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Amy, the film tribute and examination of Amy Winehouse’s high-achieving life and tragic demise, has become the highest-grossing British documentary of all time. Now, director Asif Kapadia’s profile of one of the most distinct voices of the 21st century is coming to home cinema, with its release this week on digital, Blu-ray and DVD. The film paints a moving portrait of a talented performer who...

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Michael P Cullen is a soulful, passionate performer who has made a name with his poetic lyrical content and glass-half-empty approach to storytelling. True Believer is the name of his new full-length album, co-produced by Tim Powles of The Church and mixed by Danton Supple. The record recalls the likes of Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave, and Cullen will perform its material for the first time to...

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The Tea Party are seasoned performers who have won friends and fans both in Canada and frontman Jeff Martin’s adopted home Down Under. To celebrate the 20th birthday of their seminal album The Edges Of Twilight, The Tea Party have re-released the record in Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition format, and locked in an Australian anniversary tour. They’ll play the Enmore Theatre on Saturday November...

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One of the most anticipated video games of 2015, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, is nearly here. The lead-up to the release has had gamers in a frenzy, with the news that for the first time in the series there’ll be two playable characters: Jacob Frye and his twin sister Evie. They’re a dangerous pair you wouldn’t want to cross, that’s for sure. The developers at Ubisoft have toiled to make this...

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Metal fans will be stoked with the delivery of two anticipated albums from Century Media this month. Florida’s Malevolent Creation have released Dead Man’s Path, their 12th album, boasting a high-energy drive and fired up mood.

 

In other malevolent metal news, gothic hardcore heavyweights New Years Day have also given their fans some goodness in the form of their latest release...

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Homegrown rock talents Caligula’s Horse are all set to release their third album, Bloom, on Friday October 16. The Brisbane-dwellers have rounded up quite a large following and are living evidence that the rock spirit has not dwindled among the Australian masses, with much of the buzz around them coming in the aftermath of their dark 2013 concept album, The Tide, The Thief & River’s End....

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Calling all INXS fans: this CD is one to add to your collection’s best singles have been hand-selected by The Music Sales Group and mixed into a new promotional-only compilation titled The Music Of Michael Hutchence. It’s a celebration of the INXS frontman’s best solo tracks, drawing mainly from his posthumous debut solo album of 1999, and accompanies the release of a new single, ‘Friction’....

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Julia Holter’s Have You In My Wilderness is the fourth full-length album by the Los Angeles-based songwriter, and it’s quite possibly her best yet. The album was recorded in her hometown, and so Holter describes it as her “most intimate” release ever. Recently, Have You In My Wilderness was the BRAG’s Album of the Week, with our reviewer saying: “Holter has matched her trademark dazzling music...

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Cats, the internationally acclaimed musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber, is clawing its way back onto the Australian stage. The record-breaking musical is coming Down Under for a limited season, opening in Sydney on Friday October 30 before touring to Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Delta Goodrem will star as Grizabella. Since its world premiere in 1980, Cats has travelled to 30...

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How long has it been since you got your hands on a good book? Not only is “the hollow of the hand” a great phrase to describe how you feel when you haven’t read in a long time and you’re missing the weight of holding onto a good hardback, it’s the new collaborative novel by PJ Harvey and photographer/filmmaker Seamus Murphy.

 

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Just For Laughs Sydney is getting closer, and with such an impressive lineup of comedians to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. The Just For Laughs All Star Gala is back to ease the pain, though, putting all the best comics on one stage. This year’s Gala lineup includes Tommy Tiernan, Danny Bhoy, Stephen K Amos, Al Murray and some of our very own homegrown talents in Dave Hughes,...

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Aussie rock photographer Tony Mott is the kind of artist who’s work you’ve undoubtedly seen before, even if you didn’t know who was behind it. He’s captured musicians from The Rolling Stones, Björk and Nirvana to INXS, Cold Chisel and Midnight Oil in the studio and onstage, sweaty, passionate and raw. To celebrate the book release of an archive of his work –  Alphabet A – Z: Rock ‘N’ Roll...

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Guillermo del Toro’s new gothic thriller Crimson Peak tells the story of a girl being lured to the mountains in search of a mysterious stranger whom she has fallen in love with. The mountains are full of secrets and haunting stories, inevitably plunging her into a dark place from which there’s little chance of escape. The camera follows the protagonist as she embarks on a quest to find love...

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JJ Grey & Mofro are hitting the road and on their way to the Factory Theatre on Thursday October 8. Australian audiences will recognise the Bluesfest favourites from regular trips Down Under, this time around lining up dates at The Great Southern Blues Festival and Caloundra Music Festival.

 

Meanwhile, they’ve got new tunes to share from their latest release, Ol’ Glory....

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Everything Al Murray does sounds as British as you can get – from live DVDs like My Gaff, My Rules and A Glass Of White Wine For The Lady, to hosting TV shows like Compete For The Meat, where contestants battle it out for the chance to win a frozen chicken. His new live show One Man, One Guvnor is no exception, acting as yet another vessel for his infamous Pub Landlord character. Like any good...

