Have you ever wanted to see Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg on screen together pretending to be university students? Or would you maybe just settle to see them if it was free and you were bored? I would.
Valedictorian hopeful Devin Overstreet (Khalifa) struggles to pen his graduation speech when it becomes clear that all his academic overachievements have left him with little to no real-life experiences. He finds an unlikely inspiration in the lowest achiever on campus, Mac Johnson (Snoop Dogg). But Mac his own character complexities, and how complex they are! Mac, a 15-year senior and consummate ladies’ man, is smitten by the school’s new substitute chemistry teacher. He soon realizes that the only way he’ll truly have a chance with her is if he finally graduates high school. In three weeks’ time, Mac will need to cram four years of high school academics, while Devin crams four years of teenage experience.
If you’d like a copy of Mac & Devin Go To High School, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the answer to this question: who would win in a fight between Chris Brown and Drake – and how?
Email the editor with your name, phone number and address to see if you can pick up yourself a one of these.
Aussie-Swedish duo Nick and Liesl and back in Australia. 2011 saw them tour Australia and Europe with their critically acclaimed debut album Feather and only days after returning from overseas they wowed crowds at the 2011/2012 Woodford Folk Festival.
The European tour, which took them through Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland, included live performances on French TV and German radio as well as at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. After the tour Nick and Liesl returned to Sweden for some family time and, inspired by the haunting winter darkness there, worked on new material for the next album.
They are now back in the country for a year of festivals, recording and, quite unexpectedly, writing for the stage. The play, which fuses art, drama and music, will feature songs from Nick and Liesl’s previous releases as well as new material purposely written for the performance.
If you’d like a double pass to their show, kicking off 7pm, email email@example.com and tell him which kind of plumage you’d have if you were suddenly transformed into a bird-person. Take this seriously – it could save your life one day.
The ultimate girl power rock combination will be visiting Zierholz soon to promote The Line, a campaign aimed at promoting a discussion of respect in relationships. Owl Eyes and Stonefield, two of Australia’s youngest all-girl rock acts, are bringing their combined forces to bear on one of the best-sounding and chicest venues currently operating north side and possibly in the ACT at large.
I’m glad this is happening because my woman doesn’t respect my right to fill her mouth with cotton buds while she’s sleeping. And while we’re making love. And all the time, really. I just love that cute face she makes, like, ‘Arsehole, I can’t breathe…’ I’m sick of this stigma around disrespect in relationships – that it’s always the men responsible. So we want to come on things that don’t belong to us and put cotton buds in people! Whatever.
I’m going to talk to Owl Eyes and Stonefield and see if they have any suggestions as to how a modicum of decency can be forced on my partner. If you’d like to do the same, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him the most disrespectful thing you’ve ever done. [Note: if it’s seriously bleak you may not get the tickets.]
The ultimate hip hop collection returns, spanning three decades of classic cuts. Ministry of Sound have worked their way through the most iconic moments in hip hop to create an impressive follow-up to the successful Anthems: Hip-Hop. Anthems: Hip-Hop Vol. 2 dusts off Brooklyn, Inglewood, Compton, Long Beach, and The Bronx’s finest in a retrospective collection of essential tracks that defined the hip hop movement and the genre itself.
Alongside the new illuminati, joints from Naughty By Nature, Notorious B.I.G., Run-DMC, OutKast, Lil Wayne, Naughty By Nature, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Drake, Tyga, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas & Lauryn Hill, N.W.A., and Salt-N-Pepa soundtrack three discs of beats for the party, the heads and the lovers.
And you know what’s even better about this compilation? All the proceeds go back to the artists whose work Ministry of Sound have compiled!
I’m totally fucking with you. That’s not happening – like, at all. Actually, I’d be surprised if the artists on this compilation are aware that it’s being released. I mean, it’s still great music. Hell, it’s really great music, but seriously – these people are being RINSED.
SO GET IN ON IT! If you’d like a copy, email email@example.com and tell him who on this compilation you think least deserves money for their work and why.
‘Attractive traveler seeks true love. Must have excellent taste in music. Be from Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney or Brisbane. Be available in August for a blind date. Strangers to dance floors need not apply.
‘High maintenance? Maybs. Shallow? I mean, yeah, I want someone fit. Fuck off you don’t. And you can’t dance? I have fixed ideas about what’s good dance and what isn’t. Don’t tell me it’s all about enjoying what you’re doing. Is all this written by members of the band? I don’t have to answer that. Is all of you loved by your mother?’
August is set to have the nation coming together for an all-in blind date when three bands get to know each other whilst blazing a trail across seven cities.
Party starters Jinja Safari have plans to return to the UK, as they were hand-picked for Bestival in September later this year, but not before reminding Australia why the are one-of-a-kind on the Blind Date Tour.
For Kody Neilson, the mastermind behind Opossom, music is in each step, each breath and every waking moment. Tackling topics of love, drugs with a little DIY, Opossom will take fellow blind-daters on a pulsing rollercoaster.
Rounding off this triple bill is Los Angeles’ White Arrows. New single Roll Forever saw the band take on the UK with their storming live set. With a show compared by the Daily Post as being led into “a cul-de-sac of orgasmic, sweet indie-synth-psychedelic pop” that “blow(s) our tiny little mind”.
If you want to win a double pass to these self-possessed music whizzes’ show, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the three ultimate dealbreakers on a blind date.
Joined by geomorphologist and former TV weatherman Rob Gell, The Griffyn Ensemble will perform Cloudy With A Chance of Rain as part of this year’s National Science Week. Described as ‘music spanning genre and geography in an entertaining scientific journey through the four seasons’, the program features re-imaginings of everything from Crowded House and Burt Bacharach to contemporary music from Uruguay, Latvia and Japan, as well as classic Debussy and Schubert.
Staged as a weather forecast, the concert will explore changes in the weather and environment across the four seasons with geographical context and commentary provided by Gell. 2.30pm start.
To win a double pass to the show, email email@example.com and tell him what you would do if you had a weatherperson’s blue screen background and could project anything you wanted onto it?
No two shows are ever the same! Fast-talking, foul mouthed Jason Mewes and his "hetero life partner" Silent Bob (Kevin Smith) hit the DVD format with their highly praised live comedy show, Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.
Following the release of the cult-classic film Clerks in 1994, the two quickly became much loved stoner icons, with their mischievous characters going on to star in Mallrats, ChasingAmy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2, all of which were written and directed by Smith – so it’s sort of no wonder that they were in them.
Smith and Mewes have since developed an extraordinarily likeable live show. They just sit down and chat for an hour; tell stories, tell jokes, have arguments, talk family, fame, anything that comes to mind. It sounds dull on paper but it’s really just a return to the entertainment of old – conversation. Can’t recommend this highly enough.
If you’d like a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him which Kevin Smith characters you’d have a roundtable with and what you’d talk about.
On the eve of World War I, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery in. Drawn from true-life events, A Dangerous Method explores the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the beautiful but disturbed young woman who comes between them. Sensuality, ambition and deceit set the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.
Fassbender is stoically European, reserved and mild-mannered one minute and stripping down to his unders in a sado-masochistic thrashing the next. Keira Knightley throws her jaw around like a kid chasing other kids in the park with a used condom on the end of a stick. Magic!
A Dangerous Method was directed by David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, A History of Violence) from a screenplay by Academy Award winning writer Christopher Hampton (Atonement, Dangerous Liaisons), who adapted his own stage play, The Talking Cure, for the screen.
If you’d like a copy, email email@example.com with the names of three sexual deviants you believe are passing as normal directors/actors/actresses in Hollywood. Surprise him! Surprise yourself…