Day: 8 August 2016

Live Review: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (05.08.16)

August 8, 2016

I’ve had a confusing and somewhat hypocritical relationship with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis over the years. I was indignant in 2012 when my boy Flume came a mere fourth in the Triple J Hottest 100, wildly proclaiming how wrong it was that “Thrift Shop” should take the title; all the while grooving along to that […]

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Gawurra & Gurrumul win big at the 2016 National Indigenous Music Awards!

August 8, 2016

The National Indigenous Music Awards took place in Darwin on Friday night, with a huge event hitting the Darwin Amphitheatre and celebrating Indigenous musicians, both established and emerging. Gurrumul won the NIMA for Artist of the Year for the fifth time running, while up and coming star Gawurra took home a bunch of awards himself including New […]

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The Oxford Creative Academy presents free panel & conversation session with Montaigne

August 8, 2016

The Oxford Creative Academy has been providing budding music entrepreneurs with the opportunity to learn from industry professionals and musicians since 2015. A collaboration between The A&R Department and the Oxford Art Factory, the Academy offers its students invaluable real world experience over the range of 12 week courses it currently has on roster, priming […]

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Music Video of the Day: Beach Slang “Punks in a Disco Bar” (2016)

August 8, 2016

We’ve become even bigger fans of Philly group Beach Slang since they impressed over Splendour in the Grass and their east coast side shows, with James Alex‘s indomitable efforts as a frontman in particular making the band one of our key recommendations when it’s come to linking friends up to new music out of the […]

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The Stone Roses to perform at the Sydney Opera House in December

August 8, 2016

In a special concert series, The Stone Roses will be performing at the Sydney Opera House this December! The Manchester icons will take to the Concert Hall Stage to end their world tour, a run of shows that has already taken The Stone Roses to the likes of Madison Square Garden in New York, Marlay Park […]

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Single of the Day: West Thebarton Brothel Party “Dolewave” (2016)

August 8, 2016

Ahead of their BIGSOUND appearance next month, Adelaide’s West Thebarton Brothel Party have given us a taste of what to be expecting in the way of new music, with their latest single “Dolewave”. Another strong tune to add to their steadily growing arsenal of chaos-inciting slacker anthems, the single takes aims at the labels applied to […]

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Gang of Youths, Jarryd James & Bag Raiders set for the 2016 Castaway Festival line up!

August 8, 2016

Thompson’s Bay on Rottnest Island is going to be drawing out boatloads of music fans this December, as the Castaway Festival returns for its fifth year! We couldn’t think of any better way to spend a Sunday this Summer than by taking in some gorgeous ocean views and soaking up some good-time energy that comes […]

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The Public Voted categories of the 2016 SA Music Awards are now open; event details unveiled for November ceremony!

August 8, 2016

The 2016 SA Music Awards is taking on a bit of a different format this year, switching things up from last year’s ceremony and after party, instead opting for a more formal soiree. Celebrating SA music and the talent surging ahead and making an impact nationally and in some cases, abroad, the second annual SA […]

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Tommy Faith unpacks TEEF Records’ 2016 OXFAM fundraiser compilation album, Imperium In Imperio II

August 8, 2016

Independent Sydney record label TEEF recently released a special album curated and collaborated on by some of Australia’s best and innovative new talent. Titled Imperium In Imperio II (or, ‘Empire Within an Empire’), the title is in reference to this group of artists surging forward and creating something huge of their own within the wider Australian music […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Tambourine Girls “The Tambourine Girl” (2016)

August 8, 2016

The Tambourine Girls today unveil the visuals for their latest single, the almost eponymous “The Tambourine Girl” – the second single release from the Sydney band’s debut album. Directed by James Kates (The Pinheads, Shining Bird), the music video shoot took the band to The Royal National Park, a place that’s held special memories for the group. Says frontman Simon […]

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Win a copy of the first-person action film Hardcore Henry on DVD

August 8, 2016

A man wakes up in a Moscow laboratory to learn that he’s been brought back from the dead as a half-human, half-robotic hybrid. With no memory of his former life, a woman who claims to be his wife tells him that his name is Henry. Before she can activate his voice, armed thugs storm in […]

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What to watch on Australian free-to-air TV and Foxtel this week (9th – 15th August 2016)

August 8, 2016

Here’s this week’s picks that will keep you company other than what’s happening in Rio. Tuesday Russia’s Lost Princesses, SBS, 7:30pm AEST Follow leading historians as they learn about the last Russian emperor’s daughters outside of their rosy depictions and why they remain a fascination to the world. Dead of Summer, Fox8, 8:30pm AEST Things […]

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We talk with Nicholas Boshier & Christiaan Van Vuuren about the return of Soul Mates and a love for Stranger Things

August 8, 2016

David Hunter recently caught up with two gentleman who have taken Australia – and the world – by storm. From their YouTube sensation Bondi Hipsters to their ABC series Soul Mates returning for a second run, they don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. David talks to Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nicholas Boshier about […]

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MIFF Review: Elle (France, 2016) is sensationally subversive

August 8, 2016

Elle, the latest from Dutch provocateur Paul Verhoeven, is sensationally subversive. Part unnerving psychosexual thriller, part searing familial comedy, the film commences disturbingly with the sounds of the violent rape of the film’s protagonist, Michèle LeBlanc (Isabelle Huppert), in her Parisian home. We do not witness the crime, only the immediate aftermath: masked assailant having […]

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Blu-Ray Review: 11.22.63 – The Complete Series (USA, 2016)

August 8, 2016

From the moment Steven King’s novel 11/22/63 was announced, there were efforts to turn it into a film, even before it had been released. However, its length and detail made it a difficult adaptation. Enter J.J. Abrams and streaming platform Hulu a few years later, and the book found its way into a eight part […]

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Theatre Review: On Golden Pond – Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (Performances until 20th August 2016)

August 8, 2016

Most people are familiar with the story of On Golden Pond, with many having seen the 1981 film starring Henry and Jane Fonda and Katharine Hepburn. The story centres around relationships and families, in particular the dynamic which exists between Norman Thayer, JR (Dave Kirkman), his wife Ethel (Carole Grace) and his estranged daughter Chelsea […]

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Westfield Hurstville welcomes a Taste of Shanghai with Lilong (Sydney)

August 8, 2016

Southern Sydney has been hit with a taste of authentic Shanghainese cuisine with the opening of Lilong by Taste of Shanghai, in Westfield Hurstville’s newly renovated rooftop dining precinct, an extension for the loved dumpling chain and a restaurant which takes its inspiration from the lilong alleyway neighbourhoods of owner Aaron Mi‘s childhood, who wanted […]

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The Windsor Alehouse is Punt Road’s new craft beer hub (Melbourne)

August 8, 2016

With 19 craft beers on tap and a wide selection of top-notch pub food, The Windsor Alehouse, located on Windsor’s Punt Road, has become a new favourite watering hole for locals in the area. “Our menu complements our beers and ales to give you the full experience a craft beer venue should. We are bringing […]

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