Day: 20 September 2016

Birds of Tokyo debut heavier new material from Brace at secret set at Carriageworks in Sydney

September 20, 2016

A week ago we music journalists received something of a mysterious email, promising a special Birds of Tokyo performance in Sydney. The venue and details would be revealed on the day, but we were promised the intimate show would be our first chance to hear some of the Australian rock group’s latest material. This morning, […]

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Music Video of the Day: SOHN “Signal” (2016)

September 20, 2016

Directed by and starring Milla Jovovich, SOHN‘s latest single now has one hell of a music video to accompany. “Signal” marks Jovovich’s directorial debut; the clip being delivered in monochrome through one continuous shot. Working together on the clip’s concept, the visuals are striking and beautiful. It’s an evocative snapshot that captures the vibe of “Signal” itself, […]

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Live Review: Stonecutters (Night #1) Queens Theatre, Adelaide (16.09.16)

September 20, 2016

Adelaide’s hard rocking mini festival Stonecutters returned for its second year, boasting a colossal line-up of the loudest and loosest bands going around. Held over two days in Adelaide’s Queen’s Theatre, the gathering doubled in size since its last romp, playing host to local, national and international bands. Local lads Larsen kicked off night one, […]

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Behind The Scenes: Recording “Red Or White” & “Dolewave” with West Thebarton Brothel Party

September 20, 2016

West Thebarton Brothel Party have been on their ‘Four More Years’ tour since the beginning of the month, bringing hectic singles “Red Or White” and “Dolewave” to life alongside a now-beloved swag of music down the east coast. Having just played Adelaide mini-fest Stonecutters over the weekend, the seven-piece have this week off the prepare for […]

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B Wise on introducing himself through his debut EP Semi Pro & not compromising his style for anyone

September 20, 2016

Meeting up with Sydney hip hop artist B Wise for a chat at BIGSOUND was a bit of a highlight for us. Having been supporters of this guy’s music back in the early days of his career, to be able to nab some of his time ahead of what would wind up being an extremely well-received live showcase in […]

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Briggs, Zola Jesus, Tkay Maidza & more to speak at Face The Music in Melbourne

September 20, 2016

The 2016 Face The Music conference has announced its second speaker announcement following on from a strong initial reveal including the likes of Robert Forster, Ricki Astin, Zan Rowe and Anthony Fantano. Taking place at the State Library Victoria during Melbourne Music Week this November, Face The Music co-programmers Ash Sambrooks and Zac Abroms have today announced the following artists and industry figures will also be joining the event […]

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Album Review: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree (2016 LP)

September 20, 2016

Sometimes a piece of art becomes so intertwined with a contemporaneous event that true, unbiased analysis becomes impossible. Just as Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was erroneously seen as a response to 9/11, and Bowie’s Blackstar became his swansong, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ Skeleton Tree comes in the wake of a tragedy. Halfway through the writing of the album’s material, Cave’s teenage son died in […]

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Ben David of The Hard Aches (Adelaide) on touring, new EP I Freak Out and more!

September 20, 2016

Hailing from Radelaide, The Hard Aches are a pair of dudes who’ve been voraciously touring across the country for the past few years. With honest lyrics and insatiable live energy, the duo are picking up acclaim from both Australia and abroad, ahead of their anticipated EP, I Freak Out. We caught up with Ben David, […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Check out this brand new art from Dishonored 2

September 20, 2016

With Dishonored 2 only a month-and-change away, the glimpses we’re getting of the game are becoming more and more enticing — from Korvo and Emily’s stealth and combat prowess, the world and, now, art. Hit the jump for your first look at the art of Karnaca, the city in which Dishonored 2 is set.

