Day: 21 June 2017

Single of the Day: The Iron Horses “Traffic” (2017)

June 21, 2017

Every now and then, you just want to hear some rock and roll that makes you feel good. Luckily for us this week, The Iron Horses have us covered with their new single, “Traffic”. The ambition on this track is high and the band has shown that they are more than capable to step up to the […]

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Playlist: A reminder that Death Grips are a force to be reckoned with

June 21, 2017

Okay, so let’s take it back to the Big Day Out of 2013. The festival may have been on its way out but it still had some pretty big punches to pull before the final nails were well and truly hammered into the coffin. It was the first time I was introduced to Death Grips and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Kaiit “Natural Woman” (2017)

June 21, 2017

Melbourne soul gyal and all round emerging talent powerhouse Kaiit has come slamming through with new single “Natural Woman” and the music video that accompanies it this week is equally as great. With Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore at the helm, we see Kaiit kicking back with her crew while that dynamic voice evokes everything we love about the likes […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: RAHU “Runnin'” (2017)

June 21, 2017

Meet RAHU. If you’re a Brisbane local, you may recognise him from his work with the Bedlam Records family and The Durries but make no mistake, his new music is a big leap in a different direction. His debut single comes in the form of “Runnin’” and is a twisted and moody concoction of dreamy vocals and […]

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Seven tracks you never knew Australia-bound Beatle Paul McCartney wrote

June 21, 2017

In breaking news 24 years in the making, the legendary Beatles and Wings musician, Paul McCartney, is finally coming back to Australia this December, making up for a cancelled 2002 tour and giving a whole generation of Australians their first chance to hear the iconic songs that have defined the last fifty years and changed […]

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Album Review: Crooked Colours – Vera (2017 LP)

June 21, 2017

After eighteen months in the studio, Perth trio Crooked Colours have just released their debut album Vera. This is a well-crafted and enjoyable release for those that love their music laid-back yet still up-tempo. The opening track “Flow” is a likable and catchy tune that has those summer vibes threading through. It begins with that […]

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A Guide to Better Living: Grinspoon’s Joe Hansen on the band’s return to celebrate 20 years

June 21, 2017

Grinspoon‘s upcoming mega tour with their seminal record, Guide to Better Living, kicks off this weekend – a long awaited return that many fans weren’t sure would even eventuate. Certainly not in this format. With a deluxe re-release of Guide to Better Living also on its way on Friday, Grinspoon have much to be celebrating, reflecting on […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Beguiled (USA, 2017) is a worthy remake with an excellent cast and crew

June 21, 2017

Apart from Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, I haven’t seen much of director Sofia Coppola‘s work. Known for her filmmaking approach to humanize her subjects with unorthodox methods like gentle pathos, looking through different character points-of-views outside the norm and the use of anachronisms, Coppola has achieved a reputation of being a director that is […]

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Oz Comic-Con delivers guests from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and Highlander to Melbourne

June 21, 2017

There can be only one Oz Comic-Con, and this year on the 1st and 2nd of July the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will play host to a huge variety of guests from teleivision and film fantasy, sci-fi, and drama genres. As well as being one of the go-to events for cosplay, comics, books, gaming demonstrations […]

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Film Review: Transformers: The Last Knight (USA, 2017) is a nonsensical, explosion littered mess

June 21, 2017

It’s gotten to a point now where it doesn’t matter what you think. 2014’s soft reboot Transformers: Age of Extinction was a woeful film, torn apart by critics and made its predecessors look like Citizen Kane in comparison. And yet, it grossed over $1 billion worldwide. It maintains a spot in the top 20 highest […]

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Interview: Cars 3 actress Lea Delaria talks about Miss Fritter, her bucket list and inspiring the next generation

June 21, 2017

Lea DeLaria is an amazing creature of human design. The moment you see her in Orange is the New Black, scary comes to mind. Talking to her in person, however, is a whole different kettle of fish. I instantly wanted to crawl through the other end of the phone and talk for hours next to […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: A Quiet Dream (Korea, 2016) wakes up an invisible side of Seoul

