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the AU interview at SXSW: The Bros. Landreth (Canada) on 'Let it Lie' & bringing the LP to Australia!

From the Canadian Blast BBQ at SXSW, Johnny has a chat with Canadian band The Bros. Landreth and the chaos that is SXSW Music, releasing their debut album Let It Lie and potentially making their way down to Australia. With some of the members already having visited Australia in the past, the band is keen to get their music out here and perform for what they note is a thriving scene for live music.

Live Review: Jenny Broke The Window + Food Court + Hedge Fund + Winston Surfshirt - The Sly Fox, Enmore (24.04.15)

It’s no secret. Sydney has been extremely good to indie bands and fans of the genre in the past few years. I have no idea where it came from, but a handful of acts have created a huge ground-swell that is showing no signs of stopping. That’s what brings us to Rare Finds #1, a new indie club that launched last Friday at Enmore’s Sly Fox. Seems like a simple concept, right? Sydney loves indie, Sydney should have a dedicated indie night.

Feature: Five emerging artists from Adelaide you need to have in your life right now


Pictured: Lonelyspeck

There's nothing better than discovering a band before they break into the market. You get to see them earn their chops while you stand front and centre, learning every song and becoming one of their first fans. But sometimes it helps to have an idea about where to look! Last week we brought you some acts out of Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to be checking out if you haven't already and today, we take things to Adelaide. In no particular order, these five artists are some of our favourite new discoveries - some have been around for a little while, others are brand new additions to the scene:

Photo Gallery: Groovin the Moo - Oakbank Racecourse (25.04.15)

The first leg of the Groovin the Moo festival was held at Oakbank, in the Adelaide Hills. Despite the steady rain which turned the horse racing track into a mud pit, everyone was in good spirits. A great range of music, from Wolfmother and on the main stages. to RL Grime and A$AP Ferg in the Moolin Rouge tent, there was something for everyone. Our photographer John Goodridge was there front and centre to bring you these photos from the day.

Photo Gallery: Tkay Maidza + UV boi - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (23.04.15)

Adelaide's latest hip-hop dynamo Tkay Maidza brought the noise through to the Northcote Social Club for a show not to be forgotten. Kimberley Salmond was down there for the AU and brings us the following shots from the night!

F&L News: The Cut Bar & Grill looks to Whisky pairings, announces partnership with Glenmorangie (Sydney)

The Rocks' New York inspired steak restaurant The Cut Bar & Grill has recently undergone a bit of a menu revamp courtesy of new Head Chef Joseph Webb, welcoming new menu items such as Flat Iron Steak and lesser-known secondary meat cuts to mix it up with the classics like the restaurant’s famous 4 Hour Slow Roasted Wagyu Standing Rib dish. That's not all that's new though; the restaurant has announced a new partnership with acclaimed whisky brand Glenmorangie to help lead the way in the latest International movement of whisky and food pairing.

Getting to know AU Sessions performer Ben Wright Smith

Before his performance at this month's AU session taking place April 28th, the AU review caught up with Ben Wright Smith - the emerging singer-songwriter who talks about how he got started playing music and how he fell into his style. We find out what we can expect from his live show and what his plans for the year ahead are... plus more! Don't miss him performing free next Tuesday night! Details at the end of the article.

Theatre Review: Le Noir - Adelaide Festival Theatre (Performances to May 2nd)

Le Noir comes to Adelaide for a limited run into May and it's safe to say that in the lead up to the premiere of the season, there was a lot of talk and buzz surrounding this display of 'the dark side of cirque'. Once inside the Festival Theatre, I was already impressed with the set up of the stage and the use of the space by the company; the first few rows of seating had been removed to install landing mats over which a massive cage/wheel construction used for the finale hung suspended. Cabaret style seating on the stage just begged for audience interaction and as the show continued, it was made very obvious that this was a critical element of the show's entertainment.

Splendour in the Grass Sideshows: Years & Years set for debut headline Australian gigs in Melbourne and Sydney!

You've probably heard "King" being flogged on commercial radio in the last few months but come July you'll be able to hear more of Years & Years' music when they come through for Splendour. The London-based trio will be making their debut headline Australian appearances in Melbourne and Sydney, coming off the back of their first ever UK headline tour and raved about spots supporting the likes of Sam Smith and Clean Bandit.

Hotel Review: Executive Queen Room at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel (Texas)

Situated along San Antonio's famous Riverwalk, the Wyndham couldn't be better located for the visiting tourist. A short walk to the city's entertainment area and tourist hotspot The Alamo, the sizable 410 room hotel, spread over 21 floors, serves as an excellent port for both business guests, tourists and their families.

Eating with The AU: Kazbah - Harbourside, Darling Harbour (Sydney)

Kazbah is the exotic jewel in Darling Harbour’s crown at Harbourside Centre. Except that with it's fusion of Middle Eastern, Moroccan and Mediterranean food perhaps a more appropriate analogy is to a sultan and his wares.

The State of Affairs: The Latest Music Industry News - 24th April 2015

In this issue: Megan Washington joins the PPCA board, Record Industry sales drop,#NotON Violence against women campaign picks up speed, Channel [V] launch new channels, Timmy Trumpet and Savage kick goals with "Freaks", DMA's release debut EP in the USA, who was signed this weel, plus the ARIA charts.

Stumbled Upon #041 - Rob Heyes (Melbourne)

In our 41st instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet the Melbourne 's Rob Heyes , and chat about his debut album, Pales with Grace, we find out how he got started, who inspired him and more!

the AU interview: Rian Dawson of All Time Low (US) talks 'Future Hearts', fan connection and 2015 tour plans!

All Time Low have visited Australia on a few occasions now but with their latest trip out for Soundwave, there was an added bit of hype and buzz surrounding the US band. Given the opportunity to bring their - at the time, unreleased - album Future Hearts to a crowd so far away from home for the first time, All Time Low wound up being able to put the feelers out in a live setting and see what the reaction to some new material would be. Drummer Rian Dawson reflects on the festival tour, as well as their two headline shows, at the beginning of the year positively.

the AU interview at SXSW: Jeff Innes of Yukon Blonde (Canada) on the follow up to 'Tiger Talk' & returning to Australia!

After their set at the Canadian Blast BBQ at SXSW, Sose sat down with Yukon Blonde vocalist Jeff Innes for a chat about touring, preparing new material for the follow up to 2012's Tiger Talk record and more. Although it's been a little while in between new records, Innes is stoked with the final result of their new material, noting that it was a much more cohesive effort.