Day: 18 October 2016

Warpaint announce three-date Australian tour for February

October 18, 2016

Having been announced on the Melbourne Zoo Twilights program this morning, Warpaint have come on through and confirmed an extra two dates for fans to catch them at in Brisbane and Sydney. The tour will see the ladies return in February with their latest album Heads Up, playing The Triffid and an extra special show at the Sydney […]

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Twilight at Taronga & Melbourne Zoo Twilights announce Killing Heidi, The Living End, Tegan and Sara, and more for 2017 concert series

October 18, 2016

Year after year, the live music programs at twin open-air concert series Twilight at Taronga and Melbourne Zoo Twilights have reached far and wide, bringing a diverse range of Australian and international acts to pop up stages set on the grounds of these famous destinations. Last year saw the concert series bring in the likes […]

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Music Video of the Day: Alexander Biggs “Tidal Wave” (2016)

October 18, 2016

Some more gold from Alexander Biggs this week in a new music video for his track “Tidal Wave”. Teaming up with The Sideways Monkey to make the film clip, Biggs is front and centre as he performs against projections. It’s a fitting visual for the song which in itself, is another gorgeous piece from the Melbourne musician. It […]

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Explosions in the Sky set for headline Australian dates next February

October 18, 2016

February 2017 will be bringing post-rock legends Explosions In The Sky back to Australia for a run of headline shows in some of the country’s best venues. The Texans will be bringing their 2016 album The Wilderness (their seventh) to Australian fans for the first time – a thrilling record set to be realised at the likes […]

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Check out RY X’s rework of Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain”

October 18, 2016

It won’t be long before RY X returns to Australia for some highly anticipated homecoming shows but in the meantime, we’ve been loving his latest little music update – the producer and musician has been featured on Rihanna‘s new collection of remixes for her ANTI track, “Love On the Brain”. The four track release (which can be listened to in […]

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The Wilson Pickers perform “Pulled Apart By Horses” live at Young Henrys in Sydney!

October 18, 2016

The Wilson Pickers recently stopped by Young Henrys HQ in Sydney to lay down a special live performance of their tune “Pulled Apart By Horses” for the AU Sessions. Their latest record, You Can’t Catch Fish From a Train, has seen the band on the road over the last few weeks, with some pretty cool tour […]

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LyricFind Founder and CEO Darryl Ballantyne talks about bringing the lyrics of music to all languages in the world

October 18, 2016

While in Singapore for the conference Music Matters, Larry Heath sat down with one of the event’s speakers, Darryl Ballantyne, the Toronto based Founder and CEO of LyricFind, “The World’s Largest Lyric Licensing Service”. Over recent months, the company has been expanding their services across six continents, not just offering lyrics for music of different […]

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Seven reasons the Dungog Festival is one of Australia’s finest regional events

October 18, 2016

Spanning four days from the 27th to the 30th of October, the annual Dungog Festival returns to regional NSW later this month for an incredible mix of food, film, music and a dose of bush poetry. To give you an idea of what you’re in store for with this fantastic event, here are seven reasons […]

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Single of the Day: Baby Blue “Save Yourself” (2016)

October 18, 2016

Baby Blue, born as a solo project for vocalist Rhea Caldwell, has matured into a trio that is rising through the ranks of Melbourne’s music scene. Guitarist Fabian Hunter brings a cool finesse that cements this band in the guitar-pop scene, with drummer Nathanael Riley tying the trio together. The trio’s third single, “Save Yourself”, described […]

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Rag N’ Bone (Perth) discuss organising their debut tour of Asia at Music Matters 2016!

October 18, 2016

Perth four piece Rag N’ Bone sat down with Larry while in Singapore for Music Matters last month to chat about their experiences in the area, as well as their plans for touring elsewhere in Asia. From their stop in Singapore, the band would be going on to play in Shanghai, a concept they decided to explore once […]

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Damien Leith (Sydney) talks rare songs, untold stories and writing with Travis Collins.

October 18, 2016

In 2006, Damien Leith won over our hearts, becoming the fourth winner of Australia Idol. Now, ten years on, he’s hitting the road sharing untold stories, singing rare songs and meeting the fans on his intimate and acoustic, The Winner’s Journey – 10th Anniversary Tour. Hi Damien. Last time we spoke, you were about to […]

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Rockstar confirms Red Dead Redemption 2, our bodies are ready

October 18, 2016

Rockstar have completed their three-day run of teases with the reveal of Red Dead Redemption 2. Not only was the game’s title announced via the developer’s Twitter account last night, they also provided a release window.

