Day: 11 January 2017

SXSW adds All Our Exes Live in Texas, Slum Sociable and more to 2017 Music program

January 11, 2017

We’re two months out from SXSW 2017 and this week, the music festival organisers have dropped another fat stack of artists from around the world to get us excited. As usual, the Australian additions are impressive with the likes of All Our Exes Live in Texas, Slum Sociable, Tkay Maidza and Totally Mild featuring, while newer artists in The Coconut Kids from Adelaide […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 11, 2017

Looking back at last year’s run of new releases, it’s safe to say there were some definite hits alongside those that may not have lived up to the hype. We saw the return of some esteemed artists after a long time out of the spotlight, while some of our own emerging superstar talents came through strongly […]

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Jack River on an exciting 2017 ahead for music, fuelled by kickass Australian female musicians

January 11, 2017

Jack River emerged onto the Australian music scene strongly in 2016, the release of her debut EP Highway Songs No. 2 marking her as a talent to watch. Since joining the I OH YOU family, the musician has been building a solid name for herself but has been taking her time in getting her music out there; […]

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The Iris names the 21 Best TV Shows of 2016

January 11, 2017

2016 will go down in history for many reasons – but one of its more positive spins was the sheer quality of television that came out of it. Where you could once count the number of great series at any given time on one hand, it’s now impossible to keep up with everything that’s coming […]

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Shot on Location: How New Zealand gave power to Pete’s Dragon

January 11, 2017

“Shot on location in New Zealand”. Ever since Peter Jackson made cinematic history with The Lord of the Rings franchise, that enticing sentence has been more than enough to let moviegoers know they are in for some spectacular production value. It’s almost cheating in a sense, calling on New Zealand’s famously majestic scenery to enhance […]

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Taco shells made out of fried chicken are spreading across the U.S.A

January 11, 2017

Look we can get pretty crazy down here in Australia with our hybrid foods and pop-culture themed eateries, but our love for food that shouldn’t exist is nothing compared to what’s going on over in the States. The latest is Taco Bell, who through last year have been trialing taco shells made out of fried […]

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Wine and cocktail bar Henry Sugar opens in Carlton (Melbourne)

January 11, 2017

The hip surrounds of Carlton have welcomed a fresh face with the few-weeks-old Henry Sugar, a food, wine and cocktail bar that marks the first joint venture by Kiwi chef Michael Baker and ex-Cookie bartender Daniel Mason. Setting up on Rathdowne Street, what started as a planned dessert cocktail bar has evolved to pushing an […]

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The Meatball & Wine Bar expands to Windsor (Melbourne)

January 11, 2017

Wildly popular Melbourne restaurant, The Meatball & Wine Bar, is adding another location to its impressive roster, this time opening up at 150 Chapel Street, Windsor. The recently opened expansion joins a family of venues in Flinders Lane, Richmond and Collingwood, all speaking to a love of good, hearty meatballs and even better wine. When it first opened […]

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Victorian Cider & Pork Festival is back for 2017 (Melbourne)

January 11, 2017

Back for the second year in a row, the Victorian Cider & Pork Festival will be held over the weekend of January 21 – 22, 2017, this time at the Flemington Racecourse.  It’s aiming to be the biggest feast of cider and pork that has hit Victoria.  Running from 11am -10pm, festival admission is from $30.00 per person, per day including […]

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Review: Pasta and cocktails steal the show at Bar Machiavelli – Rushcutters Bay (Sydney)

January 11, 2017

Sydney’s legendary Machiavelli Ristorante has been standing proud for over 27 years now, a mature, powerful presence for classic Italian, and a shining example of an endearing dining institution. Some may have noticed that the business has been slowly expanding in these past few years, some recent openings being the streamlined Mach2 in Sydney Airport, […]

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Review: Gojima’s crispy rice burgers taste like another win for Chase Kojima (Sydney)

January 11, 2017

Just when you thought Sydney’s overcrowded burger scene couldn’t get any bigger, renowned Japanese chef Chase Kojima, who is responsible to the Sydney’s highly regarded Sokyo and Gold Coast’s equally superb Kojima, has officially thrown his reliable hat in the ring and purposely hit left of centre. Kojima has gone for bun-less burgers, but you’d […]

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