Day: 1 August 2016

Flume, LCD Soundsystem and more help close out the 25th year of Lollapalooza in Chicago

August 1, 2016

Lollapalooza closed outs its 25th year celebration in big time fashion Sunday night. Sunday night lacked the giant headliners that Friday and Saturday had but had plenty of star power and variety to close out in perfect fashion. LCD Soundsystem and Elle Goulding had the honors of closing out the two main stages. The two […]

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Michael Franti & Spearhead announce Melbourne and Sydney shows for September!

August 1, 2016

Fans of Michael Franti & Spearhead are in for a special treat when the band comes back to Australia next month for two exclusive dates on the east coast! They’ll be hitting up both The Croxton Bandroom and The Metro Theatre late September, bringing their new album Soulrocker to Australia for the first time. Of course, the […]

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Single of the Day: Jeff the Brotherhood “Idiot” (2016)

August 1, 2016

Taken from their forthcoming new album Zone, Jeff the Brotherhood have recently gifted us with a new tune in “Idiot”. The album is out next week via Dine Alone Records and in this tune, it would seem that the duo are up to some more gritty, hook-laden mischief once again. A great slice of garage rock that […]

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Music Video of the Day: Dustin Tebbutt “Wooden Heart” (2016)

August 1, 2016

Dustin Tebbutt is soon to be out on the road with his highly anticipated debut album First Light and to keep us excited, he’s dropped a new music video for his gorgeous single “Wooden Heart”. “How I found you I’m not sure,” he sings. “Now we’re a thing worth fighting for…” Dripping with sentimental lyricism and melody, the single is […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Sand Dollars “Silence is Gold” (2016)

August 1, 2016

Melbourne group The Sand Dollars have continued to spur on the great momentum generated by impressive live shows and single releases through 2015 with a killer new slice of indie goodness in “Silence is Gold”. It keeps things snappy; coming in just over two and a half minutes in length, the single is driven by solid guitar […]

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Live Review: The Cure – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (29.07.16)

August 1, 2016

Having seen The Cure at Splendour in the Grass six nights previous to their Adelaide show, I had a pretty good idea of what kind of show I was walking into when I got into the venue on Friday night. With three hours allocated to their beloved catalogue of music and no support act, these headline shows of […]

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Live Review: The Internet + Dreller + Luen – Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.16)

August 1, 2016

In town as part of Australia’s premier winter festival Splendour In The Grass, Los Angeles natives The Internet hit Sydney’s Metro Theatre stage and left the crowd frothing at the bit in one of the most satisfying displays and uses of bass in recent memory. Opening the night was local DJ and quite possibly The […]

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Album Review: Montaigne – Glorious Heights (2016 LP)

August 1, 2016

It feels like Montaigne’s debut album, Glorious Heights, has been a long time coming. Yeah, she’s been in listener’s ears since being unearthed back in 2011, but it’s not like she’s spent the past five years sitting back resting on the laurels she created as a high schooler. Some might not have blamed her if […]

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Larry David to bring Curb Your Enthusiasm back for a ninth season in 2017

August 1, 2016

If inferences can be drawn on the fans of Larry David, then the announcement of a ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm is probably being greeted with a lot of nonchalant, unenthusiastic cheers right about now. It has been five years since the friendly face of the neurotic Larry David flashed the screens of HBO […]

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New Line Cinema has already ordered a Lights Out sequel

August 1, 2016

As Lights Out continues its surge through the box office, now accumulating as much as US$27 million in domestic sales since its July 22nd release, New Line Cinema have already ordered a successor to the film. David F. Sandberg and his wife Lotta Losten are reportedly both to return to work on Lights Out 2, […]

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Film Review: Embrace (MA15+) (Australia, 2016)

August 1, 2016

It’s not very often a film will change my perspective on life, but after viewing Taryn Brumfitt’s documentary Embrace it was a completely different story. The roots of this inspiring documentary stem from a post of Brumfitt’s that went viral in 2013, depicting Taryn in an unconventional before and after photo – from having a […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 2nd – 8th August 2016

August 1, 2016

Welcome to a brand new month and a new set of TV picks that will glue you to your seat.

