Silicon Valley has dropped the trailer for its highly-anticipated second season. While the first season was only eight episodes, it was more than enough to earn a substantial fan base – as well as four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination.
The musical partnership of James Draper and Jordan Brady, collectively known as Winterbourne, is closing in on ten years. Finally, in the first half of 2014, we received their debut EP, All But the Sun. Even better, the lads are heading out for their first national tour.
There have already been some announcements regarding Groovin the Moo sideshows, with Charli XCX, One Day and Carmada among those stretching out the good times. Charli will take in The Corner on May 1, where she will be joined by Tkay Maidza.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Astro Boy is getting the live-action treatment. Australian production company Animal Logic Entertainment is teaming up with Japan’s Tezuka Production for the feature, which is still in very early stages at the moment.
There are probably not a whole lot of Australian-born singer-songwriters who have a couple of Juno Awards on their shelf, but Ruth Moody has. Largely known for her work with The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth released her debut solo album, The Garden, in 2010. In 2013, she released These Wilder Things, featuring guest spots by Mark Knopfler, Jerry Douglas, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker.
Australia’s premier street rap battle league, Amped Up, delivers the goods to Warrnambool this weekend. Founded in mid-2012 by Codix, Amped Up Street Battles (AUSB) is the grassroots of battle rap in Australia. Events are all-ages, drugs and alcohol free and completely free of charge to attend. Although based out of Melbourne, the events have been touching down throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Oooh, school, huh. Good God ya’ll, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, say it again. School, whoa, Lord. What is it good for? Okay, so admittedly it can be good for jamming with mates, which in turn can give us bands like Lepers and Crooks. The Sydney rock five-piece began as a teenage brotherhood, with a bunch of school mates jamming their way across the universe.
This weekend Geelong will raise a glass to the Great Australian Beer Festival, and there are some very special guests to go along with some 200 craft beers and ciders on offer. Professor Pilsner, aka Pete Mitcham, and three MasterChef finalists, including Emelia Jackson, will show off their skills.