6 March

New live video from Adalita

Posted in Music, Videos

Adalita has shared with Time Out a new live video of last year’s heartbreaking single ‘Trust Is Rust’, taken from her second solo album, All Day Venus.

She says of the shoot, “We were set up on the street level of a huge double-storey share house / shop front on a main street in Thornbury. During the recording there were little old Greek men from the café next door peering in through the window, smoking their cigars and having a good ol’ chinwag about what was going on.”

The song itself details the turmoil of witnessing another woman coming on the scene – “and you know it’s trouble”. As the evidence literally starts piling up – ‘it could not be more obvious / it ain’t your shoes, it’s not my dress’ – the protagonist starts to almost relish the anguish.

Adalita plays Golden Plains this weekend. Her album, All Day Venus, is out now through Liberation.… Read more

20 February

Armin van Buuren: Intense tour tickets on sale

Posted in Clubbing, Music, Videos

Armin van Buuren

So you think you’ve seen the world’s flashiest live DJ shows? Not as far as Armin van Buuren’s concerned. Yep, the Dutch lord of the trance is on his way to Hisense Arena, and he doesn’t do things by halves.

The Armin Only: Intense tour is a six-hour spectacular that he’s taking all over the planet (nearly – the only continent missing from his schedule is Antarctica). Combining elements of theatre, dance and live music, the show is meticulously choreographed. Plus, you just know there’ll be smoke and flames and screens as big as your house.

Of course you’ll want to hear the uplifting trance tracks from his 2013 Intense album, but don’t expect a hit procession. Armin’s keen on guiding ravers through an exploration of trance music… and we reckon it’ll be worth the ride.

The first (and slightly cheaper) round of tickets is now on sale. For a closer look into the show’s evolution, have a look at the series of web episodes put together by Armin’s crew – the first one is below. You can see interviews with Armin and his collaborative team and even watch them rehearsing. It’s fascinating, but if we hear the word intense one more time, we might just punch something.… Read more

3 February

Super Bowl halftime shows: The five most memorable performances of all time

Posted in Music, Top Five, Videos

Many of the biggest names in music have graced the stage of the Super Bowl halftime show: Michael Jackson. Madonna. U2. Bruce Springsteen. Prince. Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill. Oh good, you’re paying attention. While not all of the performances have been the equivalent of a gold medal-winning figure skating program, there have been quite a few spectacles during the show’s 47-year run. As it is with Super Bowl commercials, you will want to stay glued to the TV set when the intermission begins.

In preparation for this year’s performance featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, we present to you the five most sensational Super Bowl halftime shows of all time. We can’t promise you a sequel to Nipplegate, but there’s a strong chance you will find out how the nipples of RHCP bassist Flea react to 30-degree weather. Get your popcorn ready!

5. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2009)

The most memorable thing about this set wasn’t the Boss imploring viewers to “put the chicken fingers down.” This was the night that (thanks to an awkward camera angle) we were introduced, intimately, to Springsteen’s crotch—and we’ve never quite gotten over it.

4. Michael Jackson (1993)

This was the halftime show that made halftime shows cool.… Read more

13 January

Watch the first Game of Thrones season 4 trailer

Posted in TV & Film, Videos

It’s here! It’s here!

Games of Thrones season four returns on April 6.Read more

9 January

New Muppets film trailer is very powerful, hashtag snark, winky emoticon

Posted in TV & Film, Videos

Muppets Most Wanted

Look, either you love the Muppets, or you have something wrong with the part of your soul that experiences joy. And while we wait for the rest of the original series to get a DVD release – SERIOUSLY WHERE THE HELL IS IT – we can enjoy the trailer for the new Muppets film following 2012′s awesome self-titled return to form.

And this trailer is both great and a nice snark about film advertisements that are entirely made of glowing internet reviews. Yeah, The Book Thief, you heard me.

Enjoy!

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23 December

People who like watching good things, watch this

Posted in Music, Videos

‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams, a bunch of household items, two DJs, one take.

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18 December

Melbourne-based web series you should watch right now

Posted in TV & Film, Videos, Websites

Sure, Sydney may be home to the Bondi Hipsters, but down here in Melbourne we have some pretty sweet web stars of our own. Improv comedy Written It Down launched its anticipated second season today, so we thought we would list five of our favourite Melbourne-based web series.

Written It Down

If you love improv comedy, Written It Down is the web series for you. Created by Real Good Kid Productions, the basic premise of each episode is a comedian delivering bad news to someone without knowing exactly what it is. The actor is handed a line written by the producers just before each episode is filmed and each episode is short, sweet and funny. Think awkward break-up scenes due to betting and losing your girlfriend in a poker tournament and job dismissals due to be replaced by a robot.

Endzone

Endzone will have you scared to ever fare evade again. The fake movie trailer follows McCormack and Kalshenko, two Metro cops, as they patrol the trains looking to stop crime. It is a hysterical and satirical look at the intimidation tactics used by Metro cops, and includes the killer line, “On the map the train lines are straight, but up close they’re as crooked as hell.” Endzone was produced by a group of film-making students under the name of Ok Ok Productions, inspired by their fear of undercover ticket inspectors.… Read more

26 November

Okay, stop everything! Watch the Chatroulette ‘Wrecking Ball’ right now

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We’re just going to leave this here…

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17 November

Breaking Bad Season 5: Alternate Ending

Posted in TV & Film, Videos

Okay, so this happened…

Just a week and a half out from Breaking Bad: The Complete Series being released on DVD, what seems to be a special feature showing an alternate ending to the series has surfaced on YouTube. It’s pretty much what we’ve all been waiting for.

Fun fact: this is a loving homage to the 1990 Newhart series finale

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series will be released in Australia Thu 28 Nov. Breaking Bad season 5 is currently showing on ABC2 on Mondays at 9.30pm

UPDATE: The video has been removed (sad face), as soon as there’s a new one online we’ll post it (cause it really is very good!)… Read more

9 November

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor trailer

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The first official trailer for Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor has just been released and it’s looking pretty great.

Are you ready for this?

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, Cinema Nova, 24 and 26-27 NovemberRead more