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YOU AM I

the AU interview: Davey Lane of You Am I (Melbourne) talks long-lasting music career, Kidgeeridge music festival and more

Having formed in 1989, Australian alternative rock band You Am I have enjoyed 20+ years in the music industry and have played alongside rock legends like The Rolling Stones, The Who, Sonic Youth and many more. Brad Coles was lucky enough to chat Davey Lane (guitar and keys) about the band's long-lasting career, their upcoming performance at the 10th Annual Kidgeeridge Music Festival and more...

Photo Gallery: You Am I + Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders - Twilight At Taronga (07.02.15)

Tim Rogers cheerfully gives "the finger" to persons unknown in the audience!

Legendary Australian rockers and self-confessed "middle aged cult icons" You Am I delivered a spectacular performance as the sun set in a cloudless sky over Taronga Zoo on Saturday, 7 February 2015. The band were supported by Sydney outfit Jack Ladder and The Dreamlanders. Jonathan Armstrong was there to capture the action.

the AU's Weekend Gig Guide: February 6th - Feburary 8th.

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

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: Beat The Drum - The Domain (16.01.14)

It was a party to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Triple J and what a party it was. With stellar performances from Hilltop Hoods, Ball Park Music, The Presets, You Am I and a slew of special guests, Johnny Au gives you but a taste of what went down last night in this gallery:

Gotye and Daniel Johns join a huge second artist announcement for triple J's Beat the Drum event in January!

As part of the Sydney Festival next year, triple j are choosing to throw a huge ass birthday party in the Domain! The Beat the Drum event is already hosting the likes of Hilltop Hoods, The Presets and The Cat Empire, but today on the Matt and Alex show, a huge second artist announcement was revealed for the January 16th party!

Something For Kate, Sarah Blasko, Dan Sultan and more featuring on the 2015 Twilight at Taronga series!

Today the Twilight at Taronga Series was launched in Sydney, with a stellar line up of Australian and international musicians confirmed to perform as part of the 2015 series. In a perfect setting of the harbour-side ampitheatre, these shows will return for it's 20th year in 2015 from January 30th through until March 21st.

Sydney Festival announces its program for 2015 season!


Photo: Prudence Upton

The Sydney Festival has unveiled its program for 2015, comprising of 179 shows next year! Returning to destinations across Sydney, Parramatta and elsewhere, the Sydney Festival is set to present shows on with world-class reputations, including 18 world premieres, 11 Australian premieres and 22 Australian exclusives.

Single Stream: Jen Cloher & Tim Rogers "Stone Age Brain" (2014)

"Jen Cloher and Tim Rogers smash out a primordial punk rock duet," or so says Cloher's Soundcloud introduction to this fantastically energetic new track. It's a pretty special effort, and is set to be released on 10" vinyl as part of the Milk! Records compilation in late August.

We review 15 Australian bands at Canadian Music Week 2014 in Toronto! Part Three: From The Black Lullaby to You Am I.

Following on from my overview of Toronto's CMW for 2014, a review of Broods and a bunch of interviews, photo galleries and tour diaries, it's finally time to get to more of the Australian music at the event. But honestly, I saw too much great Australian music in too little time. Out of the 26 Australian artists in attendance, I managed to catch 15 of them... sometimes only briefly. So, I'm delivering some bite-size reviews! So, alphabetically*, here are my thoughts for the final five, from The Black Lullaby to You Am I!

Feature: Davey Lane of You Am I wants to build you a guitar

Chances are you've heard of Davey Lane, he is the lead guitarist of a little band called You Am I - yeah, that's the one. Well he is in the process of recording a debut solo album and has launched his first ever Pozible campaign to help him do so.

Live Review: A Day On The Green ft. Hunters & Collectors + You Am I + Something For Kate + British India - The Hill Winery, Geelong (25.01.14)

What better way to commence the Australia Day weekend than with a bunch of legendary and long-standing Australian bands at a winery? Something For Kate, You Am I and British India supported the re-united Hunters & Collectors on their return to the live scene since disbanding in 1998.

Photo Gallery: A Day on the Green - The Hill Winery, Geelong (25.01.14)

On the eve of Australia Day, Hunters and Collectors kicked off their Day on the Green tours. What better way to celebrate than to listen to some of Australia's iconic musicians. Carl Dziunka was there to capture the magic.

Photo Gallery: The Ramblin' Gamblin' Rumblin' RoadStop Revue ft. You Am I - The Vic Enmore, Sydney (01.01.14)

New Years Day 2014, Sydneysiders were treated to an incredible display of rock and roll at The Vic in Enmore. You Am I turned the venue's car park into a mini-festival to show their appreciation for the local locals. The lo-fi gig lived in the band's pub rock tradition and saw The Mountains, The Love Junkies and The Snowdroppers perform. Kat from The Spazzys, Abbe May and Courtney Barnett performed with You Am I, as did Phil Jamieson, who climbed the speaker stack to bring us "Berlin Chair". Enjoy photos from this epic gig, crammed with 1,500 people, from Angelo Kehagias.

Photo Gallery: Festival Of The Sun (Day 1) - Sundowner Breakwall Tourist Park (13.12.13)

We head along to the first day of the Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, Black Friday Edition. Johnny Au brings us these photos featuring You Am I, The Beards (pictured above) Spit Syndicate, The Good Ship and many more...

the AU interview: Davey Lane of You Am I (Australia)

You Am I are one of the jewels in Australia’s rock crown, for both their influence as a well-rounded band, as well as their longevity in an often tumultuous environment. Now in their 20th year, they’re as busy as ever, and we had the opportunity to chat to Davey Lane on the road to rock royalty and their future plans, including a key spot on the Festival of the Sun bill next month.