Day: 28 August 2017

the AU turns nine: A quick catch up with Sydney’s Bad Pony

August 28, 2017

It’s been an eventful year for Sydney’s Bad Pony; the boys from the Inner West took their sounds abroad as well as pounding the pavement on the local scene. 2016 buoyed Bad Pony on immensely too, off the back of successful appearances at Music Matters in Singapore and multiple Australian shows, this year has given the […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Jezabels “The Others” (2017)

August 28, 2017

The Jezabels have been well and truly Sydney based lately; putting up at The Lansdowne hotel for a residency that has seen them play seven gigs back to back for eager local crowds. In amongst all the hype, the band has released a brand new music video for their tune “The Others”, the first release from […]

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Single of the Day: Wild Honey “Messed Up” (2017)

August 28, 2017

With BIGSOUND just around the corner, many showcasing artists are kicking off their campaigns with some pretty cool single releases this week – enter Wild Honey. Arriving with new single “Messed Up” ahead of their BIGSOUND appearances, the band continues to explore the indie pop foundations they’ve already built a solid reputation upon through previous releases. […]

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First wave of showcase artists for Singapore’s Music Matters LIVE announced

August 28, 2017

Returning for its 12th year this September, Singaporean independent music festival, Music Matters Live, is set to unleash some amazing artists on a select number of venues throughout the city. As the premier event of its kind in Asia, the festival is set to draw huge crowds in from all around the world as this thumping music […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (27th August 2017)

August 28, 2017

Looking for a round-up of all the best new music? Search no further than our weekly Spotify playlist packed with our writer’s and editor’s favourite picks. You’ve got the dreamy new one from Adelaide’s Timberwolf, a spirited cut from Tempus Suns‘ recently released debut EP, the latest from Patrick Wilson that’s guaranteed to put a […]

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Live Review: Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah & Adalita bring fists full o’ rock to Adelaide

August 28, 2017

Following a successful regional tour together, the Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I decided to hit the road again and luckily for the rest of the country, they added Jebediah and Adalita added to the bill. The Fist Full of Rock  tour kicked off in Adelaide on Friday at Thebarton Theatre, with what was a […]

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Live Review: The Jezabels nail Night Four of their residency at Sydney’s Lansdowne Hotel

August 28, 2017

Taking the pretty much unheard of route of playing seven shows in seven days at Sydney’s The Lansdowne, locals The Jezabels played night four of their residency to a sell out crowd in front of their hometown fans. Playing a venue literally the next street down from where they formed whilst at uni, the Sydney […]

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Live Review: Steve Kilbey digs deep into the back catalogue at Mojos, Fremantle

August 28, 2017

In town for the CinefestOz Film Festival, where a documentary about him is being screened, Steve Kilbey, of The Church fame, dropped into Fremantle for a one off ‘solo’ gig at Mojos on Thursday Night. Joining Kilbey on stage was a trio of local musicians – Shaun Coulson, on guitar and mandolin, Shaun Hoffman on […]

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Festival of the Sun punters encouraged to get in early on tickets; on sale this week

August 28, 2017

Festival of the Sun has revealed more about their 2017 edition, this time letting y’all know that ticket sales are set to kick off this Thursday! With last year’s festival selling out tickets completely in just a week, we’re expecting this year’s to follow suit. The passes include free camping and admission, so if you’re […]

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The Working Lunch is giving women the tools they need to enter and flourish in the games industry

August 28, 2017

Almost half of the of all Australians who play video games are female. In the games development space however, women make up only 19% of the total workforce. The Working Lunch, a new initiative from the IGEA and some of Australia’s most prominent female games industry veterans, aims to change that.

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South Australian theatre production School Dance to be adapted into a feature film

August 28, 2017

After the international success of its first feature film Girl Asleep, Windmill Theatre Co., the award-winning South Australian theatre company, has announced today the launch of Windmill Pictures, a new arm of the company dedicated to developing and creating screen projects from their range of live theatre projects. The company has also announced it has successfully […]

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Blu-Ray Review: The Boss Baby (USA, 2017) can be applauded for its audacity

August 28, 2017

The Dreamworks dynasty is far from a reemerging period. Wowing with visceral marvellous and poignant features such as Antz and The Prince of Egypt amongst others, a film like The Boss Baby exists more as an oddity, as it seems so disparate from the sensibilities of what the company has produced in previous years. The […]

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Netflix set to release Lady Gaga documentary later this year

