Day: 16 May 2016

New featurette teases the real life story behind The Conjuring 2

May 16, 2016

New Line Cinema has released a new featurette ahead of the release of its upcoming supernatural thriller The Conjuring 2 called “Strange Happenings in Enfield”. The featurette explores the real story behind the movie which is released in Australian cinemas on 9th June. In the video, the real family who sought help from paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine […]

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What So Not & A-Trak announce Australian co-headline tour through June & July

May 16, 2016

After his global tour and fresh from his appearance at Groovin the Moo, Australian producer What So Not has announced an Australian tour with label mate A-Trak, set to kick off in June. What So Not has been collaborating with Netherlands beat master GANZ and George Maple of late. A-Trak is a versatile electronic musician who has received […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of January 2016

May 16, 2016

It’s bizarre to think we’re already hurtling towards the end of May and yet, so much quality music has already been released and jammed into five months! As part of a new series ICYMI, we’re throwing back to some of our favourite music videos, many of which you’ll have seen featured on the AU through the […]

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Billy Talent touring Australia this August

May 16, 2016

Billy Talent will be on the road through Australia this August – their first headline tour in over four years. The Canadians are preparing to release album number four in Afraid Of Heights and as their year of touring is shaping up, it’s looking like Aussie fans are going to be amongst the first to hear the material […]

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Music Video of the Day: KAYTRANADA “Lite Spots” (2016)

May 16, 2016

KAYTRANADA has continued to spur on the positive momentum surrounding the release of his anticipated album 99%, with the release of his new music video for “Lite Spots”. The Canadian producer linked up with director Martin C Pariseau for this visual outing, produced by Evren Boisjoli and Romeo & Fils (along with MuchFACT) – a narrative that sees the man himself create […]

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Motion City Soundtrack announce final EVER Australian tour dates for September

May 16, 2016

Sad news, emo-punks of the last few decades – Motion City Soundtrack have finally unveiled their final Australian tour dates, putting a definite stamp on their time as a band – this September. The band called time on their 18 year long career back in March but promised fans that there’d be one last dance in store […]

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Pierce the Veil set for Australian tour this August

May 16, 2016

San Diego rockers Pierce The Veil are on their way back to Australia this August for a tour fans have most definitely been hanging out for! With their new album Misadventures dropping to much praise, the band has shown to have gone from strength to strength in becoming one of the fastest growing bands of their genre on […]

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Dead Letter Circus announce ‘The Burning Number’ Australian tour for August and September

May 16, 2016

Dead Letter Circus are getting back on the road for another stomper tour, this time hitting venues around the country through August and September with new single “The Burning Number”! The single has already been doing incredible things for the band – check out the video below to see how it’s been resonating on the road so […]

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Single of the Day: Thom Lion “Fire Escape” (2016)

May 16, 2016

Thom Lion has followed up the engaging “Mess At Best” single with another delight, a new gem of a tune in “Fire Escape”. The Adelaide songwriter is showing more and more promise as a writer as he embraces some great piano-led choruses and a rich folk-pop vocal that just shines on this one. Dealing with a frustrating […]

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Album Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “Nonagon Infinity” (2016 LP)

May 16, 2016

Melbourne seven-piece outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have just released their eighth full-length release, Nonagon Infinity, and it is nothing short of pure madness. Although typically referred to as a psychedelic rock group, the septet have been here, there and everywhere over the course of their relatively short musical career (for a group with […]

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Paul Woseen (The Screaming Jets) talks new music, recording and reality TV

May 16, 2016

The Screaming Jets are a piece of the Australian rock music scene’s furniture. They’ve been creating majestic rock anthems for 27 years. Recently, ahead of the release of their latest album Chrome, Paul Woseen took some time out to give us an insight into the way an iconic Aussie rock band sees the industry, and […]

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Taika Waititi & Julian Dennison to visit the Chauvel Cinema for special Hunt for the Wilderpeople screening and Q&A

May 16, 2016

Taika Waititi recently broke the New Zealand box office record for the highest-grossing film of all time with his new movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople which he wrote, directed and starred in. The previous box office record was set by another movie by him called Boy and you might recognise his other hits such as Eagle […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 17-24 May 2016

May 16, 2016

The Iris has chosen this week’s must-see picks and here they are… Tuesday, 17th May Masterchef, Ch 10, 7:30pm AEST Join in and watch the best contestants cook up a dish using only popcorn. Sounds appetising. Wednesday, 18th May The Flash, Fox8, 7:30pm AEST Barry confronts an army of metahumans but is shocked when he […]

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TV DVD Review: Fargo Season 2 (USA, 2016)

May 16, 2016

Season one of Fargo was an unexpected hit. Based on (and eventually connected to) the Coen’s Brothers’ 1996 crime film, it impeccably weaved black comedy, a gripping narrative, interesting characters and quite simply, beautiful cinematography to create a show that was by all accounts universally praised. It would come as no surprise when season two was […]

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New Warcraft movie images and clips released as Duncan Jones goes global

May 16, 2016

Duncan Jones hopes to give a new voice to fantasy films with Warcraft, the highly anticipated, big-budget epic that hits Australian theatres one month from today. Speaking at the recent global press conference for the movie in Los Angeles, the director referred to the Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson as the “gorilla […]

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 4 “Book of the Stranger” (USA, 2016)

May 16, 2016

It’s quite clear that Benioff and Weiss are unperturbed about Game of Thrones (mostly) surpassing its source material, and so far it has proved to be more of a blessing than a curse. Now with 4 episodes to show, Season Six has been a solid season of surprising, though rapid, developments that leap forward to […]

