Day: 29 November 2016

Live Review: A Day On The Green ft. Garbage + The Temper Trap + The Preatures + Tash Sultana + Adalita – Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley (26.11.16)

November 29, 2016

The A Day on the Green concert series has boasted some spectacular lineups since its inception in 2001 – from collections of 90s Australian Triple J darlings, to spectacular 80s reunions. But upon first glance of this season’s bill, I couldn’t help but feel that one of the acts was the odd one out. There […]

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Live Review: Missy Higgins and The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra + Ben Abraham – The Plenary, Melbourne (27.11.16)

November 29, 2016

There are only a few truly perfect pairings in life. A glass of red and a handsome man. Avocado and Vegemite. Taylor Swift and a red lip… And now I’m happy to say I’ve witnessed another; Missy Higgins and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. For all of her accolades, I’ve often thought of Missy Higgins as […]

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Washington chats new music at the 2016 ARIA Awards

November 29, 2016

Catching up with Megan Washington on the ARIA red carpet recently, the songwriter spoke with us briefly of her new music, which features off what she calls her “omnidirectional” album. “It’s about sex and death,” she said. “Saint Lo” is the first single which was released earlier this month. “I did a lot of initial work in […]

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You can now play PAC-MAN and Galaga in Facebook Messenger for some reason

November 29, 2016

Having been ported to every other platform known to human science, Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders and numerous other classics of the early-to-mid Eighties are heading to Facebook. Instant Games is Facebook’s newest attempt to court the gaming market and is available in both your news feed and Facebook Messenger smartphone app.

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Overwatch‘s new map Oasis is going to murder you with cars

November 29, 2016

Overwatch‘s newest point-capture map Oasis has arrived on the public test servers overnight and despite its idyllic surrounds, it is home to a threat altogether new to the game: vehicles. The level is bordered by a highway filled with cars travelling at speed — cars that, rather than being decoration, will kill you instantly should […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 29 November-5 December

November 29, 2016

We start to get into the Christmas spirit, hang out with some Vampires and return to the Wizarding World (again) in this week’s TV picks: Tuesday, 29th November Churchill’s Secret, BBC First, 9:05pm AEST During the post-war years, Winston Churchill suffers a stroke and is determined to keep it secret from the rest of the […]

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First Impressions: The Exorcist (USA, 2016) is a worthy successor to its classic horror counterpart

November 29, 2016

It’s not hard to imagine what was most likely going through the minds of the studio executives at 20th Century Fox when they finally went ahead and gave the green-light for a television series based off arguably the greatest horror film of all time. It actually comes off as a bit of a surprise as […]

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Hotels.com celebrates its 25th Birthday with party in Sydney

November 29, 2016

The hotel booking site hotels.com has had something of a remarkable history, originally launching alongside the internet in 1991 as the Hotel Reservation Network (HRN), which provided guests with hotel bookings over the telephone. Over the 25 years that has followed, this business model evolved and moved with the technology of the times, becoming a […]

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Mr Topper’s: a gourmet toast bar has opened opposite Bondi Beach (Sydney)

November 29, 2016

It now seems the opulence of smashing a smashed avo on toast has in part inspired an entire business, with Bondi Beach becoming home to a gourmet toast bar. That’s Mr Topper’s Toast Bar to you. These ones are actually affordable though, and Mr Topper is offering a menu that looks far beyond the standard […]

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A two day Malaysian cultural festival is coming to Sydney this weekend

November 29, 2016

This weekend in Sydney will see a two-day celebration of Malaysia and its culture as Malaysia Fest pops up in Pyrmont Bay Park. The free entry festival will channel Sydney’s love of the South East Asian country and its melting pot of flavours with entertainment, fashion, and of course food curated to showcase the best […]

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Sydney’s getting a bottle shop with refillable beer and wine stations

November 29, 2016

Rosebery precinct Saporium has just welcomed a new artisan bottle shop going by the name of The Drink Hive, a new offering from two industry experts, that is Mal Higgs and Gregoire Bertaud, with designs on changing the way we buy alcohol through sustainable practices and through working with local artisan alcohol brands. This means […]

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Blak Markets returning to Barangaroo Reserve this weekend (Sydney)

November 29, 2016

For one day only this Sunday 4th December the gorgeous Barangaroo Reserve will play host to the renowned Blak Markets, a curated event which brings in outdoor market stalls, free entertainment and even a few tours of the historic new site. Australia’s rich indigenous culture will also be highlighted as Nawi Cove is shaped into […]

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The DOG Hotel celebrates one year anniversary with a tap takeover and exclusive brew (Sydney)

November 29, 2016

The 59-tap craft beer hub that is The DOG Hotel in Randwick is turning a modest one year old next week, and to ones surprise their celebration centres around the ever-popular world of craft beer. Come Friday 9th December, the venue will be turning 16 of their taps over to Sydney Brewery, welcoming in their […]

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