, this means a half hour drive up into the hills), underage music fans can thrive on copious amounts of Red Bull and whatever else for the day and everyone can enjoy […]

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Single of the Day: Flume ft. Tove Lo “Say It” (2016)

April 28, 2016

Flume‘s second LP Skin, set for release next month, is still building hype with its incredible run of singles. The latest release, “Say It”, juxtaposes distorted beats with the incredible vocals of Tove Lo. Along with the release of this single, Flume’s also announced the other guests set to feature on his record, including the likes […]

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Mr. Robot season two will stream first on Presto from July 14th

April 28, 2016

Golden Globe winning drama Mr. Robot season two will stream first on Presto from July 14th express from the U.S. Sam Esmail’s critically acclaimed series revolves around Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, a computer hacker, and Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, a mysterious agitator who enlists Elliot’s help. Season two will pick up after the […]

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Sense8: Toby Onwumere replaces Aml Ameen in Wachowskis’ Netflix Series

April 28, 2016

Deadline reported this week that Sense8‘s Aml Ameen has abruptly quit the show. The Brish actor, who played Capheus in season one of Lilly and Lana Wachowskis’ Netflix original drama, will be replaced, for season two, by upcomer Toby Onwumere. According to Deadline, the circumstances surrounding  Ameen’s departure are still vague but previous reports indicate a conflict of creative […]

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James McAvoy, John Boyega and Nicholas Hoult join Watership Down adaptation

April 28, 2016

Netflix and the BBC have teamed up to produce a four-part miniseries adapting Richard Adam‘s novel and childhood heart-breaker, Watership Down. The star-studded voice cast for the animated series includes John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton and Ben Kingsley. Watership Down was originally published in 1972 and follows a band of rabbits as they search […]

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Stephen Amell and Will Arnett will make appearances at Australian screenings of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sequel

April 28, 2016

Stephen Amell and Will Arnett, who play Casey Jones and Vern Fenwick in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel, will make appearances at two upcoming Australian screenings of the film in Sydney and Melbourne. Stephen Amell and Will Arnett, along with producers Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, will walk the red carpet at the […]

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Fuel for your nightmares: first look at Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant

April 28, 2016

Production of Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant is well and truly underway and now there’s a picture to prove it. While there’s no sign yet of Michael Fassbender (reprising his role as David) or any titular aliens, the picture, via the film’s twitter page, does give a brief glimpse of what’s to come. The image […]

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Watch the first trailer of Oliver Stone’s Snowden biopic

April 28, 2016

Oliver Stone‘s film, which tells the story of a former CIA employee who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 officially has its first trailer! Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt who plays the character of Edward, Snowden portrays something a little thrilling to your usual drama. With Gordon-Levitt setting the path to the movie with […]

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2016 Soundkilda Finalists Announced

April 28, 2016

This week the St. Kilda Film Festival announced the finalists for their upcoming SoundKILDA music video competition celebrating the collaborative combination of film and music. Presented by the City of Port Phillip, SoundKILDA will showcase sixteen clips featuring collaborative and feature work from the some of the country’s top artists including Missy Higgins, Vance Joy, Boy […]

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Vikings star Katheryn Winnick joins the cast for The Dark Tower

April 28, 2016

Star of History Channel’s Vikings, Katheryn Winnick has found a new acting gig with sources claiming the actress will be joining the cast of Sony and MRC’s adaptation of The Dark Tower. Winnick will be joining Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Taylor as part of the Stephen King‘s adaptation film title. The Dark Tower will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel and […]

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Full program for St Kilda Film Festival revealed!

April 28, 2016

The St Kilda Film Festival has revealed its exciting program and it will be running for ten days from Thursday 19 May to Saturday 28 May 2016. With the festival being proudly produced by the City of Port Phillip, the festival will be kicking off Opening Night on Thursday 19 May. The Palais Theatre will be […]

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Michael Hirst aces Vikings mid-season finale; Jordan Patrick Smith joins cast

April 28, 2016

In a welcome departure from recent disdainful “who died/are they dead” cliff-hangers, Michael Hirst (creator/writer) did the unexpected Wednesday night by not leaving viewers waiting to see if a main character had died in the Vikings mid-season finale. Instead, after the showdown between brothers Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and Rollo (Clive Standen) the historical drama jumped […]

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Film Review: Captain America: Civil War (M, USA, 2016)

