Hottest 100 Voting Opens by Brooke Tunbridge

Each year I tell myself that I will start a list at the beginning of the year of my favourite tracks, updating it each month, so that when the Hottest 100 voting opens, I’ll have a vague idea of the songs I want to vote for. Instead, I wait until December, glance at my “Best of 2017” playlist where a lonesome song sits, “Slow Mover” by Angie McMahon, and scramble together my most played songs of the year.

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GOING BEHIND THE GIG: Workin’ Nine Till Five w/ Jess Moog by Jessica Moog

Everyone loves a good ol’ bargain, right? Well folks, this month you’re getting two for the price of one as we delve into the lives of the incredibly hardworking and absolutely glorious Anthony and Louise Tillman. They’ve been showering Newy with their combined technical prowess for more than a decade, making them a total shoo-in for Local Power Couple of the Year.

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Creative branding creatives, by Rayannon Innes by Newcastle Discovered

Quietly tucked atop the Hunter Street mall, one-man creative agency Brandon McIntosh busily works away on his newest client’s brief. With a philosophy that embraces integrated brand identities that stand out for more than just a good logo, Brandon’s cheeky, minimalist designs reimagine the simple business card as a work of representational art.

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SO MUCH MUSIC - December, by Chris Dunn by Newcastle Discovered

Newcastle outfit Muzzy Pep have re-emerged in the Newcastle live scene with a new album in tow entitled ‘Cyclic’. The Newcastle/Maitland outfit rose to prominence in the late 90’s, winning the Newcastle leg of the first triple j Unearthed competition, and seemed to be on the brink of stardom. The band stayed quiet in the 2000’s, and while Errol and Scott both had solo outings - it was still something special when they joined forces.

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Shop Local this Christmas - Top spots to visit by Kian West

You know we love Newcastle and absolutely adore working with locals to make the city better. 
That definitely includes shopping at local stores and assisting them to grow because that means we all grow. With that in mind, we put a call out last week asking for suggestions of places people should shop. We got a little inundated with suggestions. Here are as many of them as we could list.

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Amanda Lee from Happiness HQ by Kian West

Hunter-based business leader and happiness activator, Amanda Lee from Happiness HQ has highlighted the power of the law of attraction in a real-life story that’s recently been published in the latest edition of the world-renowned book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul.

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Top Spots for NYE in Newcastle by Brooke Tunbridge

New Years Eve at the Hamo
Pist Idiots gigs are loud, rowdy, and always entertaining. After touring with Skeggs and The Gooch Palms, Pist Idiots have spent time in the studio with Bad//Dreems working on their next EP, to be released sometime next year. Joining Pist Idiots on NYE is Archy Punker, Viral Eyes, and locals Scumdrops. There’s more bands to be announced, so keep an eye out on the event page.

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