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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.

the AU interview: Jake from Lazarus Mode talks gigs, their 'Ignite' EP and video!

The guys from Lazarus Mode have a new video out for their single "Ignite" coming off a powerful EP of the same name. Lead singer Jake chatted to us recently about gigs, recording the EP and the making of the video, where they get some mighty musical mischief on top of plenty of cars.

Album Review: Bored Nothing - Some Songs (2014 LP)

Australian musician Fergus Miller aka Bored Nothing has released a sophomore album entitled Some Songs; fans might remember the first album from Bored Nothing in 2012, the self-titled LP garnering rave reviews and comparisons to greats like Elliott Smith. After two years, Bored Nothing is back again.

Tigerair celebrates 7th Birthday by offering return leg flights for just $1

Tigerair are celebrating their birthday, but giving us the big gift. From RIGHT NOW to Wednesday 26th November (12pm AEDT) there will be a national sale to end all national sales. You will be able to snag a return flight across the entirety of Tigerair's national network for just $1*. There are more than ten thousands great value fares on sale now, to 12 top Australian destinations. When the return leg of a flight costs the price of a newspaper, you know that life is good.

Photo Gallery: Violent Soho + Ceres + Flowermouth - Metropolis, Fremantle (22.11.14)

Violent Soho at Metropolis Fremantle

Brisbane rockers Violent Soho played to a sold out show at Metropolis Fremantle, putting on a impressive performance. They were joined by Ceres and Flowermouth.

Photo Gallery: Broods + Mansionair - The Metro Theatre, Sydney (23.11.14)

Supported by Mansionair, Broods performed at The Metro Theatre in Sydney last night and Belinda Dipalo was there to being you these photos.

Photo Gallery: Hilltop Hoods + Thundamentals + K21 - The Marquee, Brisbane (22.11.14)

Aussie hip-hop legends Hilltop Hoods brought their Walking Under Stars tour to The Marquee in Brisbane, with support from Thundamentals and K21. Aidan was there for the AU and caught the folllowing shots!

Live Review: Kimbra - The Metro Theatre, Sydney (20.11.14)

Kimbra stands on stage; a spectacular gold cloak draped over her Jetsons-esque dress of reflective silver, bright eyes slammed shut as she grips the microphone, tearing notes from her throat.

Photo Gallery: The Smith Street Band + The Front Bottoms + Apologies I Have None - The Gov, Adelaide (20.11.14)

The Smith Street Band absolutely killed it at the Gov. There was a seething sea of people at the sold out show with wicked support acts Apologies, I Have None from the UK and US band The Front Bottoms, with local band The Grenadiers opening the show. Our photographer John Goodridge brings you these photos from the pit.

Photo Gallery: Thelma Plum - Jive, Adelaide (20.11.14)

Playing her first sold out show in Adelaide on Thursday night, Lauren Connelly was there to capture the wonder that is Thelma Plum.

VideAU Games Interview: Far Cry 4 Creative Director Alex Hutchinson talks co-op, new weapons, design, and more

Alex Hutchinson

Earlier this month after PAX wrapped up, I was able to have a brief Q&A with Far Cry 4's Creative Director, Alex Hutchinson. I caught one of his demos of the game at the show and at the time he sounded like he was starting to lose his voice, so it was probably better that we ended up chatting via email than via phone.

New Music Video: Swim Season “Hide & Seek” (2014)

If you ask me, Swim Season are one of the most exciting acts coming out of Melbourne right now. Formerly known as We The People, the indie pop rockers had an absolute stellar tune in “Leon” last year but then saw a reshuffle in band members, triggering a reformation in June 2014 under their new name. The fresh faced 5 piece were quick to turn heads with the release of “The Throne” in August, with its commanding and explosive chorus making for an incredibly strong debut and in my opinion, one of the top tracks to come out this year.

Cooking with the AU: Paprika pork chops with balsamic chickpeas and chorizo

Vic's Meat Market has been standing tall and distinctly in Sydney Fish Market since it opened a few months ago, supplying the city with top quality produce, as well as world class steaks and juicy smoked burgers (thanks to the largest smoker in Australia). The hub of provenance, meat pick 'n' mix, and every kind of cut you can think of - on demand and on display - has supplied us with this very tempting recipe, with just enough time for you to perfect those skills ahead of Christmas. Read through this, go to Vic's to grab some pork chops, and enjoy!

Kerser announces dates for his 2015 national tour to support album 'King'

Reigning in from Sydney's western suburbs, Kerser has announced a national tour in support of his fourth album King. With prominent themes of his background, personal struggles and success thus far, the tour will open to an audience at Melbourne's Hi-Fi in late January, with 5 gigs to follow, closing in Adelaide toward the end of February.

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival 2014 Review: Tamako Love Story (Japan, 2014)

This is a story as sweet as mochi! Tamako Love Story is the sequel to popular anime Tamako Market and follows schoolgirl Tamako Kitashirakawa on her day-to-day life as she discovers a love that has been there all along.