Day: 13 December 2018

Chill out mates, Beau Ryan and PlayStation are gonna tell you how to #PlayItCool this summer

December 13, 2018

PlayStation Australia know that being a gamer in the summer is a bit rubbish. You have to have the windows open so its hard to see the TV during the day, which is no good. If you want to close the place up to create a little darkness, it means running the aircon while you […]

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Why Canberra’s Gingerfest is not to be missed this weekend

December 13, 2018

Remembering the Ginger Ninja are a not for profit organisation that have organised punk rock festivals in honour of their close friend Nicholas Sofar-Schreiber, and this Saturday at MOLO Live, situated just upon ANU Campus, the great organisation is gearing up for a day of great music, great beer, and to commemorate the titular Ginger […]

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Interview: Paul Capsis (Aus) talks Sydney Festival and working with Jethro Woodward

December 13, 2018

Paul Capsis is one of Australia’s most versatile performers and is equally at home in the world’s of theatre, film & television, and of course cabaret. He’s a gifted interpreter of song, and has sung with a diverse and varied group of musicians and singers, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Russell Crowe, the Soweto Gospel […]

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Blues and Metal collide as the innovative Zeal & Ardor announces Australian tour dates

December 13, 2018

Originally little more than an experiment of Swiss-American mastermind Manuel Gagneux, the avant-garde combination of negro spirituals and black metal embraced on his 2015 album Devil Is Fine quickly connected with several previously unstruck chords – as though American slaves had found Satanism rather than Christianity. And when it came to the music being created, […]

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Film Review: Once Upon a Deadpool (USA, 2018) proves to be a rather bizarre and unnecessary re-release

December 13, 2018

There are times when a film critic is asked to review some strange pieces of cinema, but none are perhaps stranger this year than Once Upon a Deadpool, a rather bizarre holiday re-release of Deadpool 2 bereft of the swearing, sexual content, blood, and gore that’s become this anti-Marvel franchise’s calling card. “Why?” you may […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Northern Folk “Cold” (2018)

December 13, 2018

With no less than 10 members, and hailing from Albury, Melbourne, The Northern Folk have been incrementally building their charismatic and varied sound since banding together and gracing the local touring circuit in 2012. Since then, the ever-evolving outfit have released two records of lyric-led, horn-saturated ebbs and troughs that showcase the breadth of the […]

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Hobart’s MONA to build five-star hotel, and a spa by James Turrell and Marina Abramović

December 13, 2018

Hobart’s infamous Museum of Old and New Art, AKA MONA, has officially announced their intention to build a brand new precinct and five-star hotel nearby the famed mostly-underground art museum. Submitting their development application to Crown Land Services and Glenorchy City Council this week, the museum and founder David Walsh plan for the new development […]

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Film Review: Dumplin’ (USA, 2018) is revolutionising the meaning of beauty

December 13, 2018

Standing up against the status quo has been a beloved, exciting trope, and in the new Netflix Original Dumplin’, it’s delightful and empowering. It’s a film that Insatiable and Sierra Burgess is a Big Loser wish they could be. The movie centres on Willowdean Dickson (Australia’s Danielle Macdonald), an overweight teen who loves Dolly Parton and […]

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Track of the Day: Durand Jones & The Indications feat. Aaron Frazer “Don’t You Know” (2018)

December 13, 2018

Durand Jones & The Indications have offered up the first taste of their sophomore album, American Love Call, set for release March 1st, with their latest single “Don’t You Know”. It’s a nostalgia drenched track, and yet another nod to the classic soul music of the early Seventies. “Don’t You Know” is put simply put […]

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Track of the Day: Galactic feat. Miss Charm Taylor “Clap Your Hands” (2018)

December 13, 2018

New Orleans’ Galactic are back with a new single, “Clap Your Hands”, featuring guest vocalist Miss Charm Taylor. The upbeat and percussive number is the first taste of the band’s new album (their first in more than three years), Already Ready Already, which is set for release in early 2019. After more than twenty years […]

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What exactly makes for a good mobile game?

December 13, 2018

Blizzard’s announcement of their latest mobile title, Diablo Immortal, shook many fans of the series to their core. For better or worse, Diablo Immortal on Blizzard’s to-do list and that is a fact that its detractors must learn to live with. They can, of course, simply elect to not spend any money on it if they […]

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