Day: 10 May 2016

Festival Review: Groovin’ the Moo – Hay Park, Bunbury (07.05.16)

May 10, 2016

‘We play rain, hail or shine’ has never been more relevant than in 2016 for Perth festivals, however the Bunbury leg of Groovin’ The Moo managed to march on through the temperamental weather with some killer acts without resorting to doing the worm through a giant mud puddle. While for those staying outside of Bunbury, getting on […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: MAIDS “Girl Power” (2016)

May 10, 2016

“I don’t think we’ve ever met before, but I feel like I know you so well. There’s something in the way you talk; when you move your lips, move your lips.” Ladies, you know this type of line. In fact, there’s a chance you’ve probably heard one far worse from a guy at some point during […]

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The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma & DMA’s added to The Great Escape line up

May 10, 2016

Talk about a triple whammy. With The Great Escape Festival preparing to take over Brighton, England next week, an Aussie trio in The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma and DMA’s have just been announced on the already extensive and diverse line up! The Temper Trap have just wrapped up some successful shows here in Australia, their first headline dates […]

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Single of the Day: Alexander Biggs “Out in the Dark” (2016)

May 10, 2016

Alexander Biggs is hands down one of my favourite new artists out of Melbourne. While his name has been one that has been on the radar for a few months now, his new single “Out in the Dark” has well and truly grabbed our attention. The tune, recorded and mixed out of his bedroom is […]

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Sounds Australia loses crucial funding through the Catalyst Program – the industry responds

May 10, 2016

It’s been a tough day for Sounds Australia and their extensive team of colleagues and supporters, with the low-key posting of the controversial Ministry for the Arts Catalyst Program over the weekend revealing that the live music body has failed to secure crucial funds. As detailed in an article by the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday, the Coalition has allocated […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tigertown “Lonely Cities” (2016)

May 10, 2016

Tigertown continue to impress, following up a well-received run of live shows with the release of the official music video for their brilliant single “Lonely Cities”. The title track from their latest EP, “Lonely Cities” is a glossy, prime example of the handle on pop sensibilities the band has and is a standout song from their body […]

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Stonefield touring the east coast ahead of the release of new album, As Above, So Below

May 10, 2016

The Stonefield girls are preparing to release their highly anticipated sophomore album in As Above, So Below this year, the new album set for a July 15th drop! Prior to the album’s release however, the band will be on the road for a short east coast tour with their new single “Stranger”, a great opportunity for fans to […]

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Twenty One Pilots set for national arena tour through March & April 2017

May 10, 2016

They proved to be one of the highlights of the 2016 Groovin’ the Moo tour this year, so it’s not a huge surprise that Twenty One Pilots have been quick to announce their next run of Australian dates! The duo will be back in the country next March and April for their debut arena shows around […]

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Album Review: Paul Dempsey – Strange Loop (2016 LP)

May 10, 2016

It may have been seven years since Paul Dempsey released his solo album Everything Is True but halfway into “The True Sea”, the opening track on his 2016 release Strange Loop, you forget about the long period in between. Its exploration of space and the loftiness of Dempsey’s vocal over seven and a half minutes […]

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Angels and devils come out to play on Penny Dreadful

May 10, 2016

“Who wants to remember their shame, or sin, or foolishness?” – Vanessa Ives “The angel seeks the light. The beast seeks the dark.” ­– Dr. Frankenstein The bells have stopped tolling for Tennyson in London as the dashing Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) makes his return to Penny Dreadful this week, alongside immortal partner-in-crime, Lily (Billie […]

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Aussie actor Stephen Peacocke introduces screening of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in Sydney

May 10, 2016

Last night, in front of a room of media and invited guests, Aussie actor Stephen Peacocke helped introduce a special preview screening of Paramount’s new film Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, ahead of its release this Thursday, May 12th. The film stars Tina Fey as reporter Kim Barker, a real life story based around her book The Taliban […]

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New stills released from the set of Assassin’s Creed

May 10, 2016

Showcasing a naturalistic look and feel, new official stills have been released from the set of the anticipated Assassin’s Creed film. The video game adaptation, which comes out December 21st this year, is directed by Justin Kurzel, who leads the film after his gruesome The Snowtown Murders and recent Macbeth, which also stars the lead, Michael Fassbender. Alongside Fassbender stars Michael Kenneth […]

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Michael Shannon in talks to star in new Guillermo Del Toro project, The Shape of Water

May 10, 2016

We bring you good news today! Guillermo Del Toro has a new film coming out and Michael Shannon is rumoured to be in talks to star as the villain of the story. The working title is The Shape of Water, a film set in 1963, in the Cold War. It follows a mute laboratory worker (Sally Hawkins) who falls in […]

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New teaser released ahead of the full trailer for Dan Brown’s Inferno

May 10, 2016

Director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks are returning to the big screen later this year with Inferno, the third film in the Robert Langdon series that began with The Da Vinci Code and continued with Angels & Demons. Now, after already revealing the poster and first teaser trailer, Sony have announced that a full trailer will be doing […]

