Day: 9 August 2017

Video Games Review: Batman: The Enemy Within – Ep. 1 (PC, 2017) sets a grim, complex tone for Season 2

August 9, 2017

I am still waiting for my dream Batman game to materialise. This non-existent game would essentially be LA Noire and the Batman IP draped over it, steeped in the World’s Greatest Detective side of the character moreso than the Caped Crusader. I am fully aware that it would probably sell about four copies. Throughout Batman: The Telltale […]

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The Best on Ground at Lollapalooza 2017!

August 9, 2017

Lollapalooza has been around for more than 25 years. In that time the festival and music has evolved so much, going from a traveling festival with mostly rock bands to a stationed four day festival hosting genres and bands from all over the spectrum. A week ago 100 thousand people from all over the world […]

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Gear up for New Year’s Eve in Sydney with Northeast Party House, Nicole Millar & more

August 9, 2017

There’s a new kid on the Sydney music event scene, with the huge NYE in the Park announcing its inaugural event this December. Keeping its ethos simple and to the point, the festival is all about curating good times for the final day and night of the year – begone, long lines and stupidly expensive ticket […]

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Music Video of the Day: Marlon Williams “Vampire Again” (2017)

August 9, 2017

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from/seen one Marlon Williams but today, that wait is over, with the release of his new single, “Vampire Again”. The song has been a part of Williams’ live set for a while now but regardless, its release marks the first sign of new material since his acclaimed self-titled […]

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Katie Harder set to bring “Jesse” to Darwin – listen to the latest from the Alice Springs songwriter

August 9, 2017

The next week is going to be pretty huge for Alice Springs singer songwriter Katie Harder. this week, she releases her latest slice of music in the sweet single, “Jesse”, and will be performing up in Darwin to launch it as part of the Darwin Festival. Balancing performing and making new music in Alice, along with […]

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Interview: Damien Leith returns with his cabaret The Parting Glass – An Irish Journey

August 9, 2017

There seems to be a running joke between Irish-born, singer-songwriter, Damien Leith and I, because whenever we chat, it’s due to one of his shows being brought back by popular demand. This time around he revisits his cabaret, The Parting Glass – An Irish Journey.

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Future of the Left plot return to Australia next January

August 9, 2017

There’s a good reason that British rock band Future Of The Left have such a hardcore cult following. They combine some of the most satisfying, lean, visceral rock music you’ve ever heard with lyrics that demand repeated listens. Whether it’s lines like “Kim Kardashian is chased through woodland by a giant bear wearing a mask which […]

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Film Review: Annabelle: Creation (USA, 2017) is a vast improvement over its dull predecessor

August 9, 2017

When James Wan’s The Conjuring hit cinemas in 2013 it was rightfully heralded as one of the greatest supernatural horrors ever made, instantly shooting to the very top of many genre aficionados’ lists and sewing the seeds for an ever-expanding cinematic universe to the scale no horror franchise has pulled off before. Then Annabelle was […]

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Mantra purchases the Australia-owned Art Series Hotel Group for $52 million

August 9, 2017

Earlier this week Mantra Group made the huge announcement that they entered into an agreement with the Deague Group to acquire the Australia-owned Art Series Hotel Group for approximately $52 million. In what is a big step forward for the hotel group, Mantra will be welcoming a series of seven luxury hotels that span more […]

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Why Cirque du Soleil’s Love in Las Vegas remains one of the best stage shows on the planet

August 9, 2017

On June 1st, one of the most influential and celebrated albums of all time – The Beatles‘ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band – celebrated its 50th Birthday in the USA. As a self-confessed Beatles obsessive, I took to the skies and headed to the permanent Cirque du Soleil production in Las Vegas, Love, which […]

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A new $100,000 grant is bringing art, science and sport closer together

August 9, 2017

A new grant of $100,000 delivered by The Copyright Agency Cultural Fund hopes to develop a method for measuring the influence of crowd behaviour on AFL/NRL player performance over a period of three years. Artist Baden Pailthorpe, whose focus is on the relationships between technology, power and culture, will work alongside Aaron Coutts, a Professor […]

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A hawker-style barbecue pop-up from a Michelin trained chef is popping up in Melbourne

August 9, 2017

After selling out its first pop-up earlier this year, Majestic Hawker has plans on returning to feed Melbourne locals from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th August. Open for dinner for just three hours, from 7pm to 10pm, the hawker kitchen will be pushing out many of the same dishes which made the July iteration such […]

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New restaurant and bar Misfits opens in Redfern (Sydney)

August 9, 2017

Redfern has a new bar and dining local with Misfits, a newly opened retro-inspired venue that’s located on the first floor of the building that edges both Redfern and George Streets. Preceded by a bright neon sign, the new offering from W Short Hotel Group – the same behind institutions like The Glenmore and The […]

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Sydney favourite Nomad has launched an exclusive wine club

August 9, 2017

Highly celebrated Surry Hills restaurant Nomad has taken their love of wine to the next level with a brand new dedicated Wine Club, a subscription-based service that will be delivering a curated selection of local, seasonal and rare wines straight to your door. The restaurant has a long history of deep involvement in Australia’s diverse […]

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