Day: 9 April 2017

Here’s the Midnight Oil setlist from today’s surprise Sydney gig; their first show since 2009

April 9, 2017

Tonight, legendary Sydney group Midnight Oil played a surprise, mid-afternoon hometown gig at the Marrickville Bowling Club (capacity being around the 400 mark), in what was their first public show since 2009’s Sound Relief appearance. The gig sits ahead of their already announced “intimate pub” performance which is happening this Thursday at Selina’s in Coogee, […]

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Film Review: Personal Shopper (USA, 2016) falls flat with its supernatural elements

April 9, 2017

Poor Maureen (Kristen Stewart). Her boss, Kyra (Nora von Waldstätten) is impossible, sending her all over Europe for clothes and shoes she is too rich and famous to buy for herself. On top of that, her twin brother died a few months ago, and he still hasn’t contacted her from the beyond, even though he […]

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MICF Review: Rhys Nicholson’s I’m Fine is flamboyantly astute (performances until April 23rd)

April 9, 2017

With a characteristically flamboyant style, Rhys Nicholson could be the best-dressed-in-show for the whole of the comedy festival. He has a theatrical sensibility to him, and subsequently can be the most melodramatic-in-show for the damn festival as well. As a result, Nicholson doesn’t keep a slow pace through his hour dubbed I’m Fine. Which is […]

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Theatre Review: STC’s Talk is a searing, hilarious look at modern journalism (Performances at the Sydney Opera House until 20th May)

April 9, 2017

Talk is a play that feels like Frontline version 2.0. It’s a satirical look at the modern state of journalism, a place that has seen many experienced reporters lose their jobs while amateurs and citizen journalists have risen up. This Sydney Theatre Company production is a searing indictment on the current media climate as it […]

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MICF Review: Puppetry of the Penis is as quirky as one can be… down there (performances until 9th April)

April 9, 2017

It was just like any other Sunday evening as I sat in the audience of the Palms theatre at Melbourne’s Crown Casino. However, on this particular evening, two men were about to walk onstage, throw off their cloaks, and perform for a paying audience the ‘ancient art of genital origami.’ For those a bit slow […]

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Recipe: Sake Jr’s Japanese Fried Chicken with Gochujang Sauce

April 9, 2017

By day, fast-casual chain Saké Jr is a health-focused Japanese inspired smorgasbord of fresh DIY Japanese bowls and sides. With an injection to their menu from renowned chef Neil Perry, the increasingly popular chain has introduced a “Jr By Night” menu that pushes into a different kind of vibe, with a special night-only offering including […]

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Wizardfest is Australia’s first touring Harry Potter inspired party

April 9, 2017

If you hadn’t noticed already, pop culture inspired parties are very popular. There’s something about dressing up and stepping into an IRL RPG-like world where you down cocktails named after cultural touchstones and quote things in badly imitated voices without getting awkward stares. So Wizardfest should go down a treat. What’s Wizardfest? Well as you […]

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