Day: 30 May 2017

Live Review: Air light up the Sydney Opera House with a gleeful set celebrating Twentyears

May 30, 2017

After 20 years, Air have become something of legends – making a space like the Sydney Opera House the natural fit for their suave style of electronica. And now in their first visit in nine years, their last being for the great V Festival (RIP), Air have finally returned to the iconic venue for two exclusive shows as part of Sydney’s […]

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Live Review: Sampha + PAULi – The Forum, Melbourne (29.05.17)

May 30, 2017

What do you get when you mix a beautiful voice, with a beautiful venue and a beautiful band? One hell of a beautiful night! UK Artist Sampha achieved just that, bringing his soulful goodness to The Forum in Melbourne last night, delivering an unforgettable performance. Opening the night was PAULi with his soulful tones and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Citizen Kay “These Kicks” (2017)

May 30, 2017

Citizen Kay returns with a new music video, this time for “These Kicks” – directed by Elder and shot in Sydney, the video’s narrative follows a homeless man with an endlessly positive outlook. As Citizen Kay describes, the video’s concept ties in with the song’s central themes of ‘faking it til you make it’. “I’ve been beginning […]

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Get a taste of WA’s finest with this exclusive SOTA Festival playlist

May 30, 2017

The 2017 SOTA Festival is celebrating everything great about WA music on June 5th, with a huge free event coming to Elizabeth Quay on June 5th, from 12pm. Headlined by Karnivool and Drapht, the epic live music event also features performances from the likes of Tired Lion, Gyroscope, Abbe May and Katy Steele – a great array of artists, both emerging and established, all set to […]

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Red Deer Festival’s ‘Space Mission’ for 2017 brings two beloved Australian artists back into orbit

May 30, 2017

This year’s Red Deer Festival returns to Brisbane this October for another surefire blinder of a BYO weekender while also providing a platform for some great emerging, and greatly-missed, Aussie talent to do their thing on this ‘Space Oddity’. Sure, the theme of Red Deer this year may be shooting for the stars but bear in mind, […]

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Single of the Day: Didirri “Blind You” (2017)

May 30, 2017

The now Melbourne based Didirri has released his new single “Blind You”, today, and it’s another striking release from the artist who has had us charmed for a little while now. His songwriting boasts earnestness and a certain uninhibited nature that draws the listener in – with Didirri’s music, you’ll be wanting to know more. At […]

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Sarah Blasko talks touring solo and the development of her new album

May 30, 2017

One of Australia’s best known and celebrated singer songwriters, Sarah Blasko is touring around Australia, but this tour is special because she’s playing completely solo at all of her shows. We caught up with Sarah to find out why she’s decided to play solo now, and get the insider information about her new album. I […]

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Comedian Damian Callinan’s live show The Merger green lit for film adaptation

May 30, 2017

A classic comedy film with added heart is about to hit the silver screen. Screen Australia and Create NSW have announced production investment funding for The Merger, about a country football coach who hatches an unorthodox plan to rebuild the local football team by recruiting recently settled asylum seekers. The film is based on Melbourne comedian Damian […]

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The CheckPoint Kickstarter only needs another 4K to hit their goal

May 30, 2017

The Kickstarter for  CheckPoint, an Australian webseries that intends to use video games as a way to spotlight mental health issues and the people who live with them, is nearing its goal of $55,000 AUD. With just under $4000 AUD remaining and three days left on the clock, Dr. Jennifer Hazel and the CheckPoint team are […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails to top spot

May 30, 2017

The fifth film in the Pirates franchise lived up to expectations, earning $5.88m at the box office in its opening weekend and shooting straight to no. 1.  Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  is also the best performing opening for a film since Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 opening at the beginning of May with $8.61m. […]

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The Champ Is Here: John Cena Set To Tour Australia in World Exclusive Event

May 30, 2017

WWE Superstar, rapper and film star John Cena is set to tour Australia’s east coast in July for a series of world exclusive evenings, where he’ll be discussing his life and career. Fans will be able to hear Cena’s untold story in his own words, from his childhood aspirations to his eventual rise in the professional wrestling […]

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Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen hunt a murderer in first trailer for Wind River

May 30, 2017

Over the last couple of years, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting voices in cinema. His debut screenplay Sicario brought critical reverence with the harrowing cartel drama, for many, considered one of the best films of 2015. Only to go one better the following year with the immense […]

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Tech Review: JBL Charge 3 Portable Speaker (JBL, 2017) is a noisy, robustly-designed speaker for noisy, robust people

May 30, 2017

The number of bluetooth speakers on electronics store shelves today sits somewhere between Too Many and Possibly Infinite, and the audio and build quality of each varies just as wildly. As a result, when genuinely good speakers do appear, they tend to stand out. Of these speakers that sound great — your Bose’s, your B&O’s, […]

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VIVID Ideas Review: The Rise of the Cat Memes Empire with Buzzfeed’s Jonah Peretti

May 30, 2017

The first fifteen minutes of the live discussion saw Jonah Peretti, CEO of Buzzfeed, probed by Leigh Sales, anchorwoman of ABC’s 7.30, Dr Phil-style. This was Vivid Ideas’ first Game-Changer talk for 2017, and quoting Peretti, following questions on where he was born, what his childhood was like and which teachers supported him the most, […]

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Jamie Morton of My Dad Wrote a Porno talks celebrity fans, maritime disasters and “Rocky’s Lost Chapter”

May 30, 2017

What would you do if your father told you he’d written an erotic novel?  Would you cover your ears and ask him to never speak of it again?  Or would you invite some friends around for a reading, and record it for the world to hear… Jamie Morton chose the latter, and so the podcast […]

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This new Circular Quay bar is dedicated to using only Australian produce (Sydney)

May 30, 2017

Sydney now has a bar which exclusively stocks only Australian beverages and produce, nodding heavily to this country’s abundance with a strong dedication to keeping it local. Three Bottle Man is the name, and it’s opened as part of the lush Sydney Harbour Marriott down in Circular Quay and the property’s $15 million transformation, offering […]

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A big Tasmanian food and wine festival is coming to Sydney and Melbourne this August

May 30, 2017

A huge showcase of Tasmania’s famed produce will once again hop on over to the mainland when Vin Diemen returns later this year. The traveling food and wine festival will bring a very comprehensive platform for Tasmania’s finest producers to both Sydney and Melbourne, celebrating the event’s third year with an extended lineup. Some of […]

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Paddington’s iconic Lord Dudley Hotel has opened a new restaurant (Sydney)

May 30, 2017

One of Sydney’s most beloved and charming pubs, The Lord Dudley, has introduced The Garden, a new restaurant headed by chef Paul Medcalf. Opening after years of planning, the new addition to the quaint family-run English-style pub is committed to maintaining the strong reputation for food which has seen The Lord Dudley become a destination […]

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A sensory Fifty Shades Darker dinner is being held at Bar Machiavelli this weekend (Sydney)

May 30, 2017

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is teaming up with Sydney’s theatrical Italian hotspot Bar Machiavelli for a one-night-only event, designed to create a unique dining experience based on Fifty Shades Darker. Inspired by the film’s erotic themes, patrons will have the chance to dine like Anastasia and Christian Grey in a six-course degustation based on […]

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