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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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Hidden Gems: Punk

The world of punk is a place where all misfits, originals and outcasts are able to express themselves with the upmost amount of liberty. But, with the departure of countless punk acts from the past, it is easy for people to think punk was something that belongs to the past. …

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Wonders of the Web: What is a Nerdfighter?

Welcome back to Wonders of the Web. I identify as a nerdfighter, and upon mentioning this, I am often asked “What is a nerdfighter?” So I thought I would write this article to answer this question and as an introduction to nerdfighteria. What is a nerdfighter? First and foremost, nerdfighters …

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Playlist Essentials for Every Occasion

Driving to uni to avoid the hassle of a two-hour commute? Can’t do that latest assignment without getting distracted? Whatever the moment, there’s always a playlist to enhance your experience. So to help you hit that perfect beat (and since readings are the perfect object to break a window), here are some …

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Review: CuzN

If you like Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard and Passenger, you’re gonna love CuzN. Heck, if you are a sentient being with the capacity to hear sound, you will love CuzN’s music. Leading up to this gig at The Record Crate — a sell-out, I might add — I had a …

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Best Animation To Watch Right Now

Escapism is one of the fore running attractions of animation for me. The ability to take a break from reality and delve into a world where super powers, time travel and alternate realities exist is a palpable relief. Whether you are nostalgic for your childhood, keen for a little bit …

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Review: Where To Invade Next

Hint: It’s not Australia Where To Invade Next is the latest film from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Michael Moore. You may have seen his documentaries such as Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11 or Roger & Me, all ace films in my opinion. Alternatively you may have seen him spoofed in The …

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Interview: Art vs Science

Blitz caught up with the boys from Art vs. Science to chat about their new space-inspired album ‘Off The Edge of the Earth’ and their current tour. How would you describe the nature in which your music has changed? I guess it’s always evolving, it’s never really a kind of …

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HOW TO: LAND THE BEST CONCERT TICKETS

CONCERT TICKET GUIDE: Avoid the stress of ticket-buying and land those first row tickets, and even score cheaper tickets. FIRST THINGS FIRST 1. Be subscribed to a bunch of ticketing or music sites including Ticketek, Ticketmaster, LiveNation, Bandsintown to be aware of artists/bands coming to town and any fan pre-sales, …

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Remakes, Reboots, Sequels, and Prequels

In the past few years Hollywood has gone into overdrive, constantly churning out a new installment, or re-imagining, of something successful or recognisable. In 2015 from what I have gathered, there were at least 39 remakes, reboots, sequels, and prequels released through the year, which works out to one released …

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Interview: David Strassman

Blitz Radio chatted with David Strassman who describes his work as ‘traditional hand up the bum ventriloquism’. He’s done ventriloquism for 35 years and is the mind and mouth behind cheeky characters like Ted E and Chuck Wood. How did you get into ventriloquism in the first place? Believe it …

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Review: Little Shop of Horrors (The Play)

Over the last few months, Sydney has welcomed big-hit musicals including Les Miserables, Matilda, The Sound of Music and now, the upcoming opening of The Fiddler on the Roof. Against these big names, which have all achieved commendable success on stages across the globe, opening what is best described as …

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