Day: 20 March 2018

The Stonnington Jazz Festival doles out an eccentric and enticing program for 2018

March 20, 2018

Returning for its 13th year in May, the acclaimed Stonnington Jazz Festival has unveiled its 2018 program and as expected, it’s set to bring some eclectic shows to venues throughout the district. A favourite of the festival (and Melbourne), The Shaolin Afronauts return, the Adelaide jazz fusion group taking to the Astor Theatre in presenting […]

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Solange, Ice Cube, Cat Power and more flesh out a vibrant Vivid LIVE program

March 20, 2018

It’s going to be another massive few weeks in Sydney this winter, when the Harbour City comes alive for Vivid LIVE. We already knew R&B goddess Solange would be touching down exclusive Australian shows this year, but with the official program being released, we’re most definitely hyped for what’s to come. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, […]

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Fan Girl introduce us to Elephant Room, track by track

March 20, 2018

Ahead of the release of their anticipated debut album Elephant Room, Melbourne’s Fan Girl continue to build up the hype in letting us know a bit more about each track you can be getting your ears ’round, come March 23rd. We’ve already heard (and loved) “Small Town”, but let the band tell you some more about the […]

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Music Video of the Day: FRANKIIE “Glory Me” (2018)

March 20, 2018

Music isn’t always about smiles and rainbows. Sometimes it can take time away for a group to come back stronger and better than ever. This is exactly the case with indie rock group FRANKIIE, who, after a winter away from each other, have come back together with their newest single and video for Glory Me. The song is […]

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Single of the Day: The Ramona Flowers “Strangers” (2018)

March 20, 2018

If you’re looking for a funky track with a hint of indie-rock, electronic and pop, then The Ramona Flowers will be right up your alley with new infectious track “Strangers”. The 5-piece band, named after the female protagonist in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, have recently caught gained traction over the world, performing at the […]

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Vivendi no longer a Ubisoft shareholder, Chinese conglomerate Tencent step in as new long term investor

March 20, 2018

After spending years accruing Ubisoft shares in what appeared to be preparation for a hostile takeover attempt, French media conglomerate Vivendi have thrown in the towel, selling their entire 27.3% stake in Ubisoft for $2.4 billion USD.

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Interview: Pacific Rim: Uprising director Steven S. DeKnight on the trials and triumphs of navigating his debut feature

March 20, 2018

Spearheading a $150 million dollar movie sequel would be daunting for even the most experienced of directors, so you can only imagine how Steven S. DeKnight felt when he was handed Pacific Rim: Uprising following the departure of original director Guillermo del Toro.  Best known as the creator, head writer, and producer of the Spartacus […]

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Book Review: John McPhee’s Draft No. 4 is all right for some, but not for everyone

March 20, 2018

Truthfully, I had no idea who John McPhee was when I picked up this book. I knew only a few things about the book at all- that it was about writing, that it was published by Text (a fabulous Australian publisher whom I trust with my reading material), and that it had a glowing quote […]

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