Day: 10 August 2016

Music Video of the Day: Emma Louise “West End Kids” (2016)

August 10, 2016

Emma Louise and Supercry continues to take strides forward as one of the Australian artists/albums of 2016; she nailed her Splendour in the Grass appearance last month and as her sophomore album is still reaping in acclaim and love from long time supporters and newcomers alike, the Brisbane songstress has shown no signs of slowing down any time soon. […]

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John Vella on Tenderfoot’s new Beginnings & working on their debut album at Abbey Road

August 10, 2016

Sydney group Tenderfoot released their debut EP Beginnings last Friday, a culmination of a lengthy process for the group of musos, having worked on this particular project for the past few years. Now that Beginnings is finally out and able to breathe somewhat, frontman and songwriter John Vella is stoked for more people to take the music in and experience […]

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The Preatures, Pierce Brothers and more for NYE on the Hill in Gippsland!

August 10, 2016

The NYE on the Hill crew have delivered once more for their 2016 event, positioning The Preatures and the Pierce Brothers at the top of their line up announcement, unveiled today. Known for celebrating emerging and some of our favourite established touring bands, the festival has curated a diverse line up rich in talent another year running. The three day, two night […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Vaudeville Smash “Laura” (2016)

August 10, 2016

It might only be Wednesday, but Vaudeville Smash have brought a slice of pop/funk through to bring you out of any midweek frump. New single “Laura” is glossy, a total embrace of everything vivacious and colourful when it comes to feeling the funk. Taken from the band’s new album, The Gift, “Laura” goes in on the irresistible […]

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Alex Watts takes us through Another Step in the Dark ahead of its August release!

August 10, 2016

Melbourne singer and songwriter Alex Watts will be releasing his debut solo album, Another Step in the Dark, this month after the last few years of touring, writing and preparing music with the Foreign Tongue led him to this point – branching out from EP territory. Ahead of the August 20th release of Another Step in the Dark, Watts […]

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Betty & Oswald, Shining Bird, Fascinator & more for the Visions stage on the ‘King Street Crawl’ in September

August 10, 2016

The Visions brand has grown from being a curated club night of live music in Sydney, now launching a monthly event in Melbourne and curating a stage of their own as part of Sydney’s King Street Crawl next month! The King Street Crawl has also grown in popularity and notoriety over the last few years, with over 30,000 […]

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Alex Lahey to take B-Grade University on the road through September & October!

August 10, 2016

To follow on from her recent signing deal with Native Tongue Music Publishing, Alex Lahey has announced her debut headline tour for September and October! Already slated to play BIGSOUND and Adelaide’s Stonecutters Festival in September, Lahey will be hitting venues with her EP B-Grade University in Victoria and NSW while also appearing at Rottofest in WA. A huge […]

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Win a double pass to see Joss Whedon’s Serenity back on the big screen!

August 10, 2016

In 2005, the creator of Buffy and Angel, Joss Whedon, brought us the feature film Serenity (a follow on from the short lived series Firefly) and now it’s returning to the big screen as part of Sydney’s In The House season next Friday, August 19th! In this continuation of the television series “Firefly,” a group […]

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DVD Review: Dead 7 (R18+) (USA, 2016) is no Walking Dead – but there are boy bands!

August 10, 2016

Apparently we live in a world where members of boybands decide that writing and starring in a post-apocalyptic zombie filled cowboy shoot-em-up Western is a good idea. Initially when I saw the trailer for this film I had a little optimism that it could be one of those “so bad it’s almost good” type of […]

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Video Games Interview: Blizzard’s Kent-Erik Hagman on the past, present and future of Heroes of the Storm

August 10, 2016

It’s been just over twelve months since Blizzard released Heroes of the Storm, an accessible take on the MOBA genre that features characters from the developer’s legendary back catalogue. In that time, the game has seen multiple updates, new heroes, in-game events and huge e-sporting competitions come and go. How has that been for someone […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Yep, Suicide Squad smashed its opening weekend

August 10, 2016

OK, as we’ve already reported on Suicide Squad breaking opening day box office records, it should be no surprise that it sits at the top of the leaderboard on the Australian Box Office , knocking rogue former CIA agent Jason Bourne off the number one spot after just one week. Suicide Squad made a massive AU $13,904,557 since its release last […]

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Film Review: Bad Moms (MA15+) (USA, 2016) proves to be hilarious and little bit enlightening

