Day: 19 February 2018

Kurt Vile, Nathaniel Rateliff and more to join Willie Nelson at this year’s Luck Reunion during SXSW

February 19, 2018

Following tour dates across the U.S as he returns to the road later this month, unimpeachable music legend Willie Nelson will circle back to Austin, Texas mid-March where he will headline his 6th annual Luck Reunion. The festival that happens in the midst of SXSW will once again be spread across Nelson’s Luck Ranch just […]

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Live Review: Ben Folds delivers crowd-satisfying set during first night of Melbourne Zoo Twilights gigs

February 19, 2018

When you’ve got a performer such as Ben Folds seated at a glistening piano overlooking a sea of thousands, eagerly tuned in to every word? You know you’re in for a great night. The first of two shows at the Melbourne Zoo for Twilights series 2018, Friday night with Ben Folds was a night for nostalgia, […]

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Single of the Day: Aurelia “Chest” (2018)

February 19, 2018

Aurelia is continuing to climb with this fab new single, “Chest”. It’s only her sophomore release but make no mistake, the depth of quality with this new song from the Brisbane songwriter is marking her out as one to watch in 2018. Recording this one out in LA, the making of “Chest” saw Aurelia work […]

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A love note to Melbourne soul: Looking back at Mayfield’s Victim of Circumstance

February 19, 2018

Melbourne soul outfit Mayfield have been hard at work creating their debut album Victim of Circumstance, and boy is it good. This 12-track body of work was produced by Mayfield’s drummer Ivan ‘Choi’ Khatchoyan (Cooking on 3 Burners), and it is everything your emotional heart desires – those big band sounds, a big diva voice […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Neon Queen “Free My Mind” (2018)

February 19, 2018

Melbourne’s Neon Queen enter 2018 with a brand new single in “Free My Mind” – this one’s arrived just in time for the tail end period of summer where we find ourselves clutching on to the embers of hot afternoons drizzling into warmed up nights. We’ve all been there. Though the band is known for the […]

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The return of Courtney Barnett: Listen to “Nameless, Faceless” from Tell Me How You Really Feel

February 19, 2018

Courtney Barnett‘s long awaited sophomore album is well on its way now, with Tell Me How You Really Feel set to be released on May 18th via Milk! Records. We got the news ahead of the weekend, so in absorbing the album’s first single release – “Nameless, Faceless” – we’re proper excited to see what the […]

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Overwatch doesn’t have the monopoly on cosplay dogs today, Xbox is getting in on it too

February 19, 2018

With the Overwatch Puppy Rumble now in full swing, it seems like everyone’s getting in on the Lunar New Year and Year of the Dog shenanigans. Xbox are the latest to board the doggos-in-cosplay train and you’ve got to see what they’ve come up with. I mean, its dogs dressed up like video game characters. […]

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Games Preview: Soul Calibur VI Will Make A Man Out of You

February 19, 2018

The Soul Calibur series makes its long awaited return in 2018, after a six-year layoff. Soul Calibur V featured brilliant gameplay, and an all-star cast, and included fan favourite Assassin’s Creed character Ezio Auditore – joining a long line of guest appearances from the likes of Heihachi Mishima, Darth Vader, Spawn, Link and Kratos. Known […]

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Want to join the Overwatch League? Overwatch Contenders begins in Aus and NZ in March

February 19, 2018

Australian and New Zealand players who think they’ve got what it takes to play in the Overwatch League can put their skills to the test when the Overwatch Contenders league touches down locally next month.

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Win a copy of Justice starring Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone on DVD

February 19, 2018

It is 1868 and the civil war has been over for three years. An old, abandoned mine is now being transformed into a military stronghold by a corrupt mayor and a band of blood thirsty outlaws hell-bent on reigniting of the war. When U.S. Marshal James McCord comes to town, only to find out that […]

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Win a copy of Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray

February 19, 2018

As Fear the Walking Dead returns for season three, our families will be brought together in the vibrant and violent ecotone of the U.S.-Mexico border. International lines done away with following the world’s end, our characters must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well. A wholly original companion series to The Walking […]

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Greta Nash and Tadji Ulrich announced as Tropfest Australia and Trop Jr Winners

February 19, 2018

Tropfest Australia have announced in partnership with CGU Insurance, the winners of both Tropfest and Trop Jr 2018. 23 year-old Greta Nash was announced as the winner for Tropfest with her  film Two Piece, while 15 year-old Tadji Ulrich has been announced as the winner of the world’s largest short film festival for kids, Trop […]

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Transmission Films set to close output deal with Amazon Studios

February 19, 2018

Transmission Films has announced that it will be the exclusive theatrical distributor of Amazon Studios’ films in both the Australian and New Zealand markets. The deal will also cover the acquisition of Amazon Studios and its production titles. The output deal will include Mike Leigh’s anticipated historical drama Peterloo, and Tom Harper’s romantic epic The […]

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Award-Winning creators of The Killing Season to attend AIDC 2018

February 19, 2018

The 2018 Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) just got bigger, with the announcement that The Killing Season creators, journalist Sarah Ferguson and producer/director Deb Masters, will be in attendance. The conference consists of over 35 sessions, with this session adding an in-depth Dramatic Narrative in Journalism Masterclass, in which Ferguson and Masters will break down their journalistic […]

