Day: January 21, 2019

Festival Review: Mona Foma shines bright, weird and wonderful in its Launceston debut

January 21, 2019

Following ten years in Hobart – and a free block party last year in Launceston to test the waters – Mona Foma made its official debut in the Northern Tasmanian City this weekend, with a stellar weekend of art and music which took over Launceston for an event unlike anything locals have ever seen. Grimy […]

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Second Taste: Porta’s Revamped Menu Gives Something for Everyone & Doesn’t Skip On Quality (Singapore)

January 21, 2019

I first tried Singapore restaurant Porta during my stay at Park Hotel Clarke Quay and while I didn’t say so in the small paragraph I wrote about it, I did immediately notice the lack of diversity on their menu in terms of dietary options. I mentioned that I was a pescetarian quite immediately when I sat […]

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Live Review: The Beautiful Girls + Bobby Alu + Pat Tierney – The Factory Theatre, Sydney (18.01.19)

January 21, 2019

There’s something really underrated about bands that play with as a three piece. Sure, having twelve people in your band means you can add incredible depth to your sound, but the raw basic-ness of guitar, bass and drums is something that will always manage to be magic in live setting. This is no different when […]

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Photo Gallery: Mona Foma 2019 ft. Courtney Barnett, Jonathan Bree, Neneh Cherry & more – Launceston, Tasmania

January 21, 2019

Mona Foma made its official Launceston debut over the weekend, featuring art installations around the city and performances from the likes of Courtney Barnett, Jonathan Bree, Neneh Cherry, Nakhane (pictured above), WWWATER, Ewah and the Vision of Paradise, Southeast Desert Metal & much, much more. Larry Heath was on ground at the event and brings us […]

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Live Review: Primitive Calculators pumped Brisbane full of ugly muscle with The Goon Sax and Lilith

January 21, 2019

Chatter within Brisbane’s The Bearded Lady had one common topic: the Nazi flag incident. The previous week, a punk band caused outrage when two dim-witted members unveiled a Nazi flag. It reeked of desperate attention-seeking, especially compared to the sonic provocations of Melbourne noise legends Primitive Calculators. Formed in 1978, Primitive Calculators existed for two […]

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Interview: Xavier Rudd (AUS) chats Twilight at Taronga, Storm Boy and the world’s ego

January 21, 2019

Off the back of his seventh solo studio album, Storm Boy, Xavier Rudd is playing a few select dates across the country including two sets at ‘Twilight at Taronga’ – a picturesque harbour-backdrop amphitheatre surrounded by the chorus of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Ahead of his soon-to-be-sold-out shows, Xavier was able to chat about his newest album, his married […]

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Live Review: Donnarumma engulf the stage at the Grace Darling Hotel

January 21, 2019

Springing from Adelaide, high energy four-piece Donnarumma are a total force to be reckoned with. Following the release of their latest single “Rollercoaster” in November, the band are currently in the middle of their six-date tour across the south and east coasts of the country. This week, the Grace Darling Hotel (Collingwood) hosted their Melbourne show, also welcoming […]

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Track of the Day: Strand of Oaks “Weird Ways” (2019)

January 21, 2019

Chalk Eraserland up as one of the most anticipated albums of 2019, as Timothy Showalter, better known as Stand of Oaks, previews his seventh full length album with the astounding beauty of “Weird Ways”. In a dark place, Showalter was ready to quit music entirely last year before being coaxed back into creating his remarkably […]

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Live Review: Celine Dion celebrates legacy as Las Vegas residency nears end

January 21, 2019

On Saturday 8th June 2019, Iconic chanteuse Celine Dion will finally bring her run of Las Vegas residencies to a definite close, sixteen years after she first began performing at The Colosseum. The powerhouse vocalist, now almost forty years into a storied career, is currently working her way to a historical moment for Las Vegas’ […]

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Australians can now get their taste buds around Ginger Beer Gelato

January 21, 2019

All 46 Gelatissimo stores across Australia are now stocking a very summery limited edition flavour, which is perhaps the brand’s strangest – and possibly best – yet. The new release is a partnership with Bundaberg Brewed Drinks to capture the profile of the company’s most successful drink, that being their craft brewed Ginger Beer. “We […]

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Bondi’s favourite cafe just opened a new venue in Elizabeth Bay

January 21, 2019

After opening their first ever expansion in Chatswood, Bondi-born favourite Shuk has now revealed their third store, smack bang in the heart of breezy Elizabeth Bay. Located on the back street of Roslyn Gardens, a short walk from Rushcutters Bay and Potts Point, the 50-seat venue fits into the brand new Trebartha Apartments (those lucky, […]

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The Jezabels and DMA’s will headline Sydney’s Bad Friday Festival in April

January 21, 2019

One of Sydney’s most popular block parties, the long-running Bad Friday, has announced a huge line up for their 10th anniversary event, featuring some of the country’s finest (plus one international) in what will no doubt be a highly sought boutique festival. Set to kick off the Easter long weekend, Bad Friday will make the […]

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Live Review: Summer Series 2019 Feat. The Jacksons + Kool & The Gang and more – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne (16.01.19)

January 21, 2019

While it is often true that Wednesday nights are relegated to early evenings or an easy night in at home, those who ventured from the safety of these homes were rewarded earlier in the week by a mammoth live performance of nostalgia and music with some of modern music’s famous artists spanning the course of […]

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