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Eddie Redmayne announced in Nick Park’s new claymation Early Man

May 10, 2016

Academy Award winning Director, writer and animator Nick Park who gave us all the Wallace and Gromit delights, is working on something new. This time, it’s situated at the dawn of time with all sorts of Wolly Mammoths and prehistoric creatures. It’s called Early Man and Park already has his leading man for the project: Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne. Nick […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Captain America is still sailing strong

May 10, 2016

Hi Folks, After seeing Captain American: Civil War last week, I too, am on a team Cap bandwagon. If you haven’t, It’s an all-round pleasure. Lets get to it. Cap and co. are still on top, but in their second week has seen them drop a little. However, they still stand strong at $6 million (slightly better than Batman’s […]

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Film Review: Bastille Day (M15+) (USA/France, 2016)

May 10, 2016

Though on its own terms Bastille Day is an above-average action thriller with a slew of slick action sequences and enough plot twists to make you dizzy, you can’t help but view it as star Idris Elba’s unofficial audition for the next 007 film, with the actor’s name quite often mentioned as a serious contender […]

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Flights to Los Angeles (USA) from Australia drop below $700 return in record sales

May 10, 2016

In what must be some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the popular East Coast Australia to Los Angeles route, several airlines are currently slashing prices on flights in October and November to below A$700 return – starting as low as A$649. From now until midday on 12th May, Air Canada is offering […]

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Spending a day at the legendary Roskilde Festival in Denmark

May 10, 2016

Over 8 days, 100,000 passionate music lovers get together to experience music, camping culture, art, community, charity and sustainability at the Roskilde Festival. There are different zones around the festival including: street city, graffiti zone, art zone and Dream City. Roskilde Festival is about 30 kilometers from Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, and after being built, this […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney duo Angus and Julia Stone explore Chicago and Lollapalooza

May 10, 2016

While on tour for Lollapalooza, Angus and Julia Stone recorded their adventures for us with an exclusive tour diary. We follow the musical duo as they travel around Chicago and play at the iconic festival. During their visit, they explored the many film locations of The Blues Brothers and talked about how influential the film […]

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Etihad Airways opens new premium lounge at Melbourne International Airport

May 10, 2016

This week marks the launch of Etihad Airways’ brand new, “reimagined” airport lounge at Melbourne’s International Airport. The lounge, accessible to premium flyers and frequent flyers of the aircraft and partners like Virgin’s Velocity Program*, features an a la carte dining room with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, sculptural showcase bar, children’s playroom, prayer rooms and shower facilities filled […]

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Arts Review: Carole King: The Songbook of Her Life – Arts Centre Melbourne

May 10, 2016

You wouldn’t necessarily think a show dedicated to the legacy of Carole King would resonate so profoundly to a younger audience. Let it be known that this show is for absolutely anyone who has a connection with music, a respect for the truth and a deep-seeded love for nourishing your soul. As we are taken […]

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Book Review: The Midnight Watch by David Dyer (Penguin Books, 2016)

May 10, 2016

It has just gone midnight on April 15 1912, and Herbert Stone — second officer aboard the SS Californian — is about to take watch. Across the Atlantic ice field that has halted his own ship’s progress for the night lies another, a passenger steamer, her lights dim. Stone is expecting a quiet night, but when […]

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Review: Bar Chinois – Chippendale (Sydney)

May 10, 2016

Bar Chinois has brought an interesting fusion of Asian and French flavours as the very first small bar-cafe to hit the ever-evolving Kensington Street precinct in Chippendale. Shaped into a double terrace near the entrance of hawker-style food court Spice Alley, the new venue stands bathed in a sultry glow which reflects off the homely […]

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Enjoy a week of good old fashioned fun with bars, bourbon and cocktails (Sydney)

May 10, 2016

Modern living getting you down?  Maybe it’s time to rearrange your schedule this week and head to some of Sydney’s best bars like Earl’s Juke Joint, Papa Gede’s and The Wild Rover (just to name a few) to take part in the inaugural Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week, which will run from 11th to 20th May in select bars around […]

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Review: Harpoon Harry (Morgan McGlone’s Bar Publico Menu) – Surry Hills (Sydney)

May 10, 2016

Best known as the man behind legendary Belle’s Hot Chicken brand, Morgan McGlone stands as one of the most sought after chefs for casual dining in Australia, especially if we’re talking about the cooking styles of the Southern States. McGlone was most celebrated overseas for his work at the world-renowned Husk in Nashville before starting […]

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SBS to debut new series about Noma Australia plus second season of Poh & Co.

May 10, 2016

Thursday nights on SBS just got a whole lot tastier with two exciting food programs airing back to back, added to the channel from May 19th. The premiere of Noma Australia, documents the inspirational journey behind the highly anticipated opening of the restaurant with the same name at Sydney’s Barangaroo. Right after, charming, warm and […]

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