Day: 4 July 2016

Single of the Day: Yon Yonson “Berlin” (2016)

July 4, 2016

Sydney’s Yon Yonson are having quite the week. The electronic trio, announced as being signed to independent label TEEF for the release of their fourth studio album (their first to be released through TEEF), have released the first cut from the record in this stunning new tune, “Berlin”. Mastered by Andrei Eremin (Chet Faker, Hiatus Kaiyote), the single is a […]

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The Punishment You Deserve: My Disco’s effect on Bei Ruth, Berlin.

July 4, 2016

There’s a theory in this article I read about how music with certain complex stopped beats is believed to interrupt the natural rhythm of the heart; the listener’s heartbeats start to sync with the music, pausing when the music pauses. This may have been a reason for Stravinsky’s [in]famous ballet having been banned in its day, its […]

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Richie Ramone returning to Australia this October & November

July 4, 2016

Richie Ramone is on his way back to Australia following a successful and well-received tour out our way earlier in the year. Coming back round with his new album Cellophane, Ramone is returning with a new live show, prepared to build upon that solid momentum built off the back of his last visit. Be sure to check […]

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Music Video of the Day: clipping. “Wriggle” (2016)

July 4, 2016

Daveed Diggs, William Huston and Jonathan Snipes aka clipping. have delivered another chaotic and catchy tune in “Wriggle” and the music video matches up to this heat brilliantly. Linking up shots of Diggs with rapidfire cuts of viral videos, movie and TV footage and various ads, that menacing beat progression “Wriggle” fires out at the listener relentlessly. The music video, directed […]

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THIS THAT Festival returning to Newcastle this November

July 4, 2016

Newcastle will be hosting the successful THIS THAT Festival again this November, with the event returning to The Foreshore come November 5th. In its inaugural year, the festival featured the likes of Sticky Fingers and Birds of Tokyo and no doubt will be coming through again strongly when it comes to their 2016 artist announcement this […]

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Face The Music announces 2016 dates and event changes

July 4, 2016

A re-imagined Face The Music industry conference is hitting Melbourne this November, with Zac Abroms and Ashley Sambrooks taking the helm as co-programmers. The event this year will still be featuring a variety of industry panels, keynotes and other drawcard elements, but will also be seeing some changes to its 2016 program. For one, Face The Music is […]

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FBi Radio’s Northern Lights competition launches for 2016!

July 4, 2016

Offering one Australian act the chance to jump on a plane and head to Iceland to perform at the esteemed Iceland Airwaves Festival  in Reykjavik, FBi’s ‘Northern Lights Competition’ is back for another year! In terms of prizes, the ones on offer to the lucky winner are pretty damn sweet. As well as a spot on the […]

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Camp Cope set for select headline shows with Cayetana this September

July 4, 2016

The Camp Cope girls have announced their only headline shows for fans in NSW and Canberra today, with a special run of gigs being confirmed alongside their much-anticipated Weekender Fest in Melbourne and the I Love Life Fest in Sydney and Brisbane. The band will be heading out this September with Cayetana, who will be embarking on […]

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Single of the Day: Nathan Hudson “Getaway Car” (2016)

July 4, 2016

It’s been a joy to see Faker frontman and songwriter Nathan Hudson return with some new music, his first solo work in four years. This new project Hudson has embarked upon is entitled Map of Stars and sees the writer head to a new city every month to link up with a group of  musicians and write, record and release two […]

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End of Fashion reuniting for 10 year anniversary tour this September

July 4, 2016

After playing a rare show in Perth earlier in 2016, Justin Burfod and his End of Fashion bandmates were struck by the response their one-off reappearance had garnered. Today, the WA group have decided to celebrate 10 years of the band’s beloved debut album by getting out on the road for a special anniversary tour. The September […]

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The NT Song of the Year celebrates five years this month – meet some of the finalists!

July 4, 2016

Thriving within the heat of the tropics and off the challenges of trying to make a mark in a music community isolated from its southern and bi-coastal siblings, the Top End is producing some seriously good music. The stigma of the Northern Territory being an unviable place to tour is being dismantled and the opportunities […]

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Film Review: The Legend of Tarzan (M15+) (USA, 2016)

July 4, 2016

Tarzan is a character that I have enjoyed over the years. I’m far from a fanatic, but I did like the concept of a man living in the jungle, residing with its inhabitants to become one of them, as well as its fish-out-of-water plot. I grew up watching Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the […]

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Patsy and Eddy are coming to Sydney and Melbourne for special Ab Fab screenings

July 4, 2016

Australian Absolutely Fabulous fans have plenty to celebrate at the moment. The iconic characters are not only back for a special big screen adventure, but the stars behind the film are going to be coming to Australia. Patsy and Eddy (Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders), will be walking down a fabulous red (or perhaps gold, […]

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Reggie Watts on why he used to love watching other people play video games

July 4, 2016

Reggie Watts – former”band leader” on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! and now actual band leader on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, caught up with us a while back to chat about a bunch of things. During our conversation we brought up this hilarious faux retro game feature for the hilarious “Grandma’s Bath”: This developed into a general […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 5 – 12 July

