Author: Vanessa Wu

What So Not & A-Trak announce Australian co-headline tour through June & July

May 16, 2016

After his global tour and fresh from his appearance at Groovin the Moo, Australian producer What So Not has announced an Australian tour with label mate A-Trak, set to kick off in June. What So Not has been collaborating with Netherlands beat master GANZ and George Maple of late. A-Trak is a versatile electronic musician who has received […]

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Taika Waititi & Julian Dennison to visit the Chauvel Cinema for special Hunt for the Wilderpeople screening and Q&A

May 16, 2016

Taika Waititi recently broke the New Zealand box office record for the highest-grossing film of all time with his new movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople which he wrote, directed and starred in. The previous box office record was set by another movie by him called Boy and you might recognise his other hits such as Eagle […]

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SBS to debut new series about Noma Australia plus second season of Poh & Co.

May 10, 2016

Thursday nights on SBS just got a whole lot tastier with two exciting food programs airing back to back, added to the channel from May 19th. The premiere of Noma Australia, documents the inspirational journey behind the highly anticipated opening of the restaurant with the same name at Sydney’s Barangaroo. Right after, charming, warm and […]

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11 acts not to miss at Canadian Music Week

May 2, 2016

We may be nearing the end of May 2nd here but in Toronto, they’re just waking up and getting started. This week, Canadian Music Week kicks off for another year with a stellar and diverse number of artists from around the globe set to showcase in venues through the city over the next few days. Always […]

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Visions Festival announces line-up for 2016, featuring Kirin J Callinan, Montaigne & more

May 2, 2016

Visions Festival is taking place in Sydney on June 4th this year in Chippendale between Fredas and The Lord Gladstone. Part of Vivid Sydney, the festival is once again curated by  Deep Sea Arcade in conjunction with Chugg Music and Rare Finds. The event aims to put together progressive line-ups that showcase exciting local acts who […]

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BONJAH announces farewell show for Melbourne

April 12, 2016

BONJAH have announced that they will be sadly parting ways and will be playing their last ever show at The Corner Hotel on 24th June. Joining them for the farewell will be looping extraordinaire Reuben Stone and electro-pop starlet Anna O, while the incredible Mojo Juju will be DJing throughout the night. Through a career spanning ten years, […]

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Playing times released for The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival 2016

April 11, 2016

Get those planners out because the playing times for this year’s The Gum Ball Music and Arts Festival, from 22-24 April, is here! Taking place over the long weekend at Dashville, festival goers will be treated to three days and two nights of live music and arts, following successful runs in previous years attracting capacity […]

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Joe Bonamassa announces five-date Australian tour

April 11, 2016

Blues-rock guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa has announced an Australian tour in September, just months after playing as part of this year’s Bluesfest in Byron Bay. The prolific musician will also perform for the very first time at the Sydney Opera House in addition to shows in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Melbourne. The tour will mark […]

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Sesión Tequila Wins Three Awards at 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

April 8, 2016

Australian owned Sesión Premium Tequila has walked away from the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition with one award for each of their three tequilas, a feat made all that more impressive when considering the brand only launched their artisan Tequila in December of last year. Their Sesión Mocha Tequila won a Gold Medal, while […]

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Kylie Auldist, King Tide, L-Fresh the Lion and more for Bello Winter Festival!

April 5, 2016

After a successful debut last year, the Bello Winter Music festival will return in Bellingen (NSW) from 7 – 10 July. Following a similar format to its summer sister festival Mullum Music Festival, Bellingen’s clubs, cafes, churches and halls will host over 100 performances. Bello Winter Music festival is family-friendly and for all ages. It is […]

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Paces announces Australian & NZ ‘Vacation’ album tour!

April 4, 2016

After landing his debut LP Vacation in the iTunes Top 20 Album Charts, hitting #2 on the iTunes Electronic Charts, Gold Coast producer Paces has announced an Australian and New Zealand tour kicking off this May. Featuring guest vocalists and visuals by Sydney artist EGO and dancers on stage, Paces will be joined in Australia only by […]

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SXSW Interview: Paul Rubens talks returning to his iconic character Pee-Wee Herman for Netflix’s Big Holiday

March 21, 2016

Pee-Wee Herman revival flick Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday hit Netflix last week. In honor of the occasion, we caught up with Paul Rubens to talk about returning to the character for the Netflix movie at this year’s SXSW. Congratulations on the film Did [you] see the film? Twice actually, I watched it again this morning on Netflix. Oh.. […]

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SXSW Interview: Director Scott Rosenbaum and Producer Jasin Cadic talk about Blues documentary Sidemen: A Long Road to Glory

March 14, 2016

Many independent music documentaries seek to uncover some of the most important moments or threads in music history, making them essential for just about anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the legacy, the complexities, the behind-the-scenes struggles, and the beauty of music, both as a vessel of expression and as a lifelong passion […]

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Dancer Rudy Hawkes on extremities, group work and Australian Ballet’s Vitesse

March 8, 2016

Vitesse has had many ballet lovers interested in what ballet can be defined as. With many defining the performance as intense, the production looks to be a daring dance that breaks away from traditional ideas of what ballet is. The music accompanying dancers on stage is a mix of pulsating electronica, swirling penetrating soundtracks and […]

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Little Shop of Horrors set to return to Sydney for July encore season

March 7, 2016

Following a successful run earlier this year, the musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors will return to Sydney for an encore season this July. The return season will be staged at the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney from 18 July to 31 July. It stars Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford who also played Ann Darrow […]

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