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Posted 3 Sep 2013 @ 3:51pm
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Editor's note: Despite the fact that, especially in 2013, many Australians are indifferent, apathetic and at times downright embarrassed about the state of contemporary federal politics, the right to vote is one of our most sacred civil liberties. With the federal election dawning upon us this Saturday September 7, we've asked one of Australia's most respected music journalists, Patrick Emery...

Posted 10 Jul 2013 @ 1:47pm
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With a title that sounds too much like a sex position, Pacific Rim is wrong on more than one level: its casting. A note to Hollywood: we have actors in Australia, just like the tall, built, blonde American jocks you cast to play Australians, only our Australians actually have Australian accents. The American and the Briton you cast in Pacific Rim are about as Australian as a warm beer.

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Posted 10 Jul 2012 @ 10:34am
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Whether you’ve got the frost bite to end all frost bite, or some headlights that aren’t exactly on cars, the winter chills don’t inspire much. 

 

But it’s time for you to scrap your preconceived anti-everything that comes along with winter, and get a good warming from the Bayside Film Festival. With its dynamic, life-affirming selection of short films and documentaries from...

Posted 3 May 2012 @ 9:53am
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One of the many highlights on Sydney's massive Vivid LIVE lineup will be hitting Melbourne, with the Modular-curated triple bill of Jonathan Boulet, Kindness and Tom Vek making the trip south at later this month.

 

The Melbourne show will mark the Australian debut for two of the UK's hottest acts - Tom Vek (pictured) and Kindness will be making their maiden journey across the...

Posted 1 May 2012 @ 12:00pm
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For those who don’t know, KRS-One has travelled four weeks by boat to visit Australia. As imagined, the hype for his performances has been insane. Prior to his journey, I spoke to him while in the States when he explained that once he was here he would be searching far and wide for the “depth” in Australia. Simply put, he was visiting as an “anthropologist”. I...

Posted 7 May 2012 @ 12:40pm
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He’s one of the most highly regarded and renowned movie masters of our time and, in such fashion, must be celebrated. 

 

As part of its Long Play program, ACMI will present the Australian premiere of Woody Allen: A Documentary, paying homage to the remarkable career of arguably America’s premier auteur, comedian and neurotic.
 
For 60 years, Woody Allen has been a...

Posted 7 May 2012 @ 12:40pm
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Every year it comes around, and every year we love it more and more. Now in its 29th year, there seems to be no slowing down for the mature (yet still young at heart) St Kilda Film Festival. 

 

Think about it – six days of must-see short films and industry events. Can’t get much sweeter than that, right?
 
Renowned as the premiere short film festival in Australia,...

Posted 30 Apr 2012 @ 12:57pm
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Anunjadeep favourite and Canberra success story Jaytech is a well-established name both here and abroad. 

 

Classically trained as a pianist and a perfectionist when it comes to programming, his emotionally-laden take on deep melodies and sunny electronic grooves are a guaranteed hit, whether in the world's biggest stadiums or on your back-to-mine 6AM soundtrack. Earning himself...

Posted 30 Apr 2012 @ 9:56am
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After reforming in 2011, Canadian rock band The Tea Party have announced that they will be touring Australia in July.

 

Though the trio disbanded temporarily in 2005, they had managed to tour Australia twelve times between 1994 and 2004 and release eight albums within their 15 years together. When the band reformed in...

Posted 25 Apr 2012 @ 7:02pm
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You know what, fine. You want to have your little culture-decaying reality series, you go right ahead. Get middle Australia to boo and hiss and applaud like bunch of Pavlovian Hunger Games-watching bitches while you trot out inanimate goofball after inanimate goofball with the presumption that Australia’s Got Talent and Kyle Sandilands is the right pig to sniff it out. Go nuts, please...

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