Day: 1 December 2016

Single of the Day: Circa Waves “Wake Up” (2016)

December 1, 2016

New Circa Waves! Would ya look at these guys, emerging from recent studio sessions all slick and rock, like. New single “Wake Up” sees the band take on a harder edge than we were initially expecting, going down an early Arctic Monkeys-type route. It makes sense, with the band bringing in noted producer Alan Moulder on the […]

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Review: Ben Harper is still very much on form, making long-awaited Adelaide return with The Innocent Criminals

December 1, 2016

The last time I saw Ben Harper, he was performing with Relentless7, supporting Pearl Jam at the Adelaide Oval. That was around seven years ago. This week, I was able to see Harper finally make his return to South Australia and to make it even more special, he was in town with The Innocent Criminals. Theirs were albums I remember growing up […]

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Support charity & see your favourite musos face off on the football pitch for Musica Copa in Sydney tomorrow

December 1, 2016

Head down to the KIKOFF Soccer Centre in Marrickville tomorrow from 2pm to see the music industry swap their onstage gear for their on field colours as they take part in this year’s five-a-side football tournament for charity. The prize? The glorious Championship trophy, bragging rights and a cheque to be forwarded on to their nominated charities. […]

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Sickness forces GROUPLOVE to cancel 2016 Australian tour

December 1, 2016

Sad news for GROUPLOVE fans hanging out for the US band’s Australian return for the Falls Festival this month as illness has forced the group to cancel all shows lined up for the next six weeks. Vocalist Hannah Hooper has been put on strict doctor’s orders to rest her vocal cords, which is taking her out of the game […]

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Tim Rogers, Zan Rowe, Tony Mott & more added to 2017 Rock & Roll Writers Festival

December 1, 2016

The Rock & Roll Writers Festival has unveiled its second guest announcement for the 2017 event today, adding a group of musicians, authors, radio personalities, journalists, photographers and editors to the line up already boasting the likes of Mike Noga, Cash Savage, Hugo Race and Nick Earls. Leading this morning’s line up is Tim Rogers, author Kirsty Eagar, Rolling Stone Australia‘s Rod Yates, triple j’s Zan Rowe and […]

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Stan offers a sneak peek of Sherlock‘s highly-anticipated fourth season

December 1, 2016

Today Stan Australia launched an exclusive sneak peek of Sherlock‘s highly-anticipated fourth season, offering only 15-seconds of a scene creating hype for fans. With Stan being home to the popular BBC series, Sherlock‘s fourth season will be available for streaming on January 2, 2017. It will contain three feature-length episodes. Its episode premiere (“The Six […]

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This changes everything: Netflix now allows you to download anything to watch at anytime

December 1, 2016

In HUGE news this morning, Netflix has released a download feature that allows you to watch content without internet access. This means catching up with all new Gilmore Girls, rewatching Stranger Things for the millionth time and crying in Orange Is The New Black to your heart’s content. There’s now a Download button on the information page for all […]

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story pre-sale tickets sell like hotcakes as fans rush to secure tickets

December 1, 2016

On Monday (November 28) morning, HOYTS cinemas witnessed a huge uptake on ticket sales as soon as presales became available for highly-anticipated film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Due to high demand, HOYTS have been putting together additional sessions for the film title. HOYTS Belconnen are up to their fourth midnight session to keep […]

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Pokemon Go quietly adds 100 new Pokemon you can’t catch just yet

December 1, 2016

The game detectives are at it again. In a post over at The Silph Road Pokemon fan site, a deep dive into the code of the latest version of Pokemon GO has revealed that the recently-released Ditto was not the only monster added to the game. Indeed, as many as 100 monsters from the Generation 2 era have […]

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Australian Writer’s Guild and Scripted Ink. receive Screen Australia Enterprise Funding for screenwriting development initiative

