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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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Interview: Boy & Bear

Blitz chatted with Boy & Bear’s Bassist, Dave Symes, about their Limit of Love tour and Hottest 100 placement. What was the band’s inspiration behind Limit of Love? Our inspiration sort of came from the last album which was Harlequin Dream. I think we did a hundred and eighty shows …

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Uncovered: Balki x Joe B. “The Rose”

UNSW student and producer James Balkizas (Balki) and rapper Joe Bourke (Joe B.) recently released a track entitled The Rose. The song is a chilled atmospheric jam complimented by Joe’s relaxed flow and light singing. We had a chat with both Joe and James about how the collaboration came together and if we’ll …

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Interview: The Rubens (Blitz Radio)

Blitz Radio caught up with Elliot from the Rubens ahead of their appearance at the nearly sold out Groovin the Moo Festival. We spoke about the bands beginnings, the creative process and their touring, Harry: Welcome back to Blitz Radio, it’s Harry here and I’m here with Elliot Margin from …

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Albums and Tours Roundup

With songs, albums, tours coming out everyday, it’s hard to keep up with the music world. Here’s a solid round up of recently-released albums with mini reviews for you, and upcoming albums + tours  LATEST ALBUMS Jack Garratt – Phase Keep your eye out for this up and rising, UK producer and singer-songwriter. …

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Interview: The Jezabels

We caught up with Hayley from The Jezabels. They spoke about their upcoming album, Synthia, their cancelled tour and female empowerment. The Brink was a much more positive record than your debut album Prisoner. Is there a lighter vibe on the new record? The Brink was a more positive record because …

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10 Things to Watch on Netflix

Whether you can never choose what to watch, or are just looking for something different, here are ten recommendations (in no particular order) of some of the gems available on Australian Netflix! 1) Master of None (2015) This sitcom from Aziz Ansari is as hilarious as it is insightful, exploring …

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FINALLY AN OSCAR: Relive Leo’s Career in GIFS

The memes are no more. No more jokes about waiting a century for his win. No more “It’s been 84 years” from the elderly woman in Titanic. Leonardo DiCaprio has won an Oscar for Best Actor for ‘The Revenant’ and the internet has exploded. Starring in over 2 dozen films, winning 40 …

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Sydney’s Theatre Scene

Over the last few years, Sydney has presented an awesome improvement in the variety and standard of cultural events on offer. There are new festivals, exciting musical acts, great comedy and, something that a lot of students tend to leave out of their repertoire, some amazing theatre seasons. We now …

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This Boy’s Life – A Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar Story

  If you hadn’t heard the news already that our boy Leo DiCaprio finally, sorry I mean FINALLY, won an Oscar you’re either a) dead, b) living under a rock, or c) you don’t have access to the internet. Regardless of which covers you, I recommend getting help immediately. Well …

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