Day: 11 September 2017

New Music to Listen to This Week (11th September 2017)

September 11, 2017

Carefully curated by our very own writers and editors, this week’s Spotify playlist has got some absolute gems. If you haven’t acquainted yourself with the cruisy S.M. Jenkins, electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes or all-girl rockers The Coathangers, now is your chance. Get listening! ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tigertown “Warriors” (2017)

September 11, 2017

Tigertown continue to craft and execute gorgeous pieces of music, the latest example coming in the form of their new single, “Warriors”. The music video that has recently been released to accompany has been directed by Imogen Grist and is frankly, a stunning watch. Toeing the line between fantasy and reality, the “Warriors” film clip embodies […]

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Focus turns to international hype generators for the 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

September 11, 2017

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival line up for 2018 has dropped a day ahead of schedule thanks to a bluff by Pedestrian overnight but heck, why not – it’s a pretty tops line up. Turning the focus to artists on the come up, the Laneway Festival has curated a line up of international names that will […]

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Larry’s Picks: 11 acts who left a lasting impression at BIGSOUND

September 11, 2017

Last week, I descended on BIGSOUND in what was my 6th visit to the iconic Brisbane conference and festival. Just about every year the event has grown in size – from the amount of bands playing, to the amount of venues utilised and the number of attendees. This year felt unquestionably the biggest yet, amped […]

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Music Matters Live refuse to let rain dampen their vibe on Sunday night; Kiana Valenciano shines as highlight

September 11, 2017

The outdoor stage at CHIJMES had to face rain – a lot of it – yesterday, as Music Matters Live entered its second day on Sunday. Surprisingly, and encouragingly, people still turned up during the evening to see the bands play and while the crowd would have been undoubtedly larger had the weather been better, the […]

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Single of the Day: Wallace “Black Lake” (2017)

September 11, 2017

Sydney based artist Wallace continues to charm with that voice dripping in old-school soul, with new single “Black Like” further establishing the NZ native as an artist to watch. This new tune, co-written with Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermain, is gorgeously melancholic, and demonstrates the more theatric edge of Wallace’s musicality. The end result is utterly irresistible and […]

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Here’s what went down during a discussion on “call out culture” at Bigsound 2017

September 11, 2017

Two years ago Welsh journalist and author Jon Ronson published a book titled So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, addressing the growing issue of (sometimes justified, sometimes not) social media outrage and what some people refer to as “trial by public opinion”. Since then the discussion has moved into specific spheres such as the music industry, […]

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There’s a new Nintendo Direct coming this Thursday morning

September 11, 2017

A brand new Nintendo Direct presentation will broadcast on Twitch this Thursday morning at 8am AEST. The 45 minute broadcast will be primarily focused on upcoming Switch and 3DS titles.

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Win a copy of French TV series Ouro (Guyane) on DVD

September 11, 2017

Set against the backdrop of the French Guiana in South America, Ouro tells the story of 20-year-old French geology student Vincent (Spinosi), who is sent to undertake an internship at a gold mining company. He soon becomes convinced an abandoned mine is worth millions and is taken under the wing of local ‘gold lord’ Antoine […]

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Film Review: Patti Cake$ (USA, 2017) constantly subverts our expectations

September 11, 2017

Patti Cake$ is the kind of movie that could have gone horribly wrong. The story of an overweight, white (trash) suburban girl gunning for glory in the hip-hop scene isn’t the most accessible story, nor is it culturally appropriate. Thanks to the wit of writer/director/composer Geremy Jasper though, Patti Cake$ disarms any of these potential […]

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Video Games Review: Yakuza Kiwami (PS4, 2017) is yet another blast from the video game past

September 11, 2017

Yakuza Kiwami is the sum of every other game in the series. I don’t know that it would exist without every other game that has preceeded it (though I guess, if you want to be pedantic, most come after it in the greater series timeline). What Yakuza Kiwami can’t quite do is bring itself to be better than […]

