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TUNE-YARDS

Live Review: Tune-Yards + DD Dumbo - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (28.07.14)

Tune-Yards graced a Sydney crowd post-Splendour In The Grass with a mesmerising set of mutant, tribal indie-pop at the Oxford Art Factory. The final night of a long tour, front-woman Merrill Garbus couldn't hide her affection for Australia, an affection that was reciprocated ten fold from the crowd.

Photo Gallery: Splendour In The Grass (Day Two) ft. The 1975 + Future Islands + Art vs Science - Saturday (26.07.14)

The second day of Splendour in the Grass rolled on strong, with another tight bill of Australian and international bands performing for the thousands gathered at the North Byron Parklands. Ian Laidlaw shot this gallery for us - check the fun out!

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.

The 10 Shows we can't wait for at Sydney Festival 2012.

Sydney Festival is as ingrained in Sydney music culture as the Hottest 100 is to Australia Day, and every year it just gets better and better. This year the festival sticks with what's worked so well over the last few years - from Festival First Night, to the Spiegeltent and the Keystone Festival Bar (Formerly Beck's Festival Bar) - while adding in new features at Parramatta, a free "Hunting Lodge" at the Festival Garden, and the anticipated Black Capital. In our fourth consecutive year of coverage of the event, here's a look at 10 of the events - both musical and otherwise - that we can't wait for at Sydney Festival 2012.

Tour Updates: Tune-Yards, Sons & Daughters, Eleanor Friedberger, The Whitest Boy Alive, Pete Rock, The Damned, Deerhoof, La Dispute and Parkway Drive

Many updates have been made to some of the most anticipated tours of 2012 over the last week. Here's a look at who's added supports to their rosters and made changes or additions to their schedules.

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Tune-Yards is bringing her distinctive sound to Australia for the first time this January, showcasing her acclaimed sophomore album w h o k i l l.

Best of 2011 Countdown: Top 40 Tracks - Part 1: 40 - 31

Can you believe it's that time of year again? We can't... but here we are bringing you the first part of our mammoth fortnight of eclectic "best of..." lists. First up we announce The AU Review's Top 40 tracks of 2011, as voted by our fine contributors around the country.

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Tune-Yards announce shows in Melbourne and Brisbane

Feresh after showcasing her sophomore album w h o k i l l at Sugar Mountain Festival, Tune-Yards has announced Melbourne and Brisbane sideshows.

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Australian Tour January 2012

Saturday 14 January
Sugar Mountain Festival
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
www.sugarmountainfestival.com

Sunday 15 January
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Presented by Penny Drop and Triple R

Deerhoof, Shabazz Palaces, Tune-Yards, Thee Oh Sees and more to play at the massive Sugar Mountain Festival in Melbourne

Sugar Mountain, Australia's newest music and arts festival, will take over the Melbourne CBD in January 2012.

Sugar Mountain will be held over multiple days, with the main event taking place at The Forum Theatre on Saturday 14 January 2012. The Festival will also utilise Federation Square, No Vacancy Gallery and ACMI to showcase a marvellous array of local and international creative talent.