Day: 14 August 2018

Interview: South African guitar maestro Derek Gripper chats at the Sydney Guitar Festival

August 14, 2018

We spent some time getting to know South African guitar maestro Derek Gripper while he was in Sydney for the sydney Guitar Festival. What was the first guitar you bought? Spanish Guitar from a guy at school for 100 dollars – not counting a Clear Sound bass Guitar somebody gave me Do you still have […]

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Cheap Flight Alert: Hawaiian Airlines sale features $899 return flights between Honolulu and Australia

August 14, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines have just lifted the lid on their current “Hawaiian Island Sale” for Aussie passengers looking to travel to the idyllic destination. These discounts even extend to the airline’s lie-flat Business Class, making luxury travel tad more accessible for those so inclined. The current offering is to Honolulu ex-Sydney and Brisbane and back from […]

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Film Review: The Meg (USA, 2018) is your expected dose of “Shark Versus Statham”

August 14, 2018

You don’t really need to know much about The Meg aside from that it is entertaining enough to justify it’s spot on the box office. That’s the most we could ask from a movie about a gigantic prehistoric shark unwittingly released from the depths of the ocean by hapless scientists who are stationed over the […]

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Win a double pass to see sci-fi crime thriller Kin in cinemas

August 14, 2018

From the producers of Stranger Things, and Arrival comes Kin a gripping crime thriller with a sci-fi twist. Chased by a vengeful criminal and a gang of otherworldly soldiers,​ a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run after finding a futuristic super-weapon of mysterious origin as their only […]

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5 speakers you need to know from Australian Music Week’s first announcement

August 14, 2018

Taking place at Cronulla Beach between the 7th and 9th November, Australian Music Week is Australia’s most accessible grassroots music industry conference. Bringing together an 80-strong speaker line-up, Australian Music Week is about discovering real music and relevant industry knowledge from the artists and insider professionals who live and breathe all things musical. Conference manager […]

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Track of the Day: Spacey Jane “Cold Feet” (2018)

August 14, 2018

Following a brief hiatus to escape to warmer climbs (completely understandable!) Perth’s Spacey Jane have returned with a brand new single “Cold Feet” and are all set to give it the offical launch treatment this Friday night. For those not already looped in, the band formed back in 2016, with mates Caleb & Kieran revisiting […]

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Book Review: The True Colour of the Sea is a remarkable new collection from Australia’s master of the short form

August 14, 2018

Fans of Robert Drewe are in for a treat, with his newest collection, The True Colour of the Sea, published late last month by Hamish Hamilton. The eleven stories, all themed around coastal living, the ocean and the Australian fascination with it are all written in Drewe’s signature style. Each one showcases that Robert Drewe […]

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Interview: Adam Harvey (Australia) on Nashville, the 1970s and how political correctness has no place in country music

August 14, 2018

Fulfilling a dream of recording in the US, Adam Harvey’s tenth studio album The Nashville Tapes is inspired by country music of the 1970s and its icons. Off the back of last year’s tour of The Great Country Songbook Volume II alongside Beccy Cole, the eight-time Golden Guitar winner is again on the road, this […]

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Hotel Review: Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station gets by with a perfect location

August 14, 2018

The value of staying near Tokyo Station cannot be overstated, particularly for those relatively unfamiliar with the heaving, at times overwhelming capital city. Much has been written about the exceptional transport system of Tokyo, and this station is most certainly its beating heart, which is why a hotel like Courtyard By Marriott Tokyo Station is […]

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