Day: 13 March 2017

Music Video of the Day: Cameron Avery “Dance With Me” (2017)

March 13, 2017

Taken from his debut solo album Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams, Cameron Avery doles out some soulful gold with the single “Dance With Me”. The accompanying music video, featuring Alexa Chung, is a dive into a dreamscape where feelings of love and loss are navigated with beauty and poignancy. Directed by Nicole McDonald, the song itself is represented beautifully onscreen. […]

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Adele wins over thousands at the Adelaide Oval on a Mad March Monday

March 13, 2017

Adele couldn’t have picked a more interesting time to make her South Australian debut. We’re currently in the throes of our festival season and plonking a massive stadium show in the midst of the madness in the city was only set to add fuel to the fire. Still, running from Day Four of WOMADelaide at […]

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Music Video of the Day: Maya “What After Now” (2017)

March 13, 2017

Get some captivating future soul into your Monday, with the new music video from MAYA. “What After Now” is heartfelt and confident – an ode to living in the moment. Officially released on March 24th, “What After Now” is an absolute jam. The music video was inspired by MAYA’s childhood, as the musician herself describes: “When I […]

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Album Review: Hanni El Khatib – Savage Times (2017 LP)

March 13, 2017

Listening to this 19 track long album before you realise it’s a collection of EPs can be confronting. Hanni El Khatib produced five separate EPs last year and this collection is all of them thrown together. The first track, “Baby’s OK” has a strong drum beat and starts with the line, “I was high as […]

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Album Review: Augustines – This is Your Life (2017 LP)

March 13, 2017

The first time I listened to this album, I had questions. The first: why are they breaking up their band when their latest album is this good? The second: where are the subdued, quiet Augustines I remember from their 2014 self-titled album? Opening track “Are We Alive” assaulted my ears with a drum frenzy and […]

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Single of the Day: AEORA “Boss-y” (2017)

March 13, 2017

Aeora bosses up on her dark new single and we are loving it. We’ve already been introduced to the Melbourne musician’s raw and captivating presence on record and through recent shows, live crowds have been introduced to Lisa Spencer‘s masterful charm. On “Boss-y”, Aeora presents an empowered front; not to be messed with, we hear the singer […]

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Album Review: Laura Marling – Semper Femina (2017 LP)

March 13, 2017

Let me preface this review by saying I am in love with Laura Marling. I have been since 2013, when she enchanted the entire tent at Splendour in the Grass. Her songwriting shows wisdom and depth beyond her years, and many of her songs make me feel like they’ve been written just for me. I’ve […]

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Interview: Inside the mind of Bluesfest director Peter Noble

March 13, 2017

Bluesfest has been a staple on the Australian music scene for well over twenty years and director Peter Noble has been involved for most of that time. We had a chat with Peter on what motivates him and some of the reasons behind the success of the event. Let me start by asking how does your […]

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Applications are now open for the 2017 APRA Professional development awards

March 13, 2017

APRA AMCOS have once again put the call out to budding artists and songwriters to vie for the coveted APRA Development Award. Aimed as a career boosting initiative, a $15,000 cash grant will be awarded to up and coming artists, composers and songwriters in each of the following categories: Popular Contemporary (3 separate grants will […]

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Dappled Cities share new single from forthcoming album, Five, dropping May 5th

March 13, 2017

Returning with their fifth studio album, aptly titled Five (and stylised as IIIII), indie-rock Sydney act Dappled Cities have announced the latest taste from their forthcoming record. Following up first single “That Sound” released May last year, “Stone Men” opts for a groovier beat with textured synths, bubbling bass and even a cheeky sax section. Lush harmonies make […]

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Kilter shares new single from forthcoming debut album dropping this June

March 13, 2017

After releasing numerous hot fire singles including “Fool For You” and “They Don’t Know Us”, as well as touring extensively and reaching a global audience, it’s hard to believe this 20 year-old beat maker from Sydney is only now about to release his debut album. Due this June, the latest cut from Kilter’s debut album is […]

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Lee Kernaghan on an impressive 25 year milestone ahead of a huge run of live shows

March 13, 2017

In 1992, Lee Kernaghan released the Outback Club, which not only won ‘Best Country Album’ at the ARIA Music Awards and ‘Album of the Year’ at the Golden Guitar Awards, but also made him a household name. With 25 years in the industry, Lee has sold over two million album sales, 34 number one hits […]

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SXSW Film Review: Lake Bodom (Finland, 2016) attempts to straighten the horror genre curve

March 13, 2017

A delightfully nasty horror movie that draws on real-life inspiration, Lake Bodom hopes to be more than just a Friday The 13th-type slasher, in large part to its true crime connection, but ultimately can’t overcome its conventionality – not that there’s anything wrong with that. What still remains one of Europe’s greatest unsolved mysteries, the […]

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SXSW: 13 things we learned about Veep and its sixth season during the cast panel

March 13, 2017

One of the most anticipated panels at SXSW this year was one featuring the cast and showrunner of the acclaimed HBO comedy series Veep, which returns for a ten episode sixth season on April 16th. The panel, which was the show’s first at SXSW, featured writer/executive producer David Mandel, executive producer/star Julia Louis-Dreyfus and cast […]

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SXSW: Justin Hurwitz reveals how La La Land connects to Chazelle’s debut feature Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

March 13, 2017

During a special Q&A at the Lionsgate Lounge at SXSW, two-time Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz hit the stage and the piano to discuss the processes behind composing the music for La La Land. At the end of the almost hour long talk, which included a number of brief performances from Hurwitz as he detailed how […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 13 “Bury Me Here” puts Morgan in the spotlight

