Day: 23 August 2017

Live Review: Ministry of Sound’s Orchestrated brings nostalgic club vibes to Sydney’s State Theatre

August 23, 2017

Live orchestra club music experiences – be they film, video game, or pop music –  seem to have become the hottest ticket in town. As the traditional audience for classical orchestra instrumentation performances peters out, and orchestras struggle with relevance and sponsorship, they have found a way to reach new, younger consumers of their product: […]

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Single of the Day: Greta Stanley “Spin Around” (2017)

August 23, 2017

Greta Stanley is an artist who, admittedly, passed under our radar somewhat last year. Her debut EP Bedroom City is one that has really flourished, in my opinion, in the time since its release and with her new single “Spin Around”, Stanley has really captured my attention. What I love about Greta is that you can […]

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Live Review: Midnight Oil bring the power and the passion to New York’s Terminal 5

August 23, 2017

It was a different kind of set to the ones I’m used to from The Living End. This is a band that headlines festivals, starts mosh pits, and causes all ’round chaos in Australia. But on this sticky Monday night in New York, they were very much a support act. It wasn’t from lack of […]

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Inteview: Fountaineer on why “I can’t write another f**king song about Bendigo”

August 23, 2017

The AU’s Larry Heath recently sat down with Tony White of Fountaineer to talk about their long awaited debut LP Greater City, Greater Love (in stores now). On the release of the album, Tony notes the longevity these songs already have with the band, having formed some time ago. “The album’s been a long time in […]

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Music Video of the Day: Patrick Wilson “Nobody” (2017)

August 23, 2017

Melbourne’s Patrick Wilson is fast forming for himself a well-deserved reputation for being a wonderful storyteller through his music. He weaves Americana in with indie, applies lashings of groove and steeps it all in undeniable soul. With a new EP in Anywhere With a Rooftop due out on September 22nd, more people are set to hear what […]

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Overwatch‘s latest animated short is here to make you ugly cry about Mei

August 23, 2017

It’s been nine months since the last Overwatch animated short made its debut, part of the announcement for the then-latest hero Sombra. There’s been rampant fan speculation about which character would get the Pixar treatment in the months since and now, as Gamescom wraps up, we have our answer. Mei, we take back every mean thing we […]

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Video Games Review: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4, 2017) is a glimpse of what the series could be in a post-Drake world

August 23, 2017

If Naughty Dog is to be believed, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be the final entry in their now-legendary series of adventure games. If their intention, then, was to send the franchise out on a high note, mission accomplished.

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Win a double in-season pass to see God’s Own Country in cinemas

August 23, 2017

Johnny Saxby works long hours in brutal isolation on his family’s remote farm in the north of England. He numbs the daily frustration of his lonely existence with nightly binge-drinking at the local pub and casual sex. When a handsome Romanian migrant worker arrives to take up temporary work on the family farm, Johnny suddenly […]

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Create NSW announces 12 new screen productions for the state

August 23, 2017

Screen production in NSW continues to boom with 12 new projects set to go into production with the support of the NSW Government. ‘Create NSW’ CEO Michael Brealey said the screen productions, which include drama and factual programs, will receive investment through Create NSW’s Production Finance Program, Made in NSW and Regional Filming Fund initiatives. […]

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The Jewish International Film Festival will kick off its program with screenings of Jungle

August 23, 2017

The Jewish International Film Festival (25th October – 22nd November) will host four screenings of Jungle, the incredible real life survival story of Australian based Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Ghinsberg, by Wolf Creek director Greg McLean. Tickets are on sale now for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra audiences, with a special Q&A with Yossi Ghinsberg following […]

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The Australian Winter Road Trip: Byron Bay to Kingscliff (Part Two)

August 23, 2017

Teaming up with Camplify and Destination NSW, we are discovering the very best winter vibes of Byron Bay and NSW northern coast, tasting the culinary scene, and enjoying the region’s stunning natural landscapes. In the second half of our trip along the east coast (look back on the first half) we plunge into the thriving culture and experience […]

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Liza Lim, Andrea Keller amongst winners of the 2017 Art Music Awards

August 23, 2017

The winners of the 2017 Art Music Awards were revealed overnight in Sydney, with 11 awards being doled out across a range of national and state categories. Celebrating the works of Australian composers, educators and performers, the Art Music Awards took place at the City Recital Hall for its seventh year. Liza Lim emerged as a double-winner, […]

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Win a double pass to see Angels In Amercia starring Andrew Garfield in Melbourne

August 23, 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play, Angels In America is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott, and stars […]

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Book Review: Fiona Horne’s The Naked Witch proves there are many feathers to a witch’s hat

August 23, 2017

Fiona Horne is a witch but she could also be considered an “onion.” In her memoir, The Naked Witch she strips away the layers and gives readers a raw and honest account of her life. This enables readers to delve deeper and deeper into different layers and just when you think you have her all […]

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POPSART: Danielle Cormack as Hedda and four world premieres as Queensland Theatre launches 2018 season

August 23, 2017

Start booking your tickets to Brisbane theatre folk, it’s going to be a stellar year for treading the boards in the Northern state! Launching the Queensland Theatre’s 2018 program earlier this week, Sam Strong presented an exciting, bright, fresh season that celebrates diversity and Australian stories. Contained in their programme for the new year are four world premieres, […]

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Adelaide Festival announce Australian premiere of Brett Dean’s opera Hamlet

August 23, 2017

After dazzling audiences and critics alike at its recent world premiere, produced by the renowned Glyndebourne Festival Opera, in the UK, Neil Armfield‘s production of Australian composer Brett Dean‘s masterpiece Hamlet, conducted by Nicholas Carter, is set to make its Australian debut in March, with an exclusive season at the 2018 Adelaide Festival. Hailed as […]

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You can now get meat pie burgers in Melbourne

August 23, 2017

We’re surprised someone didn’t think of this sooner to be honest. Melbourne’s popular St Kilda Burger Bar (STKBB) are slinging a different kind of burger special to celebrate the AFL finals series, pushing out a very, very ‘Strayan hybrid food that takes the ever-loved burger and mashes it up with a meat pie. Dubbed “The […]

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The Long Room transforms into The George on Collins

August 23, 2017

The iconic George building’s basement bar, The Long Room, recently underwent a huge $4million transformation to become The George on Collins. During its 12 years of operation, the bar was a hotspot for after work drinks for many of Melbourne’s young corporate hustlers. But owners Greg Kahan and Simon Jones decided it was due time […]

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Batch Brewing Co.’s Iain McKelvey on running a community minded brewery & producing damn good beer

August 23, 2017

We at the AU are honoured to have Batch Brewing Co. on board as sponsors for our upcoming 9th Birthday Party in Sydney. Now a staple of the Marrickville scene, we caught up with Iain McKelvey to talk about the origins of the group, running a community minded brewery and producing damn good beer… How did Batch Brewing Co. get […]

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The Best Gifts for Dad in Australia this Father’s Day

August 23, 2017

Father’s Day fast approaches on Sunday, September 3rd, and those who plan early can often find some of the best gifts around. Make sure you’re not leaving these ones to the last minute, because they are surely going to be the popular gift choices as the big day creeps towards us. From a beer curating […]

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