Day: 27 October 2016

Change the Record, Change the Conversation: Addressing (again) a lack of females on Australian festivals

October 27, 2016

It’s like a broken record at this point. Another festival announces its first lineup and a severe lack of female artists are represented and celebrated. I took to Twitter to vent my frustration – with many industry friends mutually outraged – and I was surprised when someone I know (who is involved in said festival) […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Didirri “Fall” (2016)

October 27, 2016

For alt-folk artist Didirri, the next few months are going to be pretty jam-packed. Kicking off a national run of tour dates in support of Jordie Lane tonight in Melbourne, the young artist is set to be touring right through until the end of the year, when he caps 2016 off with an appearance at Woodford. The […]

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Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s Steven Montogomery’s five favourite Victorian artists!

October 27, 2016

The Age Music Victoria Awards celebrates one of the country’s best music scenes for another year next month and the after party is going to be an unmissable live music event for those in Melbourne. Featuring live performances by the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Camp Come and Tash Sultana down at 170 Russell, not to mention the return of The EG AllStars (with […]

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Music Video of the Day: Bad//Dreems “Mob Rule” (2016)

October 27, 2016

December sees Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems back on the road for their final headline shows of the year before 2017 comes along and we see what they’ve been working on hard throughout this year. Of course, when we got a hint of album Number Two with “Mob Rule”, everything pointed to a strong follow up record to […]

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Gretta Ray takes out the Vanda & Young Songwriting Comp for 2016 with “Drive”

October 27, 2016

Newcomer Gretta Ray has won the $50,000 first prize in this year’s Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition with her debut single “Drive”. Out of the 3,934 entries, the young Melbourne artist came out on top ahead of Emma Louise and “Underflow” in second place, and Sydney’s Tigertown (“Lonely Cities”) and US songwriter Tia P (“4 Seats From Beyoncé”) who came in […]

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RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s and more join Dune Rats at the Mountain Sounds Festival in February

October 27, 2016

Australian music is going to be celebrated in pretty fine form at the Mountain Sounds Festival next February, with the full line up showing its hand today. Joining the already announced Dune Rats on the bill is the likes of RÜFÜS, NGAIIRE, DMA’s, Bec Sandridge and more in its fourth year. Check out the full announcement reveal video below! The festival returns […]

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Jagwar Ma, Mick Jenkins, Glass Animals, Car Seat Headrest & more confirm Laneway Festival sideshows

October 27, 2016

With the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival shining out there on the horizon for early 2017, a whole stack of artists have confirmed exclusive sideshows to accompany their national festival dates, this week. From Mick Jenkins to Glass Animals and Car Seat Headrest, find out who you can be catching where. CAR SEAT HEADREST January 25th | Oxford Art Factory, SYDNEY | with […]

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Chatting with Josh Pyke & Bob Evans ahead of their ‘Another Evening…’ national tour

October 27, 2016

As I dial into the conference call to talk to Josh Pyke and Bob Evans about their upcoming ‘Another Evening with Josh Pyke and Bob Evans’ tour, I catch the tail end of a conversation about the possibility of Josh shaving his beard off. Given that my name is also Josh and I also have […]

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Digital restoration of 1991’s Proof to screen in Sydney; Jocelyn Moorhouse & Hugo Weaving to attend Q&A

October 27, 2016

It was announced yesterday that The National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) will partner up with Sydney’s Ritz Cinema and will present a digital restoration of 1991 film Proof. The film will be screened on Wednesday November 9 with all box office proceeds going towards the NFSA Restores program. After the film screening, […]

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See Rory and Lorelai Gilmore reunite in the first full Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life trailer

October 27, 2016

After Netflix’s announcement of making Gilmore Girls available to stream in every single country possible, it made sense to why they came to the decision of it available for everyone. With the highly-anticipated four-part series of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, Netflix launched the trailer on Tuesday, creating hype for fans of the […]

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Win a double pass to see American Honey in Australian cinemas

October 27, 2016

Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group’s lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, […]

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Win a copy of the first acclaimed series of Agatha Raisin on DVD

October 27, 2016

Agatha Raisin is a former high-flyer from the world of PR, who takes early retirement and rejects London life for the quiet, picturesque Cotswold village of Carsely. However, such a succession of perplexing murders on her doorstep, life turns out to be anything but quiet and Agatha finds herself getting into all sorts of scrapes […]

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is bringing IRL Sweet Rolls to Sydney (and your kitchen)

October 27, 2016

When Bethesda’s epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyim was first released in 2011 it came to no one’s surprise that the video game almost immediately hit cult classic status; it remains as loved to this day. The impressively vast, cleverly paced, and wondrously engaging action RPG has become a cultural touchstone, reaching a point very […]

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Win a copy of Our Kind of Traitor on DVD