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58th TV Week Logie Awards: Red Carpet Chats with Grant Denyer

May 16, 2016

Kara Bertoncini hit the 2016 Logies Red Carpet and tried to calm Grant Denyer‘s nerves. It seemed the best way to do that was for Grant to impersonate a drunk Karl Stefanovic. Check out the video below: You can check out the rest of our Logies coverage here. ———- This content has recently been ported […]

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Video Games Interview: CD Projekt Red’s Jamie Bury talks The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine

May 16, 2016

Boasting over 30 hours of quests, 14000 lines of dialogue, more than 30 new weapons, more than 20 new monsters, game-changing “mutations” and a fresh user interface, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt‘s next campaign DLC Blood and Wine, looks to be a fitting send-off for Geralt of Rivia.

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TV Review: Ripper Street Season 4 (UK, 2016)

May 16, 2016

British period crime drama series Ripper Street has had a bit of a rickety ride. The show was cancelled after 2 seasons only to be resurrected by Amazon Prime (with a little help from the BBC) for a third series. Which was then extended to a fourth and fifth, only for the fifth to then […]

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The lineup for the biggest showcase of Australian music in the UK has been announced

May 16, 2016

Next Sunday the 22nd at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen from midday, Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ will return to London for its annual post-Great Escape mini-festival. The day will feature 12 eclectic artists over 10 hours, representing some of the finest talent from around Australia. Things will kick off with Melbourne duo Oh Pep!, who recently […]

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Flight Review: Etihad Airways – Abu Dhabi to Singapore (EY470)

May 16, 2016

In today’s flight review on AU Abroad, we take you on board Etihad Airways‘ A330 service from Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E. to Singapore. Airline: Etihad Airways Route: Abu Dhabi to Singapore – EY470 (Travels onto Brisbane – Virgin Australia codeshare ticket) Seat: 18D (Aisle Seat in the Centre of a 2-4-2 Configuration in Economy) Aircraft: Airbus A330 Scheduled Flight […]

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Meet the Ships in the Night #13 headliners: Laurie Steed

May 16, 2016

Fresh from a successful double showing at Fringe World back in February, Ships in the Night is returning on Thursday for their thirteenth celebration of local words and music. Taking place at Paper Mountain in Northbridge, the event will once again feature a collection of local writers, and musicians headed up by two headline acts; who […]

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We chat to rising stage star Anna O’Byrne about her Australian return to play Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady

May 16, 2016

On September 6th, the culmination of years of work will debut on the Sydney Opera House stage – a precise recreation of the original 1956 Broadway production of My Fair Lady, helmed by the woman who starred in the production itself as Eliza Doolittle – Dame Julie Andrews. Taking over this role for the 60th […]

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Review: Daffodils – Riverside Theatre, Parramatta (12th May 2016)

May 16, 2016

Some shows work best when certain things are kept to a minimum. Prince’s “Piano and a Microphone” concerts were one such example as is the kiwi cabaret known as Daffodils [inspired by true events]. The play is a love story inspired by writer, Rochelle Bright’s parents and grandparents meeting at the same spot in New Zealand […]

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Arts Review: Singin’ in the Rain – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne (Performances until June 5th)

May 16, 2016

For many who aspire to be on the stage, Singin’ in the Rain is one of those shows that ignites the fire within and allows us to dream the dream and hope to one day turn it into a reality. On Saturday night, the Australian premiere of this iconic show fulfilled every heart’s desire as Adam Garcia, […]

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Review: Heathers: The Musical – Arts Centre Melbourne (Performances until May 22nd)

May 16, 2016

What a time to be alive and witness the magnitude of talent we have here in Australia. If you have yet to experience the incredible gifts of our young Aussie guys and girls, then Heathers: The Musical is the best way to ease you in. Amidst a sea of scrunchies, yes that’s right scrunchies, the Arts […]

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Tasmania’s Festival of Voices announces 2016 program

May 16, 2016

Tasmania’s Festival of Voices is returning for 2016, and will be bringing with it a huge program of singers and choirs. Taking place from July 30 – June 17, cities around Tasmania will be taken over by song, engaging visitors and locals to engage in thematic and performances that will be presented. The festival has […]

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Hawthorn has a new 24 hour live music venue named “Untz Untz” (Melbourne)

May 16, 2016

The Hawthorn revival has made a giant leap with the launch of Untz Untz, a new multifaceted venue from local music entrepreneur and club veteran Nick Foley that boasts a shiny 24-hour liquor license and more than a handful of ambitious plans. Gutting the former, long-standing Cheers and replacing it with a concept venue that’s […]

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A food truck chilli festival is coming to Prahran in June (Melbourne)

May 16, 2016

Next month, on June 4th, some of Melbourne’s most in-demand food trucks will be coming together to raise funds for the Prahran Mission by staging a big Chilli Festival in a vacant parking lot next door to Brunch hot spot Hobba. From 6pm to 10pm, the Melbourne Chilli Festival will be bringing together Dos Diablos, […]

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BBQ legend Rodney Scott attracts the masses to Harpoon Harry for two-day residency (Sydney)

May 16, 2016

Tonight, Monday 16th May, will be the final day of pitmaster legend Rodney Scott’s brief kitchen takeover at Surry Hills’ Harpoon Harry. The takeover, which began yesterday and attracted an enormous queue, is a very rare opportunity for Sydneysiders to take one of the most famous BBQ’s in the world – possibly the best – […]

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