Day: 31 July 2016

The 25th Lollapalooza hits its stride on Day Three with Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers

July 31, 2016

Lollapalooza in Chicago hit its stride on its third day with just about everything anyone could want. The festival, known for its eclectic line-up, provided something for everyone with its Saturday night headliners and all the acts absolutely crushed it. The excitement from Saturday didn’t just include the headliners as the entire day was stocked full of […]

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Festival Review: Thursday & Friday at Lollapalooza – Grant Park, Chicago (28.07.16 & 29.07.16)

July 31, 2016

In 1991, Perry Farrell had an idea to create something no one had tried before. 25 years later, Lollapalooza has been perhaps one of the most influential things ever to happen to live music. Over 160,000 people flock to Grant Park in Chicago to catch singers and bands from all over the world spanning every […]

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Live Review: Jake Bugg + Blossoms – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (27.07.16)

July 31, 2016

Late July for non-Splendour goers means just one thing- side shows, one of which being UK double-header Jake Bugg and Blossoms at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre. Blossoms took to the stage with authority and, despite the still filling room and seated crowd (a side effect of Melbourne’s severe lack of mid-sized venues), were impressive from their […]

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Pokémon GO‘s latest update 1.1.0 opens avatar customisation, removes nearby tracking

July 31, 2016

Mobile gaming success story/genuine phenomenon Pokémon GO has received its latest update today. Version 1.1.0 brings a number of changes to the altered reality Pokémon hunting sim, including avatar customisation and the removal of those inscrutable Nearby footprints.

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It’s official: there are just two seasons left of Game of Thrones

July 31, 2016

Though long rumoured and assumed based on interviews with the creatives behind the hit TV series Game of Thrones, today HBO made it official. According to Variety, HBO’s programming chief Casey Bloys has confirmed that the 8th season of the show will be its final bow. The confirmation came during the Television Critics Association press […]

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We talk about the Global Angel Wings Project with Los Angeles based artist Colette Miller

July 31, 2016

Californian based artist Colette Miller was recently in Australia as part of an event to promote travel to Los Angeles, showing off her iconic “Angel Wings” artworks – one of which she painted at a special event in Sydney. While she was there, I spoke to her about the origins of the piece, which she’s now painted […]

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World Press Photo 16 exhibition officially opens at the Brisbane Powerhouse

July 31, 2016

World Press Photo 16 is now at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 29th July to 21st August. This travelling exhibition showcases the accumulation of journalistic and documentarian photography all around the globe. 2016 marks the 59th year of this travelling cache of insights. 82,951 images were submitted this year. Before we discuss the winner we must […]

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Singin’ in the Rain’s Jack Chambers on dancing in 12,000 litres of water and favourite dressing room jams

July 31, 2016

Everyone’s favourite splash hit musical is now in Sydney, singin’ and dancin’ on its way through its Australian tour. We caught up pre-show with Jack Chambers, who plays the blindingly bright ray of sunshine Cosmo Brown, to chat about the production, musical theatre, and jamming to 90s hits in your dressing room. You’ve been in […]

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Review: Raiders of the Lost Ark with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Sydney Opera House (29.07.16)

July 31, 2016

This review should probably be premised with the fact that I am a huge fan of the Indiana Jones series (the first three – don’t even get me started on Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). These films formed an intrinsic part of my childhood and are potentially where my love of history steamed from. So […]

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Queen Victoria Building plan gourmet food market with Pepe Saya, Doughnut Time, and more (Sydney)

July 31, 2016

A list of food pop-ups from some of Sydney’s finest establishments are about to help Sydney’s iconic Queen Victoria Building turn into a temporary gourmet food marketplace as a celebration of and refelection on the building’s founding years. From Wednesday 3rd August to Sunday 7th August, QVB’s southern precinct will become a showcase of guest […]

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Darryl Martin heads the kitchen at Marrickville’s new Barzaari (Sydney)

July 31, 2016

With 19 years hospitality experience and a resume that reads with the likes of Quay and 3 Weeds, Chef Darryl Martin is well-equipped to be bringing a distinctive new dining experience to Sydney’s inner-west, opening up Barzaari in Marrickville, a stone’s throw from inner-west landmarks Enmore Theatre and Factory Theatre. We recently posted up news […]

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Harpoon Harry to welcome Adelaide’s Africola for collaborative event (Sydney)

July 31, 2016

The Harpoon Harry kitchen is sure going to be crowded on Sunday 7th August as resident chef Morgan McGlone presents the latest in his “Friends of Harry’s” series, which has already seen the likes of legendary pitmaster Rodney Scott attract wild queues. For the third in the collaborative series, Morgan will be dishing up with […]

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Five star Sheraton on the Park refocuses The Gallery’s high tea experience (Sydney)

July 31, 2016

Sydney’s five-star Sheraton on the Park has refocused The Gallery, their modern dining option that now draws inspiration from the leafy surrounds of Hyde Park to acknowledge the property’s central location. A dramatic three-dimensional artwork adds a bit of theatre of the dining space, featuring roots of trees and sprawling branches that overlook diners, marking […]

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Review: Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar – Canberra (ACT)

July 31, 2016

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to try out Hotel Realm’s “Buvette Bliss” package, a current deal which includes a two course meal at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar, the five-star property’s fresh French dining option. The package’s set menu is specially designed by the Executive Chef Fabian Wagnon, and also comes with […]

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Review: Niji Restaurant & Bar (Winter Menu 2016) – Double Bay (Sydney)

July 31, 2016

When one thinks winter dining, images of heavy cuisine that leaves no room for enjoying anything post-meal are often cited; big, hearty meals designed to help you insulate against the cold. This isn’t necessarily the case for Niji Restaurant & Bar (which means “rainbow” in Japanese), Double Bay’s answer to Japanese fare. They’ve developed a […]

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MediTrainean is the Lower North Shore’s new mezze train (Sydney)

July 31, 2016

The lower north shore has welcomed in a new concept restaurant, MediTrainean, and it’s a combination of the flavours and fun of tapas dishes, the heartiness of a made-to-order grill menu and the stylish service delivery of a moving train, not dissimilar to that of a classic Sushi Train. Suited for relaxed dining experiences, MediTrainean’s […]

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