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Netflix Party

With more of us self-isolating and spending time at home, we’ve been advised it’s safest to mainly interact with people in our immediate household. During this time I’ve been missing my pals more than usual so over the weekend we tried out Netflix Party. In a nutshell, the feature allows you to watch Netflix content […]

Bloodshot

Bloodshot is a sci-fi action film based on a comic book series of the same name. Starring Vin Diesel in the leading role as Ray Garrison, a US marine who is murdered and subsequently resurrected by Rising Spirit Tech (RST). Upon his resurrection, Garrison is informed by the head of RST, Dr Emil Harting (Guy […]

The Shows Must Go On

If you've been missing your regular theatre fix the solution may be coming this weekend. From tomorrow a brand new YouTube channel titled, The Shows Must Go On, will be be showcasing a selection of Andrew Lloyd Webber's much loved musicals. Every Saturday at 5am a new show will be made available for a limited […]

Vermont – Self-Titled EP

Being locked away in self-isolation will fill anybody with angst. Luckily Melbourne emo/alt-rock four pierce Vermont have just the cure with their debut self-titled EP The four track offering is filled with classic alt-rock that blends fear, anxiety, anger, and fury with vulnerability, passion, and honesty. Throughout the punchy sub 15 minute listen Vermont dips […]

Sofa King Fest

Music artists and volunteers from around the world have rallied together to create a unique music festival concept that doesn't violate any social distancing measures. The Sofa King Fest is a curated collection of incredible live musical performance all in one spot and all available to watch from the comfort of your sofa. As part […]

Surviving In Surry Hills

Surry Hills is a thriving district characterised by cafes, restaurants and small business. As such the suburb was hit incredibly hard by the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent social distancing measures. In spite of these measures though many business have already rapidly shifted their business models to survive. For local community members these business evolutions mean […]

Sydney Fringe Will Go Ahead in 2020

In a month overrun by event cancellations it's incredibly exciting to get a piece of good news. This week New South Wales' largest independent arts festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, has confirmed the event will go ahead in 2020, although later than normal. "The creative sector has registered a loss of more than $200 million in […]

THE NAKED CITY – QUACK CURES FOR CORONA

About a week ago an elderly gentleman at the railway station in Katoomba (1040 metres above sea level) assured me there was nothing to worry about with the Corona virus at this elevation – that the bacteria could not survive over 1,000 metres. Rather than argue the point I suggested he keep that revelation very […]

Come To Daddy

Elijah Wood's latest film, Come To Daddy, is perhaps one of the hardest films to categorise in recent memory. The film opens with a simple premise, a son reunites with his estranged father in a remote house overlooking the water. Obviously, with estrangement comes a tension between Norval (Elijah Wood) and his father (Stephen McHattie). […]

Azure Ryder – Running With The Wolves

When the world is mired in uncertainty it is so uplifting to stumble upon a voice which immediately makes the hairs on the back of your neck prick up. Azure Ryder, a 23-year-old singer-songwriter from Sydney, did just that when we hit play on her debut EP, Running With The Wolves, this week. Ryder's voice […]