Day: 23 March 2017

Tim Ennis shares the story behind BlenheimFest – returning to Clare Valley, SA for the 8th time this Easter

March 23, 2017

Now in its eighth year, BlenheimFest is a locally supported, volunteer run, not-for-profit festival, held on Good Friday at Blenheim in the Clare Valley, South Australia. This year they’re extending their event to two days – starting it on the Thursday – while they continue to raise funds for New Hope Cambodia and throw an […]

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Single of the Day: Perfume Genius “Slip Away” (2017)

March 23, 2017

We’re still a little ways off from the new Perfume Genius album, No Shape, being released but thankfully, we’ve been gifted a new single to hold on to in the meantime – “Slip Away”. Produced by Blake Mills in LA, the album is out on May 5th, and looks to be a more than fitting follow up to […]

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Music Video of the Day: Billie Eilish “Bellyache” (2017)

March 23, 2017

We’ve been banging on about newcomer Billie Eilish for a little bit now and it seems that her recent trip to Austin for SXSW has left more people feeling the same way toward the British pop artist. Her new single “Bellyache” is a dose of gorgeous pop music from the 15 year old – yes, 15 year […]

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Five Albums You Must Listen To This Week (#004)

March 23, 2017

This week, we’ve got albums that are now considered classics by diehard fanbases as well as sonic shifts and hot new collections from the likes of Kingswood and Spoon. Take a walk back down through the early 2000’s as Chris tells us about Anthony Hamilton‘s Comin’ From Where I’m From, while Ayden lands in the UK with The Streets‘ A Grand […]

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Eleven SXSW performances that proved that women in music are dangerously underestimated

March 23, 2017

When it came to the trends of SXSW 2017, there was a lot of take note of. Firstly, there were the hordes of concerts that championed nostalgia (Hanson, Weezer, Smash Mouth etc.). Then there was (what felt like) the larger-than-ever focus on hip-hop (T.I., Gucci Mane, Vince Staples, Wu Tang etc.); something that has been […]

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SXSW buzz artist Jain talks expanding her live set up and bringing Zanaka to new audiences

March 23, 2017

While SXSW continued to boast big name performances and branded events in 2017, it still remained a platform for new music discovery and for fresh artists from around the world to play their cards on stages right throughout Austin. One such artist is Jain. The Toulouse born singer came to Austin as one of the music festival’s […]

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Film Review: Life (USA, 2017) hits all the beats we’re used to but in a more polished container

March 23, 2017

One day Hollywood might be able to come up with a new science fiction movie that has us discovering a fluffy cute adorable friendly alien. One day Hollywood might be able to come up with a group of characters who actually have character development, prior to being ruthlessly dispatched. One day Hollywood might be able […]

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Filming begins and full cast revealed for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society adaptation

March 23, 2017

Filming has begun on Guernsey, the big screen adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows‘ international bestselling epistolary novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, In the aftermath of WWII, free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write […]

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

March 23, 2017

When you wake up in a different place at a different time, can you wake up as a different person? Join us for some Mischief. Mayhem and Soap at Event Cinemas George St for Fight Club! How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight? Tickets are only $13 (or […]

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Film Review: Power Rangers (USA, 2017) is an unexpected thrill for the teen superhero genre

March 23, 2017

To go back and transpose Power Rangers into a blockbuster teen superhero film in this day and age seems like an odd choice. Though the original TV series quickly became a cult hit, time hasn’t been so kind to the franchise, even if it has strangely persisted for over two decades (it’s 24th season is […]

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Tesla’s next Australian store will be in Brisbane

March 23, 2017

Electric vehicle manufacturer and darling of armchair technocrats everywhere Tesla are planning on opening a combined service centre and showroom in the Queensland capital of Brisbane. The move marks the company’s first foray into the Queensland market.

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Microsoft Store, Sydney Announces Launch of Xbox Academy for Students

March 23, 2017

The team at Microsoft Store, Sydney have today announced an exciting new opportunity for Australian students with a passion for gaming and graphics. Xbox Academy will be a videogame-fueled educational establishment opening its doors in April to a multi-talented student cohort of designers and developers. In partnership with the Academy of Interactive Entertainment, Australia’s most […]

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Video Games Review: NieR: Automata (PS4, 2017) is a violent, gorgeous cut above the rest

March 23, 2017

NieR: Automata is immediately recognisable as a special game, which thrives on its world, characters, mechanics and ultimately the questions it raises and how they are posed to the player. While remaining engaging and thought provoking, platinum games brings back the combat mechanics seen in their previous titles such as Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising […]

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Video Game Review: The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Ties That Bind: Part II (PS4, 2017) puts character ahead of action and wins big

March 23, 2017

Following last episodes tragic conclusion, Ties That Bind: Part II opened fairly solemnly in comparison. But that was about the quietest the second instalment got as it rounded out its two hour play time with twists and healthy does of action.

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Qantas to start streaming Stan as part of their in-flight entertainment

March 23, 2017

Starting in just a few weeks, Qantas will be rolling out a new partnership with Stan which will see the Australian SVOD service incorporated into the airline’s in-flight entertainment. When the roll out is completed all domestic Qantas flights will have full access to Stan’s comprehensive library available for passengers travelling across the country. The […]

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Melbourne’s getting an unofficial Studio Ghibli party in May

March 23, 2017

To celebrate 32 years of some of the best, most unique and heartfelt animation to ever grace our screens, the very discerning folk at Supersmall Club will be hosting a massive (unofficial) party dedicated to none other than Studio Ghibli. The iconic Japanese animation film studio has inspired a pop-culture soiree of the kind Melbourne […]

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Bar Odessa is Sydney’s new luxurious underground bar

March 23, 2017

With celebrated chef David Tsirekas taking care of the food, Sydney’s ambitious 1821 already has a lot going for it. Now they’ve gone and opened up a slick looking basement bar downstairs, a bunker bar named Odessa, with luxury notes of gold and velvet to match a menu that reads with a hearty list of […]

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Review: Neil Perry’s “Jr By Night” menu at Sake Jr. is a unique contemporary Japanese hybrid

March 23, 2017

After 4pm each day, Saké Jr transforms into Jr by Night, a unique and compelling menu created by Neil Perry that is a postcard for a casual-fast food Japanese experience. Blonde wood maneuvers into industrial, polished concrete with black power outlets spaced every few metres to let you work and recharge as the aromas of ramen broth and […]

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Woollahra’s popular Buzo finds a fresh face as Jersey Road Bistro (Sydney)

March 23, 2017

Woollahra’s Buzo is taking on a new name for a new chapter, recently transforming into Jersey Road Bistro, a new venture led by Head Chef Jason Dean. Chef Dean, along with Sous Chef Chris Cho (ex-Oscillate Wildly), have elevated the food from its Italian roots to a modern bistro style menu, focusing on Australian producers […]

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Review: 12-Micron is a stunning new entry on The Streets of Barangaroo (Sydney)

March 23, 2017

What is Australian cuisine, and in particular, modern Australian cuisine? At 12-Micron, this means creating a space that showcases the very best this country has to offer, from the cuisine to the interior, from the produce to the plates they ultimately sit on. This is what Barangaroo’s latest stands for right down to its namesake, […]

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