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Holy Moly, it’s Holy Holy!

The energetic and atmospheric sounds of Holy Holy have been filling airwaves and international music arenas for the past few years. With a successful first album ‘When the Storms Would Come’ under their belt they are now touring Australia with their second critically acclaimed album ‘Paint’. Blitz was lucky enough …

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Review: Groovin The Moo, Canberra

Review: Groovin The Moo, Canberra

I went to Groovin The Moo (GTM) in Canberra with high expectations. I expected cattle, lots of cattle. But to my disappointment I realised that were no cows at GTM. However, what I did see was a half-naked crowd rockin to some pretty good artists including: Snakehips, George Maple, Dillon …

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Review: The Wombats

Review: The Wombats

I’ve always been a fan of furry marsupials, so many years ago, when I heard of a band called the Wombats, I thought “this band is setting a damn high standard”. But since that day British Band: The Wombats have never failed to overcome those high expectations and amaze me …

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EMO the Musical

Jordan Hare and Neil Triffett on EMO the Musical

‘EMO the Musical’… wait, what? A satirical, comedy, musical, feature based on a short film by the same title, Neil Triffett’s ‘EMO the Musical’ certainly is of an unconventional nature. The Australian film stars a talented young cast, including Benson Jack Anthony of 800 Words as Ethan, and Jordan Hare …

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Super Bock Super Rock Festival 2017

The semester is nearly over; assignments are nearly done and the holidays are almost here. So, what are your holiday plans? Swimming in Spain, Splendour in the Grass, working to the bone to pay the rent? What about sun baking on the beach in the morning and seeing some of …

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Loyle Carner @ The Oxford Arts Factory

Loyle Carner @ The Oxford Arts Factory

Live hip hop has always had a bad name. A reputation damaged by the money-hungry performers with apathy for their fans. They often had poor quality sound systems, looked bored on stage and often rocked up hours late. The same cannot be said for the rising star of British Hip …

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Greatest Hits From The Greatest Decade

Greatest Hits From The Greatest Decade

The 90’s were a decade of wondrous gifts to the world, including (but not limited to) the world wide web, Jerry Springer, Monica Lewinsky, and yours truly. On top of that the 90’s gave us an overload of amazing musical creations, from grungy rock songs to euro house, to teeny …

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Review: Vera Blue

Review: Vera Blue

It’s Thursday night, I’m heading to a new theater to see a performer that I’ve seen a few times and I’m excited. The Factory Theater is the home of many incredible acts, and I’m immediately swept away upon entering the venue. If I was blown away by the venue, my …

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Local Music: Demonatrix

Local Music: Demonatrix

Among the local music scene rises the Sydney-sider band Demonatrix. Music teachers by day, rockers by night; meet Demonatrix, the new up and coming five-piece metal band. Throwing back to the days of KISS and the more recent Black Veil Brides, Demonatrix brings a visual aspect to the stage with “warpaint” …

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Interview: Allday

We sat down with Allday, aka Tom Gaynor, before his Sydney listening party, to talk favourite memes, moving to LA, and his new album, Speeding. Check out the interview below. SPEEDING IS OUT NOW. Catch Allday on his Speeding tour on the 8th July at Sydney’s Big Top, Luna Park.

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Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Album Review: Oh Wonder, Oh Wonder

Over the past few years the British alternative pop duo, Oh Wonder, has quickly risen to fame. They released their first song Body Gold in 2014 and released one song per month until 2015. The songs released within this period of time culminated into their self-titled debut album: Oh Wonder. …

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What did you do on your 10th Birthday? APRA Music Awards

What did you do on your 10th Birthday? Blitz @ APRA Music Awards

We went to the 2017 APRA Music Awards, and to celebrate Arc turning 10, asked a bunch of the musicians there what they did on their 10th birthday! From ice-cream cakes and Macca’s, to bowling and sleepovers, we heard some interesting things from Julia Jackson, Haley Mary (The Jezabels), Tkay …

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Interview: Avalanche City

Interview: Avalanche City

We sat down with one-man band Dave Baxter aka Avalanche City to talk about touring with the Dixie Chicks, upcoming music and the last time he didn’t have a beard. How was your first show supporting the Dixie Chicks? It was really good! It was amazing. I often gauge how …

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Soundtrack To: Celebrations

Soundtrack To: Celebrating

We put together some tuunes perfect for all celebrations! Young Blood – The Naked & Famous If your youth isn’t a time spent for lively celebration, then when is? Youth – Glass Animals That was an okay segue. Kids – MGMT There’s a recurring theme here… Busy Earnin’ – Jungle “It’s …

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Album Review: Blossom, Milky Chance

German group Milky Chance are finally back with their sophomore album, Blossom. Their interesting blend of folk and electronica has evolved since we last heard from them, but its still familiar and easily identifiable as the group we know and love. A lot of this can probably be attributed to …

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Gig Review: sleepmakeswaves

Gig Review: Sleepmakeswaves

Otto Wicks-Green stands on a fold-back speaker in a typical classic-rock power stance, holding his guitar heavenward, and grinning from ear to ear. He’s on stage at the Metro Theatre, in the heart of the Sydney CBD. Sleepmakeswaves have just returned from a national tour of China, preceded by an …

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Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Interview: Justin Truong, GigPick

Blitz chatted to Justin Truong, co-founder of GigPick, a startup empowering local performers and connecting event organisers with live music acts. 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 …

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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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Destiny’s Child: Where Are The Survivors Now?

Destiny's Child: Where Are The Survivors Now?

Icons of female empowerment in the entertainment industry in the late 90s and early 00’s, Destiny’s Child members Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams wrote what should be considered the anthem for the average uni student drowning under the weight of life and assignments: Survivor. As a group, they survived the …

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Review: Someone Like Adele

Review: Someone Like Adele

The ANZ Stadium cuts an impressive sight. More than a hundred thousand fans are all focused on the round stage. The screens display Adele’s closed eyelids and her signature (enviable) perfect eyeliner. After a long wait for everyone to be seated, the lights go out. The audience, on cue, freaks …

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Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

Album Review: RTJ3, Run The Jewels

The highly anticipated, RTJ3 is finally here. While their last two albums seemed almost impossible to top, Killer Mike and El-P, have done just that. When first listening to RTJ3, I struggled to take it all in. El-P’s production is a wall of impenetrable booming bass. While there are some relatively calmer …

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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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