Day: 12 October 2016

Watch Neo and Morpheus reunite in the latest teaser for John Wick: Chapter 2

October 12, 2016

Liam Neeson’s endeavour to find his daughter seems almost trivial when compared to the inexorable force of Keanu Reeves as John Wick, seeking vengeance for the murder of his Beagle puppy named Daisy. John Wick will return in 2017 after the original sleeper hit snowballed into one of the most memorable action films of its […]

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Single of the Day: OKBADLANDS “Dust & Gold” (2016)

October 12, 2016

OKBADLANDS have come onto our radar with “Dust & Gold”, a gorgeous new single taken from their forthcoming EP (due out next year). Produced by Max Byrne (Golden Vessel), “Dust & Gold” mixes some stunning and soul-drenched vocals with production that hums and entices the listener. This one isn’t made for a rushed listen; kick back […]

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Elliphant confirms Australian festival sideshows for November

October 12, 2016

Swedish gal of the moment and dynamite performer, Elliphant, will be back in Australia next month for a run of festival dates and now, as we found out, some unmissable headline club shows too! Bringing her debut album LIVING LIFE GOLDEN to Aussie fans, Elliphant will be travelling right round the country when not hitting the festival […]

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Summer MOFO Program welcomes Puscifer, Mike Patton, Peaches and more to Hobart in January

October 12, 2016

Over 200 artists will be flocking to Hobart next January 18th – 22nd for an unforgettable summer MOFO festival program. Curated by Brian Ritchie, the festival this year will see punters challenged by the diversity of productions on show, not to mention will be challenging the artists themselves in bringing some truly eclectic ideas to life. With tickets […]

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WAMAwards nominees and event details revealed!

October 12, 2016

The nominees for the 2016 WAMAwards have been revealed! As part of the 2016 WAMFest, the awards recognise Western Australian artists who have been achieving incredible feats through the year; leading the charge this year is Tired Lion with a total of six nominations. Koi Child follow close behind with five nods, while Hideous Sun Demon, Verge Collection and Rag N’ […]

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Ali Barter, Ecca Vandal, Luke Million & more added to Beyond The Valley 2016!

October 12, 2016

Beyond The Valley just got a little sweeter, with the addition of some of our favourite names to the 2016 bill! Joining the likes of Alex Lahey, Chance The Rapper, Hudson Mohawke and Hermitude this December include Ali Barter, Ecca Vandal and Luke Million. Continuing to prove itself a diverse festival across pop, dance, rock and indie, Beyond The Valley has become a New […]

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Music Video of the Day: Teeth & Tongue “Turn, Turn, Turn” (2016)

October 12, 2016

Teeth & Tongue aren’t favourites of yours yet, you say? Well let Give Up On Your Health fix that right up this week. The band’s new record has been released to much praise and off it, we’ve been able to see how their single “Turn, Turn, Turn” has been given the music video treatment this week. […]

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NGAIIRE to tour Blastoma for a final time this November & December

October 12, 2016

NGAIIRE will be flamin’ on with Blastoma one last time for 2016 before she returns to the studio to work on what’ll easily be one hell of a follow up album, embarking on a three-city tour this November and December. It’s been a stellar year for the Sydney vocalist, with the album breaking NGAIIRE out onto festival and headline […]

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Nick Earls, Holly George-Warren, Hugo Race, Mike Noga among first names revealed for A Rock & Roll Writers Festival in 2017

October 12, 2016

Following on from its successful debut year in Brisbane this year, A Rock & Roll Writers Festival returns in April 2017 – the country’s only literary festival focused on the celebration of the link and relationship between writing and music. Coming to the Old Museum next year, the RRWF will feature a program of acclaimed authors, songwriters, […]

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Let Them Eat Cake 2017 features the likes of ONRA, TOKiMONSTA, Oliver Huntemann and more!

October 12, 2016

And the party continues on 1st January with a stellar lineup of top notch hip hop and electric acts at Let Them Eat Cake in Melbourne. Happening at the sublime gardens at Werribee Mansion which is renowned for its breathtakingly sprawling grounds, Let Them Eat Cake is a spatial journey into the electronic realm. Accompanied […]

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Ricky Wilson takes us behind the new Kaiser Chiefs record, Stay Together!

