Day: 11 October 2016

SA’s Here’s To Now Festival unveils 2017 lineup; Koi Child, 30/70, The Transatlantics & more to play!

October 11, 2016

Picture it. You’ve got views of some of the best wine country South Australia has to offer (outside the Barossa, of course), some of Adelaide’s best foodies providing delectable eats and a stage that has an eclectic line up of live music taking you through a summer’s afternoon right into the warm night time. This […]

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Five reasons we wish we were at Desert Trip (aka “Oldchella”) this past weekend

October 11, 2016

Last weekend saw the first weekend of the highly anticipated classic rock wet-dream that is Desert Trip. You may also know it by it’s popular colloquial name – “Oldchella”. Here are the top five reasons that we are drooling at the mouth ahead of being on the ground for Weekend Two! Money talks After years […]

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Matthew McConaughey introduces Willie Nelson as Mumford & Sons and LCD Soundsystem close Austin City Limits

October 11, 2016

It would be hard to imagine Austin City Limits ending any more perfect than how the 15th edition went out Sunday night. The day’s lineup was just as diverse as the first two days featuring up and coming hip hop artists, rock and funk bands and massive headliners but it was the presence of Austin’s […]

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The Jezabels return in pitch-perfect show at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

October 11, 2016

Over the weekend, The Jezabels returned to Sydney for their first major hometown show in quite some time; their first non-secret headline show off the back of their brilliant LP SYNTHIA. Eight songs featured from the record as they performed for nearly two hours on the iconic Enmore Theatre stage. With the main set bookended […]

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Single of the Day: Polographia ft. Looks Fade “Feels Alright” (2016)

October 11, 2016

Sydney duo Polographia have linked up with Looks Fade for a cool as hell new tune in “Feels Alright” – a fairly appropriate title for the single that is sure to work its way onto multiple playlists this summer. Taken from the group’s new eponymous EP, “Feels Alright” is a dabble in 90’s nostalgia as Polographia work their […]

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Amanda Palmer returns to Australia with brand new live show this December!

October 11, 2016

Amanda Palmer is due to return to Australia at the end of the year, armed with a swag of tunes ready for the piano and uke. Spending the holidays out this way and taking in multiple headline shows at The Gasometer in Melbourne, Adelaide’s Her Majesty’s Theatre, Canberra and festivals around the country through into March, […]

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Michael Kiwanuka announces Sydney and Melbourne headline shows for April!

October 11, 2016

Michael Kiwanuka stunned crowds at Splendour this year with cuts from his acclaimed new album Love & Hate, so we’re stoked to see he’s going to be returning for Bluesfest next year! This week, the Londoner announced a couple of exclusive sideshows to accompany his April trip Down Under, with Melbourne and Sydney scoring some dates […]

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Music Video of the Day: Mid Ayr “Vampires” (2016)

October 11, 2016

You’ll be able to see Mid Ayr out on the road soon as they tour with Olympia and hit the stage at a few festivals on the east coast but in the meantime, we need to talk about the band’s new music video. The visuals for the trio’s latest single “Vampires” has seen Mid Ayr get together […]

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Stomachaches, Parachutes and The Black Parade: 15 minutes with Frank Iero.

October 11, 2016

Outside The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel in Adelaide, there is already a line of teenagers and fans in their 20’s building for Frank Iero. While there are still a few hours until doors open, some of these fans have been camped outside the venue since the early hours of the morning. Inside the front bar, some have […]

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Live Review: Chastity Belt + Loose Tooth + Baby Blue – The Curtin, Melbourne (07.10.16)

October 11, 2016

It was affirming to see that the room was already mostly filled when first act Baby Blue took to the stage, opening the night. Baby Blue brought a dreamy indie pop-rock that danced between decidedly 60s sounds, as well as moments nearly reminiscent of Major Leagues. Fronted by Rhea Caldwell’s unique voice, we were taken across a […]

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Album Review: St.Paul and the Broken Bones – Sea of Noise (2016 LP)

October 11, 2016

St. Paul and the Broken Bones know how to bring it. I saw them earlier in the year when they toured on Bluesfest, and their Sydney sideshow was just one of those sets you had to see to fully understand and appreciate. For a band to play such a polished set, you could easily think […]

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Sydnee Carter on new music and performing in Singapore for the first time at Music Matters!

