Day: 13 September 2016

Single of the Day: Maefire “Crawling” (2016)

September 13, 2016

Melbourne group¬†Maefire¬†are currently in Singapore showcasing at Music Matters but back here on the homefront, we’ve been digging their latest tune in “Crawling”. Continuing to flesh out their alt-rock stylings off the back of¬†the successful release of “Without You” earlier this year, Maefire have crafted another catchy single that’s bound to stick with you after […]

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Music Video of the Day: Petrol Girls “Phallocentric” (2016)

September 13, 2016

Meet¬†Petrol Girls. The South East London four piece have been making waves with their own brand of feminist post-hardcore music and in their latest single, “Phallocentric”, they’ve gone and laid it all out on the table once more. The music video features bodies and paint – hooked yet? The song, taking the symbol of the […]

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State Library Victoria unveiled as 2016 Melbourne Music Week Hub; headliners announced!

September 13, 2016

Melbourne Music Week¬†has begun teasing us with some gems ahead of the event’s full program announcement in October with news of key headliners and the new festival hub today. Melbourne’s¬†Lord Mayor,¬†Robert Doyle, has announced that one of the city’s iconic sites, the historic State Library Victoria, will be the Hub for MMW this year, the […]

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Live Review: The Whitlams + Ben Wright Smith ‚Äď The Gov, Adelaide (09.09.16)

September 13, 2016

A large part of me feels like there‚Äôs little point in writing a review like this. Tim Freedman and The Whitlams have had a command of live music in Australia for so long now that I do sometimes wonder, ‚Äúwhy bother?‚ÄĚ I mean people don‚Äôt read reviews of Whitlams shows to find out if they‚Äôre […]

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Alex Lahey on BIGSOUND, SXSW & making new music off the back of B-Grade University!

September 13, 2016

Alex Lahey went into BIGSOUND this year as one of the festival’s most talked about artists and¬†came away from it as one of the acts people continued to buzz about. Understandably, the hype is justified – after her¬†B-Grade University EP brought her widespread acclaim, not to mention shows around the country and Splendour in recent […]

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Illumination’s new animated film Sing celebrates its premiere in Toronto

September 13, 2016

Sing,¬†the latest film from Illumination Studios (Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets)¬†had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, ahead of its Boxing Day release. The animated film sees Buster, a koala, holding a singing competition in his home town in order to save his theatre. Sing stars¬†Matthew McConaughey, Reese […]

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Review: Oz Comic-Con delivers once again at its 2016 event in Sydney

September 13, 2016

It‚Äôs the start of Spring, and the Sydney weather turned on some spectacular blue skies over the weekend past but quite a lot of people were going to miss it.Oz Comic Con Sydney was back for 2016 and this time it would be bigger and better than last year. Whilst the Sydney International Convention Centre […]

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Lavazza Italian Film Festival Review: The Confessions (Italy, 2016) is a refreshing suspense thriller

September 13, 2016

Directed by Roberto And√≤, The Confessions (Le confessioni) is a refreshing suspense thriller. The film centres on a global summit where the world’s powerful and influential leaders attend. Among them is Salus (Toni Servillo), a monk, who is called over by Director of International Monetary Funds Daniel Roch√© (Daniel Auteuil) so he could make a […]

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Video Games Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (PS4, 2016)

September 13, 2016

I honestly don’t know what¬†Deus Ex fans¬†would have done without Eidos Montreal. After a debut outing that became a modern classic, a poorly-received sequel in¬†Deus Ex: Invisible War and whatever the hell¬†Project: Snowblind was supposed to be, the series languished until Eidos Montreal came along to rescue it in¬†2011’s¬†Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Now, with that […]

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Film Review: Pete’s Dragon (PG) (USA, 2016) brings the feels

September 13, 2016

Do you remember the 1977 Disney film Pete‚Äôs Dragon? No? Good, neither do most. But Disney‚Äôs new string of live action remakes is now having a crack at the original – which has become something of a cult favourite in the Disney archives – in an attempt to replicate their success with The Jungle Book […]

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And then there were 6! – Man Booker Prize shortlist revealed

September 13, 2016

The 2016 Shortlist for the Man Booker Prize has been unveiled, and once again it makes for some interesting reading. Past winners, and literary heavyweights have found themselves dispensed with as the judges have agonisingly whittled down the long list to a mere six titles. The six authors and books that made the shortlist then […]

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Comedy Review: The Best Medicine: Hannah Boland ‚Äď Factory Theatre (10.09.16)

September 13, 2016

Promoting herself as a fresh face in ‚Äėclean comedy,‚Äô¬†Hannah Boland presents a refreshing and unique one‚Äďwoman stand up show as part of Sydney Fringe Comedy. There is something instantly likeable about Boland as she finds her stride on stage. While clearly pre-planned there is a natural flow to the performance as she jumps from anecdotes […]

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One Jump Ahead – Aladdin’s Ainsley Melham on playing the lead role at Capitol Theatre

September 13, 2016

Newcomer into the theatre world¬†Ainsley Melham¬†has had a whirlwind time in theatre lately. After staring in Hayes Theatre Co’s production of Xanadu, he grabs the¬†Aladdin¬†lead role currently playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. Ainsley was kind enough to answer a few questions for us after we had chats with both Genie, Michael James Scott¬†and Jasmine, who […]

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Melbourne to host world’s first espresso martini festival in November

September 13, 2016

Just when you thought Sydney getting a bar dedicated to espresso martinis was the peak of Australia’s obsession with caffeinated cocktails, Mr Black Spirits Co have revealed that they are bringing the world’s first espresso martini festival at Melbourne’s Meat Market come November. The Mr Black Festival of the Espresso Martini will be taking over […]

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Sake Jr to debut on Bourke St with hundreds of free DIY Korean-Japanese bowls this week (Melbourne)

September 13, 2016

After a successful debut week in Sydney, Sak√© Jr, the so fresh, so clean spin-off of Sak√© Restaurant & Bar, will open in Melbourne at 555 Bourke Street today (Wednesday 14th September). Fashioned as a Korean influenced little sister to the famed Japanese restaurant brand, this health-focused venture will be driven by build-your-own rice, noodle, […]

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