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Music Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’

With the power and gusto of so many timeless rap artists, but the existential lyricism of new wave hip hop, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. stomps its way into the charts, and does so for good reason.

The album opens with a skit, BLOOD. in which Lamar quite clearly signposts the ideas he intends to challenge throughout the album. The skit shows that taking the right path often doesn’t lead to the right outcome, ending with a gunshot. Then the haunting harmonics of producer Bēkon which opened the song re-enter questioning “is it wickedness?” setting up for the whole album the biblical struggle between weakness, and wickedness. Read more …

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Food Review: Home made chocolate mousse

An unfortunate trait of my taste is that I adore sweets. I love to take my time with a new dessert, smelling it, tasting it, allowing its textures to melt across my tongue. In this case, I have been presented with a new twist on an old favourite: my mother’s chocolate mousse. She prepares them across the day for my arrival for dinner in the evening in glass bowls that once contained a store bought souffle. Read more …

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Movie Review: CHiPs

From the earliest moments of the film, CHiPs sets to work delivering the snappy, light-hearted laughs it promises. A Maverick FBI agent undercover as a California Highway Patrol officer, partnered with the station’s oldest-ever rookie with a failing marriage and a sensitive side, is tasked with uncovering a ring of dirty cops connected to a string of deaths and heists. Read more …

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FILM REVIEW: Power Rangers

In a time when it’s cool to be a nerd, the Power Rangers movie was one that flew under the radar of the superhero boom that let it come to be.

The movie delivers exactly what the trailers promised. It is essentially an extended episode of the original TV series. But for those that go looking, there is also an incredible amount of heart and more sophistication than would generally be expected in a movie about diverse superhuman delinquents fighting a sorceress that used to be a part of the team, but is now trying to bring about the destruction of the world. Oh, and that sorceress also has an army of clay monsters that she brought to life. Read more …

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Music Review: The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack’s collaboration EP ‘Do It For Nothing’

Australian music has always been welcoming and positive when it comes to musical collaboration. Recently bands such as Northlane and In Hearts Wake put out a surprise collaboration EP ‘Equinox’ and one of our most famous bands, Empire of the Sun, is formed as a collaboration between a member of Pnau and a member of The Sleepy Jackson. With such an embracing and accepting industry, there are endless possibilities for potential collaborations, and thankfully enough for us, Melbourne’s very own nine-piece outfit The Cactus Channel had studio time with Ball Park Music’s leading man, and My Own Pet Radio’s mastermind, Sam Cromack to record a six-track EP that is a unique and satisfying musical experience. Read more …

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FILM REVIEW: Going in Style

Comedies nowadays are usually partial to a restricted number of techniques if they have any hope of being successful via popular opinion. Consequentially the genre has largely suffered from a lack of originality, no longer being measured by the sharpness of a writer’s wit or the strength of an actor’s comic timing – but instead garnering its appeal from how ‘shocking ‘it can make its language, how ridiculous its establishing scenario can be and how trivially it can use nudity, violence and slapstick humour to stir its audience. Directed by Scrubs star Zach Braff, Going In Style returns to a refreshingly different type of comedy movie that very much takes a “back to basics” approach in terms of respecting its audience enough to aim to impress them with charmingly funny content rather than shock them with crudity.   Read more …

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GIG REVIEW: Mallrat at the Gasometer 6/04/17

‘She’s like the Australian Lorde,’ the guy beside me explains to his mate. And he wasn’t wrong. Mallrat, much like Lorde, expresses the universal angst and confusion teenagers often undergo. However, unlike Lorde, the Brisbane teen masks this uneasiness with complementing groovy and funky beats that almost celebrate the ever so uncomfortable ‘coming of age’ journey. Read more …

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Comedy Review: Larry Dean’s ‘Farcissist’ 10/04/17

Infectiously loveable, Glaswegian comedian, Larry Dean presented his latest stand up show Farcissist, in Swanson Street at the admirable Melbourne Town Hall as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The audience filled the intimate Cloak Room at the Town Hall and were serenaded with music by iconic rockabilly singer Elvis Presley, which kept the audience engaged and in a happy mood whilst awaiting Dean to grace the stage. Read more …

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BROKEN NEWS – Getting hammered just like Christ, New Easter tradition inducted into the papal canon.

Good Friday morning. St Peter’s Square overflowed with hoards of pious Catholics gathered to hear the wise words of Pope Francis. Thousands flock to Vatican City every year for the hallowed Easter Masses, eager to commemorate the day their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, was crucified. Stepping out onto the balcony, the sun overhead, Pope Francis addressed all the people of the square with a simple prayer and greeting before shocking millions of Catholics worldwide with his unanticipated direction of Easter wisdom.

Catholics will now be able to partake in pub crawls, house parties and other such binge-drinking events around the world, in order to drink to their heart’s content in the name of Christ. “The Vatican formally encourages all Catholics to indulge in alcohol of all types: Beer, Cider, holy spirits and copious amount of the blood of Christ,” declared the Pope, “many centuries ago, Our Saviour got hammered so that one day we would be able to get hammered too.”

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RadMon Exclusive Interview: Rove McManus on “Whovians”

Doctor Who​ returns to our screens this Sunday on ABC TV​, followed by ABC2​’s brand new companion show ‘Whovians‘ hosted by the incredible Rove McManus​ at 8:30pm every Sunday. Rove joined Morning Glory​‘s Shelbui Inglis​ and Connor Johnston​ live on air this week to give us a taste of what fans can expect from “Whovians”, debate the ethical consequences for landing a spaceship on Uluru, hear our pleas for the return of #RoveLive and much more! Catch both the highlights reel and the entire 20 minute interview below.  Read more …

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PRESS RELEASE: 2017 COMMITTEE RESHUFFLE AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEMESTER ONE EGM

Today Radio Monash announces that Aleks Djukic has officially resigned from her position as 2017 Station President effective 19th of April 2017

The following statement was provided by Djukic, explaining the reasoning for her resignation and thanking both the 2017 Committee and member base for their support:

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my resignation as President of Radio Monash. Due to health complications, I will no longer be able to fulfill the requirements needed to undertake this responsibility.

Since my term began in November of last year, I have been blown away by the continual hard work and dedication of my committee; from the AACTA awards, to the renovations of the space, to a reinvigorated broadcast grid and an incredible online presence. I am eternally grateful to all those who have contributed to the life of Radio Monash during my presidency.

While I am regretful of the fact that I will not be able to fulfill the full 12 month term, I am thankful for the understanding of my team and the community during this difficult time.

Luka Janicijevic, current Vice President and Production Manager, will be stepping up to the role of President in the interim and I trust that with his reinvigorated vision for Radio Monash, that our community will continue to grow, thrive and make an impression within Monash University and beyond.

My presidency will officially cease next Wednesday the 19th of April. Until then, business as usual. My inbox is always open for inquiries.

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