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Hello Asia! Ticket offer for BIGBANG's Sydney concert: Get your hands on an exclusive BIGBANG poster with your ticket!

Hello Asia! is bringing a special offer to BIGBANG fans with a special offer for their Sydney concert on Sunday 18th October. Purchase a ticket through our special Ticketek link and you will also get an exclusive BIGBANG Australian tour poster that is not available for purchase anywhere else!

Arts News Weekly: 5th of September 2015

In this issue: James Nguyen - Exit Strategies, ‘Revealed’ by Sofitel, Proximity 2015 Festival announced, School holidays at NGV, Wonderwalls Festival, The Other Art Fair, Hugh Jackman - Live in concert, and Dawn French touring Australia.

Three big events happening in Sydney this Sunday from Newtown to Barangaroo

Sometimes there just isn't enough time in the day to see all you want to see, especially when Sydney becomes home to multiple events that happen all on the same day. In this case, that day is Sunday 6th September and there's three pretty special happenings to keep you running around the city. If you're in town this weekend we suggest heading along to one of the following:

the AU interview: Super Best Friends talk touring, "All My Friends Are Leaving Town", puppies, BIGSOUND and more!

As they tour around their latest single "All My Friends Are Leaving Town", we catch up with Super Best Friends to talk about the track, their incredible year, BIGSOUND, puppies (naturally) and much more... Read on:

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 4th September 2015

In This Issue: we look at the 2015 Melbourne Music Bank; a new imprint from the team at Nuclear Blast Records with four international signings; the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music at Monash University turns 50 and over 200 musicians help celebrate across the country; a study finds that live music is adding more to the Australian economy than retail, accommodation, and other sectors; and Victoria's music community have launched a new taskforce to deal with sexual assault and harassment in licensed venues and at music festivals. All this plus the latest signings, and the ARIA charts.

Birds of Tokyo and John Butler Trio headline VANFEST in Forbes, NSW this December

The NSW regional music festival VANFEST is back in 2015 with a huge line up of Australian music all-stars and up and comers. A cohort of impressive Australian bands and artists will be hitting up Forbes, NSW on December 5th for a day of some of the best that this country has to offer.

Music Video of the Day: Tkay Maidza “M.O.B” (2015)

Tkay Maidza is killing it at the moment. Barely a month ago she was packing out the Mix Up tent at Splendour, and next week she’s kicking off a huge national tour, with dates already selling out. Keeping it consistent with the video for her breakout track "Switch Lanes”, the new video for her track “M.O.B.” is a stylised cartoon sci-fi, and it’s an amazing watch. Check it out here:

Theatre Review: Thank You For Being a Friend - Glen St Theatre, Sydney (Performances to 6th September)

The Golden Girls ran on television screens from 1985 – 1992, and was one of the top ten highest rating programs for six out of it’s seven seasons. While being a prime time sitcom, the show was also known for breaking new ground, not only for it’s older, all female ensemble, but also for it’s discussion of then taboo topics including gay rights, pre milf-era female sexuality, and gender politics. This live tribute sees the 4 main characters presented as puppets, with a near-perfect representation of the TV house on stage. The late 80s cane furniture, rustic wood-grain kitchen and frilled lampshades set the mood perfectly alongside the pastel outfits of some elegantly designed puppets.

Stumbled Upon #075 - I'm Not A Band (Berlin, Germany)

In our 75th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Stephen and Simon from I'm Not A Band an electro pop act from Berlin and chat about their latest track, ’Cages’.

the AU interview: Jeff Martin of The Tea Party (Canada) chats about the Edges of Twilight 20th Anniversary tour

Canadian rock band The Tea Party were formed twenty five years ago and have released around a dozen albums in that time. On the twentieth anniversary of their album Edges of Twilight, they have released a new master recording and are touring the album in full. John Goodridge chatted to lead singer Jeff Martin on the eve of their Canadian tour.

I Know Leopard announce Australian headline tour

There's a chance you may have seen Sydney's I Know Leopard recently, supporting Gang Of Youths on their national tour. If not, you'll have plenty of chances to see the dream-pop cuties starting this September when they head out on a huge 15-date headlining tour in support of their upcoming EP Another Life.

F&L News: Bondi's Icebergs to host exclusive 'Legends of Australian Beef' dinner this month (Sydney)

Get ready for a comprehensive showcase of Australian beef set against the unrivaled view of Bondi Beach at Icebergs Dining Room & Bar because a whole host of industry figures are coming together for one exclusive dinner themed around one of the country's most iconic industries. Maurice Terzini and Head Chef Monty Koludrovic of Icebergs will be welcoming Anthony Puharich of Vic Premium Quality Meat to host the special dinner, which has been given the title Icebergs x Legends of Australian Beef Dinner.

Single of the Day: Jinja Safari “Accident” (2015)

“Accident”, the new single from Sydney's Jinja Safari is a unique piece of pop music. With offbeat time signatures and expertly planned vocal phrasing, the song rises and falls in and out of choruses, in most sections using very little to make a very big sound. Listen to the stunning track here:

The Ladies of BIGSOUND - 10 female artists to look out for in the Valley next week!

BIGSOUND kicks off next week in Brisbane and if you're like us, you're still trying to determine where to head and who to see. Last year saw some standout rock bands come through the ranks strongly, while the level of eclectic solo artists also provided us with some special highlights of the showcase program.

Live Review: Safia + Boo Seeka + Owen Rabbit - Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane (27.08.15)

Safia have been absolutely killing it this year. With single after single, they have been getting so much radio play as well as selling out show gigs all across the country. The last time I saw Safia was at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND conference last year, and holy wow, what a difference a year makes. They have really stepped up their game and brought the production of their live show up to a whole new level.