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Single of the Day: Slum Sociable "All Night" (2015)

After their Triple J-favourite debut single “Anyway”, Slum Sociable have returned with a new single, “All Night”. It’s got the same jazz influenced grooves that we saw in their earlier work, and embraces subtle electronica to fill out the sample laden sound. Slum Sociable also announced a tour in support of their forthcoming EP, due out on the 9th of October. Check out “All Night” here and see the tour dates below:

Weeknight Highlight: Cargo Bar begin 15th birthday celebrations (Sydney)

Cargo Bar is one of Sydney's most well-known venues and has been for over a decade, constantly reinventing itself and making full use of it's stunning - and enviable - location. The institution will be celebrating their 15th anniversary milestone all throughout the month of September, and the party kicks off this Thursday 3rd September with a huge party acknowledging the history of the venue and the many personalities which have helped build it's reputation.

the AU interview: Ezra Furman (USA) talks about the inspiration behind and the making of his new LP "Perpetual Motion People"

Perpetual Motion People the latest record from Chicago native and singer-songwriter Ezra Furman is his fifth release, and his first record since signing to Bella Union. It also happens to probably be my favourite record this year to date. It's a wondrous mishmash of genres and styles, delivered urgently and overflowing with dazzling hooks, guitar riffs and sax.

Music Video of the Day: Hermitude feat. Yeo "Searchlight" (2015)

Filmed at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney, the brand new video for the Hermitude single “Searchlight” conveys the energy of their live show. It demonstrates that Hermitude go all out with their shows; no DJ sets here, but samplers and synth lines being played live. Check it - our music video of the day - out here:

Chris Cain, Lloyd Spiegel and more are "Goin’ Down To New Orleans" at the Docklands Blues Music Festival in October


Pictured: Lloyd Spiegel

After a crowded musical showcase last year, the Docklands Blues Music Festival in returns to Melbourne this year with a massive event, themed as "Goin’ Down To New Orleans". The impressive (and totally free) blues festival brings 12 hours of non-stop music featuring 23 bands, including local Melbourne performers, across four stages.

Cooking with the AU: Lowenbrau Keller's Roasted Pork Knuckle

It's about that time of the year again where we start to look forward to all the wild German inspired fun that is coming our way for Oktoberfest. And part of that fun is all that hearty, legendary German food. Iconic Sydney restaurant Löwenbräu Keller have provided us with their surprisingly simple recipe for the big, super popular Roasted Pork Knuckle which is also available at any of the Bavarian Bier Cafes across Australia, and Melbourne's huge bier haus Munich Brauhaus.

the AU interview: Brother Ali (USA) talks BIGSOUND, Peter Garrett and touring Australia with the late Sean Price


Photo by Cory Dewald Photography

I spoke to Brother Ali while he was at home in Minneapolis before he headed to the West Coast of the US for a few dates ahead of his arrival in Australia next month as one of the Keynote speakers at BIGSOUND - as well as a few dates along our East Coast. We speak about fellow Keynote speaker Peter Garrett, which leads into the inevitable question "would you ever get into politics?". We reflect on his last Australian tour with the late Sean Price and we get a hint at what he'll be talking about at BIGSOUND and performing when he's here next month!

Photo Gallery: ACMI "Bowie Late Nights" featuring Jen Cloher + The Thin White Ukes - ACMI, Melbourne (29.08.15)

Jen Cloher performed in the ACMI Lightwell on Friday night as part of the "Bowie Late Nights" concert series in conjunction with the David Bowie Is... exhibition. Support came from David Bowie ukelele cover band, The Thin White Ukes. Tony Proudfoot was on hand to witness and capture these images.

9 Arts Shows, Festivals and Events not to miss in September 2015!

Spring is finally upon us, and what better what to celebrate than with the song and dance of a festival! So don your light Spring dresses and shorts, practice humming The Rite of Spring, and head on down to some of these merry arts events during September!

F&L Guide: Our top 8 spirits for Fathers Day - from $50 to 10k

Whether your dads a collector or an avid cocktail maker, he's probably going to want at least one of these spirits lining that home-made bar this Father's Day. Spirits have proven to be one of the most popular gifts for the old man, with luxurious bottle designs and a variety of tastes which showcase just how diverse alcohol is and can be. We've rounded up 8 of our favourite spirits available to purchase around Australia (one in particular is exclusive to Sydney) from the reasonably priced to the ridiculously expensive.

Stumbled Upon #074 - Harrison Storm (Mornington, Victoria)

In our 74th instalment of "Stumbled Upon", we meet Victorian singer/songwriter Harrison Storm and chat about recording his debut EP Sense of Home, and moving to Melbourne to pursue music.

Photo Gallery: Gang Of Youths + I Am Leopard + Zafareli - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (26.08.15)

Gang Of Youths

Gang of Youths played an electric set last week in Melbourne and Kimberley Salmond was there to capture all that went down. They were supported by Zafareli and I Am Leopard. Enjoy the photos here:

United Airlines to replace all flights to and from Australia with their 787-9 Dreamliner fleet

In what is pretty major news for Australian travellers, US carrier United Airlines have announced that their fleet of 777-200s - currently utilised for the long haul flight over the Pacific, connecting the East Coast of Australia to the West Coast of the USA - will next year be replaced exclusively with their 787-9 aircraft.

F&L Guide: Father's Day 2015 - events in Sydney and beyond


La Scala on Jersey, where dads are entitled to a free meal on Fathers Day 2015

Sunday 6th September is Father's Day, your chance to show how in-tune you are to the old man by planning the perfect celebration of his existence. Below you'll find a heap of special events in this F&L guide, based in and around Sydney with some outside of the city for quick getaway ideas.