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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: Blacklistt (New Zealand) backstage at the NZ Music Awards after winning Best Rock Album!

Live from backstage at the New Zealand Music Awards at the weekend, Larry Heath spoke to Blacklistt, who wound up taking home the VNZMA for Best Rock Album!

VideAU Games News Byte: LittleBigPlanet 3 out now

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Sackboy fans are extremely happy today. Media Molecule’s 2.5D puzzle/side-scroller/grand social experiment LittleBigPlanet 3 is out now on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4!

Hello Asia! The Best of the Fest: Editors Picks from MU:CON 2014

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au was invited to speak at the annual MU:CON Music conference in Seoul, South Korea recently. In addition to the conference, Johnny also got to watch showcases by some of the best upcoming music artists from South Korea. Here is his Top 5 Editors pick from MU:CON 2014.

Album News Weekly: 26th November 2014

In This Issue: This week is headed up by some big names with the return of The Smashing Pumpkins and The Grates, some UK rock and electronic exports, a mixtape featuring HAIM, and an artist that spent the year supporting Eminem.

FBi SMAC Awards nominees announced!

FBi Radio today announced the nominees for the 2014 SMAC Awards, celebrating Sydney's music, arts and culture industry for its 7th year! Recognising musicians, artists, restaurants, events and performers who have stood out in their artistic and business endeavours in Sydney in 2014, the SMAC Awards once again represent a diverse and incredibly talented bunch of trailblazers.

the AU interview: Edwin Mathis White of Tonstartssbandht (US) on playing CMJ, touring Australia and more!

Soon to make their Australian debut is Brooklyn based duo Tonstartssbandht! The sibling duo of Edwin Mathis White and Andy White are notable musicians in their own right, but the music they've been making together has a vibe all its own. Andy plays guitar with Mac DeMarco, while Edwin's solo project Eola has also been garnering some popular acclaim. Together, Tonstartssbandht are purveyors of 'psychedelic boogie rock' and are stoked to be bringing it through Australian venues next month. Edwin tells us about the upcoming tour, how CMJ treated them and what he's looking forward to next year.

Top 10 songs to play at a Monster Beach Party with Teen Sensations!

"The best band of 20 somethings pretending to be teenagers pretending to be The Beach Boys." is how Teen Sensations lead vocalist Jerry Sensation describes the band's recently debuted sound. Releasing Monster Beach Party aptly on Halloween, the four piece are now set to take their three-track 7" around to some venues in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this month and in December! Jerry (Jeremy Neale) gives us 10 tracks that are must-plays at a Monster Beach Party. Line em up!

New Music Video: George Kalpa “KSDB” (2014)

Okay, so I’ve been going through a massive Type O Negative phase of late. Perhaps it’s fitting then, that George Kalpa comes along with a new track for me to listen to - and share with you all. Seriously, it’s got a sweet video too. Check it out below.

Theatre Review: Jumpers For Goalposts - Red Stitch Theatre (Performances until December 20th)

The combination of theatre and sports are like an opposite attract-styled relationship. They are easily not suited for each other, sometimes when aspects are looked over and the layers underneath to a person’s personality are exposed, all manner of shiny good things are there to be enjoyed. The same can be said for Red Stitch’s Jumpers For Goalposts, a production that is both wonderfully playful but also moving at the same time.

Eating with the AU: Burger Liquor Lobster - Paddington (Sydney)

Step into the funky upstairs area of Paddington's The London and you'll no longer find the Chur Burger pop-up that once occupied the space. No, now you're in a lobster-focused burger joint with the very descriptive name Burger Liquor Lobster, and it's taking the Chur legacy of inexpensive, good quality burgers, while adding their own nice little touch. With price point a major focus and quality maintain consistently throughout the straight-forward options, it's looking like this two-location restaurant (the other, bigger version is located in Manly) is one of the new go-to burger joints in Sydney.

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival 2014 Review: Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy (Rurouni Kenshin, Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends) (2012 and 2014, Japan)

Two years ago the live adaptation release of Nobuhiro Watsuki’s popular manga series Rurouni Kenshin was a hit in Japan’s box offices. The Australian premiere of the film as part of Japanese Film Festival sold sessions out, with fans lining up around the block at screenings. If this reaction was anything to go by, imagine the excitement generated by the announcement of sequels Kyoto Inferno and The Legend Ends as part of a headlining trilogy on the festival program this year.

Party with Steve Aoki, Uberjak'd and Hayden James at the Smirnoff Party House in Sydney!


Photo: Serena Ho

With summer just around the corner, Smirnoff want to ensure that you've got every opportunity to be enjoying every moment of it and with the Smirnoff Sound Collective landing in Australia, set to kick off at Stereosonic, we're sure they're going to be getting that awesome environment just right.

What to expect from the 2014 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra

The ARIA Awards return to Channel Ten tonight at 7.30pm and we'll be live from the event all day, bringing you all the action from red carpet and backstage on Twitter. Stay tuned to the hashtag #AUxARIAs for all the updates. So what can you expect from the awards tonight? Here's a few of the latest announcements to bring you up to date: