Day: 21 September 2016

Live Review: Stonecutters (Night #2) – Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide (17.09.16)

September 21, 2016

It’s rare that you get an event like Stonecutters come through Adelaide with as much gusto as this event has done now, two years running. It’s grown up for 2016, moving to the larger digs of the old Queen’s Theatre and expanded over two nights instead of cramming bands into one. Boasting a line up of […]

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Puscifer bring Money $hot Tour down under in 2017!

September 21, 2016

Wrapping up a huge international tour that saw the six piece play a run of US festivals, Puscifer will return to Australia and New Zealand this summer showcasing their most recent studio album, Money $hot. Bringing with them an impressive production that includes a carefully crafted balance of both visuals and theatre, fans are in […]

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Watch The Griswolds take to US TV, performing “Out Of My Head” on The Today Show

September 21, 2016

The Griswolds will be coming home soon for the Pandora Warehouse party in Sydney this October (find out more about this hectic show HERE), but in the meantime, the boys have continued to make inroads over in the US where they’ve been based for a lot of this year. Appearing on The Today Show in New York City, […]

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Single of the Day: Clap Clap Riot “Help Me” (2016)

September 21, 2016

New Zealanders Clap Clap Riot have doled out a sweet lil number in their latest single, “Help Me”. Taken from their new album, the tune is driven by great rhythm guitars and general rhythm section while the harmonies and vocals are also slick to the ear. If this is the first you’re hearing of the band, […]

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Kira Puru talks new music, identity crises and a busy 2016 of shows and writing!

September 21, 2016

Full disclosure: I have been a huge Kira Puru fangirl for some time now. Her recent work alongside Urthboy in particular has brought the vocalist to the attention of more people in 2016 and rightly so. A powerful presence on stage and on record, Kira’s appearance at BIGSOUND was one I knew I had to jump on. Sitting down […]

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Cub Sport heading out on biggest headline Australian tour to date this October & November

September 21, 2016

Cub Sport aren’t ready to say goodbye to 2016 without giving fans one heck of a party with their biggest headline Aussie tour yet! October and November will see the band hit the road, taking in some U18 dates along with their usual slew of 18+ gigs, making sure fans have as many opportunities as […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Strums “She Only Loves Me ‘Cause I Love The Ramones” (2016)

September 21, 2016

Day drinking and dancing. In Brisbane. This could only be a formula for success, no? The Strums have gone and explored it however, in their new music video for the 1:49 minute romp of a tune, “She Only Loves Me ‘Cause I Love The Ramones”. Supplied with three bottles of vodka, multiple beers and a city ready for […]

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Tour Diary: Hitting Brisvegas and BIGSOUND with Allan Smithy!

September 21, 2016

BIGSOUND brought Sydney’s Allan Smithy to Brisbane with a new live show raring to go, beers to be drunk, games of ping pong and Jenga to be dominated. His music has been a highlight of our year to be listening to and it was great to keep an eye on how well Smithy would go on to be received […]

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Five acts we discovered at Music Matters in Singapore you HAVE to listen to

September 21, 2016

The festival and conference Music Matters, which is held annually in Singapore, is always a fantastic opportunity to discover new music talent from around the world, and this year was no exception. Over 30 bands and artists from 10 countries played across six venues in Singapore last week, and I was lucky enough to head […]

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Album Review: Northeast Party House – Dare (2016 LP)

September 21, 2016

I don’t know about you, but there’s just about nothing better than a party band making party tunes for getting absolutely rattled to on a Saturday night. Having followed the progression of Northeast Party House for the past couple of years, you get the feeling that the lads from NPH enjoy a good party and […]

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Just A Gent (Newcastle) talks Stories To Tell, the production process and future plans!

