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Vote for your Favourite Live Act in Australia in The People's Choice for the 2014 AU Awards!

Pictured: Nominees Ball Park Music (Photo by Kerrie Geier)

Voting has opened for the 1st annual AU Awards' Peoples Choice category, with 12 bands and artists up for the gong... So vote now for your favourite Australian live act! Voting closes December 5th and the winner (plus 2 runners up) will be announced on December 9th.

Soundwave Festival 2015 adds 15 bands in second lineup announcement

It's been a big wait for the lineup for next year's Soundwave Festival to be augmented with a second lineup, but we need not wait any longer. Today, the festival's promoters have unveiled both the second lineup of 15 bands, and plans for a third lineup announcement "before christmas".

Backstage at the 2014 ARIAs: 5 Seconds of Summer (Sydney) interviewed after winning Song of the Year!

the AU review captures the action backstage at the ARIA Awards 2014 when 5 Seconds of Summer - winner of Song of the Year - had their photos taken with the award in front of Australian photographers and journalists, and then sat down for a one-on-one interview with Robbie Buck, ahead of taking some questions from the journalists in the room.

Top 7 albums of all time, according to Soundwave 2015 artist, Area 7!

With a successful career spanning over two decades, Melbourne ska-punk band Area-7 look forward to another great year in 2015, kicking off with a run of shows as part of the Soundwave Festival. They've already enjoyed great receptions on main stages at national festivals in the past including the Big Day Out, Falls Festival and the VANS Warped Tour, but there is always something special about Soundwave! With 2015 marking the band's 21st year, Area-7 will be making it a big one. The musicians took a look at some of the music that's changed their lives and offered some thoughts on the most important LP's in their collections.

2014 ARIA Award Winners celebrated in Sydney overnight!

Another extraordinary year for Australian music was capped off by the sold out ARIA Awards, showcasing and celebrating the remarkable year it was for artists in 2014. For the first time the sold out event was broadcast to millions in Asia, cementing Australia's rising prevalence in the international eye.

Kingswood announce 2015 national tour dates!

Things have been going extensively well for Kingswood in 2014, they travelled to Nashville to record their debut album among festival appearances at Big Day Out and Splendour in the Grass, not to mention picking up an ARIA nomination along the way!

Ivan Ooze (Melbourne) shares his top 5 tracks right now ahead of huge Australian tour dates!

Photo: Doug Bennett

Melbourne rapper Ivan Ooze is set to kick off a huge Australian run of dates next week, supporting the likes of Ice Cube and Cypress Hill before hitting up Beyond the Valley on Phillip Island at the end of the year! Following the release o his debut EP, Ringwood Rich, earlier in the year, things have been sweet for Ivan, who has today also released his new single, "Trippin'". He shares with us his five fave tracks at the minute before the chaos kicks off!

Theatre Review: STC's Cyrano de Bergerac - Sydney Theatre (Performances to December 20th)

The smartest, the bravest, the boldest ­ and the biggest nose. No wonder Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac is so often adapted ­ most recently by Andrew Upton, who also directed STC's current production starring Richard Roxburgh as the titular schnoz. It puts ugly man up against a superficial world, and gives him the truest heart of all.

Single Stream: Willow Beats “Chess” (2014)

Melbourne electro lords Willow Beats are back with new single “Chess”, the second release from their highly acclaimed EP Water. Dubbed as a “masterful summary of the Willow Beats sound”, “Chess” is a dark and alluring number driven by some pretty incredible percussion which even includes the sampling of shattered glass. Yep. The uncle-niece duo can really do no wrong, hear it for yourself below:

the AU interview: Paul Stix from UNDR Ctrl talks the Musica Copa!

Sport and music are words not seen together in the same sentence a lot of the time. Recent trends however to incorporate AFL's Community Cup in both Sydney and Melbourne have led to more sweaty shirts and guitars being put away and the shin pads and soccer balls coming out for Musica Copa, due to happen in Sydney on December 5th. Much like the Community Cups, the tournament is set to raise funds for charity. Booking agent from UNDR Ctrl and one of the organisers of the tournament Paul Stix answered a few questions for us about why playing outside on a field is better than playing within the hot and steamy venues of Sydney.

Win a Bombay Sapphire prize pack!

Taking place in Melbourne from November 19, the event is in celebration of Australia’s continued love affair with gin. Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador, Sean Forsyth, and Chef Gary Mehigan have crafted a unique bar and dining experience for Melburnians to enjoy.

Single Stream: The Furrs "66" (2014)

This track will totally appear on an ad for something. It’s catchy but off-beat enough to shoot The Furrs right into the scopes of all those summer ads we seem to get this time of year. But, nonetheless, it’s pretty rad. Check it out below.

Live Review: Trivium + In Flames + Sydonia - 170 Russell, Melbourne (23.11.14)

2014 has seen some pretty exciting tours so far, and the Trivium / In Flames double headline was a pre-Christmas treat for sure. Having been down earlier this year for Soundwave, the tour celebrated Trivium’s 2013 release, Vengeance Falls, and the eleventh studio album by the Swedish legends, Siren Charms, released earlier this year.

Perth Theatre Company's 2015 Season Unveiled

Perth Theatre Company launched their 2015 Season yesterday evening at the bustling cocktail function in the State Theatre Centre, with the biggest headline of the night being that Australian actor and WAAPA graduate Jai Courtney (Divergent, Unbroken) will be returning to the city and Perth Theatre Company, who gave Courtney his professional debut, to star in a production of the John Steinbeck classic Of Mice and Men.