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Photo Gallery: Twenty One Pilots - Metro Theatre, Sydney (07.07.15)

Twenty One Pilots came through Sydney last night to a brilliant reception from fans. Check out Gwendolyn Lee's photos of the headline set at the Metro Theatre!

Music Video of the Day: MT Warning "When It All Bleeds Out" (2015)

The talented MT Warning releases the highly antiicpated EP Petrified Heart this week but before the full record drops, the Byron Bay based, Shepparton native has gifted us with a brand new film clip for the single "When It All Bleeds Out".

Win a Levi's Tailor Shop Experience and a custom Denim Truck Jacket at Splendour in the Grass 2015

Headed up to Splendour in the Grass at the end of this month? Well let us augment that experience for you. Thanks to Levi's, the sole presenting fashion partner at this year's festival, we're giving away one very slick Levi's Tailor Shop Experience for you to enjoy on-site.

F&L Guide: Best Chocolate Desserts in Sydney


Dragon Egg Chocolate Surprise at Sake Double Bay

July 7th is a glorious celebration of chocolate around the world, being the first date of the calender year dubbed World Chocolate Day. And what better way to celebrate than acknowledging that the city we (or at least I) live in is home to some great chocolate-based desserts. From high-end to casual, dining in Sydney is hardly ever complete without tucking into a rich chocolate dessert and so we have rounded up 23 of the most essential for you to add to your to-do list. Try one of these tonight and then spread the rest throughout the year. Prices are included where possible.

Cooking with the AU: Gelatissimo's Chilli Chocolate Gelato

Happy World Chocolate Day! Or should I write 'the first' World Chocolate Day. There are known to be multiple dates dedicated to celebrating chocolate, and one of them just so happens to be 7th July. To help you get in the mood we've sourced a recipe from the ubiquitous Gelatissimo, letting you know how you can recreate their ever-popular Chilli Chocolate Gelato in four simple steps. Once you perfect this one think of all the tubs you can fill!

Single of the Day: Best Coast “Feeling OK” (2015)

Before their appearance at Splendour this year, Californian band Best Coast have released a new single off their most recently release California Nights. It’s called “Feeling OK” and has a really upbeat vibe to it in psych rock style complete with dreamy vocals. Give the lyric video a watch here:

A Day Trip To Houston: Visiting NASA’s Space Center Houston

Trivia fact: Houston, Texas is America’s fourth largest city. And one of its most popular tourist attractions is the Space Center Houston which is the official visitors centre of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Opening in 1992, the Space Centre Houston has seen 17 million people pass through its gates. Its main mission is to provide a fun and engaging educational experience on the subject of space exploration. The centre itself features more than 400 space artifacts as well as numerous permanent and traveling exhibits (on my visit there were Angry Bird and Ripley’s exhibits on display).

the AU interview at Canadian Music Week: Humans (Vancouver) talk playing new material, day jobs and more

We had a chat with Canadian electronic duo Humans, while they were at Canadian Music Week. This is their first time at CMW and they have been finishing their main run of shows following their recent albumNoontide. Click through to watch the interview, where the pair talk about touring, new material, male models, and more...

Exclusive Album Stream: Josué "Bad News" (2015 EP)

Josue is a name you should be taking note of. Coming out of Sydney, the soul singer and songwriter has been working on his debut EP Bad News for some time and today, we are able to share it with you ahead of its official release on Thursday!

Five books you have to read in July 2015

With the Aussie winter well underway, we know you're all dying for an excuse to stay rugged up indoors. And what better reason than the incredible books that are finding their way into the world this July? We've got five most anticipated books from our contributors, trust us - this list is worth a look at...

F&L Guide: Sydney's best new bars of 2015 (So Far)


Inside The Swinging Cat. Image: Kelsie Barley Photography

There is just no stopping Sydney's bar scene, as new venues keeps popping up left, right and centre. Many are new ventures from established bartenders looking to expand, some are completely brand new teams looking to make their mark; all are heralding new trends in the way we drink, dine, and socialise. As the city continues to struggle against the soul-destroying lock out laws, we can at least be cheerful about the vibrant spirit and diversity these venues seek to sustain. With many exciting bar openings to come, we thought we'd reflect on the half-way point of 2015 and take you through the best new openings.

Arts News: Brisbane Festival 2015 line-up announced and only gets closer!

Brisbanites can rejoice. Sydney Vivid Festival has come and gone, and soon Brisbane will be stepping up to the plate with their own annual Brisbane Festival back again once more. Stars including Bernard Fanning, Megan Washington, Tim Winton, Martha Wainwright, Tom Thum, Lady Rizo, Marcia Hines, Paul Lewis and Renee Fleming will join exciting emerging talents in Brisbane from 5 to 26 September. If a few name drops already have you dancing in your seat with excitement prepare yourself for the performances that are on their way to Brisbane.

The AU's 15 Best Australian Singles of 2015 (So Far)

It's been a fantastic year of music so far all around the world, and now we're excited to count down for you the 15 tracks our contributors have voted as the best of the year from Australia. To be eligible, the track needed to have an official single or video release between 1 January and 30 June, 2015. Enjoy the list below and then listen to them all in our playlist!

Arts Review: Roald Dahl’s "The Witches" - Monkey Baa: Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre, Sydney

Roald Dahl’s stories, with their unique tales and clever writing, have delighted young audiences for decades. These young audiences have often grown up into adults who still find that same delight in Dahl’s writing. This new stage production of The Witches is a perfect representation of its ability to hold both ages of the audience completely and utterly captivated.

Arts Review: Pinchgut Opera’s “Bajazet” - City Recital Hall, Sydney (Performances until 8th July)

Vivaldi’s Bajazet is rarely performed; in fact it is so rare that there exists only a single recording of the Opera. It is thus exceptionally special to see this opera recreated on stage in Pinchgut Opera’s latest production, with its stunning arias and soaring music.