Day: 26 September 2017

Single of the Day: Spinifex Gum ft. Briggs “Locked Up” (2017)

September 26, 2017

Spinifex Gum is a name to be taking note of this week – the collective comprising of The Cat Empire‘s Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill, Gondwana Choirs‘ Marliya and a Cairns-based all-female choir of Indigenous singers have released on hell of a debut single in “Locked Up”. Featuring Briggs on co-writing duties and vocals, the tune highlights the treatment of Indigenous youth […]

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Björk launches debut episode of Red Bull Music Academy’s Couch Wisdom podcast series

September 26, 2017

Continuing to bolster their roster of ever-switched on events and workshops, the Red Bull Music Academy has launched a brand new podcast series entitled Couch Wisdom. Premiering ahead of the RBMA’s Berlin event that celebrates the academy’s 20th anniversary this month, Couch Wisdom digs back through the archives in presenting some memorable lectures and conversations with some of […]

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Here’s where you can find the likes of Liam Gallagher, Run the Jewels and more in the New Year

September 26, 2017

This week, some huge Falls Festival sideshows have been announced, with the likes of Liam Gallagher, Run The Jewels, Jungle and Everything Everything lining up east coast shows of their own while in the country for the New Year’s festival tour. There’s a lot to note down, ticket sale times and such, but we’ve compiled the details you need below – check […]

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Music Video of the Day: Nina Nesbitt “The Best You Had” (2017)

September 26, 2017

London songwriter Nina Nesbitt has brought her new single “The Best You Had” to life on screen with a music video that matches the dramatic core of the music itself. A candid offering from Nesbitt, “The Best You Had” is a great break up number to sink into, a tune that explores insecurity in the wake […]

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Rockin’ the Zoo: Ben Folds named as the first artist for 2018 Melbourne Zoo Twilights series

September 26, 2017

He’s a favourite out this way and as a way for the Melbourne Zoo Twilights series to kick off the campaign for their 2018 season, what better way than to announce Ben Folds as their first artist? Bringing his extensive catalogue of beloved tunes to Melbourne on February 16th, Ben Folds will put his two-part solo show […]

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National Jazz Awards finalists announced; $12,000 to be awarded to winner in November

September 26, 2017

Not too long ago, we delved into the long-established Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues and the accompanying National Jazz Awards. Now in its 28th year, the event is set to draw many to the country Victorian town this November 3rd-5th for a weekend of exemplary live music from some of Australia’s best, as well as some renowned […]

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Farm Aid’s continued success as a premier music festival & charity initiative – here’s what we learned

September 26, 2017

Since 1985 Farm Aid has recognised the work of family farmers in the hopes of revitalising the local economies that depend on the industry. Now in its 32nd edition, Willie Nelson, president and founder of Farm Aid has gathered together a lineup of acts that travel and appear on their own dime, and in turn […]

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What’s new in Joss Whedon’s Firefly 15th anniversary blu-ray set?

September 26, 2017

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since Joss Whedon’s now classic, short running TV series Firefly hit the airwaves. Possibly because so many of us discovered it years later. But with just 14 episodes and a movie (2005’s Serenity), the Firefly universe didn’t expand as much as fans might have liked – […]

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Games Review: Total War: Warhammer 2 (PC, 2017) is as close to perfect as the series has ever been

September 26, 2017

The next time you have a creative project that you feel isn’t coming together quickly enough, I want you to remember that it took Creative Assembly 20 years of rigourous experimentation, honing the things that worked and pruning back the things that didn’t, to get their Total War series to the point where it’s damned near […]

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Five films to look out for at the 2017 Jewish International Film Festival

September 26, 2017

The Jewish International Film Festival is fast approaching, kicking off on 25 October at Classic Cinema located in Elsternwick, Melbourne. JIFF celebrates various Israeli and Jewish themed films in both Australia and New-Zealand. The massive program was unveiled yesterday, and we went through it to bring you back five films you should look out for: Bombshell: […]

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Games Hands On: Long Live Terror-Billy in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

September 26, 2017

Now, more than ever, we need a game like Wolfenstein II – a game that doesn’t shy away from making strong, political statements, that deals respectfully with the ramifications of mental illness and PTSD, but mostly importantly – lets you kill a whole bunch of Nazis. If I wasn’t already excited about the title, what […]

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Best Brews: Four Points by Sheraton plan on embracing local craft beer scenes around the world

September 26, 2017

Beginning 1st October of this year, the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will be taking part in an ongoing global program designed to bring the hotel brands 225+ properties closer to the cultural scenes in their respective cities. And by cultural scenes we mean the tasty dynamic local craft beer scenes of […]

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Make Nice: when creative women join forces there isn’t much they can’t accomplish (and other key lessons)

September 26, 2017

Make Nice launched in 2016 and was born from the desire to push back against the “boys club” which exists within creative industries (most industries, let’s be honest) and show creative women they don’t have to be competitive to get ahead. Women can “make nice” and still be successful. In fact, when creative women join […]

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Review: The breathtaking Parrtjima Festival lights up the red centre until October 1st

September 26, 2017

Touching down on the Alice Springs tarmac I know I’m in a special part of Australia. A town of over 25,000 people, the second largest town after Darwin in the Northern Territory and one largely influenced by its Indigenous culture. Straddling the usually dry Todd River and the Eastern and Western MacDonell Ranges, the town […]

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Brisbane Festival Review: Enter the mad cap world of Strut & Fret’s FUN HOUSE

September 26, 2017

Making its world premiere at Brisbane Festival, FUN HOUSE is a vibrant mix of circus acts, dance, and vaudevillian comedy, helmed by a unicorn and a bunny – who else?! It’s been (perhaps a little awkwardly) marketed as an all ages show, presented as a family friendly sister act to Strut & Fret’s other Brisbane […]

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Here’s your first look at Chin Chin Sydney

September 26, 2017

Shaped into Surry Hills’ 100-year-old Griffiths Teas building, the long awaited Chin Chin Sydney will finally be opening its doors to the public on Monday 2nd October. Ever since it was announced that the Melbourne dining powerhouse would be opening a Sydney iteration, Chin Chin became one of the country’s most anticipated openings. The up-scale […]

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Jameson Caskmates announce special limited edition Young Henrys Edition for Australia

September 26, 2017

Newtown locals Young Henrys and Irish whiskey icons Jameson have just taken their ever-growing friendship to the next level, joining forces to create the first Australian whiskey partnership for the ongoing Jameson Caskmates series. You guessed it – that means a special, limited edition Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition is heading our way very soon, […]

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