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Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Monday 1st September 2014

In this week’s issue: Criniti’s Express Lunch for those who are time poor offers to not only give you a quick food which is expertly made; it also offers to pay for your cab fare to and from the venue, Fairfield RSL Club offers secret garden tours, the Spring Ladies’ Luncheon at The Glenmore, the brand new powdered energy drink “REIZE”, the Australian Gardening Show in Sydney, and so much more!

Live Review: The Aston Shuffle + Just A Gent + CLN + Jordan Burns vs Jordan James - The Zoo, Brisbane (29.08.14)

There was a lot to love and a lot to dislike about The Aston Shuffle's gig at the Zoo on Friday night. The good things came from The Aston Shuffle themselves, however the long wait before the boys hit the stage was much less enjoyable.

Single Stream: Jack Carty "Be Like The Water" (2014)

Jack Carty's new single, "Be Like the Water", is the first to be taken from his upcoming third LP Esk is makes us very excited for the new music to come! As usual, Carty's vocal talent shines here, though the arrangement on "Be Like the Water" also has to be noted. It's a stunning atmosphere conjured on this one but considering the music Carty's become synonymous with producing, it's hardly surprising this one's a winner.

the AU interview: The Used (USA) on tour with Taking Back Sunday and their new album "Imaginary Enemy"

the AU review chat to two parts of The Used about their Australian tour with Taking Back Sunday, their latest album Imaginary Enemy, barber shop quartets and much more.

Ten shows not to miss at Sydney Fringe Festival 2014

The Sydney Fringe Festival kicks off today and over the next month there’s a very long list of things to do. But, we’ve helped you out and cut through the list and picked the ten things you shouldn’t miss at 2014’s Sydney Fringe Festival. Here goes! (in no particular order)

F&L Guide: Father's Day Ideas - Events, Gifts, and More

You do realise that Father's Day is only a few days away, right? Before you panic, we bring you a few ideas on how to celebrate Father's Day, including a meat-packed dining event; all-you-can-eat lunches; ideas from Max Brenner for the choc-loving men out there; a consistent hit of coffee for the ol' man; a marvelous design-driven clock for the trendy dad; an adventure camp; and more.

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

Tomorrow night, the AU review is partnering with Ruby Tuesday at The Workers Club in Melbourne to throw a massive 6th Birthday Party! We're getting to know all the bands playing the night, and today we get to know Leisure Suite.

Complete Line Up revealed for the Melbourne Rolling Stone Live Lodge.

The complete line up of the Rolling Stone live Lodge has just been announced! The Live Lodge will see Fitzroy’s iconic Workers Club be transformed especially for the event which runs over three entertainment packed weeks between September 25 and October 12. Seven more acts have just been added to the already extensive line up:

Album Review: The Kooks - Listen (2014 LP)

If the latest release from The Kooks could be summed up in one word, it would be “groovy”. The entirety of their brand new album Listen is full of fresh, funky beats, catchy guitar riffs and rhythmic vocals that keep your feet tapping and your head bopping, whether you like it or not.

New Music Video: REMi "XTC Party" (2014)

Following the release of the acclaimed Raw x Infinity, Aussie rapper REMi has been steady showcasing the album across the country, justifying all the hype with precise performances of the LP's brilliant track list. Keeping the buzz at a high, REMi has released a music video for the club-friendly "XTC Party/H.O.B", showing off that smooth, confident flow as he laces a twisted disco-leaning production with light, drug-riddled party rap. Towards the end, producers Sensible J and Dutch flip the soundscape into a californian-inspired dose of G-Funk, reiterating the diversity found on REMi's debut LP.

Live Review: Fishing + Datãkae - Rocket Bar, Adelaide (29.08.14)

It's always a bit stressful planning your birthday party. Will people show up? Will there be enough booze? What if the music doesn't go to plan? When it was Adelaide's turn to officially celebrate six years of the AU review, we had all the components for a great party in place. A great venue in Rocket Bar (thanks to the crew at CATS), an even better group of people in the venue to celebrate and kick on, plus some great musicians in the joint to keep the party going.

the AU interview: Vance Joy (Melbourne) on bringing "Riptide" to America and introducing Australians to 'Dream Your Life Away'.


Photo: Perri Cassie

At the time of our interview, I realise James Keogh aka Vance Joy and I are both struggling. We're both incredibly jet-lagged, having been at the mercy of a pretty hectic time in the US. Of course, the Melbourne singer has been doing the performing and promo rounds Stateside longer than I was over there, though we can both agree that Lollapalooza, while a beautiful festival, had the ability to break you as well.

the AU interview: Ian Hill of Judas Priest (UK) talks Soundwave, The Simpsons, Ray Brown and latest album "Redeemer of Souls".

Judas Priest have been kings of the Heavy Metal scene for around forty years and are one of the headlining acts at next year’s Soundwave Festival. Our reporter John Goodridge spoke to founding member Ian Hill about the tour and their latest album, Redeemer of Souls.

Legendary hip-hop group Souls of Mischief announce Australian tour

On the back of the release of their latest album There Is Only Now, landmark hip-hop are set to return to Australia for a four-date tour which will see them perform in Canberra, Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne.

Photo Gallery: Furnace and The Fundamentals - Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.08.14)

Furnace and The Fundamentals raised the roof at the Metro Theatre on Friday night with a blistering set of classic rock and pop covers.