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Photo Gallery: Augie March + Teeth and Tongue - Howler, Melbourne. (30.10.14)

Last night saw Augie March play the second of five gigs at The Howler in Melbourne. Four of the shows were sold out and the fifth was by popular demand. Carl Dziunka went along to capture the show.

Photo Gallery: Missy Higgins - Regent Theatre, Melbourne (29.10.14)

A very pregnant and beaming Missy Higgins performed at the the Regent in Melbourne as part of her Oz national tour. Rebecca Houlden captured the talented songstress in action.

VideAU Games at PAX AUS 2014: Hands-on with Bethesda's Battlecry

Battlecry logo

Bethesda invited me to their booth on the show floor yesterday afternoon to try out their newest IP, Battlecry, a frantic, bloody, vicious, delightfully high-concept team-based free-to-play (!!!) multiplayer stab-em-up.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: KILL/DIL Press Call - Yash Raj Studios, Mumbai (31.10.14)

Hello Asia editor Johnny Au is currently in Mumbai, India on assignment and he was invited today to take part in the press call of the Bollywood blockbuster film KILL/DIL. KILL/DIL is a romantic action film starring Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Ali Zafar and legend actor Govinda. The movie soundtrack consists of 8 tracks sung by Bollywood singers. Hello Asia! brings you these exclusive Australian photos from the press call.

Eating with the AU: Stockroom in InterContinental Sydney Double Bay - Double Bay (Sydney)

And so it beings. The slice of life that will be on offer at Double Bay - and Sydney's - most exciting new venue is just about ready to unleash itself upon foodies, travellers, and shoppers alike. The soon-to-be-opened InterContinental Sydney Double Bay has been a massive project, revitalising the bayside grounds, that were once the iconic Ritz Carlton, for something that balances heritage with a contemporary charm. Food is just one of the facets of the new hotel, but it's a major part of why not just those seeking accommodation have been all over the development. In addition to a third leg of Australian contemporary-Japanese gem Sake, and a new venture from North Bondi's gorgeous Shuk, there will be a unique European-style open pantry which flows into a plush restaurant area going by the name of Stockroom. I was honoured to be invited along to try the menu at Stockroom, while also being one of the first to set foot inside this luxurious hotel.

Live Review: The Rolling Stones - Perth Arena (29.10.14)

With almost twenty years since their last Perth show, and 7 months since the postponement of their Australian tour in the wake of the sudden death of L’Wren Scott, The Rolling Stones showed on Wednesday night that not only do good things come to those who wait, and that they were more than worth the wait.

VideAU Games at PAX AUS 2014: Logitech's Max Pan talks Orion Spark and Proteus Core

Logitech Orion Spark

I had the opportunity to swing by the Logitech booth at PAX AUS 2014 today for a chat with Regional Gaming Product Manager Max Pan. Max took me through Logi’s new G range of gaming peripherals, and about all the features they’re implementing that will put pressure on the competition.

the AU sessions: Used Cassettes performs "Barcelona" in Seoul, South Korea

South Korea based rock band Used Cassettes performs their song 'Barcelona' LIVE exclusively for the AU Review and Hello Asia! Used Cassettes is made up of four expats living in South Korea and has been performing for the past 5 years.

the AU interview: Our Man in Berlin (Perth) talks about their EP "Is It Right?" and their final headline show for 2014!

Perth five piece Our Man In Berlin are playing their final headline show for 2014 next Friday night so our very own Sosefina Fuamoli caught up with them to talk about the show, their recently release EP Is It Right? and much more!

New Music Video: Rob Bravery "Knock Out Ginger" (2014)

What an incredible track from Bristol artist Rob Bravery. The only way I can describe it is that I imagine this is what a Massive Attack song with Michael Jackson would have sounded like. It's something that you have to listen to for yourself though, so go ahead and end your week on a good note (and a bunch of huskies!):

the AU interview: Matt Walters (Melbourne) talks "NightWalk", CMJ, "Melbourne Goodbye" and Tori Amos!

With his long awaited new album NightWalk out on Monday, November 3rd, we caught up with Melbourne's Matt Walters to talk about the long road to releasing the record, his past year of travelling across North America - including a recent CMJ debut - and much more. Oh and we ask him about pizza, too. Don't miss Matt when he supports Tori Amos around the country!

My 8 Musical Discoveries at CMJ Music Marathon 2014

CMJ week, also known as “When all my Hanukkahs come at once” (if I had Christmas I would tell you about it), is an all-you-can-eat buffet of international music concentrated within just a few blocks of New York’s Lower East Side neighbourhood, and over the bridge in Williamsubrg, Brooklyn. It’s also the worst, most FOMO-inducing week of the year for music lovers.

the AU playlist: Brisbane group Arundel's Top 10 Tracks.

Ahead of the final show on their Red Cape East Coast 2014 at Boney in Melbourne (November 8th), Brisbane's Arundel are delivering an exclusive playlist to the AU review of their favourite music. Listen to it here thanks to Spotify and while you do, read what each band member chose and why!

Food & Lifestyle Weekly - Friday 31st October 2014

In this week’s issue: We look forward to the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail; A collaboration between The Grounds of Alexandria, Sculptures By The Sea, and Almond Breeze; Matt Moran opens his new restaurant in Sydney; Circular Quay gets a new Indian restaurant; Hyundai takes their partnership with Sculpture by the Sea to a completely new level; Neil Perry's Burger Project opens in Sydney's World Square; Vino Paradiso kicks off; Etsy plans Pop-Up Markets across the country; a new Electro Swing club opens in Perth; Aboutlife comes to Surry Hills; the opening of the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar; Suntory brings more Japanese Whisky to Australia; and so much more.

CMJ Live Review: Southern Exposure ft. Bad//Dreems + Tkay Maidza + The Delta Riggs + More! - Pianos, New York City (23.10.14)

CMJ, or “Country Music Jamboree”, as the Dune Rats so aptly coined the New York City industry event, recently wrapped up over the weekend. And with it, a whole lot of Aussie bands completed their first taste of the international stage. Among the hundreds of showcases spread across venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan in just four short days were multiple Aussie-only events. This year, Sounds Australia hosted - in addition to their usual Aussie BBQ affair on the Saturday - an additional Beat Pie showcase over two floors at Santos Party House; while over at Piano’s, we at the AU teamed up with Southern Exposure on Thursday night – jam-packing the venue with as many dancing bodies as there was sizzling talent.