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Adelaide Fringe Review: #nofilter Fair at Carclew brings the community together in North Adelaide

March 7, 2018

Carclew has been a youth arts hub for young adults for many years and offers a range of opportunities for the under 26. The #nofilter Fair and open day was a way to showcase some of the arts on offer, including visual arts and music with Emma Rowe releasing a new single and video. Headspace […]

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Silverchair’s Chris Joannou links up with Reverb in launching online store

March 6, 2018

Fancy yourself a massive Silverchair fan or perhaps you’re a bass player/enthusiast looking to get your hands on some new kit? Reverb’s got just the news for you today. Silverchair’s Chris Joannou and the music gear website have teamed up in launching The Official Chris Joannou of Silverchair Reverb Shop – an online store where the bass player will […]

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Billie Eilish and Tinashe to join Common and more at the Vevo House during SXSW

March 6, 2018

Vevo returns to SXSW for another year with another bolstered line up of artists set to hit the stage for their 2018 showcase series. Headlining the events running from March 10th – 14th is rapper (and SXSW 2018 speaker) Common, bringing some heavy hip hop cred to the Vevo table. A slew of artists who are either set […]

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Interview: Casey Barnes gears up for this year’s CMC Rocks Festival

March 6, 2018

With the release of his catchy third single “Ain’t Coming Home”, off his upcoming new album The Good Life, Casey Barnes’s star continues to rise. Nominated for a prestigious Golden Guitar Award earlier this year, I spoke to the Tasmanian-born now Gold Coast-based country music artist about his latest release ahead of his performance at […]

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The Road to SXSW 2018: Vacations

March 6, 2018

Catching up with Vacations‘ own Campbell Burns recently ahead of the band’s upcoming debut at SXSW, it’s evident that the magnitude of this festival has not escaped the Newcastle indie group. Already gearing up to kick through 2018 with brand new music and a smashing live show to match, it seems that the America should be the perfect […]

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If it looks like your Nintendo Switch has started deleting your total playtime, don’t worry, it’s just a bug

March 6, 2018

Twelve months after launch, some Nintendo Switch owners are discovering that their data relating to total playtime logged on games played a year ago are gone. Games played on or prior to the console’s launch date of March 2, 2017 had their playtime counts reset to 0, which seems to indicate the Switch was only […]

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Games Review: Moss (PSVR, 2018): Magically Immersive

March 6, 2018

If Moss is any indication, 2018 is going to be a huge year for the PSVR. Moss is this year’s first major VR release in terms of hype factor and I’m happy to say it’s one I was not disappointed in.

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Review: Double Lover is a surreal, sensuous and salacious experience

March 6, 2018

There are two pleasures in life that without them, we living things would never exist: gastronomy and sexuality. And there are many talented people out there that try their best to portray their interest for it on many artistic endeavours, especially in cinema. Such talented auteurs out there are Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, The Third […]

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Interview: Thor: Ragnarok visual development supervisor Andy Park on his Marvel journey and Thor being their “Love Letter To Jack Kirby”

March 6, 2018

Andy Park is, without a doubt, one of the finest artists and human beings that has walked in the nine realms for the last 20-Years of modern comics, video-games and now cinema. Starting his career with fellow comic artist Rob Liefeld at Extreme Studios and (then new) Image Comics and working on the Tomb Raider comic […]

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Plant-based restaurant Alibi to open at Ovolo Woolloomooloo (Sydney)

March 6, 2018

Later this month will see a new restaurant open at designer hotel Ovolo Woolloomooloo as award-winning U.S chef Matthew Kenney focuses his long history of advocating for plant-based cuisine to Sydney with Alibi. Adding something incredibly unique to the envied scene at Woolloomooloo wharf, the new restaurant will take over most of the ground floor […]

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Solander is the city’s newest restaurant and cocktail lounge (Sydney)

March 6, 2018

Solander Dining and Bar is one of the latest to prop up the bustling food and drink precinct down on Sussex, bringing the area a 72-seater restaurant and bar as part of new boutique hotel West Hotel Sydney, a property that is part of the refined Curio Collection by Hilton. Located at 62 Sussex Street, […]

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Playlist: Get a feel for the Blenheim Music & Camping Festival

March 5, 2018

As we continue to count down to this year’s Blenheim Music and Camping Festival, we’re thinking about what it’s going to be like to spend the Easter long weekend out in the Clare Valley – one of South Australia’s glorious territories. It’s more than just wine country, it’s one of the most gorgeous areas of SA; […]

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The Road to SXSW 2018: Benji Lewis

March 5, 2018

Melbourne songwriter Benji Lewis is soon to take his first steps on the SXSW stage next week, bringing his lush sounds through to Austin, Texas and some undoubtedly eager ears. As part of our pre-event series, we find out some more about this emerging talent, and get to know Benji’s anticipation surrounding SXSW. What are your expectations the […]

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Single of the Day: Tesse “Keep It Simple” (2018)

March 5, 2018

Opening our week of new sounds is the latest from Sydney’s Tesse, in “Keep It Simple”. A bright follow up from their debut – “I’ll Tell You in the Morning” – the latest from singer songwriter Tom Stephens is an instant earworm. Keeping the vibe laid back, the quality of Stephens’ writing and arrangement shines on this […]

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Review: Perfume Genius lights up Sydney’s Factory Theatre to help kick off Mardi Gras Weekend

