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City Calm Down announce Australian headline tour for October!

City Calm Down have finally announced a headline tour ahead of the release of the long-anticipated In a Restless House album and we're beyond excited for this one. Their recent Melbourne shows unsurprisingly brought out huge numbers and it wasn't long before the band expanded their tour commitments - confirming today that they will be heading down around the country with their new single "Wandering" in October.

Music Video of the Day: The Paper Kites “Electric Indigo” (2015)

The Paper Kites recently announced a new record, twelvefour, which is due out on August 28th, and have just unveiled the music video for the first single lifted off it, “Electric Indigo”. In true Paper Kites style, it’s a gloriously chilled out song, this time with a slight 80's feel to the production.

the AU interview: Sam Margin of The Rubens talks 'Hoops', maturing as a songwriter & more!

Sam Margin is recovering from Splendour in the Grass when I get him on the phone. Like most of the music industry and music fans involved in the hectic music festival bender down at Byron Bay a few weekends ago, the post-Splendour haze hit hard. For The Rubens, the festival was a great way to step back on to their Australian tour circuit in style, having been off the road lately working on their sophomore album Hoops.

OutsideIn sideshows announced for Bilal, Stormzy, Andres, and Star Slinger

Promoters of Sydney's boutique OutsideIn Festival have crafted quite a line up for this year's event, and they want to spread the love around the country by giving us more chances to see some of the stand-out names set to descend on Manning House in September. Soul veteran Bilal will perform headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne; grime emcee Stormzy will be heading to Perth and Melbourne; UK producer/DJ Star Slinger will show Perth and Canberra some love; and Detroit house and hip-hop don Andrés will be bringing his wild set to Melbourne's Hugs&Kisses in addition to his OutsideIn appearance.

F&L News: Earl's Juke Joint turns Singaporean for an entire month (Sydney)

Award winning Newtown small bar Earl's Juke Joint is paying homage to Singapore as the great city turns 50 this month, partnering up with Singapore speakeasy 28 HongKong Street to bring 7 exclusive cocktails to Sydney. For the entirety of August, the bar's drinks menu will be nodding to Singaporean heritage and it's rich, diverse food and drink scene with specially made cocktails. The drinks available are as follows:

2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards announced!


REMI wins at the 2014 AIR Awards, photo by Rebecca Houlden.

The 2015 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards have been announced today, with details surrounding the Melbourne industry event being confirmed for October once more. Once again held at the Meat Market in North Melbourne, the AIR Awards celebrates its 10th annual awards ceremony this year, while AIR (the Australian Independent Record Labels Association) is marking 20 years in the business!

Photo Gallery: Death Cab for Cutie - HQ, Adelaide (04.08.15)

On the back of the release of their latest studio album Kintsugi,American rockers Death Cab for Cutie are touring Australia. They put on a stunning performance at HQ, with support by Eric Elbogen, otherwise known as Say Hi, which kept the audience enthralled.

F&L News: Sydney Craft Beer Week announces over 130 events for 2015

From Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th October, Sydney will once again be celebrating the enormously popular art of craft brewing as Sydney Craft Beer Week takes over the city with an exciting program of events across 70 bars, restaurants, breweries, and outdoor spaces. Over 130 events are planned this year, all focused in on the love we share for craft beer and the variety it has given us.

BIGBANG Ticket Prices Announced for Sydney Show

Ticket prices for BIGBANG's Sydney show have been revealed via the show's promoter Award Entertainment.

BIGBANG Ticket Prices Announced For Melbourne Show

Ticket prices for BIGBANG's Melbourne show have been revealed via the show's promoter Live Nation.

The AU's 7 favourite performances and discoveries from Lollapalooza Chicago 2015

With what must have been hundreds of performances over three days on more than eight stages, Chicago's iconic Lollapalooza festival has its fair share of eclectism and choice for all attendees. And alongside the big names - from Paul McCartney to Metallica - there are plenty of unknowns too. Emerging local, national and international artists who the festival wants to give you the chance to discover. Our following feature runs through a couple of our own favourite discoveries at the festival, alongside our favourite performances from the bands we already know.

F&L News: Chur Burger to open in Sydney Domestic Airport T2

Having time between check-in and take-off has just become a whole lot more delicious when flying domestic from Sydney Airport on every T2 airline; the great and unstoppable Chur Burger will be opening up a store there in an airport first. It will be one of the first casual dining offers to open as part of T2 Departures' refresh of its food and drink offerings.

Single of the Day: Hockey Dad "Girl With Two Hearts" (2015)

Hockey Dad continue to impress with their latest single, "Girl With Two Hearts"! It's a great number and fitting follow up track to "Can't Have Them", which put the duo firmly on the radars of more and more music fans around the country. They've been fast carving a spot for themselves on the national touring circuit for some fun and rambunctious live shows and this new tune has both elements represented strongly.

F&L News: Gourmet Traveller reveals its 2015 Restaurant Award finalists


Federico Zanellato from LuMi Dining in Sydney is nominated for Best New Talent

Get ready to find out about the hottest eats around the nation, with the finalists in Gourmet Traveller’s Restaurant Awards to be unveiled in the current issue. Casting a spotlight on the best of everything in the food world, these awards will also be the launch of Australia’s only national restaurant guide to accompany the country’s premier food and travel magazine.

Arts Review: Video Games Live – Enmore Theatre (30.07.15)

Speak to any video gamer and you’ll find that within the hours of gameplay exists incredibly fond memories- of characters they have bonded with, of excruciatingly difficult levels, of the memorable music that has accompanied them on their journeys across distant lands and into boss battles. Even if they are themselves unaware of presence, play them a little sample and they’ll likely be able to immediately tell you the part of the game in which it played. It is in celebration of these beloved musical memories of video gaming that the concert series Video Games Live exists, and what a celebration!