Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Wednesday 27th August 2014

In this week’s issue: One of our BIGGEST F&L Weekly's yet! Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema kicks off in Brisbane; Urban Purveyor Group open waterfront Bierhaus in Melbourne; A few Father's Day ideas; Swine & Co continues to grow; The Dungog Festival offers something a bit different; Sydney's beloved The Dough Collective expands; Surry Hills gets a new Middle Eastern restaurant; The best scenic drives in NSW; a new protein smoothie from Boostl the Munich Brauhaus opens in Melbourne; the Hill of Grace Restaurant is now officially open in Adelaide; we look forward to the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show; good news from the iconic Opera Bar in Sydney; and SO much more.

VideAU Games News Byte: Pokémon collaborates with Tekken to introduce Pokkén Tournament to the gaming world

Japan will be the first to experience the latest in the plethora of Pokémon spin-offs when Pokkén Tournament is introduced into Japanese arcades next year. While no home console version has been announced yet, the game, which is a collaboration with popular fighting franchise Tekken, looks top good to not spread around the globe faster than the speed of Zapdos.

Gettin' to know our 6th Birthday Bands: Datãkae (Adelaide)

Adelaide producer Datãkae is set to show us what he's got when he performs along with Fishing at Rocket Bar on Friday night. We're going to be down there celebrating our six years in the game so beforehand, we thought we'd get in touch with the man also known as Steve Rummage to get the lowdown on what he's about musically and what we can be expecting...

the AU interview: Elodie Adams (Melbourne) chats 'inSUBORDINATE' and influences ahead of Melbourne launch!

Melbourne artist and performing dynamo Elodie Adams is set to launch her EP inSUBORDINATE with a surefire hit hometown show at the Tote tomorrow night! Before the chaos kicks off, the lady behind the popular single "Born To Love You" takes us through her week of preparations for the show, discusses her own musical background and development and how inSUBORDINATE came to be!

Event Wrap Up: APRA AMCOS Art Music Awards 2014 - Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne (26.08.14)

Held at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom, the APRA Art Music Awards were presented last night with some of Australia's most talented performers and industry members in attendance to announce the winners of the 2014 awards, recognising the artistic achievement and excellence within the field of this Australia's art music industry. Presenter Virginia Trioli, the Walkley award-winning journalist, author and co-host of ABC-TV News Breakfast hosted this year’s event.

Eating with the AU: Mr Mason & State of Grace Progressive Dinner - CBD (Melbourne)

His name was Mr Mason and the charm he exuded was instantly intoxicating. He welcomes me with champagne and entices my palate with gorgeous canapés. French songs are sung in the background as I mingle under the stars on the outdoor terrace. He leads me inside and seats me at an elegantly laid table where a cleverly designed menu greets us. This was a journey between two nearby restaurants in Melbourne's CBD, driven by the characters these beautiful establishments - Mr Mason and State of Grace - call upon.

Single Stream: Bored Nothing "Ice-Cream Dreams" (2014)

Melbourne's Fergus Miller, AKA Bored Nothing's first single from his second album is "Ice-Cream Dreams"; an image that fits nicely into his realm of lo-fi slacker rock. What 'ice-cream dreams' are can't be said for certain, but they sound pretty damn good. Bored Nothing will release Some Songs on October 24.

Album Review: Sticky Fingers - Land of Pleasure (2014 LP)

With their relentless tour schedule both nationally and across Europe, it’s hard to believe that the Sticky Fingers boys have had enough time to pick their nose, let alone release an album. Yet here they are, Australia’s favourite cheeky Sydneysiders are back with their second offering, Land of Pleasure. A devilishly sweet sophomore to Caress Your Soul, and one that does not disappoint.

Gettin' to know our 6th Birthday Bands: Martin King (Melbourne)

We get to know the bands playing our 6th Birthday Party in Melbourne next Tuesday night... first up is Martin King, best known as one half of Oscar + Martin. He'll be pumping out a live set on the night so let's take a moment to learn a bit more about the man himself:

Hello Asia! Feature: Introducing J-Rock group VAMPS

Let us introduce the Vampire gods of Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll. VAMPS have recently caught our eye (a bit late in the game), and so we wanted to show you just how hot J-Pop and rock can be.

Broken Doll (Japan) to Launch GOMA's Future Beauty Up Late: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion Series

Broken Doll

Japanese rock four-piece Broken Doll are set to bring their 80s-inspired j-rock sounds and colourful Harajuku fashion to Australia for three shows in November, including the GOMA Future Beauty Up Late exhibition in Brisbane.

the AU sessions: Sydney soul songstress Ms Murphy covers Emeli Sandé's "My Kind of Love"

Watch as Sydney soul songstress Ms Murphy covers Emeli Sandé's beautiful track "My Kind of Love" - LIVE and Exclusive for the AU sessions.

Hello Asia! Feature: Top 10 Japanese Music Industry Breadwinners

Japanese Pop can be credited to developing the Asian Pop scene, even though recently the international hype has died down a little bit, that doesn't mean the breadwinners of J-Pop aren’t still around and pumping out platinum hit after hit. Here are the top 10 best selling J-Pop artists of all time.

the AU interview: Cam Avery (Perth) of The Growl, Tame Impala and Pond talks to the AU about his solo tour...

the AU’s Aidan Hogg caught up with Perth's resident overachiever Cam Avery - a part of The Growl, Pond and Tame Impala. Because, everyone has time to be in three successful bands, right!? How does he do it... Well, we try to find out as we chat about his upcoming solo tour, the band he fronts, The Growl, and his incredible amount of side-projects.

Classic Album Review: Something For Kate - Echolalia (2001 LP)

It's a weird feeling looking up interviews that were made over a decade ago. Back in 2001, Something For Kate were just ramping up their successful music career, with Beautiful Sharks already considered a huge achievement and their 2001 release Echolalia the album that confirmed them as one of our finest talents - here to stay, no less.