Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths chats to Rob Snarski about his new album Low Fidelity (Songs By Request Volume 1) and how the concept came about. Rob also talks about how excited he is about performing these songs live on his forthcoming solo tour… and gives us some news for all The Blackeyed Susans fans out there.
You can listen to or download our Rob Snarski interview right here.
ROB SNARSKI TOUR DATES
FRI OCT 16
Rob Snarski & Shane O’Mara
The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC
with special guests Alison Ferrier & Jed Rowe
Tickets via Moshtix
FRI OCT 23
Rob Snarski & Shane O’Mara
The Flying Saucer Club
4 St Georges Rd, Elsternwick, VIC
wth special guests Broads
Tickets via the venue website
SAT OCT 24
Rob Snarski solo Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1)
7pm EARLY SHOW & 10pm LATE SHOW
The Junk Bar
215 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove QLD
Tickets via Oztix
FRI OCT 30
Rob Snarski & Shane O’Mara
318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, Adelaide, SA
Tickets via www.dramatix.com.au
Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths chats to singer/songwriter Melody Moon as she prepares to play before comedy royalty at ComedyFor Karma.
You can listen to or download our Melody Moon interview right here.
COMEDY FOR KARMA
Sammy J & Randy, Celia Pacquola, Tony Martin
MC Tina Del Twist
(one more act announced soon)
Pre-show live music from Melody Moon
Fundraising for Daylesford Dharma School
Friday 16th October
Daylesford Town Hall
76 Vincent St, Daylesford
Tickets $40 + booking fee
available now via www.dharmaschool.com.au
or on the door if not sold out
Doors open 7pm for 8pm start
Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths chats to Bryce Soderberg from Lifehouse about the band’s brillaint new album Out Of The Wasteland and about the fact that they touring in Australia for the first time in 13 years.
You can listen to or download our Lifehouse interview right here. (apologies about the ending with no thank you to Bryce our link with the bad dropped out)
October 11, 2015 – Metro City, Perth, Australia
October 13, 2015 – The Gov, Adelaide, Australia
October 14, 2015 – Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
October 15, 2015 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
October 16, 2015 – Big Top (Luna Park), Sydney, Australia
October 19, 2015 – Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand
Thanks to DC and Warner The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show has copies of The Flash Season 1 to giveaway. Two lucky winners will recieve a copy of The Flash Season 1 which is released on home DVD and Blu-Ray on the 23rd September, 2015.
This week on The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show Adam, Dave, Greg and Nick take a look at new release films ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Life,’ ‘The Intern,‘ ‘The Martian,’ ‘Another Country,’ ‘The Wrecking Crew’ and ‘Putparri And The Rainmakers.’ This episode also contains interviews with Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, Justin Kerzel, Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway, Nancy Meyers, Matt Damon, Ridley Scott, Nicole Ma, Zac Hepburn (The Astor Theatre), Jack Campbell (The Pack), Robert Mond (The Subjects) and Olivia Penison-Bird (Graceful Girls).
Also make sure you are listening this week as the boys announce a very special partnership that The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show has started with DC Comics and Warner Home Video. We kick off this brand new partnership by giving you the chance to win a copy of The Flash Season 1 on DVD or Blu-Ray.
And there’s a double competition because if you live in Sydney you could also win a double pass to the premiere of The Subjects.
Summary: Young filmmaker Becca (Olivia DeJonge) and her wannabe rapper brother Tyler (Ben Oxenbould) decide to visit their Nana (Deanna Dunagan) and Pop Pop (Peter McRobbie) for the first time when their mother (Kathryn Hahn) decides to take some time out and go on a cruise.
At first the pair are excited about their visit and Becca decides that the trip would make a good subject for a documentary. However, things start to become creepy for the two when their grandparents start acting strange and they are forbidden to leave their bedrooms after bedtime. Is something sinister occurring?
Australian Cinema Release Date: 24th September 2015
There is no doubt about it the once promising career of filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is on the rocks. He burst onto the scene with The Sixth Sense but then came average films like The Happening which were quickly followed by some of the worst movies ever made – The Last Airbender and After Earth. Well it seems as though Shyamalan listened to the public and the critics because he has decided to do something very different with his latest film The Visit. He goes right back to the drawing board and has decided to make a low budget film with a cast of virtual unknowns.