March 13, 2017

It’s no secret that The Walking Dead is beginning to lose momentum. Seven seasons in and it seems the monolithic survival-horror series keeps tripping over itself more often than not, with inconsistency now a defining trait. Unlike Game of Thrones which takes a vignette approach to it’s larger cast, TWD often features stretched bottle episodes […]

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TV Review: FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan is a delicious TV affair

March 13, 2017

As eloquently described by Catherine Zeta Jones‘s portrayal of two-time Academy Award winning actress Olivia de Havilland, feuds are never about hate…they are about pain.  And in the first season of Ryan Murphy‘s latest anthology series Feud, pain is running rampant for both Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon), two legendary actresses […]

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SXSW Film Review: The Light of the Moon (USA, 2017) is more than a victim’s story, but a tale of human complexity

March 13, 2017

Bonnie is young and worldly, holds a job as an architect and lives in NYC. She has good friends, a pretty good social life and is in a stable relationship with a man who is equally as upwardly mobile, enjoying the same perks as anyone with a career in a city able to hold the […]

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Edie Wright of Magabala Books discusses bringing Indigenous stories into the classroom

March 13, 2017

Earlier this year it was announced that remote publishing house Magabala Books had teamed up with the Copyright Agency and the Australian Literacy Educators Association to devise a series of specially created teaching resources for 15 Indigenous stories, which will be made available to teachers via the Reading Australia website. The resources were devised and […]

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Tonight’s Q&A is coming to you live and direct from Adelaide Festival of Arts

March 13, 2017

Tonight’s instalment of ABC’s Q&A will be a little different from normal. For a start, regular host Tony Jones has been given the week off. Taking on hosting responsibilities in his place will be comedian Tom Ballard. This weeks Q&A will also be coming to you direct from the Adelaide Festival of the Arts. With […]

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Theatre Review: Great performances fail to brighten this Blackrock (at Seymour Centre until 25th March)

March 13, 2017

There are some standout performances in White Box’s production of Blackrock, now playing at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, but they’re not enough to lift it to the heights this play deserves. At a time when violence against women remains high in our nation’s consciousness, we need plays like Nick Enright’s Blackrock to hit us where it […]

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Book Review: Peter Polites’ Down The Hume shakes our expectations about “Australian” stories

March 13, 2017

When we think of an “Australian story” the ones that typically spring to mind are predominantly about the country, bush or the past. So what is a reader to do when they want something that reflects their own modern life in the Western suburbs of Sydney? Thankfully, Peter Polites has answered this in his debut […]

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Win a double pass to see Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece Dracula in Sydney

March 13, 2017

Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece Dracula is set to swoop the country and will visit Riverside Theatres in Parramatta from 1st to 4th April for a strictly limited season. Created and adapted by one of Australia’s leading contemporary theatre companies, shake & stir theatre co, this critically acclaimed adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror-classic is every […]

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Win a double pass to see the production of Big Fish at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney

March 13, 2017

The Australian Premiere of Big Fish is coming to Hayes Theatre Co from 18 April to 14 May 2017. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centres on a travelling salesman whose larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him. But their son Will, about to […]

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It’s a question of art versus science as the World Science Festival returns to Brisbane later this month

March 13, 2017

After huge success with its first ever Brisbane based run in 2016, the World Science Festival will once again host a series of events in the River City. Organised by the Queensland Museum Network, a selection of events at this year’s festival will celebrate the relationship between art and science. Traditionally recognised as two very […]

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One of the world’s greatest Turkish chefs to cook at Efendy for one night only (Sydney)

March 13, 2017

He runs one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world, Istanbul’s Mikla (currently number 56 in world’s 50 best restaurants), and for one night only he’ll be joining Sydney’s Somer Sivrioglu at Balmain eatery Effendy. For a one-off collaboration dinner Sivrioglu has invited his good friend Mehmet Gürs to fly in and give guests […]

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Gelato Messina are serving up pies at their Rosebery HQ this weekend (Sydney)

March 13, 2017

You know Messina Eats right? That delicious foodie series created last year by Gelato Messina in which the dessert empire invites all sorts of savoury champions to their Rosebery HQ in Sydney to put together a carpark feast. It’s back this weekend, and this time Messina have tapped into one of their young chefs, Tom, […]

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Recipe: Brick Lane’s Scallop and Kingfish Ceviche

March 13, 2017

Since opening last year, Darlinghurst restaurant Brick Lane has proven to be a growing force for Sydney’s casual dining scene. Standing on the increasingly busy Stanley Street, the experimental Indian kitchen run by Head Chef Joey Ingram has gained a large local following with interesting twists on the cuisine alongside fresh-focused classics inspired by other […]

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Johnny Fontane’s brings Chicago style deep-dish pizza to Darlinghurst (Sydney)

March 13, 2017

How has Sydney gone this long without Chicago-style deep dish pizza? The famous mid-west style of pizza has long been an indulgent fantasy for Sydney diners returning from vacation in the States, but up until now it’s been hard to come across. That’s going to change with the opening of Johnny Fontane’s, a new venue […]

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Review: Mezzanino Ristorante brings yum cha style Italian dining to Waterloo (Sydney)

March 13, 2017

Step into Danks Street Produce Merchants in Waterloo and you’ll be greeted by fresh produce, artisan goods, and an Italian dining experience housed in the the building where Fratelli Fresh once dwelled. Brought to you by the team behind Fourth Village Providore in Mosman, Danks Street Produce Merchants and the restaurant above it, Mezzanino Ristorante, […]

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