Day: 29 August 2016

Live Review: Paul Dempsey + Olympia – The Gov, Adelaide (25.08.16)

August 29, 2016

On a Thursday night, The Gov fills out comfortably to await the return of Paul Dempsey to his beloved Kingdom. The air is chilly, but the vibe on the inside of the popular venue remains warm and inviting. It’s been a little while since the Australian favourite has been to Adelaide in this capacity and with […]

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Single of the Day: Trophy Eyes “Heaven Sent” (2016)

August 29, 2016

Novocastrian alt-punk group Trophy Eyes have already built upon what was a huge 2015 with an acclaimed UNIFY Gathering appearance and continuing that momentum with a killer support slot touring with The Amity Affliction nationally. Their latest album Chemical Miracle has already been reaping in the praise since its release a few weeks ago and in their latest single, “Heaven […]

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The Ocean of Everything: Phia unveils lush debut album, track by track

August 29, 2016

She calls Melbourne home but recently, Europe has been calling Phia and like many young artists, she answered it and found herself in Berlin. Soaking up the atmosphere of a city currently thriving creatively, the Aussie singer songwriter found her feet performing and exploring threads of songwriting and arrangement that she would eventually pour into the […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND 2016: Ainslie Wills (Melbourne) on her must-see showcase artists & new music!

August 29, 2016

Representing for Melbourne at BIGSOUND this year, the talented Ainslie Wills and her collaborator and guitarist Lawrence Folvig will be hitting up the massive conference and music festival for the first time. Currently in the process of writing and demoing some new music to follow on from their acclaimed release, Oh The Gold, Ainslie tells us how she’s […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: The Shabbab – GARLIC (2016 LP)

August 29, 2016

The Shabbab. Let the Melbourne-via-Tel Aviv four piece take you through some epic garage rock this glorious Monday morning, thanks to their brilliant debut album GARLIC. Having made a name for themselves as a name to be watching in the same vein as your PONDs and your King Gizzards of late, The Shabbab step further out into […]

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Review: Brisbane’s The John Steel Singers say goodbye to Sydney in career-spanning set at the Newtown Social Club

August 29, 2016

Friday night marked Brisbane group The John Steel Singers‘ final ever show in Sydney, following the band’s decision to turn their latest tour – celebrating the release of their new LP Midnight At The Plutonium – into something of a farewell jaunt. It was a move that shocked fans, but one that ensure they came out […]

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We spend an evening with one of the fathers of the personal computer, Steve Wozniak, in Melbourne

August 29, 2016

Think Inc are an Australian organisation who are putting together some of the most interesting talks for people to go and educate themselves with. Taking a look at their previous events, the two-year-old organisation delve into the talking to people devoted to science more often than not, but intellectual discourse is what they aim for, […]

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Japanese Film Festival announces 2016 dates and program highlights

August 29, 2016

The 20th Japanese Film Festival will return nationwide later this year, showcasing the latest in Japanese film, alongside a Classics program in Sydney. Highlights include leading Japanese horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa‘s (Cure) new film Creepy, as well as popular manga adaptation Chihayafura Parts I and II, and seafood documentary Tsukiji Wonderland. The festival will also include a […]

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TOFF, Australia’s leading deaf and disability film festival, to return to Melbourne in September

August 29, 2016

The Other Film Festival (TOFF), Australia’s leading deaf and disability film festival, will return next month to Melbourne. Running as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival with Arts Access Victoria, the festival aims to shed a light on the creativity and diverse storytelling from disabled or deaf creators, including a talk with deaf US filmmaker Jules Dameron […]

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A.S. Patrić wins 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award

August 29, 2016

Established in 1954, the Miles Franklin Literary Award is Australia’s most prestigious literary prize, named for author Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin. At an announcement made on the opening night of the Melbourne Writers Festival, A.S. Patrić took home the $60,000 prize money, for his début novel Black Rock White City. All shortlisted applicants, which this […]

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Win a SodaStream Power valued at $250 CLOSED

August 29, 2016

You’ve no doubt heard of SodaStream by now, that home carbonation product that is pretty much a godsend for fans of sparkling water across the world. The benefits of having fresh sparkling water at your fingertips is evidently something many people have been adding to their daily kitchen (or office) routines, a trend that doesn’t […]

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On the Shelf: Stolen Smoked Rum

August 29, 2016

Caribbean-sourced, Florida-bottled, New Zealand’s Stolen rum made waves a few years ago with a distinctive Coffee & Cigarettes flavour, but now they are pushing in an entirely new direction: rebranding as the world’s first smoked rum, maintaining a similar taste but toning down the sweetness and lifting the smokiness. Matured in ex-American whiskey oak barrels […]

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A Chef’s Table: The Civic Hotel’s new menu + a preview of David Tsirekas’ 1821 – CBD (Sydney)

August 29, 2016

The company of others is an essential and inseparable aspect of Greek eating. The Greek table is all about celebrating the things that matter like friendship, love, food, wine (even, at times, shouting at each other). This is what we were told by chef, David Tsirekas., former Head Chef of Xanthi and Perama and the […]

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