Author: Jennifer Ma

Aussies Abroad: Newcastle’s Vacations announce world tour dates for April & May

February 16, 2018

Newcastle heroes Vacations have announced a massive world tour, including dates in the USA, UK and Europe. The band are no strangers to live performance, earning their stripes playing parties and venues across Australia, winning over fans with their unique brand of guitar pop. Fresh off the back of their hugely successful EP Vibes, the […]

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Get your tea cups ready for the Melbourne Tea Festival in May!

March 11, 2016

With the growing trend of tea appreciation in Australia, Tea Festivals Australia (organisers of Sydney Tea Festival) will be bringing Melbournians a tea celebration of their own. 2016 will mark the inauguration of the Melbourne Tea Festival, to be held on Sunday 29th May from 9am-4pm. Taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, […]

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Qatar Airways announces 14 new destinations including world’s longest flight

March 11, 2016

At the world’s largest international travel fair, CEO of Qatar Airways, Mr Akbar al Baker announced that the airline will be expanding its network to include 14 new destinations across four continents, with the latest announcement including expansions in Europe and a new route between Doha and Auckland, which takes the spot as one of […]

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Adventure Junky app unites thrill-seekers from all over the globe

March 11, 2016

Adventure Junky, an Australian travel tech start-up, has released a world-first app that allows for adventurers from all corners of the globe to share their experiences over a new social network where they can play, compete, connect and gain rewards. In one easy-to-use forum, the app offers over 500 different adventures, ranging from the more […]

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Exclusive Interview: Director Simon Stone on moving from stage to screen with The Daughter

March 7, 2016

Last year, the breathtaking Australian film The Daughter made its debut at the Sydney Film Festival, and later this month, the film is finally seeing the wide release it deserves (read our interviewer’s four and a half star review of the film HERE). The film is based on Director Simon Stone’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild […]

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Sydney Opera House to honour the late David Bowie with Sydney Symphony Orchestra

March 4, 2016

Following the death of one of the world’s most celebrated music legends, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be paying tribute to David Bowie at the Sydney Opera House. David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed will unfold over two nights only, May 19 and 21 at 8pm, with the likes of iOTA, Tim Rogers, Steve Kilbey, Deborah […]

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Opinion: Australia – Where highlighting racism is more offensive than committing the act itself.

March 4, 2016

Many well-known Australian figures have faced a tirade of online abuse in response to naming and shaming those who think it’s appropriate to don blackface to a party. Recently, a photo of two young Victorian men dressed up as Indigenous Australians, complete with blackface, surfaced on Facebook. The post, which was shared by Victorian woman Sis […]

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Get your hands dirty at the new House of Crabs in St Kilda (Melbourne)

March 3, 2016

Following the success of the original House of Crabs which rests above the Norfolk Hotel in Sydney’s Redfern, the HoC team have opened up another seafood eatery in St Kilda at The Basement within The Newmarket Hotel. Primed to open its doors tomorrow, House of Crabs St Kilda boasts an American-style seafood menu that pays […]

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Aussies at SXSW: Spotlight on 2016 showcase artist Drawing North!

March 3, 2016

The next band to be featured on our Aussies at SXSW series is Canberra’s very own Drawing North. With the annual music and arts festival just around the corner, the boys have been busy practising back home in Australia before heading off to play their first SXSW show in front of the eager American masses! […]

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Tigertown (Sydney) on the new Lonely Cities EP, touring & more!

March 1, 2016

From LA, Tigertown‘s Chris Collins fills us in on the Sydney band’s recent time writing and touring abroad (most recently with St. Lucia), as well as the release of their new EP, Lonely Cities. For the group, they’ve grown stronger as a creative unit considerably over the past year and a bit and as Collins mentions, the lessons they’ve […]

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Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s Northeast Party House embark on UK and European tour this May

March 1, 2016

Acclaimed Melbourne group Northeast Party House have announced a massive international tour starting in May with appearances at the iconic Great Escape festival in Brighton, UK. They then continue on to 8 dates around the UK, Netherlands and Germany. You can check out the dates below: NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE UK/EURO TOUR (with special guests) Thursday, […]

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Dallas Frasca to play a string of Aussie shows before European leg with The Bellrays

February 26, 2016

Having been on the road for most of the past decade, Dallas Frasca is certainly no stranger to touring. Before heading back to Europe this May with American rockers The Bellrays in tow, the Melbourne-based band will be playing a few shows around Australia, including festivals Kidgeeridge and Cherry Rock. Check out the complete tour […]

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Montreal’s Osheaga Festival announces 2016 lineup, featuring Aussies Flume, The Cat Empire, The Paper Kites, and more!

February 25, 2016

Canadian music festival Osheaga has revealed its 2016 lineup, headlined by Radiohead, Lana Del Ray, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Joining the slew of impressive acts will be Australia’s very own RÜFÜS (or RÜFÜS DU SOL as they’re known in North America), Flume, Hiatus Kaiyote, The Cat Empire, and The Paper Kites. Osheaga 2016 will take […]

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PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport announces $15 Indulgent Lounge and Swim Package

February 25, 2016

Only a two-minute walk away from both international and domestic terminals, travelers at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport will be able to relax and rejuvenate from their long flights at the PARKROYAL, as the hotel announces an indulgent Lounge and Swim Package for only $15. From April 1, guests will be able to treat themselves to a […]

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Northeast Party House last shows in Australia before setting off for global tour!

