Day: 2 May 2016

Single of the Day: Thando “Trouble” (2016)

May 2, 2016

Melbourne¬†songstress¬†Thando¬†is fast becoming a strong presence within her local industry with a rich soul vocal to die for and an endearing live charm that is only getting more wonderful to watch develop. Her latest single, “Trouble”, has been taken from her highly anticipated EP¬†Digital Love Letters, and is a killer example of the talent this […]

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11 acts not to miss at Canadian Music Week

May 2, 2016

We may be nearing the end of May 2nd here but in Toronto, they’re just waking up and getting started. This week,¬†Canadian Music Week kicks off for another year with a stellar and diverse number of artists from around the globe set to showcase in venues through the city over the next few days. Always […]

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Visions Festival announces line-up for 2016, featuring Kirin J Callinan, Montaigne & more

May 2, 2016

Visions Festival is taking place in Sydney on June 4th this year¬†in Chippendale between Fredas and The Lord Gladstone. Part of Vivid Sydney, the festival is once again curated by ¬†Deep Sea Arcade in conjunction with Chugg Music and Rare Finds. The event aims to put together progressive line-ups that showcase exciting local acts who […]

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Halcyon Drive hitting the road this June and July with new track “Books For The Holidays”

May 2, 2016

“The song is about being frustrated with the state of loneliness. Part longing over unrequited feelings, part despair, part wonderment at the beauty that surrounds us everyday…” We’ve all been there at least once. It’s the sentiment¬†Halcyon Drive have focused their new single “Books For The Holidays” on and next month, the band will be […]

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We catch up with MS MR in Sydney to chat Groovin’ the Moo, Coachella & more

May 2, 2016

Having¬†Max Hershenow and¬†Lizzy Plapinger¬†– aka¬†MS MR – in the country for this year’s Groovin’ the Moo tour has been a complete blast, as has being able to see the New York duo carve it up at their own headline shows. Ahead of their date in Sydney recently, Larry caught up with Max and Lizzy to […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sam Brittain “Stab in the Dark” (2016)

May 2, 2016

Adelaide troubadour¬†Sam Brittain has released his new single and music video for “Stab in the Dark”, a great introduction for newcomers to this talented songwriter’s sound. Featured on his new album¬†Signal Lights, “Stab in the Dark” showcases Brittain’s rich vocal, padded out by some gorgeous guitar, percussion and strings. Brittain has said of “Stab in […]

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Saint Henry touring new single “Silverback” through into June

May 2, 2016

Hayden Manassa¬†and¬†David Lo¬†have been hard at work in crafting a song that has the ¬†ability to snap up the attention of any music fan with a passing interest in grunge and post-punk. Now, with the new¬†Saint Henry single “Silverback”, the Melbourne duo have most definitely done it. From the onset, “Silverback” is aggressive and punishing, […]

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Danny Brown called out for using content without credit, highlighting issues photographers still face

May 2, 2016

Talk about a manic Monday. Overnight, what was a straight up request for an artist to credit the photographer of a shot he used on social media exploded into an unnecessary Twitter exchange that has¬†spilled over into this morning’s newsfeed fodder. Let’s get to the important and core element of this whole thing. A photographer […]

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Album Review: Luca Brasi – If This Is All We’re Going to Be (2016 LP)

May 2, 2016

Luca Brasi are one of those bands who, when you see them perform live, it‚Äôs impossible not to feed off the energy the band generates on stage. The band exudes an ebullient confidence that has been showcased well over their previous two albums and with their latest release, If This is All We‚Äôre Going to […]

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Festival Review: Groovin’ The Moo – Prince of Wales Showgrounds, Bendigo (30.04.16)

May 2, 2016

A distinct lack of mooing was made up for by a whole lot of groovin‚Äô, with Groovin‚Äô The Moo rolling through the Prince of Wales Showground in Bendigo for another year. Punters were fairly low in numbers early in the day, with an 11am start leaving plenty of time for the heavens to potentially open […]

