Day: 9 June 2017

Harry Styles recruits Warpaint, Leon Bridges & Kacey Musgraves for World Tour – who will he bring to Australia?

June 9, 2017

This morning, Harry Styles unveiled world tour dates for 2018, no doubt meaning that many a-credit card are going to be slammed once those tickets come on sale. Australian fans woke up to the good news that yes, Styles will be returning Down Under (block April out) but what has also caught attention is the eclectic […]

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Music Video of the Day: Saskwatch “Then There’s You” (2017)

June 9, 2017

Saskwatch dive in with the intimate music video for new single, “Then There’s You”, released this week. It’s another insight into the Melbourne band’s upcoming fourth album, Manual Override, and is showing us all the depth in writing and evocative lyrics we’ve known from the group in the past, with a refreshed energy driving the music and […]

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Yeo & Kira Puru are the duo you didn’t know you were waiting for until today’s release of “Three Dots”

June 9, 2017

“All I wanna do is talk to you for hours,” Yeo croons. It’s a sentiment we’ve all felt. In an age where social media reigns supreme, chances are you’ve spent at least one night glued to your phone scrolling back through the Instagram or Facebook of an ex/crush just to see if they’ve made any new […]

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Album Review: nyck – Alive (2017 EP)

June 9, 2017

There’s always something impressive about melancholic music. While it’s definitely not the most upbeat and joyous moods and genres to be in, the modesty, honesty and heart-wrenching nature of the music is what makes it so relatable to so many people; irrespective of their demographic. And here on the debut EP of nyck you’re more […]

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Win a double pass to see Hotel Coolgardie in Australian cinemas

June 9, 2017

Following a packed out screening at last years’ Sydney Film Festival, Hotel Coolgardie garnered national headlines for its depiction of the disturbing experience of two Finnish backpackers who found themselves the latest batch of “fresh meat” sent to work as barmaids at the only pub in a remote Australian mining town. Hotel Coolgardie is a […]

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Win a double pass to Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney

June 9, 2017

Oz Comic-Con returns with five exciting shows in 2017; the first two earlier this year in Perth and Adelaide being a huge success. And now it’s time for the rest of the country to join in the quest to ‘Unleash Our Inner Geeks’ and celebrate all that is cool, awesome and nerdy at Oz Comic-Con […]

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Win a double pass to see Whitney: Can I Be Me in Australian cinemas

June 9, 2017

Whitney Houston was a sure thing, or as sure as the music industry had ever seen. A transcendent talent with pedigree and mentorship to match, she was going to be the greatest female vocalist ever. For a time, she was, and then she all-too-publicly fell short. Documentarian Nick Broomfield and iconic music video director Rudi […]

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Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bob Odenkirk and more join Steven Spielberg’s The Papers

June 9, 2017

Steven Spielberg is certainly a busy man. Currently in the midst of a lengthy post-production period for his sci-fi adaptation Ready Player One, the influential director has wasted little time getting his next project off the ground. With Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers film The Papers (previously titled The Post) ambitiously being fast-tracked for an awards-friendly 2017 release. The film has previously […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Spookers (NZ/AUS, 2017) finds therapy under a mask of terror

June 9, 2017

Kiwi filmmaker Florian Habicht jumps from making documentaries about Pulp and demolition derbies to modestly prodding around the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest horror theme park with Spookers, a stylish 85-minute piece that manages to weave together stories of exploitation and therapy amongst a whole heap of (fake) blood, guts and playful vignettes. It’s clear Habicht and […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Lady Macbeth (UK, 2016) is an undeniably powerful piece of cinema

June 9, 2017

Based on the Nikolai Leskov novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, itself inspired by the character in Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth, William Oldroyd‘s daring film is far from the period piece one might expect given its title. Tightly pieced together by Alice Birch‘s bold screenplay via a star-making performance from Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth is a psycho-sexual thriller disguised […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Roller Dreams (USA/AUS 2017) tells the story of the roller skating dancers you’ve never heard of

June 9, 2017

It’s the late 1970’s Venice California is the birthplace of a new go-to trend, roller-dancing, and a group of young roller skaters, almost all exclusively African-American, are about to bring it to the people. Documentary film Roller Dreams takes a look at this iconic but short-lived group of skaters, the Venice scene in the 80’s […]

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Interview: Hugo Weaving talks about ABC’s Seven Types of Ambiguity, V For Vendetta and Kicking John Wick’s Ass

June 9, 2017

One of Australia’s top leading film and TV actors, Hugo Weaving is not a name you forget. With so much versatility and strength in every role he takes on, it’s hardly surprising he is a household name throughout the world. From his 1994 role as Tick (or Mitzi if you prefer) in Priscilla Queen of The Desert […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Dries (Belgium/Germany, 2016) celebrates a fashion designer that works to the beat of his own drum

June 9, 2017

In a world where fashion can be fickle and disposable a designer like Dries van Noten is a gem. The Belgian designer has spent over three decades in the business and remans fiercely independent when other fashion houses have allowed themselves to be bought out. He rallies against the notion of fast fashion and strives […]

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Stephen Nicolazzo talks The Moors and bringing the Victorian era to life on stage

June 9, 2017

Melbourne native Stephen Nicolazzo is no stranger to the works of the Victorian era. His previous adaptations of Dracula and The Happy Prince were staged to much acclaim. Now, Stephen is returning to the era with his latest project, the Australian premiere of the Jen Silverman play The Moors. We caught up with him ahead […]

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Stav Yiannoukas introduces us to Elliot Foxley, the titular character of his children’s book series

June 9, 2017

Many tuning in are likely to know Stavros Yiannoukas from his career with Sydney group Bluejuice. A beloved part of our music scene until they parted ways in 2014, the next creative venture had already begun for Stav. That venture was not in music, but as an author. Meet Elliot Foxley – the title character of Stav’s debut children’s book […]

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Win a double pass to The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell at the State Theatre, Sydney

June 9, 2017

The panto is back! Bonnie Lythgoe Productions brings The Adventures of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell to the State Theatre, Sydney from 7-16 July. Starring Australia’s favourite Todd McKenney as ‘Captain Hook’, this world premiere will feature sumptuous glittering sets, spectacular effects, gorgeous fairytale costumes, fantastic song and dance numbers, infectious and riotous comedy, magic […]

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