Day: August 14, 2018

Interview: South African guitar maestro Derek Gripper chats at the Sydney Guitar Festival

August 14, 2018

We spent some time getting to know South African guitar maestro Derek Gripper while he was in Sydney for the sydney Guitar Festival. What was the first guitar you bought? Spanish Guitar from a guy at school for 100 dollars – not counting a Clear Sound bass Guitar somebody gave me Do you still have […]

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Win a double pass to see sci-fi crime thriller Kin in cinemas

August 14, 2018

From the producers of Stranger Things, and Arrival comes Kin a gripping crime thriller with a sci-fi twist. Chased by a vengeful criminal and a gang of otherworldly soldiers,​ a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run after finding a futuristic super-weapon of mysterious origin as their only […]

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5 speakers you need to know from Australian Music Week’s first announcement

August 14, 2018

Taking place at Cronulla Beach between the 7th and 9th November, Australian Music Week is Australia’s most accessible grassroots music industry conference. Bringing together an 80-strong speaker line-up, Australian Music Week is about discovering real music and relevant industry knowledge from the artists and insider professionals who live and breathe all things musical. Conference manager […]

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Hotel Review: Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station gets by with a perfect location

August 14, 2018

The value of staying near Tokyo Station cannot be overstated, particularly for those relatively unfamiliar with the heaving, at times overwhelming capital city. Much has been written about the exceptional transport system of Tokyo, and this station is most certainly its beating heart, which is why a hotel like Courtyard By Marriott Tokyo Station is […]

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Book Review: The True Colour of the Sea is a remarkable new collection from Australia’s master of the short form

August 14, 2018

Fans of Robert Drewe are in for a treat, with his newest collection, The True Colour of the Sea, published late last month by Hamish Hamilton. The eleven stories, all themed around coastal living, the ocean and the Australian fascination with it are all written in Drewe’s signature style. Each one showcases that Robert Drewe […]

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Track of the Day: Spacey Jane “Cold Feet” (2018)

August 14, 2018

Following a brief hiatus to escape to warmer climbs (completely understandable!) Perth’s Spacey Jane have returned with a brand new single “Cold Feet” and are all set to give it the offical launch treatment this Friday night. For those not already looped in, the band formed back in 2016, with mates Caleb & Kieran revisiting […]

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Interview: Adam Harvey (Australia) on Nashville, the 1970s and how political correctness has no place in country music

August 14, 2018

Fulfilling a dream of recording in the US, Adam Harvey’s tenth studio album The Nashville Tapes is inspired by country music of the 1970s and its icons. Off the back of last year’s tour of The Great Country Songbook Volume II alongside Beccy Cole, the eight-time Golden Guitar winner is again on the road, this […]

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Five things you need to know about Matt Groening’s new Netflix series Disenchantment

August 14, 2018

Futurama and Simpsons fans rejoice! Matt Groening’s new show – his first since the former debuted in 1999 – is Disenchantment. This animation is due to drop shortly on Netflix. Whereas The Simpsons and Futurama are set in the present and future, Disenchantment is all about celebrating the past. Here are five things you need […]

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Meet the Aussie & NZ artists heading to play Music Matters Live in Singapore

August 14, 2018

The Singapore music festival Music Matters Live will be returning for its 13th year next month, returning to the city’s iconic Clarke Quay (among other venues), featuring more than 30 acts from 13 countries over 5 days – kicking off just as the Brisbane conference and festival BIGSOUND comes to an end. Taking place alongside […]

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Everything you need to know about Cal Jam 18; Dave Grohl’s music festival featuring Gang of Youths

August 14, 2018

They may have just announced – and then sold out – their own mini-festival in Brisbane, but before that happens, Sydney group Gang of Youths are heading to California in October to play Cal Jam 18, a festival curated by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. This is the second consecutive year the event has been […]

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