Day: 24 October 2017

Single of the Day: Jonti “Staring Window” (2017)

October 24, 2017

If you had ever wondered what standard Gotye‘s marimba skills sat at, Jonti has come through. Pairing up with him on vocals, Jonti’s new single “Staring Window” is a tune that not only brings said maribma playing into the fold, but also positions the latter’s forthcoming Tokorats album as one of the more intriguing releases of 2018’s second […]

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NxWorries lines up Yes Lawd! remixes; listen to the Knxwledge-reworked “Best One” today

October 24, 2017

Easily one of our favourite albums of 2016, Yes Lawd! by NxWorries brought together Grammy winning producer Knxwledge and Anderson .Paak together in a partnership that was quickly lauded as one of the best to come out of the States that year. This week, Inertia announced the Australian release of the Yes Lawd! Remixes, a complete reworking of the original […]

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Here’s where you can be catching your Laneway Festival faves next year

October 24, 2017

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is returning in 2018 with some amazing upcoming artists that are sure to put on a massive show for punters around the country. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite acts that you won’t want to miss, as the official sideshows are unveiled this week. LOYLE CARNER Dubbed […]

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Interview: Liam Clifford introduces us to the Howlaround Entertainment Group

October 24, 2017

Currently based in Los Angeles, Australian tour manager, engineer and label head Liam Clifford has a lot on his plate. His company, the Howlaround Entertainment Group, was initially established as a production rental business but as 2017 reaches its end, the Howlaround brand has enjoyed much expansion and has brought Clifford many more experiences that have helped bolster his […]

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Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset: Bang for buck

October 24, 2017

It’s risky to send me headphones for review, especially gaming headphones. I am a hard-to-please audiophile at the best of times and gaming headsets never pass muster for me. Almost without exception the mix is bad, the weight oppressive and the degree to which they clamp down on your ears borderline painful. So intense is […]

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Xbox is opening a pop up gaming hotel in Sydney because, sure, why not

October 24, 2017

Xbox Australia and Eventbrite are opening a pop up gaming hotel in Sydney that will allow guests a chance to go hands on with the new Xbox One X console ahead of launch. Feel like a sleep over?

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Interview: Thor: Ragnarok Producer Brad Winderbaum on Matt Damon, Devo, Taika Waititi, Jeff Goldblum and the Gold Coast

October 24, 2017

While in Australia last week for the premiere of the latest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we sat down with Thor: Ragnarok producer Brad Winderbaum to talk about filming on the Gold Coast, working with New Zealand director Taika Waititi and Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo, bringing in Matt Damon and Jeff Goldblum – and we ask the […]

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Games Review: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4, 2017): A great racing sim, but fails to take first place

October 24, 2017

Gran Turismo Sport is one of the most interesting racing titles I’ve played in years. This is for many different reasons, some good, and some surprisingly bad. While it has its rough edges, rest assured this is most definitely a great game with a ton of things to love — but dated and bland ideas […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Geostorm narrowly avoids disaster in slow box office week

October 24, 2017

Good news for Geostorm, starring our Abbie Cornish and someone else’s Gerard Butler.  In its premiere weekend, it narrowly avoided disaster, coming out on top with just $1.53m in earnings.   This pushed Blade Runner 2049 to the no. 2 spot for the first time since it debuted in cinemas three weeks ago.  It made $1.42m at the box office, […]

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Games Review: Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch, 2017): A great idea in theory

October 24, 2017

Fire Emblem Warriors attempts to mash up the long-running series of turn-based tactical RPGs with Koei Tecmo’s equally venerable Dynasty Warriors. On paper, this seems like a novel idea — these are two properties that seem like they’d be a good fit. In practice, Fire Emblem Warriors is the video game equivalent of swigging orange juice after brushing your […]

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Richard Lowenstein to appear at 30th Anniversary Screening of Australian Made at AMW Film Festival

October 24, 2017

The first annual Australian Music Week Film Festival got bigger this week with the announcement that legendary Australian Director Richard Lowenstein will be taking part in a Q&A following a special 30th Anniversary Screening of the classic Aussie Rock Documentary Australian Made, which will be closing the festival on Friday November 3rd at Cronulla’s GU […]

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Win a double pass to the Halloween Double with Poltergeist and Army of Darkness at In The House in Sydney

October 24, 2017

Mommy, Daddy, where are you? Event Cinemas George St are throwing the ultimate In The House Halloween Double on October 27th. From a dimension beyond the living, a terror to scare you to death Poltergeist (1982) at 6:30pm followed by Army of Darkness at 9:30pm. In an age of darkness. At a time of evil. […]

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The Love Bites initiative funds 10 LGBTQI filmmaking teams

October 24, 2017

ABC Arts and Screen Australia have announced that 10 projects created from filmmakers within the LGBTQI community have received funding from the Love Bites initiative, a joint documentary initiative created to mark the 40th anniversary of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to be held in 2018. These 10 projects aim to showcase the lives, […]

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The Disaster Artist announces Sydney premiere; Greg Sestero to attend

October 24, 2017

The Disaster Artist is the highly anticipated comedy starring James Franco (Pineapple Express, This is the End), Dave Franco (Now You See Me) and Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express, Knocked Up). In the film, James Franco plays real life actor Tommy Wiseau as his ambitions lead him to creating The Room, which is highly regarded as one of the worst […]

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Curio Collection by Hilton plan botanical inspired luxury hotel for Sydney CBD

October 24, 2017

Upscale full service hotel brand Curio Collection by Hilton has today announced the signing of its very first hotel in Sydney, a 182-room new-build property on Sussex Street that is due for completion by the end of this year. Curio Collection, which is one of Hilton’s 14 brands alongside the likes of Doubletree by Hilton […]

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Soprano Hyeseoung Kwon on giving wings to the final season of Moffatt Oxenbould’s Madama Butterfly

October 24, 2017

In a final two-week season at the Capitol Theatre, Opera Australia is farewelling one of the most beloved productions in its history – Moffatt Oxenbould’s Madama Butterfly. Someone who is very well acquainted with Butterfly is Opera Australia soprano Hyeseoung Kwon! This will be the fourth year you take to the stage as Cio-Cio-San with […]

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Harry Potter and The Cursed Child to open in Australia in 2019

October 24, 2017

Hold on to your broomsticks because Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is coming to Australia!  After sell-out seasons in London and New York, the smash-hit stage show is making its way to Melbourne. The two-part play will open in early 2019 and run exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. “When we embarked on this journey, […]

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Vino Paradiso set to return to The Rocks this November (Sydney)

October 24, 2017

Two-day wine and food festival Vino Paradiso is returning to Sydney’s historic The Rocks district next month with a crowd of 50,000 expected to attend across the weekend. Posted up right by the sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour, the curated blend of food, wine, coffee, craft beer, cider and spirits will be highlighted by numerous […]

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A three day BBQ festival is coming to Sydney’s Hills District in November

October 24, 2017

BBQ Festival’s are all the rage right now; just look at how packed out Meatstock gets every year. It’s no revelation that Aussies love their BBQ so the more of these things popping up around the country the better. Enter the Australian Hotel and Brewery who will be putting on an epic three-day BBQ Food […]

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