Day: 28 January 2020

The Offspring announce greatest hits Australian/NZ tour

Enduring punk legends The Offspring will be returning to our shores later this year. In their first Aussie headline tour in sixteen years, the California band will put together a set list of their greatest hits. Expect the likes of “Self Esteem”, “The Kids Aren’t Alright”, and “Original Prankster” to blow up venues across the…

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Made In Paris and First Beige to headline Arcadia 2020

Later this year, Arcadia will return to the idyllic Goomburra Valley, for a long weekend of music and merry-making. Headlined by Made In Paris and First Beige, the BYO festival promises an exciting roster of live music and DJs. Taking place over the QLD Labor Day weekend, Arcadia will run from Saturday 2nd May until…

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Theatre Review: The Shakespearean circus is in town, with Brisbane Immersive’s Midsummer Carnival

The Midsummer Carnival is in town, and the big top has set up shop at Brisbane Powerhouse. A troupe of pixies and players invite audiences to wander through their carnival, filled with sideshow games, fortune tellers, and death defying stunts. But hidden amongst the crowd are four young lovers, and as the mischievous Puck sets…

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Track of the Day: Heaps “Softly” (2020)

“Softly” is the new single from Canadian band Heaps. Formerly known as The Kents, this is the group’s first single under their new direction, with a full length album to follow.  The forthcoming album, What Is Heaps, and the new single, were recorded at Union Sound in Toronto. The quartet enlisted Leon Taheny (Fucked Up,…

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February 2020 Australian cinema releases: Five films you need to see

2020 is primed to be a big year for cinema, both in the realm of big-budget blockbusters and under-radar indies. Each month we’re going to be taking a look at five upcoming films that you need to see in cinemas, encouraging Aussies to get out and experience these stories on the big screen. February brings…

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Book Review: Emma Donoghue’s Akin is a historical story told from the present day

Akin is Emma Donoghue’s tenth novel for adults, but only her second set in the modern day. Known by most readers for her 2010 novel, Room, Donoghue has published countless novels which examine little known pockets of history, such as 2014’s Frog Music and 2016’s The Wonder. At first glance, Akin is something entirely different to Donoghue’s back catalogue, including…

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Flying Lotus

Live Review: Flying Lotus proves 3D is no gimmick at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre (24.01.20)

After a five year break between releases, during which he released a polarising feature film, Flying Lotus (real name Stephen Ellison) finally reacquainted himself to fans with the album Flamagra. Ever one to place visuals central to the musical experience, he has returned to Aussie shores with a new 3D live show. UK/Aussie Warp Records…

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