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Last Week on Late Night: The Five Best Music Performances on US Late Night TV (21st-25th September 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.

Live Review: Phantogram + Mas YSA - Metro Theatre, Sydney (24.07.14)

It had been a five year wait for some ever since the ethereal, somewhat arresting "Mouthful of Diamonds" had made its debut in 2009, but on Thursday night New York duo Phantogram finally landed on Australian soil. Before the satisfaction of their maiden Sydney set, however, the curtain raiser took the Metro Theatre stage.

Photo Gallery: Phantogram + Mas Ysa - Metro Theatre, Sydney (24.07.14)

Phantogram stopped by Sydney's Metro Theatre for a Splendour in the Grass sideshow to be remembered alongside the ever-talented Mas Ysa. Gwen Lee was in the pit for the AU and brings you these shots.

5 Dance Acts To See At Splendour In The Grass!

Splendour In The Grass is happening next weekend and to hype you up, we've rounded up five EDM acts that you should scuttle off to and see while you're there. There's some neo-soul in the shape of Sam Smith, some New York house with Phantogram, and Australian newbies Touch Sensitive and Wave Racer.

Le Festival d'été de Québec Review: Phantogram + Electric Youth - Impérial de Québec (07.07.14)

One of the many buzz bands making their Australian debut at this year's Splendour in the Grass festival are New York duo Phantogram, an electronic outfit who made big waves this year with the release of their sophomore album Voices - in fact, we named it among our best albums of 2014 (so far) earlier this week. Before they head down under, however, they are touring North America, and it just so happened that we were in Quebec City at the same time; the band playing as part of the city's Summer Festival, Le Festival d'été de Québec. Naturally, I had to head along and see what all the fuss was about.

Our 14 Favourite Records of 2014...So Far.... Part One: 14 - 7

It's that time of the year where everyone takes a look through their new record collections and if you're like us, you're wondering just how it's possible so much good music has been released in 2014 already! We asked our contributors to give us their favourite albums of 2014 as of this halfway point and as the results show, there's definitely some musical gold in the ranks. Take a look at the first installment of the AU's 'Top 14 of 2014' below!

Splendour Sideshow Spotlight: Phantogram (New York)

With a seamless blend of their many influences, Phantogram stand tall as a fast-rising duo of electronic-leaning pop laced with soul, funk, rock, and R&B. They have nailed this melting pot of flavour so well the band has consistently been targeted and name-checked by many music legends, including Big Boi (of OutKast) and Wayne Coyne (of The Flaming Lips).

the AU interview: Josh Carter of Phantogram (New York) talks 'Voices,' Big Boi, Splendour in the Grass, and more!

New York duo Phantogram (Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter) are a melting pot of versatility, producing forward-thinking pop jams at break-neck speed with their two acclaimed LPs, 4 EPs, and numerous high-profile collaborations. The in-demand band are finally touring down under this July for Splendour in the Grass and two sideshows (Sydney, Melbourne). Ahead of their visit, we caught up with Josh chat about Phantogram's approach to live music, their relationship with OutKast's Big Boi, and more.

SXSW 2014 Photo Gallery: mtvU Woodie Awards Festival - LAZ Parking Lot (13.03.14)

The annual mtvU Woodie Award Festival featured a diverse lineup of up coming artists such as Wild Cub, Echosmith, Bleachers, London Grammar, Sam Smith, Phantogram and American Authors. Photos by Johnny Au.

Boy and Bear and Vance Joy join the likes of Phantogram and London Grammar for the epic KGSR SXSW live broadcast!

KGSR, renowned for their SXSW live broadcasts, have unveiled their broadcast schedule for 2014 and it's mega, to say the least! Taking place over four mornings (March 12th - March 15th), Andy Langer, Kristen Kurtis and Kelly Jordan will be hosting a line up of artists including our very own Boy and Bear and Vance Joy, with all event benefits going toward Make A Wish Central & South Texas.

Psychedelic Furs, Washed Out, Run The Jewels and more for post-SXSW festival, the Maverick Festival!

Because Texas doesn't have enough music goodness happening next month, the Maverick Music Festival has gone and dropped a killer line up for March 21 and 22. The second annual music gathering in San Antonio at the La Villita Historic Arts Village offers punters a truly unique line up and festival experience they're probably not expecting to get in the wake of the huge SXSW mayhem that will be overtaking Texas in March.