Day: 17 November 2016

SXSW welcomes Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Hockey Dad, Gabriella Cohen & more to 2017 Music program

November 17, 2016

ICYMI this week,¬†SXSW Music bolstered its line up for the 2017 festival, adding 210 more artists from around the world as well as some more impressive keynote announcements. The legendary¬†Nile Rodgers will be delivering a special keynote speaker – his legacy speaking for itself, quite obviously. I mean, when you’ve got over 200 production credits […]

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D.D Dumbo’s Utopia Defeated named Australian Album of the Year at 2016 J Awards

November 17, 2016

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, the annual¬†J Awards were announced in Melbourne this afternoon, with¬†D.D Dumbo¬†emerging supreme as winner of Australian Album of the Year for his acclaimed 2016 release¬†Utopia Defeated. Also crowned winners at the ceremony today were¬†Tash Sultana¬†(Unearthed Artist of the Year) and¬†King Gizzard & The Lizard¬†Wizard, who nabbed both the […]

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Single of the Day: Savoir Adore “Paradise Gold” (2016)

November 17, 2016

Savoir Adore has been on our radar since SXSW this year and so when we found out the latest project from Brooklyn’s¬†Paul Hammer had caught the eye of Footstomp in Brisbane, it made us a little excited that more people out in Australia would be able to cotton on to what heaps of people elsewhere […]

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Big Thief announce Australian tour dates for February and March

November 17, 2016

Brooklyn-based band Big Thief are heading out this summer on their world tour, after the success of their studio album, Masterpiece, with Australia falling into the schedule early next year.¬†The Australian tour kicks off on February 22nd at the Perth International Arts Festival, while they’re also set to appear alongside Warpaint as part of the […]

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Luluc set to return to Australia, supporting Dinosaur Jr in the New Year

November 17, 2016

New York based, Melbourne natives¬†Luluc will be back in the country early 2017 to embark on a new run of Australian tour dates. The¬†indie folk duo¬†will kick off on their home turf, performing at the Music On The Hill event at Red Hill in Victoria, before travelling along the east coast before returning to Melbourne […]

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Luke Million announces long awaited summer ‘Live Journey’ tour dates

November 17, 2016

Luke Million has finally dropped his highly anticipated Australian tour dates off the back of what’s become a viral remix of the¬†Stranger Things theme. If you haven’t heard it yet or have been under a rock since the Netflix show premiered, Million worked his flair on the already impressive piece of music, with ‘Australia’s King […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: BIRDZ “Hunger Voodoo” (2016)

November 17, 2016

If you thought “Black Lives Matter” was¬†BIRDZ¬†at his ferocious and gnarly best, then “Hunger Voodoo” is the second hit in a masterful one-two punch the Butchulla emcee has successfully landed in a short amount of time. With a solid groove in the beat, “Hunger Voodoo” is¬†easy to lean back into and vibe with. Listen further […]

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Reminder: Overwatch is free-to-play this weekend

November 17, 2016

Wanna take Sombra for a spin? Of course you do. Lucky for you, Blizzard’s team shooter¬†Overwatch is free all weekend and you can grab it right now.

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Warner Bros. takes “full control” of Machinima under new acquisition deal

November 17, 2016

Warner Bros. have announced overnight that they have acquired gaming fan site Machinima. The deal sees Machinima join Warner Bros. Digital Networks which launched in June, and will help build the company’s digital video portfolio.

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Epic Summer program unveiled for national Moonlight Cinema locations

November 17, 2016

If you’re not too sure what you’re going to do once Summer comes around, then your best bet is to attend this year’s national Moonlight Cinema program. For those that love film and want to do something different outside of traditional cinema, this outdoor event caters to all people who want to soak up the […]

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The magic of Beauty and the Beast is brought to life in its first official trailer

November 17, 2016

For those that have fond memories of their childhood watching the animated version of Beauty and the Beast, can now officially experience the magic of its first feature-length version starring the talented Emma Watson as Belle. In this adaptation, there are elements to the trailer that make it such a cinematic and magical experience. We […]

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Tech Review: HTC One X9 (HTC, 2016)

November 17, 2016

HTC is one of what could be considered the “old guard” when it comes to Android smartphones. Despite a clear commitment to the Android market, they’ve never achieved the lofty successes of some of their contemporaries despite many innovations. The HTC One X9 aims to change this by taking an “if you can’t beat them, […]

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Win a double pass to see Aliens at In The House in Sydney.

November 17, 2016

The guys down at Event Cinemas George St are finishing up ‚ÄėSeason Zero‚Äô of In The House with what is arguably the best sequel of all time, Aliens! Check out Sigourney Weaver kick butt on November 25. This time there’s more. This time it’s war. Tickets are only $13 (or $11 if you’re a Cine […]

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Bruce Campbell talks about “that” scene in Ash vs Evil Dead, Ted Raimi and more

November 17, 2016

As we approach the end of the second season of Ash vs Evil Dead, we sat down with the iconic star of the series – Bruce Campbell – to talk about working with Ted Raimi (again), what we can expect from the rest of the season and we reflect on “that” scene from “The Morgue”. […]

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Book review: Ray Connolly’s Being Elvis: A Lonely Life is an excellent, though tragic, examination of the price of fame

November 17, 2016

On the surface, Elvis Presley seemed to have it all. Money, gold records, women, incredible fame. Yet underneath was a lonely man, addicted to prescription drugs and terrified that, at any moment, it might all be taken away from him. In Being Elvis: A Lonely Life, music journalist and screenwriter Ray Connolly steps into the […]

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Theatre Review: Seymour Centre 2017 Season Launch

November 17, 2016

The Seymour Centre is known for its innovative and provocative productions, and 2017 looks to be no different. In its seventh year, the Reginald Series present unique performances from some of Australia‚Äôs leading small and independent arts companies. With work that touches on transgender and gender issues, violence against women, future technologies and speaking out […]

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Out From Under: Messages of hope from the Australian entertainment industry to those suffering mental health issues in the arts

November 17, 2016

On Monday 21 November, stars of the Australian entertainment industry will come together at the Seymour Centre to perform in a ONE NIGHT ONLY concert – Out From Under 2016. The event is in response to the issue of mental health within the profession and aims at removing the stigma surrounding mental health by bringing […]

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Book Review: Cut by Marc Raabe is a page turner of a thriller for fans of Stieg Larsson and Val McDermid

November 17, 2016

Cut,¬†the new book from Marc Raabe, starts with Gabriel, an eleven year old boy, discovering a secretive and disturbing crime that happened in the family home, before both his parents are killed. Then the story moves forward 29 years later and we learn where Gabriel is now, what happened to his little brother and just […]

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Merrigong Theatre Company announces 2017 season

November 17, 2016

At a special event at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Merrigong Theatre Company revealed their 2017 lineup, which includes smash hit cabaret VELVET. Merrigong Artistic Director, Simon Hinton said ‚ÄúSeason 2017 is a celebration of characters. From some of the great theatrical classics, like Cyrano de Bergerac, to characters that give us a window into the […]

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