Day: 5 December 2017

BOAT SHOW, Timberwolf, Ziggy Ramo to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Hills Are Alive

December 5, 2017

South Gippsland drawcard event, The Hills Are Alive, celebrates 10 years in 2017 and the organisers have grouped together a great line up of artists to mark the occasion and bring punters good times next March. The Farm is hosting the likes of BOAT SHOW, Ziggy Ramo, Timberwolf, Alex the Astronaut and more this year, and as co-producer Aidan McLaren has explained […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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Tour Diary: AYLA takes us on the road and behind the scenes of her epic tour with Kim Churchill

December 5, 2017

The September-October tour supporting Kim is the longest run of shows I’ve done yet. I played thirteen of the shows with him across the country, getting to see some places I’d never seen before and meeting some amazing people. It was some of the most fun I’ve had with music. LEG ONE – VICTORIA SHOW […]

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Single of the Day: Amistat “The Coward” (2017)

December 5, 2017

The Prasil brothers return with their new single as Amistat, in “The Coward”. Having spent much of this year on the road both internationally through Europe, Amistat didn’t waste time in rest on their laurels, returning to Australia this month for a run of end of year shows. With “The Coward”, Amistat is rich in quality similar to […]

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Twilight at Taronga welcomes Electric Ladies, featuring Montaigne, Tired Lion & Sloan Peterson

December 5, 2017

Next year’s Twilight At Taronga series is already ramping up to provide some special moments at one of Sydney’s most beloved sites, but with the Electric Lady Presents crew well in the fold for 2018, best believe there’s going to be some stellar live music hitting the zoo stage. Come March 3rd, Twilight at Taronga will host Montaigne, Tired Lion and Sloan […]

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5 Western Australian Artists You Need to Add to Your Playlist

December 5, 2017

While a lot of the music scene in Australia is taken up by Melbourne and Sydney, it’s easy to forget how many amazing artists are taking the nation by storm that come out of WA. The WA music scene has certainly made some noise in recent years, shining, like Adelaide, as a thriving music scene […]

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Music Video of the Day: The National “Dark Side of the Gym” (2017)

December 5, 2017

The National have had a huge year. Their critically acclaimed new album Sleep Well Beast has just received two Grammy nominations (for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package) and the band are currently embarking a massive US tour. The National are also due to play some epic shows in Australia in February next year, bringing […]

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Tech Review: The Sony α9 Really Does Feel Like the Future

December 5, 2017

“The future is now yours.” The Sony Alpha 9’s slogan sounds so esoteric and science fictional, but with 20fps continuous blackout free shooting, 693-point AF coverage and full frame mirrorless sensor, the Sony a9 definitely sounds like the future to me. With so many professionals in my industry – weddings – jumping ship to Sony […]

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Patrick Lagana, Director of Marketing, Sony Interactive Australia talks to us about upcoming exclusive PlayStation titles, Australian growth, VR and PlayLink

December 5, 2017

Patrick Lagana joined Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia in 1999 and has been involved in the hardware launches of PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 as well as having a hand in bringing Gran Turismo, Eye Toy, Singstar, God of War, Tekken and Crash Bandicoot to the market. Before our interview, […]

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We chat to Michael Denny, Senior Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe

December 5, 2017

Michael Denny is the head of the Worldwide Studios game development operations in Europe (of which Australia is included) and manages all internal studios and externally developed first party productions. On the day that PlayStation announced Australians had consumed1 billion hours on gameplay, streaming and entertainment over October 2016 – October 2017, we spoke to […]

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No Activity receives its US remake; so is it any good?

December 5, 2017

When streaming service Stan launched in Australia in 2015, one of the first great originals we received was the all Australian comedy No Activity, written and directed by Trent O’Donnell (New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). It was a bloody good selling point for the then, limited content streaming service… well, that and the Wolf Creek TV […]

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5 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Christmas

December 5, 2017

Christmas is around the corner and the holidays are so close you can almost touch it! If your mind has already set into festive mode and you’re looking for something to kick start the holiday cheer, then we have you covered. Here are our top picks for Art Events happening around Australia this month! Carriageworks […]

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A tapestry commemorating Australian war heroes is to be cut from its loom (Melbourne)

December 5, 2017

A tapestry commemorating the sacrifice and heroism of Australian soldiers on the Western Front is set to be cut from the loom this month in Melbourne. Designed by prominent Australian artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Morning star will be showcased at the opening  of the Sir John Monash Centre (SJMC) in France. Morning Star will provide […]

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Meatstock announces Melbourne return for April 2018

December 5, 2017

Meatstock will be returning to Melbourne on the 22nd to the 23rd April 2018 after a sell-out event this year. The carnival for carnivores will feature bands, barbecues, butchers and beer, as well as hosting two of the biggest names in barbecue, Big Moe Cason and Hilbilly Wes from Sydney’s Bovine & Swine. The Meatstock Melbourne […]

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