Day: 18 August 2016

Sheila E. lines up two exclusive Australian headline shows for December

August 18, 2016

Already announced for the Meredith Music Festival this year, Sheila E. has also confirmed that she will be playing two extra gigs while out in Australia. Predictably, they’re for Sydney and Melbourne BUT, these ones are definitely going to be worth the money/travel. While her work with Prince is iconic, Sheila E.’s stamp on popular music over the […]

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Caleb & Georgia Nott on Broods’ recent success in the US, touring Conscious with Jarryd James!

August 18, 2016

Georgia and Caleb Nott have made it a long way from home playing in front of five people in their local New Zealand pub. On this night, Broods was in the second week of their U.S. headlining tour and playing a sold out show in Omaha, Nebraska. The fact that this brother-sister band just formed three […]

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Music Video of the Day: Gussy “Looking At Myself (Air Max ’97 Remix)” (2016)

August 18, 2016

Usually I’d have some kind of notes written down about a tune I’ve been forwarded to check out. Who’s produced what, where it was recorded, who the artist sounds like. When I was pointed in the direction of Air Max ’97‘s remix “Looking At Myself” by Sydney artist Gussy, there was none of this except for a […]

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BIGSOUND unleashes 2016 event schedule – plan your three days of music in the Valley!

August 18, 2016

We’ve turned the corner and are now weeks away from BIGSOUND 2016; three days and nights of live music, partying and hopefully, little regrets from the night before. Today, the BIGSOUND crew have released their schedule of all 160 live shows right across the festival, while the conference program has also become available for those attendees […]

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Single of the Day: Midas.Gold “Work It Out” (2016)

August 18, 2016

Midas.Gold is here to make you work it out. The latest track from the Brisbane rapper is smooth and catchy as hell – the perfect new beat released to get fans keen for his upcoming September and October tour! Bass heavy, hook laden and slick to the ear, “Work It Out” has producer Jangus lay his […]

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Peter Bibby & Melody Pool teaming up for September/October co-headline tour

August 18, 2016

Quality. Peter Bibby and Melody Pool, two musicians who’ve been reaping in the success of two solid album releases recently, have joined up for a co-headline tour not to be missed. For Pool, 2016 has been incredibly fruitful with the release of her acclaimed sophomore album Deep Dark Savage Heart, while for Bibby, the praise has continued to roll in […]

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James Tidswell on Violent Soho’s chaotic Australian success, returning to the US & the importance of touring

August 18, 2016

The first time I remember seeing Violent Soho perform, I want to say it was in one of Adelaide’s smaller CBD venues. Truthfully, all I remember from the night was beer flying and Boerdam almost becoming enveloped by the crowd as he dared to launch into us. The energy was palpable, sweat flinging, noise threatening unprotected ear drums. […]

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Taking Back Sunday touring Australia & NZ with Acceptance in March 2017

August 18, 2016

Taking Back Sunday will be making their Australian and New Zealand return next year, hitting some great rooms with their new album Tidal Wave in March. Along for the ride is Acceptance, who will be performing their first shows ever out this way – since reforming last year, the group have been working on a new album, so no […]

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Live Review: Grouplove + Lisa Mitchell – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (16.08.16)

August 18, 2016

The first song I ever heard by Grouplove was “Colours”; I think it was an iTunes Single of the Week back in the days before streaming – remember those?! In the months that followed, while the tune had incredibly high rotation on my iPod, I remember having a feeling they’d be kick-ass live. Hitting the Oxford […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Future Haunts – Rubicon (2016 EP)

August 18, 2016

Brisbane group Future Haunts bring some rich indie rock through on their brand new EP, Rubicon, premiering on the AU today! The latest from the band sees them delve further into some harder, yet more refined, guitar and percussion, while Ben Speight really hits his stride as vocalist. Recorded between Plutonium Studios and Speight’s home studio, Rubicon shows the band […]

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The AU is turning 8 TONIGHT and you’re invited to celebrate with Hedge Fund and Allan Smithy

August 18, 2016

Tonight we’re celebrating our 8th Birthday (#au8thbday) in Sydney! We’ll be returning to the Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar with Hedge Fund and Allan Smithy scheduled to perform live. The event is totally free! You’ll just need to RSVP while tickets last at THIS LINK. Please note that the venue is subject to capacity so […]

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Dungen (Sweden) talk touring Australia, Tucker B’s, Tame Impala and Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed

August 18, 2016

Earlier this year while in Spain for Primavera, I sat down with Swedish psych rockers Dungen, who talked with me at length about their first and only Australia tour, reflected on their tour mates the Tucker B’s, their reciprocal love of Tame Impala and the soundtrack they put together for Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of […]

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Gamescom 2016: Activision announces release dates for new Call of Duty, Skylanders and Destiny

August 18, 2016

Activision has announced its line-up of game release news at Gamescom 2016, including Call of Duty: Infinite Warfares – Zombie in Spaceland, Skylanders Imaginators and Destiny: Rise of Iron.  Call of Duty: Infinite Warfares – Zombie in Spaceland takes players and zombies to a 1980’s theme park. Players will be able to kill the zombie […]

