Day: 10 July 2017

Single of the Day: Baker Boy ft. Kian “Cloud 9” (2017)

July 10, 2017

Taking out the NT Song of the Year Award in the ‘Urban/Hip Hop’ category, triple j Unearthed favourite Baker Boy is shining with his tune “Cloud 9”. Encompassing a vibrant blend of hip hop and fun lyricism, “Cloud 9” is a perfect example of the fresh young talent thriving up North. Stepping up to the plate […]

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Caiti Baker’s “Make Your Own Mistakes” crowned NT Song of the Year for 2017 in Darwin

July 10, 2017

She’s being hailed as the Queen of the NT music scene by some at the moment and given the amount of national territory Caiti Baker has been traversing through 2017 already, the title is rather fitting. Over the weekend, the talented vocalist and musician took out the top award at the 2017 NT Song of the Year […]

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Live Review: Furnace and The Fundamentals – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (08.07.17)

July 10, 2017

Who doesn’t love a cover song? I have a theory that in any festival set, if a band (irrespective of their size or street cred) covers a classic song, the crowd will froth on it and that will be the biggest moment of the set. Playing their own headlining show at the Enmore Theatre, Furnace […]

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Win a double pass to see Little Mix in Melbourne, Brisbane, or Adelaide

July 10, 2017

Little Mix are back for their second Australian tour, following their massive first Get Weird east cost tour last year. After their stellar performance at this years BRIT Awards, and taking home the BRIT award for Best British Single have been flying high since forming in 2011. Their third album Get Weird, is their most […]

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Music Video of the Day: Macklemore feat: Skylar Grey “Glorious” (2017)

July 10, 2017

Sometimes you just need a feel good story to warm the depths of your cold cold heart and Macklemore, has delivered the goods. The video for his latest track, “Glorious,” which features Skylar Grey, is honestly everything you ever needed. The video follows Macklemore’s trip to Modesto California, to surprise his Grandmother on her 100th birthday. […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (July 10th 2017)

July 10, 2017

Get ready to wrap your ears around another spicy playlist of our writers’ and editors’ favourite picks of new music. Last week saw Oh Boy and Mallrat team up for a groovin’ electro-pop release, the Gold Coast’s San Mei drop the title track for her forthcoming record and O Little Sister share a sweet new […]

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Live Review: Slow Dancer – The Milk Factory, Brisbane (07.07.17)

July 10, 2017

I think it was Mac DeMarco who breached the final barrier of bringing smooth yacht rock back to the realm of the hipsters, but I’m glad he did. He proved that just like every genre which gets a blanket opinion, there were reasons it got popular in the first place which are lost in the […]

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Ten things we learned from our evening with John Cena

July 10, 2017

This week, the The Iris had the pleasure of spending a night listening to the brilliantly told stories of WWE superstar, rising actor and rapper, John Cena. From his humble start in life, to the determination of his youth and eventually, his success within the professional wrestling world, Cena recounted tales about his struggle towards […]

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Danny DeVito directed a short film about two grumpy old men in love, and you can watch it here

July 10, 2017

Current the star of FX’s hilarious Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and boasting decades of incredible film, TV and stage roles, actor Danny Devito recently returned to the Director’s chair for the short film Curmudgeons. The 17 minute short, which did the festival rounds last year, stars DeVito alongside his lifelong friend David Marguiles, in what […]

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Aloft Hotels call on budding Australian musicians for fourth annual Project Aloft Star competition

July 10, 2017

The After drawing 600,000 public votes last year, Aloft Hotels have brought back their successful “Project Aloft Star” program for the fourth year in a row. At it’s core, the program is a far-reaching band competition, amplified by partners MTV to give budding musicians and bands the chance to really kick start their career, shooting […]

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POPSART: Architect Brendan Gaffney talks about the Good Design Award winning ferry terminals that offer both beauty and brawn

July 10, 2017

The design of seven new Brisbane River ferry terminals by Aurecon and Cox Architecture, has won the Australian Good Design of the Year Award.  I met with Brendan Gaffney architect from Cox Architecture at the Holman St Ferry Terminal Brisbane to talk about his award winning design. The ferry terminal is a combination of world first […]

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Great Britain is getting a culinary showcase at Surry Hills’ nel. restaurant this month (Sydney)

July 10, 2017

Constant award-winner and one of Surry Hills’ finest, nel. restaurant, is currently running a limited edition menu for all those who want an edible homage to Great Britain to eat your way through. Chef Nelly Robinson is sprinkling his characteristic creativity to pull on some childhood memories and give them little modern twists, offering guests […]

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Recipe: Apple Tart Tatin

July 10, 2017

Twisting the top on one of Grant Burge’s award-winning dessert wines is exciting enough, but it’s always ideal to have some food to match it with as well. As we learned at their recent event at Sydney’s Acre Eatery, thrown in collaboration with Secret Foodies, wine and food matching is no longer a niche interest. […]

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Eau-de-Vie to host a whisky degustation dinner so rare that tickets are over $1000 (Melbourne)

July 10, 2017

Single malt fanatics in Melbourne have a very unique event to look forward to come September. It’s an exclusive whisky degustation dinner, said to be the only one of its kind in the world, hosted by constant award-winner Eau-de-Vie Melbourne. It won’t be cheap either; tickets to the dinner at priced at $1,500 per head, […]

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District Brasserie opens in Chifley with an in-house bakery, bar and restaurant (Sydney)

July 10, 2017

Chifley continues to grow as one of Sydney’s most exciting new food hubs with District Brasserie, a new opening helmed by Head Chef Mark Knox with a commitment to “refined yet casual” dining. The multifacted 200-seater restaurant, bar and bakery, designed by the stalwart Paul Kelly, has also recruited Jason Hillier-Leggatt, a former pastry chef […]

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