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Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (28th September - 2nd October 2015)

US late night talk shows are a showcase of all-things celebrity, politics, humor, comedy and music. They are often treated as the final thing we see before we go to sleep. With The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuting in the same 11:30pm slot opposite Kimmel and Fallon – all shows were keen to pull out the big guns in the hope of attracting/retaining viewers.

The AU interview: Ash London from Shazam Top 20 on the music industry, mental health and more

Ash London is one half of the new radio show Shazam Top 20 and quickly becoming a regular face and voice in Australian media, having already hosted the Aria’s red carpet and The Loop on Channel 10. In this interview, she opens up in an honest chat about the music industry, mental health, how much she likes brunch, and much much more. Click through for the full article...

Live Review: Lyall Moloney - The Shebeen, Melbourne (09.05.15)

There's no other place I'd rather be on a Saturday night than at the Shebeen in Melbourne. The venue is constantly booking brilliant local acts and last Saturday it was no different. Sydneysider Lyall Moloney took to the venue's quaint depths for his 'Party Don’t Stop' tour and turned the Shebeen into an intimate dance hall.

the AU interview: Jeremy Marou of Busby Marou (Brisbane) talks Mother's Day Polo Classic event, AIME and more

Acoustic folk-duo, Busy Marou, will be playing a special event on behalf of Maserati's Mother's Day Polo classic, this weekend (Saturday May 9th) and all proceeds will go towards people living with disabilities as aid for the development of day programs that will assist them in their daily lives. We had a chat with the lovely ukulele player, Jeremy Marou about how the pair landed the charity gig, his ongoing commitment working with Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) and one life-changing event that he will cherish forever...

Rudimental and Foy Vance joining Ed Sheeran on Australian and New Zealand stadium tour!

Ed Sheeran's Australian and NZ return just got a lot bigger with the announcement that Rudimental and Foy Vance will be joining him on his massive stadium run. It's an interesting but exciting choice of acts and surely these shows are going to do huge things for both the fans of Ed Sheeran who will be introduced to both artists music (particularly Vance's) and the artists themselves. Rudimental already have a huge presence in Australia thanks to commercial airplay success and Foy Vance has recently collaborated them on new track "Never Let You Go". Vance himself has strong fan base internationally, the Irish troubadour releasing music in the last few years especially that has been met with much acclaim.

the AU interview: Conrad Sewell (Brisbane) on touring with Ed Sheeran, SXSW, living in LA and new music!

Singer/songwriter from Brisbane Conrad Sewell stopped by the AU review HQ for a chat. Having just finished up touring with Ed Sheeran, there are many more exciting things on the horizon for this young Aussie. On touring with Sheeran, Conrad couldn't speak more highly, "they're just great songs, I mean Bob Dylan did it... Ed does it in a really cool way. Feels like you're at a hip hop concert sometime,s but it can also feel like you're being serenaded by the most beautiful soulful singer in the world..."

Ed Sheeran set to be the first artist to play an Australian stadium tour completely solo this Summer!

Following his seventeen sold-out arena dates around Australia and New Zealand, Frontier Touring have revealed they're bringing Ed Sheeran back to Australia before the end of the year to play a run of all ages stadium concerts. The shows will make him the first ever artist to tour stadiums in Australia and New Zealand completely solo. The dates are after the jump!

Live Review: Ed Sheeran + Jamie Lawson + Conrad Sewell - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (01.04.15)

Ed Sheeran made his return to Adelaide last night, as his current national tour edges closer to its end. The last few weeks have seen the 24 year old British musician popping up everywhere, promoting his X album relentlessly on radio and in the press, not to mention ensuring that the two artists have been receiving good amounts of press as well. Performing wedding singer duties, spending time at children's hospitals, appearing on Home and Away and launching his own imprint label have been just some of the things Sheeran's been up to while in the country and yet, the only sign of any weariness the crowd gets during his first of two Adelaide shows is in the cracking of his vocals at various points of the show.

Photo Gallery: Ed Sheeran - Adelaide Entertainment Centre (01.04.15)

Ed Sheeran

Wednesday night saw the first of Ed Sheeran's two night stand at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Kerrie Geier was there for the AU review.

Live Review: Ed Sheeran + Jamie Lawson + Conrad Sewell - The Riverstage, Brisbane (20.03.15)

On a humid Friday evening, as thousands of eager fans streamed into the Riverstage ready for a glimpse of the man of the hour, Ed Sheeran, I found myself wondering what kind of show we were about to witness. The powerhouse frontman backed by a band full of talented musicians? The full light show that ever so often overshadows the performer on the stage? I should have known better. Shame on me. Ed Sheeran didn’t need any of these fancy things to enhance his sold out show. He just needed a guitar, an effects pedal, and undeniable gem of a voice.

Photo Gallery: Ed Sheeran - Brisbane Riverstage (20.03.15)

Ed Sheeran returned to Brisbane on Friday night to play a massive show at the Riverstake. Andrew Wade was there and brings us these photos from the night:

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: March 20th - March 22nd

Did you guys have a good St Patty's day this year? Hope you didn't party yourself out, because here are some of the shows we'll be heading to this weekend – check out our favourite gigs from around the country!

Album Review: BBC Radio 1 - Live From London (2015)

When you ask pop-stars to cover other pop-stars hits or perform unique renditions of their own songs, you get some truly special pieces of music. BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge captures this magic, and as well as broadcasting it, they also place the gems onto a CD so the greatness can be forever immortalised. The two-disc compilation features not only the biggest hits of 2014 but also the standout musicians of the year. From rising stars like Hozier and James Bay to the greats like Coldplay and Kasabian - BBC Radio 1 have got you covered.

Single Stream: Ed Sheeran "Make It Rain" (2014)

If you've seen Ed Sheeran performing live over the last year or so, you may have heard him deliver his own version of Foy Vance's "Make It Rain". Displaying Sheeran's talent for being quite the heartbreaking vocalist when he's singing over a simplistic, minimal arrangement, his cover of "Make It Rain" is a bluesy, hard-hitting, raw example of it. The track, which was featured on the recently aired penultimate episode of the final season of Sons of Anarchy, has now been made available to download via iTunes, where it rocketed to the #8 position last night, hours after the episode went to air in the US.

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!