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Eating with the AU: Ozharvest's Fourth Annual CEO Cookoff


Larry Emdur with Matt Moran, Ronni Kahn and Guillaume Brahimi

In its fourth year of operation Ozharvest’s annual CEO Cookoff gives true meaning to the term ‘pop-up restaurant’ by bringing together the nation’s top chefs and CEOs in a bid to increase awareness of food security, homelessness and food wastage in Australia. The event saw over 120 business leaders and 40 chefs (with 38 chef hats amongst them) produce a three course meal for a thousand of Sydney’s homeless and disadvantaged.

Festival Review: Soundwave Festival Sydney (Day 2) - Sydney Olympic Park (01.03.15)

Day 2 of Soundwave brought in more Sydney goers compared to Saturday’s festivities. With the lineup being catered to mainly pop punk fans as well as the metalheads too, it was riveting to see what the second day had in store. I liked the idea of spending my weekend at Soundwave; it was like taking a holiday by seeing your favourite bands live.

New Music Video: Coin Banks "Highs and Lows" (2015)

Coin Banks is fast becoming one of our favourite artists here at the AU and we're excited to see he's dropped a new music video, this one's for his single "Highs and Lows". The track, taken from Coin Banks' Tails EP, is catchy one and as he says himself, it's based on the simple idea that you can't have the good without the bad.

VideAU Tech Review: Sony Smartwatch 3 SWR50

While Apple are only just about to launch their anticipated "Apple iWatch", Sony are already on the third model of their SmartWatch series, with the SWR50 arriving to provide a self described "contextual and personal" experience, with "a groundbreaking combination of technology and style." So does it live up to its proposition? We've had the chance to spend a month with the wearable to decide for ourselves.

the AU interview at Soundwave: Fall Out Boy (Illinois) talks about their New Album, Slipknot and a Refusal to Sell Out!

In the second part of our interview with Fall Out Boy at Sydney’s Soundwave festival (you can check out the first part here), we speak to the band about the movie references in their new album’s title, American Beauty/American Psycho and they reveal a deeper hidden meaning beyond the cinematic allusion.

VideAU Tech Interview: Moshcam's Deanne Weir and Hostworks' Will Berryman on their new partnership

Popular Australian-based free live-music site Moshcam is partnering with Hostworks to take the live-music streaming platform worldwide, while remaining free of charge. Though the site remains committed to its current vision and methods of content delivery, the new agreement does create a lot of potential new doors just waiting to be opened.

Album Review: The Vilenettes - Lady Luck (2015 LP)

I don't know if the whole rockabilly retro-revival thing is still going as strong everywhere else, but in Adelaide, it's kind of a thing still – a big thing. You can see it everywhere, from the retro shops to the kitschy cafes, from the classic car rallies to the pin up pub nights – and especially, you can see it in the proliferation of retro rockabilly rock and roll groups springing out out of the festival state at a ridiculously fast rate.

Courtney Barnett and Run The Jewels to play SPIN at Stubb's SXSW party

Amidst the 2015 South by Southwest festival, SPIN Magazine is set to host the thirteenth annual SXSW day party, Spin at Stubb’s, in Austin, Texas. This year’s headliner is hip-hop duo, Run the Jewels, who will share the Main Stage with Twin Shadow, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler, and more. Also gracing the event will be Australia’s very own Courtney Barnett, who will perform a half hour set on the North Stage.

Win a double pass to Twilight at Taronga - presented by the AU review - featuring James Morrison Big Band!

From the world class vantage point of a harbour-side amphitheatre, the Twilight at Taronga series will return this summer for its 20th anniversary edition, boasting the most modern and eclectic program yet.

the AU interview at Soundwave: New Found Glory (Florida, USA) talk Resurrection, trademark vocals and Cyrus' Fatherhood

the AU review recently caught up with Chad Gilbert and Jordan Pundik of New Found Glory at Soundwave's Sydney stop. In part one of this two part interview, the band talks playing Australia, fans’ reception to their newest album, Resurrection, and Jordan reveals the secret to creating his trademark vocals. Next the band talks (briefly) losing a drummer to fatherhood and their fill in band member, previously of Set Your Goals.

Single Stream: Antony & Cleopatra "Sirens" (2015)

Check this gorgeous track and then head on over to Facebook and marvel at the fact that Antony & Cleopatra only have 242 odd fans. Bizarre. The London based duo have been gaining momentum since making their name known through 2014 and their new single "Sirens" is a sweet addition to what is now a growing body of impressive work.

Album News Weekly: 4th March 2015

In This Issue: Strap in March is in full swing! A big list of releases for you this week with loads more due in later, if you were hitting a lull in finding new music then this is the month to get excited! A bunch of local and international acts are letting out the releases this week.

the AU interview: Morgan Evans (Sydney) talks Thredbo, fans, award shows & new music

CMC Music Award winner, Morgan Evans is playing at the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival this March. 2014 was a stellar year for Morgan, and 2015 is set to be even bigger and better. Mallory Hetel spoke to the musician about Thredbo, fans, award shows and new music.

In The Pines Festival announces first lineup including: Abbe May, Aborted Tortoise, Methyl Ethel and more!

Perth’s In The Pines Festival, set to return Sunday, 19 April 2015, has just announced the first of their 2015 lineup. Taking place on two stages within the surrounding greenery of the UWA’s Somerville Auditorium, the line up will include Abbe May, punk band Aborted Tortoise, Fait, and experimental pop band, Methyl Ethel and many others.

TV On The Radio, Courtney Barnett and more feature on NPR's SXSW showcase line up!


Photo: JUCO

NPR always has its finger on the pulse when it comes to pulling together some of the best names in music, both established and up and coming, for its SXSW line up. They've just announced the artists confirmed to perform at their opening night event at Stubb's this year and as we'd expect, the menu of music on offer is looking sweet indeed.