Day: 6 June 2016

Six impressive bands selected to participate in the 2016 Big Bush Bands Program

June 6, 2016

The 13th annual Bush Bands Bash is taking place in Alice Springs this August – a result of the Bush Bands Business and the Bush Bands concert coming together and showcasing some incredible talent. In a record-breaking effort, 16 bands from remote communities applied to be part of the Bush Bands Program this year and […]

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PJ Harvey helps close the 2016 Primavera Sound with her first show in four years

June 6, 2016

The legendary PJ Harvey performed in front of tens of thousands of people last night at the iconic Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, helping bring to an end a massive four days of live music on the waters of the Spanish city. Playing with an eight piece band that included the likes of Alain Johannes, […]

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Entries now open for the 2016 SA Music Awards

June 6, 2016

South Australian musicians and industry personnel are encouraged to get involved in the 2016 SA Music Awards this year, the entries for which have been officially launched by Music SA today! The second annual music awards will see the winners announced on Friday, November 11th. For the 2016 event, there are ten public-voted genre awards […]

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Live Review: Björk Digital – Carriageworks, Sydney (04.06.16)

June 6, 2016

Arriving right on opening time, there’s already a substantial queue of people eager to make a beeline for the Björk Live DJ Set room. It’s a good thing that they are there early, as once you’re in the space, you quickly realise that if you want to actually see the Icelandic musical genius, you will […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Strokes “Drag Queen” (2016)

June 6, 2016

While it’s only been three years since The Strokes‘ last album, Comedown Machine, it feels like a whole lot longer, since there was no promotion or touring on the back of the release. After announcing a bunch of festival dates, including an exclusive Australian appearance at Splendour in the Grass this year, the band unexpectedly dropped a […]

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Single of the Day: Beck “Wow” (2016)

June 6, 2016

After the melancholic Morning Phase released in 2014, Beck‘s last single “Dreams” came as a pleasant surprise; upbeat Beck is back. His new release, “Wow” is no exception, with Beck’s lazy rapping and beats making a comeback. We’re hoping we’ll get an album entirely of this sort of sound and songwriting sometime this year, but for now we’ll […]

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Pilou Asbæk talks oscar-nominated A War and his role on Game of Thrones

June 6, 2016

The celebrate the screening of the Oscar-nominated A War at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, Danish actor Pilou Asbæk sat down with Fergus Halliday to chat about everything from the rules of engagement to Game of Thrones and the American election. I won’t take up much of your time so, I’ll jump right into it. The thing that, sort […]

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Win a double pass to hotDocs film festival!

June 6, 2016

This documentary film festival is an Australian edition of the renowned Canadian festival that will take place across three cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra) from 14th June – 3rd July. The renowned Canadian festival hotDocs, the world’s leading documentary film festival will bring 24 inspiring and thought-provoking films from 15 different countries. The program has […]

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Win a Mr. Right DVD prize pack!

June 6, 2016

Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell put the ‘u’ & ‘I’ in ‘quirky’ when they team up in the action/comedy adventure, Mr. Right. When unlucky-in-love Martha (Kendrick) meets Francis (Rockwell) he seems different from other guys. Really different. In fact, if you don’t count that he’s a hitman on the run from crime cartels, he may […]

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Win a DVD copy of Vinyl: The Complete First Season

June 6, 2016

From Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger comes Vinyl, a new drama series that explores the drug and sex fuelled music business of the 1970s. Richie Finestra (Bobby Canavale) is a major-label exec with a dark past and an even darker present. With his company, American Century Records, facing a number of client crises, and with […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 7 – 13 June

June 6, 2016

The Iris has chosen this week’s picks, so sit back and invest your nights with your small screens. Tuesday Once Upon a Time, 7Flix, 7:30pm AEST Emma disappears after becoming the Dark One. The rest of our heroes must come together to find her, an impossible quest. Unless they seek help from an unexpected character. […]

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Must-see films at this year’s Sydney Film Festival

June 6, 2016

The Sydney Film Festival is kicking off this week and we’ve gathered together a short-list of some of the big films you’ll absolutely want to make space on your flexipass to see. Blood Father Directed by Jean-François Richet and show in the crispy outlands of New Mexico, Blood Father marks Mel Gibson’s return to the action movie. He […]

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E3 2016: Here’s your complete livestream guide (in local time!) **UPDATED**

June 6, 2016

It’s almost time for the greatest show in video games, the video game Christmas in June, the great yearly pilgrimage of our people. E3 2016 is just around the corner, is what we’re saying. Want to catch all the action live, as it happens? Look no further. Hit the jump to see every single livestream […]

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Hotel Review: Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel (Fort Worth, Texas)

June 6, 2016

The Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel has more than a ‘certain’ charm about it – staying in this establishment makes you feel like you’re taking a step into a Western film. And in the good way. First opened in 1907, the history of the hotel is ever present; from some elements of the decor, to the […]

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Win a double pass to Anya Anastasia’s Melbourne cabaret show Rogue Romantic

June 6, 2016

A once-charming cabaret chanteuse has gone rogue – armed with a biting wit, an appetite for romance and revenge, and a set of lungs you really have to hear to believe. A brand new work from this fearless darling of the Australian Cabaret Stage, Rogue Romantic sees Anastasia’s satirical wit turn personal experiences inside out […]

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Newtown’s iconic Zanzibar has completely transformed; is now known as Websters Bar (Sydney)

June 6, 2016

Long-standing Newtown institution Zanzibar is effectively gone, transforming into what is now to be known as Websters Bar with new concepts to shape the iconic venue’s three levels, including it’s coveted rooftop. What one will now find at Websters Bar now is a sophisticated ode to vintage Whisky bars, both paying homage to the unique […]

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18-inch pizza by the slice joint “Pizza Pizza Pizza” opens at Meyers Place (Melbourne)

June 6, 2016

The classic New York pizzeria regularly serves as inspiration whenever a new by-the-slice joint opens up anywhere around the world, and this latest Melbourne diner is no exception. Simply titled Pizza Pizza Pizza, the new venue over at the Meyers Place precinct pays homage to the pizzerias of the 70’s, dedicated to serving carb lovers […]

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Della Hyde are serving mulled wine daiquiris, winter juleps, and more through June (Sydney)

June 6, 2016

Mulled Wine Daiquiris and Winter Juleps will be taking over Darlinghurst’s Della Hyde this month as the cosy small bar teams with Thredbo Tourism to stage “Della Après-Ski”. It won’t exactly be the Austrian slops down below Oxford Street, but will be a series of warm winter-friendly events which highlight the new drinks list along […]

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