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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.

Hello Asia! Sundown Festival Photo Gallery: Best of the Fest - Marina Promenade, Singapore (22.11.14)

The stars of Asia was performing at the annual Sundown Festival in Singapore last weekend. Artists include Big Ass, Chang Chen Yue, James Yang, Jeremy Teng, Kanika Kapoor, Kate Tsui (pictured above), Olivia Ong, PUPIL, REGINA, ShiGGa Shay and Shila Amzah. Photos by Johnny Au.

From the Festival to the Circus: Spending 48 hours with the Canon EOS 700D

I've been running the AU review for over 6 years now. During that time we've had over a hundred photographers come through our doors around the country - probably more... and though I've been behind plenty of video cameras, I've never dabbled much in photography myself. It can't be that hard can it? Well, the folks at Canon took me up on that very challenge and set me up with their entry level DSLR- the EOS 700D - to answer that question for myself.

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival Interview: Lady Maiko Director Masayuki Suo & Actress Mone Kamishiraishi

Lady Maiko director Masayuki Suo and lead actress Mone Kamishiraishi made a special guest appearance at the Sydney screening of the film as part of the Japanese Film Festival, including a post-screening Q&A session with the audience where they spoke about the film, the process of making it and how Japanese-specific cultural elements translate to an international audience.

Music Feature (TV) Review: The Molly Meldrum Story (Music Max - Australia, 2014)

If he’s not the King then Ian “Molly” Meldrum is undoubtedly the Queen of Australian music. The broadcaster, raconteur, producer, TV presenter, journalist, band manager and passionate music fan has seen and done it all. To celebrate some 50 years in the music industry as well as his upcoming induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame, Music Max have put together a special and biography that celebrates the mirth and madness that is The Molly Meldrum Story.

Album Review: Tin Sparrow - Shoelace Ring (2014 EP)

Following a long musical hiatus, pop-folk band Tin Sparrow have returned with their third EP, Shoelace Ring. A change in line-up triggered the Sydney-siders to take a step back and remind themselves who they are, taking it back to basics. The end product is an encouraging rediscovery of their roots paired with a rejuvenated energy and fresh outlook on life.

Hello Asia! Sundown Festival Photo Gallery: WEAVER - Marina Promenade, Singapore (22.11.14)

Japanese rock act WEAVER, returns to Singapore with a set at the Sundown Festival. The members of WEAVER have been taking leave from their music careers to study English in the UK. This performance marks WEAVER's return to Asia. Photos by Johnny Au.

We have partnered with Ibis to make you an AU reviewer for a weekend at Stereosonic in Brisbane!

In furthering their "Paint It Red" campaign, which aims at taking full advantage of the many central locations these hotels offer, we have partnered with hotel brand Ibis to begin a music reviewer program which will give some lucky winners a shot at music writing for Brisbane's Stereosonic.

Lorde dominates the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

As the Australian Music Industry gets ready for its "night of nights" at the 2014 ARIA Awards, New Zealand's own industry had their own reason to celebrate last week with the 49th Annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards taking over the Vector Arena in Auckland with a phenomenally well run event.

VideAU Games News Byte: New Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay trailer features Batmobile, beatdowns

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Rocksteady have unleashed the latest gameplay trailer for next year’s Batman: Arkham Knight and it is an absolute doozy. Entitled “Ace Chemicals Infiltration - Part One”, it shows off lots more of the Batmobile, we hear the Arkham Knight speak, we get to hear those dulcet Kevin Conroy tones and we get to see whole lot of Batman punching criminals in their turkey necks. Check it out after the jump.

Album Review: Daily Meds - Sour Milk (2014 LP)

Hip-hop is heading in so many different directions in this country, but it is just as refreshing to see a group is sticking to their roots and smashing out politically motivated, hard and fast technical rhymes. Big Village family members Daily Meds sophomore release Sour Milk and follow up to their Triple J endorsed debut album Happy Daze has just as much grit and grime, in fact you probably want to put on a poncho whilst listening to this album.

VideAU Games News Byte: ACMI announces 2014 Screen It winners

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The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has announced the winners of it’s annual Screen It competition for 2014. Touted as the “biggest moving image competition for young people”, the competition, now in it’s tenth year, unearths talented school-age film-makers, animators and game designers. Hit the jump to find out who took the top spots.

Single Stream: Pink Feathers "Ghosts" (2014)

Not gonna lie, "Ghosts" seriously sounds like it belongs on the Vice City soundtrack. Pink Feathers have totally hit a ball out of the park with this surprisingly cool and sweet track, sounding straight out of the late 70s / early 80s... But don’t take my word for it, check it out below.

Theatre Review: La Cage Aux Folles - Melbourne Arts Centre (Performances until December 7th)

The socialites of Melbourne were out in force for the opening of musical extravaganza La Cage Aux Folles on Saturday night. Having seen the film adaptation The Birdcage several times, I was very excited to see how the characters would be portrayed on stage.

Arts Review: MoveMe Improvisation Festival Opening Double-Bill - Beast #3 & No-One Will Ever.. - Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (22.11.14)

Saturday night the inaugural MoveMe Improvisation Festival officially kicked off in front of an attentive and appreciative audience with a double bill of Beast #3 and No-One Will Tell Us at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA).