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Splendour Sideshow Review: Azealia Banks + Ivan Ooze - Prince Bandroom, Melbourne (26.07.15)

Recently Azealia Banks claimed that Australians are a “terrible crowd to play for,” but this statement starkly contrasts the atmosphere at her Splendour in The Grass sideshow in Melbourne on Sunday night.

Splendour in the Grass Festival Review: Saturday - North Byron Parklands (25.07.15)

Photo Credit: Andrew Wade

Day two of Splendour in the Grass was full of big moments spread throughout the entire day, the biggest unsurprisingly being headliner Florence & The Machine. Rain didn't play a factor at all, though the mud situation only slightly improved from piles and piles of wood chips scattered around the grounds to make for helpful paths, particularly in the area in front of the main entrance which was second in thickness only to the entire space between the Mix-Up Stage and Red Bull Music Academy.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 24th - July 26th - The Splendour Edition!

It's Splendahhh weekend! For those of you who aren't going to Byron for the festival, the east coast is about to get hit with a tonne of killer sideshows. Here's some of our picks!

Album Review: Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste (2014 LP)

Azealia Banks is everywhere of late. unlike most celebrities this is because of 10,000 small beefs with people rather than one massive scandal. She challenged Eminem to fight her after his newest cut featured a threat to beat Lana Del Ray, she pioneered the term 'Igloo Australia' in reference to not everyone's favourite Mullumbimby local and a little closer to home explained that 1 of her 3 Australian midshow dropouts was the fault of the Stone Roses. She'd be a polarising public figure even without the skill to back up her shtick, but thankfully with her long awaited debut album Broke With Expensive Tastes she backs up her talents.

Bali's Potato Head Beach Club to host Music and Cocktails festival with Ellie Goulding, Azealia Banks, and more

World-renowned venue Potato Head Beach Club, owned and operated by Indonesia's internationally acclaimed hospitality and entertainment group PTT Family, will join forces with Ismaya Live, the group behind the legendary Djakarta Warehouse Project, to host the inaugural Sunny Side Up music festival on 20th August 2014, bringing in both big-name international musicians and local artists.

Photo Gallery: Listen Out Festival - Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (05.10.13)

Ian Laidlaw was down at the Royal Botanic Gardens to cover the Listen Out Festival in Melbourne! So many great acts over the day - check out the gallery here!

Festival Review: Listen Out - Centennial Park, Sydney (28.09.13)

Fuzzy’s annual Parklife festival seems to be no more; this year it has been replaced by a new brand and new image – Listen Out. The most striking difference is that the new national tour has down-sized and went for a more contained festival rather than an all-out international star-studded event. The market is over-flooded, and Fuzzy have recognised this; they have given us a simple, straight-forward day of trendy tunes and everything we’ve come to love (or hate) about dance festivals.

the AU interview: Azealia Banks (USA) at Listen Out (Sydney, 2013)

the AU review sits down with Azealia Banks at Listen Out festival in Sydney, Australia. We talk about returning to Australia for the third time and she talks about making her forthcoming debut album "Broke with Expensive Taste", calling it the most innovative hip hop record we've seen for the last ten years, and that we'll see for the next 25 years, challenging Kanye West in the process! She also fills us in on why we haven't heard her Disclosure collaboration...

Listen Out reveals first line up announcement!

It was unfortunately announced last week that there would be no more Parklife festival. Alas, there is something new to get excited about – Listen Out! Something to remember about Listen Out; it’s a dance party, not a festival, and it’s not to be missed.

The first line-up for the event has been announced:
Disclosure (LIVE)
Azealia Banks
Hudson Mohawke & Lunice
Duke Dumont
Classixx (LIVE)
Miguel Campbell
John Talabot (LIVE)
Just Blaze

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (10.03.13)

God bless the singlet-making industry, because it seemed the whole customer base was at The Future Music Festival this past weekend. An insane amount of arms and biceps were on display for everyone to see, and I wouldn’t be too surprised if any other strays from a muscle convention during the week popped on by. The music was probably a secondary thing.

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Bonython Park, Adelaide (11.03.13)

This year’s Future Music Festival proved one thing to me and that is that I can’t tolerate these type of festivals anymore. I didn’t even make it through the gates at Bonython Park without being accosted by some steroid-loving dickheads who had dropped a number of pills because they were so ‘mad keen for Avicii bruv’ – a somewhat perfect omen for the rest of the day and night to follow.

Live Review: Azealia Banks + Nina Las Vegas - Palace Theatre, Melbourne (07.03.13)

“Who’s already drunk? Who’s already high? Who’s fucccccck-ing tonight!!!???”. Azealia Banks, with her locks reaching all the way to her slender legs and her pretty face supported by a petite frame, she is, in a word, shocking. As she shakes her way around the world from Harlem all the way to Melbourne, she blows away fans and haters alike with her rude ‘tude, and boy, she does not hide it. But damn. She can pull it off. Making her way around Australia playing Future Music Festival, the fiery 21-year-old rapper from New York City hit up the Palace Theatre on Thursday night.

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Joondalup Arena, Perth (03.03.13)

Future Music Festival

Future Music Festival, we meet again. Although this year, it is on different turf, as I headed over from Adelaide to Perth to spend a hot summer day at Joondalup Arena due to scheduling conflicts I have with the Adelaide Festival, and my determination not to miss seeing both Bloc Party and The Stone Roses.

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Joondalup Arena, Perth (03.03.13)


It was a scorching hot day in Perth when the Future Music Festival rolled in to town, but that didn't stop a huge crowd from turning out. The AU review's photographer, Kerrie Geier, was there to capture it all.