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Photo Gallery: When Art and Music Collide - Ben Watt - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (22.08.14)

Tonight was the penultimate concert in the NGV Friday Nights series. Tonights performance was by Ben Watt, the male half of Everything But the Girl. Tonight he played a solo performance showcasing songs from his new album "Hendra." Carl Dziunka went along to photograph the performance.

High Touch Event for B1A4 Melbourne and Sydney concert announced

Details for the High Touch event at B1A4's Melbourne and Sydney concert has been announced by the concert promoter JK Entertainment. The merchandise on sale has also been announced.

Photo Gallery: The Used + Taking Back Sunday - HQ, Adelaide (21.08.14)

The Used and Taking Back Sunday double headlining tour opened in Adelaide on Thursday night at HQ, where Lauren Connelly headed to bring us these photos.

the AU review's 6th Birthday Party ft. Service Bells + All Our Exes Live In Texas - Oxford Art Factory (21.08.14)

the AU review turned six and threw a massive party in Sydney to celebrate, supported by the fine tunes of Service Bells and All Our Exes Live In Texas - as well as BhangLassi and Smiles Again from Mind Over Matter DJing throughout the night. Enjoy these photos and video of the night in action courtesy of Robin Sarmento:

Hello Asia! Interview: Masato Hayakawa of Coldrain (Nagoya) on Japanese Metal and Soundwave Festival 2015!

Coldrain, the first band announced for Soundwave Festival earlier in the month left a lot of punters saying "WHO?". But Masato Hayakawa of the Japanese rock group took the response in his stride, "it definitely exposed a lot more people to our music". Indeed, in this case at least, there's no such thing as bad publicity.

New Music Video: The Ninjas "Never Had Much Time" (2014)

With their debut EP being released this week, Brisbane rock 'n' rollers The Ninjas have dropped their new video for "Never Had Much Time". Catch them on their upcoming east coast tour throughout September.

Theatre Review: Constellations - Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Eternity Playhouse (Performances until Sept 7)

Boy meets girl at a barbecue. Girl makes a funny quip about how impossible it is to lick one’s elbows, saying the ability to do so gives one the key to eternal life. Boy meets girl at a barbecue. Girl makes quip about how impossible it is to lick one’s elbows. Boy meets girl at a barbecue...

Live Review: Megan Washington - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (19.08.14)

The beautiful and talented Megan Washington sang a beautiful set previewing new songs from her upcoming album There There, due out in September. It was emotional, uplifting and an all-round honest performance by the lady who wears her heart on her sleeve.

Single Stream: Run The Jewels "Blockbuster Night Part 1" (2014)

Run The Jewels continues to be a sonic match made in heaven as Killer Mike and El-P remain complementary on the first track released from their upcoming sophomore LP. "Blockbuster Night Part 1" borrows a bit from Doctor Who and gives both emcees a menacing synth-heavy beat that is as abrasive as Killa Kill's brutal flow.

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2014 Film Review: Thread Of Lies (우아한 거짓말) (M) (South Korea, 2014)

Death is often tragic. But it’s even sadder when a young person has died from their own hand. Korean film, Thread Of Lies (우아한 거짓말) deals with this taboo issue in a soft and tender way. It also slowly reveals the tragic set of circumstances surrounding the lead character’s passing and does so with a great sense of emotion and feeling.

The State of Affairs: Latest Music Industry News - 22nd August 2014

In This Issue: A new partnership to help ATSI artists is announced, entries for Tropscore 2014 open, the winners of triple j Unearthed High 2014 and Your Shot 2014 are revealed, plus the latest signings and the ARIA charts.

Foo Fighters release the trailer for the 'Sonic Highways' documentary!

The first look at the Foo Fighters' highly-anticipated documentary for Sonic Highways has been released online! Airing on HBO in the US on October 17th, the trailer sees the band performing and recording their upcoming new album in studios across America, documenting the extensive history of music in each city along the way. The clip shows Dave Grohl sitting down with the likes of Dolly Parton, Slash, Pharrell and even Barack Obama.

The Knife to end career at the Iceland Airwaves Festival this November.

Breaking the hearts of many fans this morning, Swedish electronic duo The Knife announced that the end of their 'Shaking the Habitual Tour' would also mark the end of their career. The final show of the tour is set to take place in Iceland, ironically also being the first time siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer have played there, at the Iceland Airwaves Festival.

the AU interview: Luke Pritchard of The Kooks (Brighton) on changing things up for 'Listen', touring the US and more!

Set to release their fourth studio album next month, The Kooks haven't had the chance to dwell too much on the record and the nerves which can understandably surround it. Having been on the road for much of 2014 already, the British outfit have already been forming the record for live shows and have been giving crowds tastes of their new creative direction. Ahead of their Reading and Leeds performances this weekend, lead vocalist Luke Pritchard is relatively chilled about the past few months for The Kooks and Listen.

Hello Asia! Interview: Megan Lee (South Korea) talks about "8dayz" and life as a K-Pop Rookie

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au spoke to rising K-Pop artist Megan Lee in Seoul, South Korea. Megan Lee was a YouTube star in her native California before being signed by K-Pop legend Kim Tae Woo. Megan has been making waves in the K-Pop scene with her debut single and MV "8dayz" with many hailing her musical abilities and fresh approach.