Win a double pass to Fringe Festival Brisbane show SEX FEST

October 29, 2022

Following their debut show earlier this year, award winning Meanjin performance collective T!TS AKIMBO are back with a brand new beast – SEX FEST 2022. This one day festival is happening across eight hours, in seven different rooms, with fifty femme and non-binary artists and experts giving you the sex talk you wish you had. Presented as […]

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The 28th annual Brisbane International Film Festival unveils World and Australian Premieres

September 27, 2022

Celebrating its 28th year, Queensland’s brightest celebration of film, the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF), announces its eagerly awaited program and new festival hub, lighting up screens over 11 days from October 27 to November 6, 2022.  This year BIFF will delight audiences with a diverse selection of Award-Winning films, anticipated releases from acclaimed directors, […]

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How Brisbane’s LÂLKA proved the hometown hero of BIGSOUND ‘22

September 12, 2022

When I meet multi-hyphenate creative LÂLKA in Fortitude Valley’s Bakery Lane, the first thing I notice is her outfit. More specifically, I notice the handmade jacket with huge safety pins on either side of the collar and a linen panel neatly hand-stitched to the back — the panel features an illustration of LÂLKA in the […]

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Interview: Australian director Samuel Gay on his decade-long passion project A Guide to Dating at the End of the World

August 26, 2022

Brisbane, 3.15am, Sunday March 28th, 2010; A single woman survives the apocalypse only to be reacquainted with her blind date from hell.   Based on true events. Kind of. A Guide To Dating At The End Of The World tells the story of a single woman who survives the apocalypse only to be reacquainted with her […]

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Theatre Review: La Boite stuns with Lewis Treston’s reimagining of Wilde’s An Ideal Husband

July 21, 2022

1996-ish. Canberra-ish. Artie Whig (Will Carseldine) is facing an uncertain future, about to be cut off by his no-nonsense father John (Kevin Hides). Unless he marries and finds a career, the young gadabout can kiss his allowance goodbye. Meanwhile, Minister for the Environment Robyn Shi (Hsiao-Ling Tang) and her advisor Gertrude (an absolute scene-stealing Emily […]

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Live Review: Lisi with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane (25.06.22)

June 27, 2022

Two worlds collided when Goodna rapper Lisi performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Princess Theatre in Brisbane on Saturday 25 June. Sponsored by Red Bull Symphonic, fans were treated to the special event with a 25-piece orchestra – conducted by Nicholas Buc – bringing Lisi’s biggest hits to life. The night began with […]

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Theatre Review: Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years comes to life at La Boite

June 2, 2022

Intimate, heart-breaking and occasionally very funny, Jason Robert Brown‘s The Last Five Years has taken to the La Boite Roundhouse stage under the direction of Darren Yap. Chronicling two 20-somethings as they fall in and out of love, the musical navigates the years of miscommunications, crossed wires, and heartfelt attempts to salvage something that perhaps […]

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Live Review: Seth Sentry’s Brisbane return with Skrub was well worth the wait

February 12, 2022

Melbourne rap legend Seth Sentry’s anticipated Brisbane leg of the Super Cool Tree House tour at The Zoo on Friday 11 February was more like a party than a gig. A night full of comic skits, fan participation, drinking contests and stagedives, the man definitely put on a show. Accompanied by the infamous DJ Sizzle […]

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Live Review: Stepson + Rumours + Outloved + Headwreck – The Zoo, Brisbane (29.01.22)

January 31, 2022

Beloved Brisbane hardcore five-piece Stepson finally got to take their acclaimed debut album Help Me, Help You on the road last week after countless setbacks and it was definitely worth the wait. After having to reschedule the tour four times in response to the everchanging government restrictions surrounding live music and venue capacity, the Melbourne […]

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Interview: Kurt Goedhart from The Butterfly Effect on “So Tired”, riffs and lockdown

November 30, 2021

As one of the country’s most iconic rock bands, The Butterfly Effect have seen and done it all in their time on the forefront of local heavy music. The Brisbane quartet’s latest single ‘So Tired’ and accompanying video is an exciting taste of their forthcoming album – the first in over a decade. We caught […]