October 12, 2016

With Stay Together, the Kaiser Chiefs are unleashing upon the world something unlike anything they’ve ever done before. But, as singer Ricky Wilson told me recently, that’s by design. It’s pure pop, as produced by Brian Higgins. But it’s really good pop. You know, an album of songs that sound different but fit together, as opposed to an album […]

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Lisa Mitchell on country town upbringings, cats and Warriors

October 12, 2016

Lisa Mitchell wowed us on Australian Idol at the tender age of 16. Now ten years later, she’s about to release her third album Warriors – a inspired and a reflection on her younger years. I sat down with Lisa and spoke about cats, growing up and country towns.

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Tom Wolfe (Tasmania) & Troy Kemp (Sydney) on This Crazy Life, defining country music and country comradery

October 12, 2016

On the road This Crazy Life tour – I spoke with Tom Wolfe who is headlining with his band The Wolfe Brothers, with the release of their self-titled ARIA-nominated album and Troy Kemp (one half of the award-winning duo, McAlister Kemp and now making a name for himself with his recently released debut solo album, Against the Grain) about […]

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Film Review: Inferno (M15+) (USA, 2016) entertains with a healthy dose of schlocky fun

October 12, 2016

I remember when I first heard of The Da Vinci Code novel by Dan Brown, I couldn’t really understand the hype of it all and how it became a best-seller. The story felt like it was a more mature version of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, since they both involve going on a quest […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The Girl on the Train steams ahead to the top of the ladder

October 12, 2016

With the school holidays winding down this weekend, it seems audiences were more of the MA15+ variety, as The Girl On The Train took top spot with $4 million earned this weekend.  Changing the setting from England to upstate New York, the film’s screen average was among the top 10 so far this year, the best result since Suicide […]

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Brisbane Arts Theatre announces 2017 mainstage and children’s seasons

October 12, 2016

Earlier this week, Brisbane Arts Theatre announced their 2017 run, boasting sixteen shows across their mainstage and children’s seasons. After a sell out run in 2016, Jurassic Park: The Musical will return, alongside other musical productions Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and […]

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Perth’s Black Swan company announces 2017 season

October 12, 2016

Black Swan State Theatre Company have announced their 2017 season, boasting two world premieres, and five plays by Australian playwrights. The 2017 season will see the company farewell Artistic Director of nine years Kate Cherry, who helmed programming for the upcoming productions. Clare Watson will take over the role, beginning her time with the company […]

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A slice of Tasmania is coming to Meat Market South Wharf this month (Melbourne)

October 12, 2016

Tasmania is one of those rites of passage for Australia’s food lovers that’s hard to forget. The produce found throughout the country powers some of the best parts of this country’s great food scene, so it’s always an exciting prospect when a showcase from the apple isle travels up to other states. In this case, […]

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Paramount Pictures put an end to Melbourne’s Ron Burgundy bar before it even pops up

October 12, 2016

Heard about that Ron Burgundy themed pop-up bar taking over Melbourne next week? It was a kind of a big deal, that is until Paramount Pictures threw a trident right through those plans and split them in two. Turns out the film studio, which was behind both the original 2004 film and its sequel, required […]

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Interview: Newtown Locals talk food and drink at the 38th annual Newtown Festival

October 12, 2016

Newtown Locals is a collection of the inner west neighbourhood’s greatest food and drink purveyors, and each year the group comes together at the annual Newtown Festival to offer up special collaborative dishes designed to showcase the communal spirit of the area. Once again, the community cook-offs will aim at providing some much needed funds […]

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Newtown Locals: Hartsyard, Mary’s, Continental Deli and more announce collaborative dishes for Newtown Festival (Sydney)

October 12, 2016

With the 38th annual Newtown Festival coming up the inner-west suburb will once again be witnessing the return of Newtown Locals, a collaborative program from some of the area’s best chefs, restaurateurs and brewers aimed at sharing their love and passion for the famously bohemian neighbourhood. This will be the third year for Newtown Locals, […]

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