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Live Review: Sounds of the Suburbs - Wilbur Lane, Cronulla (27.09.15)

I've spent a large portion of my live in the Hills District - a little place in North West Sydney that looks eerily similar to The Truman Show suburbia. Growing up, there were little outlets for us musical lovers, who were forced into the city as a means to garner a musical education. That's why I was so excited by the whole concept of Sounds of the Suburbs - bands from around the world congregating in a laneway in South Sydney's Cronulla to share a bit of what helped them formulate their musical style -- their home.

Album News Weekly: 30th September 2015

In This Issue: This week has releases coming in from Brizzy to South America, with plenty of debuts and veteran producers. Check out the latest from Wavves to Banoffee to Neon Tiger!

Live Review: The Garden + Gold Class + Miss Destiny - The John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne (24.09.15)

The Curtin looks as if it is a set piece from a movie focusing on the rise of Nick Cave and the Melbourne goth scene. The stage is framed by gold streamers, messy banners twisted up against each other. It makes the wall clock hidden in the corner seem even more out of place, as if a teeny tiny bit of my high school worked its way into the bandroom.

The AU Mixtape: Nine Songs By American Bands Every Australian Should Be Listening To

Help us help you. Listen to some of the best music coming out of the US right now. 9 tracks from 9 artists that you may not be listening to. And we at the AU think you should be. Enjoy this little piece of music discovery to end your Thursday...