Day: 17 February 2022


A taste of Adelaide Fringe’s 20th Garden of Unearthly Delights

We were invited to a special media preview in The Garden of Unearthly Delights, celebrating 20 years as being part of the Adelaide Fringe. Director Scott Maidment introduced a few selected acts in the gorgeous Spiegeltent. First up was Mirko, direct from Berlin and part of the Blanc de Blanc Encore, with his newly developed…

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Wahlburgers opens its first Australian restaurant in Sydney’s Opera Quays

With some 60 locations already in North America, the burger and bar restaurant Wahlburgers opened its doors for the first time in Australia today, and our very own Nathan Atkins was there for the opening. Located in Sydney’s Opera Quays, Wahlburgers was founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Chef Paul Wahlburg, and was the subject…

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Film Review: Flee is an ingenious piece of storytelling of survival and self-discovery that mixes animation and documentary brilliantly

Flee is the latest hybrid of both documentary and animation, giving it a similarity to the 2008 film Waltz with Bashir. They both involve storytelling of factual narratives through the medium of animation that stirs up the animation of audiences as the subjects recollect their experiences. In the case of Flee, the animation not only is…

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Interview: Sofia Carson on “Loud”, staying private and her tricks to productivity

Sofia Carson is the ultimate multi-hyphenate from singer to actor to dance to UNICEF ambassador, Latin Grammy Cultural Foundation ambassador and scholarship co-sponsor. You might recognise her from starring in NETFLIX’s Feel The Beat, Michael Bay’s Songbird, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, and from her most notable project Disney’s global phenomenon Descendants. But on top…

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First Impressions: Amazon Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 is vibrant and witty but suffers from series-long character issues

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has returned for a fourth season of lighthearted 1960’s shenanigans and based on the first two episodes it looks set to be just as quick-witted as ever. The spirited comedian Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) is back in New York City after she was abruptly removed from Shy Baldwin’s…

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Joe Mungovan

Exclusive Live Video: Joe Mungovan performing “Taste of You” as he embarks on his A Flower In The Weeds tour

Last November south-coast artist Joe Mungovan released his beautiful debut album A Flower in the Weeds. At the AU we crushed on the singles in the leadup to the album dropping, including the catchy “You + Me”, summery “Lemon + Lime” and the dreamy “Soaking Up the Sunshine”. Joe is keen to tour this record….

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Guest Playlist: Waxflower share their favourite 2000’s Pop Rock tracks

Brisbane’s pop-punk Waxflower have today released the soaring 2000’s influenced pop-rock song, “Ring”. The track has a warming nostalgic sound to it, with the gift of feeling familiar, yet has you wondering what is sonically just ’round the corner. It’s got all the feels, it soars and carries their trademark energy and killer musicianship. “Ring”…

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Nick Carver

Exclusive Single Premiere: Nick Carver & the Mean Street Butchers “Two Legged Dog” (2022)

We’re stoked today to be premiering “Two Legged Dog”, the latest high-powered stomping track from Melbourne-based roots/ rock band Nick Carver & The Mean Street Butchers. It has a gorgeous dirty country blues feel to it, with big earthy guitars and rough-edged vocals. It’s foot-stomping, it’s a riot, yet comforting and personal. The track was…

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Secrets of Bridgewater Bay

Book Review: A one hundred year old tangle of secrets is unravelled in The Secrets of Bridgewater Bay

“Two women set sail for a new life in Australia, bound by a secret that will change everything.” In Julie Brooks‘ debut work of historical fiction, The Secrets of Bridgewater Bay, amateur historian Molly is gifted an historical mystery by her late grandmother, Queenie. Amongst Queenie’s possessions, Molly finds a photograph of two young women…

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Potato Dreams of America is an artificially sweet tale that proves fact is stranger than fiction: Mardi Gras Film Festival Review

There’s that old chestnut saying that truth is stranger than fiction, and it would appear that no one knows this more than writer/director Wes Hurley.  An autobiographical tale of growing up queer in the USSR in the 1980’s, Potato Dreams of America is an often bizarre, occasionally sad, but completely unique feature that, however trite…

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Red Dust set to auction exclusive NBA 2K22 inspired shoes for charity

2K Australia has announced a collaboration between Gamilaroi and Wiradjuri Indigenous artist and basketball fan Allan McKenzie, to design a one-of-a-kind NBA 2K22 inspired shoe for charity. McKenzie has customised a pair of Harden Stepback 2.0 basketball shoes with a vibrant and exclusive design, with all proceeds from the auction to go towards the nominated…

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