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Live Review: Jake Bugg + The Creases + The Growl - Palace Theatre, Melbourne (16.04.14)

Jake Bugg drew an impressive crowd for his first of two weeknight shows on his second visit to Australia. Frequently labelled as the next Bob Dylan, Bugg has quickly harnessed a cult following for his music that fuses folk with modern rock influences, recently earning him a Brit Award nomination for Best Male Solo Artist.

Photo Gallery: Jake Bugg + The Creases + The Growl - Palace Theatre (17.04.14)

UK artist Jake Bugg, The Creases, and The Growl put on an excellent concert at Melbourne's Palace Theatre, with all three acts ensuring fans walked away completely satisfied. Perri Cassie was in attendance and brings you these images, snapped for the AU.

Live Review: Bluejuice + Pluto Jonze - Rock Lily, Sydney (17.04.14)

Sydney’s Bluejuice are a truly unparalleled outfit: they’ve created a unique style of music, and completely owned it. Even in a relatively unconventional venue, The Star’s Rock Lily, Bluejuice brought the party to Good Friday Eve with their enthusiasm and extreme talent.

Photo Gallery: Morcheeba + Chali 2na - Metro Theatre (18.04.14)

The quite brilliant line-up of Morcheeba and Jurassic 5's Chali 2na took to the small stage at Sydney's Metro Theatre for a crowd-pleasing show. Evelyn Tjia was on hand to bring you these images snapped for the AU.

VideAU Games News Byte: EB Games Expo 2014 Announces Dates and Publishers

Continuing it's prominence within the Australian gaming community, the massive EB Expo is set to return to Sydney Olympic Park over the weekend of October 3-5. All major Australian gaming publishers have confirmed their attendance.

Cooking with the AU: Gourmet Garden's Baked Snapper with Chilli and Ginger

Chances are you already have a couple of packets of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs and spices on hand. These products are simple and convenient ways to capture the flavour of herbs without sacrificing any of that freshness that comes with chopping the herbs yourself. To showcase the authenticity of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs, the AU have been permitted to publish some of their incredibly tempting recipes.

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 2 Part 2 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

The Doobie Brothers (Pictured Above) headlined the second part of our Day 2 coverage of Byron Bay Bluesfest. Other artists include Eric Bibb, Gary Clark Jr, Boz Scaggs, Aaron Neville, and more! Photos by Johnny Au.

Festival Review: Byron Bluesfest (Day Two) - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

When faced with a festival that spans five days, it can be slightly daunting when it comes to planning your timetable for each day. Day two of Bluesfest coincides with Good Friday and arriving on site for my second round, there’s definitely a festive vibe in the air, albeit less chocolate.

Photo Gallery: Byron Bay Bluesfest Day 2 Part 1 - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

Part 1 of our Day 2 coverage of Byron Bay Bluesfest starts off with artists such as India.Arie (pictured above), Suzanne Vega, Steve Earle & The Dukes and more! Photos by Johnny Au.

Today the music industry celebrates Record Store Day!

The annual Record Store Day is a global celebration for the music industry and one which reiterates how crucial traditional outlets are in assisting the global reach of music from all over the world. Today marks the sixth coming of this celebration in Australia, with the country joining the rest of the world with all types of special events planned in record stores around the country.

Feature: 20 Years of Nas' Illmatic

Released on April 19 in 1994, Nas' seminal debut Illmatic has remained the most lauded hip-hop album of all time; constantly and consistently listed as the greatest achievement any emcee has ever crafted. 20 years later and these accolades continue, as new generations discover Nas' first - and arguably, only – masterpiece [It Was Written and Stillmatic were 8's; 9's at best].

Byron Bay Bluesfest Photo Gallery: Jack Johnson - Tyagarag Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

Jack Johnson was one of the headline artists at Mojo Stage on Day 2 of Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.

Byron Bay Bluesfest Photo Gallery: Matt Corby - Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (18.04.14)

Matt Corby was one of the headliners on the Mojo Stage on Day 2 of Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014. Photos by Johnny Au.

Theatre Review: Strictly Ballroom The Musical - Lyric Theatre (Sydney)

Baz Luhrmann's timeless tale of ballroom rebellion remains one of the most endearing Australian films of our time. Back when Strictly Ballroom was released in the early 90's, it captivated audiences with its lovingly playful characters, and witty satire, balanced by dignified theatre. It's a tale which has lingered in the hearts of Australians irrespective of generation, so it makes perfect sense to update it with Strictly Ballroom the Musical, the current iteration of the story.

the AU interview: Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak (Baltimore)

Popular indie-folk duo Wye Oak are fresh off successful performances at Coachella and are about to head off on a U.S tour in support of their latest album Shriek. Vocalist Jenn Wasner takes some time to have a chat with Larry about Coachella, the new album, and the upcoming tour. Check out our transcript below: