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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...

Assassin's Creed Unity Screenshot

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.

VideAU Games News Byte: Free Demo for Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS announced for Australia & NZ

Anticipation is high for Super Smash Bros to take it's long overdue venture to handheld gaming, as the launch of the game on 4th October approaches. To make the wait a little bit easier, Nintendo have announced that fans will be able to download a free demo for the all-star fighting game as of September 20th from Nintendo eShop.

Willow Beats announces the 'Water EP' Tour for December!

Melbourne uncle and niece duo Willow Beats have announced a national headline tour in support of their new EP Water! The release has debuted at #1 on the Australian iTunes Electronic charts and reached #11 on the main album charts after it premiered on Rolling Stone online.

F&L News: The Urban Purveyor Group announce biggest Oktoberfest in the Southern Hemisphere

Three of The Urban Purveyor Group's venues are set to pay homage to their roots in a big way, by honouring the traditional Bavarian festival of Oktoberfest with a six-week celebration at 11 venues over 43 days and nights.

The Gum Ball Festival to take a break in 2015, 'Dashville on Main Street' concert announced for November!

After celebrating their 10th anniversary in great fashion this year, the Gum Ball Festival organisers have announced that it will not be going ahead in 2015. Determined not to become another festival casualty, Gum Ball will instead be working towards an even bigger event in 2016, so fans needn't worry about it being away for long! Other events have already been planned for Dashville, the home of Gum Ball, including a special concert to herald the arrival of The Rolling Stones in November.