Day: 20 June 2016

Music Video of the Day: Vera Blue “Fingertips” (2016)

June 20, 2016

Vera Blue is a lady who is continuing to impress and in the new music video for her tune “Fingertips”, we’re even more sold on this woman’s talent. She’s already shown herself to be a great songwriter and “Fingertips” is one of those songs that has the potential to be the song that fans further down the […]

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Katchafire touring through October and November

June 20, 2016

Katchafire have announced a new Australian tour off the back of their new single “Burn It Down” and for fans out this way hanging out for the group’s return, get set – Katchafire are set to embark on a huge 22 date run all across the country. The extensive nature of the tour reflects not only […]

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Glen Hansard announces the ‘Didn’t He Ramble’ Australian tour for October

June 20, 2016

Glen Hansard is on his way back to Australia to win hearts, charm them, break them and then win them back over again on a tour of the country in October. The Irish songwriter was, of course, catapulted into the spotlight with the success of Once, though many fans who have been following his career with The […]

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Live Review: Spit Syndicate + NVSTY MILITIA – Rocket Bar, Adelaide (17.06.16)

June 20, 2016

The last time I properly remember Spit Syndicate coming through Adelaide was maybe in 2012. Playing to a handful of people on a Thursday night at then-metal bar Enigma, the fans who had deigned to leave their houses on a weeknight to see the Sydney rappers (plus Joyride on decks) do their thing got a great show. […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Wildbloods “Don’t Be Shy” (2016)

June 20, 2016

The Wildbloods come crashing through with this taste of new music from their forthcoming debut album All The Adversity, in new single “Don’t Be Shy”! The Sydney band make an impression as a group of musicians who know the type of rock ‘n’ roll music they wanted to be making – rollicking, catchy, and fun. A great start […]

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Thelma Plum – Plan B, Sydney (17.06.16)

June 20, 2016

Thelma Plum has been working her way around to fans recently, making her return to the stage as a headliner after spending time out of the spotlight to work on new material. It’s been some time since we’d seen her, but her return has been a well-welcomed one nonetheless. The songstress hit Sydney’s Plan B […]

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Live Review: Urthboy + L-FRESH The LION + OKENYO – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16.06.16)

June 20, 2016

I’ve said it before, but mid-week shows are always outstanding. It’s not just mid-week gigs that go down a treat; it’s anything that breaks up the monotonous nature of work. While there would have been plenty of other reasons for people to have a cheeky night out on a Thursday night, for me, it was […]

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Single of the Day: Japanese Wallpaper “Cocoon” (2016)

June 20, 2016

One of Triple J’s Unearthed High success stories, Japanese Wallpaper, made a huge impact with his string of singles over the past few years, leading up to his debut EP, which featured the likes of Airling and Wafia on vocal duties. For his new single “Cocoon” however, the producer and songwriter also takes on the role of singer. […]

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Live Review: Steel Panther – The Big Top, Sydney (17.06.16)

June 20, 2016

Last night, 80’s parody band Steel Panther rocked The Big Top in Sydney’s Luna Park. If you’ve heard even one Steel Panther song, you know exactly what to expect from their live performance and god, I hope for their sake there was not a single feminist without a sense of humour in the audience. The […]

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Event Review: Supanova Pop Culture Expo Sydney (17th-19th June, Sydney Showground)

June 20, 2016

When you see a Stormtrooper or a Pikachu or a Disney Princess walking by you on the street you know it’s that time of year – Supanova Pop Culture Expo is back in town. If you’re a fan of film, tv, pop culture, video games and anime then this convention is the place to be. […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Gimme Danger (USA, 2016)

June 20, 2016

Gimme Danger turns the amp up to 11 and never turns down for a second in its nearly two hour running time. Super loud, super charged, and super excellent, this documentary charting the rise, quick demise, and subsequent reunion of The Stooges is one hell of a good time. Written and directed by super fan […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Love and Friendship (PG) (UK, 2016)

June 20, 2016

Sophisticated and Austen-worthy, Love and Friendship is a must see. Based on Jane Austen’s epistolary novella Lady Susan, the film centres on the original story’s namesake, played by Kate Beckinsale, a widow with a chain of scandals following her. She arrives at her in-laws’ home and is in search of husbands for her and her daughter. And […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 21 – 28 June

June 20, 2016

Tune in for this week’s TV picks which are worthy of your small screen. Tuesday Game of Thrones, Showcase, 9:36pm AEST A promising episode where new alliances are forged all in the name of survival and power, and Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton’s armies face off in an anticipated battle. Thursday Cleverman, ABC, 9:30pm AEST […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Eyes of My Mother (USA, 2016)

June 20, 2016

Richard Kuipers, Programmer of the “Freak Me Out” program strain for Sydney Film Festival preceded a recent screening of The Eyes of My Mother with a fairly apt description: “the point where extreme art house and extreme horror meet”. While art house may outweigh horror here, Kuipers primed viewers correctly, Nicolas Pesce disturbing feature playing […]

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9 “Battle of the Bastards” (USA, 2016)

June 20, 2016

There was a lot riding on this episode for HBO and Game of Thrones, which inevitably featured Jon Snow finally facing down with Ramsay Bolton as he – along with Sansa and his relatively modest army – sought to wrestle Winterfell from the series’ most despised villain. Traditionally, these kinds of episodes would be the […]

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Zoey Deutch, Blake Jenner & Glen Powell open up on their roles in Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!!

