Day: 14 November 2016

Adele to make Australian debut with national stadium tour in February & March

November 14, 2016

It’s difficult to believe Adele has never toured Australia extensively before. The multiple award winning artist has taken her music throughout the rest of the world and yet, a visit to her Australian fans hasn’t been ticked off the list yet. This morning, it finally was, with Live Nation announcing Adele’s debut Australian dates for February […]

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Live Review: Her Sound, Her Story – State Library of Victoria (11.11.16)

November 14, 2016

Nearly two years of work by two Melbourne artists, photographer Michelle Grace Hunder and filmmaker Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, has culminated in the powerful, multifaceted Her Sound, Her Story. It’s a project created as a response to the conversation observed surrounding women in the Australian music industry, documenting more than 40 female artists who have, or […]

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Jimmy Eat World will return to Australian shores in January with Integrity Blues

November 14, 2016

Jimmy Eat World have announced they are returning to Australia in 2017 to tour music from their latest album, Integrity Blues. The American rock band will be returning to Australia for the first time in two years, playing three shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The last time Jimmy Eat World graced Aussie shores was […]

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Mansionair announce new Australian tour dates for “Easier” single this November & December

November 14, 2016

Sydney trio Mansionair have announced their upcoming Australian tour dates for summer 2016. The band will be touring during November and December in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane while also making an appearance at the Woodford Folk Festival. The boys released their new single, “Easier” earlier this year which is their first cut from their […]

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Album Review: Mothers – When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired (2016 LP)

November 14, 2016

Mothers are the latest in a long and illustrious line of Indie bands from Athens, Georgia, with their hipsteriffically titled debut When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired. While they have many things going for them, not least their fantastic singer, the album could benefit from a little more editing and a more […]

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Holly Marie Combs on the end of Pretty Little Liars & the longevity of Charmed

November 14, 2016

For the last seven years, Holly Marie Combs has been connecting with TV viewers as Ella Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars. Mother of show lead Aria (Lucy Hale), Combs has been part of the seemingly never-ending mystery drama and its twists and turns up until only recently, when the show wrapped on filming its final season. Out in Australia […]

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Can I Pitch You Something? Rethinking Watch Dogs

November 14, 2016

Watch Dogs is a 2014 open world action adventure title that, despite strong sales, largely failed to meet fan expectations. Hype for the game reached a fever pitch following a series of trailers that indicated a very different experience than the one the game eventually delivered. With its sequel, Watch Dogs 2, releasing tomorrow, we thought we’d […]

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First Impressions: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (US, 2016) sets a new benchmark for weird

November 14, 2016

Based on the premise and casting alone, it’s easy to jump to conclusions with Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Like a certain other series, it’s a modern take on a British detective and his sidekick solving the seemingly unsolvable. With the similarities even extending to the former-Hobbit filling that role of assistant, it’s easy to think you’ve […]

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Video Games Review: Watch Dogs 2 (PS4, 2016) [Provisional]

November 14, 2016

To say that I was not a fan of Watch Dogs would be a bit of an understatement. Despite its fantastic concept and an E3 showing that blew the doors off the show in 2013, the finished game was a dreary, by-the-numbers open world shooter that sold quite well but ultimately failed to engage. Ubisoft have […]

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TV Review: The Crown delivers what is currently missing from drama in television

November 14, 2016

It almost seems uncanny that Netflix‘s new royal drama, The Crown, would be released the same time that the drama in the US had been at its peak – and it has absolutely paid off. As I’m sure for many viewers, this series came as a well-received break from the real life drama unfolding on our […]

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Win a Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary DVD Pack

November 14, 2016

Miss Saigon is an acclaimed stage musical that follows the epic love story of young, orphaned Kim and America GI Chris, whose lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.  It recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a performance featured appearances by original cast members Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salongo. They filmed the event […]

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Win a copy of season three of Penny Dreadful Season 3 on DVD