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DVD Review: Green Room (USA, 2016) proves itself a fantastic thriller

August 18, 2016

Green Room is one of those movies that isn’t at all hesitant about sneaking up on you and showing you exactly what you’re in for, be it through taboo subject matter (white supremacy) ultra violence or a range of truly sadistic characters. And once you accept what your next hour and half is going to […]

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Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda to pen new songs for a live action The Little Mermaid

August 18, 2016

Th rumoured live-action movie for The Little Mermaid seems to have been confirmed with Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and the film’s original composer Alan Menken signed on to write the songs for the film.  Miranda is known for his work on Broadway musicals such as Les Miserables and Hamilton, while Menken is known for his work on the original The Little Mermaid and Beauty […]

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are back together for Holmes and Watson

August 18, 2016

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, co stars of Step Brothers and Taladega Nights are set to reunite to play Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick John Watson, respectively. Etan Cohen, who wrote the screenplays for Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 will write and direct Holmes and Watson. Cohen also directed Ferrell in Get […]

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Andrew Dominik reveals details behind his Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds film One More Time With Feeling

August 18, 2016

A unique 3D B&W feature film will be released in conjunction with the new studio album by Australian alternative rock band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Directed by Andrew Dominik, whose known for his work on Chopper and The Assassination of Jesse James, One More Time With Feeling. The film details the making of Nick Cave […]

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Gamescom 2016: New characters and story details have been revealed for Tekken 7

August 18, 2016

Fan favourite Lee Chaolan, and his alter ego, Violet, will be returning for the latest King of the Iron Fist Tournament, it was revealed at Gamescom.  Lees appearance in Tekken 7 plays into the storyline of the game through his adoption by Heihachi Mishima, who was raised to be a rival to his son Kazuya. In some new screenshots, a […]

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Telltale releases Mr. Robot mobile game on iOS and Android

August 18, 2016

In collaboration with Telltale Publishing, Night School Studios have officially released a text adventure game based on the TV series, Mr Robot. The mobile title, Mr.  Robot:1.51exfiltratiOn is currently available for IOS and Android-based devices.

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Film Review: Indignation (USA, 2016) is a coming-of-age drama packed with substance

August 18, 2016

If all was right in the highly politicised world of award shows, Logan Lerman would be looking at a good upcoming season, seeing as his performance as Marcus Messner in James Schamus’ Indignation will be almost impossible to overlook. The Cold War-era film is an adaptation of Philip Roth’s period novel of the same name, […]

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We go on a Punk Rock Holiday in Tolmin, Slovenia

August 18, 2016

There’s something surreal in watching a crowd of punks, dressed in cut-off denim Rancid vests, combat boots and studded belts, wistfully skipping stones across a creek. This is Punk Rock Holiday in Tolmin, Slovenia – now in its sixth year. It is set on the banks of the glisteningly blue Soca River, which has to […]

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Aussies Abroad: Psych outfit POND announce shows in US, Mexico and South America

August 18, 2016

Perth born psych group POND are heading back to the Northern Hemisphere across October and November for the first time in almost two years. The dates will take them to US, Mexico and South America this fall and precede the band’s next album, which is expected in early 2017. A new album from POND is […]

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States of Blue: West Projections Festival launches this week

August 18, 2016

Earlier this week, Footscray’s States of Blue: West Projections Festival kicked off, with events running from now until September 11th. A joint venture between Wynter Projects and Victoria University, the festival will see 22 unique sites across Footscray illuminated by various projections and installations designed by local and interstate artists. Artists presenting at the festival […]

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Cocktail Recipe: How To Make a Barrel Aged Negroni

August 18, 2016

Everyone loves a barrel aged negroni, but only a few realise that it’s really not that difficult to make on your own. Sure, there’s the time it takes for the mix to develop the dimension and depth that gives a barrel aged negroni it’s distinctive taste, but patience pays when it comes to building up […]

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Kanye West is opening Australian pop-up merch stores this week

August 18, 2016

Yeezy Season is most definitely approaching Australia this week, namely Sydney and Melbourne as the major cities are set to host pop-up stores from Kanye West from tomorrow. As part of a more global spat of temporary merchandise stores, already seeing cities like New York and Paris fawn over The Life of Pablo collections, the […]

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Gourmet Traveller National Restaurant Awards announce 2017 winners

August 18, 2016

Sometimes referred to as the “Oscars of the Australian food world”, the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards has come around again to sort through the country’s stellar dining scene and celebrate excellence across several different categories. Being the country’s only national restaurant awards based on independent reviews, the awards serve as an authoritative guide to the […]

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Tequila Mockingbird brings the flavours of Central and South America to Paddington (Sydney)

August 18, 2016

¡QuĂ© bueno! Paddington’s just been given a heady shot of Latin America with the opening of new restaurant, Tequila Mockingbird. First time restauranteur, Michael Fegent (formerly Sake restaurants) took inspiration from his travels through South America, and wanted to replicate the food experiences he had to the Sydney market. Executive Chef Regan Porteous (Riley Street […]

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