Day: 17 October 2016

The Who, Roger Waters and anti-Trump propaganda brings Desert Trip to an end

October 17, 2016

The classic rock mecha that is Desert Trip came to an end tonight with weekend two sets by The Who and Roger Waters. As the orange moon rose dramatically quickly from behind the mountain range beside the stage, The Who shredded a two hour set that was identical to last weekend. Pete Townshend alerted the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Kid Cudi “Frequency” (2016)

October 17, 2016

Kid Cudi‘s new music video for “Frequency” comes in hot, directed by Cudi himself and produced by DANYI DEATS. Signifying a new phase for the hip hop favourite, “Frequency” has become a strong favourite with fans. The clip itself is dark and say; bodies writhe and aerial performers twist in the shadows. Check it out below! […]

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Blood Orange, Big Scary, My Disco and more confirmed for Sugar Mountain 2017

October 17, 2016

Sugar Mountain has delivered a stomper line up for 2017 proving once more its status as one of the country’s best celebrations of new music and art from around the world. Names like Blood Orange, Big Scary, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Pantha Du Prince immediately jumped out as must-sees, especially considering this Melbourne date is to be Blood Orange’s only […]

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Goin’ Down in the DM’s (…and everywhere else): How social media has taken fan obsession too far

October 17, 2016

Back in August, Melbourne photographer and stylist Michelle Pitiris became the target of online vitriol from The 1975‘s fan base, stemming from a simple request for photography credit. Having toured with the UK band on two of their Australian tours, Pitiris, or as known on Instagram as @sheisaphrodite, became a well known name for her official photos for the […]

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Our five favourite performances at the 15th Annual Austin City Limits Festival

October 17, 2016

As Austin returns back to normal following the 15th annual Austin City Limits Festival, we reflect on our favourite performances of the second weekend of the event. The two-weekender festival continues to stand out as one of the best in the world (read our official recap) and while there were many highlights, here are our top […]

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From hardcore punk to indie and back: Walter Schreifels on what keeps him making music

October 17, 2016

Walter Schreifels is a name who would make any fan of punk, hardcore or alternative rock light up. Cutting his teeth on New York’s hardcore circuit during the mid to late 80’s, his role in bands including  Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Quicksand and Youth Of Today propelled Schreifels to legend status both on stage and behind the desk as a producer. Out in […]

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Single of the Day: APES “If You Want It” (2016)

October 17, 2016

Finally, finally, APES are back with some new music in “If You Want It”. Officially released today, the single earned its premiere on triple J recently and off the back of some impressive BIGSOUND appearances this year, the Ballarat boys have really come storming back onto our radars strong. After touring surrounding their debut EP Helluva wound down, APES went back into […]

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Rockstar releases second new teaser image for possible Red Dead Redemption sequel

October 17, 2016

Following on from their surprise logo reveal yesterday, Rockstar Games have released a second teaser image via their social media accounts overnight, all but confirming a sequel to their 2010 surprise hit Red Dead Redemption.

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Sydney to get their first chance to play Resident Evil VII: Biohazard at Insert Coin(s)’ “Halloween Spooktacular”

October 17, 2016

Movement Sydney will be presenting Insert Coin(s)’s very first Halloween Party Halloween Spooktacular, on the day of Count Dracula’s Birth. The event promised to scare with a special showcase of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, gruesome horror installations, and some “killer” DJ’s (DJ Levins and Glenn B Trippin). Fans will get their first chance to play Resident Evil […]

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The premiere date for Australia’s very own Whose Line is it Anyway? has been set

October 17, 2016

Foxtel has announced that Australia’s own version of the beloved UK and US series Whose Line is it Anyway? will premiere November 27, hosted by Aussie Television presenter and comedian Tommy Little. As announced earlier in the year, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Australia will welcome seven prominent comedy stars to their cast, including, Rhys Darby (Hunt […]

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Winners of the 49th annual Australian Writers’ Guild awards announced; ABC Thriller The Code makes history

October 17, 2016

ABC Cyber-thriller, The Code, steals the show at the 49th annual Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, becoming the only series in history to take home two Major Awards for both its seasons. More than twenty-five Australians were honoured at this year’s award show, which was hosted by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow. Leading Australian screenwriter, Shelley Birse, […]

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Dungog Festival reveals its full film line-up with restored Cult Classic StarStruck, and announces $20,000 Metro Screen scholarship

October 17, 2016

The Hunter Valley Dungog Festival has announced its full film program two weeks ahead of its launch. The festival will feature a restored screening of Australian 1982 cult classic StarStruck, as well as a series of short film screenings, a short film competition, and announcement about two new Metro Screen Scholarships. Stage and screen designer, […]

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Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Doctor Who stars join Supernova’s Brisbane and Adelaide 2016 line-up

October 17, 2016

Australia’s home grown comic-con, Supernova Pop Culture Expo, has announced a superstar line-up for Brisbane and Adelaide this year. The 2016 line-up will see exciting guest appearances from stars of our most beloved geeky films and television shows including, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Suicide Squad and Back to The Future. Natalia Tena […]

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Square Enix announces new Final Fantasy XIV expansion, StormBlood, and reveals new trailer

