Day: 12 August 2016

Live Review: Broods + Jarryd James – The Waiting Room, Nebraska (10.08.16)

August 12, 2016

Thousands of miles from home on a hot August night in the middle of the United States, Broods and Jarryd James had a night they won’t soon forget. Three hours before the show and right after Broods’ soundcheck, a thunderstorm hit the downtown Omaha, Nebraska area and wiped out the power of three city blocks. Unfortunately, […]

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Album Release News Weekly: 12th August 2016

August 12, 2016

In this issue: Jinja Safari bid farewell with a two-part parting gift before breaking all of our hearts, Superheist are (mostly) back from the dead, The Pretty Reckless are still pretty and reckless… and more! JINJA SAFARI If you made the terrible decision not to live under a rock this year you’ll have heard the heart […]

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Single of the Day: Born Joy Dead “Sourdough” (2016)

August 12, 2016

Another slice of goodness from Brisbane this week, with Born Joy Dead bringing us their latest, “Sourdough”. If you weren’t a fan of the delicious bread before, this bit of pop gold is bound to make you wanna give it another shot and jump on the bandwagon. For real though, if you’ve had a hard week […]

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Music Video of the Day: Sunflower Bean “Come On” (2016)

August 12, 2016

New York trio Sunflower Bean have been continuing to lap up the praise their debut album Human Ceremony has been attracting and rightly so, it’s a goddamn killer introduction to the psych-rockers who’ve gone from establishing themselves as one of Brooklyn’s sharpest tools in the shed, to being lauded on massive festival stages like most recently, Lollapalooza and […]

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The State of Affairs (August 12, 2016): Universal Music Australia launches Casablanca Records Australia & more!

August 12, 2016

This week in the music industry: Universal Music Australia revives and launches the illustrious Casablanca Records in Australia, the LISTEN Conference announces dates and first round of guest speakers for 2016, and the Live Music Office calls for inner Sydney businesses to participate in the second round of Amplify. Casablanca Records Australia Earlier this week, Universal Music […]

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Rai Thistlethwayte of Thirsty Merc talks Summernats and the origin of a crowd favourite

August 12, 2016

Fresh from a national tour on the back of their new album Shifting Gears, Thirsty Merc are gearing up for a dangerously good time at Summernats 30 in January. In anticipation of this, front man Rai Thistlethwayte took some time out to talk shop with me. First up, Summernats. Am I right to assume that’s […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Kaurna Cronin “Forgetting the Blue” (2016)

August 12, 2016

Adelaide’s Kaurna Cronin has recently been working his way through Europe performing music that has been falling well within the embrace of a fast-growing fanbase that has been rocking with him for some years now. The acclaimed singer songwriter has been working on his sophomore album Southern Loss (scheduled for release in September), a highly anticipated follow […]

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Simple Minds and The B-52s return to Australia for A Day On The Green

August 12, 2016

Simple Minds and The B-52s have announced their return to Australian soil with A Day On The Green shows. Culminating in a celebration of good food and music, A Day On The Green will be touring various wineries across the country. With a first stop at King’s Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, followed by Rochford Wines […]

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Leroy Macqueen of The Gooch Palms on Introverted Extroverts, relocating to the US & their upcoming tour

August 12, 2016

Party-punk duo The Gooch Palms are undeniably one of the treasures from the Australian music scene, with their infectious songs, high-energy performances, on-stage nudity, garish outfits, and real ‘fuck yeah’ attitudes. The proud Novocastrians (read: from Newcastle) made the move to America last year, where they’ve been playing voraciously across the nation. Their newest album, […]

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A$AP Ferg set for headline Australian dates while on the Listen Out tour this September!

August 12, 2016

What we probably love more about festivals is the amount of sideshows that artists host and this year, A$AP Ferg steps up with a headline run of his own shows alongside his sets at the Listen Out Festival. Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide folks get a chance to catch the rapper at various venues come the end of September. A$AP […]

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Live Review: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis + Thundamentals + XP – Adelaide Entertainment Centre (09.08.16)

August 12, 2016

Since the release of their debut LP The Heist in 2012, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have dominated the global music scene. While their latest project, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made, hasn’t peaked as high on the charts, it’s definitely helped cement the duo’s already loyal following, made evident in their live show. Frequent collaborator XP opened, running through […]

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The 10th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival unleashes massive program

August 12, 2016

Sydney’s biggest showcase of cult and alternative films, the Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF), is back for its 10th year with a lineup of over 100 daring, experimental and controversial films. The festival will run over four big days, with screenings to include various Australian premieres alongside a collection of retrospective screenings, and special masterclasses. […]

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MIFF Review: Little Men (USA, 2016) reaffirms Ira Sachs’ gift for understated human drama

August 12, 2016

Little Men begins with Jake Jardine (Theo Taplitz) sitting quietly amidst anarchic scenes in a teacher-less classroom. Later that day, home from school, he takes a call from an old friend of his grandfather who, assuming that Jake knows more than he does, clumsily inquires about arrangements for Jake’s grandfather’s funeral. The juxtaposition of these […]

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Film Review: Sausage Party (MA15+) (USA, 2016) is hilariously fun and… thought-provoking?

August 12, 2016

Seth Rogen has always been associated with stoner humour and raunchy comedy, but in the case of Sausage Party, he takes it to a whole new level. With animated films that have anthropomorphised objects like toys (i.e. the Toy Story films) and cars (i.e. Cars), Rogen had the idea to anthropomorphise consumer products while retaining […]

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Watch Tim Burton take us inside the peculiar world of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

August 12, 2016

Tim Burton’s new film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name. And this week we’ve been given a bit more insight into the anticipated movie, with a featurette being released, seeing Director Tim Burton take us inside the story’s most peculiar world. Watch the featurette here: […]

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New Australian Comedy Series Little Acorns to star Rachel Griffiths; launches online in September

August 12, 2016

Set in a childcare centre called Big Oak, Little Acorns is a new Australian comedy series that will be available exclusively through YouTube from 1st September. The series will be told in nine parts, running in bite-size 3-5 minute episodes. Written and directed by Maria Theodorakis and Trudy Hellier, Little Acorns shows adults behaving like […]

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Film Review: Tickled (MA15+) (NZ, 2016) is documentary work at its finest

August 12, 2016

Seemingly about the fun, bizarre world of an adult sub-culture called ‘Competitive Endurance Tickling’, comes a documentary that takes fast steps sideways, trips down some steep, morbidly dark stairs and leads viewers into the world of abuse, identity theft and cyber bullying. Like so many great documentaries before it, you walk away from Tickled wanting […]

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Oliver Burton on Beating the Bard at his Own Game

August 12, 2016

In 2011, Oliver Burton undertook the ambitious task of building an improvised show in which the actors speak only in Shakespearean-style language. Five years on, the idea remains as fresh as ever, and the Post-Haste Players are now entertaining Sydney audiences with their take on Shakespeare’s History plays. I asked Burton about taking on the […]

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Theatre Review: Aladdin – Capitol Theatre, Sydney (performances until November 20th)

August 12, 2016

And just like that, the biggest show to open in Australia this year has blown the socks off audiences. Ever since it was announced to make its Australian debut, the hype surrounding Disney’s classic Aladdin has been immense, with industry professionals and theatre lovers alike counting down the days until opening night. Every childhood memory […]

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