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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 15:20

Noah Slee: Top Five Fried Chicken Places

1. Sylvia’s Restaurant (Harlem NYC). I legitimately understood why it’s called soul food after this experience. The fried chicken melted against my taste buds.... oh lord.

2. KFC. You can't go wrong with the Colonel — he’s been helping obesity internationally for many years, and those secret flavours are finger lickin’ good.

3. Maylings (West Auckland). Chinese takeaway that have pieced together a magnificent fried chicken with garlic as the flavour base.

4. Sushi Station Buffet (West End). The sushi buffet has offered unlimited fried chicken nibbles that leaves your mouth drenched in grease!

5. Sita’s Fried Chicken (A mate! Will not reveal her address). Homemade fried chicken swag!!! Say no more.

Noah Slee supports Dubmarine at The Hi-Fi this Friday, August 7.

1. Jandamarra (‘Jandamarra’s War’). Patriot and freedom fighter. From the Bunubu in Western Australia, he fought colonial invading forces; had amazing skill and powers, surviving bullet wounds which would have killed a normal man. For three years he led a guerrilla war against European invaders who could not capture him or defeat him. They had to bring in a highly skilled indigenous tracker to stop him. Many other indigenous warriors to choose from, but no movie or series depicting their lives yet in Australia.

2. Huey Freeman (‘Boondocks’). Young revolutionary from the cartoon series. Always on point, dope politics and he's adept in martial arts. Once ran a play depicting the true origins of Christmas. Also drops the illest quotes.

3. Phoolan Devi (‘Bandit Queen’). Modern day Robin Hood. Robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Also brought men to justice who had committed crimes against her, when no justice was given. Incredible story. Mad determination and courage.

4. Cloud (‘Final Fantasy VII’). A mercenary who destroyed the evil corporation Shinra who was sucking the life-force out of the planet. One of the coolest video game characters ever.

5. Fudge (‘Higher Learning’). If anything, included for his intro scene which presented an analysis of the power global financial institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF hold over the world. In 1995 when the internet was in its infancy, this was important information. Ice Cube post-NWA, pre- ‘Are We There Yet’.

Pataphysics performs as part of Bigsound September 10-13. qmusic.com.au/bigsound/2013

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:30

Scat: Top Five Reasons We Love Old Cinema

1. Jerry Lewis makes Jim Carey's gags seem like dad jokes. Now 87 and still gigging, Jerry is the original Nutty Professor (literally). I grew up with his comic riffing, fearless slapstick and impeccable timing.

2. Gene Kelly’s face makes you believe in God. This golden era ‘triple threat’ (singer/ dancer/ actor) is the iconic ‘singer’ from ‘Singing In The Rain’ and the American from ‘American In Paris’. Aside from his ridiculously athletic dance sequences, his disarming smile and wide-eyed sincerity, he emanated an almost angelic charm.

3. Dean Martin’s romantic crooning can make the hardest of cowboy-lawman smile like a smitten girl, specifically John Wayne in ‘Rio Bravo’. Aside from the odd western cameo, I knew him best as Jerry Lewis’s straight man. He became mates with iconic crooner Frank Sinatra and his buttery baritone is unmistakable.

4. Fred Astaire does not 'move like Jagger'. Fiery syncopations, extended tap sequences and trademark walking cane were his weapons of choice. He insisted that dance sequences were captured in one continuous shot – no mean feat if you are familiar with the hybrid dance-percussion scenes from ‘Drum Crazy’ and ‘Damsel In Distress’. Hip, skinny genius who was a prolific influence in his genre.

5. Charlton Heston shook my hand at Garden City. Yeah that’s right – I met Ben Hur at a book launch. Not a moral hero of mine (gun lobbyist etc) but one seriously bad dude of biblical proportions.

Scat play the Brisbane Jazz Club Aug 10, previewing tunes from their new album which features golden era cinema classics.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:48

Tequila Mockingbird Tickets

From the multi-award winning team behind shake & stir’s '1984' and 'Animal Farm', comes a brand new production, 'Tequila Mockingbird'.

The Australian premiere season of 'Tequila Mockingbird' plays the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Cremorne Theatre stage, for a strictly limited season from August 21 to September 7.

Set in a small Australian town, 'Tequila Mockingbird' tells the story of the racist underbelly that rears its ugly head after a young woman is attacked and the small community targets a young Indian contractor who has recently relocated to the area. Only one local man possesses the strength and conviction to uncover the truth and defend the accused in the ultimate fight for what’s right.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 3pm Tuesday 13th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winner drawn]
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Monday, 05 August 2013 16:06

Bacchus Random Soul Party Package

To celebrate Random Soul’s Ekka Holiday Eve album launch event (Tues August 13) Bacchus is giving you the chance to win a room for two people at Rydges South Bank, and a bottle of champagne to enjoy.

