Day: 27 November 2017

Best New Music Mondays ft. Jack River, Pataphysics & more (November 27th)

November 27, 2017

Whether you’re into some hard hitting rhymes coming from Omar Musa, intricate production style from Melbourne’s Pataphysics or some glorious new material from Jack River and Walken, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our new playlist and start adding to your own with these choice cuts from Australia and abroad.   ———- This content has recently been […]

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Interview: Nathan & Jack of manicSOUL check in ahead of Festival of the Sun

November 27, 2017

Port Macquarie’s own, manicSOUL, are preparing to tread the stage at Festival of the Sun in a few weeks – representing for their picturesque part of the mid-north coast, the duo are eyeing up a big show to cap off a fruitful year. Purveyor of ambitious and playful hip hop that is already beginning to make waves […]

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Live Review: Sampa The Great reigns supreme at St. Paul’s Cathedral for Melbourne Music Week

November 27, 2017

Saint Paul’s Cathedral has been playing host to some of Melbourne’s most talented artists over the last week. The 126 year old neo-gothic church, located in Melbourne’s CBD, proved to be a striking backdrop for the centre of Melbourne Music Week and promised a music experience like no other. On Friday, the cathedral saw Sampa […]

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Lupe Fiasco will perform Food & Liquor in full on upcoming Australian & NZ tour

November 27, 2017

Imaginative, innovative and endlessly thoughtful emcee Lupe Fiasco will have a special treat in store for Australian and New Zealand fans when he returns to this part of the world for a round of shows in January 2018. Armed with razor sharp wit, the provocative rapper will not only bring fans a nicely sized scoop […]

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Album Review: Electric Wizard – Wizard Bloody Wizard (2017 LP)

November 27, 2017

It’s no secret how much Dorset, England metalheads Electric Wizard worship Black Sabbath. There’s the surface level influence, like the slow beats, bottom-heavy riffs, and Satan-worshipping lyrics, and their name is a reference to two of their idol’s songs – “Electric Funeral” and “The Wizard”. The band has made their influence more obvious by paraphrasing […]

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A love note to Melbourne Music: How the Age Music Victoria Awards affirms strength in community

November 27, 2017

Once again, Melbourne has hurtled through its famed Melbourne Music Week, seeing even more music injected into the already thriving music scene. The Age Music Victoria Awards are an integral part of the festivities, celebrating and showcasing that Victoria really is Australia’s music capital. The awards were co-presented this year by community radio favourites Chris […]

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Single of the Day: Lili Kendall “Lifetime” (2017)

November 27, 2017

Los Angeles-based Australian singer Lili Kendall is known for her sass as well as her sultry vocals. The young songstress has been honing here craft in LA, producing surprisingly mature new single “Lifetime”. The track is a cosmic love song with hints of &B influences, and Lili’s voice feels at home with a stellar production […]

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Music Video of the Day: Blondebears “Crystalline” (2017)

November 27, 2017

Jake Stiles and Sebastian Morales are South Sydney’s Blondebears, an electronic group who came together after unsuccessfully trying to sneak into a music festival as young boys. The duo has become a mainstay in the Sydney live music scene, and have been celebrated by Triple J Unearthed and Rolling Stone. They’ve achieved huge success with previous tracks “Dissolve” […]

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Single of the Day: STEVIE “Toughen Your Skin” (2017)

November 27, 2017

Brisbane based electronic three piece STEVIE are back with another 80’s inspired synth-pop track in “Toughen Your Skin”. STEVIE is made up of former Go Violets guitarist and vocalist Phoebe Imhoff, producer Miro Mackie and electronic wizard Jordan de Pasquale. Since Miro Mackie’s relocation to Los Angeles to hone his craft, STEVIE has become an international […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 6 “The King, The Widow and Rick”

November 27, 2017

“The King, The Widow and Rick” is an episode title that suggests a clear and deep focus on all three leaders of the war against Negan and The Saviours. I mean, at least that’s the logical interpretation, right? Wrong. This sixth episode in The Walking Dead’s eight season took certain liberties to slow things down […]

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Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho joins HIMYM‘s Josh Radnor in trailer for new Stan series Rise

November 27, 2017

Stan has released a teaser trailer for its upcoming series Rise, set to premiere exclusively on the streaming service Stan on the 14th of March 2018. Rise centres around school teacher and family man Lou Mazzuchelli who takes over as head of the schools less than impressive theatre department. As a result, the lives of seven […]

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Love Serenade to open the Melbourne Women in Film Festival’s 2018 Program

November 27, 2017

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) has recently announced its 2018 festival program. The festival will take place from 22 to 25 February across Melbourne’s CBD, including venues such as ACMI Federation Square, Hoyts Melbourne Central and RMIT University. The MWFF honours and celebrates the work of women throughout all disciplines in the industry, […]

