Day: 10 July 2019

Live Review: Eliott + Morgan Bain + Shannen James – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (06.07.19)

July 10, 2019

Melbourne was treated to a wonderful selection of artists on Saturday night as Eliott celebrated her release of “Shaking My Hips” by performing at Northcote Social Club alongside Shannen James and Morgan Bain. It may have been a late night out, but it was worth braving Melbourne’s cold travelling to Northcote to see all three […]

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Film Review: Stuber is an Uber-amusing three-star ride

July 10, 2019

Buddy comedies are a dime-a-dozen these days. And much like romantic films, they rely on the chemistry of the leads to succeed. An original plot? Unimportant. Solid acting? No need. If the chemistry works between the leads, then it should offset a lot of the film’s flaws. Case in point, Michael Dowse‘s action-comedy Stuber, a […]

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Track of the Day: The Holy Smoke “Lay Your Head Down” (2019)

July 10, 2019

WA trio The Holy Smoke have just dropped their debut EP The River, and it’s filled with some of the most soulful folk music you’re likely to hear this year. To celebrate the release, we’re naming their single “Lay Your Head Down” as our track of the day – just a little teaser of what […]

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Five places in the US (and one in Australia) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

July 10, 2019

July 20th marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Moon landing in 1969 – a feat which would be as remarkable today as it was back then. Many of the sites around the world which played a part in this achievement of human engineering, against the backdrop of the Cold War, are celebrating the anniversary […]

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Does Air Canada’s Preferred Seating make a difference? We flew Hong Kong to Vancouver to find out

July 10, 2019

Over the weekend, I flew on Air Canada‘s long haul service from Hong Kong to Vancouver on the Boeing 777. On the flight, I enjoyed an upgrade to the airline’s “Preferred Seating”, which is essentially any seat in economy with extra leg room, which will normally set you back an extra C$130 or so. Those […]

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Track of the Day: Lorelei “I Am a Road” (2019)

July 10, 2019

We have a lovely dreamy track today courtesy of Lorelei. Lorelei is comprised of Claudia Schmidt (Betty and Oswald, Brightness) and Arlen McCarthy. I had been lucky enough to see Betty and Oswald live a number of times, and was always taken with the vocals of Claudia. It is great to see her re-emerge in this new […]

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Moss in Salamanca Place is Hobart’s newest boutique hotel

July 10, 2019

Gorgeous Georgian sandstone warehouses located in Hobart’s historic Salamanca Place have now been transformed into a new 41-room boutique hotel. With the simple title of Moss, the newest property from Behrakis Group is seeking to bring a bit of Tasmania’s wild natural landscape into these buildings with design that makes full use of vertical internal […]

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Film Review: Booksmart is so damn good, you’d want to rub your face in it

July 10, 2019

The fact that the existence of another raunchy teen comedy — jam-packed with sex, drugs and alcohol — may not mean much but it has been a very long time since I have heard this much hype for a comedy such as Booksmart. Ever since its premiere at this year’s South by Southwest, it has […]

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Five things we’re most looking forward to at Lollapooloza 2019

July 10, 2019

The history of Lollapalooza is one of the richest of all of the North American festivals. Beginning as a traveling festival in 1991 featuring Nine Inch Nails, Ice-T, and of course Jane’s Addiction and manifesting to what it is now an annual festival in Chicago as well as other off branches all over the world. […]

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