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4 “Blood in the Streets” (USA, 2016)

May 2, 2016

Let’s just be clear here, this – alongside the Season One finale – is what Fear the Walking Dead needs more of. “Blood in the Streets” was a step in the right direction for the series, which has, for the overwhelming majority, come across as a struggling, stagnant drama that would rely excessively on the […]

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TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 2 “Home” (USA, 2016)

May 2, 2016

If last week’s episode began to build up the idea that the showrunners of Game of Thrones might have what it takes to pull off an ending to Martin’s saga, this week’s episode continued this – delivering an impressive episode with plenty of big moments that are sure to clog up social media over the […]

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TV Review: Silicon Valley Season 3, Episode 2 (USA, 2016)

May 2, 2016

Richie (Thomas Middleditch) returns to the doctor this week (the fantastically inappropriate, Andrew Daly) and comes out with a full bill of health. He‚Äôs still battling with being kicked out of Pied Piper, only to return as CTO. The boys enter the newly designed Pied Piper office, which again looks too good to be true. […]

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Win a double pass to see The Big Lebowski at In The House

May 2, 2016

Fans of the Academy Award winning Coen¬†Brothers will no doubt love to see The Big Lebowski (1998) at the next¬†In The House screening this Friday 6th May at 7pm! Join David ‚ÄúQuinny‚ÄĚ Quinn from Supanova Pop Culture Expo and Jason ‚ÄúJabba‚ÄĚ Davis from Channel Seven to celebrate this incredible film the way it was supposed […]

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Interview: Actress Phyllis Logan Looks Back on Downton Abbey

May 2, 2016

The sun had set on Downton Abbey last week but not so when Phyllis Logan, who plays housekeeper Mrs Hughes, visited Sydney. The view of Circular Quay from her hotel suite was bathed in picturesque sunlight but Logan was kind enough to take her time away from the weather and view to talk about the […]

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Olly goes to the weed shop in Los Angeles

May 2, 2016

I assumed a medical marijauna prescription was difficult to get in LA, a token gesture to avoid the bad press of incarcerating the cancer ward that had no impact on the availability of weed for everyone else. When a friend that worked in a dispensary told me it was much looser than this in the […]

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Flight Review: Air New Zealand – Sydney to Auckland (NZ104)

May 2, 2016

In today’s Flight review on AU Abroad, we take you on board Air New Zealand and one of their services from Sydney to Auckland (NZ104). This is an airline who has stayed ahead of many of their competitors, racking up awards just as fast as air miles and it’s all on the back of their […]

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A day in the charming Gold Coast suburb of Burleigh Heads (Queensland, Australia)

May 2, 2016

When most Australians think of Gold Coast attention jumps to the ostentatious area around Cavill Avenue where many teens form their first impressions of the notoriously wild, club-heavy area during Schoolies. That’s a pretty extreme first impression, and sadly it’s one many hold until they actually go back as adults and see Gold Coast for […]

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Spotlight on Auckland, New Zealand: Where to eat and drink in the City of Sails

May 2, 2016

Located on the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is renowned as one of the major cities of the Oceania ecozone, an increasingly popular destination for those that use the city as a comfortable base for exploring the wider natural surrounds. The city is also a frequent stop for business travelers in the Southern Hemisphere, […]

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We ride Toronto’s new Airport train: The Union Pearson Express (UP Express)

May 2, 2016

A little less than a year ago, to coincide with the Toronto Pan American Games, the Canadian city finally upgraded the public transport¬†options¬†between their major International Airport, Pearson, and the city’s primary train station in the centre of town, Union – introducing an express train service dubbed the UP (Union Pearson Express). Before, you had […]

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Theatre review: Blonde Poison ‚Äď Sydney Opera House (Performances until 12 May 2016)

May 2, 2016

Directed by Jennifer Hagan and presented by Strange Duck Productions, Blonde Poison is a gripping tale of betrayal, war and the high price of survival. Based on a true story, Stella Goldschlag is preparing to be interviewed in her home by an old childhood friend, now a successful journalist. As she becomes increasingly anxious about […]

