Day: 14 December 2016

Anywhere Boy – a closer look at the debut EP from Melbourne’s Francesca Gonzales

December 14, 2016

Fusing electronic-soul, pop and R&B influences, Melbourne artist Francesca Gonzales is working with a indulgent and enticing creative melting pot. Her latest single, “Memories”, is indicative of a highly promising talent, an early taste of her solo work after years of playing with Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird. Gonzales’ debut EP, Anywhere Boy, is being launched tonight in Melbourne at Boney […]

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Check out the official set times and maps for the 2016 Falls Festival

December 14, 2016

The 2016 Falls Music and Arts Festival is just around the corner now, which means it’s just about time for you to whip out your phones or if you’re old school like me, your highlighters and get planning – the set times for all festivals have all been made available. Before we get to that, some comedy announcements. […]

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The Jezabels, Oliver Tank, Alex Lahey & more for Secret Garden 2017

December 14, 2016

Secret Garden has long held a soft spot in the hearts of many Australian music lovers and it’s no reason why. Held in a gorgeous part of NSW over two days, the festival sells out before the line up even gets announced, such is their stellar reputation. Don your fancy dress and get ready for […]

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My Disco announce Australian for January & February 2017

December 14, 2016

My Disco have unveiled their plans for an epic Aussie tour kicking off in the New Year headlined by their appearance at Sugar Mountain in Melbourne on January 21st. It’s an opportunity for fans to see the band bring their Severe Remixes album to Australia, a record that has seen “1991” and “Our Decade” reworked entirely […]

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Husky talks us through “Late Night Store”, swapping Australia for Berlin and plans for 2017

December 14, 2016

It’s been a hot minute since Husky have been on the road through Australia but recently that’s all changed. Returning from Berlin brandishing new material to follow on from 2014’s Rucker’s Hill, songwriter Husky Gawenda and Gideon Preiss returned ready to reintegrate themselves in the Australian scene once more. And that, they most certainly have. With their national tour wrapping […]

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Festival Review: Castaway – Thompson Bay, Rottnest Island (11.12.16)

December 14, 2016

The lead up to Castaway Festival was looking a little grimmer by the day as people scrambled to sell tickets, and the weather forecast fluctuated out of favour. But there’s nothing that rekindles that mix of festival excitement over seeing some killer acts, and a splash of anxiety over whether you’ll peak too soon, quite […]

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2016 AU Awards: Your ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ nominees

December 14, 2016

This week, it’s all about the nominees of this year’s AU Awards and what their 2016’s have been like. We’ve already delved into our nominations for Male and Female Artist of the Year respectively, and now we turn to those bands and soloists who have come out the gates strongly and have backed up the […]

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Album Review: Aaradhna – Brown Girl (2016 LP)

December 14, 2016

In 2016, artists of colour have expectations placed on them from both sides of the political spectrum – those on the right would rather they stayed silent about their concerns, while oftentimes those on the left expect each artistic statement to be a political paean and call to arms. This is, of course, an unfair […]

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Single of the Day: Bonobo “Break Apart” (2016)

December 14, 2016

In what was simply a perfect musical pairing waiting to happen, contemporary R&B project Rhye has provided some exceptionally beautiful vocals for Bonobo’s single, “Break Apart”. This is a stripped-back, velvety soundscape where dreams are made. Lifted from his sixth studio album Migration, due January 13th, “Break Apart” illustrates both the transitory nature of the album and Bonobo’s […]

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Crowded House on 30 years in music & their ARIA Hall of Fame induction

December 14, 2016

Crowded House celebrates six albums across and 30 years of music. This year, at the ARIA’s, they were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Their bands’ music resonates with so many people, not just in Australia and New Zealand, but globally. When asked what makes it so relatable  they explained that they didn’t know the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Zen Panda “Cute Hand Touch In The Nutbowl” (2016)

December 14, 2016

This local psychedelic pop/rock outfit from Adelaide are doing some really good things. The past twelve months have seen Zen Panda support some huge names like Last Dinosaurs and The Belligerents, as well as release their debut single, “Cute Hand Touch In The Nutbowl”. Now, we have a crazy little video clip to match. Alluding […]

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Music Video of the Day: Dune Rats “Scott Green” (2016)

