Day: 5 June 2017

Live Review: Goldfrapp bring metallic shimmer to Carriageworks as part of VIVID Sydney

June 5, 2017

“This gig’s like the difference between metallic and metal. Metallic’s still shiny and impressive, but doesn’t have the strength of actual metal,” was the analogy a friend made as we watched UK electro legend Alison Goldfrapp, clad in a head-to-toe metallic suit, perform as a part of VIVID Music at Carriageworks on Friday night. The […]

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Single of the Day: Crystal Cities “Binary Eyes” (2017)

June 5, 2017

Crystal Cities have followed up on their release of “Who’s Gonna Save Us Now” earlier this year with another entrancing tune in “Binary Eyes”. Equally as catchy as the earlier release, “Binary Eyes” comes delivering some moments of guitar and hooks, while remaining easy as ever to bop to. A great slice of indie, get Crystal […]

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Live Review: Killing Heidi + Iluka + Eliza and The Delusionals – The Gov, Adelaide (03.06.17)

June 5, 2017

It’s a little difficult to accept that at 33 I’m attending nostalgia concerts. But in Adelaide on Saturday evening that’s what I did as Ella and Jesse Hooper made sure that Heidi was, in fact, dead. That said, this was never going to be a nostalgia show. And let me be clear, this was nothing […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Preatures “Girlhood” (2017)

June 5, 2017

Every single delightful snippet we’ve seen so far from The Preatures has been an incredible insight into their latest album, Girlhood, which is  set for release on the 11th of August. Thankfully, to take the sting out of the wait and anticipation, we now how some delicious visuals to go with the freshly dropped title track. The clip […]

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Troy Cassar-Daley on Queensland’s Broadbeach Country Music Festival

June 5, 2017

Troy Cassar-Daley has had one mammoth year! Continuing the success of his 2016 release, Things I Carry Around and the autobiographical book of the same name; he took home the Golden Guitar for Album of the Year and was named the 50th inductee into the Australian Country Music Roll of Renown, Australian Country Music’s highest […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (June 5th 2017)

June 5, 2017

Missed the frantic BADBADNOTGOOD rework of Denzel Curry’s “Ultimate”, the Fleet Foxes influenced newie by Didirri or maybe the soulful debut from Remi’s other half, Sensible J? We’ve got it all here in another weekly Spotify playlist, plus a bunch of other favourites from our writers and editors. Have a listen below! ———- This content has […]

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A look at the stars and industry heavyweights set to attend the 2017 Sydney Film Festival

June 5, 2017

The 64th annual Sydney Film Festival shows no signs of slouching on the line-up front this year, with the announcement that star Steven Yuen (TV’s The Walking Dead), 2017 Cannes Palme d’Or contender Bong Joon-ho, and Australian actor Daniel Henshall (Snowtown) will attend for the premiere of their feature Okja, fresh from its controversial showing […]

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Seven new films to hit the 64th annual Sydney Film Festival direct from Cannes

June 5, 2017

As we near the opening night of the 64th Sydney Film Festival a whole stack of new films have been announced as part of the diverse program. Dipping into the Cannes pool, SFF have brought over some of the most talked about pictures, including winner of this year’s Palme d’Or (the biggest prize in world […]

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Film Review: Churchill (UK, 2017) is a bio-pic focused on a single chapter in WWII

June 5, 2017

Neil Finn may have said that history never repeats but former British PM and legendary statesman, Winston Churchill worried that the opposite would happen. During World War II he was concerned that the tragedy of Gallipoli would be repeated. The film Churchill is a dramatic bio-pic that examines this very issue in fine detail but […]

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More Than Just Mountains: 10 essentials for a short stay in Queenstown, New Zealand

June 5, 2017

Anyone who has been to New Zealand’s invaluable Queenstown would agree that this special part of the world deserves much more than just a few days of exploration. It’s not enough to call it a beautiful part of a country that’s famous for its beautiful parts; such a description would barely nick the surface of […]

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Dress like a diva: Opera Australia to open its vaults for the first time; announces costume and memorabilia auction

June 5, 2017

Have you ever wanted to sit on the couch eating a tub of ice-cream whilst wearing an elegant ball gown worn by one of the characters in Baz Luhrmann’s famous 1990 production of La Bohème? (How can one be sad when one looks so glamorous?). Well now is your chance! Opera Australia has dug deep […]

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Interview: Elvis’s best friend Jerry Schilling talks about the Elvis Live: The Wonder of You tour and the man himself

June 5, 2017

In one way or another, Elvis has been a part of everyone’s musical exploration. He is an artist who has transcended generations with his groundbreaking songs, and it’s incredibly hard to think he’s not with us anymore. His music does live on however, and with Elvis Live: The Wonder of You touring the country at this […]

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Book Review: Mark Holden’s My Idol Years is a rollicking read about popstars, idols & barristers

June 5, 2017

The majority of us know Mark Holden thanks to reality television. He was the touchdown-loving judge of Australian Idol and he made a number of infamous performances on Dancing With The Stars. But there are many feathers to Messer Holden’s cap and his memoir, My Idol Years touches on all of this and more, including […]

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Review: 1821 is a strong entry for Sydney’s rich Greek dining scene

June 5, 2017

A long wait preceded the recent opening of 1821 in Sydney’s CBD, mid-way between the kinetic action of Pitt Street Mall and the business-minded Martin Place. The modern Greek restaurant is an ambitious offering from renowned chef David Tsirekas and restaurateur Jim Kospetas, who have pulled no punches with the three-level space which was created […]

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Burger Watch: BL Burgers channel Vivid Sydney for “Got a Light?”

June 5, 2017

Welcome to Burger Watch, where we acknowledge the constant creativity bursting from all sides of the epic burger wave that regularly sweeps Australia. The highest-of-high demand is reserved for this timeless food staple and just about every interpretation of it, whether it to be an over-the-top glutton-fest or a focus on simple burgers done well. […]

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Ananas introduces new menu just in time for Vivid Sydney

June 5, 2017

It’s grown to be one of the most popular and chaotic events of the year with hoards of tourists flocking to Sydney for the sensory overload that is Vivid Festival. There is more than one way to enjoy Sydney’s lit up surrounds during this event and given the chaos and crowds sometimes it’s nice to […]

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Indian street flavours hit Hawthorn with Piquancy (Melbourne)

June 5, 2017

The team behind St Kilda‘s hotspot Babu Ji has opened a new Hawthorn eatery, Piquancy. Owners and Cousins Mani Waraich and Ranjit Singh want to emphasise their childhood in Punjab, by bringing it to the forefront of their new restaurant. “In India food brings people together and it puts a smile on everyone’s faces. This […]

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