Day: 24 August 2022

Interview: Idris Elba and the cast and crew of Beast on calibrating fear and shooting in South Africa

As their nail-biting thriller Beast gears up to roar into Australian cinemas this week (you can read our review here), Idris Elba, co-stars Sharlto Copley, Leah Jeffries and Iyana Halley, director Baltasur Kormákur, and producer Will Packer spoke with our own Peter Gray about creating a familial bond on set, working on location in South…

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Lost Paradise festival to feature extensive wellness program, Shambhala Fields

Celebrate the end of 2022 and kick off the New Year with some great music, and a warm embrace of self-care at the Lost Paradise festival in Glenworth Valley. The festival will run from the 28th of December until the 1st of January 2023. This festival has always been a favourite of mine. Glenworth Valley…

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Bon Iver

Bon Iver to tour Australia in February 2023

Justin Vernon‘s incredible debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, under the Bon Iver moniker, scooped many album-of-the-year awards in 2008, and he has never looked back. Exciting news has dropped today that Bon Iver will be returning to Australian shores next February and March. Personally, I’m super excited. I first saw them at the Sydney…

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Women I Know

Book Review: Katerina Gibson’s Women I Know is a collection about womanhood and the weight of expectation

Katerina Gibson was the winner of the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) for their story “Fertile Soil”. Last month, their debut collection Women I Know was published by Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Described as ‘unpicking the stitches of gender and genre’, the seventeen stories in Women I Know explore various iterations of…

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Film Review: Beast is a B-grade popcorn thriller with a surprising injection of emotion and immersion

Given that we’ve had a share of snakes and sharks and bears (Oh My!) over the years as the creatures that have opted to stalk various familiar-faced talent, it’s only fair that the majestic king of the jungle get their due too. If the circle of life taught us anything, it’s that what goes around…

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Adelaide’s Harvest Rock Festival to feature Jack White’s only Australian show and Crowded House

Over two days, Sat 19 and Sun 20 November at Rymill Park in Adelaide, Harvest Rock is presenting the only Australian show for legendary Jack White. Joining him on the bill will be Crowded House, The Black Crowes, Khruangbin, Groove Armada, Sam Fender, The Lumineers, Tones and I, The Avalanches and much more. Taking over…

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DMA’S, West Thebarton, Wafia to launch the Hindley Street Music Hall on September 15

The Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide’s newest state-of-the-art live music venue, will open its doors for the first time on Thursday September 15, celebrating with an incredible line-up that includes DMA’S, West Thebarton, Wafia, and Jess Day, all hosted by South Australia’s kings of radio, Ben and Liam. Previously known as HQ in Hindley Street,…

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Interview: Dylan Davidson of Deadlights and Patty Goodman of Mirrors talk tour

Local heavy fans are still buzzing from the announcement of a national co-headline tour with Brisbane hardcore outfit Deadlights and Gippsland metalcore act Mirrors earlier this month. The Ego’s Valley tour will stop at six cities this November, supported by Sydney’s Inertia, for a triumphant return to the stage after first performing together on Thornhill’s…

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Gamescom 2022: New Tales From the Borderlands revealed along with an action-packed trailer

I’m admittedly giddy writing this, as the first Tales from the Borderlands game is in my mind, a criminally underrated classic and arguably the best Borderlands game. That being said, someone at 2K of Gearbox Software must have caught on, as New Tales from the Borderlands looks to breathe new life into the franchise. Revealed…

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