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the AU interview: Timmy Trumpet and MC Savage talk "Freaks"

the AU review sits down with Australian DJ and Producer Timmy Trumpet and New Zealand MC Savage to talk about their #1 hit "Freaks". We also look ahead to their travels together, their adventures apart and get a taste of what's coming next...

the AU interview: Drawcard (Sunshine Coast): Paul and Andy on their new single "Kids" and the next EP.

the AU review interviews Paul and Andy from Sunshine Coast rockers Drawcard. We talk about their new single "Kids", their next record, their "Kids" East Coast tour and much more...

Win a double pass to see Alex Goot and Against the Current in Sydney or Melbourne!

Acclaimed singer-songwriters Alex Goot and Against the Current are set to rock the Australia stage for their first ever Australia-Asia tour. The talented Alex Goot is excited to be playing in Sydney and Melbourne for the first time. With his unique way of re-imagining other artists’ material, Alex rose quickly through the ranks of YouTube’s Top 200 channels. As of this month, he has captured the hearts of over 1.8 million subscribers and gained over 287 million views on YouTube.

Hello Asia! Interview: Reika (Japan) chats about Cosplay at SMASH! Convention 2014

the AU review's Nathan Atkins sits down with SMASH! (Sydney Manga and Anime Show!) guest and Japan's very own professional Cosplayer Reika. She talks about how she got started as a Cosplayer, her experience at SMASH! Convention, Australian Cosplayers and more.ENGLISH TRANSLATION PROVIDED DURING INTERVIEW

the AU interview: Adam Lazzara & John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday (New York) on "Happiness Is" & touring with The Used!

the AU review sat down with Adam Lazzara and John Nolan from Taking Back Sunday while they were in Australia, on a co-headline tour with The Used. We talk about the tour - and one of their main Australian support acts, Corpus - plus reflect on their past experiences in Australia, being Dads and their latest album, Happiness Is.

Live Review: The Used + Taking Back Sunday - 170 Russell, Melbourne (25.08.14)

When I think back to 2006, a few things immediately come to mind: Myspace, vodka cruisers (ugh), dying my hair black and of course, music. 2006 was a year in which the “post-hardcore” genre was basically in its prime and alongside My Chemical Romance, The Used and Taking Back Sunday were really at the forefront of this phenomenon that had many 15 year olds like myself in a fucking frenzy.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premiere - CGV Yeouido, Seoul (26.08.14)

Actress Megan Fox was the starring attraction for the Korean premiere of the new Hollywood reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Megan plays the character April O'Neill in the movie. The Director Jonathan Liebesman and producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form was also on hand for the festivities. The Korean premiere was held at CGV Cinemas Yeouido in Seoul where the red carpet was held. The press conference for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was held the next day at Shilla Hotel in Seoul.

Win yourself a pass to our 6th birthday event in Adelaide this Friday!

The Adelaide stop of the AU's run of 6th birthday parties around the country is only just around the corner! Taking place at Rocket Bar in the heart of the city's West End on Friday (August 29th) night from 9pm, punters will be able to usher in their weekend with the musical stylings of Datakae (Adelaide) and Fishing (Sydney)!

Hello Asia! KOFFIA 2014 Film Review: Cold Eyes (감시자들) (South Korea, 2013)

KOFFIA’s 2014 stint in Brisbane kicked off last night with a bang - quite a few bangs, actually, and an explosion and several car stunts. Jo Ui-Seok and Kim Byung-Seo’s Cold Eyes (or “감시자들", its Korean title, which translates to “Stakeout” or “Surveillance") was an excellent choice for the first film of the festival, embodying everything that is great about modern Korean cinema - brilliant writing, engaging cinematography and skilful delivery from some of Korea’s top actors.

New Music Video: The Love Junkies "Television" (2014)

Perth rock/grunge trio The Love Junkies are just a matter of days away from releasing their second album, of which this (chronically underfunded) video provides a good sample of. Catch them on their upcoming national tour following the release of Blowing On The Devil's Strumpet on September 5th.

Gettin' to know the 6th Birthday Bands: Fortunes (Melbourne)

We get to know the bands playing our 6th Birthday Party in Melbourne next Tuesday night... next up are Fortunes, who'll be bringing their unique electronic sound to the Workers Club.

the AU interview: Blag the Ripper of The Dwarves (San Francisco) on keeping rock and roll alive and their Australian tour!

Long standing and well loved punk outfit The Dwarves are returning to Australia after spending, frankly, too long away this October! Bringing with them a stack of new material, a killer live show as well as all the favourites from what has become an extensive career, Australian fans in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane are in for an excellent time. the AU chats with Blag the Ripper ahead of it all to see what they've been up to in between making records and being on the road, how they're keeping the standards of rock and roll on the live front high, and more.

F&L News: Magnum Sydney Pleasure Store returns to Westfield CBD for the next 8 weeks

Do you remember walking into the infinitely shiny Westfield Sydney last July and navigating that huge sea of bodies which snaked from Zara all the way into the shopping centre? Remember how you followed it out of curiosity and it led you to a glowing haven of DIY ice cream? I sure do, and it doesn't have to just be a distant memory from yesteryear any more; the Magnum Sydney Pleasure Store pop-up is back! And offering more toppings, a longer stay, and the same irresistible greatness that made it one of the most absurdly popular pop-ups in Sydney.

Theatre Review: Mythbusters "Behind the Myths" - Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney (23.08.14)

There was an air of excitement in auditorium of the Qantas Credit Union Arena. There was almost crackle of electricity running through the crowd, which could have been quite a real possibility considering that we were all there to see Mythbusters – Behind the Myths.

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Wednesday 27th August 2014

In this week’s issue: One of our BIGGEST F&L Weekly's yet! Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema kicks off in Brisbane; Urban Purveyor Group open waterfront Bierhaus in Melbourne; A few Father's Day ideas; Swine & Co continues to grow; The Dungog Festival offers something a bit different; Sydney's beloved The Dough Collective expands; Surry Hills gets a new Middle Eastern restaurant; The best scenic drives in NSW; a new protein smoothie from Boostl the Munich Brauhaus opens in Melbourne; the Hill of Grace Restaurant is now officially open in Adelaide; we look forward to the Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show; good news from the iconic Opera Bar in Sydney; and SO much more.