Day: 31 August 2017

Wavves in, SAFIA out as Yours & Owls drop their latest nugget of festival news

August 31, 2017

WAVVES will be back in the country, returning to Australia for the Yours & Owls Festival in September – a festival which, quite frankly, has continued to strengthen in line up and reputation. 2017’s festival line up already is to be headlined by At The Drive-In and The Presets, while reading further down the bill, the names only continue […]

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Single of the Day: Bully “Feel the Same” (2017)

August 31, 2017

Bully have made a solid impact with their new single, “Feel the Same” – we know we’re more hyped now for their new album, Losing (due out October 20th). The song highlights that raspy snarl of vocalist Alicia Bognano while leaning heavy on the riffs in some fiery rock fashion. The edgy production of “Feel the Same” […]

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Thundamentals and A Blanck Canvas next in line for ROAM’s unique ‘Underthink It’ series

August 31, 2017

This September, Thundamentals are going to be displaying the latest in their line of artistic link ups, this time with puppetry/performance art group A Blanck Canvas! Coming to Sydney, the collaboration falls into line with the previous events hosted by ROAM – bringing musicians and visual artists together. Allday and Toby & Pete kicked the ‘Underthink It’ series off, while Tkay Maidza and Ego took the […]

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Live Review: The Courtneys bring effortless show to The Curtin in Melbourne

August 31, 2017

Probably the best thing about this evening (excluding the outrageously talented The Courtneys) was the gender balance. It didn’t feel strained, it was just balanced. Let’s keep this up, support line ups like this. Bitch Diesel opened the evening, the four-piece punk outfit a whirlwind of on-stage confidence and sass. From a sequinned dress to […]

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APRA AMCOS brings NGAIIRE, Briggs, Katy Steele & Sally Seltmann together for Sydney Fringe series of talks

August 31, 2017

As part of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival, punters will be able to sit in on some exclusive sessions run by APRA AMCOS; four one on one conversations with Australian songwriters with discussions surrounding professional and creative development. Sitting down with moderator Chit Chat, Briggs, Katy Steele, NGAIIRE and Sally Seltmann (all recipients of the APRA Professional Development Award) will […]

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Video Games Review: Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth (PC, 2017) is glacially paced but will reward those who can tough it out

August 31, 2017

Written by author Ken Follett in his 1989 novel, The Pillars of the Earth is a wildly popular story about the building of a cathedral in a small town in 12th century England. It is a long and sweeping story, and one of the most popular literary works of the last two decades. It also makes […]

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Theatre Review: KHON: Exquisite Masked Dance Drama of Thailand is artwork come to life

August 31, 2017

Khon is a genre of dance drama from Thailand that combines several forms – dance, music, painting and crafts. Traditionally performed exclusively at the court and for royal functions, the masked dance is created for the Devine King with scenes from the Ramakien. On this night at the Sydney Opera House, KHON: Exquisite Masked Dance […]

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POPSART: Sunpac Theatre and OperaQ are taking it to the people!

August 31, 2017

I attended the opening night of OperaQ’s regional tour of Night with Opera Queensland from Sunpac Theatre Sunnybank on Friday night and was totally enthralled by the passion, talent, power and beauty of the work. Presenting Opera in this non-conventional form like a cabaret, a chocolate box of hits from Madame Butterfly, Rigoletto and Don […]

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Ex-Merivale chef leads the charge at Liverpool’s new Macquarie Bistro (Sydney)

August 31, 2017

Helping refresh and refocus a big player in Liverpool’s dining scene, chef Leigh Mcdivitt (ex-Merivale) has teamed up with Clayton Ries to head the big renewal of the Macquarie Hotel’s bistro. The team have moved on from Collin Fassnidge’s Banksia Bistro to transform the new project into a star dining destination for the greater Western […]

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How to cook the perfect steak with two-time winner of best steak in the world, Dany Karam of Black Bar & Grill

August 31, 2017

Across Australia this weekend, thousands of barbecues will be lit up on Father’s Day to show appreciation for the paternal figures in our lives. To help you look like a pro and impress at the dining table this weekend, learn the best secrets and tips from two-time winner of best steak in the world chef […]

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