Day: 14 September 2016

Single of the Day: Apakatjah “Waru” (2016)

September 14, 2016

If you followed our recent coverage of BIGSOUND or the NT Song of the Year awards this year, Apakatjah is a name that would have popped up a few times. The Alice Springs duo proved themselves to be a highlight discovery for us when we travelled to the Top End and again, in Brisbane last week. Fusing traditional […]

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Dune Rats, The Bennies, Alex Lahey…hit ‘play’ & plan for the Stonecutters two-dayer in Adelaide!

September 14, 2016

Okay, so last year, the crew at 5/4 Entertainment threw one hell of a party within the hallowed walls of the Freemasons Hall in Adelaide. It was raucous, featuring some amazing local rock and punk talent and it was quite obvious that it was setting a high bar for any similar event to follow. This weekend, […]

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Sampa The Great will play a special show in Melbourne this November as the recipient of the inaugural ‘Corner Award’

September 14, 2016

Sampa The Great continues to be celebrated (and rightly so), with the artist being named the recipient of the inaugural Corner Award! The award, presented by the iconic Melbourne live music venue, will see Sampa perform a special headlining show at The Corner on November 4th, with the first 150 ticket purchases set to receive a […]

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The 2017 Laneway Festival line up is here, with Tame Impala, Glass Animals, The Julie Ruin & more confirmed

September 14, 2016

In its 13th year in 2017, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival returns with some names that have graced its stages before breaking out overseas, some names who will be making their Laneway debut and some names that come with a solid whack of international hype backing them. We already knew that A.B. Original and Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker) would be on […]

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Music Matters & Australia shines at the first day of the 11th annual All That Matters conference in Singapore

September 14, 2016

Day One of All That Matters in Singapore brought the music industry together at the Marina Bay Sands. Now in its 11th year, the 2016 event saw a lot of changes to the iconic conference and festival, with the event merging with their Sports Matters stream to coincide with the annual F1 race in the […]

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LANKS on his debut EP Viet Rose & getting through BIGSOUND without ‘being a dick’

September 14, 2016

Melbourne artist LANKS returned to Brisbane for BIGSOUND this year with a brand new single in “Holla” ready to be brandished and a debut EP in Viet Rose ready to be hyped. Ahead of his showcase, Larry sat down with LANKS (aka Will Cuming) to chat about the development of his music and his live show since this project began. “I […]

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Montaigne talks influence, philosophy & getting personal with Glorious Heights

September 14, 2016

We caught up with Jess Cerro, better known as Montaigne, to talk about the hard work and determination that went into her music to reach those Glorious Heights of her recent debut album release and upcoming national tour, and to generally sit in awe of the well spoken motivation behind the works. Okay first up, when your latest […]

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Film Review: Blair Witch (MA15+) (USA, 2016) proves a competent horror film 17 years after the original

September 14, 2016

If there is a film that you can think of the top of your head that had the best marketing strategy, many would say that it would be The Blair Witch Project. With the perfect timing of the internet and it matter-of-fact documentary film-making, it became the trailblazer of the modern viral marketing campaign. So many around the world, including […]

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How The Blair Witch Project convinced a generation that the found footage horror film was real

September 14, 2016

Let us take a trip back to a simpler time. The year is 1999. Bluetooth technology was officially announced, MySpace was released on the internet, people were in the grips of Y2K hysteria and a few critics actually thought Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace was a good film. It was a year of changes […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Secret Life of Pets is Top Dog again this week

September 14, 2016

For the second week in a row, The Secret Life of Pets, voiced by Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart, has taken the top spot at the box ladder, bringing in $4.80 million this week.  With a total box office earnings of $7.38 million since its premiere, it’s the best fortnight result since the first two weekends of Suicide Squad.  . […]

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Sydney Underground Film Festival Director Stefan Popescu talks 10 years of SUFF

September 14, 2016

Starting this Friday the Sydney Underground Film Festival will make its return to celebrate 10 years of being one of the most interesting, thoughtful, and provocative events of its kind in Australia. Throughout the years, SUFF has been a controversial program for cinephiles in Sydney, regularly engaging the local film community to showcase some of […]

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Rob Zombie’s 31 gets Halloween screening events for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra

September 14, 2016

Rob Zombie isn’t holding back in 31. The gorecore advocate, musician and director of horror staple House of 1000 Corpses, has returned with another bloodbath that will have you watching in your peripherals and to celebrate Monster Pictures will hold Halloween screenings at selected venues in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra with more cities to […]