When you’re done partying forget cab queues and take the lift upstairs!

Bacchus welcomes Random Soul, performing live with keys and vocals as part of the national tour of their debut album ‘Live For The Moment’.

With free entry and amazing cocktails served up poolside from 5pm, it's sure to be the place to be on what will be a very random Tuesday evening of good times.

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Friday, 02 August 2013 17:41

Bombshell Burlesque Tickets

Elegance, sensuality, creativity and femininity – all words to describe the Bombshell Burlesque and Beauty Academy Graduation Show at Metro Arts Friday August 16.

Expect bumping, grinding, and lots of glitter as current students take to the stage in a comfortable and supportive theatre environment.

The show will also feature stunning performances by tutors Lila Luxx (Miss Perfect Pinup Australia 2012), The Diamond Dahlia (Miss Burlesque Brisbane 2012), Jacqueline Furey, Lady Cave and Coppelia Jane (Miss Burlesque Queensland 2011).

To win a double pass to the show
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Friday, 02 August 2013 14:25

Str8-Up: Top Five Shaping Forces

1. Music On The Mind. I am not to sure if this may occur to any musicians or writers, but some nights I wake up from a dream that inspires me for song ideas, melodies or lyrics. I find it is amazing how our brain works in our sub-conscious and relaxed state of mind.

2. Interesting Work Options. On separate occasions, I have been asked by a few people in the entertainment scene to do MC work at a fashion catwalk show, cruise ships and I even got offered a strip club gig. At the time, I wondered whether I would get any extra tips if I took on the strip club job. Bazingah! 

3. Street Talk. I love to meet new people, musicians and street entertainers as we are all unique and have a story to tell. I even love to support talented local buskers and show my appreciation of their work by dropping some money in their hats. I am a strong believer that if you give out good, then good will be returned. That’s good karma! 

4. Home Grown Encounters. I always carry around music demos or flyers because you just never know when the opportunity will arise to hand them out, like the time I bumped into home grown Aussies Jessica Mauboy and DJ Nino Brown.At the times I managed to give my music demo and details to them. I try to never to miss opportunities, but always seize the moment.

5. Moments In History. Whilst I was at an LL Cool J concert a few years back, I had an amazing experience to be selected out of the crowd to dance on stage with his dancers. Whilst up on stage I was able to meet, greet and exchange details with LL. Happy times and loving the music.

Str8-up-T’s new single, ‘Let’s Fly’ (feat. E Ray) is available now. His album, ‘Ticket 2 Freedom’, will be released shortly.

Friday, 02 August 2013 14:22

Allday: Top Five Inspirations

1. The National Gallery Of Victoria. I go to the art gallery a little bit for inspiration. I don't know much about art but I like it and I try to get in the headspace of the artist when they were painting and apply that to my music. I went to art school for a little bit but i wasn't very good so I quit; sometimes it's good to just be a fan of something and not have to do it yourself.

2. Fear. It’s probably my biggest inspiration. Fear of normality, fear of failure, fear of working in a call centre forever. Most days I'm spurred on by fear alone.

3. Perfection. Something that we all strive for in music though it seems unattainable. I've never got within a million miles of perfection but in time I get slightly closer and that keeps me inspired. I think a lot of art is perfect in its own way and it's possible for everyone to reach perfection.

4. The ‘90s. Not just ‘90s hip hop but my whole childhood in the ‘90s. A time where we had computers but they weren't good enough to keep us indoors. It's my inspiration because it's an innocent time to me.

5. Humanity. It's exciting for me to be able to capture small parts of life and put them into song. Some songs remind you of something or someone and that's because they capture part of the human experience. I'm always trying to get better at songwriting and depicting the little things in life.

Allday supports Illy at Oh Hello! on Friday September 13 and plays Sprung Festival at Victoria Park on Saturday September 21.

Friday, 02 August 2013 11:50

Now You See Me Passes

‘Now You See Me’ pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against ‘The Four Horsemen’, a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists.

‘The Four Horsemen’ pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audience while staying one step ahead of the law.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, ‘Now You See Me’ lands in cinemas August 8.

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Friday, 02 August 2013 10:10

Other Desert Cities Preview Doubles

Queensland Theatre Company’s latest production, ‘Other Desert Cities’, is a story of drama, wit and family feuding; one that makes the goings-on of the Kardashians, the Osbornes, and the Montagues and Capulets look like bedtime stories.

It’s a story that carefully navigates every dark corner of the family dynamic, told beautifully with commanding performances by each cast member.  

Other Desert Cities premiered at New York’s Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in 2011 before moving to Broadway and being nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play in 2012, as well as being nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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