Day: 14 June 2016

Girls to the Front: Why is abusive behaviour at gigs still a commonplace occurrence?

June 14, 2016

I have a bone to pick. I’ve been attending live music shows for some years now and for the most part I’ve been lucky enough to not have had any run-ins with anyone in a mosh pit or packed in crowd. There’ve been more than a few drunken nudges that have resulted in someone else’s […]

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Tour Diary: Woodes (Melbourne) lets us in on her first shows overseas as part of Canadian Music Week

June 14, 2016

This year’s Canadian Music Week gave Melbourne artist Woodes (aka Elle Graham) the opportunity to not only introduce herself to some newcomers to her music, but to also embark on her first ever run of shows overseas. A talented songwriter and producer, Woodes’ time in Toronto brought her a solid response, not to mention the benefits of being […]

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Music Video of the Day: Camp Cope “Done” (2016)

June 14, 2016

Camp Cope are goddamn legends. Pretty much all you need to know, if you weren’t completely 100% sold by their debut album. Having become beloved members of the Australian touring scene in recent months, the trio have continued to show themselves off as being a force to be reckoned with. Their new music video for single “Done” is […]

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Festival Review: Sunday at Bonnaroo 2016 – Manchester, Tennessee (12.06.16)

June 14, 2016

Sunday marked the final day of Bonnaroo and there was little mercy on the crowd as temperatures reached the highest they had been for the four day festival. The sweltering heat didn’t prevent a stacked lineup from wonderfully wrapping up the 15th edition of one of the best festivals in the world. Sunday is the shortest day […]

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Check out Gang of Youths’ “Strange Diseases” music video as the band continues to make headway overseas

June 14, 2016

Currently on the US West Coast, eyeing up two dates in Cali, Gang of Youths have recently shared a new music video, this time for “Strange Diseases”. After winning more fans at The Great Escape in the UK before playing to sold out crowds in London, travelling through Europe stopping in Amsterdam and finishing with three […]

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BIGSOUND set to reveal first 100 artists on June 22nd

June 14, 2016

The first 100 artists set to appear on the official list of BIGSOUND showcases this year will be announced on June 22nd – there’s no word or hints being given but as with every year, the crew behind the largest new music conference this side of the globe have got us covered, no doubt. BIGSOUND is […]

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Single of the Day: Kllo “Walls to Build” (2016)

June 14, 2016

The second single to be lifted from an EP I know I’m incredibly stoked to hear, “Walls to Build” is the latest from Melbourne duo Kllo. The synths and keys progression on the song make “Walls to Build” seem almost fragile – there’s a warmth in Chloe Kaul‘s voice that wraps the listener up, but the pace […]

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40 Northern Territory artists have been revealed as finalists for the 2016 NT Song of the Year

June 14, 2016

Over the last few weeks, judges from around the country have been listening through the epic number of entries submitted for this year’s NT Song of the Year. A record 450 songs from artists right throughout the Northern Territory had been submitted from genres right across the board and today, the finalists have been announced. […]

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Yours & Owls come out swinging with one huge festival line up for October

June 14, 2016

Well, they promised it would be bigger. They promised it would be better. And in 2016 – the Yours & Owls crew have certainly delivered on the above in pulling together what is easily one of our favourite festival line ups we’ve seen yet. Some of the country’s best (not to mention some rad international […]

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Album Review: Various Artists – Day of the Dead (2016 LP)

June 14, 2016

Tribute albums are funny things. Usually formed by a disparate rabble of mainstream artists and indie darlings, they often lack consistency of style and tone. For the most part, Day of the Dead, an extensive tribute collection to The Grateful Dead, avoids this typical problem. Collated by Bob Weir and members of The National, it […]

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Live Review: The Smith Street Band + Luca Brasi + Joelistics – Capitol, Perth (10.06.16)

June 14, 2016

There was a hint of unrest in the lead up to The Smith Street Band’s second show in Perth last Friday night, some slight tension after harsh words were dealt out by frontman Wil Wagner over some unsavoury punters that had the crowd feeling he’d painted Perth with the same brush. Much to the relief […]

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Overwatch‘s latest patch nerfs McCree, rebalances Widowmaker

June 14, 2016

The PC version of Overwatch has received a patch this week that significantly altered two of the game’s more popular characters. McCree’s Fan-the-Hammer alternate fire was finally nerfed, while sniper Widowmaker was rebalanced to keep them from being “must-picks” and “unstoppable.”

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Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, J. Quinton Johnson and Wyatt Russell talk Everybody Wants Some!!

June 14, 2016

Larry Heath sits down with Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, J. Quinton Johnson and Wyatt Russell to talk about their work as part of the ensemble cast of Richard Linklater’s brand new film Everybody Wants Some!! I talk to the quartet about how the film related to their actual College experience, their love of ice cream, their training […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: War On Everyone (UK, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Pausing from his planned trilogy of films with Brendan Gleeson – which has already seen the release of the brilliant The Guard (2011) and Calvary (2014) – English/Irish director John Michael McDonagh makes his debut outside of Ireland with the incredibly black comedy War on Everyone, starring Alexander SkarsgĂĄrd and Michael Peña – who are both […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Zero Days (USA, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Over the course of the last century, warfare has been conducted on land, in the sea or in the air. But with thanks to our ever evolving technology there no longer needs to be a physical presence for war. It can now all be done electronically, digitally, silently and invisibly and cause irreparable damage. When […]

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E3 2016: Halo Wars 2 coming to Xbox One, PC in February

June 14, 2016

Halo Wars 2 is set to launch on February 21, 2017 on both Xbox One and Windows 10. The game was announced during Microsoft’s E3 media event this morning, and was accompanied by a cinematic trailer.