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The RocKwiz Live! Christmas(ish) extravaganza is touring this December

September 14, 2016

Every music quiz fan’s favourite time of the year is fast approaching, the season of the slightly pre-emptive RocKwiz Live! Christmas(ish) extravaganza – a touring stage version of the popular SBS series. Julia Zemiro, Brian Nankervis and Dugald McAndrew will lead the RocKwiz OrKestra with Vika and Linda Bull alongside six special guests and audience […]

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Ben Affleck and Dennis Lehane to pair again for Live By Night

September 14, 2016

The Boston boys are at it again as Ben Affleck gears up for his second collaboration with the author of Gone Baby Gone, Dennis Lehane, on a film that looks a little bit beer baron meets Mystic River. Oscar winner Ben Affleck has written the screenplay and will star in the crime thriller based on […]

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The biggest year yet approaches for the Jewish International Film Festival

September 14, 2016

The Jewish International Film Festival will build on its 26-year history as a platform for Jewish films in Australia when it returns on in October, beginning in Sydney on 26th October to 23rd November and then traveling across Australia and New Zealand before wrapping up in Canberra in November. The long running festival will return […]

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The Australian Premiere of A United Kingdom to open the BBC First British Film Festival

September 14, 2016

BBC First British Film Festival, now in its fourth year, has announced that it will be screening highlights from the 2016 program, exclusively at Palace Cinemas. The festival will open with the Australian premiere of Amma Asante’s period drama A United Kingdom, straight from its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and opening the […]

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Queer Screen Film Fest Review: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (USA, 2016)

September 14, 2016

It’s frightening to think that the events that are depicted in the documentary film, Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four happened at all, never mind as recently as in the 1990s. The film is a damning look at the trial and convictions of the San Antonio Four, a group of low-income […]

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Theatre Review: Tammy & Kite (Sydney Fringe Festival, until 17th September)

September 14, 2016

Montague Basement’s Tammy & Kite is something just a little bit special, and a must-see in this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival line-up. This delightful, playful new creation introduces us to sisters Tammy and Kite (and the super-cute Philip the Duck). Through their play, we learn they are best friends, share a love of fart jokes […]

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Theatre Review: Metamorphoses (Sydney Fringe Festival, until 17th September)

September 14, 2016

Talk about a big undertaking! For this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival, Montague Basement has tackled ‘15 books of the finest Latin poetry known to man’, by creating their own adaptation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses. What it lacks in finesse, this production certainly makes up for in entertainment value. Tracing the history of the world, from the […]

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Acclaimed actor John Bell to team up with Tinalley String Quartet for Speak Less Than You Know

September 14, 2016

One of Australia’s most acclaimed actors, John Bell, will be joining the Tinalley String Quartet, for the second concert from the quartet’s 2016 program. The Tinalley String Quartet consists of violinists Adam Chalabi and Lerida Delbridge, violist Justin Williams, and cellist Michelle Wood, and has established itself as one of the finest string quarters of its […]

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Parrtjima – A Festival in Light full program announced

September 14, 2016

Presented by the Northern Territory Government and AGB Events, Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is the first authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind in the world. The huge scale event will illuminate Alice Springs for ten nights this September and October, with a free program of events open to the public, showcasing contemporary […]

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel plan cider street festival for October (Sydney)

September 14, 2016

Now that Spring is here and (hopefully) planning to play nice that team over at chirpy bay-side mansion-like Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel are planning a big cider street festival. Towards the end of October rows of stalls will be set up right along the foreshore to offer food and cider lovers a special one-day showcase […]

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Pei Modern switches up dessert menu for spring (Sydney)

September 14, 2016

Mark Best’s acclaimed Pei Modern Sydney, that stylish open restaurant by the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, has welcomed a new dessert chef into the kitchen. Josephine Pignolet Award recipient Lauren Eldridge, fresh from the kitchen of World’s Best Restaurant Osteria Francescana in Italy, brings her youthful energy to a team that already consists […]

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Sir Chapel Bistro and Brewery to open at Tramsheds (Sydney)

September 14, 2016

Craft beer will be brewed on-site at Sir Chapel, the latest food providore to join the line up for the highly anticipated Tramsheds Harold Park precinct. The new heritage-listed dining destination is just over a week away from finally becoming a reality, ready to offer the likes of Sir Chapel which will be standing alongside […]

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