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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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Interview: Shannon Noll (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our interview, Blitz caught up with Shannon Noll between recording sessions to talk about raising kids, the Aussie music scene, and yes, those memes. You grew up in Condobolin, which has one tenth of UNSW’s population — how did growing up there influence your music? We …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 3

It’s been a great couple of weeks with heaps of ear-gasmic tracks looming all over the internet, which made it super challenging to narrow down all this goodness to only 5 picks. The music sphere definitely deserves a pat on the back this week, so let’s get down to business. …

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Why Should You Watch: 11.22.63 ?

Number 1: It Star’s James Franco I know he isn’t as big of a selling point as he was in the Green Goblin days, but James Franco in 11.22.63 proves he’s a legitimate actor. But we all knew this, right? Remember pitying him in Freaks and Geeks, or crying with laughter at Pineapple Express, and even covering …

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Hidden Gems: Glam Rock

Always wanted to find new bands and expand your knowledge of a certain genre? Well the wait is over as this segment is aimed to expand your musical knowledge that in turn expands yours sense of happiness. Today’s spotlight is focusing on the extravagant, androgynous and incredible genre known as …

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Top 5 Sports Movies

The top 5 sports movies, has got to be one of the hardest topics out to debate out there, mainly because of how good some of them are, but also how different they are from one another. So I’m going to try and give you the widest range for you …

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Summer’s Gone? Music Fests Bring the Heat

Autumn crept up on us faster than we thought. However, while the searing heat’s turning into a more comfy affair, the intensity is higher than ever as we dive into our festival scene. Just note, if you head to one of these gems without ALL of the below, you’re not going …

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Review: The Big Short

When I finished The Big Short (2016) I didn’t know how to feel. As a finance student, I was familiar with a lot of the jargon thrown about in The Big Short. I didn’t need the film to break down the fourth wall and have Margot Robbie explain what sub-prime …

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