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Marvel’s iconic Ghost Rider is set to hit The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in newly released sneak peek

September 20, 2016

Things are starting to ramp up on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, with news of Ghost Rider joining the cast. In this small snippet below we see the ‘Spirit of Vengeance’ suiting up and putting his Dodge Charger to work. This isn’t Johnny Blaze I might add, the original stuntman who donned the fiery skull, but […]

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The 2016 Travelling Film Festival has announced its programs for Mackay and Toowoomba

September 20, 2016

Sydney Film Festival’s 2016 Travelling Film Festival is returning to Toowoomba and Mackay this October with a fantastic selection of international cinema and festival favourites. A program of nine films (eight features and one documentary) has been announced for Toowoomba. The program includes Festival favourites Elvis & Nixon starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon, Sydney Film Festival’s […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 20 – 26 September

September 20, 2016

From Poldark (Pictured) to Scream Queens and everything in between, here’s what you should be watching on Australian free-to-air TV and Foxtel this week: Tuesday The Case of: JonBenet Ramsey, Ch 9, 8:40pm AEST Approaching  20 years, the unsolved murder case of the child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey is re-open. Wednesday Scream Queens, Ch 10, […]

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Video Games Review: Just Sing (PS4, 2016)

September 20, 2016

Just Sing is the latest entry in the storied genre of video games that involves singing at your television and have it grade your abilities with cold, unfeeling science. Singstar dominated the genre (and sales charts) back in the PS2 era, but no karaoke game since has managed to crack the code the way Singstar did. Just Sing gives it […]

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Stream full performances from The Australian Ballet with Ballet TV

September 20, 2016

A new streaming service from The Australian Ballet will allow audiences to watch performances as many times as they like over a 30 day period. Ballet TV offers a collection of free to watch clips and videos, including rehearsal footage, interviews, behind the scenes insights, trailers, and artistic showcases. Now, for an $8 fee, viewers […]

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Parody Graeme of Thrones scores the ultimate cast member – an actor from Game of Thrones!

September 20, 2016

Michael Condron, who played Bowen Marsh in HBO’s Game of Thrones, will join the cast of parody show Graeme of Thrones for its Brisbane Powerhouse run later this year. Graeme of Thrones producer Alex Jarrett says: “Condron might have been one of Jon Snow’s killers in Season 5, and was then killed by Jon Snow […]

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Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards announces 2016 winners

September 20, 2016

To cap off yet another busy Bar Week, the industry came together last night at the 16th annual Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards to celebrate the past 12 months of outstanding bars across Australia. Always an authoritative lens through which to examine the massive scale of quality bars across the country, the awards ceremony celebrated […]

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Cake Bake and Sweets show announces 2016 line up (Melbourne)

September 20, 2016

Slide into a world of sugary, over-the-top cakes and chocolate sculptures this October at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre because the Cake Bake and Sweets show has announced it’s yearly return. For three sweet days – 21st to 23rd October – the massive space will host home bakers, food-lovers, dessert enthusiasts, and some of Australia’s […]

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Food Truck Park plans three-day fried chicken festival for November (Melbourne)

September 20, 2016

From Roadrunner Fried Chicken to Korean Fried Chicken Truck, there are plenty of mobile food vendors in Melbourne who dabble heavily in the art of fried chook. It’s about time some grease-loving geniuses rounded all those trucks together for one very big, super crispy festival. The folks behind Preston’s The Food Truck Park are those […]

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A look inside Tramsheds Harold Park: what to eat and drink at the new Sydney destination

September 20, 2016

The intersection of Glebe and Annandale, at the Northern End of the Harold Park development is where Sydneysiders will find that the historic 1904 Rozelle Tram Depot has been gutted, restored, and turned into an impressively slick European-style dining hall. It’s part of a huge redevelopment of the area by Mirvac, and one of the […]

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The Grounds of Alexandria are opening a new site on the lower north shore (Sydney)

September 20, 2016

It’s the dining oasis hidden in Alexandria that has pretty much become a suburb of its own. The Grounds of Alexandria remains one of the brightest beating hearts of Sydney’s cultural scene, consistently attracting sizable crowds of all-ages to play around in the garden, relax in the atrium, and make pig noises at heavy-set superstar […]

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Time Out Melbourne Food Awards 2016 winners announced

September 20, 2016

As award season for the Australian food scene continues, the Time Out Melbourne Food Awards have announced who they have celebrated above all others this year. Melbourne’s best restaurants, cafes, and food trucks have been named across 14 different categories, exploring all levels of dining in the world’s most liveable city to arrive at the […]

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The Streets of Barangaroo: here’s what to expect from the waterfront precinct (Sydney)

September 20, 2016

With the successful Wulugul Pop Up at Barangaroo winding down in August everything seems to be moving into place for The Streets of Barangaroo to truly spring to life. Over the next few months Sydney is going to start to see the permanent bars, restaurants, and retailers who will making up the character of this […]

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