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MIFF Review: Toni Erdmann (Germany, 2016) is a meandering delight

August 1, 2016

Written and directed by Maren Ede, Toni Erdmann is a meandering delight. By turns hilarious and poignant, it concerns the ageing Winfried Conradi’s frequently maladroit attempts to re-establish some sort of a meaningful relationship with his adult daughter, Ines, in the course of a spontaneous trip to visit her in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. Unkempt, […]

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Bridget Jones is coming to Australia – and bringing McDreamy along for the trip

August 1, 2016

Continuing an amazing run of celebrity visits over the last couple of months, the stars of Bridget Jones’s Baby are coming to Australia. Bridget Jones herself, Academy Award winner Renee Zellweger and McDreamy (Grey’s Anatomy) himself, Patrick Dempsey – who joins the franchise for the first time – will both be in Australia to promote […]

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Win tickets to IMAX Darling Harbour to see the latest blockbuster Suicide Squad

August 1, 2016

From August 4th, IMAX Darling Harbour will be screening the latest DC Comics blockbuster Suicide Squad. With an all-star cast including Margot Robbie, Will Smith and Jared Leto, Suicide Squad is about a group of supervillains who accept a secret government mission that will likely results in their deaths. Watch the film trailer here IMAX […]

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DVD Review: Eddie the Eagle (PG) (UK/USA) (2016)

August 1, 2016

Biographical films, especially ones that revolve around triumphs of the human spirit, can range from the truly inspirational The Pursuit of Happiness to award-bait films like the dull and manipulative The Blind Side to unmitigated disasters like the agonizing Patch Adams. However, very few of those films show the comedic side of life and this is where Eddie the Eagle […]

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Pullman Sydney Hyde Park embarks on unique collaboration with homegrown Matt Blatt Furniture

August 1, 2016

The fashionable Pullman Sydney Hyde Park teams up with equally fashionable Australian interiors and homewares brand Matt Blatt to create a unique Matt Blatt-themed suite. Pullman Hotels and Resorts, hotel group Accor‘s higher-end hotels, offers mostly business travellers and visitors a combination of efficiency and wellness. Pullman has over 108 hotels and resorts in 31 […]

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Theatre Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Palace Theatre, London (In Performances Now)

August 1, 2016

Well. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not going to be the easiest thing to review. Not only was the play itself a complete sensory overload, its plot was so intricate that I almost feel like I can’t reveal anything without giving the die hard fans a clue as to what happens. Suffice to […]

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Theatre Review: The Beast by Eddie Perfect – Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House (performances until 21st August)

August 1, 2016

The Beast that is Eddie Perfect’s debut play had its premiere at the Sydney Opera House on Friday the 29th of July. The playwright joins the endowed cast of seven on stage, bringing to life a tale of three city-slicking partners and their journey through to the Yarra Valley after three mates and their skipper encounter […]

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7 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (August 2016)

August 1, 2016

Oh how this year is flying by! August is now here! While it is raining and freaking cold in many places around the country there is a bunch of fascinating shows, exhibitions and other arty stuff around the country for you to peek at. Here are our picks: The Beast Murder! Lies! Cows! The Beast […]

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Theatre Review: Three Sisters, Sport For Jove – Seymour Centre, Sydney (performances until 13th August)

August 1, 2016

Director Kevin Jackson freely admits Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters is his favourite play of the last century and you can certainly feel the love in Sport For Jove’s production of the classic work, now playing at the Seymour Centre, Chippendale. The three sisters are Olga, Masha and Irina, who we follow over a period of five […]

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Bowery Lane enters the weekend brunch scene with ‘Greatest Hits’ menu (Sydney)

August 1, 2016

The team behind Sydney’s big, bold Bowery Lane thinks its about time they joined in on the popular weekend brunch scene, extending some of their best menu items to that forever vague pocket of time between breakfast and lunch that has become just as popular as the traditional meal times, bringing more of a chance […]

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The Swinging Cat experiments with cold-pressed spirits for new cocktail menu (Sydney)

August 1, 2016

Dimly lit New Orleans themed small bar The Swinging Cat are moving in a healthier direction with their inventive new cocktail menu, experimenting with the techniques of cold-pressed juicing and crafting cold-pressed spirits, infused and pressed with dried fruits, seeds, and spices. Dark Rum that has been infused with dried banana is used for new […]

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