August 28, 2017

Lady Gaga is a worldwide phenomenon, with her catchy music, over the top style and wacky personality proving to be an interesting idea for a documentary. Netflix has announced they will release Lady Gaga’s documentary aptly named Gaga: Five Foot Two, which will focus in on a year in the life of music superstar Lady […]

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Stan releases trailers for two of its returning exclusive series

August 28, 2017

Stan has recently released trailers for two of its exclusive series, both returning for second seasons. First up is the locally produced Stan Original Series Wolf Creek. The show brings back crazy serial killer Mick Taylor who returns yet again to terrorise outback tourists to an unsettling degree. The first season was received positively by […]

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Video Games Review: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017) is the best game Ubisoft have made in years

August 28, 2017

That headline isn’t bullcrap, I actually believe it. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft’s big, bridge-repairing gamble with Nintendo, is one of the studio’s best offerings in years. It’s smart, addictive, tough as nails in the later levels and leverages a genre that doesn’t get much play on console in a way that is perfect for […]

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Netflix Review: Death Note (USA, 2017) has good intentions, but fails in the process

August 28, 2017

Whitewashing! Americanized! Lack of ethnicity! Yeah, I’m gonna talk about that in great detail, just to make that clear. Anyway, a lot of negative buzz has been going around this project due the things mentioned above and it definitely is a valid argument since the source material is distinctly Japanese. So to retroactively set the […]

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Win tickets to see the first two episodes of Marvel’s Inhumans at IMAX Melbourne

August 28, 2017

In a groundbreaking move for the industry, the first two episodes of the new Marvel TV series Inhumans have been filmed entirely with IMAX cameras, and this weekend (from September 1st) they’ll be released exclusively on IMAX screens around the world, almost a month ahead of its premiere on ABC TV in the USA. Marvel’s […]

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Theatre Review: Sydney’s encore of My Fair Lady‘s Diamond Jubilee production is a grand old time

August 28, 2017

In 2016, My Fair Lady celebrated its Diamond Jubilee with a series of stunning shows around Australia, including a run at the Sydney Opera House. An encore season at the Capitol Theatre with most of the same principal cast and crew returns in 2017 and it still dazzles like a rare diamond. It is a reminder […]

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Award-winning South Australian theatre company Windmill launches new screen arm and 2018 theatre season

August 28, 2017

After the international success of its first feature film Girl Asleep, Windmill Theatre Co., the award-winning South Australian theatre company, has announced today the launch of Windmill Pictures, a new arm of the company dedicated to developing and creating screen projects from their range of live theatre projects. The company has also announced it has successfully […]

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The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture opens at the National Gallery of Victoria

August 28, 2017

Celebrating the seventieth anniversary of one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses, the National Gallery of Victoria has just opened their latest exhibition, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. Exclusive to Melbourne, House of Dior includes extravagant display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017. […]

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Win a double pass to see Erotic Intelligence for Dummies at the Melbourne Fringe

August 28, 2017

Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid flux, with many of us confessing to feeling a little disenchanted with the monogamy-based dogma we’ve been fed by society, religion and the media. Award-winning actress and clown, Helen Cassidy, uses her critically acclaimed comedy show Erotic Intelligence for Dummies to take a long, hard, cross-eyed look […]

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The Collaroy acquired by Merivale (Sydney)

August 28, 2017

Along with Papi Chulo in Manly and The Newport in Pittwater, The Collaroy is now under the ownership of Merivale as they advance their Northern Beaches portfolio. Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale, says, “The Collaroy is in a truly spectacular location, with sweeping views of the ocean and sand literally at its door step. This […]

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Newtown Good Food Fair to bring the party to the streets this October (Sydney)

August 28, 2017

Around 30 stallholders will soon come together to celebrate Newtown’s unique, cultural and eclectic offering of drinks, food and the pub scene. The event returns for its fourth year to showcase the areas community spirit and party vibe. On Sunday the 8th of October guest can expect to relish in the likes of Bloodwood, Bovine […]

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Sydney Contemporary announces pop-up restaurant and bar programme

August 28, 2017

Across the Carriageworks multi-art precinct this September, Sydney Contemporary will have a lineup of food and drink menus for the art-loving public to enjoy each day of the fair. Kylie Kwong of Billy Kwong and Mike McEnearney of Kitchen by Mike have been announced as two of the pop-up restaurants to be featured amidst the […]

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