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Stan Original series No Activity returns stateside for its second season

February 19, 2018

Australian streaming service Stan and CBS All Access have confirmed that a second season of the US adaptation of the Australian comedy series No Activity, Stan’s first original series to hit the US. The first season of No Activity is currently streaming on Stan, coming from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.  Nick Forward, […]

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Top End Wedding indigenous internships now open for application

February 19, 2018

Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department will fund internships for four Northern Territory-based indigenous screen practitioners, to take part in the upcoming Goalpost Pictures film Top End Wedding. Applications are now open for various positions such as First Assistant Director, Art Department, Camera Department, Production and Sound. Available exclusively to NT based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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Games Review: Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4, 2018) offers a deep and realistic, yet fun and captivating medieval experience

February 19, 2018

Kingdom Come: Deliverance attempts to give players a realistic medieval action-RPG, complete with a dense and diverse open world. Being heavily based on historical fact, the experience is mostly aimed at history buffs, but can also be enjoyed by casual fans thanks to its capable combat mechanics.

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Games Review: Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS, 2018): “I Don’t Like Sand”

February 19, 2018

Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is a game about cause and effect – the consequences of fate, and how the smallest decisions can change an entire history. In Radiant Historia, the kingdom of Vainqueur is under siege on all sides. Tensions are rising in the cities of Alistel and Granorg, and a mysterious force known as […]

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Win a copy of 6 Below starring Josh Hartnett on DVD

February 19, 2018

Eric LeMarque is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, he is pushed to the limit of human endurance and forced to battle his fears head-on. Facing hypothermia, starvation, wolves, frostbite, dehydration, […]

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Win a double pass to the Alliance Française French Film Festival

February 19, 2018

Returning to Palace Cinemas nationally, with a Melbourne season that takes place from 28 Feb to 27 March, the 29th annual Alliance Française French Film Festival, is poised to seduce audiences with an incendiary selection of 47 features, 2 documentaries and a cheeky Parisian TV series, which showcase the passion, artistry and dazzling diversity of […]

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First Impressions: Netflix’s Seven Seconds is a confronting drama, disturbingly grounded in reality

February 19, 2018

Dark, confronting, haunting. Although Netflix‘s new anthology series Seven Seconds is based on 2013 Russian film The Major,  the grim themes of this crime drama are deeply and uncomfortably reflective of prevalent issues in cities within the United States today. Seven Seconds begins in the misty backdrop of Jersey City, as Peter Jablonski (Beau Knapp), […]

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Games Review: Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (PC, 2018): Teamwork makes the dream work

February 19, 2018

Broadly speaking, whenever a game receives an expansion pack, they tend to take that word”expansion” rather literally. Typically what they bring to the table is more of everything you could already do in the base game. More units, more characters, more places to visit, things to do. Civilization expansions take a very different approach. They […]

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Tech Review: Grado RS2e Reference Series Headphones: Hear it all

February 19, 2018

I’ve spent a lot of time reviewing gaming headphones on this site. They are rarely paragons of the form — gaming headsets are heavy, often lean into bass to the point where it obliterates higher end sound and have a cheap build quality that doesn’t align with their purpose as long-term audio solutions. I say […]

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Marriott Hotel makes Indonesian debut with 347-room hotel in Yogyakarta

February 19, 2018

Indonesia’s first ever internationally branded Marriott Hotel has made its debut with the opening Yogyakarta Marriott Hotel. Referencing the country’s rapidly growing market for both domestic and international travel, the renowned hotel brand is strategically positioned in an area of Yogyakarta where guests are able to immerse themselves in local culture and explore the city’s […]

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Mantra Hotels have launched a massive sale across their Australia, NZ & Hawaii network

February 19, 2018

From now until the 21st February, Mantra Hotels is offering their largest ever global sale, featuring significant savings on more than 130 hotels across the Mantra, Peppers, BreakFree and Art Series Hotel properties in Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii. The sale represents a big savings opportunity for both visitors and staycationers with stays up to […]

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We taste test Luke Mangan’s vibrant new Business Class menu for Virgin Australia

February 19, 2018

At his flagship MOJO restaurant in Sydney, and in front of his test kitchen – where many of the dishes that end up on a Virgin Australia flight are designed (with Virgin’s on board equipment seen sitting amongst the usual array of kitchen equipment) – I recently had the chance to taste Luke Mangan‘s new […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Tom Flanagan in Kaput – Garden of Unearthly Delights

February 19, 2018

A word of warning; if you have a phobia or are allergic to pop corn then Tom Flanagan’s show Kaput is not for you. For everyone else though, read on. Kaput is a show in the mold of the ageless slap-stick style, from comics such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton to more modern day […]

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Theatre Review: Mamma Mia! – here we go again (at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre)

February 19, 2018

In Muriel’s Wedding, Muriel wishes that her life was as good as an ABBA song. Presumably, that life looks a lot like Mamma Mia – a glittering Greek Island paradise where beautiful young men and women burst into song and dance at the drop of a hat, fall in love, have a wedding and live […]

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