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7 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (May 2016)

May 2, 2016

Time to take¬†a look at seven¬†of the must-see arts events happening around Australia this month ‚Äď May 2016, and it’s a eclectic mix if there ever was one: Sydney Comedy Festival With the Melbourne International Comedy Festival finished for the year, it’s time for the Sydney Comedy Festival to¬†take the comedic festival mantlepiece. Many comedians […]

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BL Burgers to open new store at Bondi Beach (Sydney)

May 2, 2016

Bondi locals are about to be gifted something special as BL Burgers continue their expansion by opening up a new branch at Bondi Beach later this Month. As reported by Goodfood.com.au, the now famous burger joint which began in Bar Luca and recently expanded to Oxford Street will be taking over the first-floor space at […]

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Australia’s top 100 restaurants for 2016 revealed

May 2, 2016

Another year, another comprehensive list. The Australian Financial Review’s Australia’s Top Restaurants’ Top 100 list was revealed tonight during a ceremony at The Star Sydney, crowning Melbourne’s Attica as the current best in Australia. The second edition of AFR’s yearly celebration of excellence highlights the best of the best in Australia and serves as a […]

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American BBQ legend and pitmaster Rodney Scott announces two-day residency at Harpoon Harry (Sydney)

May 2, 2016

Straight from South Carolina, the world-renowned pitmaster Rodney Scott will be heading to Sydney for the first time to set up shop in Harpoon Harry’s Public Bar for a two-day-only barbecue pop-up this month. Chef Morgan McGlone, who is currently holding the culinary reigns at the Surry Hills venue, is good friends with Rodney, and […]

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Silvereye and Sixpenny will collaborate on an exclusive dinner this month (Sydney)

May 2, 2016

Discerning diners around Sydney have long known that Sixpenny is one of the city’s best, and soon enough the recently opened Silvereye should be joining that rank seeing as Chef Sam Miller has been building up quite the culinary following. The two respected dining destinations will be coming together to collaborate over a special one-night-only […]

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Mt. Erica Hotel announces weekly food truck festival: “Off The Beaten Truck” (Melbourne)

May 2, 2016

The newly-renovated¬†Prahran venue, Mt. Erica Hotel has started a weekly Off The Beaten Truck food truck festival, adding to its already stellar lineup of events, curating a line-up of the city’s best mobile food stores every Sunday in High Street car park, bringing in three or four trucks each week. The festival also features entertainment […]

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CafeŐĀ Ananas takes over CafeŐĀ Nice with fine French and Champagne brunches in Circular Quay (Sydney)

May 2, 2016

Ananas Bar & Brasserie fans bemoaning the departure of their favourite restaurant from The Rocks precinct don’t have to wait for its reopening in Darling Harbour in September to munch on their celebrated French cuisine. ¬†CafeŐĀ Ananas¬†will take over sister restaurant¬†CafeŐĀ Nice‘s location at 2 Phillip Street. ¬†It’s a name¬†and signage change for the Phillip […]

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Australian Technology Park welcomes Charlotte’s Little Sister to the family (Sydney)

May 2, 2016

Coffee connoisseur Jason Ghebar has been building up the Charlotte brand (with Charlotte Cafe, Charlotte’s Little Sister and Baby Charlotte) since 2008. ¬†What started as a single cafe in Birchgrove then branched out to Manly, Pennant Hills and Mosman, and now the newest member of the Charlotte brand makes its way to¬†the Australian Technology Park, […]

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Mudgee Region heading to Pyrmont for 10 days of wine, food, and art (Sydney)

May 2, 2016

10 days of wine, food, and art from NSW’s Mudgee region will be coming to Pyrmont Festival this months in the renowned event’s sixth anniversary. From 13th to 22nd May, transporting all that’s great about the famed winemaking region and fitting it across the event, giving guests the chance to experience both the country charm […]

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