Day: 5 March 2018

Playlist: Get a feel for the Blenheim Music & Camping Festival

March 5, 2018

As we continue to count down to this year’s Blenheim Music and Camping Festival, we’re thinking about what it’s going to be like to spend the Easter long weekend out in the Clare Valley – one of South Australia’s glorious territories. It’s more than just wine country, it’s one of the most gorgeous areas of SA; […]

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The Road to SXSW 2018: Benji Lewis

March 5, 2018

Melbourne songwriter Benji Lewis is soon to take his first steps on the SXSW stage next week, bringing his lush sounds through to Austin, Texas and some undoubtedly eager ears. As part of our pre-event series, we find out some more about this emerging talent, and get to know Benji’s anticipation surrounding SXSW. What are your expectations the […]

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Single of the Day: Tesse “Keep It Simple” (2018)

March 5, 2018

Opening our week of new sounds is the latest from Sydney’s Tesse, in “Keep It Simple”. A bright follow up from their debut – “I’ll Tell You in the Morning” – the latest from singer songwriter Tom Stephens is an instant earworm. Keeping the vibe laid back, the quality of Stephens’ writing and arrangement shines on this […]

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Review: Perfume Genius lights up Sydney’s Factory Theatre to help kick off Mardi Gras Weekend

March 5, 2018

The beautiful, shoe gaze sounds and oft angelic voice of Totally Mild opened proceedings on Friday night at Sydney’s Factory Theatre after Lonelyspeck. They were there in support of Perfume Genius, who was making his first visit to our shores since the release of his critically acclaimed album No Shape. The timing felt quite appropriate, […]

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Interview: Stereophonics’ Richard Jones on the band’s upcoming Australian return

March 5, 2018

Stereophonics fans in Australia had much to get excited about over the weekend, with the Welsh rockers announcing their return Down Under this April. Being the first time Stereophonics have toured Australia since 2013, there’s a lot to catch up on. The time spent away has seen the group release two albums during this period – […]

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StarCraft is turning 20 and we’ve never felt older. There’s free stuff though, if that helps

March 5, 2018

StarCraft, Blizzard’s evergreen (and only surviving) real time strategy series is turning 20 next month. If, like me, you were there and wondering if your Pentium 133 would run the game when it launched in 1998, you may be reading this in the grip of an existential crisis, horrified by the relentless passage of time. […]

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We are obsessed with the trailer for 3D Realms’ new shooter, Ion Maiden

March 5, 2018

3D Realms knows what they’re good at  — old school, fast-paced, gore-soaked 90’s shooters. Who better to create a genre throwback than one of the very developers who pioneered it — using their own original engine no less?

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History in the making: here are all the winners from The 90th Academy Awards

March 5, 2018

Earlier today, The 90th Academy Awards in Hollywood celebrated not only 90 years of the most prestigious and recognised achievement in film, but an era of diversity, ultimately proving that power of film knows no boundaries. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water had entered the ceremony as the overwhelming favourites with a whopping 13 nominations, […]

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Tech startup Musiio is using AI to build you a better playlist

March 5, 2018

How often do you jump onto Spotify looking for something to listen to and find yourself staring at the screen, unable to make a decision? Like scrolling endlessly through Netflix for something to watch, music streaming platforms are so content rich that users may find themselves paralysed by indecision. They know what they like the […]

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Review: Ava takes the coming-of-age genre to heights of grittiness and surrealism

March 5, 2018

Coming-of-age films are really coming along nicely (I know, that was lame) over the past few years, with many great films that understand what makes the genre such a well-liked genre. We have plenty of stand-out entries like Kelly Fremon Craig‘s Edge of Seventeen, Greta Gerwig‘s Lady Bird and Marielle Heller‘s The Diary of a […]

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Games Review: Payday 2 (Switch, 2018) is a flawed heist with the occasional big score

March 5, 2018

Payday 2  bursts onto the Nintendo Switch as one of the most complete packages of the title that you can find score in one initial purchase. Through it’s performance issues and strange omissions of certain DLC packs, Payday 2 is mostly what you expect, but this time, allowing you to take your heists on the […]

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Tech Review: Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: Plane weird

March 5, 2018

I frequently argue in my headphone reviews that the look, the exterior design of a particular kit is rarely terribly important to me. If a pair of headphones sound great, I’m usually happy to wear them  no matter how hideous they may be. Sony’s WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones have broken my resolve. They do […]

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Tech Review: Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: The real deal

March 5, 2018

I can be prickly when reviewing headphones. I try not to be, but as the son of a musician I was raised in a home where good quality sound was considered very important and its an expectation I’ve never been able to shake in adulthood. I expect a lot from my headphones, even the cheap […]

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Win a double pass to see Tron at In the House in Sydney

March 5, 2018

A world inside the computer where man has never been. Never before now. The Electronic Gladiator, TRON, will be the next instalment of In The House at Event Cinemas George St in Sydney on Match 16th from 7pm! Tickets are only $15 (or $12 if you’re a Cinebuzz member) and selling quickly! Buy them here, […]

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Review: “We want equality, and orgasms” (Anne Summers) All About Women at the Sydney Opera House

March 5, 2018

In its sixth year, All About Women celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8) with a line-up of inspiring and empowering discussions around the universal struggle for equality in a world still dominated by the white, privileged patriarchy. While I could have easily gone to every talk on offer, it wold have been physically impossible given […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Naked Magicians expertly deliver exactly as advertised

March 5, 2018

The Naked Magicians are just exactly as you would expect – two guys who strip down and perform magic tricks to a mostly female audience. This is no place for a guy’s night out, but there are probably plenty of “girl’s nights” in the audience. Endlessly touring Australia, the pair just wrapped up a run […]

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