Day: 27 January 2017

How events like Sydney’s Old Mate’s Block Party prove the live scene is far from dead

January 27, 2017

The state of live music has been one of contention recently, especially within Australian culture, where various scenes have been going through stages of flux. Some good, some bad. Sydney in particular has been going through it, and going through it quite obviously. In the eyes of the rest of the country, the city has […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jessie Reyez “Shutter Island” (2017)

January 27, 2017

Canada is way more than the 6God, that’s for damn sure. One of our new favourite artists out of Toronto is Jessie Reyez and ahead of the weekend, we’re easing in with her new single “Shutter Island”. The music video for the track sees Reyez submerged in a water tank, constrained in a straight-jacket, trying to […]

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August Alsina continues to tease new album DRUGS with two new music videos

January 27, 2017

R&B sensation August Alsina has released two brand new songs ahead of his upcoming album DRUGS. Alsina dropped the first song earlier this month, also entitled “Drugs”, supported by an inviting visual exuding sexy, tropical vibes. He then followed with the soulful single “Wait”, switching to an indoor location this time but retaining the same creative and elegant themes. […]

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Single of the Day: Ásgeir “Unbound” (2017)

January 27, 2017

Ásgeir is back! With a second album in the pipeline (titled Afterglow), we’ve been gifted with the first taste in his new single, “Unbound”. Threading some great electronic sounds with slick melody and production, “Unbound” comes charging through to fill the space Ásgeir’s acclaimed debut album In The Silence left in its wake. We are here for it, you […]

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Tim Meaco of The Lockhearts on commitments, discovering new bands in your own backyard & more

January 27, 2017

With the Old Mate’s Block Party hitting The Factory tomorrow, we linked up with the guys who spurred the idea of grouping together a bunch of Sydney bands (and some from interstate, too) into a reality. For those who were of the opinion that there wasn’t anything interesting happening in their local music scene (or that […]

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The Stiffys on the state of our live music scene ahead of the 2017 Old Mate’s Block Party

January 27, 2017

The Old Mate’s Block Party kicks off tomorrow for another year, bringing a sick line up of Sydney and Melbourne bands to The Factory in Marrickville. The aim? To party, potentially come across your new favourite band and celebrate a live music scene that is most definitely still thriving and pumping out great talent. Ahead of the mini-festival, […]

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The Comet is Coming’s Danalogue the Conqueror talks the pending apocalypse and Australian tour

January 27, 2017

Ahead of their brief Australian tour – which kicks off in Melbourne tonight, I caught up with Danalogue the Conqueror (aka Dan Leavers), who plays synthesiser in The Comet is Coming, to talk about their visit, the apocalypse – the dark one who will not be named – and much more: Your debut Channel The […]

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Photo Gallery: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Brisbane Showgrounds (26.01.17)

January 27, 2017

The 2017 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicked off for another year yesterday, celebrating the public holiday out on the east coast at the Brisbane Showgrounds. With acts including A.B. ORIGINAL, Gang of Youths, Whitney and Tame Impala all taking to stages throughout the day and evening, punters showed up in strong numbers to get around it. Photos by Andrew Wade. [print_gllr […]

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2017 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival dates and new creative team

January 27, 2017

This year, the fifth annual Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will be held from 13-23 July. Commissioned by the Yarra City Council, the winter music festival aims to support local live music venues, musicians, and small businesses throughout the relatively quiet winter period. The 2017 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will feature around 900 different musical acts from a wide range of genres, performing […]

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Keep Sydney Open announces new rally date for February

January 27, 2017

Last Friday, the Police Commissioner of NSW filed a last-minute lawsuit against Keep Sydney Open, resulting in the Supreme Court issuing a prohibition order against the organisation’s application for a night rally, scheduled for Saturday, January 21st. However, organisers refuse to give up, with Keep Sydney Open announcing their third rally against Sydney’s controversial lockout laws on 18 February 2017. […]

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Review: Glass Animals help kick off Laneway sideshows with spectacular sold out Enmore Theatre set in Sydney

January 27, 2017

Laneway Festival season is upon us and though we in Sydney have more than a week to wait before it hits our city, Wednesday marked the official start of sideshows, as bands piled in from Singapore’s Laneway over the weekend. Among them were Glass Animals, who are making their second visit to our shores in […]

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Prey gets new trailer, worldwide release date

January 27, 2017

Bethesda and Arkane Studios’ upcoming reboot of supernatural shooter Prey has just dropped a brand new gameplay trailer, and unveiled its worldwide release date. Mid year is starting to look very, very interesting.

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Film Review: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (USA, 2017) brings the tale of the world’s unluckiest woman to a close

January 27, 2017

If there’s one thing you can rely on in a Resident Evil movie, it certainly isn’t subtlety.  Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is what it says on the tin — the last film in Paul W. S. Anderson‘s increasingly bonkers series of action horror films adapted from the video game franchise of the same name. For fans keen […]

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Six regular events and parties to check out in Tokyo, Japan on a budget

January 27, 2017

With ridiculously cheap flight options, its relatively close proximity to Australia and the promise of endless cultural fascination, Tokyo has in recent years become a regular go-to destination for Aussie travellers. Though it enjoys a reputation for being an expensive destination to visit, when compared to our major cities, this idea is somewhat unfounded. That […]

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Book Review: Libby Angel’s The Trapeze Act is a beautifully frustrating tale of a young girl struggling to define herself in a family of wild characters

January 27, 2017

Bringing up the rear of a family of circus runaways, ambitious playboy barristers, and juvenile delinquents, Loretta often finds that the best recourse is blending into the background of their scandalous and unusual existence. But Loretta cannot remain a fly on her family’s wall for much longer. As the four piece’s precarious existence begins to […]

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