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Film Review: Wonder (USA, 2017) overpowers the negativity of bullying with its heart and pluck

November 27, 2017

As easy as it would’ve been for writer/director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) to nail Wonder‘s sentimental subtext into the ground – those grand old morality notes like “beauty is only skin deep” and “never judge a book by its cover” are covered here nicely – there’s something alarmingly non-saccharine about the […]

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Film Review: Shot Caller (USA, 2017) is a powerful showcase for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

November 27, 2017

A performance removed from his knowing talents on Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau‘s turn in Shot Caller is a strong, powerful showcase for the actor in a film worthy of seeking out during its limited season. When Ric Roman Waugh‘s film begins, Coster-Waldau’s character, Jacob Harlon, is referred to as “Money”, and his appearance checks […]

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Win a double pass to see Breathe starring Claire Foy and Andrew Garfield in cinemas

November 27, 2017

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio while in Africa and given just months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy) brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead a long and […]

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Win a copy of The Girl with the Gifts on DVD

November 27, 2017

The Girl with the Gifts depicts a dystopian future following the breakdown of society after most of humanity is wiped out by a mutated fungal disease that has eradicated free will, turning its victims into flesh-eating ‘hungries’. It focuses on the struggles of a scientist, a teacher and two soldier who embark on a journey […]

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The Disaster Artist: Three things you have to know if you’ve never seen The Room

November 27, 2017

A disaster in its own right, Tommy Wiseau’s The Room is a cinematic masterpiece of the worst (and best) kind. Rarely has one film inspired such a diverse response from critics and audiences alike. The Room is known as ‘worst film all time’ but even the average film will never achieve the loyal cult following it has. […]

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Hotel Review: Aloft Perth stands tall; creates a unique experience for local and international visitors

November 27, 2017

Perth is fast becoming one of Australia’s most beloved travel destinations as it boasts clean air, wide open spaces and a warm sizzle to the skin. As tourism begins to boost it means accommodation options must meet the expectations of visitors and provide them with a sanctuary of calm and orderliness, whether they’re in town […]

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Treat yourself to a perfect weekend getaway in Perth

November 27, 2017

As the seasons change and we transition into summer, a weekend getaway to the West Coast should definitely be on your radar. Coming in at a tied fifth place with Adelaide in this year’s “World’s Most Liveable Cities” list is Perth, naturally making it one of Australia’s much-loved cities. Having grown up there, I do […]

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Review: Melbourne’s new Amy Winehouse exhibition gives insight into the girl behind the star (until 25th March 2018)

November 27, 2017

It is one of the most anticipated exhibitions to come to Melbourne this year, and what an absolute privilege it was to step inside the Winehouse world. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait was curated by Jewish Museum London, and Amy’s brother Alex to show the world that Amy was so much more than just a […]

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Win a family pass to see The Wind in the Willows at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

November 27, 2017

Sydney’s family production of The Wind in the Willows continues its summer tradition returning to the beautiful surrounds of Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney from Friday 5 to Sunday 28 January 2018. This critically acclaimed outdoor theatre production delivers fun for young and old as all are given every opportunity to scream out loud, sing along and […]

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Review: Catalina is summer-ready with one of their best seasonal menus yet (Sydney)

November 27, 2017

With the illustrious glow constantly surrounding Rose Bay dining institution Catalina, complacency would be understandable – unacceptable, but understandable. There’s no time to rest on ones laurels here though, a restaurant where the team know that it’s much than a sparkling harbourside location that keeps people coming back for more, adding to an enviable list […]

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Pizza Hut has opened a modern dine-in concept restaurant in Waterloo (Sydney)

November 27, 2017

Those 90’s all-you-can-eat Pizza Hut sessions you once held as the pinnacle of eating out in Sydney are long gone, shunned by modern society in response to an ever-growing Italian dining scene focusing on high-quality, traditional pizza. Seriously, Sydney is stacked with some of the best pizza in Australia, although there always seems to be […]

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Barangaroo House announces details for middle-level restaurant Bea (Sydney)

November 27, 2017

In keeping their promise to reveal details for one level per week ahead of the big December opening, Solotel and Matt Moran have announced Bea as the latest layer of Barangaroo House. The highly anticipated project will house this 180+ seat restaurant on the middle level, below the already announced rooftop bar Smoke.. From 16th […]

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Sydney City Limits announces a huge food program curated by the team behind Mary’s

November 27, 2017

As the February 2018 debut of new festival Sydney City Limits edges closer, the experience in store for ticket-holders is beginning to take shape. We already know that the day will be stacked with quality live music from both international and local acts, spanning everyone from EDM wizards Justice and pop legend Grace Jones to […]

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