Day: 22 January 2017

Huge lineup revaled as the BlenheimFest returns to the Clare Valley in April

January 22, 2017

South Australia is spurring on the momentum surrounding the wealth of events happening out in their wine regions – you don’t just head out to McLaren Vale, the Barossa and Adelaide Hills and the Clare Valley for hens days and weddings anymore, oh no. Now, vineyards and the gorgeous surrounds of South Australian farms are becoming […]

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Win a double pass to Raggamuffin All Stars in Sydney and Melbourne

January 22, 2017

One World Entertainment are thrilled to announce Raggamuffin All Stars featuring Grammy winning superstar Shaggy, break out New Zealand sensations SIX60, The world’s premier reggae group performing the hits of Bob Marley – The Wailers featuring reggae star Julian Marley, reggae legends Morgan Heritage own House Of Shem. The all-star line-up of reggae royalty will […]

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Courtney Barnett joins Bluesfest’s Easter Thursday line up

January 22, 2017

Following on from the announcement that Courtney Barnett will be performing her only scheduled theatre show for the year in support of Patti Smith and Her Band in Melbourne, Bluesfest has now revealed that the Melbourne songwriter and performer will be heading to Byron Bay for a special festival show on Easter Thursday this year. 2016 was […]

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The Shins reveal “Name For You” from new album, Heartworms

January 22, 2017

Few indie-rock bands can stick it out for over a decade and remain as prevalent and charming as they were at the beginning. The Shins are proving themselves to be one of those bands. Maybe you’re like myself and nod fondly to the day your adolescent ears first let James Mercer’s sunny vocals teach you […]

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The Living End’s Andy Strachan on Shift and life on the road

January 22, 2017

As a long-time fan of The Living End it was with great delight that I had the chance to have a chat with drummer-extraordinaire, Andy Strachan, about their seventh album, Shift, life on the road, and the fear of Meatloafing. Firstly, congratulations on the latest album; it’s a killer, I think. Thank you, that’s good […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Opera Australia’s King Roger takes you (quite literally) inside the conflicted mind of the King

January 22, 2017

King Roger, or Krol Roger, is a rarely performed Polish opera that takes you inside the conflicted mind of the King as he battles with the seduction of a hedonistic Shepard/God. And by “takes you inside” it means quite literally, for the main stage is a giant head- the hollowed back forming stairs and platforms […]

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Win a double pass to see Fairly Lucid Productions theatre production of Member in Sydney

January 22, 2017

In the 1980s, Sydney gangs found a new blood sport – hunting gays. From February 21st to March 4th , Fairly Lucid Productions will present the gripping production, Member, a powerful look into the gay hate crime epidemic that blighted Sydney’s coastline during the 1980s and 1990s. Member follows the story of former gang member, […]

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Three fine dining chefs team up to open Burger Head in Penrith (Sydney)

January 22, 2017

Take chefs who’ve earned their individual chops at the likes of Momofuku Seiobo, Quay and Master and put them all in the kitchen together. You’d expect greatness right? Right. By all accounts that’s what you’ll find at their collective Penrith venture, Burger Head. Yep, you may have guessed from the name that this is yet […]

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William Grant & Sons appoint their 100th ambassador

January 22, 2017

As part of their international spirits ambassador programme, luxury spirits company William Grant & Sons have selected Australian award-winning bartender Richard Blanchard as their 100th ambassador. Appointed as the Glenfiddich Ambassador after working for the brand as a “whisky specialist” for the past three years, Blanchard will be responsible for growing the iconic single-malt Scotch […]

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Grange Road Egg Shop opens in Toorak (Melbourne)

January 22, 2017

An upbeat and bright breakfast & brunch venue has recently arrived in Toorak from the same team behind Denis the Menace and St Edmonds. Grange Road Egg Shop is the name, and with a menu designed by Aleksander Nitecki (best known for his work at Yotam Ottolenghi) it’s bringing something playful and inventive to the […]

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New owners reimagine St Kilda’s Pizza E Birra as a seafood and pizza bar (Melbourne)

January 22, 2017

New owners have seen a few changes going down at St Kilda favourite Pizza E Birra, with the restaurant now fashioned as Melbourne’s very first pizza and seafood bar. “We are thrilled with the opportunity to take over such an iconic venue and to continue the wonderful tradition of quality wood-fired pizza and beer”, said […]

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