Day: 7 May 2018

Live Review: The Killers trade glamorous indie rock n roll for full blown Las Vegas glitz in Melbourne

May 7, 2018

I’ve only seen The Killers once before, probably the last time the band toured extensively in Australia – that Big Day Out tour off the back of Battle Born. A lot of fans pooh poohed that album but I embraced the Triple M-ready likes of “Runaways” and “The Way It Was” just as much as I attached […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jacob Diamond “Mary & Augustine” (2018)

May 7, 2018

Further establishing his status as a hometown hero in Perth, songwriter and performer Jacob Diamond has been on stages continuing to build the hype for his long awaited debut album, Goodbye Gondwana. Supporting the likes of Warpaint, Marlon Williams, Oh Mercy, Stella Donnelly and more over the last year, as well as curating an unique show of […]

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Live Review: The Cribs Put On a Pub Rock Masterclass At The Lansdowne Hotel

May 7, 2018

The Cribs have been described as the biggest cult band in the UK. 10 years ago at the peak of their popularity it would have been hard to argue, as tunes from the excellent Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever dominated the airwaves. That popularity has waned slightly in the past few years to the point […]

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Interview: Lord Huron’s Ben Schneider talks TV shows & Vide Noir: “There’s no song on the record we don’t want to play live”

May 7, 2018

I first met Ben Schneider of Lord Huron at Bluesfest, during the band’s first tour of Australia in 2016. Two years on, the band are set to return, with a new album (the brilliant Vide Noir) just released, and plans to play Splendour in the Grass and a couple of sideshows along the way. I caught […]

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Games Review: Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia (PC, 2018): The shape of wars to come

May 7, 2018

Don’t let the new title fool you. Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is still a fully-fledged entry in Creative Assembly’s long-running series of historical strategy games. But where older Total War titles have selected a particular real world empire or historical era to focus on, Total War Saga narrows its scope. It focuses not […]

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Review: Planet Earth II: Live in Concert brings nature to life with the SSO and Eric Bana

May 7, 2018

Having just wrapped up its four city Australian tour, Planet Earth II: Live in Concert brought together Symphony Orchestras from around the country to present, live, the music from the acclaimed nature series of the same name. Accompanied by images from the series, and live narration from Australian actor Eric Bana, the night sounds like […]

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The Best of the Fest: 5 must-see events at Vivid Ideas 2018

May 7, 2018

Vivid Sydney is coming to town and this means our city will be adorned with colourful light displays. This festival also comes with a host of wonderful shows, especially those talks and events that fall under the Vivid Ideas banner. The AU Review have put together our top 5 must see Vivid Ideas events. 1. […]

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Diverse Group of Aussies to Answer the Question: What Does it Mean to be Human and Kind?

May 7, 2018

A comedian, robobiologist, YouTube celebrity and Anglican priest walk into a convention centre… Okay, it’s not the best opening line for a joke but it is a great start to the line-up for this year’s TEDxSydney, hitting the ICC Sydney stage on Friday 15th June. The theme for this year’s event is HumanKind, which according […]

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Winners of the 2018 Australian Book Industry Awards announced

May 7, 2018

Celebrating the authors, editors, publishers, and retailers that bring readers and books together, the ABIA Awards are now in their eighteenth year. It was another huge night for Jessica Townsend’s Nevermoor, as the children’s book snatched up three awards, including the night’s major prize, the Gold ABIA. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow also took […]

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Book Review: Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier returns to the American Civil War with Varina, a beautiful blend of fiction and history

May 7, 2018

1906, Saratoga Springs. A man named James Blake enters The Retreat hotel and asks to see Varina Davis. In his hands he holds a blue book, a book that offers a glimpse into his past. He barely remembers Mrs Davis – V – but he wonders if she remembers him, a small black boy rescued […]

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Hartsyard’s famous fried chicken gets a dedicated restaurant with Wish Bone (Sydney)

May 7, 2018

Fried chicken fiends have been flocking to Wish Bone since the long-awaited restaurant opened at the former site of The Gretz on Enmore Road. Though their award-winning bar is no more, the Hartsyard team have a guaranteed winner on their hands with this new venture, which puts the focus on the jaw-droppingly good fried chicken […]

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Where to spend Mother’s Day 2018 in Sydney

May 7, 2018

Lavish long lunches and fancy dinners always rule when it comes to Mother’s Day options around Sydney this year. If taking your leading lady out to experience some of the best food the city has to offer, while letting the restaurants add their own little touches to each menu, sounds like your idea of a […]

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