September 21, 2016

We had a chat with the young local talent that is Just A Gent, or known better to some as Jacob Grant, to get to know the mind inside the suits, how he approaches the electronic production scene and the making of his latest debut EP Stories To Tell. Where did the suit originally come from and […]

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Video Games Review: Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, 2016)

September 21, 2016

GOD, I love the Forza Horizon series. It’s everything I want in a racing game — a balance of work hard/play hard — race now, then go where you like, in whatever car you want and just enjoy the act of doing that. It’s a total breath of fresh air, especially after the endless procession of staid, serious […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Bridget Jones’s Baby becomes fave kid this week

September 21, 2016

In its first full week of release, Bridget Jones’s Baby has nabbed top spot, claiming $3.68 million at the box office.  Only just beating the film at no. 2, the Renee Zellweger flick has also reportedly yielded the lowest screen average (that is, the average amount earned across the number of screens/venues a movie is shown) for a new release at the top […]

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The Screen Music Awards return to Sydney with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen to host

September 21, 2016

The only event to recognise the greatest minds working on music composition for film and television in Australia is set to return in November with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and Andrew Hansen hosting the event for their fifth time. The Screen Music Awards will honour the efforts of Australian composers in 12 genres that include […]

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An exclusive preview of Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary to come to Rivoli Cinemas in October

September 21, 2016

There are few projects that have successfully captured the era of international tension following the Vietnam War and likely none as well as Miss Saigon. The Broadway show that first showed way back in 1991 (making it the 13th longest running Broadway show) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a film production shot in front […]

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Virgin Australia to bring back the Melbourne to LAX route; introduces overnight service from Brisbane

September 21, 2016

Virgin Australia is expanding its international operations in 2017, with the announcement yesterday that the carrier would be re-introducing its Melbourne to Los Angeles route, which was taken away in October 2014 in favour of their Brisbane to Los Angeles service (which at the time was only serviced by Qantas). Since then, Qantas and United […]

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Author Graeme Simsion talks about escaping from IT, The Rosie Project, music & his new novel The Best of Adam Sharp

September 21, 2016

Graeme Simsion had lots of inspiration he could draw upon for the socially-challenged professor character (Don Tillman) in his novel, The Rosie Project. Simsion is a self-confessed “escapee” from the world of IT. For over 30 years he worked with computers and he’s also studied and taught science at University. These experiences have all helped […]

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Grumpy Donuts are giving away free donuts this weekend in Camperdown (Sydney)

September 21, 2016

All has been confirmed; It’s finally happening. What started as an online-only delivery service has rapidly expanded for Grumpy Donuts, now the brand are opening their very first store and they’ll be doing so this Saturday 23rd September. Earlier this month news broke that the adored donut business will be setting up a bricks and […]

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel team with Robert Oatley Wines for spring social dinner (Sydney)

September 21, 2016

Few scenes in Sydney really telegraph spring as much as super-venue Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. The bay-side retreat is a constant source of inspiration for sun-hunting Sydneysiders so when they announce something like a cider street festival or a spring social degustation, we listen. The venue’s kitchen will be welcoming Australia’s legendary NSW growers Robert […]

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Hophaus’ Oktoberfest brings sausages and sausage dogs to Southgate (Melbourne)

September 21, 2016

Melbourne’s Hophaus are getting into the thick of their annual Oktoberfest celebrations, spreading an extended program of German themed events from now until Sunday 23rd October. There’s a whole heap of activities planned like a German degustation dinner with the Head Brewer of Weihenstephaner to the return of the Teckelrennen Annual Daschund Race, which will […]

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Icebergs Dining Room and Bar is turning Japanese for October (Sydney)

September 21, 2016

For four nights – every Tuesday – in October, Bondi icon Icebergs Dining Room and Bar will be doing things a little bit differently. As part of their participation in the annual Good Food Month program, Executive Chef Monty Koludrovic and his handy kitchen team will be blending their Italian influence with Japanese cuisine, even […]

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You can now get Golden Gaytime milkshakes and doughnuts in Australia

September 21, 2016

OTT dessert drinks are here to stay, get used to it. Those who embrace the trend have been one-upping each other for awhile now, and legendary queue magnet Burgers By Josh may have just won the game by introducing an alcoholic Golden Gaytime milkshake to the burger joint’s menu at The Annandale. Though a spiked […]

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