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Why Should You Watch: Game of Thrones ?

Number 1: Your Friends Will Stop Bugging You. Hopefully Let me set the scene. There’s a really popular show on at the moment. All your friends are watching it. You haven’t. Every day, every single day they keep on telling you to watch the show, and you always make an …

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Hidden Gems: Funk

The world of funk is one that has had a significant amount of evolution. This diverse genre is one that is home to so many classic acts including: James Brown, Prince, Bootsy Collins and Parliament, all offering something unique to the genre. Though in this edition of hidden gems we …

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Interview: Queensrÿche’s Michael Wilton (Blitz Radio)

Washington-based heavy metallers Queensrÿche, forming back in 1982, have come a long way since first bursting on the scene. 15 studio albums, an EP and world tours later, the band are going strong on the wave of latest effort Condition Hüman (2015). We caught up with founding guitarist Michael Wilton …

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Wonders of the Web: What is Wizard Rock?

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a genre of music that you may not be familiar with, which has largely been spread through the internet. Wizard Rock, or Wrock for short, is music about Harry Potter made by Harry Potter fans. If you’re a big Harry Potter fan like …

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Interview: RÜFÜS

‘You Were Right’ ARIA, we really cannot get enough of RÜFÜS . In the midst of their world tour, Blitz caught up with the drummer James Hunt on their new album and their success Are you excited to be going on tour? Yes! It’s kind of this yin and yang …

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Review: Pennsylvania Avenue

Opening with the breathy ‘Happy Birthday’ that can only be Marilyn Monroe, even in the dark the show begins oozing with the glamour and excitement that the residents and guests of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue exude. The lights come up to reveal a replica Blue Room and a solo woman, the …

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Review: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

During the dark, dark period of mid-semester assessments, one golden light shines through: Season Two of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Just released on Netflix, Kimmy Schmidt Season Two continues the story of Kimmy, the perkiest kidnapping victim ever to grace your computer screens. Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, the …

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Review: Of Monsters and Men (Sydney Opera House)

On Sunday Night (1st of May) the Sydney Opera House homed one of the most famous Icelandic Bands ever: Of Monsters and Men. Whilst our knowledge of other Icelandic greats such as: GusGus, Solstafir, or Amiina (don’t worry, we don’t know them either) is limited, this band without doubt is …

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Interview: Silentjay

“Coming straight out of Melbourne with plentiful attitude, Producer/multi-instrumentalist Silentjay teams up with fellow Hiatus Kaiyote backing vocalist, Jace XL to present ‘Sacrifice’, a mini album of epic proportions.” Blitz’s Ryley got a chance to chat with Silentjay about the recently released album How did you guys hook up with …

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Albums to Look Forward to in 2016

  Ariana Grande- Dangerous Woman- 20 May Behind the 2015 bangers ‘Problem’, ‘Break Free’ and ‘Love Me Harder’, Ariana aims to portray herself as “someone who’s not afraid to take a stand, be herself and be honest”. Her lead single, ‘Dangerous Woman’, is a smooth a cappella. ‘Be Alright’ is …

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Interview: Sammy J

Blitz chatted with the hilarious man-puppet duo Sammy J and Randy fresh off the back of their new live show, ‘Sammy J & Randy Land’. Full of sarcastic humour, they joked about their new ‘self-destructive phase’ and their so-called French opera gig with tickets costing more than $1700 . What’s …

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YOUR MUSIC FIX: The Best of the 70s, 80s and 90s

Let’s look through the best songs of the decades; from the groovy 70s > to the metal & pop 80s > to the all-rounder R&B/rap/grunge/pop 90s… time to reminisce, or discover incredible hits that you might’ve missed. You can either read through the deets, or just click the links.. THE 70s  …

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Interview: Claudio Sanchez (Blitz Radio)

Being the frontman of NY-based progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria, the creator of comic book series ‘The Amory Wars’ and more recently a father, the charismatic musician has experienced plenty of ups and downs. Claudio Sanchez was taking a leisurely family stroll through his neighbourhood when he joined us on air, chatting …

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Interview: Stephen K Amos

Blitz sat down with Stephen K Amos to chat about his upcoming shows at the Sydney Comedy Festival, his memoir ‘I Used to Say My Mother was Shirley Bassey’ and his perfect impression of an Aussie bogan. You’re currently part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival and doing a talk show. …

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Review: Ensemble Theatre’s “Good People”

Set in the tougher suburbs of Boston, David Lindsay-Abaire’s ‘Good People’ highlights the enormous class divide between those trapped in the low-socio-economic, ‘blue collar’ neighbourhoods of their youth, and those who managed to make it out. Currently playing at The Ensemble, this play is laced with witty dialogue, fast-paced exchanges …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 8

Stop whatever you’re doing. That’s right, drop that half-munched Tim Tam. Because we’ve found it – five freshly-released tracks to procrastinate to! If you’re currently going through that roller coaster of emotions that comes hand-in-hand with mid-sem exams and assignments, then you were born for this playlist. Chloe x Halle – Drop Beyonce’s new …

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Why Should You Watch: Daredevil ?

Number 1: The Fight Scenes are Amazing In the first season you’ve got one of the most well choreographed single shot fight scene with Daredevil. In season 2, you have 2 totally bad-ass fight scenes that just leave you drooling. It’s not just the choreography, its the realism in the …

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Five Comedians Who’ll Leave You In Stitches

With Sydney’s Comedy Showcase coming to the Roundhouse this month, we’ve lined up five of the funniest comedians of all-time. They’ll help you get over Hump Day or those upcoming assignments by leaving you in absolute stiches . Number 5: Bill Burr I don’t know what it is about this …

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Hidden Gems: Folk

Mysterious and mesmerising, these are just some of the words to describe the unsung folk hero featured within this instalment of hidden gems. When thinking about folk music, sincerity, opinion and poetry are the major components that come embody the genre ruled by acts such as Bob Dylan. Though within …

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Wonders of the Web: Interview with Rose (YouTuber)

Hello there, Blitz readers! Today, I present to you an interview with an up-and-coming YouTuber from our very own UNSW shores! Her name is Rose, and she makes humorous vlogs about her life and fandoms at howdoimakeachannel, where she has over 800 subscribers.   Hi Rose! Thanks for giving Blitz …

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Groovin 101: The Good, The Bad and The Just Plain Funny

Groovin The Moo Maitland is nearly upon us, folks. From the stellar sets to the downers, the hidden gems and everything in between… we’ve got you covered. Gear up with us as we prepare to head to this shindig. THE LINEUP Alison Wonderland | Boo Seeka | Boy & Bear …

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Review: Archer

As per the standard university student who is very skilled in procrastination and last minute cram sessions, I spent a good chunk of my mid-semester break immersed in the anachronistic goodness that is Archer. I write to you, fellow students, from the inescapable black hole of time called ‘Netflix Has …

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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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