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Award winning NY production "Here Lies Love" secured for Vivid Sydney 2015, auditions opening in October!

Andrew Stoner, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, today announced that the award-winning production of Here Lies Love has been secured as the theatrical centerpiece of Sydney's Vivid Festival in 2015! The New York original, penned by Talking Heads' David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, retraces the journey of Imelda Marcos - from the Filipina First Lady's rise to power, to her descent following the People Power's Revolution. Incorporating music, choreography and an incredibly 360-degree scenic and video environment, Here Lies Love is set to be one of the drawcards of the festival program next year for sure.

Live Review: Andy Bull + New Navy - Jive, Adelaide (18.09.14)

"Where were you ten years ago?!" Andy Bull deadpans, during the encore of his set, before laughing, "No seriously, I appreciate you all a lot. Thank you and see you next time." It's one of those moments where you laugh, but if you've been a fan of his for the last however many years, part of you does think, 'Well? Where was this crowd?' Standing in a venue which was barely full for the Sydney musician when he last headlined here some time ago now, now completely sold out, brings with it a sense of accomplishment...and I'm not even the artist. Being an Adelaide-based music fan, seeing a musician being able to crack this city and sell it out on a weeknight is a commendable feat on its own and Andy Bull made sure the crowd got what they paid for.

VideAU Games Review: Destiny (PS4, 2014)

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Destiny is an ambitious FPS/MMO hybrid by console shooter demagogues Bungie and published by the similarly monolithic Activision, it’s a game that wears it’s Halo-inspired DNA proudly on its sleeve. It's a game that is determined to be different, to stride into this new hardware generation and show us something we've never seen before. In this, it succeeds spectacularly in some areas and leaves you rather cold in others.

Violent Soho's "Hungry Ghost" goes gold, band announces November/December 'No Sleep Til Mansfield' tour!

Oh no, they ain't done yet! Mansfield's favourite sons Violent Soho had recently been dropping social media hints at some more shows, but I don't think many people were anticipating another national tour, especially off the back of what was a huge run around Australia only recently. Celebrating the success of their album Hungry Ghost, which now holds GOLD status, the Queenslanders have announced the aptly titled 'No Sleep Til Mansfield Tour', which will see them on the road playing some larger venues in both capital and regional cities this November and December!

Live Review: Highasakite - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18.09.14)

As they tour the world in support of their sophomore record Silent Treatment - their first to garner an international release - Norwegian quintet Highasakite are in Australia this week for the first time, stopping off for some intimate performances at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney and on Saturday at Howler in Melbourne.

the AU Interview: Highasakite (Norway) talks Australian tour and latest record "Silent Treatment"

Larry sat down with Ingrid and Trond from Norwegian indie pop outfit Highasakite earlier today to talk about their brief debut Australian tour - which kicks off at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney tonight and ends in Melbourne at Howler on Saturday - and their new album Silent Treatment.

Theatre Review: Kryptonite - Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company (Performances Through October 18th)

With her scripts for Mabo and Brides of Christ, Australian writer Sue Smith has never shied away from controversial or important topics. In her new play Kryptonite, which premiered this week in Sydney as a co-production between the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, Smith tackles the relationship between Australia and China, seen through the guise of the 25 year relationship between Dylan (Tim Walter) and Lian (Ursula Mills).

The Living End confirm three exclusive shows for Canberra, Wollongong and Sydney!

The Living End would have to be one of the country's hardest touring bands, right? I can't count how many times I've seen them perform or have at least been at an event they've been at, over the years. Today, the trio announced that they'll be on the road in October and November for three exclusive shows only because, why? Well, they want to, that's why. Fair enough, too.

the AU interview: Cause in Affect (Brisbane) talks changing vocalists, touring, and building music gear.

Cause In Affects are a band who have been around the country obsessively blowing minds away with many blocks of dirty riffs and growling vocals. Their tour nearly done in support of their album Divine which is blisteringly loudly and proudly released. They'll be playing one last show in Brisbane this Friday. But don't despair, more gigs are to come, as drummer Nick Skinn mentioned via email.

F&L News: Cobram Estate introduce new season range + educate on benefits of Extra Virgin olive oil

Food provenance has become increasingly important to people around Australia as we begin to realise just how rich and vast the produce in this country can be. One such brand which can be trusted when it comes to sustainable, locally grown produce is Cobram Estate, purveyors of ultra premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil who maintain a consistent passion for pure, healthy product. The award-winning brand are fresh off an olive harvest and are excited to bring their new season Extra Virgin Olive Oils to stores across the country.

VideAU Games Feature: More Assassin's Creed news than you can shake a hidden blade at...

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Assassin’s Creed fans have been treated to an absolute deluge of new information in the last few days with Ubisoft releasing a stack of fresh trailers, announcing a collection of recent titles and a substantial update to their mobile title. For the AC die hard, no matter your hardware of choice, 2014 is shaping up to be a very, very good year indeed.

Spotlight on Adelaide: Ibis Adelaide, McLaren Vale, central markets, an excellent dining scene, and more

Adelaide has been described as one of the fastest rising and 'smartest' cities in the world, with an emerging presence on the global radar to further Australia as a great and diverse country to visit. There's something about the wide open spaces being only a stone's throw from the city, or the fact that you're in the centre of the country's best produce, that places Adelaide far outside of the sleepy 'city of churches' box it was once stuffed into, back when interest in the area was nowhere near as high as it is now.

Exclusive Double Single Premiere: Magic Tundra "Believe Me / Extraño" (2014)

Fresh from playing BIGSOUND, Magic Tundra are a South American duo made up of Guillermo Pouso and Lucía Gomez who recently made Melbourne home. Today they premiere their new double single on the "Believe Me / Extraño". The tracks were produced by new industry talent Juan Celofán in Chile, with vocals recorded by Shane O’Mara in Australia and mastered by Andrés Mayo in Argentina and is the first formal recording of this couple. Listen to the tracks now:

Sydney Fringe Review: A Crow Short Of A Murder - 5 Eliza, Sydney (Final Performance Tonight!)

Sometimes you can just tell from the pre-show crowd that something is going to be great. Walking up The Annex stairs to be greeted by a large excitable chattering crowd of people milling around awaiting the performance certainly starts you thinking that you’re going to enjoy this one.

Comedy Review: Jason Byrne in "You Name The Show" - The Tivoli Brisbane (16.09.14)

Having spoken with Jason Byrne months ago for an interview, I was curious as to whether Jason’s blistering, raw and infectious energy was just as transmutable live as it was crackling over the telephone. You Name The Show is proof that it certainly is.