Day: October 24, 2018

Rufus Wainwright, The Internet, Hanson and more line up for Zoo Twilights 2019 at Melbourne Zoo

October 24, 2018

Melbourne Zoo has announced the full lineup for their annual summer concert series Zoo Twilights. Running every weekend from 25 January to 9 March, Zoo Twilights will unite world class musicians and music enthusiasts in a one of a kind summer experience. All proceeds from ticket sales will go straight back into Zoos Victoria’s efforts […]

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Indigenous Slam Queen crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion

October 24, 2018

Her very first performance brought the house down and now Melanie Mununggurr-Williams has been crowned Australian Poetry Slam Champion. Dropping an absolutely stunning slam about aboriginal identity, Melanie won crowds over with her complex piece about breaking free of inner demons, and “being caught between a western white mans world, and ancient aboriginal antiquity”. Her […]

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Tech Review: DJI’s Mavic 2 Zoom will have you soaring into quiet, compact & professional film capturing

October 24, 2018

DJI announces a new series of drones quite regularly, but their new Mavic 2 series are their most satisfying technical jump yet when it comes to consumer drones. Don’t be mistaken, using the word “consumer” for these ranges doesn’t mean you’re missing out on any of the tech and quality when it comes to capturing […]

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Film Review: Halloween (USA, 2018) truly captures the atmosphere of John Carpenter’s seminal classic

October 24, 2018

Trick: The 2018 incarnation of Halloween acts as a direct continuation of the 1978 original, essentially wiping out all seven sequels (and the two Rob Zombie-helmed revisions) that succeeded in the years since. Treat: It’s good.  Like really f***ing good! After surviving the maniacal clutches of psychotic killer Michael Myers forty years prior, Laurie Strode […]

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Live Review: Ceres deliver a legendary sold out show at The Howler, Melbourne

October 24, 2018

I am about 98.98% sure that we almost made Tom Lanyon cry. From the moment Ceres walked onto the stage for their Viv in the Front Seat tour and launched into their first song, the entire crowd was singing along to every word. The Howler was packed to the brim, there are definitive bruises forming […]

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Album Review: LOSER’s Restless Noise (2018 EP) is a rock collab that’ll leave you wanting more

October 24, 2018

If, after hearing their first singles, you were left thinking Melbourne’s newest alt-rock trio LOSER sound crazily professional and experienced for a new band, you my friend, would be correct. The trio is the love child of Australian rock icons, with Tim Maxwell (Apart From This/Grim Rhythm) Chris Cowburn (The Smith Street Band) and Craig Selak […]

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Photo Gallery: Jamie Lee Curtis on the Halloween black carpet at the Australian Premiere in Sydney

October 24, 2018

In cinemas this Thursday, and following on from a record breaking weekend on the US Box Office, legendary actress Jamie Lee Curtis walked the black carpet in Sydney last night for the Australian premiere of Halloween. Nathan Atkins was there and brings us these photos from the carpet.

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Applejack to open their first Sydney CBD restaurant “Bopp & Tone”

October 24, 2018

Applejack, the group behind beloved Sydney venues like The Butler and The Botanist, will finally be making their way into the CBD for the first time with a new restaurant and bar on Carrington Street. Named Bopp & Tone for the Applejack founders’ grandfathers – Keith “Bopp” Evans and Anthony “Tone” Adams – the Mediterranean […]

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Netflix Review: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina conjures a dark edgy twist to high school drama

October 24, 2018

Back in the mid 1990’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch took the original Archie Comics character and gave her a more kitschy comedic vibe. With Sabrina often having to learn deep moral lessons after her attempts at magic go awry. But if you ever did read those original comics, you’d be aware that Sabrina and co […]

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The five best Halloween parties in Sydney this year

October 24, 2018

After-dark museum spooktaculars, scary Inner-West pub raves, Bojack Horseman dress-up parties, and ghoulish dog shows. Yeah, it’s Halloween in Sydney alright. Each year some of the best venues in the city attempt to out-do themselves and lure you into webs of themed events and expensive drinks. Not all are made equal though, so we’ve done […]

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World’s longest sea-crossing, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, is now open

October 24, 2018

Now connecting Hong Kong with Zhuhai and Macau is the world’s longest bridge and tunnel sea crossing, a megaproject measuring in at 55km, which is 20 times longer than San Fran’s Golden Gate Bridge, and containing enough steel (400,000 tonnes to be exact) to build 60 Eiffel Towers. Costing approximately $20bn, it’s one of the […]

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Hotel Review: Shangri-La reimagines the “Urban Resort” with Hong Kong’s Kerry Hotel

October 24, 2018

Ever since Kerry Hotels launched as a brand back in 2011, it has been well received as a fascinating, and interesting, expression from Shangri-La Group, who are best known for their opulent namesake properties. While Hotel Jen, another critical darling from the group, plays more in the mid-range category with a strong commitment to design […]

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Surry Hills scores a new “unauthentic Indian” restaurant from Jessi Singh

October 24, 2018

Renowned chef Jessi Singh has returned to Australia to bring his “unauthentic Indian” cuisine to Sydney, opening Surry Hills’ newest restaurant Don’t Tell Aunty. The space, which replaces the old 4Fourteen, is marked by Singh’s fun and casual atmosphere, inspired by the home of a traditional Indian aunty – that being a place where you […]

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Track of the Day: Stevie Jean “Estranged” (2018)

October 24, 2018

The voice that captivated everybody in 2017 and scored herself a spot in the Triple J Unearthed High Top 5 is back with another epic track. Stevie Jean‘s “Estranged” is the powerful song dedicated to all the outcasts and outsiders, breaking down the boundaries of organised faith, not judging the person you are and accepting […]

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Album of the Week: The Pierce Brothers’ Atlas Shoulders (2018 LP) is the summer album we deserve

October 24, 2018

Over the years, The Pierce Brothers have become a centrepiece of Blues, Folk and Roots within the Australian music-scape. From their start as Melbourne street buskers, the brothers’ relentless push to hone their own talents and musical abilities have driven them overseas, with landmark tours around the Europe and UK. This has also coincided with […]

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Book Review: David Cohen’s The Hunter and Other Stories of Men is an offbeat look into the minds of men

October 24, 2018

Brisbane author David Cohen has put together a much anticipated collection of short stories in the form of his new book The Hunter and Other Stories of Men. The collection contains eighteen stories, most around the ten page mark, whilst some of which were published in various publications between 2004 and 2017. With some of the stories […]

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