Day: 17 September 2018

Grandoozy Day Three Review: Stevie Wonder, Logic, Chainsmokers and More Close Out the Fest

September 17, 2018

Grandoozy closed its first chapter Sunday night with a lineup that truly was a mixed bag of just about everything. With one of the most influential artists of all time mixed with one of the biggest EDM acts in the world and one of the most rising hip hop star of 2018. The Sunday showed […]

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Live Review: DZ Deathray’s punk rock invigorated Melbourne for their ten year anniversary tour

September 17, 2018

It’s been ten years since punk rock crew DZ Deathrays started making (delicious) bite-sized punk anthems, and there was only one way for the band to celebrate the momentous occasion; a massive tour with some fellow Aussie rockers. Saturday night’s Forum show had all the tellings of a perfect night, a stage set-up mimicking a lounge […]

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Photo Gallery: DZ Deathrays + PUP + Ali Barter + Press Club – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (15.09.18)

September 17, 2018

DZ Deathrays are touring the country to celebrate their 10th anniversary with Canada’s PUP, and played the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday with Ali Barter and Press Club. Rebecca Houlden was there and brings us these photos from the night: DZ Deathrays continue their 10th Anniversary tour around Australia to Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on […]

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Track of the Day: Stefan James “Situation” (2018)

September 17, 2018

Vocalist, songwriter and producer Stefan James is the new face of soulful pop and we promise that he’s bound for big places. Traversing the difficult road to recovery after a history of tragic events and substance abuse, James turned to music for help and now the emerging 20 year old artist is playing packed out […]

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BIGSOUND Interview: Carla Geneve (Perth) talks about developing in a regional music community

September 17, 2018

It’s the final day of BIGSOUND 2018 and a Bloody Mary has arrived for Carla Geneve. “Oh my god, I need this,” she laughs. The Perth-based singer-songwriter played a spirited set the night before with her band at Brisbane’s Hey Ya! Bar. That room was crammed with people, so much so it was difficult to […]

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Jamie Lee Curtis set to visit Australia for Halloween premiere in Sydney

September 17, 2018

Golden Globe Award-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis, a true Hollywood icon, will be visiting Australia this October to promote the upcoming release of Halloween, a Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax film. The actress will be walking the Black Carpet at the Australian Premiere of Halloween, an event that takes place on Tuesday 23 […]

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Photo Gallery: Grandoozy Day Two: Florence + The Machine, Young the Giant, Sturgill Simpson, 6LACK and more

September 17, 2018

Grandoozy, the US’ newest music festival, barrelled into its second day featuring Florence + The Machine, Sturgill Simpson, 6LACK, Wilderado, Snow That Product and more. Nathan McVay’s gorgeous photos take us through that wild second day.

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Brisbane Festival Review: Tkay Maidza goes for gold at The Spiegeltent

September 17, 2018

Trophies and vines covered the stage inside the Brisbane Festival’s Spiegeltent. Those trophies glinted from the venue’s stage lights, but they never shined as bright as Tkay Maidza. The South Australian artist has been on a roll since emerging in 2013 with her debut single “Brontosaurus”, and the energetic show she put on in support […]

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Book Review: Helen Pitt’s The House is an exhilarating look at the Opera House’s colourful & dramatic history

September 17, 2018

“Our house is a very, very, very fine house.” Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young might have been singing about the suburbs, but the same can be said about the Sydney Opera House. A building beloved by Sydneysiders and tourists alike, many people may not realise the project was a doomed one. It was almost thwarted […]

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Live Review: The Cat Empire + Odette – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (14.09.18)

September 17, 2018

After a balmy end to the working week, there’s almost nothing better than a quick drive to the city, a cold beer and an absolutely killer set from one of Australia’s best ever party bands. For myself, this is exactly what happened, as I ventured into Sydney’s premier live music venue, the Enmore Theatre, and […]

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Hotel Review: Marriott sticks to classic hospitality in Melbourne’s CBD

September 17, 2018

It’s hard to surpass the classic beats of good old fashioned hospitality. While Melbourne Marriott Hotel may play it extremely safe in a city that’s dotted with interesting boutiques and creative accommodations, there’s enough charm throughout this 10 floor property to sit nicely beside the luxury amenities often expected from one of the hotel group’s […]

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Aussies Abroad: Haiku Hands announce UK and Europe Tour

September 17, 2018

Emerging Aussie quartet Haiku Hands will be taking their danceable beats and rebellious energy to the United Kingdom and to Europe. From the 18th of October until the 8th of November the collective will be touring the entire continent. From their performance at the Bristol Simple Things Festival to the Corsica Studios in London, the shows are […]

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Women That Rock: Ten emerging female musicians to watch

September 17, 2018

Weather you grew up to the sound of Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse or Beyoncé, female talents have always been making us move, sing, laugh or cry. But the path to recognition is not always easy. Today, one month after beloved soul legend Aretha Franklin passed away, we are taking a look forward onto the emerging […]

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Fujifilm create luxury “Fuji Island” so guests can get the perfect Instagram shot

September 17, 2018

A genuine pinch yourself moment: soaking in a private infinity pool with a five-star luxury villa to one side, the crystal-clear turquoise waters of Fiji as your background, and absolutely no tourists in sight. This is your island, and you’re sharing it with a handful of other friends, being served gourmet meals, cocktails and wine […]

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Games Opinion: Why cross-platform play is Fortnite secret weapon

September 17, 2018

Epic Games’ Fortnite has quickly taken the world by storm following the launch of its Battle Royale mode in September last year. Its meteoric rise was bolstered by its rapid expansion to other platforms — initially on Windows PC, Mac OSX, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and now on iOS and Android devices. Fortnite‘s popularity […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jackie Brown Jr “Best Friend” (2018)

September 17, 2018

Sydney band Jackie Brown Jr are dropping their new single “Best Friend” this Thursday, but we at the AU are giving you your first exclusive listen today. The track is as infectious as it is hypnotic; blending a wild array of genres to make for a track that is uniquely their own. Jazz, Soul, Indie Rock – even […]

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Games Review: PES 2019 (PS4, 2018) is made of Magic Moments

September 17, 2018

Pro Evolution Soccer has always been appreciated by fans for its uncompromising, detailed and rewarding structure and gameplay; and with PES 2019 the series continues this tradition. Thanks to some fantastic overall gameplay, admirable presentation and slight adjustments to modes PES 2019 may scratch that football itch as a valid alternative to the wildly popular FIFA series. […]

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Album Review: Metric – Art of Doubt (2018 LP)

September 17, 2018

Canadian rock band Metric have returned with their seventh full length project. Following the slick and electronic-influenced Pagans in Vegas, the band have shifted towards more driving instrumentation and brighter vocal melodies. Sitting at just under an hour, on Art of Doubt the band have opted for slightly longer-form songs, allowing the instrumentals to breathe and […]

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