Day: 5 July 2016

Alex Wall talks Wax Witches’ new music, returning to Australia & the inspiration of New York

July 5, 2016

This Friday, Wax Witches kicks off his first show back in Australia with a full band behind him for the first time. It’s been a little while since Alex Wall has been on tour out this way and following the success of his latest record Memory Painting (Wax Witches’ third), it’s going to be a good’n. Ahead of […]

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Rodriguez returning to Australia this November and December, with special guest Archie Roach

July 5, 2016

The legendary Rodriguez is returning to Australia at the end of the year for an extensive tour that will be bringing the guitarist and songwriter to venues in every major capital city! The ‘Downtown Bob Dylan’ who was thrown back into the spotlight and reached a whole new demographic of fans with the success of the Searching […]

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Billy Fox reveals August and September tour dates for new single, “Avalanche”

July 5, 2016

Sydney producer and performer Billy Fox will be on the road next month and in September with his latest single “Avalanche” – a tune that  has been taken in by the local music community with open arms. Having already supported the likes of Boo Seeka, The Aston Shuffle and Glass Animals, Billy Fox has proved himself as a […]

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A Day To Remember touring with Of Mice & Men this December!

July 5, 2016

It’s been a minute since we last saw A Day To Remember but fans needn’t hold their breath any longer for news of the US band’s return, with some hot new tour dates dropping this week. The guys will be bringing their new album, Bad Vibrations (due out this August), out to Australia for their first visit […]

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Alice Night set for the ‘Culture How Could You?’ LP launch tour this month!

July 5, 2016

“Honest as fuck” folk artist Alice Night made her entrance known with the release of her debut album Culture How Could You? earlier this year – a collection of music displaying an ambitious and talented knack for storytelling and weaving of sounds. Based in Brisbane, Night was inspired by  2014 relocation to New York, where the flavour and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Agnes Obel “Familiar” (2016)

July 5, 2016

Danish songstress Agnes Obel has unveiled the music video for her latest single, “Familiar”, and the final result is a stunning one. With cinematography and direction courtesy of Alex Bruel Flagstad, the video is rich in colour and production – a great watch. “Familiar” is the first slice of new material since Obel’s acclaimed album Aventine brought her to wider […]

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Sounds Australia presenting ‘Insights Into International Genre Events’ in Adelaide this month

July 5, 2016

Sounds Australia heads to Adelaide next week, hosting the ‘Insights Into International Genre Events’ session in partnership with Music SA, Musitec and the Music Development Office on July 13th. The session will see artists and industry members who have frequented events and conferences including Americana, Classical: NEXT, Amsterdam Dance Event, WOMEX and more providing insights into […]

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Springfree are gamifying the act of bouncing on a trampoline

July 5, 2016

In an effort to combat sedentary lifestyles in an increasingly digital world, Australian trampoline manufacturer Springfree Trampoline is introducing a way to gamify the simple act of bouncing on a backyard trampoline. 

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Mel Gibson’s directorial comeback Hacksaw Ridge reveals its first poster

July 5, 2016

‘When the order came to retreat, one man stayed’ are the words sprawled across the bottom of Hacksaw Ridge’s first poster, and give audiences a pretty good idea of the direction Mel Gibson’s latest film will take. Gibson will take the seat on his first film since Apocalypto in 2008, and tackle the true story […]

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Spiderman, Transformers, Altar Rock and An Interview with God all make new casting announcements

July 5, 2016

Spider-Man: Homecoming looks like it will have more names attached than the entire nine seasons of Seinfeld before it finishes casting, as new additions Garcelle Beauvais (White House Down), Tiffany Espensen (Kirby Buckets) and  Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey) all take on as-yet-anonymous roles. The new names join the likes of Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., […]

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Scott Eastwood continues his big-budget casting run; in talks for the Pacific Rim sequel

July 5, 2016

Scott Eastwood who will play an unidentified role in the Suicide Squad film to be released later this year, has begun early talks to join the Pacific Rim sequel. The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi action flick about giant robots fighting giant monsters has already signed Star Wars star John Boyega, where he will […]

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The true story of two small time stoners and their $300 million arms contract revealed in trailer for War Dogs

July 5, 2016

A 2011 Rolling Stones article titled The Stoner Arms Dealers: How Two American Kids Became Big-Time Weapons Traders has been turned into a motion picture, and its full trailer has finally hit the net. The story of Efraim Diveroli and his partner David Packouz, is the curious tale of two boys completely out of their element and […]