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Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing is a boy-meets-girl story like you’ve never seen on a stage before. Henry, a playwright, falls in love with Annie, an actress. The two elope together and leave their former partners for each other. But is their love the real thing? Doubts kick in and Henry starts to worry that he’s made a rash mistake. He’s not alone in these feelings, either, because when Annie...

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The fifth annual Yours & Owls Music Festival is returning to the New South Wales South Coast over three days from Friday October 2 – Sunday October 4. The headline acts will include some of the best handpicked indie talent from Australia and overseas to get you hooting. Names include The Preatures, The Rubens, Gang Of Youths, Bahamas, Salmonella Dub, Ash Grunwald and Cloud...

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If you’re a theatre junkie keen on historical storytelling, Edward IIshould be the next play on your must-see list. From Thursday October 1 – Saturday October 17 at the Seymour Centre, Sport For Jove will present a contemporary take on Christopher Marlowe’s 1593 tragic masterpiece.The film tells the story of a controversial king, driven by desire, who treats a nation as his own playground....

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The Scottish Play is coming to the big screen once again. Justin Kurzel’s filmic interpretation of Macbeth featured in the official selection at Cannes this year, and with acting firepower from the likes of Michael Fassbender and a scheming Marion Cotillard, that’s hardly a surprise. Shakespeare’s timeless story of passion, ambition and war has captivated for centuries, and...

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Melbourne band Sol Nation are hitting the road to launch their latest album, Melting Pot. The members of the world music collective say that their passion is to perform, and to be sure, they are known for bringing an exciting and vibrant stage presence. Their sound is a fusion of reggae, samba and funk, and along with influences from East Timor and Africa, is a great reflection of the diverse...

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Some bands just look prettier in pink. You can bet it’s the case with Closure In Moscow, the enigmatic alt-rockers who put out their latest album Pink Lemonade to positive reviews last year. They’re still working hard at going where few Aussie groups have gone before – cracking the elusive American market – having relocated there in 2011 and earned an ongoing list of tour and...

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Country music (and more) is heading to the Hunter Valley in the form of Dashville Skyline, a festival weekend that boasts a program of raw, Aussie songwriting with an old-time influence. The event is styled to capture elements of the birth of Americana in the late ’60s, and beyond to the broader stylings of swamp rock and blues. This year’s lineup includes Holy Holy, Canada’s Bahamas, Wagons,...

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Our friends over at Melbourne Fringe Festival (Wednesday September 16 – Sunday October 4) have a massive giveaway up for grabs. You and a friend could win free flights, accommodation, dinner for two and as many Fringe tickets as you can handle to this year’s festival.

 

All you have to do is follow this link...

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Sydney, your time has come. Arguably the most famous name in world comedy, Russell Brand, is bringing his Trew World Order show to our shores later this year. Apart from having one of the most impressive heads of hair in showbiz, Brand is an outspoken and sometimes controversial character – only last week he found himself in hot water for calling the Queen a “Kraut Nazi”, and he recently had a...

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The Holy Holy goodness just keeps on coming, doesn’t it? Fresh from releasing their debut album, When The Storms Would Come, the Aussie folk songwriting and production pair will set out on a national tour to launch it. All this is happening in the afterglow of a fine performance at Splendour In The Grass, helped along by substantial airplay for tracks including their latest, ‘Sentimental And...

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One of the most popular shows on the Just For Laughs Sydney program is back once again for 2015, with a bevy of the best comedians all on display in one sitting. Yep, it’s The Stand Up Series, filmed for the Comedy Channel and hosted by a familiar face in Dave Thornton. As with all events of this nature, you can never quite be sure what to expect from the revolving cast of funnypeople – but...

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This year’s Wollombi Music Festival has announced a cracking lineup, headlined by Marshall Okell and The Pride and featuring Knox Fiji, Righteous Voodoo, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate and more. The festival combines a beautiful mountain setting with an adjacent campsite, all packed with two stages and an eclectic mix of Australian bands and international talent. It’s a colourful, family-friendly...

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The Jungle Giants might be just the right size for their giant-sized boots at the moment, having kept all the vitality of their teen beginnings while gaining experience as musicians these last few years. Inventive and confident, their new album, Speakerzoid, marks a milestone for the band. To celebrate, they’re taking to the road to play a series of gigs nationally, supported along the way by...

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British-born Iranian Omid Djalili is an internationally renowned stand-up comedian and actor, known for his performances onstage and screen. You may recognise him from films like Pirates Of The Caribbean, Gladiator, Sex And The City 2, Notting Hill and The Infidel, on which he also served as executive producer. This will be Djalili’s first Australian tour, performing his show Iranalamadingdong...

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As music films go, this one justifies the considerable hype. Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of a rising hip hop group that would go on to revolutionise music and pop culture. N.W.A’s first studio album, Straight Outta Compton, stirred controversy with its brutally honest depiction of life in Southern Los Angeles. The retrospective film, starring an impressive cast including Ice...

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