Day: 21 February 2017

Music Video of the Day: Belle Noble “Instinct” (2017)

February 21, 2017

Fresh-faced Melbourne artist Belle Noble has launched the video for her debut single ‘Instinct’, an anthem proclaiming empowerment, individualism and self-awareness. The RnB singer’s arresting debut is powerful, with her unique vocals soaring across commanding piano melodies. The accompanying visuals are something else entirely; each dancer in the clip had never heard the track or been given […]

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Review: Kishi Bashi shows Sydney why he’s one of the world’s most entrancing performers

February 21, 2017

I can’t remember how I first came to know about Kishi Bashi. I know I fell in love with his debut record, 151a, back in 2012, and even came to interview the man himself that same year. So it must have been around then. But my adoration for the man born as Kaoru Ishibashi (get […]

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The AIR Awards relocating to Adelaide for the next three years as part of new industry partnership

February 21, 2017

A huge coup for the South Australian music industry, the renowned and revered AIR Awards – normally held in Melbourne – have been relocated to Adelaide from this July.  Now set to be part of the ever-growing South Australian calendar of live music events, the AIR Awards will be headlining the annual Umbrella: Winter City Sounds series […]

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Sun Kil Moon to perform select shows on the east coast this May & June

February 21, 2017

Sun Kil Moon fans have been blessed this week with the announcement of Mark Kozelek‘s Australian tour this May. Over three nights on the east coast, the prolific and often divisive artist will be appearing live and no doubt giving audiences a show that will leave them with unique memories they’re not likely to be rid of […]

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Music Video of the Day: Mossy “Dumb Terror” (2017)

February 21, 2017

Sydney’s Mossy has returned with a new music video, this time for “Dumb Terror”. As we continue to watch our current social and political climates battle to find their way to some kind of sanity and balance, Mossy’s latest single was written as a response to all the chaos. As he explains, “For me, “Dumb Terror” is about […]

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Review: Maya Vik’s Beyond The Basics album still hits all the right notes

February 21, 2017

Ahead of being a model, brand ambassador and part-time chef, Maya Vik is a veteran queen of funk. Her name might be lesser known outside of Europe, but her 2015 LP Beyond the Basics is a perfect introduction. With an upbringing listening to the likes of Janet Jackson, Prince and Michael Jackson, it’s obvious how little this […]

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Australians in Film open applications for the 2017 Heath Ledger Scholarship

February 21, 2017

Australians in Film has announced that applications have now opened for 9th annual Heath Ledger Scholarship, awarded to Australian rising actors from ages 18-35 who demonstrate a long and potential career. The scholarship is dedicated to the legacy of Australian actor Heath Ledger, whose extraordinary commitment to the craft of acting, most notably in his […]

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One Sydney bar is taking their love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to another level

February 21, 2017

Darlinghurst bar The Long Goodbye has a rabid obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Or so it would seem as they prepare to host Buffy Night on March 8. Celebrating 20 years of the iconic cult hit, the bar will be serving themed drinks including “Corpse Reviver no. 2”, “Blood and Sand”, “Bloody Mary” and […]

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Win a double pass to the Alliance Française French Film Festival in your city

February 21, 2017

The 2017 Alliance Française French Film Festival is enjoying its 28th anniversary this year, and to celebrate we have TEN double, single session passes (valid nationally) on offer. Featuring a fabulous line-up of 45 films, the Festival showcases the very best of contemporary French Cinema and will screen at Palace Cinemas around Australian from March […]

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Film Review: Fist Fight (USA, 2017) has solid storytelling, but otherwise falters

February 21, 2017

If there’s one thing everybody can say about this film, it is that the film is punchy. Studio comedies have been very underwhelming the past few years, especially from studios like Warner Brothers (the less said about Hot Pursuit, the better), regardless of the comedic talent involved. So when I heard about this film that […]

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Opera Review: Tosca is a powerful opera, placed in a powerful setting (performances until March 31st)

February 21, 2017

In John Bell’s latest production of Tosca for Opera Australia we are transported into a troubling Nazi-occupied Rome, combining all the elements of this most tragic opera into a frighteningly real presentation. And above it all soars Puccini’s magnificent music- nothing compares to the works of this master of the operatic art. Scrawled across the […]

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Lucio Gallo on his role as Scarpia in Tosca and singing with Luciano Pavarotti

February 21, 2017

In Opera Australia’s latest production of Tosca the period is transformed into Nazi-occupied Rome. A decision director John Bell explains “A tyrannical regime, resistance fighters hunted down, women forced to give sexual favours in order to protect a loved one — these things are still happening, and always have been, during war.” At the head of […]

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Patti Smith to take part in rare solo speaking engagement in Sydney this April

February 21, 2017

In what will be a rare solo appearance poet, writer and Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith will take to the Joan Sutherland Theatre Stage at the Sydney Opera House on April 23rd to talk, read and sing from her acclaimed oeuvre. Over the course of the evening Smith will touch on the […]

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Todrick Hall’s Straight Outta Oz coming to Oz in June

February 21, 2017

Broadway actor, American Idol finalist and YouTube star Todrick Hall has announced his musical Straight Outta Oz will be hitting Australian shores in June, following a run of shows in North America and Europe. Straight Outta Oz is a twisted take on L. Frank Baum’s classic creation – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The show, […]

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Mr. is Balmain’s brightest new cafe that serves alcohol from 10am (Sydney)

February 21, 2017

Gorgeous green walls frame Balmain’s buzzy Mr., a new licensed cafe that serves booze from 10am and keeps it light even when they’re serving donuts stuffed with ricotta or classic cheeseburgers. Keen to stand out against the long strip of dining venues on Darling Street, the locally owned 40-seater is the very first cafe in […]

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Introducing Dunies Lager: Dune Rats are releasing their very own beer with Young Henrys

February 21, 2017

With a description promising a “slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash”, the Dunies Lager sounds like the perfect liquid to pour into your shoe and skull on a scorching Sydney day. What’s Dunies Lager you ask? Oh it’s […]

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Our 23 favourite Sydney restaurants, bars and cafes of 2016

February 21, 2017

Why 23? Are you turning into Buzzfeed with your arbitrary numbers based on how much you can be bothered googling and presenting to your readers as some kind of faux-authoritative listicle they’ll share with their friends and be like “omgod dis so me fo’ real, fam. Sc-uhhh-reaming!”? Well, not quite. There has been too many […]

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