August 10, 2016

When I realized that the directors of this film (also the writers of The Hangover) also directed the awful 2013 teen comedy 21 and Over and contributed screenplays to abysmal comedies like Four Christmases, Ghost of Girlfriends Past and Rebound, it’s fair to say that I went into Bad Moms – out in cinemas tomorrow […]

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Ultramarathon runner Samantha Gash looks ahead to her Run India challenge for World Vision

August 10, 2016

For the vast majority of Australians, it’s difficult to imagine having no access to any source of education. Australia is one of the most developed countries in the world, and as a result around 74% of Australians graduate high school by the age of 19. This is a stark contrast against the education levels in […]

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Ten things you have to do while at Walt Disney World in Orlando

August 10, 2016

Twice the size of Manhattan and filled with thirty-four resorts and hotels, four theme parks, a shopping and dining destination (the newly expanded and renamed Disney Springs) – not to mention two water parks – there’s a reason that Walt Disney called his second Disney destination in Orlando a “World”. With its own laws, its […]

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Austin’s inaugural Sound on Sound Festival to feature Courtney Barnett and Jagwar Ma

August 10, 2016

One of America’s hotspots for live music is Austin, Texas, bouyed by events and festival like SXSW and Austin City Limits, but offering live music experiences every day of the week. Another popular festival over the last decade has been Fun Fun Fun Festival, America’s only genre based festival and a favourite on the annual […]

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The Melbourne Fringe 2016 program has been announced and tickets are now on sale.

August 10, 2016

The 2016 Program for the Melbourne Fringe Festival has now been officially launched this week, and tickets have gone on sale for what is going to the biggest ever edition of the festival. With 463 events, involving over 6,000 artists it’s pretty safe to say there is plenty for festival goers to choose from; and the […]

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The National Theatre of Parramatta are on the lookout for fresh Australian voices in their new playwriting mentorship program

August 10, 2016

The National Theatre of Parramatta are on the look out for entrants to their inaugural playwriting program From Page to Stage. Presented in partnership with Playwriting Australia, From Page to Stage is a free program that aims to provide playwrights with an opportunity to hone their skills; whilst also more broadly attempting to facilitate the […]

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Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas to stream events across Australia

August 10, 2016

On September 3rd, two of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas‘ most anticipated sessions will be streamed lived from the Sydney Opera House to sixteen locations across Australia. Lionel Shriver, author of best-seller We Need To Talk About Kevin, will head up the first session Break A Rule A Day, while journalists Annabel Crab and David Marr take […]

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The Other Art Fair to return to Sydney in late October

August 10, 2016

The UK’s largest artist-led contemporary art fair, The Other Art Fair, will return to Sydney at the end of October, setting up for four days in Waterloo space COMMUNE. Launching in 2015, the inaugural fair welcomed some 7,500 visitors during its run, allowing artists to connect with audiences and potential buyers. This year’s Sydney fair […]

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The Sawmill cuts through West Pymble with a hearty Italian menu (Sydney)

August 10, 2016

Pymble has a long history steeped in timber and steel, dating back to 1805 when the areas first ever sawmill supplied the early settlers of Sydney. Nuggets of history like this have been known to inspire businesses, and The Sawmill is the latest to find its namesake by looking to the past, an inspiration which […]

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Bimbadgen Estate are hosting a pop up cellar door at InterContinental Sydney

August 10, 2016

How’s this for a fun case of serendipity: Hunter Valley’s awarded Bimbadgen Estate have entered their 15th year as an official partner for the Museum of Contemporary Art, an art institution which itself is celebrating its 25th year in 2016. Just a stone’s throw from the MCA is the wondrous InterContinental Sydney, and the hotel […]

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From multi-million dollar yachts to kittens: the Garage Sale Trail is back for its sixth year

August 10, 2016

From a modest start to what is now a heavily anticipated national program, the Garage Sale Trail returns to Australia each October to encourage local communities to engage with and host good ol’ fashioned garage sales, and we aren’t just talking dusty old books and fur coats. On October 22nd, registered garage sales across the […]

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Taste Orange to bring two days of regional food and wine to Martin Place (Sydney)

August 10, 2016

Best known as one of New South Wales’ finest hubs for food and wine, the city of Orange will once again be channeled into a two-day festival as Taste Orange takes over Sydney’s Martin Place in September. After a record-breaking 2015 (over 14,000 guests), the annual event will be going all out for its fifth […]

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