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Dark family comedy Atypical gets the thumbs up from Netflix; Jennifer Jason Leigh to star

October 18, 2016

A new TV series from the team behind How I Met Your Mother and The Goldbergs has been given an eight-episode go ahead by Netflix. Atypical will be written and produced by Robia Rashid with Seth Gordon directing the pilot and serving as co-producer. The TV series will follow an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum […]

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Australian Box Office Report: The Girl on the Train remains steady in the no. 1 spot

October 18, 2016

It seems many are still willing to take a thrilling ride (sorry) with Emily Blunt and Co., as The Girl On The Train retained its top spot on at the box office this week, earning $2.61 million.  Although the earnings were down by 35% since last week, this film still managed the best revenue retention of any […]

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Marvel and Pixar help Disney set an international box office record

October 18, 2016

Thanks to a slew of hit films this year, Disney has set a new record for itself at the international box office. Driven by Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Zootopia and The Jungle Book, Disney reached US$3.566 billion as of Sunday, only just surpassing their previous record of US$3.565 billion set last year – […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 18 – 24 October

October 18, 2016

From Superheroes to Gordon Ramsay and everything in between here are our TV picks for Foxtel and free-to-air in Australia for the week ahead… Tuesday, 18th October Supergirl, Fox8, 8:45pm AEST Supergirl gets seriously injured by a villain who’s powered by kryptonite. Cold Feet, Ch 7, 9:00pm AEST Adam returns and announces his upcoming wedding…without […]

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Win a double pass to the Jewish International Film Festival in your city

October 18, 2016

With 68 exceptional, international premiere features and documentaries and 7 shorts, the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) proudly returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland from late October, and tours to Canberra for the first time in the Festival’s history. Embracing a global selection of features and documentaries from 19 countries including Argentina, Denmark, […]

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Win a double pass to see Hell Or Highwater starring Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster

October 18, 2016

After years of estrangement, Texan brothers Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) decide to rob the branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their family land. For them, the hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that was stolen from under them. Vengeance seems to be theirs until […]

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Actor and musician J.R. Reyne talks about his role in Channel 7’s new drama The Secret Daughter

October 18, 2016

Channel 7 brought the goods last Tuesday night, as their Melbourne Docklands studio hosted a late afternoon of food and entertainment. With delicious goods provided by My Kitchen Rules 2016 winners Tasia and Gracia, live music was provided by current X Factor: The Next Generation contestants, brother and sister talent the Brentwood Duo and Timmy […]

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Film Review: Woody Allen’s latest Café Society (USA, 2016) offers a nostalgic but throwaway look at the great depression

October 18, 2016

Woody Allen’s latest film should be renamed “High Society.” This beautifully-shot comedy is a nostalgic but throwaway look at the glitz and glamour of some halcyon days in Hollywood and the smoky nightlife of New York. It’s ultimately like a pleasant and lightweight dream that celebrates money even though the thirties was synonymous for some […]

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Win a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin with one of their quirky teacups CLOSED

October 18, 2016

Famous gin brand Hendrick’s put out a bit of a call to Australians earlier this year, asking for help on a horticultural quest to create and cultivate a world-first Australia cucumber with quintessentially Australian ingredients. Using their social media channels, they asked people across the country which Aussie ingredients should be used for the “Unusually […]

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Review: Lotus Barangaroo (Sydney)

October 18, 2016

Lotus is the latest restaurant addition to the flourishing dining destination of the harbourside Wulugul Walk at Barangaroo, a third Sydney restaurant for the brand following their original dumpling bar in Walsh Bay and their massive restaurant at The Galeries. Head chef Chris Yan (Lotus Galeries, ex-Billy Kwong and China Doll) takes on native Australian ingredients […]

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Catalina Rose Bay is ready for summer with new Sunday sessions (Sydney)

October 18, 2016

The sterling Sydney weather hasn’t gone unnoticed over at Waterside favourite Catalina Rose Bay, who are preparing for the remainder of spring and the transition into summer with their new Sunday session series. From Sunday 30th October, those heading along each leisurely weekend can expect Catalina to switch things up with a brand new bar […]

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Secret pop up dinner Le Diner en Blanc will return next month for fifth year in Sydney

October 18, 2016

Secretive pop up dinner Le Diner en Blanc will be returning to a top secret Sydney location next month to celebrate its fifth anniversary in the famed harbour city. The event itself is almost 30 years old, earning itself a sizable following over the past few decades leading to some huge success which, last year, […]

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Dogma: Ex Aria chef opens gourmet hot dog joint in Cronulla (Sydney)

October 18, 2016

ex-Aria chef Brendan Hill leads the kitchen at Dogma, a brand new cafe-bar on Cronulla’s busy high street that zeros in on signature gourmet hot dogs that seem to be a more high-end than usual. Along with coffee, beer, wine, cocktails, sides, cold-press juices and salads, Hill has pushed forward with a fresh approach to […]

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Fancy Hanks team open Knuckles BBQ and Sandwiches Bar (Melbourne)

October 18, 2016

Bourke Street BBQ joint Fancy Hanks isn’t all that’s new for the business; sticking to their roots the team have seen an expansion these past few weeks, opening up a new concept opposite the Victoria Markets by the name of Knuckles BBQ Sandwiches & Bar. Gutting the original Queen Street location of Fancy Hanks, they […]

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