October 17, 2016

Square Enix has announced a new expansion, StormBlood, for the popular online RPG Final Fantasy XIV. The announcement was made during the sold-out player’s event, Las Vegas Fan Festival, where Director and Producer Naoki Yoshida took the stage to present a new trailer and reveal exciting details about the expansion, which is expected to be […]

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Video Games Review: F1 2016 (PS4, 2016)

October 17, 2016

Alright, look. I’m going to level with you right away: I don’t know anything about Formula 1 racing. Why then, you might ask, am I the one reviewing the year’s premiere F1 title? The short answer is because I like throwing myself into games I don’t have a frame of reference for and seeing if they surprise […]

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Film Review: Alex Gibney’s Zero Days (USA, 2016) is a terrifying and slick documentary

October 17, 2016

Imagine a scenario where a computer virus has the ability to affect a country’s power supply. It sounds like the plot of a thrilling, science fiction film. It is frightening to think that this could be the future of cyberwarfare, especially when one considers this in light of the Stuxnet event. Zero Days is a […]

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Win a double pass to see CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus

October 17, 2016

Producers of the biggest-selling magic show The Illusionists have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers of War Horse to present a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular, CIRCUS 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus. CIRCUS 1903 stars the largest-ever performing African elephant (and her calf) along with a unique cast of the world’s most amazing and […]

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Cocktail Recipe: Viniq-ly Chic

October 17, 2016

Shimmery purple tinged liqueur Viniq launched in Australia earlier this year, bringing an interesting new product to the shelves, one which is made by fusing premium Vodka and moscato, and fruity notes like peach, citrus, berry, and hints of orange blossom. For Australian cocktail culture, a new liqueur such as this is like a shiny […]

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Tella Balls Dessert Bar opens near Fox Studios, plans third cafe in Concord (Sydney)

October 17, 2016

And to think this growing empire built on sugar and sweets started when one man decided to put a doughnut on top of a milkshake and send it out via Instagram. Aki Daikos, co-owner of the flagship Tella Balls Dessert Bar in Sydney’s Dulwich Hill, who along with business partner Simon Kappatos, has watched his […]

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Tramsheds have announced their very first artisan markets (Sydney)

October 17, 2016

It has now been a few weeks since Tramsheds Harold Park opened to the public, a new and unique European inspired dining hall in the historic Rozelle Tram Depot that has proved to be a massive hit with visitors. The food and dining precinct has quickly become one of the it destinations in Sydney, bolstered […]

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Scott Pickett has opened a deli and rotisserie at Queen Victoria Market (Melbourne)

October 17, 2016

Melbourne’s quintessential Queen Victoria Market has welcomed a deli and rotisserie from Estelle chef Scott Pickett, realising a life long dream for the renowned chef and restaurateur and bringing a high quality offering to the iconic marketplace. Pickett’s Deli & Rotisserie is a European-styled deli which is open for hungry market goers through the week, […]

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Carlingford’s Pizza Fresh Co pushes for DIY pizza with a broad range of toppings (Sydney)

October 17, 2016

Feel like a pizza topped with ribs, brisket and poached egg? Head west to the Sydney suburb of Carlingford and you’ll find Pizza Fresh Co, a brand new pizzeria unafraid to break tradition and think outside of what one would usually see heating up in the oven. The team behind it have approached pizza making […]

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Collingwood’s historic Cromwell Manor is now STREAT’s flagship youth-training cafe and bakery (Melbourne)

October 17, 2016

Three years ago Geoff Harris, a key supporter of STREAT, purchased Collingwood’s beautiful Cromwell Manor for a cool $2.5 million with the aim of restoring the historical property and providing the youth-focused social enterprise with a flagship site. A little over a month ago, the result of steady planning has resulted in Cromwell STREAT, a […]

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The Royal Leichhardt restores grand wraparound balcony (Sydney)

October 17, 2016

Leichhardt institution The Royal has recently added a new dimension to their already sterling presence on Norton Street by restoring the grand heritage-style wraparound balcony that was originally taken down in the mid to late 1920s. The restoration comes ahead of the venue’s 130th birthday celebration later this month and completes a picture which nods […]

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Table Talk: Carriageworks to host collaborative dinner with top local chefs (Sydney)

October 17, 2016

As part of Good Food Month in Sydney this year, Carriageworks will be hosting a special event by the name of Table Talk: Food Is More Than Food. It’s a not-for-profit dinner experience and discussion with four of Sydney’s top chefs controlling the flow of the evening with a collaborative share menu complemented by ideas, […]

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World renowned macaron and tea house Ladurée is opening in Chadstone (Melbourne)

October 17, 2016

Luxury Parisian patisserie LadurĂ©e, a business dating back to 1862, has finally unveiled their first expansion to the streets of Melbourne, bringing Chadstone one of its opulent tearooms. This is the third location for the renowned brand in Australia, following popular venues in Sydney’s Westfield and Woollahra, propping up as part of the huge Melbourne […]

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Review: Barzaari – Marrickville (Sydney)

October 17, 2016

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like walking into a restaurant like Quay or Rockpool for the first time, back when they first opened. Would diners get that instant feeling of longevity, the kind that says to you “yeah, this is something special, this is going to be here for the long run”? […]

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