Day: 12 January 2017

Sydney Festival Review: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith an ethereal master, hidden in plain sight

January 12, 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith is far from a household name, but with some five LPs and an EP under her belt in as many years, the Los Angeles based electronic musician and composer has enjoyed growing underground popularity and now her first tour of Australia – which earlier tonight took her to the St Stephen’s Uniting […]

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Ten weeks of free live music returns to Sydney’s Seymour Centre

January 12, 2017

Now in its 6th year, the Courtyard Sessions are returning to the leafy surrounds of Sydney’s Seymour Centre courtyard tomorrow. The event will run every Friday evening from 6 to 9pm for 10 weeks. The totally free event will feature an emerging artist alongside free “giant” games, as well as BBQ and drinks for sale. […]

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PVT drummer Laurence Pike talks about the magic of music in Szun Waves’ Sydney Festival debut

January 12, 2017

Szun Waves have an avant-garde pedigree most new bands would envy. The London-based trio is made up of PVT drummer Laurence Pike,  experimental jazz-ambient quartet Portico saxophonist Jack Wyllie, and acclaimed producer and modular-synth wizard, Luke Abbott. Following the release of their debut At Sacred Walls, the trio will be performing tomorrow night at Sydney Festival. […]

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Tetrahedra, BATTS and GlamouRatz’s Melbourne gig at The Gasometer Hotel proves a highlight of the holidays

January 12, 2017

You’d be forgiven if you saw this Melbourne band’s name and thought, ‘These guys must really be into maths’… They sure do know how to cut shapes on the stage, but once their musical talents are unveiled, you’ll soon forget you initially confused them with a geometrical shape (tetrahedron), and their actual name – Tetrahedra […]

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Dune Rats hitting the road with The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit this March

January 12, 2017

Armed with a whole new album of music, shoes primed to be filled with beer and no doubt a few cones for the hell of it, Dune Rats have announced their next Australian tour. March will see the boys back on the road and ready to wreak some serious havoc across the country with Skegss and The Gooch Palms, […]

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Catfish and The Bottlemen reflect on a mad two years of touring & the far reach of their music beyond the UK

January 12, 2017

On New Year’s Eve, we were lucky enough to catch up with Van McCann and Johnny ‘Bondy’ Bond ahead of what was one of the sets of the festival up at Lorne. Having first met the Catfish and The Bottlemen frontman in Scotland at T In The Park back in 2014 and then again, watching them rise consistently in the States at SXSW […]

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Kasabian to play exclusive shows at the Sydney Opera House in March

January 12, 2017

Huge ones for fans of the British band. This week, Kasabian have been announced for an exclusive duo of Australian shows to take place at the Sydney Opera House – no doubt an iconic point of their career and relationship with Australian audiences. The shows are to take place in March and follow on from successful dates […]

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U2 to headline 2017’s Bonnaroo festival in June; Flume, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and more also feature

January 12, 2017

Bonnaroo has gone and nabbed U2 for a special headline spot this year, taking place a few weeks ahead of the band’s massive tour to commemorate The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary. A huge coup for the Tennessee event for sure, Bonnaroo doled out its full line up overnight, featuring the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Major Lazer, Chance The Rapper, The […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 12, 2017

Top 20’s are always hard to pull together. As we saw with the first part of our Best Albums of 2016 countdown, the list was looking to be a varied one, with records from bands including Descendents, The Hotelier, Julia Jacklin and NO ZU all making the cut. As we look to the Top 20 records (as voted by our […]

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More European airlines launch free in-flight wi-fi as JetBlue completes its Fly-Fi roll out

January 12, 2017

Praised by some, dreaded by others, in-flight wi-fi has been slowly introduced to airlines all over the world, particularly over the last decade, often as an overpriced additional option for passengers who just can’t get through the flight without sending off a few e-mails. In recent years, however, as the cost of implementing in-flight wi-fi […]

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Princess Cruises to launch first-of-its-kind wearable technology in November

January 12, 2017

Looks like app technology has caught up with the gentle wave of cruise ship holidays. Princess Cruises will be the first Carnival Corporation brand to feature the Ocean Medallion™, a wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the O·C·E·A·N, One Cruise Experience Access Network.  It will available for use from November 13, 2017, onboard […]

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Super Nintendo World to arrive in Japan in time for 2020 Olympics; first concept art revealed

January 12, 2017

As we reported last year, Universal Studios in Japan and the USA will be opening a new Nintendo themed area of its theme parks, which will officially be dubbed Super Nintendo World. Now, we can bring you a little more information about what this will look like, and when it will launch. The first park […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Which Way Home is a moving tribute to family (Performances to 29 January)

January 12, 2017

Which Way Home is a moving, charming tribute to the little things that make up a family. The play is both funny and poignant, delivering smiles and sadness in equal balance, leaving you to contemplate your own parental relationships. Produced by pre-eminent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander theatre company, ILBIJERRI, Which Way Home fits beautifully […]

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