Day: 26 August 2020

Organisers have cancelled this year’s Falls Festival

Earlier today, Falls Festival organisers sadly announced that this year’s celebration has been cancelled amid growing COVID-19 concerns. Event organisers initially planned to give the festival the go-ahead with an Australian-only line-up. After careful consideration however, organisers have chosen to pull the plug on the Lorne, Byron Bay, and Fremantle Festivals. “Given the current status…

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Win a double pass to see Bill & Ted Face The Music in Australian cinemas

We have ten double passes to give away to the upcoming release of the third film in the classic and hilarious Bill & Ted film series – Bill & Ted Face The Music – starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as the titular characters. After a brief delay due to cinema shutdowns, it’s one of…

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The Greengate Hotel is doing up a tasty discount for National Burger Day

National Burger Day is this Thursday and to celebrate all things delicately stacked and impossibly cheesy, The Greengate Hotel is offering $12 for all their burgers and $8 pints of craft beer. Not only are they serving up their classic burgers, they’ve also announced three new additions to the menu. This includes menu special, the…

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Sophisticated Dingo “Don’t Wanna Be” (2020)

We have the exclusive video premiere of “Don’t Wanna Be” by Melbourne duo Sophisticated Dingo. It features some pretty cute animation by Gabbie Rossiter,  a cartoonist and animator who not surprisingly has been in hot demand during lockdown. The track is on their sophomore EP “How’s The Carry On!? which dropped last week. It’s a fun…

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Playlist: Revisiting the Best Songs of 2011

As we continue to reflect back on the last decade of music, join us as we revisit 2011. We’ve taken the songs from our top 40 tracks of 2011 poll – as voted for by our contributors almost a decade ago – and curated a ripper playlist on Spotify. Gotye and Kimbra topped the list…

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These five NSW hotels are getting pup-friendly for International Dog Day

To celebrate International Dog Day (which is today, you’re welcome), various IHG hotels across Australia are opening up various ways to pamper the many good boys and girls that have been mostly stuck inside right along with us. Your dog needs a staycation too, so take note of all the hotels introducing ways to pamper…

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Album Review: NEEDTOBREATHE – Out of Body (2020 LP)

As per usual, the new offering from NEEDTOBREATHE is firmly rooted in gospel sensibilities. The music on Out of Body is unmistakably spiritual by design. Yet, agnostic as I am, I can’t be mad about it. If anyone was ever going to convince me to re-enter a church, it would be this band. And this…

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The AU’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: Nintendo Edition

For the dad that likes to stay mobile, but still squeeze a bit of gaming in, there’s no better platform than the Nintendo Switch. An ideal Father’s Day gift idea, the Switch can be a constant entertainment companion. Hardware Nintendo Switch Lite This one’s for the dad who doesn’t spend much time in front of…

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Indigenous Literacy Day

Indigenous Literacy Day celebrations to go virtual for 2020

COVID-19 continues to disrupt events across Australia. With this disruption also comes opportunities. Events to mark Indigenous Literacy Day usually take place outside the Sydney Opera House. This year due to COVID-19, the event is going online and will be open, for the first time, to everyone Australia wide. The celebrations will be held live…

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Track of the Day: Syrup “Sun” (2020)

Spring is right around the corner and Brisbane alt-pop outfit Syrup are here to help you shake off those winter blues. Their new single “Sun”, which dropped last week, embraces all the best parts of the Summer season. Sure, we’ve still got a season to go until we get there, but I’ve been reliably informed…

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Black Rabbit George

Interview: Black Rabbit George invites us down the rabbit hole on Warren

Black Rabbit George, the latest project from Tijuana Cartel guitarist/singer/songwriter Paul George delivers mesmerising psych-folk, opening doors to the subconscious. Warren, the second album from the Gold Coast-based artist, is an immersive journey spread across eight tracks. Each of the album’s songs carefully mix acoustic instrumentation with subtle psychedelic production techniques. Guitar phrases intertwine, rhythms…

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Bad Sydney Crime

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival goes online and international for 2020

The 2020 BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival is all set to go ahead from 10-13 September. This year the festival will be held virtually, in what organisers are describing as a “4-day virtual crime extravaganza”. Each year, the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival showcases some of the best writers of crime fiction. This year, eight prominent…

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