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Tom Hanks becomes real life hero pilot Chesley Sullenberg in the first trailer for Sully

July 5, 2016

There’s an early air of Oscar potential generating from Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood’s next film, Sully, after the trailer premiered earlier this week. The film to be directed by Clint Eastwood, will follow the story of heroic US pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who made history when he safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 on New […]

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Cannes acclaimed film Hell of High Water starring Star Trek‘s Chris Pine gets a trailer

July 5, 2016

Following its acclaimed appearance at Cannes, as part of the Un Certain Regard section, the film Hell or High Water was picked up by Madman Entertainment for Australian distribution – which is expected later in the year. And today they’re teasing this release with the first trailer for the film. The film comes from the […]

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Video Games Review: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (PS4, 2016)

July 5, 2016

As a games critic, you spend an awful lot of time chewing through new releases and trying (and mostly failing) to stay on deadline. Every now and again, however, you’ll be given something to review that you want to savour like a delicious meal, deadlines be damned. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is a perfect […]

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It’s “Dating 101” for Spock in this new clip from Star Trek Beyond

July 5, 2016

Set for release on July 21st, Australia will be welcoming the stars and director of the highly anticipated film Star Trek Beyond onto our shores later this week. And in the lead up to this, Paramount Pictures have snuck out an entertaining clip from the film. In the clip, “Spock learns that matters of the heart […]

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We celebrate International Joke Day with the largest operator of comedy clubs in the world

July 5, 2016

Did you know that the largest operator of comedy clubs in the world is a cruise liner? On each of Carnival Cruises‘ 25 ships, they feature the Punchliner Comedy Club, which offers up to 20 performances on an average 7-10 day voyage. This comes to about 25,000 comedy shows a year across the fleet. That’s a […]

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Travel Diary: Melbourne singer/songwriter HOWQUA takes us to Toronto

July 5, 2016

Melbourne singer/songwriter HOWQUA shares with us his journey through Canada for Canadian Music Week, his introduction to international touring and more. We tag along for his experiences in Canada, his visit to Movember headquarters in the Toronto, his last minute invitation to perform and his time spent with his friends.  Beanie face crosses the seas It […]

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Hotel Review: Summit King at the Hotel Blackfoot Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

July 5, 2016

This week, the Calgary Stampede returns to Calgary, Alberta. Last year, I was lucky enough to attend the long running event, and while there I stayed a short drive from the event in South East Calgary at Hotel Blackfoot. The privately owned, contemporary hotel offers incredible views of the Rocky Mountains, as well as the […]

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Delta Society are bringing a dog-hugging pop up to Martin Place (Sydney)

July 5, 2016

Need a healthy hit of dopamine? Delta Society are launching a new initiative focusing in on the relationship between puppy love and stress relief with “Paws the Pressure”, aimed at assisting morale across various workplaces and universities around Australia. The program, which is officially titled “Australia’s Delta Therapy Dogs”, will be staging a pop up […]

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A Middle Eastern Night Market is popping up in Waterloo (Sydney)

July 5, 2016

To mark the end of Ramadan, Sam Ali, the founder of inner-west market COMMUNE, is bringing a Middle Eastern street food experience to Waterloo for one night only. Designed as a celebration of all that is great about Middle Eastern street dining and culture, including markets, music, photography, and film, aimed at bringing neighbours, friends, […]

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Heineken embrace Australian multiculturalism with City Shapers Festival

July 5, 2016

Heineken will be celebrating global cultural, culinary, musical and art contributions which have positively helped shape and influence Australia’s diversity as part of a City Shapers Festival which will span across Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. Whilst all capital cities will share in the fun it seems Melbourne is set for a truly memorable experience […]

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Review: Drake Eatery’s Producers Dinner – Bondi (Sydney)

July 5, 2016

Drake Eatery’s chic yet homely decor would only be half the reason Bondi passers by would gravitate towards a place named after two things, the street Head Chef Ian Oakes’ grandma lived on and his favourite poultry. Focussed on simply prepared dishes that hero quality locally sourced and sustainable produce in a relaxed setting, it seems […]

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Sydney’s Winter Festival sets up in front of St Mary’s Cathedral

July 5, 2016

Winter Festival has kicked off this month, and will be running until the 17th July outside of its usual St Mary Cathedral spot in Sydney’s CBD. The festival offers up a stack of fun activities embracing the winter chill including an ice skating rink complete with cute little ‘penguin aids’, munich bier pop-up, european food […]

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