April 28, 2016

The Marvel Cinematic Universe seems to be this juggernaut that keeps pumping out successful film after successful film. They’ve been on this upward trajectory for so long that it seems inevitable that they will have to stumble somewhere. Surprisingly and welcomingly so, Captain America: Civil War is not that movie. There is no denying that surpassing […]

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DVD Review: Downton Abbey Season 6

April 28, 2016

Fans of Downton Abbey shouldn’t be disappointed with the end of the series. After all, it ended on a high note. Now you can add the DVD to your collection and have an elegant marathon. The complete sixth and final season begins in 1925. Life continues to change at Downton with servants including the ones […]

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Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in May

April 28, 2016

Streaming service Netflix will again open its floodgates this May, replacing older shows with new series and films. The month of the Taurus will see a surprising amount of films make way for a surplus of TV series, as Netflix shifts it’s focus to providing more original content. Among the bigger additions next month is […]

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Travel Diary: Holy Holy take us around Europe and the UK for The Great Escape, Primavera and more!

April 28, 2016

While in the UK and Europe for a run of festivals last year, including The Great Escape and Primavera Sound, Australian group HOLY HOLY documented their experiences while on the road and share with us their tour diary. From driving through Europe and being regular tourists, to pre-show exercises and visiting the great John Bonham’s grave, […]

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Kyneton’s French fine dining Midnight Starling collaborates with chic luxe B&B, Flop House

April 28, 2016

This autumn French bistro Midnight Starling is offering Flop House bed and breakfast guests a two-course meal with a cocktail for just $65 per person. Situated in Kyneton, a town located in the marvellous Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, the quality establishments provide the perfect destination for a peaceful long-weekend or afternoon escape. Their collaboration […]

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Private jet expeditions in Africa now available with &Beyond

April 28, 2016

The luxury experiential travel company &Beyond have just announced their new private jet expeditions which offer exclusive experiences in Africa’s most iconic destinations. With set departures, the tours carter to a maximum of 12 guests who are guided by &Beyond from the beginning to end, and are designed with privacy and authenticity in mind to remove the […]

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What to do in Auckland, New Zealand: The Day Trip to Waiheke Island

April 28, 2016

Destination: Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand Origin: Auckland, New Zealand Travel Time (Each Way): About 40 Minutes Last month on AU Abroad we took you on a cruise through the Hauraki Gulf off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand. This week we’re taking you to the region’s most populated island – Waiheke – […]

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Flight Review: Jet Airways – Mumbai to Kolkata (9W 0615)

April 28, 2016

Jet Airways is the second largest airline in India, behind IndiGo. Flying in India is a different experience to many other places in the world, and so Johnny Au takes us on an adventure to find out exactly what it’s like… Airline: Jet Airways Route: Mumbai to Kolkata, 9W 0615 Seat: 38B (Middle) Aircraft: Boeing […]

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Ilan Wittenberg’s Bare Truth featured as part of Head On Photo Festival

April 28, 2016

2015 Auckland photographer of the year Ilan Wittenberg will present his latest portfolio Bare Truth as part of this year’s Head On Photo Festival, exhibiting his work in Sydney in late May. Photographed over a year, Wittenberg’s pieces feature striking monochrome portraits of a diverse selection of New Zealand men, all stripped to the waist. The men are made […]

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Gustoff Gremlin on aeronautical engineering, Stefan’s Big Sky Pricker, and why Brisbane is the perfect spot to launch a new budget airline.

April 28, 2016

In 2010, a family of green-skinned creatures crash landed at Woodford Folk Festival and, for the past six years, have been trying to get back in the air. After appearances at the Adelaide Fringe and Cairns Festival, Anywhere Festival has invited the Gremlins back to make another attempt at taking to the skies, and Brisbane […]

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Join Joel Carnegie for a live recording of radio cabaret STARDUST: The Col Brain Story

April 28, 2016

For more than twenty years, a locked wooden dresser sat ignored in the home of broadcaster and musician Joel Carnegie. When it was finally opened, a treasure trove belonging to Joel’s grandfather, swing musician Col Brain, was revealed. Now, in a unique event as part of Geelong After Dark, Joel, along with the Geelong West Brass […]

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Kirby Shaw to headline International Singers Festivals in Brisbane and Melbourne

April 28, 2016

“Empowering through the arts.” That’s the motto of Melbourne based group the School of Hard Knocks, who aim to engage and encourage people through performance, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, boosting their confidence and offering them a place in a welcoming community. This year, the school’s International Singers Festival, already a success in Melbourne, will, for the first […]

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