Day: 27 September 2016

Live Review: Montaigne + Bec Sandridge – Fat Controller, Adelaide (23.09.16)

September 27, 2016

Montaigne has been one of those artists who, in the past, I’ve approached hesitantly. I could never properly believe that this girl was as big as the hype that followed her. I mean, how could she be? The pedestal she’s been put on by fans and critics alike has been an incredible one. Seeing her […]

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Six reasons you have to head to the Dashville Skyline Festival in the Hunter Valley this weekend

September 27, 2016

This weekend, the annual celebration of Americana, psychedelia and alternative country music returns to the Hunter Valley for the Dashville Skyline Festival. Taking place from September 30th to October 2nd, across the long weekend, the 2nd annual event will see the likes of Brian Cadd, Henry Wagons & The Only Children, The Brothers Comatose, The […]

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Single of the Day: Willow Beats “Dvaraka Pt. II” (2016)

September 27, 2016

Willow Beats have dropped a new single in “Dvaraka Pt. II”, another intriguing and exciting offering from the duo who are currently out on the road for the Listen Out tour. Narayana Johnson and Kalyani Mumtaz have been weaving their magic for some time now but have been continuing to push through in creating some crafty and ethereal tunes. […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Peep Tempel “Rayguns” (2016)

September 27, 2016

We’re still a little while out from The Peep Tempel‘s tour around the country kicks off but goddamn it, talk about a video to keep us going until then. If you haven’t already seen the visuals for “Rayguns”, please just hit play on the link below and do so. While it remains incredibly tongue in cheek, the visceral […]

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Flume unveils new track, “Healer”, for new Keep Sydney Open promo video

September 27, 2016

Just days after 18 plaques were unveiled by Keep Sydney Open to commemorate live music venues and the artists who cut their teeth in gaining invaluable experience on their stages, the anti-lockout law group have followed it up with a new promo video featuring the sounds of one of the city’s favourite exports, Flume. The new video, running […]

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Jeremy Schmidt of Black Mountain talks returning to Australia for Wollongong’s Yours & Owls Festival!

September 27, 2016

Black Mountain‘s keys-man Jeremy Schmidt is excited about the band’s return to Australia this month. It’s been a little while in between drinks and when we caught up recently, the band were getting stuck into the press cycle for their latest album, IV. Having already been through Europe and of course, the US, promoting their fourth studio […]

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Opinion: Ticketmaster condones and legitimises ticket scalping – so why does the industry still use their service?

September 27, 2016

Yesterday, Crowded House tickets went on sale for two very special shows at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their “Farewell” concerts at the same venue – and of course they sold out almost immediately. While organisers were quick to announce a third show (that will go on sale tomorrow at […]

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Tim Nelson from Cub Sport talks gaining confidence, This Is Our Vice & their upcoming Caxton Street show

September 27, 2016

We caught up with Tim Nelson, lead singer of Brisbane band Cub Sport, the other week to chat about their massive return to the music scene with their debut album This Is Our Vice and following tour, as well as their spot at the approaching Caxton Street Festival on in their hometown this weekend. So you’ve […]

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Film Review: The Magnificent Seven (USA, 2016) is not hard to enjoy

September 27, 2016

John Sturges’ 1960 American Western has been polished and updated with a culturally diverse – for the sake of being culturally diverse – cast and a keen eye on box office glory. Antoine Fuqua’s updated version of The Magnificent Seven is a successful outing in this sense, roping in the likes of a sullen Denzel […]

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Roman Polanski’s best coming to ACMI and Palace Cinemas nationwide

September 27, 2016

Acclaimed French-Polish director, Holocaust survivor and controversial figure Roman Polanski has a history of Academy Award winning films and cult classics. Come November ACMI and Palace Cinemas will be honouring Polanski’s extensive oeuvre by bringing ten of his best works to cinemas in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney. Roman: 10 X Polanski will set out […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 27 September – 3 October

September 27, 2016

From the return of Marvel to new Aussie drama, here are seven shows and a movie you can’t miss on TV this week: Tuesday, 27th September Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, 7Flix, 8:30pm AEST Daisy is on a mission to solve a series of killings after she left S.H.I.E.L.D. Wednesday, 28th September Doctor Doctor, Ch 9, 8:40pm […]

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Director of Overtime, Manhattan Short finalist Craig Foster, on creating a werewolf film

September 27, 2016

In the lead-up to Sydney’s Manhattan Shorts screening, Australian Director Craig Foster of horror-comedy Overtime talks about the processes involved in creating a werewolf film. The day-in-the-life style werewolf short Overtime was one of only ten films chosen from around the world as a finalist in the Manhattan Short film festival. The short film, which […]

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Seven reasons HBO’s blockbuster new series Westworld will be TV’s next big addiction

September 27, 2016

From the mind of the late Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park, Andromena Strain) and based on the 1973 film of the same name comes Westworld. Westworld is about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings to make the guests feel as if they are back in the Wild West and it’s HBO’s latest entry to add […]

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Director Billy O’Brien talks about his new film I Am Not A Serial Killer (In Cinemas Thursday)

September 27, 2016

Out on Thursday, the new film I Am Not A Serial Killer has been a hit of festivals around the world throughout the year, including at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. This Thursday the film will enjoy a limited cinematic release around the country. We caught up with the film’s director Billy O’Brien to talk […]

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Blu-Ray Review: X-Men Apocalypse (M) (USA, 2016) drops a packed single disc release

September 27, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse delivers the super fights, the superhero costumes, the supervillain and the super team. But was this latest X-Men film so special that, if it was a person, it would be enrolled at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Yes and no. Mild spoilers ahead. Set in 1983, 10 years after the previous Days of […]

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Sydney artist Mulga talks about his new children’s book Mulga’s Magical Musical Creatures

September 27, 2016

Ahead of the release of his new children’s book Mulga’s Magical Musical Creatures we sat down with Sydney-based street artist, illustrator and poet Mulga (Joel Moore) to find out a little bit more about the new book, how he created those illustrations, and just what makes the perfect children’s book. What was the initial inspiration behind […]

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Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Belvoir achieve gender parity for 2017 season

September 27, 2016

Responding to Women in Theatre & Screen findings from last year, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Belvoir are the only mainstage Sydney theatre companies to have at least 50% of their 2017 season helmed by female writers and directors. DTC also has the distinction of a female majority, with four out of their six productions written […]

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Dan Murphy’s has opened a wine and whisky library in Prahran Arcade (Melbourne)

September 27, 2016

At the beginning of this month, drinks retail giant Dan Murphy’s pushed forward with something a bit different than their usual stores, taking it back to their roots with a dedicated cellar in the iconic Prahran Arcade at 282 Chapel Street. The original site was where Daniel Francis Murphy first birthed the idea for the […]

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Five Points look to L.A and New Orleans for new limited edition burgers (Sydney)

September 27, 2016

Delicious marketing is the best kind of marketing. Want proof? Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are preparing for a trio of Australian home releases for long-running police procedural NCIS – NCIS Season 13, NCIS Los Angeles Season 7 and NCIS New Orleans Season 2 – and for Sydney they’ve decided to do something special. Rather […]

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