November 14, 2016

What if the only way to battle our demons is to surrender to them? This is the question asked in the darkest and most thrilling season of Penny Dreadful yet, as explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), scientist Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and medium Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) unite […]

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Kakadu National Park wins prestigious tourism award

November 14, 2016

Australia has an abundance to offer when it comes to natural beauty and unique experiences for tourists. This became justified last night when the Kakadu National Park took home top prize in the Major Tourist Attraction category at the Brolga Awards. Kakadu is one of Australia’s most popular natural beauty’s that spreads just under 20,000 […]

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Theatre Review: Dusty The Musical – Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne (until December 4)

November 14, 2016

The final show for The Production Company‘s 2016 season ended with a dazzling reincarnation of Dusty The Musical. The look, the legend and the music. Three attributes that describe this show in all its glory with an outstanding leading lady in Amy Lehpamer. Over the years we have seen Lehpamer grow into the performer she is […]

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Theatre Review: Sydney Theatre Company’s Speed The Plow is a somewhat calm and controlled satirical stab at the American movie business

November 14, 2016

Speed The Plow is a somewhat calm and controlled satirical stab at the American movie business, at relationships and convenience, and at wanting to be a good person and yet always having to succumb in the end at the hands of money, money, money. As Bobby says in defeat: “I wanted to be good, but I became […]

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Review: Nijinsky is beautifully represented in this production by The Australian Ballet

November 14, 2016

Nijinsky is a ballet about the life of a ballet dancer- the eccentric Vaslav Nijinsky, whose popularity was such that girls even stole his underwear. But underneath his virtuosity and glittering characters was a man fighting with his mental instability- and all this is beautifully represented in this production by The Australian Ballet. The ballet […]

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Shortlist for the 2016 Walkley Book Award announced

November 14, 2016

The Walkley Book Award forms part of Australia’s most prestigious journalism accolades, the Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism. Now in their 61st year, the Awards celebrate the best in Australian journalism, photo-journalism, and documentaries. The 2016 judging panel narrowed down a nine strong longlist to just three contenders for the main prize, which will […]

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Fatties Burger Appreciation Society are throwing a burger party for charity (Sydney)

November 14, 2016

Infamous Facebook group Fatties Burger Appreciaton Society, or simply FBAS, has this year grown to 72,000 members making it the biggest burger community in the world and giving what is now an institution enough clout to start throwing their considerable weight around. And seeing as Sydney is perhaps the biggest focus of all the user-generated […]

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Parramatta is getting a fancy new 26th floor bar at V by Crown Group (Sydney)

November 14, 2016

Parramatta has been enjoying a tighter focus this year, the beginnings of large cultural sweep that promises to completely reinvigorate the Western Sydney city. We’ve already seen the likes of street-focused festival Parramatta Lanes become a yearly staple, and now locals and visitors can look towards a huge boost to the area’s night-time economy with […]

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Messina, Mary’s and more headed to Canberra for 10 day Commons Street Feast

November 14, 2016

Canberra is getting a big street food festival before the year’s end, a 10 day summer celebration helped along by some of the country’s fines as Commonwealth Park is turned into an oasis of food trucks, artisan chefs, craft brewers and custom art. The Commons Street Feast will run from 9th to 18th December, giving […]

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Glenfiddich unveils two new Scotch whiskies in ongoing experimental series

November 14, 2016

The iconic Glenfiddich showcased classic heritage alongside innovation as they launched two new whiskies in their Glenfiddich Experimental Series, bringing the exciting release platform to Australia through a recent launch in Sydney. Here’s what went down. The C.U.B. Suite of the Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale, Sydney was our location for the night. This 160 […]

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Guillaume Brahimi leads Bistro Moncur’s expansion to Mosman (Sydney)

November 14, 2016

Woollahra’s Bistro Moncur has long been a dining institution, a highly regarded, chef-hatted destination for some of the best French inspired dishes in the area. It then comes as very welcome news that the concept has now extended to Mosman as part of the recent $8 refurbishment for The Buena, the latest in a series […]

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