Day: 7 August 2017

Festival Photos: Lollapalooza (Day Four) ft. Arcade Fire, Joey Bada$$ & more – Grant Park, Chicago (06.08.17)

August 7, 2017

The final day and night of Lollapalooza read like a traipse through the current charts, taking in the creme de la creme of pop, rock and hip hop at the moment. With Arcade Fire turning things up on the Grant Park Stage, as well as festival favourites Grouplove and Charli XCX earlier in the day, there was much to celebrate […]

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Arcade Fire ensure Lollapalooza’s final night ends not with a whimper, but a vibrant bang

August 7, 2017

Lolla wound down Sunday with a heavy hitting lineup that spanned all major genres. Arcade Fire played the main stage against Justice, Rae Sremmurd and Zeds Dead. The headliners perfectly captured the massive variety that helped close out one of the biggest festivals in the world. ARCADE FIRE Chicago marked their first official stop on […]

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Win a double pass to see Placebo in Sydney!

August 7, 2017

Placebo remain one of the world’s biggest alternative rock bands of the last 20 years, having achieved gold and platinum albums in over 30 countries and delivering such memorable singles as ‘Every You Every Me’, ‘Pure Morning’ and ‘The Bitter End’. Known for their stirring live shows, the band have sold out arena tours and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Crooked Colours “Come Back to You” (2017)

August 7, 2017

Crooked Colours are currently out on the road with their acclaimed album Vera, so it would make sense that they’d keep the hype train running with the release of their new music video for “Come Back To You”. It’s a stunning piece, set in Barcelona and directed by J.A. Moreno. Follow the couple though the urban surroundings of […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Brother Brad “Digital Revolution” (2017)

August 7, 2017

Sydney’s Brother Brad return with another ear-catching single in “Digital Revolution”, a melodic and easy-to-immerse-in pop track that leans back into the band’s roots foundations. Vibrant and to the point, “Digital Revolution” opines for the simplicity of making connections with others in person as opposed to via an app or screen. It’s a straight forward message and […]

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The Inland Sea of Sound Festival is headed to Mount Panorama this November

August 7, 2017

A new music festival is bringing some of the country’s best loved artists to the central west of NSW this November – welcome Inland Sea of Sound. Heading to Mount Bathurst, the festival offers its attendees a camping experience in a great location, while being able to sample local produce and take in two days’ worth […]

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Single of the Day: Mojo Juju “Think Twice” (2017)

August 7, 2017

Hands down, my favourite song this week. Can I say that, even though it’s only Monday? I’m going to go with it anyway. Mojo Juju is one of the east coast’s most entertaining and charming performers; an attitude in stage presence is felt just as prominently on record too, something I’ve been finding a rare quality […]

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Festival Photos: Lollapalooza (Day Three) ft. Banks, Alison Wonderland & more – Grant Park, Chicago (05.08.17)

August 7, 2017

As Lollapalooza rounds out its final night at Grant Park for 2017, some punters are no doubt still reeling from the effects of the programming Saturday brought forth. From an entrancing set from Banks, to the uplifting dance party Alison Wonderland and Glass Animals brought, feels were thrown all over the place. Photos by Daniel Boczarski. [print_gllr id=43487] ———- This […]

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Will Ferrell’s Production Company to take on US version of No Activity

August 7, 2017

Will Ferrell’s production company Gary Sanchez to make a US version of the hit Stan Original Series No Activity in association with CBS Television and Jungle team, the latter having made the original series. The eight part CBS series, will shoot in the final term of 2017 with Trent O’Donnell and Patrick Brammall of Jungle […]

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TV Review: Fire reigns in epic Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4 “The Spoils of War”

August 7, 2017

In a move to rival the sheer scale and CGI glory of “Hardhome”, Game of Thrones have just presented what is probably its most epic battle yet, even outranking the “Battle of the Bastards” in some ways by pitting Jamie, Bronn and the Lannister forces against Dany, Drogon, and the Dothraki army. Like all of […]

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Calling all filmmakers: Optus opens entries for Connect5 short film competition

August 7, 2017

Optus has launched a new initiative to support local Australian filmmakers with the Connect5 short film competition! If you have a penchant for working behind the camera and bringing your creative ideas to film, vlog, or animation, $10,000 cash and a trip to Singapore is up for grabs. Anyone who wants to make a positive […]

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Video Games Review: Hey! Pikmin makes a good first impression but has no staying power

August 7, 2017

Crash-landing on alien terrain, long-time Pikmin hero Captain Olimar seeks to repair his talking spaceship and get home. Without Sparklium, the fuel that powers his ship, he’s a bit of a sitting duck. From this simple (and familiar) premise, Hey! Pikmin begins.

