Day: 29 November 2017

Kodiak Kid and Janie (Jay) Gordon join NYE on the Hill

November 29, 2017

NYE on The Hill have continued to build up their 2017 event in dropping their set times this morning. As well as announcing two more acts in Melbourne’s¬†DJ¬†Kodiak Kid and South Gippland’s¬†Janie (Jay) Gordon¬†to join the already revealed line up including¬†Ball Park Music,¬†Regurgitator and¬†Jordan Rakei, NYE on the Hill have provided punters with playing times […]

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Mojo Juju, Party Dozen and more to perform at the National Live Music Awards

November 29, 2017

The¬†National Live Music Awards have today announced the performers set to take to stages around the country as we enter the home stretch of the event’s countdown. Taking place in eight venues around Australia next Thursday, the NLMAs have got special guests in store for each and every one. The Melbourne Gala, hosted by triple […]

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The Smith Street Band’s inaugural Pool House Party comes to the Coburg Velodrome

November 29, 2017

The Smith Street Band have been striding through 2017, making moves that their audiences have kinda come to expect. The Melbourne group doesn’t do things by halves and in the establishment of their own label – Pool House Records – The Smithies have taken their burgeoning musical empire to the next level. So obviously, the […]

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Gang of Youths and Paul Kelly sweep the 2017 ARIA Awards

November 29, 2017

Last night belonged to¬†Gang of Youths¬†and¬†Paul Kelly, with the band from Sydney’s inner west and one of Australia’s most beloved songwriters taking home four ARIA Awards apiece at the 2017 ceremony held at The Star Event Centre. Along with them, the ARIAs proved to be huge for¬†A.B. Original, who won ARIAs in the Best Urban […]

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Interview: KLP & San Cisco on their experience reworking classic Easybeats material

November 29, 2017

Last Friday,¬†The Easybeats were celebrated on record with the release of a tribut EP entitled¬†REBEAT. Bringing the music of the iconic Australian band into 2017 and the hands of some of the country’s favourite soul, indie and dance/electro artists, the work of the Sydney rock group has been reworked to excellent effect. But what has […]

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Festival Review: No Spilt Milk to cry over in Canberra as Lorde headlines stellar festival event

November 29, 2017

On Saturday, the 25th of November, the¬†Spilt Milk festival brought its A game with the weather, location and acts. Commonwealth Park in Canberra was beautiful with the lush green gardens in the sunshine with everyone‚Äôs sunny outfits to match. Starting early was Mallrat looking super cute in a green baby dress with the moves to […]

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Single of the Day: Folia “Heart Beat” (2017)

November 29, 2017

Melbourne alt-pop duo Folia have been serving up melodic pop tracks since late 2016. Their debut “Without You” drew comparisons to London Grammar and The xx,¬†with a dreamy indie sound and raw, emotional vocals. The new track, “Heart Beat” examines the heartbreaking unexpected loss of a loved one, and the pain and confusion that comes […]

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Music Video of the day: Alison Wonderland “Happy Place” (2017)

November 29, 2017

Aussie electronic goddess Alison Wonderland has had a massive year, playing to 40,000 people at her North American tour before coming home to headline This That Festival and at the end of the year she will play¬† at her highly anticipated Wonderland Scarehouse Project. After the success of her debut album¬†Run,¬†Alison Wonderland has released her […]

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Single of the Day: Esther & Fatou “At Night” (2017)

November 29, 2017

Esther & Fatou are a folk-pop duo out of Leuven, Belgium, who’s dreamy folk sound is showcased in new single “At Night”. The song reminisces a moody winters night on the town and examines the different personas people retain after the sun goes down. Esther & Fatou are certainly a product of their environment. Close […]

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Avengers: Infinity War drops its anticipated first trailer

November 29, 2017

The third instalment in the Avengers film series, Infinity War, will be hitting Australian cinemas at the end of April, and today we get our first taste of the film. This will be the first time a number of iconic Marvel characters will be a part of an Avengers film, including The Guardians of the […]

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Film Review: Only the Brave (USA, 2017) is a heartfelt tribute to heroism and integrity

November 29, 2017

Given his capable work on Tron: Legacy and Oblivion it was interesting to see what Joseph Kosinski would do with a rugged autobiographical drama like Only the Brave. The true story upon which this human versus nature story is based is rife with strong emotion; dark and inspiring with a tale of redemption embedded within, […]

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Netflix Review: In its second season, The Crown continues to delight

November 29, 2017

Aside from a Knighthood, the greatest honour a television personality, or programme, can receive is an Emmy. It provides one with a sense of prestige or grandeur, yet that brings with it the burden of maintaining that superiority throughout one‚Äôs lifespan. Gracefully, it‚Äôs a dilemma that this series takes in its stride. The year is […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Justice League outperforms Daddy’s Home 2 at the top

November 29, 2017

It’s been another great week for¬†Justice League¬†as it tops the box office for the second week in a row, making $3.34m this weekend. Since its debut in theatres, the film, which was reasonably unloved by critics, has made¬†$13.37m nationally.¬†¬† This meant that this week’s big release,¬†Daddy‚Äôs Home 2,¬†debuted in 2nd place. The original film¬†premiered in […]

