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Interview: Akmal Saleh

Blitz Radio sat down with a comedian so popular that like Beyoncé, he’s often referred to on a first name basis. Akmal spoke with us about his immigration to Australia and what’s it like coming from an academic family where despite your success you’re still considered the ‘loser’. How did …

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Uncovered: Lostkeyz “Slwdwn”

Doron Losky aka Lostkeyz, who performed at Blitz Radio’s opening shows at O-Week, sat down with us for a chat. We talked about hip hop, his new track and how the creative process is for the 19-year-old rapper from Sydney. Make sure you peep his new track Slwdwn below. People …

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Review: David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experience

Step aside 3-D, move out of the way motion controllers, 4-D get out of the swimming pool, Curved Screens, who invited you? Virtual Reality is here now. The Australian Museum is currently holding a virtual reality experience from the 8th of April to the 5th of May, and it’s pretty cool. …

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Interview: Wu-Tang’s Masta Killa (Blitz Radio)

Blitz Radio’s Ryley and James sat down with Masta Killa of the 40 million record selling Wu-Tang Clan. They talked about all things Hip Hop including it’s reach into Australia. You can listen to the full interview on Soundcloud.  Ryley: You guys completed a recent February tour in Australia, you …

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Review: Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo”

“I feel like Pablo when I’m workin’ on my shoes, I feel like Pablo when I see me on the news, I feel like Pablo when I’m workin’ on my house”. These lyrics taken from Kanye’s track ‘No More Parties In LA’ are enigmatic of the multiple personas Kanye believes …

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The Live Concert Experience (Music Voxpops)

Moments come and go but not the experience of a live show. Hey, that rhymed. Anyway. Here, I interviewed a bunch of music-lovers to help you make the most of your concert experience. Read below and get ready to take notes for your future concerts.. ANDREA Who have you seen live? …

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Review and Interview: The Original Grease

Squabbalogic’s ‘The Original Grease’ opened this weekend at the Reginald Theatre at the Seymour Centre. Despite being the classic story of Sandy, Danny and their Rydell High classmates, this production is unlike the ‘Grease’ you have seen or heard before. Squabbalogic has revamped the show with new arrangements, a fresh …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 6

Do you ever feel like nostalgically binge-watching a large chunk of your life? No? Me neither. But this week’s top releases seem to reek of nostalgia. Jukebox The Ghost – Empire Empire presents power pop at its finest. Jukebox The Ghost has got some uber-cool melodies ringing in the background, while Ben …

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Why Should You Watch: The People v. O.J ?

Number 1: David Schwimmer is a Kardashian Now, I’ll admit I’m not the biggest of Kardashian fans, but i’ll wager a few readers are, so they might find this interesting.  Yes, our very own Ross from the hit show Friends, plays the patriarch of the Kardashian family and O.J Simpsons …

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Interview: San Cisco

San Cisco have been enthralling us with their sassy brand of indie pop since their debut single Golden Revolver in 2010. Last year’s LP, Gracetown, showed how far the young band has come. Blitz spoke to Jordi Davieson about the Hottest 100, summer festivals and what 2016 holds for San …

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Hidden Gems: R & B

This week’s edition of Hidden Gems, we explore the vastly popular genre of R&B in all its glory. This is a genre that is home to many amazing artists including; Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Usher – though there are some who have gone under the radar. The artist that …

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Review: The Decemberists

The Decemberists redefine the lumberjack stereotype associated with any indie folk-band by delivering an eclectic performance at the Sydney Opera House. Nostalgia permeated the Concert Hall as the band’s lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, Colin Meloy, graced the stage with an acoustic guitar and a glass of wine; ready to perform …

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Wonders of the Web: 6 Instagrams To Follow

Today, on Wonders of the Web, I give you some recommendations of Instagrams to follow. It’s hard to explain the feeling you get when you find an Instagram feed with such beautiful, ‘on-point’ photographs that it makes you want to scroll for days. Let this short list of amazing Instagrams …

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The Hordern… Not Just a Music Venue

The Hordern Pavilion is easily one of our hottest entertainment spaces. From the heavy end of the spectrum – with Bring Me the Horizon (September) and Disturbed (November) set to rock the house later this year – to the soul of Matt Corby and the great B.B. King, the good vibes are in …

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Review: Deadpool

If you are looking for a witty, action packed superhero movie featuring a sympathetic anti-hero and sweet love story, then the 108 minutes of Deadpool will be sure to do the job. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson aka Deadpool, the wisecracking anti-hero of the latest film in the X-men …

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Interview: The Lulu Raes (Blitz Radio)

Blitz Radio’s Kenneth interviewed Tom and Marcus of The Lulu Raes, an indie pop rock band from Sydney about their current single and upcoming shows, including Groovin the Moo Maitland. How did The Lulu Raes come to be? Tom: The Lulu Raes came to be several years ago. Our good friend …

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Interview: Wil Anderson

Wil Anderson is a comedian who doesn’t hold back from political conversation. Blitz sat down with the Aussie funny man to crack a few jokes about life and the cut-throat nature of comedy.   Your heart was always set on being a comedian but you studied journalism because you felt …

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Review: Sia’s “This Is Acting”

Let’s admit it, we love Sia. David Guetta evidently cannot get enough of her and the two of them make a killer music duo. What’s not to love about her unique touch on musical touch and her distinct and powerful voice? She is possibly the most unique singer since Lady …

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Review: Perfume

Written by Patrick Suskind Ickle readers, I too expected a tale about a perfume apprentice in 18th century Paris to be a romantic drama. But no, this is black comedy at its finest and has more in common with Jekyll and Hyde than Midnight in Paris. Meet Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, “born …

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What Are You Listening To? (Music Vox Pops)

With the diversity of UNSW, there’s sure to be diversity in music taste. I went round campus to see your favourite songs, hidden gems, music recommendations and #unpopularopinions. Read on and you’ll be introduced to a tonne of new music, finally find someone who listens to what you do or …

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Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane, despite being its “spiritual successor”, is very different to the 2008 film Cloverfield. In this pseudo-sequel we follow Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who wakes up in a bunker after a car accident and is told by her apparent savior Howard (John Goodman), that she cannot leave due to an attack …

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Review: Mr Robot

By the name, it may sound like a low-budget children’s program.  But after  a few minutes into of the first episode and it’s guarantee you’ll be hooked on the plot, which deals with the hacking culture and corporate scandals in society. Rami Malek (Night At The Musuem, Twilight: Breaking Dawn) …

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Review: Arcadia (Sydney Theatre Company)

Whilst history and memory have long opposed each other in a conflict between the truth and the fabricated, the purposes of both are clear…to remember. Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’ emphasizes this conflict by offering a unique perspective that can only be portrayed in art rather than reality; he shows both. The …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Mid Semester Break

Normally this list covers a whole bunch of genres that coalesce to form some sort of Godzilla-inspired playlist. But this time, our list covers more R&B and really raw stuff written straight from the soul. Maybe we OD-ed on Kanye West & Carly Rae Jepsen over the past few months. …

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Why Should You Watch: Vinyl ?

Number 1: It’s Created by Scorsese & Jagger Now, if you don’t know who Martin Scorsese or Mick Jagger is, I give you full permission to leave. No, I actually recommend you leave. Good, so let’s talk about these two guys. One if one of the most incredible directors of our …

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Review: Steve Jobs

Directed by Danny Boyle Steve Jobs is one of those films that boasts such phenomenal performances by the leads that it’s easy to overlook its many flaws. As the titular protagonist, Michael Fassbender delivers Aaron Sorkin’s trademark dialogue in a way that is highly critical of the beleaguered Apple CEO. …

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