March 5, 2018

The beautiful, shoe gaze sounds and oft angelic voice of Totally Mild opened proceedings on Friday night at Sydney’s Factory Theatre after Lonelyspeck. They were there in support of Perfume Genius, who was making his first visit to our shores since the release of his critically acclaimed album No Shape. The timing felt quite appropriate, […]

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Interview: Stereophonics’ Richard Jones on the band’s upcoming Australian return

March 5, 2018

Stereophonics fans in Australia had much to get excited about over the weekend, with the Welsh rockers announcing their return Down Under this April. Being the first time Stereophonics have toured Australia since 2013, there’s a lot to catch up on. The time spent away has seen the group release two albums during this period – […]

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StarCraft is turning 20 and we’ve never felt older. There’s free stuff though, if that helps

March 5, 2018

StarCraft, Blizzard’s evergreen (and only surviving) real time strategy series is turning 20 next month. If, like me, you were there and wondering if your Pentium 133 would run the game when it launched in 1998, you may be reading this in the grip of an existential crisis, horrified by the relentless passage of time. […]

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We are obsessed with the trailer for 3D Realms’ new shooter, Ion Maiden

March 5, 2018

3D Realms knows what they’re good at  — old school, fast-paced, gore-soaked 90’s shooters. Who better to create a genre throwback than one of the very developers who pioneered it — using their own original engine no less?

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History in the making: here are all the winners from The 90th Academy Awards

March 5, 2018

Earlier today, The 90th Academy Awards in Hollywood celebrated not only 90 years of the most prestigious and recognised achievement in film, but an era of diversity, ultimately proving that power of film knows no boundaries. Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water had entered the ceremony as the overwhelming favourites with a whopping 13 nominations, […]

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Tech startup Musiio is using AI to build you a better playlist

March 5, 2018

How often do you jump onto Spotify looking for something to listen to and find yourself staring at the screen, unable to make a decision? Like scrolling endlessly through Netflix for something to watch, music streaming platforms are so content rich that users may find themselves paralysed by indecision. They know what they like the […]

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Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Review: Ava takes the coming-of-age genre to heights of grittiness and surrealism

March 5, 2018

Coming-of-age films are really coming along nicely (I know, that was lame) over the past few years, with many great films that understand what makes the genre such a well-liked genre. We have plenty of stand-out entries like Kelly Fremon Craig‘s Edge of Seventeen, Greta Gerwig‘s Lady Bird and Marielle Heller‘s The Diary of a […]

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Games Review: Payday 2 (Switch, 2018) is a flawed heist with the occasional big score

March 5, 2018

Payday 2  bursts onto the Nintendo Switch as one of the most complete packages of the title that you can find score in one initial purchase. Through it’s performance issues and strange omissions of certain DLC packs, Payday 2 is mostly what you expect, but this time, allowing you to take your heists on the […]

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Tech Review: Sony WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: Plane weird

March 5, 2018

I frequently argue in my headphone reviews that the look, the exterior design of a particular kit is rarely terribly important to me. If a pair of headphones sound great, I’m usually happy to wear them  no matter how hideous they may be. Sony’s WI-1000X Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones have broken my resolve. They do […]

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Tech Review: Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones: The real deal

March 5, 2018

I can be prickly when reviewing headphones. I try not to be, but as the son of a musician I was raised in a home where good quality sound was considered very important and its an expectation I’ve never been able to shake in adulthood. I expect a lot from my headphones, even the cheap […]

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Win a double pass to see Tron at In the House in Sydney

March 5, 2018

A world inside the computer where man has never been. Never before now. The Electronic Gladiator, TRON, will be the next instalment of In The House at Event Cinemas George St in Sydney on Match 16th from 7pm! Tickets are only $15 (or $12 if you’re a Cinebuzz member) and selling quickly! Buy them here, […]

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Review: “We want equality, and orgasms” (Anne Summers) All About Women at the Sydney Opera House

March 5, 2018

In its sixth year, All About Women celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8) with a line-up of inspiring and empowering discussions around the universal struggle for equality in a world still dominated by the white, privileged patriarchy. While I could have easily gone to every talk on offer, it wold have been physically impossible given […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Naked Magicians expertly deliver exactly as advertised

March 5, 2018

The Naked Magicians are just exactly as you would expect – two guys who strip down and perform magic tricks to a mostly female audience. This is no place for a guy’s night out, but there are probably plenty of “girl’s nights” in the audience. Endlessly touring Australia, the pair just wrapped up a run […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Ollie English “How Many Times” (2018)

March 4, 2018

It’s a big day for Adelaide songwriter Ollie English. Set to support Robbie Williams in his hometown this evening after taking out a coveted spot for South Australian artists at the annual Clipsal 500 – via the ‘Bands on Track’ competition – today, English also unveils his newest piece of music, “How Many Times”. English’s voice growls […]

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Small Screen Superheroes and Video Game Royalty for Supanova Comic Con and Gaming Sydney and Perth

March 4, 2018

Hot off the heels of their expanding guest list for their Melbourne and Gold Coast events in April, Supanova Comic Con and Gaming have gone and jumped the gun on revealing some of the names of those that will be dropping by their events in June. Supanova are renowned for bringing film and television guests […]

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Interview: Scott Eastwood on Pacific Rim Uprising, drifting with John Boyega, and Hollywood action sequences

March 4, 2018

In 2013 a sci-fi fantasy action film called Pacific Rim took us all by surprise, combining classic monster movie giant creatures called Kaijus fighting against Japanese anime giant robots called Jaegers. Guillermo Del Toro brought his unique style and aesthetic to the feature, so when a sequel to the film was announced fans were suitably […]

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