Day: 3 October 2016

Video Games Interview: Playground Games’ Mike Brown talks Forza Horizon 3

October 3, 2016

One of many developers in Australia for Xbox FanFest and EB Expo over the weekend, Mike Brown is the senior game designer at Playground Games, developer of the recently released Forza Horizon 3. We were able to chat to Mike about the game’s Gold Coast setting, its new features and what’s in store for fans post-launch.

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Bert McCracken of The Used on 15 years of music & upcoming Australian anniversary tour!

October 3, 2016

Fifteen years after penning the lyrics to “Maybe Memories” The Used frontman Bert McCracken is living his dream of making music and playing it on the road. Whether his dream included that The Used would go on to amass a fiercely passionate international fan base and that those shows would be sold-out, or that one […]

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Pixies add second and final Melbourne show to March Australian tour run!

October 3, 2016

Melbourne Pixies fans rejoice! The band has confirmed a second and final date in the city as part of their March Australian tour. The gigs will be the band’s first in Melbourne in six years, seeing them take to the Margaret Court Arena. Pixies have of course been celebrating the release of their new album Head Carrier […]

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Camp Cope to play final show for 2016 at the Northcote Social Club this December

October 3, 2016

The Camp Cope legends have announced that their final show for the year will be a party at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club – definitely one not to be missed. Come December 17th, the girls will be hitting the stage alongside Harmony and Two Steps on the Water to celebrate what has been one hell of a year of shows and […]

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On the Road: Jordie Lane takes us through AmericanaFest 2016!

October 3, 2016

The annual AmericanaFest has become a mammoth event on the US music calendar, with a wide range of artists hitting Nashville for a SXSW-style celebration of everything Americana, country and all else that draws itself under the banner. Out in Nashville with his new album GLASSELLLAND, Jordie Lane immersed himself in AmericanaFest for the first time in a […]

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Solange unveils music videos for “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes In The Sky” from A Seat At The Table

October 3, 2016

Last Friday, Solange released her highly anticipated new album, A Seat At The Table. The 21 track record, accompanied by an e-book, has already been reaping in the praise and today, she’s shared two official music videos to bolster the great vibes surrounding the follow up to 2012’s True. The music videos, co-directed by Solange and her husband, […]

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Music Video of the Day: Cameron Avery “Ces’t Toi” (2016)

October 3, 2016

The now LA-based Perth native Cameron Avery has a new music video doing the rounds, this time for the dreamy, yet charged up single “Ces’t Toi”. Directed by Mike Bennett and Nathan Lewis (the Joy Collective), we see Avery perform the tune, written about ‘the last time he fell in love’. Recorded with Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Elvis Costello), Avery’s vocals are a […]

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Fine Arts, Best Comedy and Artisan ARIA Award nominees announced!

October 3, 2016

We’re entering ARIA Award territory for another year, with the first round of nominees (Fine Arts, Artisan and Best Comedy) being announced, the winners to be announced at the official ARIA Nominations Event in Sydney this Wednesday. Already, Flume and The Avalanches have had their latest records recognised across all three artisan categories, an impressive indicator of […]

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Live Review: City Calm Down + Middle Kids + Ali Barter – 170 Russell (28.09.16)

October 3, 2016

Supporting last year’s extremely successful debut LP In A Restless House, City Calm Down seem more at home than ever. Straight off the line up from Splendour in the Grass, the electronic-rock band excitably rounded out their month of touring with a string of homegrown gigs at Melbourne’s own 170 Russell. Although a gradual crowd welcomed City Calm […]

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The Iris’ EB Games Expo 2016 Awards

October 3, 2016

PlayStation’s VR is almost ready to be unleashed on a public that largely has very little idea of what awaits them. That idea became a little clearer after EB Expo though, one of the general public’s first real chances to go hands-on with this beautiful piece of immersive tech, with a handful of demos designed […]

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It’s Finn-ished: Adventure Time to come to an end in 2018

October 3, 2016

Prepare to say goodbye to the Land of Ooo and all it’s inhabitants – in case you haven’t heard, sad news has emerged over the weekend that beloved cartoon and pop-culture phenomenon Adventure Time will be coming to an end in the near future. Cartoon Network announced Adventure Time will air it’s final season in […]

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Review: Side Show is filled with some freakishly good voices – Hayes Theatre Co, Sydney (Performances until 16th October)

October 3, 2016

You can always rely on Hayes Theatre Co to bring the shows that you’ve always wanted to see but know in your heart that they’ll be a tough bring. Side Show is precisely one of these shows- with its big number “Who Will Love Me As I Am” and its notable conjoined twin role, it’s a rarely-performed […]

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Sokyo’s Chase Kojima to serve premium rice burgers at new casual restaurant (Sydney)

October 3, 2016

Award-winning Japanese chef Chase Kojima, he who has turned Sokyo into one of the best in Sydney and has opened the equally fantastic Kiyomi on the Gold Coast, has announced that he’ll be moving into something a bit more casual for his third venture, Gojima. Opening up opposite Momofuku Seiobo at The Star, Gojima will […]

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Opera Bar plans special long lunch for Good Food Month (Sydney)

October 3, 2016

Browsing the stacked program for Sydney’s Good Food Month will bring you across some pretty lavish, ambitious events, but pay just as much attention to the simple ones – they’re usually the highlights after the month-long festival of exploring the city’s best through eating and drinking is said and done. An example of such a […]

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Review: Sugarcane – Coogee (Sydney)

October 3, 2016

After years of standing tall as a Surry Hills favourite, Sugarcane has uprooted and opened as a beachside retreat in Coogee. Chef Milan Strbac realised the sea change earlier this year, bringing the sunny suburb his energetic, Asian menu but kicking things up a bit, complementing Milan’s Thai-heavy style with other South East Asian cuisines, […]

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Review: Four in Hand by Guillaume – Paddington (Sydney)

October 3, 2016

Few chefs in Australia command the type of ohhs and ahhs that regularly surround Guillaume Brahimi and everything he does. The man has not only become synonymous with the type of culinary mastery one would find at his eponymous fine-dining restaurant in Paddington, but proven his versatility over recent years with his more accessible Bistro […]

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