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Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Day Three ft. Florence + The Machine + FKA Twigs + Twenty One Pilots and more - Chicago (02.08.15)

From the final day of Lollapalooza for 2015, Daniel Boczarski brings us photos of headliners Florence + The Machine alongside the likes of FKA Twigs, Twenty One Pilots, Angus and Julia Stone, DMA's, Alison Wonderland and many more! Check out the gallery here:

F&L News: Nominees announced for Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2015


Chef Nelly Robinson's Nel. has been nominated three times

Time Out Sydney have released the list of nominees which will be up for their 7th annual Food Awards this year, once again scanning the city's rich food industry to celebrate another strong year in dining. Growth has been phenomenal in the scene these past 12 months, with innovative restaurants opening up, established venues evolving, and food trucks becoming a real strong force. The Time Out Sydney Food Awards will celebrate all of that across eleven categories at a special Awards ceremony on Monday 24th August at Sean Connolly's oyster and ale house The Morrison.

Ur Boy Bangz releases diss track aimed at Drake and Meek Mill for absolutely no reason at all

It's the 'beef' of the moment, world-dominating emcee-singer Drake has been wrapped up in a word-of-words with Philly's Meek Mill over claims of ghostwriting and more. Drizzy has released a total of two diss tracks, with rumours of a third planned to debut at the upcoming OVO Fest. Meanwhile Meek took his time in releasing his response to Drake's initial shot, which has been ill-received by pretty much everyone, including sports stars, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, and more. Now, a third contestant enters the ring, smiling with those pearly whites while Meek and Drake - and all of us - look at each crushingly confused; that contestant is none other than adored Australian rhymer Ur Boy Bangz.

Eating with the AU: Meat Masterclass at The Oaks - Neutral Bay (Sydney)

Initially, I wasn’t big on the idea of being schooled while I ate. Aside from a menu description, I’m usually pretty happy to explore flavours and enjoy a dish in my own time. However, the entertaining and educational evening held at The Oaks in Neutral Bay totally changed my mind.

Hotel Review: King Studio Loft at DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin Esplanade (Darwin, NT)

The DoubleTree by Hilton on Darwin's Esplanade offers excellent views of the ocean, is located brilliantly behind the city's main drag of Mitchell Street and offers travellers a great stay, regardless of whether you're in Darwin on holiday or business. Offering a range of guest rooms and suites to suit the trip, the hotel was once the old Holiday Inn (for those of you who know Darwin) and as the DoubleTree brand continues to expand within the Hilton's already well-established reputation, their move into the Northern Territory has proven to be a clever one indeed.

Exclusive Lollapalooza Interview: Django Django (UK) talk about their return to Australia for Falls Festival


Photo Credit: Larry Heath - Backstage at Lollapalooza 2015

Earlier today, it was revealed that UK outfit Django Django would be returning to Australia as part of the massive Falls Festival lineup over the New Years period (full lineup details HERE). Earlier this weekend, we caught up with Jimmy Dixon and Tommy Grace from the group while backstage at Lollapalooza in Chicago, to talk about their return to Australia, their latest album Born Under Saturn - and we find out why the new tracks have yet to become a dominating force amongst their sets. We also talk Metallica fans, defining moments and of course, cowbell.

Single of the Day: Wave Racer "Flash Drive" (2015)

Aussie producer Wave Racer has come out with a new track we're loving in "Flash Drive"! The first cut from his forthcoming EP of the same name has seen Sydney link up with vocalist B▲by on this one and is a piece of vibrant, glitchy goodness. Recently having its premiere on Triple J, the tune has been long-awaited for Wave Racer fans, as he's been spending recent months killing it on the live front overseas.

NT hip-hop artist Requiem gives us his Top 10 Jams for Darwin Chillin'!


Photo Credit: Daniel Hartley-Allen

While us Southerners continue to freeze our way through the final bits of winter, our mates up in the north battle with the dry season conditions that are envied by the rest of us. We recently reconnected with Darwin hip-hop artist Requiem on our recent trip to the NT, where he's been busily working on the release and promotion of his debut album Louvres - ahead of his launch gig at the Darwin Festival this weekend, Requiem has gone through his music library and sourced us his top ten tunes to bump when looking to kick back and chill.

F&L News: Golden Gaytime ice cream is now available in 1.25 litre tubs

Arguably Streets most famous and sought after creation is the Golden Gaytime. It's loved by pretty much everyone around Australia, so much so that a Facebook Group campaigning for the lauded ice cream to finally be released in tubs was started. It seems that this campaign has now been successful, as Streets have officially announced that they will start selling the product in 1.25 litre tubs.

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Danny Yau "The Inner West Misses You" (2015)

Sydney songwriter Danny Yau is gearing up to release his debut album Do You Think We'll Live Here Forever? in September, the first release under his own name. Having fronted The Reservations and having performed extensively with some of the country's best musicians throughout his career, Yau's debut solo release is all about returning home and finding one's spot after being away for a period of time. In his single "The Inner West Misses You", Yau has penned an ode to his hometown, the Sydney stomping ground he's experienced so much in.

Wild weather mars the third and final day of Lollapalooza; Florence and the Machine closes out the annual Chicago event.


Photo Credit: Andrew Wade (at Splendour in the Grass)

The Windy City of Chicago gave precedence to its name today when, after a windy and hot morning that covered many of the stages in dust, a looming storm cell forced organisers to evacuate Grant Park ahead of its arrival. The evacuation lasted less than an hour, during which time everyone exited the park without any reported incidences, re-entered after the storm proved to be non-eventful (at the park at least), and the music picked up where it left off. The schedule was moved forward an hour and the event was granted an hour's extension on their schedule as it was back in 2012. In the end, the extension wouldn't be needed.

F&L News: Tasmanian food and drink to be showcased at VIN Diemen (Syd, Melb, Bris)

Tasmania is one Australia's finest regions of food and wine, with a unique climate and a shared dedication to high quality, small-scale production. It's then no surprise that almost everything that comes out of Tasmania is highly sought after in the world of food and drink, and Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane will get to experience why at VIN Diemen (an event formerly known as Tasmania Unbottled).

the AU interview: Squabbalogic’s Jay James-Moody reveals no hints about next week's Mystery Musical #2!

Squabbalogic is gearing up to present its cryptic fun filled evening next week, with its Mystery Musical #2! The musical is staged for fundraising, with proceeds all contributing to the amazing work that the independent company puts on year after year. We chatted to Director Jay James-Moody ahead of the mysterious evening to try and wheedle out any sneaky hints!

Splendour Sideshow Review: The Wombats + Circa Waves - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (30.07.15)


Photo Credit: Kerrie Geier

Walking through the Entertainment Centre ‘Orb’ (as the staff there call it) on Thursday night there was a buzz fuelled by genuine excitement from all demographics of Adelaide. Only a small selection of bands can generate the level of excitement that The Wombats managed last week, the fact that they were upgraded from Thebby Theatre to the Entertainment Centre is a compliment in itself.

F&L News: ARIA Sydney teams with New Zealand's Felton Road Wineries for exclusive dinner

ARIA Sydney will be once again teaming up with an award-winning winery to host an exclusive dinner for one night only, complete with a specially made menu to pair up perfectly with the variety of wines on offer. For August, the winery that will be teaming with ARIA will be the award-winning Felton Road Wines from New Zealand, offering up their premium quality wines for a special dinner on Thursday 13th August at 6:30pm.