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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.

Eating with the AU: The Sunnybank $2 Food Trail Preview - Sunnybank (Brisbane)

On Sunday November 8 Sunnybank will host one of the widest ranging and best food events in Brisbane, for amazing value. The brilliant Sunnybank $2 Food Trail will give you an option of visiting 22 of Sunnybank’s fantastic food and beverage venues, all of which will be offering dishes for just $2 each. The best part is that the tour is completely self-guided. You can visit as many, or as few, places as you’d like, and you can go at your own pace. The AU got a sneak preview at the tasty dishes that will be coming your way on the day, so you can know what scrumptious treats await you on the tour.

Party With The AU: Secrets On Ann Opening Night, and Beyond - Fortitude Valley (Brisbane)

The AU review is no stranger to Secrets on Ann. The fresh and modern feel, the moody and dramatic colour scheme, the dynamic lighting, the unique cocktails… there’s much to love. The official launch night only proved that Secrets is a brilliant venue, that appeals to a very broad demographic, filling the gap in Fortitudes Valley’s market. As well as the fantastic launch, Secrets has a bright future ahead of it, with brilliant events and themed nights to come.

Party with the AU: Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema Opening Night - South Bank (Brisbane)

Ben & Jerry’s is giving Brisbanites experiences to remember with their fantastic Ben & Jerry’s Open Air Cinema. Until November 9 they will be showing amazing films, from old cult classics like Labyrinth and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, to new movies like How To Train Your Dragon 2 and What We Do In The Shadows. The opening night, and charity launch, featured great music from Melbourne band Husky, a cosy atmosphere and a screening of the new New Zealand hit What We Do In The Shadows.

Live Review: Sheppard + Microwave Jenny - The Tivoli, Brisbane (09.10.14)

Unless you have been studiously avoiding the radio, TV or people in general over the last year or so you have no doubt heard of the Brisbane six piece, Sheppard who have been taking over local and international airwaves with their infectious pop melodies and catchy choruses. They have toured internationally and supported the likes of Keith Urban on home soil but in comparison with Aussie bands of similar international fame, have played few headline shows in their home town. So when their latest tour was announced, I couldn't help but be curious about their live act.

Photo Gallery: Sheppard - The Tivoli, Brisbane (09.10.14)

Having impressed the night before at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards in Melbourne, Sheppard returned home to Brisbane for a cracker show at The Tivoli. Krista Melsom brings you these photos from the night!

Mosman Alder's Guide to Brisbane

We asked Brisbane band Mosman Alder to give us the lowdown on things to check out the next time you make it to Brisbane. Each member gladly gave us their suggestions:

Photo Gallery: Listen Out Festival - Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (05.10.14)

The Listen Out Festival came to Brisbane, bringing with it awesome performances from Ta-ku, Schoolboy Q, Chet Faker, Flume and more. Rhys Herriott went along to grab some shots of the action.

Photo Gallery: HELM + Forever the Optimist + Hazards of Swimming Naked - The Brightside, Brisbane (03.10.14)

HELM, Forever the Optimist and Hazards of Swimming Naked played the Brightside in Brisbane over the weekend. Sam Petrie was there with his camera and brings you these photos....

Live Review: Bluejuice + Tyler Touché + Jody - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane (02.10.14)

When I first heard the news that Bluejuice, one of the craziest and most talented bands out there, were breaking up, there were some tears. I’m not just talking the “I’ve got something in my eye” tears, I’m talking about the streaming kind. For the past 13 years, Bluejuice have been knocking socks (and jocks) right off, and it is monumentally sad that they are calling it quits. In saying that, they are putting on a Last Hurrah tour all around the country so as to have a “Happy Funeral”, Jake put it.

Photo Gallery: Bluejuice - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane (02.10.14)

Bluejuice (supported by the grungy mope rockers Jody and the ever-smooth Tyler Touché) tore up the HiFi with a high energy show as part of their final tour. Rhys Herriott was there to capture the action.

Live Review: Maybeshewill + Solkyri + We Lost the Sea - The Crowbar, Brisbane (28.09.14)

We Lost the Sea hit the stage first, their opening song an all swallowing ocean of guitar sound that grows and grows.  The followup starts meanderingly but as the guitars trade sparse melody, it builds until until the band finally reveals its metal teeth with a snarl. The beautiful soundscape is ripped away with a burst of heaviness, each drumbeat hitting with the force of a bouldre as the guitars race away. The third evolves into a chugging metallic anthem from a mournful electronica solo. We Lost the Sea's standout feature is the sheer momentum behind each of their songs, each totally sweeping me away.

Party with the AU: Opening Night of Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane

the AU review sent foot soldiers out in Brisbane to suss out the newest club to hit Fortitude Valley, the Woolly Mammoth, this past weekend - she is a beast of a venue. Situated next to Cloudland on Ann street at what was once the Mustang Bar, this new hangout is going to give other long standing clubs a run for their money. Woolly Mammoth boasts two levels, three bars and a killer kitchen.