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A new open air cinema arrives in Brunswick just in time for Summer

November 29, 2017

Brunswick’s beloved Barkly Square is set to launch its newest attraction in the form of an Open Air Cinema after an impressive inaugural year. Beginning Saturday 2 December, you can join in on the fun and for a good cause, with the proceeds being donated to across 7 local charities. Beginning with a screening of […]

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Oh Hi Mark: Greg Sestero on The Disaster Artist, Tommy Wiseau and more

November 29, 2017

Oh hi Mark… you look great, you look a babyface. There’s so much to unpack about endlessly entertaining cult favourite The Room that 14 years after it’s release people are still talking about it, cinemas around the world are still screening it, and we’re about to get a film dedicated entirely to the making of […]

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Whisky Live Singapore offered some incredible firsts and had Australian bartenders along for the ride

November 29, 2017

Now in its eighth year, Whisky Live Singapore proved itself a truly unique experience over the weekend. The event brought in various brands of rum, whisky, gin and other spirits from near and far for attendees to savour and purchase. Taking place alongside the waters of Robertson Quay, rather than in a hotel ballroom like […]

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Review: The Guild Red River offers a unique hotel experience in Austin, Texas

November 29, 2017

The Guild has three locations in Austin, and I chose to stay at the one on Red River and 9th Street – right across from the iconic Stubb’s BBQ. It proved itself to offer something quite different to the usual hotel experience. Upon booking, I received a text asking me to send photos of my […]

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Review: QT Melbourne is an impeccable boutique worthy of its reputation

November 29, 2017

Just over a year ago the now widely acclaimed designer hotel brand, QT Hotels & Resorts, opened QT Melbourne in the CBD; it has since become one of the most popular in the world’s most livable city, and for very good reason. Not only does this remain a top-choice for tourists heading to Melbourne, but […]

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Theatre Review: Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical is a neon-coloured explosion through our culture

November 29, 2017

A question commonly asked in arts circles is where all the new Australian musicals are. Surely, they do exist, but grand-scale, blockbuster song-and-dance shows isn‚Äôt something we‚Äôre generally known for. Hot Shoe Shuffle ‚Äď arguably Australia‚Äôs first hit musical – premiered only 24 years ago, and since then only Pricilla and Strictly Ballroom have made […]

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Book Review: Bruce Beresford’s The Best Film I Never Made is a collection of warm, droll and personal essays from one of Australia’s leading directors

November 29, 2017

“I wanted to make films from time I saw my first films in the mid-1940‚Äôs. Unlike my school friends I had no interest in animated films (I still don‚Äôt) but was fascinated by narratives with actors. Somehow I realised while still very young, that the key person in all the films was not the leading […]

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There’s an exclusive Nike Australia and Foot Locker warehouse event in Melbourne this Sunday

November 29, 2017

For an Australian first, Nike are teaming up with Foot Locker and Melbourne Streetball Madness this weekend to put on a huge showcase of basketball, music, DJ’ing, art and sneakers in the world’s most liveable city. Dubbed Battle Force, the free-entry event will take over the sprawling Hangar 85 Essendon to give competition and creativity […]

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Review: Neil Perry’s Jade Temple is now doing premium yum cha (Sydney)

November 29, 2017

Light and bright with a great deal of character, Jade Temple is a substantial move away from Eleven Bridge for Neil Perry. The famous chef’s short-lived “fine-casual” restaurant, which replaced Rockpool last year, was all dark and moody compared to this majestic makeover helped by two beautiful cast iron Chinese guardian lions which stand guard […]

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Review: A Girl Called Jayne has big shoes to fill in Elwood (Melbourne)

November 29, 2017

Yannick Beaucaine‚Äôs A Girl Called Jayne, has a lot to live up to as the replacement of Elwood‚Äôs beloved Turtle Caf√©. Located on the bustling corner of Ormond and Glen Huntly Road, A Girl Called Jayne is a bright and spacious modern caf√© with a minimalistic interior design. Inspired by Beaucaine‚Äôs years of experience working […]

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Cadbury launches its first online gift shop in Australia ahead of Christmas

November 29, 2017

Ahead of the holiday season, Cadbury has launched its first Aussie online gift shop, Cadbury Joy Deliveries. The store features a collection of wrapped products, hampers, gift packs, limited edition Cadbury merchandise and tailor-made packages so chocolate lovers can order up some of their favourites and even curate their own hampers. The company will also […]

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Review: Taqiza is an excellent addition to Bondi’s strong Mexican dining scene (Sydney)

November 29, 2017

It may be in the heart of Bondi Beach, but Taqiza is a journey to a small energetic restaurant hidden down a bustling street in M√©jico. The restaurant size may be cosy, but the menu and taste isn‚Äôt slim in excitement. The word Taqiza, which literally translates to ‚Äėtaco party‚Äô in Spanish, is the embodiment […]

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