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the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: November 7th - November 9th.

We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to throughout the week ahead and deliver you this guide - our national gig picks of the week!

the AU interview: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man (USA) on working with Mike D, touring with Grouplove and their Australian dates with Corona!

Zach from Portugal. The Man spoke to Larry Heath ahead of the band’s massive run of FREE shows around Australia this month! He revealed how excited the band are to return to the country, what it’s like making unpredictable new music with Mike D of The Beastie Boys, their tour with Grouplove and attending Hollywood premieres.

Portugal. The Man to play (at least) 25 free shows around Australia from October 31st.

Corona Extra are bringing us a massive free national tour to ease us into summer, featuring Alaskan bred, Portland based indie legends Portugal. The Man at 25 venues across Australia this November!

Festival Review: Big Day Out - Arena Joondalup, Perth (02.02.14)

Big Day Out and Perth have had a pretty strained relationship in recent years, with venue changes, reduced line-ups and poor ticket sales. This year was no different, with Blur dropping out, and continued tensions between organisers and local councils prompting a last minute change in venues and the announcement by AJ Maddah that it would be the last time the event would come to Perth.

Photo Gallery: Big Day Out (Part Two) - Bonython Park, Adelaide (31.01.14)

The Hives

With so many bands they wouldn't fit in one gallery, here is Part Two of the Adelaide Big Day Out. Featuring main stage acts such as Tame Impala and The Hives plus many more.

Festival Review: Big Day Out - Bonython Park, Adelaide (31.01.14)

You know you're in for a hard time when you check the weather as you leave your house at 10am and it's already heading towards the 30 degree mark. No city does a summer heatwave quite like Adelaide, but if 2014 was going to be the last year the Big Day Out stopped by this area of the country, I didn't want to reflect on it sitting at home.

Live Review: Toro y Moi + Portugal. The Man - The Hi-Fi, Sydney (29.01.14)

Sideshows to major festivals are always a welcome relief for those who can’t bear a full day in sweltering heat, so the announcement of Toro y Moi coupled with Portugal. The Man surely garnered anticipation, if only due to the slightly unconventional stylistic combination.

Photo Gallery: Toro Y Moi + Portugal. The Man - The Hi-Fi, Sydney (29.01.14)

The Big Day Out sideshows continued last night in Sydney at The Hi-Fi with the anticipated double bill of Toro y Moi with Portugal. The Man. Mikki Gomez was there and brings us these photos from the epic night:

Photo Gallery: Big Day Out Part 1 - Sydney Showground (26.01.14)

Big Day Out festival returns to Sydney Showground on Australia Day with another great lineup. Part 1 of our photo gallery includes Bo Ningen, Grouplove (pictured above), Kingswood, Mac Miller, Portugal. The Man, Primus, Tame Impala, The 1975, The Algorithm, The Drones, The Naked And Famous and Toro y Moi. Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery: Big Day Out 2014 - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (24.01.14)

Mary Boukouvalas takes us to the Melbourne Big Day Out and brings us this photo gallery featuring Arcade Fire, Beady Eye, Bo Ningen, DZ Deathrays, The 1975, The Hives and many more...

Live Review: Toro y Moi + Portugal. The Man - The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne (21.01.14)

A lot can be said about the quality of a live show before it even begins. A packed out venue, as was the Hi-Fi Bar for Toro y Moi’s Big Day Out sideshow, is typically indicative of a decent gig. But when members of Arcade Fire and Tame Impala are amongst the punters having a casual round of pre show drinks at the bar, you are probably right to suggest the show will be nothing short of brilliant. Fortunately, Toro y Moi’s live set exceeded all expectations.

the AU interview: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man (USA) talks Big Day Out

Portugal. The Man are heading to Australia in January to play the 2014 Big Day Out Festival and several sideshows following the release of their seventh studio album, Evil Friends earlier this year. Clare Armstrong spoke with bassist Zach Carothers about Australia, recording the new album with Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse and much more.

Photo Gallery: Austin City Limits Festival Day 2 - Zilker Park, Austin USA (05.10.13)

The Cure (pictured above) headlines a stellar day two of Austin City Limits Festival in Austin, Texas. Acts include Electric Guest, Grimes, HAIM, Junip, Kendrick Lamar, Lissie, Portugal. The Man, Reignwolf and Wilco. Photos by Waytao Shing

Feature: Big Day Out 2014 Lineup Speculation - Part Two

With Splendour in the Grass safely in the bag for another year, our festival-wearied eyes now turn back to the Big Day Out, whose lineup for 2014 is set to be officially released this week. Touted as a 'lineup to top all Big Day Out lineups', rumours have been flying around quicker than Nui Te Koha at Triple M can break 'exclusive' lineup news. As July 31st nears, we've got some more predictions ready to fuel the gossip fire, having taken another look at le internets and following on from many-an indepth discussion on wishlists and logical tour schedules...

Festival Photo Gallery: Splendour In The Grass Day 1 - North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (26.07.13)

Babyshambles was one of the many fantastic acts that played on the first day of Splendour In The Grass festival at the new site of North Byron Parklands. Acts include Baptism Of Uzi, Darwin Deez, Daughter, Deap Vally, Dune Rats, HAIM, Klaxons, Mumford And Sons, Portugal. The Man, Robert DeLong and TV On The Radio. Photos by Ian Laidlaw