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ADALITA

Adalita Announces March Residency at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood

Whether you know her as Magic Dirt front woman or the firecracker herself, there’s no doubt Adalita is one incredible performer. Curbing off a whirlwind 2014 which resulted in her receiving an ARIA nomination for Best Female Artist and delivering a keynote speech at the annual AIR Awards, Adalita is kicking off 2015 with a residency at The Gasometer.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: Beat The Drum - The Domain (16.01.14)

It was a party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Triple J and what a party it was. With stellar performances from Hilltop Hoods, Ball Park Music, The Presets, You Am I and a slew of special guests, Johnny Au gives you but a taste of what went down last night in this gallery:

Gotye and Daniel Johns join a huge second artist announcement for triple J's Beat the Drum event in January!

As part of the Sydney Festival next year, triple j are choosing to throw a huge ass birthday party in the Domain! The Beat the Drum event is already hosting the likes of Hilltop Hoods, The Presets and The Cat Empire, but today on the Matt and Alex show, a huge second artist announcement was revealed for the January 16th party!

Melbourne Festival Live Review: Pop Crimes- Foxtel Festival Hub (23.10.14)

Rowland S. Howard would have been 55 on Friday 24th October, a day after the opening of Pop Crimes a tribute to his career spanning more than 30 years. “We’re walking a thin line here. It’s not getting any wider. We’ll be better tomorrow night, don’t forget to book a ticket” exclaims Harry Howard (brother of the late rock icon) while performing the music of Rowland’s first band, The Young Charlatans .

ARIA Award nominees and Fine Arts winners announced in Sydney today!

Winners and more nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced at the official event in Sydney this morning, with some of Australia's best performers and their teams recognised for their work over the past year. The winners of the Fine Arts and Artisan Awards were announced at the event, with the slew of nominees for the November ARIAs unveiled. the AU congratulates all involved - there have been some truly stellar records produced over the past year, as well as the development of some great live bands who are getting just recognition!

The 2014 Darwin Festival program launches today with a huge list of shows and artists set for August!

The 2014 Darwin Festival program was unveiled today, with the lineup representing the vibrant and diverse nature of the festival's surrounds for another year. Artistic Director Edwina Lunn departs the role this year and it's fairly evident that this year's Darwin Festival program is going to be one she'll remember for some time to come.

the AU interview: Clare Bowditch chats about the "Winter Secrets Tour" with Adalita!

"It's been a really busy couple of years and I was wondering whether or not I should do the Winter Secrets tour this year, but for me it's one of my highlights of what I do. I'm glad we were able to squeeze it in." The ever wonderful Clare Bowditch opens up ahead of her fourth annual 'Winter Secrets Tour' in July and August, which will see the ARIA Award winner touring around the country with fellow Australian music goddess, Adalita.

Yo Gabba Gabba! announce new Super Music Friends! for their Australian tour!

Having just started their Australian tour in Perth, Yo Gabba Gabba! have confirmed the Super Music Friends who will be joining them as they play across the country! An eclectic line-up of support acts will be adding their own music flavours to the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! tour, making these shows an exciting prospect that is not to be missed. The following acts will be joining Yo Gabba Gabba! for their shows and musical life lessons aimed at children but loved by adults.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival (Part One) - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (07.02.14)

The St Jerome's Laneway Festival entered the home stretch of its 2014 tour when it stopped in Adelaide at the new venue of Harts Mill this weekend. Lauren Connelly was out in the sun with thousands of punters to soak in a Friday of amazing music and brings you this gallery!

Live Review: St Jerome's Laneway Festival - Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne (01.02.14)

2013 marked my first visit to St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and to date, it has been the best Australian festival I have ever been to. I found it hard to imagine how they could possibly top a line up that boasted the likes of Alt-J, Bat For Lashes, Flume and POND but alas, Laneway have outdone themselves yet again in their 10th year. Having only been twice, I would still most certainly consider myself a Laneway rookie, so instead of a report on my day, I present to you the five main things I learnt from Saturday’s event.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 1 - Sydney College of the Arts (02.02.14)

Part 1 of the AU Review's St Jerome's Laneway Festival photo coverage from Sydney College of the Arts includes Kirin J Callinan, Youth Lagoon, King Krule, Run The Jewels, Vance Joy (pictured above), Dick Diver, XXYYXX, Frightened Rabbit and Adalita. Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 1 - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (31.01.14)

Part 1 of the photo gallery for the first St. Jerome's Laneway Festival to make landfall in Australia in 2014! Featuring Haim (pictured), Adalita, Daughter, King Krule, Frightened Rabbit, Autre Ne Veut, Drenge, Cass McCombs, Dick Diver, Kirin J Callinan, The Growl, Vance Joy, and Youth Lagoon.

Photos by Andrew Wade.

Event Review and Winners List: The Age Music Victoria Awards - Billboard The Venue (20.11.13)

The relevance of music awards is a funny beast to tackle. Do The Drones and Paul Kelly really want or need another trophy? They must know they’re pretty good by now, surely.

Golden Plains 8 lineup revealed!

The lineup for Golden Plains 8 has been announced! With Public Enemy having already been announced to perform at the Supernatural Ampitheatre in Meredith next March (8th to 10th), a whole stack of Australian and international acts have been unveiled in what represents, 'The Sound of Now, Then and Forever'.