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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.

Bondi's Icebergs announces music line-up for NYD party

Summer is only days away which means New Years isn’t that much further. Bondi beach is set to be hot in more ways than one this New Years; Icebergs have just announced their lineup of local and international talent for the annual party event, Iceberg’s New Year’s Day. Bag Raiders, Poolside (US), Sneaky Sound System, Nicky Night Time and more will transform Sydney’s favourite two-hat restaurant into the ultimate party destination.

Live Review: Sincerely, Grizzly + Bad//Dreems - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne (21.11.14)

Sadtime music certainly has made a comeback throughout the last year. The more heart wrenching the better seems to be the rule, with accolades going out to Sun Kil Moon's Benji, Perfect Pussy and Run the Jewels new albums and the increasing re emergence of emo in popular culture (as evidenced by almost everything I've written on this site) shows just how sad everyone's collective thoughts have become. So it's no wonder that the local scene have taken up this property. And last Friday I got the chance to witness one of the best in this scene; Adelaide's Sincerely, Grizzly.

Win a double pass to see Baila Brazil in Sydney!

Baila Brazil heats up the Opera House from Friday 9 January to Sunday 18 January and tickets are on sale now! From the creators of the sell-out, smash hit 2010 sensation Balé de Rua, the bigger and brighter Baila Brazil will burst onto the Sydney Opera House stage this summer.

VideAU Games Review: Dragon Age Inquisition (Xbox One, 2014)

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Where do you start with a game like Dragon Age: Inquisition? Bioware have unleashed on an unprepared world a game with so much to see and do that it defies belief. Bioware have taken the lessons they learned from Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II and their mechanically similar Mass Effect series and applied them here in ways that pay respect to the video game RPGs of old while still making it feel next gen.

Ben Pearce will return to Australia for a tour over December and January

Ben Pearce, the DJ whose name is synonymous with his 2012 deep house debut "What I Might Do" has just announced that he will return to Australia in late December and early January for his most comprehensive tour yet.

Hello Asia! KStar FanFest 2014: B1A4 - Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore (22.11.14)

Heart throb K-Pop boy group B1A4 brought the house down with their performance for the KStar FanFest concert last Saturday night in Singapore. See Jinyoung, CNU, Sandeul, Baro and Gongchan bringing their music talents and famous fan service. Photos by Alvin Ho.

Drinking with the AU: Icebergs Sundays with Aperol Spritz - Bondi (Sydney)

It’s no secret we Aussies are big fans of the Sunday Sesh, particularly in summer. And who wouldn’t be? A relaxing drink with friends, preferably near a beach or at least out in the sunshine with some good tunes to complete the chill vibe. Good news! Aperol and Icebergs have combined forces to bring you a new Sunday hang.

F&L News: Newtown Bar Earl's Juke Joint crowned Bar of the Year at Time Out Sydney Bar Awards

Last night, the winners of the annual Time Out Sydney Bar Awards were announced. For the first time in their history, the Awards opted to hold the event at the Wentworth Park Greyhounds track rather than at a bar. There were a total of 12 awards ups for grabs, including two new categories: Best Bar Team and Best Party Bar. 10 of the 12 awards were judged by Time Out food and drink critics, and top drinks professionals decided the Hot Talent award, while the People’s Choice was judged by Time Out readers.

the AU interview: Appleonia talks collaboration, unique experiences and her new album at the Aussie BBQ in Mumbai!

The Aussie BBQ in Mumbai is one of many Australian showcases such as CMJ put on across the globe by Sounds Australia. One of the performers involved with the showcase was the lovely Appleonia. Our head photographer Johnny Au had the opportunity to conduct an exclusive in-depth interview with Appleonia while touring with her for two weeks.

New Music Video: Catfish and the Bottlemen “Pacifier” (2014)

There’s something really awesome about alt pop punk rock. The boys from Catfish and the Bottlemen are pretty damn awesome - and they’re from the UK. But hey, if you don’t like them that’s totally fine - i’ll see them by myself when they’re here supporting The Kooks.

Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd - New Theatre, Sydney (Performances to December 20th)

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd! The theatre is dark, the first harsh notes of the “Organ Prelude” sound, the lights fade in to red and the ensemble introduces us to The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd.

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.