Day: 13 September 2017

THE PLOT adds Sloan Peterson, Clowns, Hatchie and more to November event

September 13, 2017

Sydney’s Greater West will be hosting one helluva party this November, with THE PLOT returning to Parramatta Park to show off some of our best emerging and favourite names. The festival line up already boasted the likes of Dean Lewis, Northeast Party House, Confidence Man and Bec Sandridge but now, THE PLOT is welcoming some names who have been […]

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Interview: Tom Jay Williams sets his sights on the global pop market as a new year of music approaches

September 13, 2017

Poolside at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia in Singapore, pop artist Tom Jay Williams is showing me a photo of a smashed iPhone screen, courtesy of Port Power’s heartbreaking loss to the West Coast Eagles on Saturday night. You can take the boy out of Adelaide, it seems, but you can’t take the Adelaide out of the boy. […]

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Music Video of the Day: Thandi Phoenix “Standing Too Close” (2017)

September 13, 2017

Thandi Phoenix was one of the breakthrough artists of BIGSOUND last week and it’s great to see her continue to push through and generate more positive momentum. Her latest single “Standing Too Close” has been a winner of a tune for Thandi, bringing her vocal talents to the fore as well as a sharp sense of […]

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Women in Music Empowerment Day hits Newtown’s Miss Peaches this month

September 13, 2017

Newtown venue Miss Peaches will be hosting Women in Music Empowerment Day this September 24th, an event curated by Deeper Than House, Yeah The Girls, Coven Presents, Honey and Stayfly Sydney. The live music event has aimed to bring together women, non-binary and minority peoples in a safe and inclusive space to share, network and celebrate empowerment; […]

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Underage event XraySpeX returns to the Oxford Art Factory in November

September 13, 2017

Following on from its successful debut in July, the crew behind XraySpeX are coming back to the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney with another jam packed live music event, specifically catered for the underage music fans. Headlined by The Belligerents and featuring the likes of Jack River, Bleeding Knees Club and Taj Ralph, November’s XraySpeX event is proudly brought to […]

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Everything Nintendo talked about during this morning’s Nintendo Direct broadcast

September 13, 2017

Nintendo have debuted a new 45 minute Nintendo Direct broadcast this morning, covering a range of titles releasing for their 3DS and Nintendo Switch consoles over the next two quarters. You can watch the broadcast in full, and get a full list of everything Nintendo talked about, after the jump.

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Win a autographed Wonder Woman poster signed by Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen and more

September 13, 2017

Oz Comic-Con is back for another year and is headed your way! Don your capes, gather your comic books, assemble your squad and get ready to meet your favourite celebrities as we travel across Australia in 2017! Oz Comic-Con is coming soon to Brisbane (September 23- 24, BCEC) and Sydney (ICC Darling Harbour, September 30 […]

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Video Games Hands On: South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4, 2017) may be funnier than its predecessor

September 13, 2017

Last month I had the chance to spend a couple of hours with South Park: The Fractured But Whole, a game which literally picks up from where the last game, 2014’s The Stick of Truth, left off. The boys are still playing wizards, and as The New Kid, your quest to impress your classmates continues — […]

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Video Games Review: Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS, 2017) is so much more than just a remake

September 13, 2017

Who the hell was asking for a remake of Metroid II? Nobody, that’s who, and Nintendo made it anyway. Metroid: Samus Returns takes the general thrust of series’ largely-forgotten 1992 Game Boy adventure and updates it with fresh, modern mechanics and the kind of visuals I wasn’t aware the 3DS could pull off. It takes a game consigned to […]

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Film Review: mother! (USA, 2017) will test even the most stern of viewers

September 13, 2017

Where does one even begin to describe the demented deliciousness that is mother!?  Despite the film’s rather studio-heavy calibre of talent on board, Darren Aronofsky‘s latest cinematic insanity is anything but an audience-friendly affair.  The mysterious marketing campaign has wound up viewer interest (and rightfully so), and I would wager many will be entering theatres […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Fear and fright win the week as IT floats over the competition

September 13, 2017

After some pretty dismal weeks in earnings at the box office, cinemas nationwide are welcoming this week’s no. 1 film, the remake of Stephen King’s classic novel (and reason why so many kids in the 80s hated clowns), It.  Opening on  548 screens nationally, it made a phenomenal $7.46m in its opening weekend, and was the biggest […]

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Video Games Impressions: Quake Champions (PC, 2016) feels like a welcome home

September 13, 2017

Quake Champions is id Software’s return to the 90’s multiplayer shooter genre that has traditionally been one of their strongest suits. Now in early access, it is both a throwback to the kind of multiplayer shooter that id invented and a clarion call to everyone else with a game in this suddenly resurgent genre — there’ll be no […]

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Brisbane Festival Interview: Deborah Pearson talks us through History History History

September 13, 2017

If you’re a lover of cinema and history, Deborah Pearson has you covered! In a unique performance that uses audio and memory, History History History transports audiences back to October 23, 1956 and recreates a film that was supposed to screen at the Corvin Cinema the night the Hungarians rose up against the Soviets. Making her […]

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Melbourne’s retro burger joint 8bit is opening a diner in Sydney next year

September 13, 2017

It was bound to happen sooner or later. As one of the staple attractions of Darling Harbour’s forthcoming food precinct, Darling Square, Melbourne’s acclaimed burger joint 8bit is officially making the move to Sydney. The popular retro video game inspired burger restaurant, which now has three venues across Melbourne, is planning to open a 100-seat […]

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Interview: Mitch Orr and Dan Hong are throwing a street food party for Good Food Month

September 13, 2017

Good Food Month is once again fixing to take over Sydney with a ridiculous amount of exclusive food and drink focused events. In addition to the always jam-packed Night Noodle Markets, the program each year gives the best chefs from Sydney and beyond a chance to collaborate, showcase, and experiment to feed the masses (or […]

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