Day: 30 September 2016

Jack Parsons talks Soft Rock For The Anxious ahead of The Pretty Littles’ upcoming tour!

September 30, 2016

This month, The Pretty Littles are hitting the road with their new album Soft Rock For The Anxious – as their third release, the record is raucous and euphoric. Singles we had heard prior to its release already indicated that the Melbourne group were headed onwards and upwards, but the full record comes together flawlessly. Speaking with frontman Jack Parsons just […]

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7 Unmissable Artists at Austin City Limits 2016!

September 30, 2016

Austin City Limits began as one of the most important television programs spotlighting the greatest music the world had to offer. So the fact it shares its name with one of the biggest music festivals on the planet tells you all you need to know about the magnitude and excellence of Texas’s biggest music festival. […]

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Album News Weekly: 30th September 2016.

September 30, 2016

This week in album news…Simple Minds have announced the release of a new acoustic album, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry’s collaborative project is out now, Honeyblood comes through with Babes Never Die, Jeff Rosenstock pops up with WORRY. and more! SIMPLE MINDS The iconic group have announced a brand new acoustic album, due out for release this […]

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Music Video of the Day: Rachael Yamagata “Let Me Be Your Girl” (2016)

September 30, 2016

Rachael Yamagata has released her new music video for the great “Let Me Be Your Girl”, linking up with Josh Radnor to direct Alison Janney in the official clip. The single, taken from Yamagata’s fourth album, Tightrope Walker, is a moving one and the music video reflects it perfectly. “It represents a woman who’s finding her courage and having her […]

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State of Affairs: Keep Sydney Open installs plaques outside live music venues, Live Nation and Air New Zealand announce new partnership & more!

September 30, 2016

This week in the music industryL Keep Sydney Open garnered wide media attention from all over the country when they partnered with 18 internationally successful homegrown artists to install plaques outside shutdown live music venues across the city, Live Nation and Air New Zealand announced a new partnership, and EMC 2016 announced their first lineup of […]

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8 Stellar Shows to See this October Long Weekend!

September 30, 2016

The long weekend is here and whether you’re looking for a spot to watch the Grand Final go down or somewhere else to kick back, there’s some class shows going down around the country. Have a wander about and pick up some tickets to the below if you’re stuck for things to do… BLEACHED AT THE […]

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Single of the Day: BIRDZ “Black Lives Matter” (2016)

September 30, 2016

BIRDZ is an artist who can’t be getting enough positive attention and praise right now’ off the back of an outstanding appearance at BIGSOUND earlier this month, the Bad Apples Music artist has been making waves throughout the hip hop community this year for forward thinking and earnest lyricism, not to mention a bold approach to bringing […]

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Festival Review: Listen Out – Western Parklands, Perth (25.09.16)

September 30, 2016

It seemed the skies were on our side for the Perth leg of the DANCE worshipping festival that is Listen Out arrived at the new venue of the Western Parklands for its 2016 instalment.  It appeared that storms of any variations, both weather and artists, would not be seen over the weekend.  Boasting the likes […]

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Friday Fresh Five #001: Dream Rimmy, HANNAHBAND, Liv Dawson…

September 30, 2016

It’s Friday. We’re ready for the long weekend. At the end of each week we’re going to be bringing you a short, but sweet round up of some of the tunes we’ve been bumping by artists you may already know, some you may be coming to for the first time. Whatever your vibe is, hopefully […]

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The Veronicas on returning to Singapore and looking ahead to new opportunities

September 30, 2016

With their debut Singapore show in the back and having been welcomed to the country warmly by the fans who had been holding out a visit from The Veronicas for so long, the Origliasso sisters chat with Larry about life in constant commute and their plans to return. “That is definitely the plan, to spend more time […]

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Ben Lee releases new single and announces Australian tour!

September 30, 2016

The man, the legend, the icon of early 2000 indie-folk music. Ben Lee has been living and breathing music for almost 25 years, but don’t think he’s about to stop any time soon. Ahead of his 11th studio album, Freedom, Love, And The Recuperation Of The Human Mind, due for release October 21, Lee has […]

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BADBADNOTGOOD add second Melbourne show due to high demand

September 30, 2016

Ahead of their highly anticipated Australian headline tour, Canadian genre-defying outfit BADBADNOTGOOD have sold out their original Melbourne show and since added a second date for December 12. The band’s fourth studio album, IV, boasts collaborations with Future Island’s Samuel T. Herring, Mick Jenkins as well as Canadian producer Kaytranada. IV has been showered in rave […]

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Lowdown and Australian Price guide revealed for the Asus ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro and ZenBook Flip

September 30, 2016

Asus have launched a new line of slim Laptops designed for an on-the-go lifestyle. The Iris has the low down on each product and how much it will set you back. ZenBook 3 UX390UA  The ZenBook 3 is made for professionals, and comes in Royal Blue and Rose Gold designed for ‘luxury’. The ultra-portable device […]

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The Jewish International Film Festival announces a stellar Australian line-up, opening with critically acclaimed Biopic Denial

September 30, 2016

The Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) has announced it 2016 Australian line-up, featuring 66 international premiere features and 19 documentaries alongside it’s opening and closing films, critically acclaimed Biopic Denial, and provocative documentary The Last Laugh. The festival will also screen the Israeli drama, Sand Storm, winner of Best Film and Best Director at the […]

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Phoenix Wright takes on a new case with the release of Turnabout Time Traveler 3DS DLC

