Day: October 22, 2018

Melbourne International Arts Festival Review: One Infinity explores ideas of cultural exchange through incredible contemporary dance

October 22, 2018

I have a single word for you. Wow! Walking into Malthouse Theatre, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. The audience was split in two, both facing each other on opposite sides of the black lacquered stage, which is set up minimally with Eastern Asian instruments. We are told to mirror the women who sit […]

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Live Review: Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto take experimental minimalism to new heights at the Sydney Opera House

October 22, 2018

A legend across contemporary classical, electronica and experimental music, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a long an illustrious career. Spanning a number of collaborations, it’s his sixteen year partnership with German composer Alva Noto that has stuck, garnering five albums, along with the soundtrack to the movie The Revenant. A largely improvised affair, the duo meshed sparse […]

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A Call To Arms: An Interview with Tim Colwill of Game Workers Unite Australia

October 22, 2018

Developers being chewed up and spat out by the global video games industry is a topic that’s been cropping up a lot over the past months. As news of renowned studios closing their doors, sky-high developer turnover and, just as of this week, employees working 100 hour weeks in an effort to get major releases […]

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Hotel Review: Mantra up their regional game with new Albury property

October 22, 2018

Unless you’re heading there on business, chances are the riverina city of Albury isn’t too far up the bucketlist when it comes to those essential Aussie road trip destinations. Although, the major regional city, located on the banks of the Murray River, is a convenient and completely worthwhile stop-off on the way to (or from) […]

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Not a Drill: Royal Stacks is giving away free burgers in Sydney this Saturday

October 22, 2018

Chatswood burger joint Royal Stacks is celebrating a whole two years since it’s first shop in Sydney, moving up from Melbourne to great acclaim with a total of 130,00 burgers and 3000 liters of frozen custards sold to date. On Saturday 27th October, those celebration will hit their peak with a huge party, featuring a […]

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Book Review: Eric Idle’s Always Look on the Bright Side of Life is a surprisingly moving memoir from one of comedy’s best known stars

October 22, 2018

Best known as one sixth of legendary comedy troupe Monty Python, Eric Idle never rested on his laurels – though he was quite happy to make a bit of cash from them when the opportunity arose. Covering it all, from his working class childhood and the rise of the Pythons, to the creation of the […]

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Photo Gallery: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets + Southern River Band + Spacey Jane – Rosemount Hotel, Perth (19.10.18)

October 22, 2018

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets returned to Perth after their European and East Coast adventures to put on an awesome show at the Rosemount Hotel. Joining in on the fun were Southern River Band and Spacey Jane. Our photographer Stuart Sevastos brings us the highlights of the night.

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Live Review: Kurt Vile and The Violators hypnotise their Berlin audience as the Bottle It In tour gets rolling

October 22, 2018

On a Thursday night at 7:45, the almost century-old venue in Kreuzberg, Berlin, starts filling up. Some laid back rock tunes play in the background as I watch an audience pour into Huxley’s that could not be any more diverse. Ten-year-old kids with their parents mingle amongst hipsters in their late 20s, and a couple […]

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Track of The Day: Tasman Keith “Divided” (2018)

October 22, 2018

Tasman Keith is using his hip hop platform to raise awareness for more than just the stereotypical “sex, drugs and money” mantra that contemporary hip hop often flaunts. His previous single “My Pelopolees” was a harsh, fast paced rap held together with a strong beat. His most recent single, “Divided”, sees the rapper taking a […]

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The AU Turns 10 in Perth: Meet the Bands playing our stages at WAMFest

October 22, 2018

On November 2nd and 3rd, more than one hundred local Western Australian bands will play at multiple venues across the city for FREE as part of the annual WAMFest. And this year, as part of the AU review’s national run of 10th birthday celebrations, we’re taking over no less than four stages at the Amplifier Capitol on […]

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Live Review: The Pretty Littles launch epic new album at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel

October 22, 2018

Melbourne’s favourite gritty garage rocker’s The Pretty Littles are back and providing the goods with an epic show, an epic line-up and a bloody good album to go along with it. The Corner Hotel crowd was churning for opening night and the bloke beside me chimed in to let everyone know that “The Pretty Littles […]

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Interview: RÜFÜS DU SOL announce 2019 Australian tour, talks ARIAs and new album

October 22, 2018

We sat down with RÜFÜS DU SOL in Sydney recently to chat about their new album Solace and get exclusive details about their upcoming Australian tour in 2019. From feeling the pressures of touring life and becoming estranged from affairs back at home in Australia, the band says the new album is infused with a shared experience […]

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