Day: 1 July 2019

Female musos launch Strawberry Jam, a new women focused industry night at Brisbane’s Blute’s Bar

July 1, 2019

Blute’s Bar has fast become one of the Valley’s places to be since opening late last year in the Brunswick Street Mall, and latest event series Strawberry Jam is just another great reason to plant yourself on those comfy leather sofas. The brainchild of The Artist Vendor‘s Melissa Donley, Strawberry Jam is a monthly invitation […]

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Photo Gallery: Polish Club + Approachable Members of Your Local Community + Dulcie, 170 Russell, Melbourne (28.06.19)

July 1, 2019

Polish Club, Approachable Members of Your Local Community and Dulcie put on a performance of the year at 170 Russell, celebrating Polish Club’s newest album Iguana with their usual flair.

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Film Review: An Unexpected Love is a thorough examination of that four-letter word

July 1, 2019

Darren Hanlon once sang that love is “Just a lazy generalisation that we use for one hundred different feelings and as many situations”. The film, An Unexpected Love (El amor menos pensado) certainly examines one of these kinds of love. It’s that of a mature couple who have been married for 25 years. They grapple […]

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James Squire releases beer made from 220 year old yeast

July 1, 2019

James Squire have gone and pulled something very, very old from a shipwreck that dates back to 1797, the year in which merchant ship “Sydney Cove” went down just off Preservation Island north of Tasmania. The brewing team behind Squire have extracted a 220 year old bottle of beer recovered from the shipwreck and used […]

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Live Review: Washington + Lovesongs – The Lansdowne, Sydney (28.06.19)

July 1, 2019

I was still in High School when Washington first started making a name for herself with the singles “Clementine” and “How To Tame Lions”. A lot has changed in the decade since those singles put her at the pinnacle of Australian pop. One variable that hasn’t changed in that time is her ability to not […]

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Track of the Day: Emotional Oranges “Good to Me” (2019)

July 1, 2019

L.A based collective Emotional Oranges have hit us with another stunner, spinning through a funky bassline, hypnotic drum pattern and some seriously catchy pop melodies for “Good to Me”. Released as the latest single from their excellent 8-track mixtape The Juice Vol. 1, the new song and video further reiterates E.O as one of the […]

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Sydney’s iconic Icebergs Dining is popping up at Splendour in the Grass

July 1, 2019

It looks like Splendour in the Grass are going ahead with their successful pop-up dining experience series, with the forthcoming 2019 iteration of the famous three-day festival set to welcome restaurateur Maurice Terzini and his iconic Icebergs Dining Room & Bar. The historic Sydney restaurant will follow in the footsteps of The Unicorn by offering […]

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Samurai Shodown Review: Tactical fighting fun

July 1, 2019

I’m a huge fan of the fighting game genre. Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Street Fighter, Soul Calibur. You name it, I love it. But Samurai Shodown, a venerable SNK franchise I had heard of but never played, had eluded me. Part reboot, part sequel, the latest entry in the long-running series (which reduces the title back […]

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Flight Review: WestJet’s “Simplicity” route from Toronto to New York City

July 1, 2019

Two months back, I talked you through the transfer process at Toronto’s Pearson. One way to bypass some of these difficulties is by flying one of the WestJet “Simplicity” routes, which are their short haul services between Toronto and either New York, Ottawa or Montreal. They promise priority access in the queue, a snack with […]

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Hotel Review: The Burrard is a retro-chic revitalised motel in Vancouver’s City Centre

July 1, 2019

Saying a hotel had a “motel vibe” used to be a dirty word, but now it’s a bit chic, with clever hoteliers renovating outdated accommodation options into hotels bursting with sophistication and modern comforts – all with a touch of nostalgia. One such hotel is The Burrard, located less than 15 minutes walk from Vancouver […]

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