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Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Blitz sat down with Justin Truong, founder of GigPick a startup connecting event organisers with live music. How did the idea for GigPick come about? I used to be very involved in various student societies on campus, where I organised events for the student constituency and through this, I was exposed to the …

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Why You Should Party In A Forest

Reasons Why Secret Garden Is Epic

Partying in a forest at Secret Garden is actually the greatest thing ever, here’s why. The Killer Lineup With artists like Alex Lahey, B Wise, The Jezabels, Urthboy, Set Mo, and Gretta Ray rocking the stage this year, there’s always something good to listen and rave two, and with four …

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Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

Pop Stars: Where Are They Now?

There’ve been some incredibly famous and successful pop stars throughout our time, but a lot of them tend to seemingly disappear off the face of the earth. We did a little digging to find out what these pop stars end up doing after their time in the limelight. Vanessa Carlton I’m …

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Review: James Vincent McMorrow

Review: James Vincent McMorrow

Irish singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow is a man of many talents. He can play multiple instruments and has the voice of a god. He’s also incredibly funny when things don’t go to plan, as the Opera House audience discovered on Tuesday night. A malfunctioning keyboard for the first few songs …

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5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

5 Female Musicians You Need To Watch

To celebrate #girlpower, we’ve compiled a list of our fave female musicians. Leadlight – Julia Jacklin Originally from NSW’s Blue Mountains, Julia Jacklin fell in love with music at the age of 10, upon discovering Britney Spears. Since then, Julia has captured the hearts of many, with her honest, raw vocals, …

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Soundtrack To: Uni life

Soundtrack To: Uni life

It’s week one and uni has just started. You’re making a name for yourself – blending in or standing out, working hard or working out. Whoever you are, whatever you’re doing, Blitz has the soundtrack to your uni life. U-RITE by THEY Perfect for those with swagger. Walk through uni knowing that …

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Album Review: Skin Companion EP II, Flume

The rise of Flume is never-ending. Not satisfied with topping the Triple J Hottest 100 with ‘Never Be Like You,’ the Sydney producer recently took out his first Grammy for best dance/electronica album with the 2016 gem, Skin. Now, we have been blessed with the second ‘companion EP’ to Skin, …

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Interview: JaySounds

Interview: JaySounds

Ahead of his set at the O-Week Party: Go-Wild, JaySounds chatted to Blitz about DJing with a girl twice his size on his shoulders, being thrown around during a set by a club owner, and the evolution of his sound style. First off, can you tell us a bit about …

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Album Review: Yours – SG Lewis

Album Review: SG Lewis - Yours

Hailing from the long line of British electronic music producers swarming our airwaves, newcomer SG Lewis brings his Disclosure-esque deep house beats rooted with R&B soul to the charts. The 22-year-old musical scientist (real name: Sam Lewis) tests his experimental tunes in the electronic music waters, pushing the boundaries of stereotyped …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Week 11

This week’s best song releases seem to be incredibly emotional – giving us almost as many goose bumps as this motivational talk by Daniel Radcliffe does. So plug those headphones in and get ready for a real feel trip! Solange – Cranes In The Sky Being human means it’s easy …

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Great Music You Missed – Ft. A Hated Childish Gambino, Abortion and The Weeknd

When we live in 2016, it’s easy to forget that Childish Gambino, The Weeknd and J. Cole, for a long time, weren’t all that popular. It was only a few years ago that Childish Gambino was just the funny ‘black’ guy on Community, The Weeknd another hopeful musician desperate to get …

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Throwback: Great Movies You Missed – Ft. Aspiring Writers, Rappers and the African-American Struggle

With hundreds of movies coming out each year, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good and what’s bad. And worse, every month seems to be packed with blockbusters. With so much to see and so much noise, I don’t blame you for needing some down time. Disclaimer: please forgive the …

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Why Should You Watch: Atlanta ?

Number 1: It Get’s Way too Real If you have ever seen any comedies like Love, Flaked or BoJack Horseman you would start seeing a trend in the new, more popular comedy shows. They are all horribly depressing. Atlanta isn’t any different. It can be funny, but most of the time …

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Interview: Safia (Music)

SAFIA are due to release their new album ‘Internal’ on Sept 9, off the back of a national tour. We called Ben up to chat about SAFIA’s new tunes and the weird stripping dude at Groovin The Moo that has scarred the band, and probably hundreds of other festival-goers, for …

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Every Single Thing That’s Dumb About Taylor Swift

So you may have heard that Taylor Swift facing some controversy in the news recently. However if you’re one of the few people who haven’t heard about this because you’re “too busy right now” and “would you please stop bothering me with petty crap like this, Alex?!?!” then …um sorry …

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Throwback: Great Music You Probably Missed – Ft. American Punk Rock, Youth Anthems and Aussie Rap

If you’re reading this, you probably weren’t an American teenager. Neither was I, but the music I listened to and left blaring in my room would tell you otherwise.  Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or even two decades ago. Music …

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Interview: The Million

Blitz caught up with The Million’s bassist Tamon Mashimo to talk all things music, touring and their upcoming single, which comes out August 17 *heavy breathing*. His band, from New South Wales, even have a tour van, so you know their music is bloody awesome.  I haven’t been this keen …

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Throwback – Incredible Songs You’ve Probably Missed: Feat Toto, Diana Ross, Kevin Lyttle

Music in 2016 is different, almost too different to the way things sounded a decade or even two decades ago. Music has evolved whether we like it or not – but every now and then we need some downtime from the doof doof doof of edm. I can guarantee you …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Exam Period

Hide your wife, hide your kids – freedom’s just around the corner! Blitz has (once again) put together the perfect playlist – you’re welcome – to help you cope with the flood of emotions that comes hand-in-hand with LSP, Last Paper Syndrome//Image via Twitter.   Fortunes – Angel Nobody blends the grit of …

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Hidden Gems: Cabaret

The world of cabaret is one that is rich, decadent and full of glamour and bravado. However, this musical act is one that completely subverts this musical genre and turns it on its head. The two-piece known as the Dresden Dolls are the culprits behind such a subversion. With just …

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Top 5 Song Picks – Study Vacation

It’s THAT time of the semester again. You’ve got one last major essay to churn out and 3 upcoming papers to study for. But, like a mother of five, you’re exhausted. Maybe you’re even curled up in a fetal position on the floor right now, mustering up enough energy and mental strength …

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Hidden Gems: Indie

The world of indie music is one that is rich with diverse tones and even more diverse personalities. Ranging from the rough and raw to the organic and pure, the genre is one that has something for everyone. In this instalment of hidden gems, we look at an up and …

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