October 11, 2016

While out in Singapore for Music Matters in September, Larry sat down with Perth musician and songwriter Sydnee Carter. It’s been a big year for the songstress, who has been working on her new EP and locking down as many shows as possible, with this recent stop in Singapore being one of the clear highlights. “I’m looking […]

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Thaddeus Anna Greene talk shop as new EP Bleed celebrates its release!

October 11, 2016

Josh gets to know some more about US blues rock group Thaddeus Anna Greene, the Cleveland band who are currently celebrating the release of their new EP Bleed. Since forming in 2010, the band has been causing impressive amounts of buzz in the US and come to us fresh with this new music in tow – find […]

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Here’s everything we know about the cast & crew for Superman prequel Krypton

October 11, 2016

Audiences are poised to learn more about the lineage of the Man of Steel than they ever have before if Krypton can fulfill its premise. The Syfy TV series, which was first announced in 2014, has been slowly building momentum over the years and has now finally released a full cast of recognizable faces. Syfy […]

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Watch the first official trailer for Stephen Gaghan and Matthew McConaughey’s Gold

October 11, 2016

Matthew McConaughey has transformed again in the first official trailer for Gold. After shedding almost 21kg’s for Dallas Buyers Club McConaughey returns to screens as an older, rounder version of himself (a little bit Christian Bale in American Hustle) to take on the role of Kenny Wells, a down on his luck prospector. When Wells […]

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Noel Fielding to intro Steve Oram’s AAAAAAAAH! at a special screening and Q&A in Melbourne

October 11, 2016

Monster Pictures, in conjunction with Lido Cinemas, are set to present a special Friday Fright Nights screening of Steve Oram’s bizarre and twisted film AAAAAAAAH! The special screening will feature a  video intro by co-star Noel Fielding from The Mighty Boosh, followed by a Skype Q&A with writer/director Steve Oram and Melbourne-based lead actress Lucy Honigman will be there in person. AAAAAAAAH! follows […]

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Watch director Craig Rasmus explore micro-nations in Atlantium: The Smallest Country In Australia

October 11, 2016

Sydney Director Craig Rasmus has release a short documentary entitled Atlantium: The Smallest Country In Australia which explores micro-nation founder and Emperor of Atlantium George II. The focus of director Craig Rasmus’ film lies in the true story of George, and his journey to become the founder of the second largest micro-nation in the world […]

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Indigenous AFL comedy The Warriors to hit ABC next year

October 11, 2016

ABC TV, Screen Australia and Film Victoria have announced that filming has commenced in Melbourne on The Warriors , a provocative new Indigenous comedy drama series. Created by Tony Briggs (The Sapphires) and Robert Connolly (Paper Planes, Barracuda), The Warriors is set in the world of Australian Rules Football. It explores the elite world of professional sport […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 11 – 17 October

October 11, 2016

Welcome to a brand new week. With more shows returning and starting, your week will be a TV-fest. Here are our picks… Tuesday, 11 October Supergirl, Fox8, 8:50pm AEST Our superheroine has a family reunion with her famous cousin but it’s not a typical reunion. Superman arrives to help her fight a new threat to […]

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Our Hands-On with Dishonored 2 leaves us confident of a richer, tighter sequel

October 11, 2016

Blinking about the world of Dishonored 2, I immediately fell into the rhythm of its 2012 predecessor. The slice of gameplay I got to explore was intriguing to say the least. My target: “Grand inventor of The Duke” and creator of the Clockwork soldier Kirin Jindosh. The hostage: Royal Physician Anton Sokolov. Inside the clockwork […]

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Melbourne’s Monster Fest announces first wave of Feature Film titles

October 11, 2016

Following the announcement of Monster Fest’s Gory opening film RAW, the Melbourne festival has announced its first wave of feature titles, including, the Australian Premiere of action drama Free Fire, and homicidal horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe.  As well as the world premiere of comedy horror Mondo Yakuza,  and a digital restoration of the […]

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Westworld Season 1, Episode 2 “Chestnut” – Here’s what you missed!

