Day: 23 November 2017

Music Video of the Day: Tired Lion “Dumb Days” (2017)

November 23, 2017

Tired Lion‘s year has been nothing short of yuge. Dominating on stages in Australia and internationally as well, the band has brought their debut album Dumb Days to life with excellent vigour and a ferocity that has positioned Tired Lion as one of the country’s best emerging rock bands. Today, we’re loving the band’s new music video […]

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Interview: WHARVES prepare to make a splash at Port Mac’s Festival of the Sun!

November 23, 2017

Striking out hot from Lennox Head, WHARVES have had an impressive year. Turning the ears of triple j big wigs with their brand of indie rock music, the group have found themselves on stages around the country alongside the likes of The Delta Riggs and Polish Club, as well as at Splendour in the Grass and […]

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A.B. Original, King Gizzard and more come out on top at the Age Music Victoria Awards

November 23, 2017

Another big night for Trials and Briggs went down overnight in Melbourne, as the 2017 Age Music Victoria Awards saw A.B. Original walk away with Best Album and Best Hip Hop Album for the acclaimed Reclaim Australia. At the ceremony, held at 170 Russell, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard also emerged as big winners, landing awards for Best Band and Best […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: LDRU ft. Nicole Millar “Friday On My Mind (The Easybeats Tribute)” (2017)

November 23, 2017

Tomorrow, the REBEAT EP, the new record honouring iconic Australian group The Easybeats, will be released – a five track collection of covers from an array of artists including The Bamboos, KLP and Boom Tish. Ahead of the EP’s official release, we’re sharing one of the cuts from the REBEAT EP, LDRU and Nicole Millar‘s take on one of The Easybeats’ best known songs, “Friday […]

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Live Review: Drake’s ‘Boy Meets World Tour’ comes to an end in Melbourne in the shadow of a dying sun

November 23, 2017

Hip hop shows are a funny thing when the artist transcends in popularity. It’s an issue I have with many of these big name arena gigs, but it’s also an issue I’m well aware of not changing any time soon. In place of deep, great, cuts of music, comes an emphasis on ensuring the ‘turn […]

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Knock Knock, Who’s There? Peter Capaldi for Supanova Comic Con & Gaming!

November 23, 2017

It’s only been a couple of days since Brisbane and Adelaide got turned upside down with Millie Bobby Brown and Stan Lee making waves for the Supanova Comic Con And Gaming events, but they’ve gone and dropped a huge guest announcement for their April 2018 tour. None other than the 12th (or 13th depending on […]

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Win a double pass to the preview screening of Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country in Sydney

November 23, 2017

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia where justice itself is put on trial. When Aboriginal stockman Sam kills white station owner Harry March in self-defense, Sam and his wife Lizzie go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Justice League round out a very strong top 3 in cinema

November 23, 2017

Superheroes are likely to hang around the top 10 ladder at the box office, with the newest franchise from the DC Universe, Justice League, opening at no. 1 this week.  In its opening weekend, it made a superhuman $8.08m, and earned a screen average of $11,095.  Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are joined by Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg, and are […]

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Film Review: The Butterfly Tree (Australia, 2017) is visually lush but fails to produce a story to match

November 23, 2017

Given how lush Priscilla Cameron‘s debut feature The Butterfly Tree appears, it’s a real shame that the material at hand doesn’t match its aesthetic.  With its jazz-influenced pop soundtrack and Baz Luhrman-like colour pallet, there’s no denying how visually appealing the film is, but it becomes strikingly evident that it’s all for show when Cameron’s […]

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Best Black Friday travel deals in Australia: Busabout, Contiki, Air New Zealand and more

November 23, 2017

Black Friday is upon us, and even though it’s a post-Thanksgiving tradition in the U.S, it’s thankfully something we can all be a part of. Around the world numerous brands spanning travel, lifestyle, fashion and more will be giving an early Christmas present to us all in the form of substantial sales. Travel is always […]

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Book Review: Writers on Writers presents a series of short love letters to Australian Literature

November 23, 2017

Black Inc’s Writers on Writers series was launched in October 2017 with the publication of its first two books, Alice Pung on John Marsden and Erik Jensen on Kate Jennings. The tag line for the series reads ‘Twelve Acclaimed Writers. Six Memorable Encounters.’ This sums up the idea behind the series incredibly well, which will […]

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A NIDA Graduate has picked up the Fellowship Award for Emerging Playwrights

November 23, 2017

Young playwright and recent NIDA graduate Emme Hoy has been awarded the NSW Philip Parsons Fellowship for Emerging Playwrights. Supported by Belvoir St Theatre, the Fellowship provides a prize of $12,500, with a further $7,500 available for script development, with the chance to have a play go on to be staged at Belvoir St Theatre. “I’m so […]

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Review: NT Live’s Peter Pan Breathes Some Much Needed Fairy Dust on a Classic

November 23, 2017

All children, except one, grew up. At least, that is what J.M Barrie would have us believe. However, as I sat in a darkened cinema full of a mix of elderly retirees, bright-eyed children and University students all laughing unabashedly at the sight of a bald adult male playing Tinkerbell, I couldn’t help but disagree. […]

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Western Sydney is getting a world-class performing arts centre

November 23, 2017

Set to be the biggest cultural development to ever hit Western Sydney, a self-funded $100 million dollar performing arts centre and multi-purpose entertainment venue is opening its doors in late 2019. Construction of the spectacular 2000 seat proscenium arch theatre, is about to commence, and is anticipated to host world-famous stage shows, musicals and concerts, […]

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