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A Star Is Reborn: Why ‘remake’ is not a dirty word

October 19, 2018

No matter how Hollywood tries to sell it, remake will always be a word deemed blasphemous to cinephiles the world over.  Sure, they can throw out terms such as reboot or reimagining or revisioning, but regardless of the spin, they all refer to the same type of picture.  And because it’s one we have experienced […]

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Here’s what you need to see at Sculpture by the Sea 2018

October 18, 2018

Sculpture by the Sea , one of the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibitions, has now opened for another year across Sydney’s spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The exhibition, which each year sees the coastline transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks, features 107 sculptures by artists from 21 countries […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Graham The Grand “Go” (2018)

October 18, 2018

Singer, songwriter and producer Graham The Grand returns with new single “Go” off his debut project I Don’t Know Why I Feel The Way I Do. The track, available October 19th, is down tempo and melancholic, filled with nostalgia and reflection on Graham’s own experiences. Moving to Melbourne from his hometown in Brisbane to pursue his […]

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What to expect when the legendary Employees Only opens in Sydney

October 17, 2018

Out of all the excellent new openings populating Sydney’s hospitality scene before 2019 kicks off, few are as high-profile as this one. Employees Only, the award-winning speakeasy born in New York’s West Village and often referred to as one of the world’s best, is finally ready to open it’s doors in Sydney’s CBD. It will […]

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Album of the Week: Greta Van Fleet’s Anthem of the Peaceful Army (2018 LP) is an ode to 70s rock

October 17, 2018

Topping the US Rock Charts for not one, but five consecutive weeks, opening for Bob Seger, winning the Loudwire music awards, playing sold out shows across the globe and gaining acclaim from namely artists like Elton John before even releasing an album. May I introduce Greta Van Fleet, the Michigan Rock outfit that mixed up […]

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Win a super powerful Dell G7 gaming laptop just in time for PAX Australia

October 15, 2018

A quarter of Australian and New Zealand gamers rated their skills as being “pretty damn good” in Dell’s State of Gaming Survey. Were you one of them? Even if you weren’t, we reckon this competition might be for you. Dell has turned up the heat with its G Series laptops and we’ve got one to […]

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Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

October 12, 2018

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most […]

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5 reasons you can’t miss Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art in Sydney

October 11, 2018

We’re counting down to the annual Sydney event, the Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, which this year runs from the 18th to the 28th of October. Presented by Performance Space and held at Carriageworks, this 10 day festival showcases many new works from artists right though Australia and Asia Pacific. Jeff Khan, CEO and Artistic Director of Performance […]

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Album of the Week: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (2018 LP)

October 10, 2018

When I first sat down to listen to Kurt Vile’s new release, Bottle It In, I did not know what to expect. 75 minutes later, I still could not place what I had heard. It was after a good two hours and a half that the LP finally started growing on me. Don’t expect a […]

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Win a Motorola Z3 Play and Moto 360 Camera

October 10, 2018

Ready to upgrade your smartphone? Our good buds at Motorola Australia have given us one of their latest and greatest Android handsets, the Moto Z3 Play, and a Moto 360 Camera attachment to give away to one lucky punter. The Moto Z3 Play is feature packed — it boasts an edge-to-edge 6″ Full HD screen […]

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Exclusive Transcript: The embarrassing state of Sydney’s music scene put on International display at the Music Tourism Convention in Germany

October 9, 2018

At the end of August, I was invited to the Music Tourism Convention to deliver one of the day’s focus presentations. While most other speakers were tourism professionals who shined a positive light on their city, I was there with a different take: a cautionary tale of what can happen with industry and government don’t […]

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Review: Foo Fighters’ festival Cal Jam 18 proves a joyous celebration of Rock n Roll

October 9, 2018

This weekend, I travelled about an hour outside of Los Angeles to San Bernadino, to experience the second year of the festival Cal Jam – an event programmed and run by the Foo Fighters, featuring an eclectic mix of rock bands from around the world, and celebrating the 25 years of the band’s career with […]

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Six new movie trailers you need to watch right now

October 8, 2018

From the new Elton John biopic, to Wizards and an unrecognisable Christian Bale, here are six just released movie trailers you need to watch… Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald One more addition to the beloved Harry Potter franchise, Crimes of Grindelwald is the second film in a new series of five, written exclusively for the screen […]

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Five Arts events not to miss in Australia this October

October 8, 2018

Summer might be on its way, but even without the unpredictable Spring weather there is plenty to keep us entertained indoors. There’s never a particularly quiet month in the Australian arts calendar, so here are some of our picks for the best Arts events this month. From the Adelaide Film Festival, to an exhibition re-contextualising Frankenstein […]

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Nirvana reunites at Cal Jam with Joan Jett: Here’s everything that happened during the Foo Fighters set

October 7, 2018

Tonight at the second annual Cal Jam Fest in San Bernardino, California – the festival put on by Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters – a much teased and anticipated event happened. They got Nirvana back together. Surviving members Dave Grohl and Kris Novaselic got together with Joan Jett, Pat Smear and John McCauley of […]

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Exclusive Premiere: The Cat Empire release interactive 360 degree music video for “Kila” (2018)

October 5, 2018

Much loved Australian ska and jazz band The Cat Empire have returned with their fourth release of the year, “Kila” along with a brand new music video. And today we’re excited to bring to you the exclusive premiere of the spectacular interactive 360 degree music video for the track. “Kila” provides the upbeat grooviness that The […]

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Interview: Hyun Lee on Asian Girls and the benefits of diversity in film funding

October 4, 2018

Earlier this year, we sat down with Hyun Lee, the director of a short film called Asian Girls which screened at SXSW in Austin, Texas and then at the Sydney Film Festival. We talked about the making of the film, working with Rainbow Chan, and the benefits and importance of diversity in film funding. It’s […]

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Best things to do in Melbourne for October 2018

October 4, 2018

We’re getting into the nitty gritty of spring now, and as a result there’s plenty of outdoor things to do around Melbourne this month. If you don’t feel like spending one of the most exciting months of the year on the couch, then what awaits for your is an urban jungle full of rooftop pool […]

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Album of the Week: Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie (2018)

October 3, 2018

C’est La Vie may be American musician Phospherescent’s seventh studio album, but it is probably his first blatantly optimistic ode to love, life, and everything in it. The first release, “New Birth in New England,” was released a few months ago, and indeed hinted at a friendly, easy return after a five-year hiatus. A time during […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Shanon Watkins “We Lived” (2018)

October 3, 2018

Brisbane pop-rock artist Shanon Watkins is back with a new music video for his latest single “We Lived“, and ahead of its official release this Friday, we’re excited to premiere it exclusively on the AU today. “We Lived” deviates slightly from Shanon’s usual optimistic tone, embracing a more sombre feeling, allowing the listener a chance […]

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