Day: 11 April 2017

Andrew Bird (US) on Are You Serious and returning to Australia for Bluesfest

April 11, 2017

After chatting with Andrew Bird about his latest release, Are You Serious, I was more than a little confused. His lyrics have always told stories across breathtaking folk-coloured soundscapes, and his wit and fresh take on life, music and writing precedes him. Before taking to Australian shores for appearances in Sydney, Melbourne and Bluesfest, Andrew […]

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Jack River reveals ‘ELECTRIC LADY’ two-date bill featuring Alex Lahey, Bec Sandridge & more

April 11, 2017

Hello, yes? We’d like to report that possibly our favourite local line up so far has just been dropped. The perpetrator? One Jack River. “Following the huge surge of electricity emitted by and for women last year in the worlds of music, politics and culture, I had to make something that reflected the times to me.” […]

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Music Video of the Day: Mid Ayr “Pocket Her Eyes” (2017)

April 11, 2017

Mid Ayr‘s driving single “Pocket Her Eyes” now has a film clip, thanks to the Brisbane duo’s link up with Thomas Calder (The Trouble With Templeton and now, of Tinker Films). Frenetic and gritty – much like the song itself – the music video tracks night time madness and the chaos that results as darkness is further […]

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Single of the Day: FROYO “Darling” (2017)

April 11, 2017

“Darling” is here to sprinkle your week with some bright 80’s influenced synth pop and we’re loving it. The latest from FROYO, “Darling” throws back to that wave of artists who began making waves through in Australia around 2010 – 2011; think of The Naked and Famous, Passion Pit and Delphic…those massive sounds injected with vibrancy and […]

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Two Desert Divas highlight the importance of music in the Northern Territory

April 11, 2017

The Northern Territory is home to a large hive of creative talent, much of which still remains untapped. Still considered to be an isolated hub for Australian musicians and artists to thrive, the NT has an advantage of geographical difficulty, its true: through these obstacles, ambition is concentrated and the drive to create powerful works […]

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Hazel English announces new double EP release, Just Give In/Never Going Home

April 11, 2017

Melbourne indie gem Hazel English last week announced the release of a new double EP release, Just Give In/Never Going Home, compiling her debut EP alongside six new tracks making her first official full-length release. With a massive 2016 that saw her dream-pop sound and candid lyricism win hearts across the nation, English is embracing her identity […]

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Win a double pass to see The Griswolds on ‘The Low Lives Tour’!

April 11, 2017

2016’s release of High Times For Low Lives saw The Griswolds take inspiration from sources as diverse as Tame Impala’s Currents and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, creating an album which is draped in swathes of funk, R&B, hip-hop and electro. Having sold out nine dates on their US tour already, make sure you see the […]

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Skipping school to talk beer and the tour life with Skegss’ Benny Bograil

April 11, 2017

Last Thursday, I snuck away from the last 20 mins of music theory during school to have a chat to the very cool Benny Bograil (lead singer) from Skegss. The trio from Byron Bay have shot up in popularity amoungst the Australian youth in the past year, with tunes such as “L.S.D” and “Spring Has Sprung”. Upon […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast remains a monster of a hit for the school holidays

April 11, 2017

Not surprising that the great reviews, great publicity and release around the school holiday period for Beauty And The Beast has earned this another no. 1 spot for this week.  Generating $4.96m, it has also made a total of $34m since its premiere.  It’s already the biggest release of the year so far, and has even beaten Disney’s biggest earner […]

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Win a double pass to For Film’s Sake Festival to see a film of your choice in Sydney

April 11, 2017

April is shaping up to be an absolute cracker for Sydney peeps. The For Film’s Sake Festival (formerly WOW) runs from April 26th to 30th. You’d be hard pressed to find a more interesting and innovative festival in Australia. Determined to help overcome the gross disparity in the Australian Film Industry, FFS showcases female and […]

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Win a copy of the brilliantly dark comedy War on Everyone on DVD

April 11, 2017

Written & Directed by John Michael McDonagh (The Guard & Calvary) the hilariously dark comedy War on Everyone follows corrupt cops Terry Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Michael Peña) as they break the law for a living in New Mexico. Terry is an alcoholic who loves Glen Campbell, and Bob is a closet intellectual who […]

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The 7 Best Classic Point and Click Adventure Games

April 11, 2017

Some of the first games that I ever played were desktop point and clickers, a genre that has waned in popularity ever since the introduction of console video games. From classic MS-DOS titles like The Treehouse and The Backyard to the gorgeous and cartoony Putt-Putt series, the point and click genre really ignited my passion […]

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Los Angeles is getting its very own museum dedicated to Ice Cream

April 11, 2017

With more museums than any other city in the U.S.A., it seems natural that Los Angeles (California) would need to start thinking outside the box when it started to add new additions to its roster. In the case of a new pop-up museum due to arrive, it seems they started thinking inside the cone, as […]

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Five things to do in Coachella Valley, other than attending Coachella Music & Arts Festival

April 11, 2017

Over the next two weekends, Coachella Valley in Indio, California, will be overtaken by tens of thousands of festival goers, attending the annual, iconic Coachella Music & Arts Festival. But there’s much more than just music waiting for you in this idyllic desert getaway. Here’s just five things you should do while in the valley, […]

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MICF Review: Nick Cody’s On Fire is all tough and sensitive at the same time (performances until April 23rd)

April 11, 2017

There’s a brashness with Nick Cody. He seems like the friendliest person that you could meet your friend’s BBQ and just chat to about all manner of things. But at the other end, he seems like someone who could evaporate you with a flick of his pointy finger if you piss him off. This was […]

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Randwick’s The DOG Hotel has something special planned for ANZAC Day (Sydney)

April 11, 2017

As we approach Australia’s national day of remembrance, ANZAC Day, some of the country’s best pubs are preparing for one of their busiest days of the year. Something about kicking back with friends and drinking beer has somehow become attached to the national public holiday, and for years these drinking institutions have been putting on […]

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Sydney’s getting an espresso martini festival next month

April 11, 2017

All hail the espresso martini, a genius fusion of caffeine and alcohol created by a fellow named Dick and a never to be named supermodel. Regardless of how it came to be, the more important thing is there’s an official festival idolising the signature cocktail heading our way. Following its recent success in Melbourne last […]

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The Cheese Lovers Festival is returning to the Hunter Valley this June

April 11, 2017

There’s no better combination that cheese, wine, and the Hunter Valley. Nick Haddow leads the cream of artisan cheese makers descending on the Hunter Valley for two days this June for the popular Cheese Lovers Festival; sponsored by Kurrajong Kitchen. Held in spectacular Hunter Valley, the two-day festival, taking place on Saturday 17th June and […]

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