Day: 16 May 2018

Live Review: Ainslie Wills + Gold Bloom + Lisa Salvo – The Workers Club (12.05.12)

May 16, 2018

Running a little late on this rainy night, I tried not get the water on my jacket rubbing up amongst other punters who were for whatever reason all close talkers tonight. Stunning voices on stage within a pub/bar setting has been slightly unusual lately. It’s either gravely voices or a dude behind a computer/decks bobbing […]

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Single of the Day: The Pretty Littles “Don Dale” (2018)

May 16, 2018

Recent signees to Sunset Pig Records, The Pretty Littles have surged back to the fore of our radar with the release of new single, “Don Dale”. Taking to task gross mistreatment of inmates at the Northern Territory’s Don Dale Detention Centre, the band’s new single tackles negligence and mismanagement amongst other issues that have been prevalent […]

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White Summer share tour memories as Soul Breaker tour is announced

May 16, 2018

White Summer enjoyed a great year on the road last year, continuing to build the hype surrounding the release of their debut album Soul Breaker and now, with the album coming out this month, the band have announced a new tour to support the record. Set to take Soul Breaker down the east coast in June, White […]

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Album Review: Biffy Clyro – MTV Unplugged (Live At Roundhouse, London) (2018 LP)

May 16, 2018

When you think of Biffy Clyro live you’re most likely to think of a night out which leaves you sweaty, with ringing ears and a raw throat, and possibly some sort of discombobulation at a cellular level. The Scotsmen are known for their high-energy gigs, with raucous sing alongs and lack of upper body clothing […]

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7 Artists you do not want to miss at Dark Mofo

May 16, 2018

Tasmania’s annual winter festival Dark Mofo is back for another year, and with another year comes another batch of amazing artists. But if you’re not sure who to see, don’t fret. We’ve selected seven artists to look out for over this 10-day festival. St. Vincent This isn’t the first time the American singer-songwriter has played in […]

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Games Review: Conan Exiles (PS4, 2018): A flawed yet engaging survival experience

May 16, 2018

Let me tell you a story of a man destined for greatness. A barbarian, brutally carving his way through a desolate and dangerous land, where only the strongest will survive. These were the days of high adventure! However, I’m not sure where Conan Exiles fits into this mould. Bringing many elements to the table, it’s […]

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Film Review: Deadpool 2 (USA, 2018) Gives Us The Merc With The Mouth And A Warm Fuzzy Heart

May 16, 2018

Considering the risks 20th Century Fox took in greenlighting Deadpool, the 2016 film was released and became a global success, it seemed the risk now fell on the shoulders of its sequel. Deadpool 2 markets itself as “it feels bigger” and in some ways this is true and in others it’s not. The film leans […]

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Spike Lee and Jordan Peele release trailer for new film BlackkKlansman as it premieres at Cannes

May 16, 2018

An undercover thriller directed by Spike Lee and produced by Jordan Peele, adapting the real life story of a Colorado Springs black police officer who infiltrated the Klu Klux Klan in the 1970s? This is going to be good. Focus Features has lifted the lid on the first trailer for BlackKkKlansman, a film which is […]

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Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Flight Wireless Gaming Headphones: Long, loud life

May 16, 2018

Gaming headphones have come such a long way in the last couple of years, particularly those of the wireless variety. Gone are the days of terrible sound and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it battery lives. Now, if you aren’t providing premium quality sound, no-one wants a bar of you. HyperX has always seemed to be a gaming peripheral maker […]

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Sydney Film Festival finds its musical note with Sounds On Screen program

May 16, 2018

Music and movies will collate as one throughout this year’s Sydney Film Festival with the Sounds On Screen program.  Highlighting a series of musical-themed documentaries, as well as several feature films with a strong musical influence, the titles on hand promise to both entertain and inform. Influential rock singer Joan Jett (Bad Reputation), controversial British-Sri […]

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InterContinental to open new luxury resort in Phang Nga Bay near Phuket

May 16, 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group has announced a new property for Koh Yao Yoi, the largest island of scenic treasure Phang Nga Bay. Home to the famous James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay is located between southern Thailand’s mainland and Phuket Island, remaining a popular destination for locals and tourists with limestone cliffs, mangrove forests and pristine […]

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Book Review: Jennifer Palmieri’s Dear Madam President is a little book about some complex gender problems

May 16, 2018

BeyoncĂ© may have sung about girls running the world but Jennifer Palmieri considered this a certainty until it was wrenched away in 2016. Palmieri was the communications director and advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the presidential campaign that saw the advent of President Trump. Dear Madam President is a short book that chronicles this […]

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Theatre Review: Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert is still frocking fabulous (at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre)

May 16, 2018

It’s been over a decade since Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert made its theatrical debut. And the film itself doesn’t look a day over 24. This feel-good story about three drag queens leaving Sydney’s big smoke to go west to Alice Springs is still one fun, glittery and rollicking bus ride. The latest production brings […]

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Win a double weekend pass to Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne

May 16, 2018

Oz Comic-Con is back in Melbourne June 9-10, at the Convention & Exhibition Centre, providing one of Victoria’s yearly celebrations of pop-culture. Oz Comic-Con Melbourne is a culmination of multi-genre content, from across the spectrum, with a lot of everything, for everyone – appearances by film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors; […]

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Theatre Review: The Sugar House is the missing soul of Sydney (at Belvoir until 3rd June)

May 16, 2018

Narelle (Sheridan Harbridge) skirts across a converted factory floor, all brushed concrete and industrial chic, flanked by an eager estate agent (Nikki Shiels). It’s an all too common scene as Sydney’s working class havens make way for heritage apartment conversions, hip cafes and pet-owning professionals. Narelle however stalks the space with a touch of melancholy, […]

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Theatre Review: Troilus & Cressida lacking a spark (at the Depot Theatre until 19th May)

May 16, 2018

Despite being penned by arguably the world’s greatest playwright, the convoluted storyline of Troilus & Cressida can prove a significant challenge for even the best theatre practitioners. Secret House have tackled this problem play with their usual gusto, gaining many ticks from this reviewer, but unfortunately the source material proves a difficult sell and, as […]

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Book Review: Zoë Foster Blake’s Break-Up Boss is like a sassy big sister for the broken-hearted

May 16, 2018

Beloved Australian author, ZoĂ« Foster Blake has become an authority on dating and relationships. The former Cosmopolitan columnist wrote Textbook Romance with Hamish Blake, the man who would one day become her husband. Now she delivers us Break-up Boss, a rather joyous but realistic pocket guide to break-ups and its companion piece, an eponymous app. […]

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Munich Brauhaus debuts in South Bank with huge 900-seat bier hall (Brisbane)

May 16, 2018

Popular German dining spot Munich Brauhaus has officially made its debut in Brisbane, bringing the city a massive 900-seat, two storey beer hall located in the renovated, heritage-listed Allgas Building in Stanley Street Plaza. Positioned in the heart of South Bank, this one should easily get over well with fans of hearty schnitzels, pork knuckles, […]

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James Squire is releasing a porter using 220 year old yeast discovered in a shipwreck

May 16, 2018

James Squire will release what is being said to be their more rare and special beer to date, giving new life to one of the world’s oldest surviving recipes using 220 years old yeast discovered in the depths of Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck – Sydney Cove – which ran aground in the waters surrounding Tasmania’s […]

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