September 30, 2016

Capcom has announced the release of a Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice DLC. The new episode, entitled Turnabout Time Traveler, brings fans back into the world of Phoenix Wright for their latest case, which deals with a time-traveling bride. The full-length downloadable episode takes place after the events of Spirit of Justice. […]

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Win a double pass to see Boys in the Trees in cinemas

September 30, 2016

It’s Halloween 1997 – the last night of high school for Corey, Jango and their skater gang, The Gromits. Childhood is over and adult life beckons. But for Corey, his past has some unfinished business. When he encounters Jonah, a former childhood friend but now victimised by Jango’s cruel streak, Corey takes pity on him […]

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New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows gets TV spin-off

September 30, 2016

New Zealand On Air (NZOA) has announced funding for two exciting television comedy series. A spin off of the critically acclaimed New Zealand vampire mockumentary, What We Do In The Shadow, and Māori sketch comedy, Only In Aotearoa, are expected to make their way to New Zealand screens next year. Paranormal Event Response Unit is conceived by HBO’s […]

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Get Dishonored 2 a day early; watch the new gameplay trailer

September 30, 2016

Bethesda and Arkane Studios have released an impressive new Dishonored 2 Gameplay trailer entitled Kill the Grand Inventor, which shows off some of Emily Kaldwin’s brand new supernatural powers. The studio has also announced that anyone who places a pre-order for Dishonored 2 will receive the game a day before the official worldwide release.  The gameplay trailer gives fans a taste of what […]

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Aussie cinematic release confirmed for South Korean Box office topper The Age of Shadows

September 30, 2016

Madman Entertainment has announced that South Korean Box Office Topper, The Age of Shadows, will make its way to Australian cinemas. The film has seen enormous success since its release in South Korea, earning a cumulative 52 million USD in three weeks, and submission into the 89th annual Academy Awards. Aussies will get the opportunity to […]

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Get your first look at Viola Davis and Denzel Washington’s Oscar contender Fences

September 30, 2016

Set amongst the racial strains of 1950’s Pennsylvania, Fences is making its big screen transition at a time most relevant. The play by August Wilson won both Viola Davis and Denzel Washington Tony Awards back in 2010 and will make it’s cinematic premiere with Washington in the director’s chair. The play almost became a film […]

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John Malkovich and David Lynch create the perfect imbalance for Psychogenic Fugue

September 30, 2016

Where playing a single Lynch role would be enough to stretch any thespian to the point of madness, John Malkovich has decided to take on seven. Granted, they won’t be unfamiliar roles. Malkovich will team with Sandro Miller to create a lasting pastiche of the Twin Peaks’ Log Lady, Blue Velvet’s Frank Booth, Eraserhead’s the […]

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Australian distributor Sharmill Films acquires Lady Macbeth in Toronto

September 30, 2016

Australian distributor Sharmill Films have acquired standout Toronto Film Festival offering Lady Macbeth.  The film is a Gothic tale of a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience in 19th century England. Much like the original Lady Macbeth, her actions leave in their wake a maelstrom of murder, mayhem and mystery on a country estate. […]

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Manhattan Short Finalist, Director Joe D’Arcy, talks Charlie Hebdo, freedom of expression and Whoopi Goldberg

September 30, 2016

In the lead-up to Sydney’s Manhattan Shorts screening, Director Joe D’Arcy of ‘Je suis un Crayon’ (I am a Pencil) talks about his film, Charlie Hebdo, and the Importance of freedom of expression. ‘Je suis un Crayon’ (I am a Pencil)  is a short film inspired by the three million people who marched in support […]

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Film Review: Netflix’s Amanda Knox (USA, 2016) shines a light on trial by media

September 30, 2016

The trailers for the documentary Amanda Knox (which debuts on Netflix in late September) questions whether the eponymous star did or didn’t commit the murder of British exchange student, Meredith Kercher. The crime that occurred in Perugia Italy in 2007 had an investigation that had more holes than a pile of Swiss cheese. This documentary […]

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Virgin Australia launches “Velocity Live” initiative for frequent flyers with Keith Urban Competition

September 30, 2016

This week, Virgin Australia’s loyalty program Velocity announced the launch of yet another initiative to reward their members: Velocity Live. Velocity Live will add offers to live experiences through exclusive event offers and pre-sale tickets. Who can say no to premium seating allocations? And to help kick things off, they’ve enlisted the help of Velocity […]

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Review: Split Flow and Holistic Strata by Hiroaki Umeda – Oz Asia Festival, Adelaide (27.09.16)

September 30, 2016

Split Flow and Holistic Strata are two performances by Japanese choreographer and multidisciplinary artist Hiroaki Umeda. The composing, lighting, choreography and performance are all created by Umeda. Over the last ten years he has toured the world with his subtle yet violent dance pieces. The first piece, Split Flow, is an experiment in expressing velocity […]

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The Walsh Bay Arts Table Dinner returns for seventh year

September 30, 2016

The Walsh Bay Arts Table Dinner is one of Sydney’s premier fundraising events, inviting guests to participate in a unique alfresco dining experience, held in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This year’s theme is If Music Be The Food of Love. Hosted this year by acapella ensemble The Song Company, five stand-out chefs from […]

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Eight Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (October 2016)

September 30, 2016

This Is Not Art This annual tradition of artistic endeavours around Newcastle continues to fascinate with experimental fare new media and art. Over the last few decades TiNA has become one of NSW’s leading regional arts and cultural events, incorporating the National Young Writers’ Festival (NYWF), Crack Theatre Festival and Critical Animals plus some of thier […]

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