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Vote for your Favourite Live Act in Australia in The People's Choice for the 2014 AU Awards!


Pictured: Nominees Ball Park Music (Photo by Kerrie Geier)

Voting has opened for the 1st annual AU Awards' Peoples Choice category, with 12 bands and artists up for the gong... So vote now for your favourite Australian live act! Voting closes December 5th and the winner (plus 2 runners up) will be announced on December 9th.

New Music Video: Run The Jewels "Blockbuster Night Part 1" (2014)

Now that we've had time to digest the abrasive new album RTJ2 from the unstoppable Run The Jewels, it's only right that we are treated to a music video for one of the LPs most exciting cuts. "Blockbuster Night Part 1" makes you picture something a bit more chaotic and explicit than Mike Bigga and El Producto as EMTs, but watching them haphazardly drive around the street of Atlanta in an ambulance half-assing their way through a day on the job is pretty fun. Let's just hope they never become EMTs though.

Eating With the AU: Watt Restaurant & Bar’s Brand New Summer Menu - New Farm (Brisbane)

Nestled underneath the towering structure of the Brisbane Powerhouse lies the amazing Watt Restaurant & Bar. It offers breathtaking views of the Brisbane river, and brilliant food at reasonable prices. The notorious venue is now offering a fresh Spring and Summer menu, with food cooked by new head chef Jason Norris. The new menu has food that is sure to wow everyone.

New Music Video: Beyonce "7/11" (2014)

Following the full versions of "Ring Off" and "7/11" which were released yesterday by Beyoncé, the queen of music has released a fun music video for the latter. There's less in the way of production here, rather, Bey takes advantage of some effects to spin her and her dancers goofing around into one of her most playful videos to date. Watch out for the Blue Ivy cameo.

Hello Asia! Live Review: Broken Doll - GOMA, Brisbane (21.11.14)

In conjunction with Brisbane's "Future Beauty" exhibition, which exhibits and celebrates 30 years of Japanese fashion revolution, Broken Doll stopped by in Brisbane to perform as a part of their world tour and the exhibition. The Japanese punk-rock group originates from Tokyo, and they are easily distinguished by their colourful "Harajuku" appearance and music style that would be considered "kawaii", or "cute" punk rock. The band usually consists of Sachi as the vocalist and Kensuke as the guitarist, but tonight they were also accompanied by Shin as the bassist and Hideya as the drummer. All of the band members were wearing vibrant and colourful, yet also clashing outfits, which has its own charms.

Hello Asia! KStar FanFest 2014: Girl's Day performing "Expectation" LIVE in Singapore

K-Pop girl group Girl's Day performing their hit track "Expectation" LIVE at the KStar FanFest 2014 in Singapore. The KStar FanFest is part of the annual Korea Festival Singapore. See you favourite members of Girl's Day - Sojin, Yura, Minah and Hyeri performing LIVE!

TV Review: Chicago P.D Season 1 Episodes 1 and 2 (USA, 2014)

Chicago P.D premiered to Australian audiences with a double episode last night. The series is the newest in but a long line of crime dramas by Law & Order mastermind Dick Wolf, and so it makes sense that all the experience will pour into making the show something special, right?

Single Stream: Beyonce "Ring Off" and "7-11" (2014)

When Beyoncé drops a new song it's treated as more than just your everyday leak, it's an event - she's just dropped two new songs. The reigning queen of the music industry has a profile that is often hard to believe, but there it is; frequently displayed throughout popular culture, blogs, websites, and the like. So it comes to no surprise that her release of the full versions of new songs "Ring Out" and "7/11" - which appear on the re-release of her self-titled album - is a pretty big deal. Listen to both songs below.

Eating with the AU: La Svolta Italian Restaurant - Prahran and Hampton (Melbourne)

As I enter La Svolta I am warmly welcomed by owners Valerio Calabro and Giuseppe ‘Pino’ Russo and I immediately feel like I've come to an Italian home as my hand is shook, names are vocalised and I am ushered outside to their new, ready for summer, dining space to eat and drink their exclusive new menu range.

the AU review celebrates live music by announcing nominees for the 1st annual "AU Awards" including public voted category!


Picture: Amy Hetherington captures Violent Soho in Darwin...

Today the AU review - and parent company Heath Media - are excited to announce the nominees for the first annual AU Awards, a celebration of the best in live music in Australia.

Single Stream: New Jesus Million "Taught to Run" (2014)

New producers be aware - this stuff is fat. No wait, it’s PHat. New Jesus Million which by the way, is supposed to be spelt with a pound symbol, hails from Boston and is dropping heavy party beats everywhere. And this track is no different. Check it out below:

VideAU Games News Byte: First trailer for Telltale's Game of Thrones arrives

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With Telltale’s Game of Thrones game series set to begin in the very near future, the developer have released a trailer for the first episode, Iron From Ice.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 21st November 2014

In This Issue: we give you the details on who’s winning all the awards, what the hottest summer party is, and how you can win art created by your favourite artists, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Exclusive Video Feature Premiere: 1200 Techniques "Move On" - Songwriters' Perspective

Hip-hop legends 1200 Techniques recently announced their return, with their new EP Time Has Come being revealed and slated for a January 23rd release. Fans have already gotten a taste of the new material, with the "Time Has Come" single dropping through Rubber Records earlier this week.

the AU interview: Georgie Browne (Perth) talks about her concert with Orchestra Seventeen88 and more

On Saturday November 22nd, internationally renowned flutist, Georgia Browne, will join orchestra seventeen88 - the most recent initiative of the legendary educator Richard Gill - in Sydney, for An Evening with the Viennese Titans at Sydney Grammer School. Specialising in the historical flute, Perth musician Georgia Browne has been a highly sought after soloist, recording artist, and educator across the world since her European debut in 2004. I had a chat with Georgia about her career to date, the importance of ensembles like orchestra seventeen88, and why this music is for everyone.