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Sydney Film Festival bringing top-selling films back to Palace Cinemas for addition screenings

June 14, 2016

The Sydney Film Festival is set to be slightly-extended this year, with addition screenings announced for the event’s most popular films. The screenings will take place at Palace Cinemas in Leichhardt and Paddington across the 20th to 22nd of June. “This is the second year we will extend our run for top-selling films beyond the […]

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E3 2016: Rare’s new game Sea of Thieves looks fun, easy to ruin

June 14, 2016

The last time we saw Sea of Thieves, it was when it was debuted at E3 2015. Today, a year later, we finally got a good look at the game in action — a multiplayer title that sees teams of pirates face off against each other on the high seas and on land.

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Closet Monster (Canada, 2015)

June 14, 2016

Closet Monster isn’t a film that succeeds because on its premise alone. It’s all in the execution. Though hardly the first drama film to concern itself with what it means to grow up queer in the 21st century, it feels rare to find a film as well realised as this one. The acting, direction, editing and music […]

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E3 2016: The opening sequence of We Happy Few is going to freak you out

June 14, 2016

Compulsion Games took the stage at Microsoft’s E3 presser this morning to run through the introductory sequence to their psychadelic thriller We Happy Few. It’s grotesque and disturbing and weird and we can’t wait to play it.

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Girl Asleep (Australia, 2015)

June 14, 2016

I’d be lying if I said I was an Australian Cinema connoisseur. Despite being an avid cinephile, I guess I’ve always been a bit ignorant towards my home country’s unique brand of cinema. But Girl Asleep may have absolutely opened my eyes. Girl Asleep is set in the 70’s, as Gretta who is about to […]

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Enter the Dragon: John Logan back for Penny Dreadful “Ebb Tide”

June 14, 2016

“You are made for the day, not the night.” –Kaetenay This week on Penny Dreadful, series creator John Logan returns as writer, and despite the past two action-packed episodes, they were missing the eloquence and emotion we have come to expect from Logan’s scripts. But that is well atoned for in “Ebb Tide” and the […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The BFG (USA, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Like many people in the world, Roald Dahl has been one of my favourite authors during my childhood. His twisted sense of humour, his unique whimsical touch and its warm-hearted tone have delighted kids as well as adults all around the world and even the film adaptations of his works have all been well-regarded by […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Goldstone (Australia, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Goldstone was easily my most anticipated film of this year’s Sydney Film Festival, and it’s fair to say it did not disappoint. Written, directed, edited and pretty much everything else by Ivan Sen, it is sure to join the pantheon of great Aussie films – a triumph from start to finish. Seeing the return of […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Goat (USA, 2016)

June 14, 2016

I’ve got to get one thing out of the way before I can get on with the rest of this review – who would have thought that Nick Jonas was such a good actor. I mean seriously, I’ve heard nothing of this guy since his Disney starring, purity ring wearing days but he completely knocks […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Teenage Kicks (Australia, 2016)

June 14, 2016

Craig Boreham’s beautifully filmed coming of age tale Teenage Kicks is a film that leaves you thinking long after the final credits have rolled. Writing this review two days after the film had its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival I find myself still grappling with its expert exploration of cultural and sexual identities […]

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Eight reasons why every Australian needs to make the pilgrimage to Barcelona for Primavera Sound

June 14, 2016

Not too long ago I jumped off a plane from Spain, following a week in Barcelona for the annual Primavera Sound Festival – which, in its 16th year, is one of Europe’s most iconic and popular events. And there’s a good reason for it – it is unequivocally one of the world’s finest festivals. That’s a matter […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney’s True Vibenation take us to Zimbabwe and Mozambique (Africa)

June 14, 2016

Last year, Sydney hip hop crew True Vibenation let the AU in on what life is like playing festivals and shows in places like Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Swaziland. Peep their tour diary below which they sent us just before their African adventure came to an end in South Africa. It’s crazy to think it’s been just […]

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Nine things we learnt from our first ever Calgary Stampede

June 14, 2016

Last year, the AU headed to Calgary in Alberta, Canada for the Calgary Stampede. Now in its 104th year – though with origins dating back to the 1800s – the event is steeped in tradition and an icon of the Canadian Summer. It’s the sort of festival you have to attend to fully comprehend, and, naturally, we […]

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United Airlines’ tranquil United Polaris business class set to change the face of long haul business travel

June 14, 2016

From the airport lounge to the runway landing, United Airlines new business class product, United Polaris, will ensure weary business travellers journey to and from their destinations in comfort and style. Launching on 1st December, 2016, the United Polaris service will offer enhanced in flight food and beverage options, new custom bedding supplied by Saks […]

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