December 1, 2016

Making the announcement yesterday, both Australian Writer’s Guild (AWG) and Scripted Ink. will be receiving an enterprise funding from Screen Australia to put towards their screenwriting development initiative, The Writer’s Room Project. This initiative will give support for the new generation of experienced Australian showrunners, script producers and script editors. Up to 20 experienced and […]

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Twin Peaks has been immortalized as LEGO: here’s how you can get yourself the set

December 1, 2016

Although fans have to wait a while until the Twin Peaks revival becomes available, this is good news for those that love to collect geeky merchandise to display all over the house. Company Citizen Brick has made it available to print out custom-made LEGO mini-figures of some of the most iconic characters of the series. […]

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Denzel Washington’s moving new film Fences gets a trailer

December 1, 2016

Denzel Washington‘s film adaptation of the critically acclaimed play  Fences, in which he directed, produced and stars, alongside Viola Davis (The Help, Suicide Squad) has just been released. Washington and Davis reprise their Tony Award-winning roles as Troy and Rose, a married couple who face personal and societal struggles in a lower-middle-class black section of Pittsburgh during […]

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Film Review: Underworld: Blood Wars (MA15+, USA, 2016) misses its opportunity to reinvigorate the franchise

December 1, 2016

The Underworld franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs. The first film is considered a fantasy horror thriller vampire/werewolf classic. Heralded for its BAMF female protagonist and thought out vampire/werewolf mythology story, the films that followed in its wake had a lot to live up to. The second film Underworld: Evolution raised […]

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Iconic Producer & Director Frank Marshall talks Jason Bourne, Sully, Assassin’s Creed, being married to Star Wars and… DJing? (EXCLUSIVE)

December 1, 2016

I recently had the honour of meeting legendary producer and director Frank Marshall. Across a career which started in the late 1960s, Mr Marshall has produced and directed some of the biggest movies in the history of cinema, from Batteries Not Included to Gremlins, Indiana Jones, Back to The Future, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World and […]

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Arcade Fire and Bon Iver top the Primavera Sound 2017 Lineup; King Gizzard, Julia Jacklin & POND amongst Aussie inclusions

December 1, 2016

With some two hundred names on its lineup, the 17th edition of the music festival Primavera Sound in Barcelona is shaping up to be one of the most impressive yet. As it did this year, the majority of the event will take place as a paid, ticketed event at Parc del Fòrum, whilst the Raval […]

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Nintendo to get its own theme park attractions at Universal Studios

December 1, 2016

Following the roll out of Harry Potter and Simpsons themed worlds at their Theme Parks around the world, Universal Studios has announced this week that they will be adding new Nintendo-themed areas to their parks in Japan, Orlando and Hollywood. Japan and Orlando come as little surprise, especially with the company being based in Japan, […]

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Here are all the 2016 winners of the Australian Hotel Association NSW Awards for Excellence

December 1, 2016

From “Best Burger” to “Best Hotel”, New South Wales’ rich hospitality industry was sifted through earlier this week by the annual Australian Hotel Association NSW Awards for Excellence, resulting in winners across 42 categories, celebrating some of the state’s best venues and top performers. The ceremony, which was held at The Star Event Centre, was […]

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Here’s a list of the big pre-Christmas sales at Westfield this weekend

December 1, 2016

Each year Westfield shopping centres around Australia push into the Christmas holidays with an enormous amount of sales, all tied into what they call Super Saturday. The Saturday in question is tomorrow, where all 35 Westfield centres around Australia will offer over 200 exclusive offers from their major and independent retailers. To facilitate all your […]

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Review: The Meat and Wine Co – Hawthorn East (Melbourne)

December 1, 2016

As a well-endowed dining district, Melbourne is a hub for innovative food trends and quality multicultural cuisine. However, it is The Meat and Wine Co that fills the small gap missing in this foodie city with their Afro-centric style. Specialists in premium meats, wine and trending dishes, The Meat and Wine Co recently launched a […]

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