Day: 9 May 2017

Music Video of the Day: Meklit “I Want to Sing for Them All” (2017)

May 9, 2017

Meet one of our new favourites, Meklit. The Ethiopian-American artist has been making waves for a minute now and this week, she has shared some visuals for her latest track, “I Want To Sing For Them All”. The song itself is lush and melodic, instantly drawing you in. There’s an honesty about “I Want To Sing […]

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Splendour in the Grass raises over $60,000 for Northern Rivers Flood victims

May 9, 2017

We all know how much damage ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie left strewn down the east coast only months ago and to help those who needed it, the crew behind Splendour in the Grass announced a fundraiser to get some much-needed funds together. The initiative saw a limited amount – fifty, to be exact – specially made […]

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Single of the Day: Winston Surfshirt “Ali D” (2017)

May 9, 2017

Sydney’s Winston Surfshirt have doled out their new single this week in “Ali D” as their debut national tour beckons – we’re here for it. If you were a fan of their first tune “Be About You”, chances are you’ll be warmed to “Ali D” too – there’s a great groove driving this new single that […]

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Lizzy Plapinger dishes on her new project LPX and her time in Nicaragua with What So Not

May 9, 2017

MS MR have long held a love-love relationship with Australia but when we catch up with one half of the band, Lizzy Plapinger, we’re in a different environment altogether. She’s at Coachella and as the world is getting to know her new music project, LPX, the vocalist and songwriter tells us about her new sounds and what’s in store […]

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Koen van de Wardt talks Klangstof’s success as the first Dutch band to play Coachella

May 9, 2017

Backstage at a sweaty second weekend of Coachella, we meet Koen van de Wardt of Dutch indie group, Klangstof. Their presence at the American music festival was one of large significance, with Klangstof stepping up to being the first Dutch band to ever appear at Coachella in the history of the event. Speaking with Koen, we find out more […]

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New Agents of Mayhem trailer is a Team America-flavoured romp

May 9, 2017

Saints Row developer Volition are having a great time with their in-universe spin-off Agents of Mayhem and the game isn’t even out yet. The latest trailer introduces each of the game’s three lead heroes and shows off a little of its gameplay.

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Win a in-season double pass to see John Wick: Chapter 2 in Australia

May 9, 2017

In this high-octane sequel to the 2014 hit, legendary super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy Italian assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s […]

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Hellboy creator announces R-Rated reboot sans Perlman or Del Toro

May 9, 2017

Creator of Hellboy, Mike Mignola, has announced his plans via Facebook to reboot the film franchise. However, original actor movie star Ron Perlman and director Guillermo Del Toro will not be returning. According to reports that were confirmed by Mignola, Stranger Things actor David Harbor will take up the Infernal defender’s cloak for the reboot. Mignola claimed […]

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The new trailer for Blade Runner 2049 is visually stunning and mysterious

May 9, 2017

Since the original Blade Runner film was released in 1982, fans have had many questions about the Ridley Scott cult classic film. Now it looks like they may finally get some answers with this year’s sequel directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario and Prisoners), Blade Runner 2049. While many fans have wanted this sequel for the past 35 years, some fans believe that the […]

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Tech Review: HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Keyboard is the no-nonsense gaming keyboard you’ve been looking for

May 9, 2017

The HyperX Alloy FPS is a mechanical keyboard that (if you believe the marketing) has been built from the ground up to suit those gaming hobbyists who spend most of their time playing first-person shooters. Known mostly for their eSports sponsorships, headsets and high-end RAM for gaming PC’s, HyperX’s first mechanical keyboard is one for […]

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POPSART: Bri Lee at the Griffith Review Launch of their latest issue, Millennials Strike Back

May 9, 2017

POPSART is a new series here at Arts on the AU, which comes care of Brisbane arts journalist Bec Mac. She’ll give us, in her own words: “a weekly video interview with an artist or curator (across any kind of art form) at their opening night, a sneak preview or event and hopefully will give a quick capture […]

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Having a Deep and Meaningful with Todrick Hall ahead of Straight Outta Oz

May 9, 2017

Todrick Hall has one of the most impressive CVs going around. You may know him from his YouTube channel, Season 9 of American Idol, perhaps you saw him on Broadway as Lola in Kinky Boots or you’ve heard the hype surrounding his international touring show Straight Outta Oz. I could honestly talk to him for hours but I jam packed […]

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Arts Review: Bowie Unseen celebrates the handsome and chameleon artist in a series of rare photographs

May 9, 2017

David Bowie may have been Messer Jones, Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke. But there was no question that this chameleon artist was also one handsome and photogenic man. Blender Gallery are celebrating this with a new exhibition titled Bowie Unseen, which is also part of the Head On Photo Festival. Bowie Unseen includes […]

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New exhibition set to illuminate Melbourne’s QV Square and surrounds

May 9, 2017

Melbourne’s QV Square and the surrounding laneways will later this month be transformed into a vibrant outdoor garden gallery of interactive neon art installations. Running from 17th May until 17th June, Melbourne-based international artist Carla O’Brien will fill the space with her new exhibition Neon Night Garden. Neon Night Garden will be O’Brien’s most extensive […]

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Cooking with Fire: Carriageworks’ Vivid Sydney night market announced for June

May 9, 2017

Following the announcement of their Sydney Table series, Vivid Sydney and Carriageworks have unveiled details for The Night Market, their large-scale, one-night-only collaboration which celebrates contemporary food and wine, to the theme of “Cooking with Fire”. As such, fire-loving chef Lennox Hastie (of Firedoor) has joined as the event’s guest curator. The bright minds behind […]

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Where to spend Mother’s Day 2017 in Sydney

May 9, 2017

Lavish long lunches rule when it comes to Mother’s Day options around Sydney this year. If taking your leading lady out to experience some of the best food the city has to offer, while letting the restaurants add their own little touches to each menu, sounds like your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon then […]

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