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Film Review: Victoria & Abdul (UK, 2017) proves that it’s lonely at the top, even with a firm friend

September 11, 2017

Dame Judi Dench has played Queen Victoria before in Mrs Brown, which showed the grieving monarch’s relationship with John Brown. In Victoria & Abdul Dench reprises her previous role and plays the Queen when the latter is a tad older and wiser. It also focuses on the monarch’s unlikely friendship with an Indian servant. The […]

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Gold Coast is getting a pop-up hostel made from 24 tonnes of sand

September 11, 2017

24 tonnes of sand will be used to build a temporary hostel on the Gold Coast later this month, a collaboration between widely used booking platform Hostelworld and Gold Coast Tourism. The sparkling foreshore will be home to this one-off pop-up across three days, looking out across the ocean from the area’s stunning Kurrawa Terrace. […]

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Emirates reveal an extensive wine range onboard and in its Dubai lounge

September 11, 2017

Emirates have launched a world-class wine programme, offering a range of exclusive wines and champagnes on board and in its lounges for the next few months. With a handpicked stellar wine list from some of the world’s most prestigious chateaux and vineyards, passengers can enjoy a glass of Chateau d’Yquem 2005, 1963 Graham’s Colheita Port, […]

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Review: Gambaro Hotel remains one of Brisbane’s finest boutiques

September 11, 2017

Close to Brisbane’s most famous sporting and event venue, Suncorp Stadium, Gambaro Hotel boasts one of the most enviable positions in the city. It’s far-enough away from crowds – both local and tourist – even with it being in the thick of bustling Caxton Street, while still being conveniently located just a stone’s throw from […]

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Book Review: The Wisdom of Oz includes funny observations by those true blue wizards of Oz

September 11, 2017

Australians let us all rejoice for we are a nation full of self-deprecating individuals with a great wit and a keen sense of humour. Never has this been more apparent than in the book, The Wisdom of Oz. This should be required reading for every true blue Aussie (forget the citizenship test) because it’s chock […]

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Singapore Night Festival celebrates 10 years of magic. Here’s to the next decade!

September 11, 2017

Night festivals are a chance for cities to showcase their prowess in a way that glitters.  The Singapore Night Festival (SNF) is always evolving and in its tenth year they pulled out all the stops. For 10 balmy nights young and old were out of the house and hitting the streets in what was a celebration of […]

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Book Review: The New Chinese by Barry Li provides essential knowledge of modern China

September 11, 2017

The New Chinese are the Chinese people born on mainland China after 1949. The book of the same name is intended for Australian readers who don’t know a lot about China, but who are eager to learn; either for business or pleasure. Australia has become a hotspot for Chinese immigrants, your next hire or business […]

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Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed first guest chef announced for The Unicorn’s new lunch series (Sydney)

September 11, 2017

One of Sydney’s finest pubs, The Unicorn Hotel, is about to launch a new ongoing lunch series with guest chefs from across Australia, all tasked with cooking up their interpretation of what Australian cuisine actually is. Duncan Welgemoed has been announced as the first guest of the series, heading to The Unicorn’s kitchen on Sunday […]

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Cookie Dough Doughnut Sandwiches are coming to Bistro Morgan (Melbourne)

September 11, 2017

Morgan Hipworth, he who owns and operates Melbourne’s wildly popular concept store Bistro Morgan, has officially upped his doughnut game to the nth degree, leaving all other dessert crazes in the bin with a very, very indulgent looking Cookie Dough Doughnut Sandwich. The 16 year old chef will be selling these new creations from his […]

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Chargrill Charlie’s team to open a store in Annandale (Sydney)

September 11, 2017

Sydney chicken institution Chargrill Charlie’s (also known as Justin Bieber’s favourite chicken shop) is hopping on over to the inner-west for its long overdue tenth incarnation, opening up in Annandale this weekend Saturday 16th September. Not only should you care because they regularly fry up some seriously excellent fried bird, but their also celebrating the […]

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