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Blu-Ray Review: Prison Break: The Event Series (USA, 2017) helps make amends for a lackluster “final” series

August 7, 2017

First we got The X-Files, and then over the course of April and May of this year, we were gifted with the return of another beloved FOX TV series: Prison Break. The series had most of the original cast returning for another round of prison breaking escapades, conspiracy filling plots, twists, turns and above all […]

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Interview: Elden Henson talks Marvel’s Daredevil and the nostalgia of The Mighty Ducks

August 7, 2017

There are some actors that have the good fortune of traversing the generations through the medium of pop culture. One of those actors, Elden Henson, has been lucky enough to star in some major franchises as a fan favourite character spanning decades. Recently out in Australia for Oz Comic Con Melbourne 2017, we sat down […]

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PSX17SEA: Highlights from PlayStation Experience 2017 South East Asia

August 7, 2017

The first ever PlayStation Experience held in Kuala Lumpur went down this weekend and we were there to take it all in! Read on as our correspondent in KL, Jasmin Giebel-Osman, takes you through the highs, lows and best games from Malaysia’s first taste of the PlayStation Experience!

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Interview: Producer Jason Michael Paul on bringing The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of The Godesses show to Australia, RePlay and working with Nintendo

August 7, 2017

When you get the chance to sit down with a concert producer who has continually worked to bring the video game industry we all love into the theatre, you don’t lose your words, you make some up! Last week, I got to speak with Jason Michael Paul before his globe-trotting adventures bring his The Legend of Zelda: […]

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Film Review: Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (FRA/USA, 2017) is pure visual escapism but hampered by unconvincing casting

August 7, 2017

When visionary filmmaker Luc Besson first picked up a copy of the French graphic novel series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mezieres he was inspired to bring that story to cinema screens and has been working towards that goal for most of his life. Coincidentally Mezieres was hired by Besson to assist […]

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Video Games Review: Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator (PC, 2017) is the year’s most pleasant gaming surprise

August 7, 2017

When I first heard about Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator on Twitter a few months ago, I must confess I thought it might have just been a meme designed to harvest irony likes. After discovering that not only was the game real, it was being developed and published by famed internet snark machine Game Grumps, […]

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Film Review: The Time Of Their Lives (UK, 2017) is a pleasant road trip & light comedy about two unlikely friends

August 7, 2017

The Time Of Their Lives is a film about two unlikely friends getting a second chance at life. It’s one where you feel like if it had had its own second chance it could have been excellent, but instead will have to settle for being just good. This is ultimately a light, comedy caper and […]

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Disney’s Star Wars Land gets a name, new concept art and a themed resort in Orlando

August 7, 2017

At the recent D23 expo, we were finally able to uncover some more details about the highly anticipated Star Wars theme parks set to land at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Anaheim and Orlando, respectively, in 2019. Yes it’s a ways away, but these kind of conferences are all about putting the hype into hyperspace […]

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POPSART: Tex Perkins’ hilarious, raw, Rock n’ Roll memoir TEX

August 7, 2017

This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a Q & A with Tex Perkins at the Byron Bay Writers Festival about his new book Tex. The famous line from the John Ford film The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance “If you are going to print the facts about the man or print the fiction, […]

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Here’s what to expect from the ambitious art program at Helsinki’s award-winning Flow Festival

August 7, 2017

Heading to Flow Festival in Helsinki this year? Great choice; not only will you be getting amongst performances from world-renowned acts like Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, Aphex Twin, London Grammar, the xx, and Angel Olsen, you’ll be able to experience an immersive cutting-festival which has been named one of Europe’s very finest. And that’s […]

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Woollahra’s The Lord Dudley ushers in new era with Garden Restaurant (Sydney)

August 7, 2017

As one of Sydney’s oldest English pubs the usual expectation of a little old world charm that comes with being a staple watering hole for Paddington locals may be warranted but it’s stumbling onto The Garden Restaurant, nestled beneath a cosy light filled atrium within the hotel’s quirky layout, that comes as a pleasant surprise. […]

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