Day: 20 February 2019

Theatre Review: Glass Onion is no regular John, just a celebration of the Lennon legend (Sydney Opera House)

February 20, 2019

The walrus was Paul, Clapton was God and Lennon is Legend. John Waters knows this because he’s had a lot of practice. Playing the tribute show, Lennon: Glass Onion since 1992, he sure knows how to live and breathe John Lennon. Oh, and that’s along with a little help from a friend called, Stewart D’Arrietta. […]

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Film Review: Vox Lux (USA, 2018) is as dazzling as it is divisive

February 20, 2019

What is it about stories about the rise to stardom that makes it so fascinating to audiences? Is it because it resembles a wish fulfillment fantasy? Or is it because it resembles a cautionary tale? Either way, it is a well-worn formula, that has been the backbone of well-regarded films, including 2018 films A Star […]

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Five reasons to be excited about Olympia’s new music video “Shoot to Forget”

February 20, 2019

Fresh from announcing three major international label and agency deals, Melbourne alt-pop artist Olympia is set to drop her brand new music video “Shoot To Forget” tomorrow, and we at the AU have your exclusive first look at the clip. Get your first taste of it here: If that taste doesn’t get you excited, here’s […]

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Live Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers scorched the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney with George Clinton

February 20, 2019

The Red Hot Chili Peppers scorched the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney last night. Regardless of the band’s longevity, these classic rockers proved that their performance is far from stale. Warming up the crowd was George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – George, a long-time friend of the Peppers who produced their second studio album, Freaky […]

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Photo Gallery: Oh Sees + Orb – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (19.02.19)

February 20, 2019

The Oh See’s have long had a reputation for being a formidable live experience. At the Factory Theatre last night in Sydney it was a no-brainer to see why. Setting up the stage after the support Orb finished, the dual drum kits were brought right to the centre of the front of the stage. It […]

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Track of the Day: Wye Oak “Evergreen” (2019)

February 20, 2019

Though they’ve morphed their sound over the years, stripped away some of the moody atmospheres and shrunken to crisp, intimate pieces at times, Wye Oak haven’t forgotten how to world build. Teaming up to give Adult Swim Singles an irresistible reminder of some of their older material, Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have come through […]

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Album of the Week: Julia Jacklin – Crushing (2019 LP)

February 20, 2019

It’s been a busy few years for Julia Jacklin. On the back of her all conquering debut album, Don’t Let the Kids Win, Jacklin has spent the better part of the past two years making her way round the globe, playing her tunes in just about every country and venue you could think of or […]

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Games Review: Tetris 99 is the most extreme battle royale title ever made

February 20, 2019

It’s hard to believe this is the second Tetris review I’ve written in three months. Even harder to believe, the franchise’s raw adaptability. Like the patterns its falling blocks create, Tetris seems able to change its shape at will, wholly altering the core experience with the addition of a single extra mechanic. Tetris Effect leveraged […]

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Interview: Highway Bodies author Alison Evans talks representation, non-binary teens, and a very Aussie apocalypse

February 20, 2019

Highway Bodies, the second novel from author Alison Evans, hit bookstore shelves earlier this month. AU Reviewer Jodie had the chance to chat to the writer about their latest work, a unique slice of Aussie YA fiction, which pits a diverse group of teens against seemingly impossible, zombie-riddled odds. First, can you tell us a […]

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