Day: 28 January 2017

Basement Jaxx announce exclusive headline show for Sydney’s Café del Mar

January 28, 2017

Having been back in Australia for a little over a week now for the Electric Gardens Music Festival, iconic house duo Basement Jaxx have been reconnecting with fans around the country with their unmistakeable DJ style and flair. Their festival and club tour has today added a special and exclusive show for Sydney, with Basement Jaxx […]

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Review: Car Seat Headrest deliver an emotional rollercoaster of a set in Melbourne, with Terrible Truths in tow

January 28, 2017

How do you even begin to describe Car Seat Headrest’s music – ‘lo-fi’ is a commonly used word, but what even is that? The opposite of hifi? As in, Max Watts-formerly known as-Hifi? How would that even be a genre? I digress. Really, lo-fi is a phenomenon, something in the post-emo movement, with less angst […]

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James Power and Jesse Barbera launch new full service booking agency, Social State Entertainment

January 28, 2017

Australian music industry veterans James Power and Jesse Barbera, have announced the launch of Social State Entertainment, a new full service national venue booking agency that will provide a time efficient and high quality booking service, tailored to each individual performance venue’s unique identity and brand. According to James Power, whose music industry experience includes everything from […]

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Film Review: XXX: The Return of Xander Cage (USA, 2017) comes up short in nearly every aspect

January 28, 2017

“Kick some ass, get the girl, and try to look dope while doing it” That inane piece of dialogue is essentially what xXx: The Return of Xander Cage bases its existence on. Never a film that was going to be considered good, but at the very least could have been fun, this useless threequel comes […]

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The Bold and the Beautiful anniversary episodes to be filmed in Australia

January 28, 2017

The Forresters Down Under! That’s what’s happening in February this year when the cast and crew of the popular daytime soapie, The Bold and the Beautiful, makes its way to Australia to film special anniversary episodes. As the world’s most watched daily drama, it’s only fitting that Australia feature in special episodes, with the series […]

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Interview: Ransom composer Guillaume Roussel talks music, Hans Zimmer and negotiating a career between the USA and Europe

January 28, 2017

Starring Luke Roberts (Game of Thrones, Holby City), Sarah Greene (Burnt) and Brandon Jay McLaren (Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce), Ransom takes much of its storylines from the real life on-the-job experience of actual crisis negotiators Laurent Combalbert and Marwan Mery, who are some of the top negotiators in the world. On TV, Roberts plays Eric […]

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Report out of Canadian province Manitoba proves music is a worthy investment for any government

January 28, 2017

Last Month, Canadian province Manitoba’s not-for-profit industry association Manitoba Music, who develop and promote the growth and sustainability of the Manitoba music industry, released a report analysing the music industry’s economy impact in the province. In it, among many other key figures, is one that sticks out: The music industry in Manitoba generated $4.12 for […]

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Hotel Review: Loews Regency New York may just be one of the finest hotels in the world

January 28, 2017

Since its opening in 1963, the Loews Regency New York has been one of the most sought after hotels on Park Avenue. A recent US$100 million renovation has ensured it has maintained that status – not just becoming one of the finest luxury hotels in the city, but easily sitting amongst the best hotels of […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Still Life is a musing on finding beauty in the mundane (Performances until 29 January)

January 28, 2017

Take a Cirque du Soleil show. Strip out all the colour, the costumes, the set. Turn off the music. What you’d be left with is something that looks a lot like Dimitris Papaioannou’s Still Life. Featuring feats of acrobatic strength and clowning, Still Life is a beautiful piece of moving art, created from the most […]

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