Day: 27 September 2017

Interview: Dru Chen has his sights firmly set on creating albums to last

September 27, 2017

Dru Chen has solidified for himself a career that has enjoyed successes both in Australia and Singapore, where he has been basing himself for the last two years. Born in Melbourne, but raised in the Lion City, Chen has been making music since his teen years. Fusing pop, soul and indie in together, Chen’s work has […]

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Collingwood to host the inaugural Peel Street Festival in November

September 27, 2017

Melbourne’s getting a new festival for locals to get amongst with Collingwood’s Peel Street set to host an eponymous event this November 11th. The inaugural Peel Street Festival is a free community event that will be playing host to an array of live music, food and more, with the likes of Archie Roach and Cash Savage and The Last […]

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Single of the Day: Danny Barwick “Flickering” (2017)

September 27, 2017

This week, we’ve been introduced to Melbourne multi-instrumentalist and producer, Danny Barwick. A debut EP for Barwick in Distance is close to release too, which has made us wonder where he’s been when he’s not been on our radar all this time. His single “Flickering” has airs of James Blake and Radiohead surrounding it; toeing the line of […]

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile get personal in music video for “Continental Breakfast”

September 27, 2017

The partnership of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile is one made in indie rock heaven, most fans would agree. Their collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, is due out in a matter of weeks; while it is set to produce some great musical moments for both of them in the eyes of the wider music public, Lotta Sea Lice also […]

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Celebrate 25 years of Filthy Lucre’s “Treaty” remix with Yothu Yindi & The Treaty Project

September 27, 2017

A special show is coming to Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom on November 19th, with Yothu Yindi reuniting with Filthy Lucre‘s Gavin Campbell and a variety of special guests under the moniker of The Treaty Project. Celebrating 25 years of the iconic Filthy Lucre remix of “Treaty”, the show commemorates the newly released remix package as the band will take the […]

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Two Australians and Ten Canadians who impressed at BreakOut West 2017

September 27, 2017

If you know where to look, you could stumble across a music industry conference and festival just about every week of the year. It’s a rare week, however, you’ll find a barrage of events happenings simultaneously around the world. A little over a week ago now there were no less than four major festivals happening […]

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Film Review: Battle of the Sexes (USA, 2017) is topical, crowd-pleasing entertainment

September 27, 2017

Despite its 1973 setting, Battle of the Sexes is very much a film for the now with Billie Jean King’s story appearing just as relevant today as it did back then.  Stances on sexuality and the pay parity between genders as depicted here is likely to strike a chord with many an audience member, but […]

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Brisbane is getting a new non-stop service to Beijing courtesy of Air China

September 27, 2017

Air China are launching non-stop flights between Beijing and Brisbane from 11 December 2017, making it a wholelot easier for passengers to connect between the two major cities. The new service is timely with the number of Chinese tourists visiting Australia seeing double-digit growth, with a two-way tourist flow between the two countries recording two […]

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Here are the 30 semi-finalists for the 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Award

September 27, 2017

The Rob Guest Endowment held auditions in Melbourne and Sydney earlier this month, in search of this year’s winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Award. Now in its 9th year, the award is given annually to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. The panel seek out Australia’s most talented young […]

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Review: Coca-Cola’s sugarless, coffee-infused soda is actually quite nice

September 27, 2017

Coca-Cola have been on a bit of a resurgence as of late. They did away with the overly acidic Coke Zero and gave us Coca-Cola No Sugar, a terrible name but a vast improvement as the brand move to offer a sugarless alternative that actually tastes great. Yep, it still has some bad stuff in […]

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Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2017 winners announced

September 27, 2017

For the ninth year in a row, the 2017 Time Out Sydney Food Awards have went through and scanned just about every restaurant, bar, diner and eatery that has made a dent on the city’s dining scene this year, and picked out the top performers. From fine to casual dining, cheap eats to cafés, the […]

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Tall Tale: James Squire release passionfruit and guava infused ale in time for spring

September 27, 2017

Pushing into the spring season, James Squire have unleashed a tropical flavour onto the market, tasking Camperdown’s Malt Shovel Brewery with creating a new limited release titled the James Squire Tall Tale Tropicana Spring Ale. Aiming for a sessionable profile, the beer is being defined as a complex, light ale, making use of tropical fruit […]

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Messina are delivering free brownie packs tomorrow via Deliveroo

September 27, 2017

Dessert empire Gelato Messina are hooking up with delivery service Deliveroo tomorrow to sling out some freebies to sweet-toothed customers around Australia. For one day only, on Thursday 28th September, Messina will be packing up special “Brownie with Benefits” packs and those who are quick on the draw to order one up to their door […]

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Down N’ Out have officially opened their first permanent Sydney burger joint

September 27, 2017

After popping up as the resident kitchen at Sydney CBD icon The Sir John Young Hotel, creative burger joint Down N’ Out has officially moved on up and opened their first ever bricks-and-mortar restaurant. Located in Ryde, the business that once made global headlines with their wildly popular Pokémon burgers is now a permanent shop […]

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Sydney is getting a free European cheese festival in October

September 27, 2017

After a well-received debut in Melbourne, three-day cheese festival Bon Fromage is moving on up to Sydney, set to take on the harbour city as it shapes into Carriageworks’ Bay 25 for a mid-October weekend. The festival will be defined by a series of masterclasses and demonstrations from some of Sydney’s best and most reliable […]

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Review: Have California Burgers perfected the Australian In-N-Out Burger? (Melbourne)

September 27, 2017

Ever since burger makers cottoned on to the quality and popularity of the iconic In-N-Out Burger in the US, they’ve been trying to replicate it. And this trend isn’t restricted to Australia – many on the East Coast of the US will know Shake Shack, whose own take on the In-N-Out style burger has made […]

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