July 4, 2016

Here’s are this week’s highlights on the Australian small screen. Tuesday Winners & Losers, Ch 7, 8:30pm AEST Jenny struggles to cope with her falling out with Gabe and starts to get paranoid over their future. Wednesday Offspring, Ch 10, 8:40pm AEST Things starts to shake up when the new Director of Education arrives. Meanwhile something […]

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Tarzan and the third Purge surprise at US box office while The BFG disappoints

July 4, 2016

The numbers are from the US July 4th Holiday Weekend box office and for the third week running, Finding Dory keeps on swimming faster than its competition, bringing in an estimated $41.9 million from Friday to Sunday. By the end of Monday, it’s expected to pass the total box office achieved by the original film, and become the […]

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Win a Ride Along 2 prize pack including a signed poster from Ice Cube and Kevin Hart!

July 4, 2016

The boys are back at it again! Kevin Hart (The Wedding Ringer, Get Hard) and Ice Cube (Straight Outta Compton, 22 Jump Street) return as the comedy duo in Ride Along 2. Eager to prove his worth before his wedding, rookie cop Ben (Hart) accompanies his soon to be brother-in-law James (Ice Cube) as he […]

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NYC’s Greenwich Village is home to the USA’s first national monument to gay rights

July 4, 2016

The Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, is considered by many as the birthplace of the modern Gay Rights movement, when, in the early hours of June 28th, 1969, violent demonstrations took place between members of the LGBT community and the police.  It was the first time that Gay people stood up, as a group, to oppression and victimisation, and cemented the Stonewall as […]

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What it’s like to transit at LAX with Air New Zealand’s NZ2 from Auckland to London

July 4, 2016

The Air New Zealand service NZ2 (the first leg of which I reviewed last week) is a rare flight at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), with the airport serving as a transit point for the plane: with the plane continuing on to London. But not before you have to deal with the airport’s infamous security measures. While […]

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Entries open for the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Awards

July 4, 2016

The 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Awards have been officially launched today, opening applications for all award categories. The Rob Guest Endowment is a scholarship program providing financial assistance and industry support to the next generation of musical theatre stars, creators and musicians. This years winners will be announced at the Concert held in Sydney in November. […]

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Win a double pass to see The Literati in Sydney

July 4, 2016

From 27 to 30 July, Riverside Theatres will present an exciting co-production between Bell Shakespeare and Griffin Theatre Company, The Literati, a new translation of Molière’s Les Femmes Savantes by Justin Fleming. Skewering haughty pretention in a deliciously satirical fashion, The Literati follows the story of Juliet and Clinton, young lovers torn apart by Juliet’s […]

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Vivid by Numbers: Vivid Sydney smashes records, picks up Guinness World Record

July 4, 2016

Last month saw Vivid Sydney come and go for another year of spectacular lights, music, and ideas, bringing in eyes from around the world as the Harbour city turned into a palate for more than 150 artists from 23 different countries, 658 speakers, and an impressive lineup of live music acts. Of course, attendance seems […]

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Review: Ru Paul’s Drag Race – Battle of the Seasons Live – Luna Park Big Top, Sydney (02.07.16)

July 4, 2016

The stars of cult TV series Ru Paul’s Drag Race got ready to lip-sync for their lives at Sydney’s Luna Park Big Top this past weekend, arriving in a flurry of sequins, glitter, fake lashes and vertigo-inducing high heels. Fans delighted in performances from some of their favourite artists of the last seven seasons, but those […]

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Peter Freestone has his own… special Kind of Magic

July 4, 2016

As tribute shows go, Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic was widely revered as a huge magical experience that worked very hard to emulate the life and times of Freddie Mercury and his Queen bandmates. So of course it had to come back to Australia. We were lucky enough to have a short chat over email […]

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“BLOOM” gin launches in Australia: gin made with chamomile, honeysuckle, and pomelo

July 4, 2016

London’s premium BLOOM Gin has finally made its way from the U.K to Australia this year, entering the competitive market via a partnership with Sydney Film Festival. As the annual film festival nears a close for 2016, BLOOM have been working hard to make an impact on the events large fan base, many of whom […]

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Burgers by Josh is heading back to Annandale for final ever pop-up (Sydney)

July 4, 2016

Josh Arthurs has been a busy man this past year, building his burger empire, Burgers by Josh, through a series of feverishly popular kitchen takeovers that are now somewhat of legend, attracting some of the most mind-numbing queues in recent memory. The fun of following BBJ around Sydney as the Arthurs and his team stage […]

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Ex-Quay Chef to open Mediterranean restaurant in Marrickville (Sydney)

July 4, 2016

Barzaari, which opens up to the public on 12th July, is Marrickville’s newest bar-restaurant and the latest venture from Chef and co-owner Darryl Martin who is best known for his work at Foveaux, 3 Weeds, and the world renowned Quay. That resume alone is enough to shoot up expectations for the food here, and Martin […]

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