Day: 30 October 2018

Photo Gallery: Gang Of Youths + Charlie Collins – The Forum, Melbourne (28.10.18)

October 30, 2018

Fresh from their tour with the Foo Fighters around the USA, the Gang of Youths are back home, and embarking on their biggest tour ever – kicking things off with a record-breaking 8 show stint at The Forum in Melbourne – the biggest run the venue has ever seen. The venue even commissioned a mural […]

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AMW Film Festival Review: Lost in France (UK, 2018) is a love letter to Scottish musicians Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand and more

October 30, 2018

What goes on tour stays on tour. Except if you’re the Scottish artists who feature in Lost in France. This music documentary is a boozy and breezy look back at a once-forgotten, 1997 Brittany tour. The artists reunite again in 2015 and in doing so, prove that some things – like friendship – never change. […]

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Hotel Review: Melbourne’s Mantra on Jolimont is a Jolly Good Time

October 30, 2018

The Mantra on Jolimont is a true gem nestled on the outskirts of Melbourne City, and a prime location for those looking to stay a comfortable and affordable distance away from the bright lights of the CBD. The hotel is a short tram ride from Flinders St Station, or a 15-minute walk for the intrepid […]

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Track of the Day: Steve Gunn “New Moon” (2018)

October 30, 2018

Just last week I was saying to one of the guys at my local record store that it’d been a while since Steve Gunn had released anything. The very next day, we get an album announcement and an opening taste of what’s to come with new single “New Moon”.  For the past eleven years the […]

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Sydney’s decade-old Chophouse opens new restaurant in Parramatta

October 30, 2018

Chophouse, Sydney CBD’s beloved contemporary steakhouse which turns 10 years year, has officially expanded to Parramatta with their second restaurant. It marks the first ever expansion for the stylish restaurant, bringing their quality cuts of meat to Parra’s Centenary Square, gutting out the former digs of Jamie’s Italian. Recreating their sleek, moody atmosphere with a […]

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Live Review: Darren Middleton + Ashley Naylor + Taylah Carroll – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (26.10.18)

October 30, 2018

Much like how actors and actresses have trouble getting out of a typecast roles, musicians are often unable to get out from under the music of their previous bands. This is especially true for artists who have been involved in massive bands, bands say for example, like Powderfinger. Yet, Darren Middleton is one artist who […]

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PAX Aus 2018: 5 of the best indie titles we played at PAX Aus

October 30, 2018

For the second time in a row, PAX Aus 2018 has managed to blow me away yet again with the overwhelming presence of indie titles on display. With so many fantastic ideas coming to fruition and the increasing number of titles being made within Melbourne, I couldn’t help but jump back into the madness and […]

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The critically acclaimed First Reformed is getting an exclusive Sydney release at Golden Age

October 30, 2018

Sydneysiders can look forward to Australian Exclusive season of the searing, suspenseful new release First Reformed, from the director of the iconic Taxi Driver, Paul Schrader. Set to hit Golden Age Cinema from 8th November, the film stars Ethan Hawke (Dead Poets Society, Predestination, The Purge), and Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Mamma Mia!, In Time), and since its premiere at the Venice […]

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5 Artists you don’t want to miss at WAMfest 2018

October 30, 2018

Now in its twenty-fifth year, WAMFest is WA’s favourite annual celebration of emerging homegrown artists, bands and producers. Devoted to celebrating and showcasing local talent, the festival is the largest of its kind in the world, and will culminate this week, with a weekend filled with outdoor performances, venue showcases, workshops, and industry events all centred […]

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Flight Review: Peach – Osaka, Japan (KIX) to Hong Kong (MM63)

October 30, 2018

Dubbed Japan’s “first true Low-Cost Carrier”, chances are, unless you’ve been to Japan, you’ve never heard of the carrier Peach. The airline started flights in 2012 with All Nippon Airways (ANA) the largest shareholder. ANA’s other budget carrier, Vanilla Air, which was a rebrand for what once was AirAsia Japan in 2013, has recently started a merger […]

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Album of the Week: Glades – To Love You (2018 LP)

October 30, 2018

Sydney electronic pop trio Glades are releasing their long awaited debut album, To Love You. Featuring singles “Eyes Wide Shut”, “Not About You”, “Drive” and “Do Right”, the album is out this Friday. With a remarkable 150 million streams under their belt already, this trio clearly aren’t messing around. To Love You opens with a track called “Nervous […]

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Canada is finally getting “Ultra Low-Cost Airlines”, but what services do they have left to cut?

October 30, 2018

Earlier this month, I was flying around Canada with WestJet and Air Canada, long the only Commercial players in the Canadian domestic market. Now there are finally budget (or “ultra low-cost”) airlines entering the country, with Westjet’s Swoop (like Jetstar to Australia’s Qantas) having commenced flights in June, Jetlines commencing flights next year and Flair […]

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Album Review: Thelonious Monk – Mønk (2018 LP)

October 30, 2018

2018 really has been the year for Jazz treasure hunters, with the release of not one, but two, previously unreleased recordings from jazz’s most influential artists – John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk. Back in June we saw the release of Coltrane’s Both Direction at Once: The Lost Album; and now we have Mønk – a […]

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