Now that might be enough to make some people groan, but it seems to be the right decision for Shyamalan as returning to the basic style of filmmaking has meant that he has had to rely on a good script to impress the audience rather than millions of dollars worth of special effects. And I’ll admit it to my surprise he manages to pull it off very well with a film that has now even seemed to win horror fans… some of the hardest film lovers to impress.
Early on The Visit did have me wondering what the hell I had walked into as the character Tyler started to rap… yes rap like a poor man’s Eminem. After a while though I realised that Shyamalan had just inserted this to get some laughs from the audience or even to make this film a little bit different, no instead this was something that had been lacking from his films for quite a while – characterisation. With the important aspect of a screenplay welcomed back Shymalan then takes his audience on a journey that provides a more than enough scares along the way, with the odd chuckle and then delivers its payload with a twist that actually drew sounds of amazement and fear out of the audience I was sitting with. Yes Shymalan has not only managed to deliver a horror with a mix of comedy, but also made that a damn good horror film at the same time.
It does feel that The Visit’s fairytale style story allows Shyamalan to take a journey make to his childhood and he mostly seems to do this through the character of Becca who you can easily imagine is the female version of what the wannabe-filmmaker teenage Shymalan would have been like. Maybe it’s because of this personal touch or perhaps because the film actually works but this was one time when the ‘found footage’ style of filmmaking didn’t make me want to leave the cinema.
Of course one of the dangers of making a low budget film with no names acting is that the acting is going to be below par but that certainly isn’t the case here. Peter McRobbie and Deanna Dunagan bring a brilliant level of creepiness to this film while the young Australian stars Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge put in mature performances well above their ages. This is something that fans of Australian television series Puberty Blues have come to expect from Oxenbould and he continue to shape himself to be one of the big international stars of the future.
Well its official people, it has taken a few bombs along the way but M. Night Shyamalan is back with one of the most impressive horror flicks of the year. The back to basics storytelling approach that Shyamalan takes with The Visit results in a horror flick with an amazing twist that is guaranteed to provide a few scares for its audience.
The following is David Griffiths’ second The Visit review which originally appeared in Heavy Magazine
While it may have been bombarded by the amount of blockbusters that have been released recently new horror thriller The Visit is actually a film that has a lot riding on it – the most important thing being the career of its writer/director M. Night Shyamalan. Shymalan was once the talk of Hollywood thanks to the fact that his film The Sixth Sense was classed as a classic, but since then Shyamalan has never reached those heights again and his past two films The Last Airbender and After Earth saw him get crucified by critics and film lovers so badly he now needs a hit film to get some credibility back.
The Visit is a brave choice for Shymalan. It has a small budget, stars virtual no-names and decides to mix comedy and horror together – two genres that sometimes meet to create little more than a car crash. Shymalan’s The Visit presents itself like a fairytale. A mother (Kathryn Hahn – We’re The Millers) reluctantly allows her children, budding filmmaker Becca (Olivia DeJonge – The Sisterhood Of Night) and wannabe rapper Tyler (Ed Oxenbould – Puberty Blues), to go and stay with her estranged parents. But then when the two kids arrive they find that Nana (Deanna Dunagan – Have A Little Faith) and Pop Pop’s (Peter McRobbie – Lincoln) behavior is strange to say the least.
The great news horror fan is that The Visit sees Shymalan back at his creepy best. He takes some huge gambles with this film and luckily they all pay off. Sure early on when young Tyler bursts into some pretty ordinary rapping you might groan but stick with it because that is just setting up his character and soon you find yourself embedded in an old style horror film that actually has enough scares to have you jumping in your seat. Oh and there is one hell of a twist that will leave you screaming WTF!!! Yes, it is such a surprise you will actually say it out loud.
Even the fact that this is largely a ‘found footage’ film doesn’t hold it back and for once a screenplay actually manages to include a few humorous parts into what is actually a pretty frightening horror film. Young stars Olivia DeJone and Ed Oxenbould do Australia proud and once again cinema fans can start to get excited about a film with the name M. Night Symalan attached to it.