Day: 19 January 2017

Set times and maps now available for the 2017 Laneway Festival

January 19, 2017

Are you excited? We’re excited. The 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is almost here, though those lucky Singapore festival lovers will see the tour kick off in their neck of the woods this weekend. For those of us with a little while still to wait, don’t even sweat it – the official set times are here to […]

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Complete Sydney Psych Fest line up drops; Unity Floors and Dreamtime amongst new names

January 19, 2017

Now in its third year, the Sydney Psych Fest returns with more confidence and primo artists than before. Taking place at The Factory Theatre on February 25th, the likes of Carsick Cars, WHITE+ and Flyying Colours are some incredibly artists from around the country including Unity Floors, Dreamtime, Dead Radio and Grinding Eyes. Meniscus by dead radio With a reputation as Australia’s premiere independent boutique […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Weyes Blood makes her spellbinding Australian debut with bandmates Kirin J Callinan, Jack Ladder and more

January 19, 2017

It took three LPs and an EP for Natalie Mering aka Weyes Blood to finally make it to Australia, with the American musician making her debut on our shores earlier tonight at Sydney Festival’s Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent. Unaccompanied o our country by her usual band, she enlisted the help of a group of fantastic local […]

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Music Video of the Day: Bonobo ft. Nick Murphy “No Reason” (2017)

January 19, 2017

Bonobo released album number six in Migration last year and, eagerly, we put our mitts all over it and have been sinking into those lush sounds all week. Today, he has shared the official music video for recent single “No Reason”, which features Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker). Inspired by Birdman and Alice In Wonderland, the music video is trippy, playing on […]

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Flume and A.B. Original lead the APRA’s Song of The Year Top 20 list

January 19, 2017

APRA AMCOS have released their shortlist for the 2017 APRA Song of the Year, with 20 Aussie songwriters making it to the final round, as voted by APRA AMCOS songwriter and publisher members. Newcomers Amy Shark, Julia Jacklin, Tash Sultana and D.D Dumbo enter the shortlist for the first time, while A.B. Original and Flume lead the Top 20 charge with two nominated songs featuring […]

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The Lockhearts, The Stiffys, Borneo & more to play Old Mate’s Block Party in Sydney

January 19, 2017

The timing is kinda blissful for this one – with the resignation Casino Mike Baird being made public today, we’re even more stoked to share the details of the second Old Mate’s Block Party, headed for the Factory in Marrickville on January 28th! Inspired by a drive to bring more music fans out and experience […]

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17 artists from Australia and around the world to watch in 2017

January 19, 2017

With a new year of music already well underway, we’re looking down the barrel of an exciting 12 months of international and Australian releases, that much is obvious. While 2016 introduced us to some of our now-favourite artists who really took off in their own way, we also twigged to some bands and solo musos […]

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Film Review: Lion (Australia/USA/UK, 2016) is a beautiful, emotional journey

January 19, 2017

Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley and his book A Long Way Home, this week’s anticipated release Lion takes its audience on the beautiful, emotional journey of Saroo; lost in India as a young child, raised in Tasmania, forever desperate to find his way back home. Starring Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) as the […]

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Next Overwatch event will celebrate Chinese New Year

January 19, 2017

Overwatch will see its next major event kick off in just a few days time, with the central theme being a celebration of the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year.

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Film Review: Split (USA, 2017) is a stunning return to form for M. Night Shyamalan

January 19, 2017

There is plenty of real world evidence to suggest that, to a degree, our thoughts and feelings can in some way re-wire our brain. Neuroplasticity is a relatively young field, but an infinitely fascinating one nonetheless; discoveries are being made everyday, many on how our brain evolves for better or for worse and how we […]

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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney unveils new executive club: Lounge 32

January 19, 2017

The impressive Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has just opened doors to their latest expansion: a new executive club titled Lounge 32 (you can probably guess what level it’s located on) reinvented in collaboration with award-winning Australian interior designer Miriam Fanning (Mim Design). Attempting to meet the demand from both leisure and business guests, this modernised […]

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North Sydney gets its own world-class infinity-edged rooftop pool

January 19, 2017

A world-class 25m infinity-edged rooftop pool has opened this month in North Sydney, Australia, on the rooftop of Crown Group’s latest residential development, Skye by Crown Group. Construction of the building was completed in December.  The property group has secured more than $100-million worth of apartments in the first week of sales and all apartments now sold. Residents of the […]

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American Airlines and Topdeck offer Australians free return flights to Los Angeles

January 19, 2017

If you’re looking for a way to get to the USA for free, tour operators Topdeck – who target travellers aged 18 to 39 – have partnered with American Airlines to provide free flights to the USA for any Australians who book a Topdeck trip of 16 days or more. There are 11 Topdeck trips […]

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Opera Australia’s Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci uses beautiful subtleties to link two magnificent operas

January 19, 2017

Opera Australia’s latest production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci is actually two operas performed back to back. Two quite distinct operas in their composition, and yet they lend themselves to the other so easily that it’s odd to try and think of them as distinct. This production, in particular, uses beautiful subtleties to link them even further. […]

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Art Month Sydney returns for 2017 and shifts focus to Art after dark

January 19, 2017

If you live in Sydney and love contemporary art, block off March on your calendars now. Art Month Sydney, the annual month long city-wide celebration of contemporary art and artists returns in 2017, running from March 1st – 20th. In 2017 there will be a renewed focus on bringing Sydney’s exciting art precincts to life in […]

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Jonny Woo talks drag, being provocative and A Night At The Musicals

January 19, 2017

Drag is a culture that has a richness entwined with a diverse community of entertainers telling a story in all sorts of ways. It’s then comforting to know that drag artists are still out there keen on simply performing musicals for musical sake. Jonny Woo, along with his long-time collaborator Le Gateau Chocolat is bringing […]

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Olio Kensington Street will bring the soul of Sicilian dining to Chippendale (Sydney)

January 19, 2017

2016 was one of the best 12 month periods for new restaurant and bar openings in Sydney (lockout laws withstanding; on that note, good riddance Mike Baird), but just because the year is over doesn’t mean the momentum is slowing. Case in point: just a few weeks into 2017 and we’re already getting a shiny […]

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Gelato Messina, Mr Burger and more added to Velodrome Food Truck Festival (Melbourne)

January 19, 2017

The lineup has grown significantly for Velodrome Food Truck Festival since the inaugural Australia Day weekend event was announced late last year. Across four days, from 26th to 29th January, Melbourne’s newest arts and food venue, the Velodrome, is promising a packed out festival full of the city’s most famous food vendors as well as […]

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InterContinental’s Double Bay rooftop bar teams with Belvedere for Signature Sundays (Sydney)

January 19, 2017

On what is surely now one of the most famous rooftop’s across the city, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay’s stunning open-air bar has become a Summer-ready Sunday destination thanks to a recent partnership with Belvedere. The renowned Vodka has come on board to help launch Signature Sundays, which will take place every week from afternoon to […]

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