October 27, 2016

Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name from John Le Carre, the new film Our Kind of Traitor is a blend of suspense and international intrigue. An ordinary couple (Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris) on vacation finds themselves lured into a Russian kingpin’s (Stellan Skarsgard) plan to defect. They are soon caught […]

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Film Review: Doctor Strange (M) (USA, 2016) is visually and aurally exquisite

October 27, 2016

As we now roll into Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe we are pulled to the beginning of one character’s story. Doctor Strange is Marvel’s step back to delivering an origin story for a new superhero but in some ways this film is a giant leap forward in universe building. It’s hard to fathom […]

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Qantas unveils its “next generation” Dreamliner cabins and an update to its iconic Kangaroo logo

October 27, 2016

The Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner is finally coming to the Australian carrier Qantas in 2017, and with it will be a facelift to the brand, and the introduction of a brand new, next generation cabin that will debut on the aircraft due to enter their fleet this time next year. Qantas Group CEO, Alan Joyce, revealed […]

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Hotel Review: SIXTY Beverly Hills (Los Angeles, CA) is contemporary elegance from lobby to rooftop

October 27, 2016

It shows how delicious a hotel is when even after a 15 hour flight you crave exploring its ins and outs instead of falling into the comfort of their beds. SIXTY Beverly Hills combines contemporary glamour with Los Angeles exclusivity. Glass, wood and marble detailing meets you as soon as you step into the foyer, and […]

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Brisbane to host world premiere of brand new LEGO exhibition

October 27, 2016

Opening this November at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Wonders of the World will bring an all new collection of epic LEGO creations to Australia, featuring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks in brick form. The event will be curated by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, the only certified LEGO professional in the Southern […]

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African Rhythm & Roots Festival to bring the spirit of West Africa to Sydney

October 27, 2016

Showcasing the sights, sounds, tastes, and spirit of West Africa, the African Rhythm & Roots Festival will take place on November 5th at the Addison Road Community Centre. Kicking off at noon, the festival will feature performances from some of Australia’s most prominent West African musicians and dancers as well as a vibrant artisan market, and […]

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Brisbane Street Art Festival announces 2017 dates

October 27, 2016

Held across multiple locations around the city, the Brisbane Street Art Festival will return in February  2017, with artist applications now open. Over fifty artists will take part in the event, which will include live music, light shows, exhibitions, masterclasses, and public forums, with live mural art at the centre of the festival. Areas from […]

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Theatre Review: Monkey Baa Theatre 2017 Season Launch

October 27, 2016

Monkey Baa Theatre specialise in creating inspiring, award-winning theatre for young audiences, creating productions which present a multifaceted reflection of the world. The launch of their upcoming 2017 program was met with enthusiasm and high expectations. The audience was afforded a glimpse into the nine performances, which will make up the 2017 season, each one […]

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Stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race to return to Australia for DRAG FEST 2017

October 27, 2016

Building on the success of DRAG FEST 2016, fan favourites including Jinx Monsoon, Alyssa Edwards, and Mariah Paris Balenciaga, will tour Australia in June next year. DRAG FEST 2017 – The Eleganza Tour will travel from Perth to Brisbane, celebrating the talents of some of RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s most well known stars, including past winners […]

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169 Darlinghurst and Mr Black introduce espresso martini on tap (Sydney)

October 27, 2016

Nestled above well known hot spot Tatler, the drinking and dancing destination that is 169 Darlinghurst has been sitting pretty since opening earlier this year, amassing a dedicated following thanks to some very well priced, delicious food and an artistic interior. Surely that following is about to grow with this latest collaboration, a link up […]

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Skypeak Adventure’s Tree of Terror: Sydney’s new aerial playground transforms for Halloween

October 27, 2016

Just a few months ago Sydney welcomed in a second epic aerial adventure park after half a decade of planning, giving Olympic Park’s popular Urban Jungle an exciting sibling structure. Since then Skypeak Adventures has been attracting kids both big and small for something a bit more thrilling than your typical day out, offering a […]

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Recipe: Sweet Rolls from the Elder Scrolls by Bourke Street Bakery

October 27, 2016

Video game juggernaut Bethesda are doing something a bit different to promote the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, an augmented version of their 2011 cultural phenomenon of an action RPG, which to this day remains one of the biggest games of the decade – nay century. For Sydney, Australia the publishers […]

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Bourke Street Bakery are bringing Skyrim’s sweet rolls to life this week (Sydney)

October 27, 2016

When Bethesda’s epic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyim was first released in 2011 it came to no one’s surprise that the video game almost immediately hit cult classic status; it remains as loved to this day. The impressively vast, cleverly paced, and wondrously engaging action RPG has become a cultural touchstone, reaching a point very […]

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