Day: 11 March 2017

The House of Vans returns to the Mohawk for SXSW featuring Temples, French Montana and more

March 11, 2017

It’s no grand overstatement – the House of Vans parties at SXSW are legendary. You stand the chance of seeing the likes of Erykah Badu play the intimate outdoor stage alongside Kelela and Grouplove. Inside, the party continues while the drinks flow. Mohawk plays the perfect host and has been one of our favourite haunts […]

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Spotify and Live Nation launch new video series, Music Happens Here

March 11, 2017

Spotify, in partnership with Live Nation have launched an exciting new initiative – Music Happens Here. Presented by Hilton Honors, Music Happens Here, is a combined music and travel video series which focuses specifically on celebrating the impact of the geographical muse across the globe. Music Happens Here, presents as a chance for music lovers to […]

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Live Review: Pete Rock & CL Smooth bring the soul of hip hop to Sydney

March 11, 2017

Oh how I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when a young Pete Rock lifted that immortal saxophone sample from Tom Scott‘s version of “Today”. The peerless beatmaker used that second-long loop to create what is arguably the greatest rap production of all time, that which became “They Reminisce Over You […]

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Fleet Foxes return after six years with new single + album announcement

March 11, 2017

Last Tuesday, indie-folk legends Fleet Foxes announced their new album, Crack-Up, will be released June 16th. Crack-up follows up the Grammy award nominated Helplessness Blues (2011) and will be accompanied by an extensive international tour, including four very special shows at the Sydney Opera House. It may have been six years since we last swooned over Fleet […]

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Tkay Maidza, Jimmy Eat World and more confirmed for Pandora SXSW showcases

March 11, 2017

More juicy showcases are being revealed for SXSW, with Pandora’s updated showcases featuring Jimmy Eat World, Future Islands, and Australia’s Tkay Maidza. The music discovery platform Pandora has lined up four days of superb showcases, which they will be livestreaming, along with artist interviews, on the Pandora at SXSW station. Tune in from March 13-16th to get the lowdown, […]

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Interview: Planetarium director Rebecca Zlotowski discusses her unique foreign film and how an Oscar winner came to be involved

March 11, 2017

As the 28th annual Alliance Francaise French Film Festival makes its way across the major Australian states through March and April, the toast of French cinema will be at the ready for audiences seeking a sense of European style.  One film sure to hold interest throughout the festival is Planetarium, a lush pre-war drama starring […]

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Win a double pass to see The Untouchables at In The House in Sydney

March 11, 2017

Al Capone ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they’d bring him down. On March 17th, Event Cinemas George St in Sydney will present a special screening of The Untouchables, Brian De Palma’s all-star cast gangster classic with Kevin […]

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SXSW Film Review: Hounds of Love (Australia, 2016) flips the conventions of the serial killer genre

March 11, 2017

Assuredly disturbing and revelling in its ability to flip the conventions of the serial killer genre, Ben Young‘s debut feature Hounds of Love is one for those that appreciate their stories without gloss. Counterbalancing its Christmas setting with a tale unflinching in its disturbing nature, this Australian thriller manages to escape the confinements of the “torture porn” […]

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SXSW Film Review: Barbecue (Australia, 2017) is food porn with a good back story

March 11, 2017

If there was one thing Jiro Dreams of Sushi did, it was set a precedent that documentaries can be about literally anything. The evidence is in cable broadcasting and the phenomena of reality TV series. There are entire channels dedicated to reality TV programs, filling endless time slots with narratives on cat trainers or house […]

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SXSW Film Review: Rat Film (USA, 2016) provides engaging commentary on the urban history of Baltimore

March 11, 2017

From writer, photographer and filmmaker Theo Anthony, Rat Film is a documentary that hooks you in and deserves a pedestal. The feature-length film focuses on rats and their lives as a way to explore Baltimore’s urban history and how humans interact with their world. It is clever yet confronting to see rats up close and […]

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