Day: 7 December 2016

Conor Oberst confirms exclusive Sydney Opera House show for February

December 7, 2016

Conor Oberst has locked in one incredible show for early 2017 and surprise, it’s coming to Sydney. February 27th will have Oberst take to the stage in the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall with what has become a beloved and revered discography taking in solo and group work with Bright Eyes and more. Says the […]

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Musica Copa raises $10,000 for charity through annual football tournament in Sydney

December 7, 2016

On Friday, the music industry got involved in Musica Copa in Sydney, as the annual football fundraiser took off for its fourth year in Marrickville. This year, the tournament raised an impressive $10,000 for charity, with Lucky Entertainment taking out the winning trophy (plus $7,000 for their nominated charity, the Reach Foundation). Runners up, Universal Music, were […]

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The Franklin Electric returning to Australia with new album, Blue Ceilings

December 7, 2016

If you caught Holy Holy’s tour around the country earlier this year, chances are you fell for Canadian support act The Franklin Electric – we know we certainly did. This week, we were stoked to see that the Montreal act will be heading back to Australia in January and February, bringing with them a new album in Blue […]

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Music Video of the Day: Spit Syndicate “Inhibitions” (2016)

December 7, 2016

Spit Syndicate have been slept on for an embarrassing amount of time, if I’m honest. True, the Sydney duo  have maintained a loyal fanbase who’ve been rocking with them since 2008’s Towards the Light, it’s not a far stretch to guess Lupi and Jimmy Nice garnered a larger chunk of attention through their work within the One Day crew in the […]

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Win a double pass to see Models at NGV Friday Nights in Melbourne

December 7, 2016

Start the weekend early with NGV Friday Nights, including live performances by international and Australian acts, after-hours access to major summer exhibitions David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, DJ sets in the NGV Garden, talks, food and bars. December 16th sees legendary Melbourne band Models play. When they formed, Models were hailed as one […]

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Win a JBL Clip 2 or JBL Charge 3 portable Bluetooth speaker just in time for the Summer!

December 7, 2016

JBL, the pioneer of audio, has two epic portable Bluetooth speakers for readers of AU Review to win. The first, JBL Charge 3 – the ultimate, high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful stereo sound and a power bank all in one package. The JBL Charge 3 takes the party everywhere, poolside or in the rain, […]

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You can now stream your Spotify tunes straight to Sonos speakers without ever leaving the app

December 7, 2016

Sonos’ smartphone app is pretty neat. It lets you control your Sonos speakers and what is playing on them all from one convenient location. How many times, however, have you been browsing Spotify in its own app, forgetting that it isn’t connected to your Sonos speakers? If you’re like is, you do this at least […]

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The X-Men Universe hits the small screen as Marvel & FX’s Legion gets Australian release details

December 7, 2016

A new Marvel series is going to be hitting our TV screens next year – but this one is part of the ever-growing Marvel Universe. Rather, it’s an extension of Fox’s X-Men series, in the new series Legion, which is created by Noah Hawley, who also brought Fargo to the small screen. Based on the […]

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Video Games Review: Dead Rising 4 (Xbox One, 2016) is dumb as hell and that’s exactly why we love it

December 7, 2016

For an industry that spends so much of its time focused on getting things done in time for the Christmas season, video games themselves do not seem to give much of a shit about Christmas as a setting. Dead Rising 4 is one of only a handful of games I can think of in recent years […]

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Video Games Review: Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection (Xbox One, 2016) is not the comprehensive retrospective Ezio deserves

December 7, 2016

As is well documented on this website by now, I am an avowed Assassin’s Creed fanboy. Where others have abandoned the series due to a lack of innovation after the revelatory experience of Black Flag or the unmitigated disaster that was Unity, I’ve stuck with it. I made it through Assassin’s Creed 3. I even played those side-scrolling Chronicles titles nobody […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Fantastic Beasts is 3rd time lucky at number one spot

December 7, 2016

There must be an abundance of bottled good fortune (or Felix Felicis for the HP nerds) sent to the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them cast and crew – as it’s remained at no. 1 at the box office for the 3rd week in a row, earning another $3.25 million, while its international tally crosses US$600m.  As the […]

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Win a double pass to So Frenchy So Chic In The Park

December 7, 2016

Friends, music, food and wine: So Frenchy So Chic brings the simple pleasures together for one glorious summer’s day. You’re invited to a party and a picnic in the park celebrating life and culture, the frenchy way. This is the sixth year so frenchy has taken over the grounds of Werribee Park Mansion outside Melbourne […]

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KFC have created a scented candle that smells like fried chicken for some reason

December 7, 2016

“Why not make it smell like Fried Chicken”. No they are not the famous last words from KFC founder Colonel Harland David Sanders, but the reasoning behind a very odd product, spoken by CMO Kevin Hochman. It’s what he told Business Insider when approached about the very curious release of (extra crispy) fried chicken scented

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Review: The Buena’s Vista Bar – Mosman (Sydney)

December 7, 2016

Long-standing pub The Buena in Mosman has revealed its new look after an $8 million refurbishment collaborating with SJB Interiors and Tess Regan Designs. A redevelopment which not only includes Culinary Ambassador Guillaume Brahimi bringing over an extension of his famous Bistro Moncur, but a big revamp to the venue’s pub food focused menu. Upstairs […]

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Review: QT Hotel’s Pascale Bar and Grill – CBD (Melbourne)

December 7, 2016

With its industrial-chic interior design inspired by the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street, QT Melbourne’s signature restaurant, Pascale Bar and Grill feels almost tailor made for Melbourne foodies who love a fashionable and luxurious fine-dining experience. Everything in the dimly-lit restaurant; from the stuffed peacock, the grand staircase adorned with a plush sapphire-blue carpet, right […]

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The Ultimate Australian Christmas Gift Guide

December 7, 2016

Somewhere in the world right now an overly enthusiastic music publicist is preparing a press release to let you know that yes, Michael Buble has a new release coming, and those dulcet tones could only mean one thing: Christmas! The traditional gift-giving time of the year is but a few weeks away and those who […]

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On the Shelf: Casamigos (Blanco)

December 7, 2016

Celebrity-owned spirits are often met with cynicism, especially since there are so many of them in market nowadays. They sell though, penetrating the market quite impressively, and ever since Puff Daddy saw some incredible success with Ciroc it seems every month we’re hearing about big names attached to different spirits. Most seem just a quick […]

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