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Live Review: Hey Geronimo + Born Joy Dead + Youth Allowance - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane (18.12.14)

There’s always a little something special about end of year gigs. Not only is it a celebration of what has been achieved over the year that has been, but it is also a prelude to what is coming in the New Year. Hey Geronimo brought their A-Game to the Black Bear Lodge and it was a true celebration a full of hard work.

Photo Gallery: The Worriers - The Milk Factory, Brisbane (06.12.14)

The Worriers came up with the goods in Brisbane on Saturday night, taking on The Milk Factory! Claire Tamsin-Davies brings you this little insight into the chaos that was.

Live Review: Thelma Plum - The Zoo, Brisbane (29.11.14)

Finishing off a massive national tour in her home town of Brisbane, the AU review headed along to revel in the enchanting musical world, 19 year old Thelma Plum has crafted from a life of wearing her heart on her sleeve.

Live Review: Jakob + hazards of swimming naked - Crowbar, Brisbane (29.11.14)

Starting the night off were local boys, hazards of swimming naked. From the hypnotic "... a whole assortment of uppers and downers" to the quietly triumphant "Kip Kleino", it's a beautiful symphonic set of instrumental rock. With three guitars, each song has melody, harmony and ambience woven through to create a true tapestry of sound. The drums push them along, alternatively deft and punishing.

Hello Asia! Live Review: Eric Nam - The Tivoli, Brisbane (30.11.14)

Ooh, ooh! One of K-pop’s celebrated soloists, Eric Nam, came to Brisbane to hold the city’s first ever K-Pop showcase. Brisbane K-Pop fans finally had the chance to enjoy a showcase in the comfort of their own hometown, after all the other K-Pop acts so far were held in other cities like Melbourne and Sydney. The showcase was held at The Tivoli and it also involved some local performers, such as The AZRA dance crew, The Pandora dance crew, and The Pepero dance crew. The event also involved the popular cover dance crew from Melbourne, The AO crew, to perform a routine and to act as Eric Nam’s back up dancers to some songs.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Eric Nam - The Tivoli, Brisbane (30.11.14)

Eric Nam held Brisbane's first ever K-Pop showcase at The Tivoli. Ghassani Swaryandini captures the moments from the showcase, including the funny moments from the Q&A session. Check out the photo gallery!

Photo Gallery: Supanova Pop Culture Expo - Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (28-30.11.14)

Over three days, the lively Supanova brought fans closer to some of pop cultures biggest stars. With enough variety to keep people engaged over the entire weekend, the event was a consistent and slightly overwhelming success, to help you re-live the action here's a photo gallery captured by Krista Melsom.

Photo Gallery: Hilltop Hoods + Thundamentals + K21 - The Marquee, Brisbane (22.11.14)

Aussie hip-hop legends Hilltop Hoods brought their Walking Under Stars tour to The Marquee in Brisbane, with support from Thundamentals and K21. Aidan was there for the AU and caught the folllowing shots!

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Broken Doll - Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (21.11.14)

Broken Doll @ GOMA

Japanese kawaii-rock fashionistas Broken Doll kicked off GOMA's Future Beauty: Up Late series on Friday with a lot of colour, plenty of energy and some seriously Japanese fashion. Erin Smith brings you these photos.

Eating With the AU: Watt Restaurant & Bar’s Brand New Summer Menu - New Farm (Brisbane)

Nestled underneath the towering structure of the Brisbane Powerhouse lies the amazing Watt Restaurant & Bar. It offers breathtaking views of the Brisbane river, and brilliant food at reasonable prices. The notorious venue is now offering a fresh Spring and Summer menu, with food cooked by new head chef Jason Norris. The new menu has food that is sure to wow everyone.

Hello Asia! Live Review: Broken Doll - GOMA, Brisbane (21.11.14)

In conjunction with Brisbane's "Future Beauty" exhibition, which exhibits and celebrates 30 years of Japanese fashion revolution, Broken Doll stopped by in Brisbane to perform as a part of their world tour and the exhibition. The Japanese punk-rock group originates from Tokyo, and they are easily distinguished by their colourful "Harajuku" appearance and music style that would be considered "kawaii", or "cute" punk rock. The band usually consists of Sachi as the vocalist and Kensuke as the guitarist, but tonight they were also accompanied by Shin as the bassist and Hideya as the drummer. All of the band members were wearing vibrant and colourful, yet also clashing outfits, which has its own charms.

Live Review: hazards of swimming naked + Kerretta + Tangled Thoughts of Leaving - Beetle Bar, Brisbane (13.11.14)

Under the Brisbane G20's iron curtain of security, three of Australia and New Zealand's finest post-rock acts rocked out at the Beetle Bar in Brisbane. Matthew Evans was there to capture the night.

the AU interview: The Paupers Porpoise (Brisbane) talk about how to stick it out as a local band.

Hidden away on the back terrace, sitting at little wooden tables embedded deep in the lush greens of one of West End’s favourite local coffee hubs Three Monkeys, we sat down with another West End local. The Paupers Porpoise, an up and coming four piece band based in West End sat down and had a chat about the local perspective of music in Brisbane’s ever-growing music scene.

Photo Gallery: Manchester Orchestra + Apes - The HiFi, Brisbane (12.11.14)

Manchester Orchestra's popularity was proven at the Hi-Fi in Brisbane, bring a near capacity crowd out. Melbourne's APES came along as support and our photog Aidan Hogg was there to catch the following shots!

Eating With the AU: Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show 2014 (Brisbane)

The Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show is a celebration of the best food, wine and produce that the country has to offer. Wine makers from across the nation flock to show off their wares, cheese makers and farmers promote their flavoursome produce, audiences come to take part in over 10 amazing masterclasses and celebrity chefs make appearances and demonstrate their inordinate talent. This year there were appearances from Matt Moran, Matt Stone, Maggie Beer, Matt Golinski and Al McLeod. This was the Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show’s 10th anniversary, and it was one of the greatest shows yet.