June 20, 2016

Actors Zoey Deutch, Blake Jenner & Glen Powell sit down with Larry Heath to talk about their experiences filming and starring in Richard Linklater’s new film Everybody Wants Some!!. Everybody Wants Some!! is released this Thursday, June 23rd. ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The Iris and may have […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Demolition (MA15+) (USA, 2015)

June 20, 2016

Following on from his recent slew of American indie movies, Jake Gyllenhaal attempts his best to command the screen in what can only be described as the standout aspect in the labourious study of grief that is, Demolition. Having celebrated recent acclaim with titles such as Dallas Buyers Club and Wild, Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition sees […]

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GoEuro unveil comprehensive European Music Festival guide for Summer 2016

June 20, 2016

GoEuro – an online service which helps you book flights, buses and trains within Europe – has unveiled a handy new European Summer Festival guide that might help you plan some excellent musical experiences over the coming months. The comprehensive guide breaks down just about every festival happening in Europe across Summer 2016 into a […]

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Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s Miss Destiny announce massive Summer USA Tour

June 20, 2016

Melbourne group Miss Destiny are not one you can pigeon hole into one particular genre. Even their own biography has some troubles, describing the group’s music as “post-hippie, pre-punk era rock ‘n’ roll meets the origins of New Wave of British Heavy Metal, with a glimmer of Sunset Strip feel-good excess”. Say that ten times fast. And […]

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Singapore Airlines to increase services to California from October

June 20, 2016

Singapore Airlines have announced they are increasing their services to California from October, with a new non-stop service to San Francisco on their brand new A350s, and a second daily flight to Los Angeles. From 23rd October 2016, the award winning carrier will commence daily non-stop flights between Singapore and San Francisco. Singapore will be […]

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Theatre Review: The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy – Theatre Works, St Kilda (Performances until 25 June)

June 20, 2016

A modern day Broadway classic is reimagined by Australia’s rising theatre talent in The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy, now playing at Theatre Works in St Kilda. It is a perfect venue for the show, small, intimate and filled with dark corners for dark deeds. Telling a simple story set within the walls of […]

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Opera Review: Carmen – Opera Australia, Sydney Opera House (Performances to August 12th)

June 20, 2016

“Love is a bird that nobody can tame” sing Carmen. Nobody but director John Bell it seems, in the latest dramatic and colourful retelling of the popular opera. Right from the opening notes the music is familiar. The set is like that of a film, lending beautifully to the very film-like opera and bringing everything to […]

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Review: Bombay Street Kitchen – Glebe (Sydney)

June 20, 2016

Glebe marches to the beat of a different drummer. Erudite misfits call it home, as do students, families, travellers and long-time residents. It’s affectionate and invigorating, a place where old terrace houses sit a stone’s throw away from UTS and Sydney University. Future leaders and creatives rub shoulders with the traditional and the comfortable. This is where you’ll find Bombay Street Kitchen. Run […]

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Eat’aliano by Pino brings classic Italian to Windsor (Melbourne)

June 20, 2016

With the opening of their brand new restaurant Eat’aliano, restaurateur Alessio Ali and Head Chef Pino Russo have decided to bring a little taste of the Mediterranean to the neighbourhood of Windsor, where Asian cuisine has dominated so far. The pair, who previously worked together at Mascalzone Pizzeria in Williamstown, aim to make their wood-fired pizzas the star […]

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Get ready for mulled wine and Munich Biers at Australia’s traveling Winter Festival

June 20, 2016

Mulled Wine and Munich Biers will rule during Australia’s official travelling Winter Festival this year as Munich Brauhaus have come on board for a pop-up Bier Hall. The European flavour of the winter festival will also be upheld by a Food Truck focusing on German sausages and a Belgian Waffle truck, sitting alongside award-winning restaurants […]

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The Oaks hosts a pop up Japanese bar with Kirin (Sydney)

June 20, 2016

Neutral Bay institution The Oaks has teamed up with iconic Japanese beer Kirin Beer to stage a unique pop-up designed to recreate a Sakaba (an informal Japanese Bar). The temporary takeover has shaped the space into a vintage Japanese garden with traditional lanterns, bamboo archways, and decorative bonsai trees (including an LED cherry blossom tree […]

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