February 25, 2016

Melbourne group Northeast Party House have announced a massive international tour starting at the end of this month. Aussie fans will be able to rejoice in their last week of holidays before returning to uni with Northeast Party House playing at Flinders University’s O’Fiesta, and join in a one-off birthday celebration at Melbourne’s The Corner […]

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2016 lineup revealed for SXSW Comedy festival

February 25, 2016

Over the past eight years SXSW Comedy has hosted many well-acclaimed comedic performers in a week-long festival that includes live shows, podcast recordings, film fest tie-ins and a lot, lot more. This year’s SXSW Comedy lineup includes acts such as Judd Apatow, Chris Hardwick, and Megan Gailey. The 2016 SXSW Comedy festival will run from […]

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Magma (France) on their upcoming performance with SUNN O))) at the Adelaide Festival of Arts!

February 21, 2016

For many fans of progressive and avant-garde rock music, Magma would surely stick out as a notable band of the genre. The French musicians came together in 1969, formed by Christian Vander,  and have since crafted a legacy of music appreciated and admired by many. Catching the band performing live is something of a rare occurrence, especially […]

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The world of Mr. Robot to return to SXSW with a humongous 100-foot ferris wheel

February 18, 2016

From Friday, March 11 to Monday, March 14, SXSW-goers will be able to experience the world of Mr Robot, decked out with a hacker den, retro arcade, and gigantic ferris wheel. The full list that will make up the fsociety Coney Island arcade experience includes: Mr Robot Ferris Wheel Standing at an impressive 100 feet, […]

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Five Finger Death Punch announce headline shows alongside national tour with Black Sabbath

February 18, 2016

In addition to their shows with Black Sabbath this April, American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch will be headlining two exclusive shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Five Finger Death Punch have made a huge impact in Australia in a short amount of time. Compared to their 2011 album American Capitalist, which debuted at […]

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Your Paradise Festival in Fiji returns this December!

February 18, 2016

Boutique festival Your Paradise will be returning to the scenic islands of Maholo Lailai, Fiji for its third year. Taking place from Saturday 10 to Friday 16 December, this unique music festival not only boasts an impressive lineup of international and local acts (announced May 17), it also offers you the opportunity to explore, snorkel, […]

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Only one week left to submit your entries to the Sydney Film Festival

February 18, 2016

Australian and international filmmakers have just one week left to submit their work for the 63rd annual Sydney Film Festival, held on June 8-19, 2016. All entries must be submitted through Film Festival Life by 5pm AEST on Friday, February 26. Entries are open to features, documentaries, and short films (under 40 minutes). Visit Film […]

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Twenty One Pilots return to Australia for their biggest tour yet

February 18, 2016

Hot on the trails of last year’s sold-out tour of Blurryface, American alt-pop duo Twenty One Pilots are coming back to Australia for all-ages shows in April-May, hitting Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Since the release of their self-titled LP and Vessels in 2013, Twenty One Pilots have continued to grow in success, with the […]

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A Wilhelm Scream to return to Australia with massive tour this May

February 11, 2016

Hailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts, A Wilhelm Scream are set to bring their energetic live shows across eight cities in Australia this May. The complete tour dates for A Wilhelm Scream, with links to where you can purchase tickets, can be found below: Thursday May 19 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth (18+) | Tickets here Friday […]

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Cameron Crowe’s Roadies to feature a three-day music lineup at SXSW

February 11, 2016

Showtime has announced a three-day music lineup from March 16-18 in celebration of the premiere of Cameron Crowe‘s new series, Roadies, as part of the 2016 South By Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival. Roadies delves into the lives of people who live their lives on the road, all for the love of music; a […]

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Something for Kate added to Spectrum Now Festival in Sydney

February 11, 2016

For one night only, Something for Kate are bringing you an exclusive “Greatest Hits” show at the Spectrum Now Festival at the Domain on Saturday, March 12. Made up by Paul Dempsey, Stephanie Ashworth, and Clint Hyndman, Something for Kate has been around for twenty years, and is one of Australia’s most respected and successful […]

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The Head and the Heart headline Showtime’s three-day music experience at SXSW

February 11, 2016

In light of director Cameron Crowe‘s latest music series, Roadies, Showtime have announced a three-day music-thon to be held at Clive Bar on Rainey Street, Austin, as part of this year’s South By Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival. From March 16-18, there will be bands performing every hour in the afternoon and evening, featuring […]

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Eagles of Death Metal announce three special headline dates in Australia

February 11, 2016

Already announced to play at Bluesfest this year, American rockers Eagles of Death Metal have revealed that they will be including Sydney, Melbourne, and Fremantle in their visit to Australia next month. Eagles of Death Metal tour dates can be found below: Friday March 25 – The Croxton, Melbourne Sunday March 27 – The Metro, […]

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Groovin’ the Moo sideshows announced for Odesza!

February 5, 2016

American electronic duo Odesza have just announced a bunch of sideshows in addition to their 2016 Groovin’ the Moo appearance this April and May. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth will all get to see Odesza perform live their latest album, In Return. Complete tour dates can be found below. Presale is available now and tickets […]

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Danny Brown announces headline dates for his 2016 Australian tour

February 5, 2016

Heralded as one of hip-hop’s hottest acts, rap artist Danny Brown will be revisiting Australia this April. Having collaborated with the likes of A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, and Purity Ring, Danny Brown well and truly shot up in 2013 with his third album release Old. Tickets are on sale from Tuesday, February 9 at 1pm, […]

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Watch the trailer for romantic drama Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin

February 4, 2016

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) star as Louisa Clark, a 26-year-old woman whose life changes after losing her job, and Will Traynor, a 35-year-old man who becomes bitter and spiteful after becoming quadriplegic, in the drama Me Before You. Based on the romantic novel written by Jojo Moyes, Me […]

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