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Interview: Comedienne Emma Zammit on Waltzing Jimeoin; “He was the reason I wanted to do stand-up”

September 20, 2021

After 30 years of doing comedy all around Australia, famed comedian Jimeoin is finally embarking on a tour on his own terms.  With his new program Waltzing Jimeoin (screening now on the Ten network), the loveable larrikin is surrounding himself with some of the industry’s funniest performers and performing stand-up wherever the roads of Australia […]

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Interview: Australian actor Finn Little on Those Who Wish Me Dead and bonding with Angelina Jolie

May 12, 2021

At the age of just 14 years, Brisbane-born talent Finn Little has already amassed an impressive filmography.  After securing the lead role in the Australian drama Storm Boy at just 11, Little has continued his steady rise in the industry with roles in the Netflix series Tidelands, the mini-series The Reckoning, and the Luke Evans-led […]

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The Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba

The Tivoli team sets their sights on new Brisbane venue, The Princess

April 11, 2021

Queensland’s oldest standing theatre, The Princess, is set for a new lease of life as the team behind Fortitude Valley’s The Tivoli announce the purchase of the Woolloongabba venue. The Tivoli’s owners, brothers Steve and Dave Sleswick, alongside prominent Brisbane businessman Steve Wilson, recently revealed their plans for revitalising the 133 year old Princess, aiming […]

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Live Review: Vera Blue + Northeast Party House + GRAACE + Stace Cadet – Factory Summer Festival, Brisbane Showgrounds (20.12.20)

December 22, 2020

Mosh pits are officially burning up in Brisbane with Factory Summer Festival reviving the dance floor and reminding us how (un)pleasant it feels to be drenched in your neighbour’s sweat. One of the biggest nights of the festival saw a four act bill headlined by Vera Blue alongside Northeast Party House, GRAACE and Stace Cadet. […]

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State-of-the-art cinema complex set for Boxing Day debut in Brisbane

December 13, 2020

And you thought the art of cinema was dead? Reading Cinemas Australia have announced it will open Australia’s most advanced cinema complex to date at the newly redeveloped DFO complex in Jindalee, Brisbane, just in time for Boxing Day. Reading’s new complex will be the company’s first in Queensland to feature full reclining seats in […]

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Lineups revealed for National Live Music Awards for live stream & events in Brisbane, Canberra & Adelaide

October 15, 2020

The 5th Annual National Live Music Awards (#NLMAs) – which will be held digitally this year – has just announced the lineup for the live stream, which is happening at 8.30pm AEDT on Tuesday, 20th October 2020. The award stream will feature performances from The Beamish Brothers (pictured), ARIA award winner Tyrone Noonan in a special tribute […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sarah Goodwin “Look Forward” (2020)

July 21, 2020

Aussie pop artist Sarah Goodwin has already built a solid reputation for genuinely uplifting, summer-soaked singles like “Waste My Time” and “Darker Shades”, a steady collection of blissful bops that now welcomes a new addition. Premiering today on the AU review, “Look Forward” is the new single from the Brisbane based singer-songwriter, simply diving into […]

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Emirates to bring back flights between Dubai and four Australian cities

June 8, 2020

Following the resumption of numerous Emirates services last month, the UAE carrier is planning to restart even more routes from the 15th June. This includes Brisbane and Perth, adding to the Sydney and Melbourne services currently in operation. The returning services will fly on Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER aircraft between Dubai and 16 cities, adding Singapore, […]

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Track of the Day: Ally Rendall “How This Ends” (2020)

May 22, 2020

Cambodian-born singer from Brisbane, Ally Rendall, has unveiled her latest single “How This Ends”. The 16-year old artist has emerged with exceptional talent and her debut single,“ Who Will Love U” has soared with over 20k streams. “How This Ends” represents the downfalls and finality of a relationship with serene acoustics that cascade throughout the […]

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Brisbane’s BrewDog now doing contactless drive thru for cars and boats

