Day: 23 June 2016

Single of the Day: LANKS “Bitter Leaf” (2016)

June 23, 2016

LANKS has been generating some impressive momentum for his music and skills as producer and multi-instrumentalist for a little while now, but crowds around the country recently have seen just what he can bring to the table, off the back of successful shows with NGAIIRE. Now, we’ve got a brand new single from LANKS in “Bitter Leaf” and once […]

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Big Scary announce first headline tour in three years with new album Animal

June 23, 2016

Jo and Tom have announced the first Big Scary tour in three years, finally! With a brand new album in Animal and an expanded line up for the live shows, fans can expect a totally new side of Big Scary to emerge when these dates take off in September and continue through October. The new album marks Big Scary’s third studio […]

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The I Love Life Festival returns in 2016, headlined by The Bennies!

June 23, 2016

The wildly successful mini-festival I Love Life is coming back strong this year, taking over the Manning Bar in Sydney and The Triffid in Brisbane this September! Helmed by The Smith Street Band and Poison City Records in its first year back in 2015, the festival brought out ridiculously large numbers (perhaps unsurprisingly), and this year […]

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Win a double pass to see Emily Wurramara in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney or Darwin

June 23, 2016

This country has a cultural heartbeat like few others. For millennia that pulse has been powered by music. It has always been song that has told this country’s stories – it’s why such an ancient culture remains so alive and powerful. But today we see a new tradition being born – young artists drawing from […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Maefire “Without You” (2016)

June 23, 2016

Melbourne’s Maefire emerged in 2015 with their debut EP, wasting no time in generating a solid reputation for themselves on the east coast as a band to watch. Of course, experience on stage prior to their outing as Maefire helped, with the group coming together out of the ashes of For Our Hero and Madison in 2014. With […]

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Beaty Heart (UK) on branching out into the US, The Great Escape & more

June 23, 2016

Beaty Heart are one of those bands who popped up out of nowhere for me. Recently emerging as one of the fresh new bands out of Britain to be watching, a jump down a YouTube/Spotify rabbit hole soon after had me hooked. Their musical flavour is one that evokes the energy of early Foals, Alt-J […]

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Have a look at the first trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

June 23, 2016

Suspenseful and action-packed, you don’t want to miss out on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back’s first trailer. Last week, Entertainment Tonight showcased a butchered version of it – only showing snippets which didn’t even last seconds. Now, you can enjoy its full glory down below! The film is based off the eighteenth novel of Lee Child’s popular […]

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Game of Thrones stars Daniel Portman and Keisha Castle-Hughes join Oz Comic-Con in Sydney and Brisbane!

June 23, 2016

Game of Thrones stars Daniel Portman and Keisha Castle-Hughes are heading down under as special guests for Oz Comic-Con in Sydney and Brisbane this September! In case you need a refresher, you’ll recognise Portman as Tyrion Lannister turned Brienne of Tarth’s loyal squire, Podrick Payne, and Castle-Hughes as the deadly Obara Sand, one of the three Sandsnake sisters from Dorne. Portman and […]

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Sydney’s Frankie’s By The Slice to host a special screening of the New Zealand thriller Blood Punch!

June 23, 2016

Bounty Films and Frankie’s By The Slice are teaming up for the ultimate event screening of the award-winning New Zealand horror/thriller Blood Punch. Blood Punch follows brilliant chemistry student Milton (Milo Cawthorne) who breaks out of court-mandated rehab, in the company of Skyler (Olivia Tennet), on the premise of producing enough meth to set the […]

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The Saint might be getting another adaptation

June 23, 2016

Paramount Pictures have reportedly secured the book rights to The Saint, the novel in which the 1997 Val Kilmer film was based. Producing deals are still being thrown around but it’s likely that Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Brad Krevoy and Robert Evans will be among the producers. Based on the original series of books that ran […]

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First Look: check out the teaser trailer for Ron Howard’s authorised Beatles documentary

June 23, 2016

Imagine Entertainment, in collaboration with White Horse Pictures and Apple, released a teaser trailer and poster this week for Academy Award-winner Ron Howard’s highly anticipated documentary feature The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. The authorised documentary features rare and exclusive footage, documenting the early career (1962-1966) of the famed band with […]

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James Gunn wraps Chris Pratt on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

June 23, 2016

James Gunn, director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy films has posted a video on his Facebook page, celebrating Chris Pratt’s work as his time on the set of the sequel comes to an end. Gunn also announced via his video that he, Pratt and more of the cast will be at this years San […]

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ABC’s Barracuda to premiere in the lead up to Olympics

June 23, 2016

ABC has announced that their four-part drama series, Barracuda, will air on Sunday nights in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. In Melbourne 1996, the Golden Age of Australian swimming is beginning and a scholarship to an exclusive boys school brings 16-year-old Danny Kelly one step closer to his ultimate goal – winning Olympic gold. […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Captain Fantastic (USA, 2016)

June 23, 2016

Viggo Mortensen is no stranger to portraying a damaged father in a journey to protect his children Ă  la The Road, but Matt Ross’ quirky tale has a lot more than just Aragon to draw in audiences. A quick glance at Ross’ resume won’t inspire confidence because of its relative shortness, however, Captain Fantastic flew […]

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Film Review: Independence Day: Resurgence (M15+) (USA, 2016)

June 23, 2016

There’s an extended sequence in Independence Day: Resurgence where an all-powerful queen-bee alien is chasing a Jeff Goldblum-driven school bus across the desert, somehow finding itself unable to keep up with his wild driving skills despite swatting down fighter-jets only moments earlier with unspoiled precision. It’s one of the many moments this large, loud sequel […]