June 21, 2017

Placing itself somewhere between the genres of mumblecore and slice of life, A Quiet Dream directed by Zhang Lu, is an almost observational look into the invisible world of lower class Seoul. Set in the grimy fringe suburbs of Seoul, A Quiet Dream is a glimpse into the everyday of misfits bound to a life determined […]

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Win a double pass to see André Rieu’s Maastricht concert in cinemas

June 21, 2017

He is known for his energetic and spell-binding live performances, as well as amassing over 40 million album and DVD sales worldwide, and now the world’s leading pop classical artist, André Rieu, has announced his annual Maastricht concert will once again be beamed into cinemas across Australia in celebration of his 30th year in music. […]

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Review: Live from The Old Vic starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead hits Australian cinemas

June 21, 2017

Get yourself ready for an evening of belly laughs and deep concentration because absurdism is back, and it is better than ever! Tom Stoppard‘s groundbreaking 20th century absurdist play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and thanks to the National Theatre Live, you are able to see it fresh from its […]

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Brisbane Times’ Good Food Month announces 2017 program

June 21, 2017

Brisbane Times will once again be putting on their Good Food Month in Brisbane this July, spreading a number of curated dining experiences across the month including returning staples like Brisbane’s Young Chefs Lunch and a twist on old festival favourite, Hats Off Dinner, now known as Hat Swap; new events will include Laneway! Streetfood! […]

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An ambitious two storey wine bar has opened in Windsor (Melbourne)

June 21, 2017

When the teams behind mainstays like Saigon Sally and Tokyo Tina, and Pastuso and San Telmo come together to open up an ambitious new modern wine bar it’s safe to say expectations sit at the top end of the spectrum. Neptune, recently opened in Windsor, stretches across High Street with a wide reach of food, […]

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The smooth Festival of Chocolate will return to The Rocks this August (Sydney)

June 21, 2017

Returning for it’s fourth year of spreading sugar and assorted confectionery fun the smooth Festival of Chocolate will once again take over The Rocks across one weekend in August. Decadent exclusive treats and established favourites will be on show on Sat 12 and Sun 13th August from some of the country’s finest dessert businesses, pastry […]

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Neil Perry brings his Burger Project to Edward Street (Brisbane)

June 21, 2017

Continuing the impressively rapid growth this gourmet burger chain has managed since first debuting in Sydney’s World Square, Neil Perry’s Burger Project has this week opened its second store in Brisbane. As of Tuesday 20th June, Burger Project is now serving up their popular mix of burgers, sides and desserts on the busy shopping and […]

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QT Sydney is hosting an after-hours whisky showcase with Glenmorangie

June 21, 2017

Celebrated single malt scotch whisky Glenmorangie will be showcased over two days at QT Sydney as part of a special “after hours” tasting event this this month. After a successful stop-off at QT Melbourne earlier this month, the tasting event will be tempting both whisky connoisseurs and new-comers in Sydney with a focused, finessed showcase […]

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Queensland favourite Betty’s Burgers opens up in Darling Harbour (Sydney)

June 21, 2017

After dominating the burger scene up north, and recently expanding to Melbourne, Queensland-originated burger shack Betty’s Burgers has arrived in Sydney, opening up their first shop underneath Darling Harbour’s slick ICC. Bringing their award-winning burgers and indulgent desserts to one of Sydney’s busiest areas, Betty’s Burgers should undoubtedly recreate the same success that has seen […]

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Winter Essentials: Butter is now doing fried chicken ramen (Sydney)

June 21, 2017

Butter, Sydney’s ever-popular purveyors of buttery fried chicken, have decided to tackle winter head-on with a limited edition add-on to their menu. It’s a fried chicken ramen of course, replacing your typical pork chasu with two crispy fried chicken tenders to swim around in a Tonkotsu style dashi and chicken broth alongside thin noodles, ajitsuke […]

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