October 11, 2016

The second episode of HBO’s exciting and groundbreaking new series Westworld, “Chestnut” screened on Monday, and despite a few nuances it picks up perfectly where the previous episode dropped us off. We are given two new guests to the park in the form of Logan played by Ben Barnes (Narnia and Stardust) and William played […]

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Film Review: Joe Cinque’s Consolation (Australia, 2016) is an intense and poetic look at a horrific crime

October 11, 2016

Joe Cinque’s Consolation is a film that throws up a lot of questions. How much responsibility should society accept in a murder trial? Is a murder a preventable death? To what extent can we describe an inexplicable crime? This Australian film is based on some true events and is adapted from Helen Garner’s award-winning true […]

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TV Review: Divorce or: No Sex in the City (Starts Wednesday on Showcase)

October 11, 2016

Did you ever wonder what would become of Sex and the City‘s Carrie Bradshaw had she moved to the suburbs, popped out two children, and wound up married to a man she no longer loves and has “literally nothing to say” to? Well, HBO’s latest offering Divorce may just be for you then. Given that […]

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Film Review: Jim: The James Foley Story (USA, 2016) tugs at your heartstrings

October 11, 2016

Most people were introduced to James “Jim” Foley when he appeared in a bright orange jumpsuit and reports (and video) confirmed that he had been the first American citizen to be murdered by ISIS. It was a moment where the Islamic State had stripped away his humanity and reduced Foley to a casualty. In the […]

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Miles Merrill talks the art of performing prose ahead of Story Fest

October 11, 2016

Writers’ Festivals are growing exponentially with quite a flurry. While you have the big guns out there, many other fascinating festivals bubble under the literature surface. One of those festivals is Story Fest – a festival focusing all on the performative aspect of art, as opposed to the written word. Director of the festival Miles […]

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First artists for inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art 2017 announced

October 11, 2016

A major partnership between the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, The National: New Australia Art is a six year initiative, dedicated to presenting the latest and greatest contemporary Australian art. Exhibitions will take place in 2017, 2019, and 2021. Ahead of the full artist reveal on December 1st, […]

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Whitney Houston musical The Bodyguard to tour Australia in 2017

October 11, 2016

Based on the 1992 smash hit movie of the same name, The Bodyguard will kick off its Australian tour in Sydney next April. Former secret service agent Frank Farmer (played on screen by 90s heartthrob Kevin Costner) is assigned bodyguard duty, protecting superstar Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) from a stalker. After some initial head butting, […]

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KitKat are launching a permanent chocolate store in Melbourne this month

October 11, 2016

After successful pop ups last year in Sydney and Melbourne, KitKat have unveiled plans for their first ever permanent store in Australia. The KitKat Chocolatory will be a DIY dessert store in Melbourne Central, designed so customers can create their own personalised KitKat among other treats like exclusive flavours and handcrafted chocolates. Melbourne street artist […]

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Cafe Paci chef brings Darlinghurst a new pop up restaurant with Classico Moderno (Sydney)

October 11, 2016

The Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy is about to see a major champion with new Sydney pop-up restaurant Classico Moderno, a concept from young local chef Bryan Gerlini who is determined to showcase the best of his home and its classic cuisine. Aside from being the founding Head Chef of Leichhardt’s excellent Capriccio Osteria, Gerlini […]

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