December 14, 2016

Your favourite Brisbane punk-rockers have made an Australian music video first with their official interactive video for their new single, “Scott Green”. In true Dune Rats fashion, it’s a blundering, drug-fueled adventure that follows the boys on their quest to find the ratdog that stole their weed at a house party. And this is where […]

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Monster Fest announces 2017 dates after successful run in Melbourne

December 14, 2016

After a *monster* year for Australia’s genre film festival Monster Fest, the event is slated to make a bigger and better return to Melbourne next year, making all your gory, scary and eye-opening dreams come true. The festival is to be held on November 22-26, 2017, with the return of The Swinburne University Media and Communication Monster Academy, […]

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Win a copy of Bridget Jones’s Baby on DVD

December 14, 2016

Oscar winners Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprise their roles for the much-anticipated third installment of the Bridget Jones’s Franchise, Bridget Jones’s Baby. After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) decides to focus on her successful career and close-knit group of friends. Fortysomething and once again single, Bridget’s love life […]

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Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn to lead the charge in Gotham City Sirens

December 14, 2016

If like me, you were a fan of Harley Quinn and in particular Margot Robbie’s portrayal of her in Suicide Squad earlier this year. Then get excited because she will be reprising that character for a newly announced DC film showcasing the top female villains. Gotham City Sirens will be DC’s attempt at flipping the […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Fantastic Beasts weaves its magic for the fourth consecutive week

December 14, 2016

It seems there’s no stopping Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, which topped the Box Office chart again for the fourth week in a row, hauling in $2.21 million.  It’s tipped to be 2016’s sixth highest grossing film.  Only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Finding Dory  managed to take the no. 1 spot four weeks in a […]

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Spotlight on Gapyeong, South Korea – A Town for Every Season

December 14, 2016

With its mountainous landscape and glowing green rice paddies, the South Korean town of Gapyeong seems a million miles away from the concrete wilderness of Seoul. In reality, it is only a short 50 minute ITX train trip away from Yongsan station. Gapyeong is a hugely popular tourist destination amongst locals, but is often overlooked […]

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Art Gallery of Ballarat director Gordon Morrison talks regional art and its never-ending ambition (part 1)

December 14, 2016

The Archibald holds a special place in within the art history of Australia, and looking at the images through the history of the prize shows that portraiture has moved from the plain, white man to a fascinating array of subject and ideas on all sorts of mediums. Earlier this month the ‘Archies’ were displayed at […]

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Comedy Review: Eric André – The Comedy Store, Sydney (09.12.16)

December 14, 2016

Eric André may very well be one of the hottest comedians in the world right now. Sure, you’ve got his standout role in FXX’s Man Seeking Woman, but it’s his own The Eric André Show, for which he “plays” an incompetent and slightly deranged talk show host, that has really propelled the comic onto a […]

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Melbourne to get “the Glastonbury of food truck festivals” at Coburg Velodrome

December 14, 2016

A new weekend festival will be arriving to Melbourne in January as Velodrome Events, the teams behind the likes of Red Bennies and Beyond the Valley, presents their Velodrome Food Truck Festival, a four day celebration of food, music and…Mexican wrestling. It’ll be taking place over the Australia Day weekend from 26th to 29th January, […]

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The Woollahra Hotel unveils cocktail lounge Bar Moncur (Sydney)

December 14, 2016

Sydneysiders are well familiar with Bistro Moncur in Woollahra; the hatted french bistro occupying the upstairs area of The Woollahra Hotel has long been a dining go-to with food now overseen by renowned chef Guillaume Brahimi, who serves as the Group Culinary Ambassador for owners Public House Management Group. Recently, the brand extended to include […]

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Gojima: Chase Kojima’s premium rice burger joint opens this week (Sydney)

December 14, 2016

Celebrated Japanese chef Chase Kojima, he who has brought us both Sokyo in Sydney and Kiyomi in Broadbeach, will see his third Australian restaurant and first permanent casual venue, Gojima, open at The Star Sydney this week. This 70-seat eatery is a bit different from the other two though, it’s fashioned as a premium rice […]

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Your guide to Melbourne’s best New Year’s Eve events 2016-17

December 14, 2016

Now that we’re in December, Melburnians are no doubt scrambling to lock in those perfect NYE plans, and with so many options available around the most liveable city in the world, one is definitely going to need some help sorting through all that’s on offer. Pretty much every venue around Melbourne will be trying to […]

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