Day: 1 March 2017

Parramatta Live and Local showcases an awakening in the Western Sydney music scene

March 1, 2017

With close to 100 acts submitting their interests in performing for the event, last Saturday saw a select group of 40 artists chosen to play 18 venues across Parramatta that ranged from bridal shops to cafes to restaurants and hotels as Parramatta City Council adopted an initiative not too unlike King St. Crawl in Newtown […]

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Alice Ivy, Julia Jacklin and more among Australian artists announced for Canadian Music Week 2017 in Toronto

March 1, 2017

We’re a little over a month away from one of the year’s biggest music festivals and conferences, Canadian Music Week, which will be taking over the city of Toronto in Canada for six days of live music, comedy, panels and more. A slew of artists have been announced in recent weeks, and among those revealed […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: WHITE VANS “Dog” (2017)

March 1, 2017

It was a steamy summer evening when I first stumbled upon WHITE VANS, breaking guitars and tearing up the stage at The Old Bar, where their nearly maniacal music was a show-stealer. They oscillated between lo-fi, garage-rock moments, and face-melting walls of guitar-driven feedback; an unforgettable kind of sound, flagging themselves in the Melbourne music […]

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Music Video of the Day: Pissed Jeans “The Bar is Low” (2017)

March 1, 2017

Philly group Pissed Jeans have been careening through their 13 year long career with ferocity and gnarly goodness, the essence of which has been captured brilliantly on new material for album #5, Why Love Now. The lead single taken from the album, “The Bar Is Low”, now has a funny music video released to accompany, seeing the […]

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Talking Busby Marou’s Postcards From the Shell House and more with Jeremy Marou

March 1, 2017

Busby Marou‘s latest album, Postcard From the Shell House, debuted at #1 on the ARIA chart – a fantastic feat for the duo who, as Jeremy Marou admitted to us recently, poured absolutely everything into the making of the record. Speaking with Marou just prior to the album’s release the emphasis on the importance of the record for […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: PINES “Tell Me (ft. Water Park)” (2017)

March 1, 2017

Adam Dormand and James Keneally have been making some sweet and lush electronic sounds out of Adelaide as PINES for a minute now – 2016 was a fruitful year for the duo, supporting the likes of Kiasmos and Jai Wolf, not to mention doling out some great remixes for the likes of Urthboy and KLP along with their original […]

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Album Review: Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator (2017 LP)

March 1, 2017

2016 was a hard year, globally, politically, environmentally. People made half-hearted jokes last November that at least we’d be getting a lot of good punk music pretty soon – small compensation, honestly. But the genre that flourishes the most under backwards political regimes doesn’t actually seem to be punk – often, what we remember the […]

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Meet The Industry #003: Emily Retsas (Adelaide)

March 1, 2017

South Australian musician and teacher Emily Retsas has been a part of the live music fabric of Adelaide for the last few years, throwing her bass talent behind a wide array of bands. A keen eye may recognise her from her work with Koral and the Goodbye Horses or Blush Response, while interstate heads may have seen her on […]

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Five reasons why British crime drama The Missing is the hot new mini-series to watch

March 1, 2017

The British are known for their heavy suspense filled drama series and Foxtel’s BBC First Australia are delivering us quite a few. One of these, Series 2 of The Missing, returns with a brand new case and an almost entirely new cast. For more about this series you can read our interview with lead actor David Morrissey. We were […]

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Win a copy of character driven Australian drama Pawno on DVD

March 1, 2017

Pawno is a character driven ensemble film set in the diverse and multicultural suburb of Footscray. It revolves around one day in the lives of twelve characters. The film is set in an ageing Pawnbrokers shop and at the core of the story beats a romance, yet love is rarely simple. Within a day, lives […]

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Tilda Swinton stars in the mysterious teaser for upcoming Netflix film Okja

March 1, 2017

Although short, the debut teaser trailer for new Netflix Original Film Okja will have you hooked. Directed by South Korean visionary Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer) comes a mysterious adventure following a young girl named Mija, where the stakes are high to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’. Watch […]

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Will Smith and Joel Edgerton to hit Netflix with David Ayer’s Bright

March 1, 2017

The director of Suicide Squad and End of Watch, David Ayer has joined the ever-expanding catalogue of Netflix Originals with his new film Bright, written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Lucy Fry and Noomi Rapace, set to premiere on the streaming service later this year. Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves […]

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David Morrissey talks The Missing Series 2; guarantees you’ll be shocked and surprised by the British crime thriller

March 1, 2017

The British are known for their high concept dramas and over the years we’ve had some great series such as Life On Mars, Whitechapel, Broadchurch and The Missing on our screens. The latter, The Missing, will be returning to BBC First Australia on Foxtel commencing Sunday 5 March for its second series. We sat down […]

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The final trailer for Kong: Skull Island arrives a week out from its release

March 1, 2017

Hitting cinemas next Thursday, the anticipated Kong: Skull Island has dropped one final trailer ahead of its worldwide release, which features the iconic monster punching some helicopters. It’s no Die Hard 4, but it’s still pretty cool. You can watch it here: This return to the world of Kong is setting the character up for […]

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Nintendo Switch: What we’d like to see

March 1, 2017

Like its predecessors, the Nintendo Switch is a console with an awful lot of potential. Its portable screen and multi-format controllers mean that the door to any number of innovative new game and app design ideas has been flung wide open. Here now, in no particular order, are a ways the Nintendo Switch could innovate […]

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Whilst US tourism declines, Mexican tourism grows by some 9 percent

March 1, 2017

While it was reported this week that the election of Donald Trump has already seen the United States tourism industry lose some $185m in revenue, on the other side of the proverbial wall, things have never looked better. Yes, America’s Southern border buddy Mexico is reporting that in the calendar year of 2016, the country […]

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7 Arts Events Not To Miss Around Australia – March 2017

March 1, 2017

It’s hard to believe it’s already March, but as we continue to steamroll our way through the year, the arts offerings around the country are only getting better. Here’s just seven of the events we think you can’t miss – from an entire month dedicated to art in Sydney, to theatre, exhibition openings and comedy […]

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Adelaide Fringe Festival Review: Zeppelin Was a Cover Band – Koffee Ink at LIVE on 5, Adelaide Oval

March 1, 2017

Anyone who has done a minute’s research into popular music history understands that if you attempt to trace pretty much any style of contemporary music back to its roots, you end up at 1920’s Blues. It’s generally considered that that’s because as these originators of guitar driven music pushed lyrical and melodic boundaries, they influenced […]

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Curator Sofie Kim talks about featuring the artwork of kids in foals at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

March 1, 2017

Set to hit the Adelaide Fringe Festival later this week is foals [art exhibition], which features work exclusively created by kids between the ages of 3 to 16 from around the world. Ahead of the event, we caught up with the exhibition’s curator Sofie Kim to learn more about it.  Can you tell us a […]

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Tella Balls are giving away their famous nutella-filled doughnut balls for free this weekend (Sydney)

March 1, 2017

Tella Balls Dessert Bar – the geniuses behind the world-famous Tella Balls (doughnuts filled with Nutella), the Tellabab (dessert kebab), dessert lasagne, Pastatella, house-made pancakes, crepes and waffles, which are all of course served with lots of Nutella are celebrating their 1st birthday this weekend; and they’re giving gifts out to you. This Saturday the 4th of March […]

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