March 30, 2020

It seems like just yesterday world renowned brewery BrewDog opened an ambitious brewpub in Brisbane. The multinational, Scotland-born brewery has since become one of the city’s most attractive haunts, but recent developments with Covid-19 has shuttered the opportunity to actually go soak up the atmosphere. That’s why the team have decided to introduce a completely […]

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W Brisbane WET Deck

W Brisbane will host a floating cinema in their pool throughout March

February 17, 2020

Lifestyle hotel and local haunt W Brisbane is set to flip the idea of an open-air cinema throughout March when it launches its own take on the popular night out. As part of a new “Float in Cinema” series, the property will be using their famous WET Deck as they transform the space into a […]

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The Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane brings new life to a restored Heritage-listed building in the CBD

January 8, 2020

A little over a month ago, the Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane finally opened its doors on the edges of the Brisbane River in the city’s CBD. It’s in the walls of a grand, heritage-listed building on George Street, a short walk from the Queen Street Mall and the South Bank. The history of the building itself is […]

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Track of the Day: Dos Dos feat. Joey Legit “Some” (2019)

November 28, 2019

After twelve months of honing his craft and using his current base of Brisbane to test the waters on his new experimental sounds, New Zealand-born, self-produced rapper Dos Dos has signalled something of a career rebirthing with the release of his new single, “Some”. Raw, unfiltered lyrics – an ode to overcoming struggle – sit atop […]

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Pacific Hotel Brisbane Review: A comfortable stay in Spring Hill, with an Asian influenced kitchen worth the trip

November 4, 2019

In Spring Hill, Brisbane, you might have driven past a white building with a fairly unique, cascading design. If you spotted it, you probably thought it was an ordinary office building. I can’t imagine how many times I’ve driven past it without noticing it. But office building it it not. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s been sitting […]

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Review: The Calile Hotel brings true five-star luxury to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley

October 8, 2019

This month marks the one year anniversary of the opening of one of the finest new additions to the Brisbane hotel scene, the five star Calile Hotel, set on the edge of the Fortitude Valley, on the booming and revitalised James Street. Local architects Richards and Spence designed the $100 million urban resort, with balconies […]

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Celebrate the Brisbane music scene at High Rotation, now exhibiting at the Museum of Brisbane

September 22, 2019

Recently opening at the Museum of Brisbane, High Rotation celebrates three decades of local music, from Keith Urban to Violent Soho, Sheppard to Powderfinger, and The Veronicas to WAAX. A celebration of Brisbane artists thirty years in the making, visitors will be able to explore a vast catalogue of film clips, photographs, instruments, and ephemera, […]

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The Johnson Review: Art Series’ first Brisbane property plays it safe

September 2, 2019

Though The Fantauzzo may be one of Brisbane’s hottest hotel openings of 2019, it’s not Art Series Hotels’ first property for the city. That honour belongs to The Johnson, which made its debut back in 2016, making an impact as a clean-cut tribute to the lasting legacy of master abstract artist Michael Johnson. Part of […]

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Queensland is mecca for music festivals this year

August 30, 2019

If all the promised festivals hitting Gold Coast and Brisbane go down without a hitch this year, we could see Queensland become the new premier spot for live music in Australia. Seeing as Gladys B (I don’t know how to spell it; not worth Googling) is running festivals out of NSW so kids can keep […]

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W Brisbane Review: No shortage of excitement at this luxury hotel

August 28, 2019

W Hotels are about to stage a massive comeback in the Australian market, returning down under with three properties, one for each major city across the east coast. While Melbourne and Sydney openings are on the horizon, Brisbane was the first to receive the luxury Marriott brand’s renewed energy when W Brisbane cut the ribbon […]

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Damsel Review: Into the Fray

August 19, 2019

Damsel is the debut title from Brisbane-based developer Screwtape Studios, and a that weilds is distaste for corporate culture like a cudjel. It’s a balletic, side-scrolling arcade shooter about a special agent on a mission to investigate Red Mist, a drink created by a corporation owned and run by literal, actual vampires. Damsel’s pulpy, comic […]

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