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Live Review: Ball Park Music + Millions + Pluto Jonze - The Gov, Adelaide (21.10.14)

Ball Park Music are one of those bands who've always been..there. They've been dominating the Australian live circuit for ages now and for a while there, you could've put money on the Brisbanites being on any touring festival during the summer/New Year period. Currently, Ball Park Music are taking the 'Trippin' The Light Fantastic Tour' around the country and have been pulling large numbers with each stop. Their first of two Adelaide shows was testament to the force they've become as a band.

the AU interview: Dallas Green (Canada) of You+Me / City & Colour talks about latest album with P!NK and touring

Well-known for his harmonies in melodic-hardcore band Alexisonfire and mesmerising folk-inspired solo project City & Colour, Dallas Green talks to Larry Heath about his new collaborative project with Alecia Moore (P!nk), You+Me, the inspirations for their songs and his plans for touring.

Run The Jewels have released their free sophomore album today

The menacing hip hop duo of El-P and Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, have been steadily building up anticipation for their follow up to their self-titled debut last year. With the simple title of RTJ2 this sophomore album has constantly been one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and what's more is that the duo are yet again released it as a free digital download.

Single Stream: Foo Fighters "The Feast and the Famine" (2014)

Another week, another episode of the Foo Fighters' HBO series Sonic Highways - and with that comes another featured track off the album! This week we enjoy "The Feast and the Famine", the second track on the record. It was recorded with guests Bad Brains at Inner Ear Studios in Arlington, VA - Listen to it here and tune into GO! this weekend for the episode! The album comes out November 10th.

the AU interview: Jim Gaffigan (USA) on sex appeal, stand up comedy and his desire for laughter over applause.

US comedian Jim Gaffigan talks to the AU review about his sex appeal (or lack thereof), his excitement to perform at the Sydney Opera House, stand-up comedy’s peculiarity and immediacy, and the hopes of attaining laughter over applause.

VideAU Games News Byte: Nintendo unleashes avalanche of Super Smash Bros for Wii U details

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With only five weeks until release, it came as no surprise to discover the new episode of Nintendo Direct was going to be about Super Smash Bros for Wii U. While we knew we were going to be getting some new information on the game, Nintendo surprised everyone by making a frankly staggering 50 new announcements, some of which fundamentally change the face of Smash Bros as we know it. Watch the whole thing, and get a breakdown of the presentation, after the jump.

the AU interview: Jenny Queen (Ohio via Sydney) talks Country and Inner Western, Shane Nicholson and Americana

Ahead of her performance next week at Goodgod in Sydney as part of the Country and Inner Western night, we took some time out to get to know Sydney artist Jenny Queen, talking about how she got started in the music scene, who inspires her, the Americana genre, performing with Shane Nicholson and more!

Exclusive Live Video Premiere: Project24 presents Sabrina Lawrie & The Hunting Party performing "From The Edge" (2014)

The AU is excited to bring you the premiere of the latest installment - number 39 no less - of the Project24 series. A video project that brings you a new live video on the 24th of each month, with each video performed live, recorded, filmed, mixed, mastered and edited... in 24 hours. This month we see Sabrina Lawrie & The Hunting Party performing their track "From The Edge". Watch it now!

New Music Video: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "Quail and Dumplings" (2014)

Will Oldham, AKA Bonnie 'Prince' Billy has released the video for "Quail and Dumplings", the new single from his latest album Singer's Grave - A Sea of Tongues. It's a typically great effort from the American folk-country master.

the AU interview: Eva Michon, Director of "Life After Death From Above" talks about working with DFA 1979.

The new Death From Above 1979 Documentary, Life After Death From Above has been released on VOD through Vimeo, so we caught up with the film's director Eva Michon to find out how she got involved in the project, what it was like working with Sebastien and Jesse, their tense first rehearsals before Coachella and much more...

the AU interview: Jus Osborn of Electric Wizard (UK) talks Doom Metal and their new album "Time To Die"

In October, doom legends Electric Wizard released their eighth LP, Time to Die. Their first album in four years is and epic invocation of committed murderer Ricky Kasso (The Acid King), who hung himself two days after his arrest, and marks the temporary return of drummer Mark Greening. I had a chat to front man and founding member, Jus Oborn, about the release.

Swans, Amanda Palmer and more on the MOFO 2015 line-up announcement!

The MOFO Festival 2015 lineup has been announced, with the four-day festival encompassing a long list of music genres and artists. Hobart's MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art) will be hosting the event for its seventh year from January 15-18.

Karl S. Williams hits Australia with his Heartwood tour!

His stunning performance at BigSound in September received rave reviews, and now Karl S. Williams is taking his album Heartwood on the road with his epic guitar-slinging and banjo-wielding skills.

Alt-J announce full Australian tour for May 2015!


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Alt-J have been teasing their Aussie fans over the past month or so, with a quick promo trip drawing huge crowds out in both Melbourne and Sydney, not to mention their upcoming gigs at the Falls Festival at the end of the year sure to make many punters' New Year's that extra special. The British band, revelling in the awesomeness that is their new album This is All Yours, have today announced their biggest tour of Australia yet, lined up for May 2015.

the AU interview: Guitarist Mårten Hagström talks 25 Years of Meshuggah (Sweden)

I was lucky enough to catch to Mårten Hagström of metal masterminds Meshuggah, to chat about their recent 25th Anniversary CD/DVD release, The Ophidian Trek.