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Watch the trailer for Andrea Arnold and Shia Lebouf’s American Honey

June 23, 2016

After winning the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival this year, there have been more than a few people waiting for a glimpse of Andrea Arnold’s trans-America visual bildungsroman. The trailer has at last reached the Internet, and it’s exactly the emphatic and chaotic two and half minutes one would expect from Arnold. The story […]

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DVD Review: Arrowhead (Australia, 2016)

June 23, 2016

Homegrown science fiction adventure film Arrowhead brings a lot of ambition to the table but little else. For fans of the genre, it’s a bold step forward into disappointingly familiar territory. Directed and written by Jesse O’Brien, the film follows Kye (Dan Mor), a prisoner of war between two interstellar factions locked in political conflict. Kye is […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney trio Netsuke takes us to New York City during CMJ

June 23, 2016

The quirky trio behind Netsuke recently took to New York for the CMJ Music Marathon. Freya, Elias, and Danny’s style of intricate indie electronica began in Sydney and they currently call London home. To give us a taste of life on the road, the trio documented their travels through the states with some stunning images. […]

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Flight Review: Southwest Airlines – Memphis, TN to Chicago Midway (WN1470)

June 23, 2016

In today’s Flight review on AU Abroad, we take you on Southwest Airlines‘ service from Memphis, Tennessee to Chicago Midway in the USA. Airline: Southwest Airlines Route: Memphis, Tennessee (MEM) to Chicago Midway (MDW) – WN1470 Seat: 22C (aisle, 3-3 layout) Aircraft: Boeing 737-700 (73W) Scheduled Flight Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes On Schedule? Departed 15 minutes late, arrived about 5 minutes late Frequent Flyer Program: Southwest have […]

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A culinary adventure through the Summer Festivals of North America: Part Three – Ottawa Bluesfest (Canada)

June 23, 2016

As we continue our culinary tour around North America, we come to Ottawa in Ontario, Canada for their annual mammoth event the Ottawa Bluesfest, which takes over the Canadian capital city over 10 days every July. As they are about to kick off the event for 2016, we’ll take you back to the event last […]

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Darebin Arts Loud Mouth and Lemony S Puppet Theatre to present Picasso and His Dog this school holidays

June 23, 2016

Inspired by the true story of iconic artist Pablo Picasso and his four legged muse, Lump, Picasso and His Dog, presented by Darebin Arts Loud Mouth, and Lemony S Puppet Theatre will open these school holidays. Sausage dog Lump arrived at Picasso’s Cannes villa in 1957 with his owner, the photojournalist David Douglas Duncan, and wound up staying […]

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Helen Edmundson’s adaptation of The Mill on the Floss to receive Australian première this July

June 23, 2016

George Eliot’s 1860 novel is to receive the theatre treatment this winter, with an adaptation by Helen Edmundson set to première at St Kilda’s Theatre Works from July 28th. Presented by OpticNerve, and directed by company founder Tanya Gerstle, The Mill on the Floss follows the story of Maggie Tulliver, a young woman stifled by the […]

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Cabaret Review: I See Me & Meryl Streep – The Space Dance & Arts Centre, Melbourne (21.06.16)

June 23, 2016

If you could have any famous person play you in a film, who would you choose? For most it would be the Blake Lively type, or Megan Fox. Oh no. Not for young actress Alexandra Keddie.  The love affair – more like obsession – Keddie has with Ms Streep is so endearing. It actually says a lot about her […]

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Jompet Kuswidananto’s installation After Voices to open this Friday at SCAF, Sydney

June 23, 2016

Opening this weekend at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation gallery, in Sydney’s Paddington, After Voices is an immersive art installation from award winning Indonesian artist Jompet Kuswidananto. Drawing inspiration from the fall of Surhato’s New Order, and his own experiences of social hysteria and trauma, Kuswidananto’s multi-disciplinary installation features a series of life-size ‘ghost figures’ on parade throughout […]

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Best things to do in Sydney this weekend (24th-26th June)

June 23, 2016

Just because Sydney is winding down from three of June’s biggest events (Sydney Film Festival, Vivid, and Supanova), doesn’t mean that there is a shortage of excitement around the city this weekend. There’s quite a few exciting happenings around town, and we’ve picked out some of our favs for you get across, including some that […]

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Bondi’s Porch and Parlour heat up for the winter with “Evenings at Porch” (Sydney)

June 23, 2016

The change to the colder months has brought about a big change over at Bondi staple Porch and Parlour, with the restaurant bringing on a brand new team to lead their ‘Evenings at Porch’ sessions, including Head Chef Patrick Coleman. This change has resulted in a new evening menu drawing up Coleman’s rich culinary experience […]

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Spotlight on Geelong: Little Creatures and White Rabbit make for a craft beer experience like no other (VIC)

June 23, 2016

With Melbourne but a few hours away, a visit to Geelong doesn’t sound too tempting to the everyday food and beer lover, that is until one realises that the quiet seaside locale is home to the Little Creatures Brewing Village. For fans of the ever-growing craft beer scene in Australia there are few experiences as […]

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West End’s Lychee Lounge welcomes brand new cocktail and food menu (Brisbane)

June 23, 2016

It’s been nine months since West End’s long standing cocktail bar, the Lychee Lounge changed hands to new owner Peter Bierton, and he’s ready to show Brisbane he’s got what it takes to run this flagship venue. As a longtime customer of the previous owner, Peter Bierton has a love for cocktails and big dreams […]

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