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Eating with the AU: Lilotang - Barton (Canberra)

I was told that whenever a new restaurant opens up in Canberra they end up getting absolutely slammed with customers, irrespective of whether the place is any good or not. In that sense, brand new venue Lilotang need not be concerned about attracting hungry locals, partly because there aren't many Japanese restaurants in our nation's capital; let alone many on this level. It's the repeat customers that are the real challenge for a lot of new venues; Lilotang won't be having any issues there either. Co-owner Po Yang Chia and Head Chef Shunsuke Ota (ex-Nobu, Melbourne. Yes, THAT Nobu) are certainly bringing their A-game to Canberra, delivering intriguing and innovative Japanese food that is well worth marking Lilotang on your map of Canberra with a giant 'X' (because it's treasure, get it).

Photo Gallery: Vans Warped Tour Part Three - Exhibition Park, Canberra (06.12.13)

Vans Warped Tour headed to Canberra's Exhibition Park on Friday where we caught the full line-up. Here's the third and final part to our Canberra gallery. Gwendolyn Lee brings us these photos from the pit at the Kevin Says stage where The Summer Set opened the stage and The Offspring headlined.

Photo Gallery: Vans Warped Tour Part Two - Exhibition Park, Canberra (06.12.13)

Vans Warped Tour headed to Canberra's Exhibition Park on Friday where we caught the full line-up. Here's the second part to a rather large three-part gallery. Gwendolyn Lee brings us these photos from the pit at the Off The Wall stage where Atlantis Awaits opened the stage and Parkway Drive headlined.

Photo Gallery: Vans Warped Tour Part One - Exhibition Park, Canberra (06.12.13)

Vans Warped Tour headed to Canberra's Exhibition Park on Friday where we caught the full line-up. Here's the first part to a rather large three-part gallery. Gwendolyn Lee brings us these photos from the pit at the #NoRegrets Days stage where When Giants Sleep opened the stage and Anarbor headlined along with snaps from throughout the day.

Festival Review: Groovin The Moo - University of Canberra (28.04.13)

As a Brisbane girl it’s an exciting experience to make a special trip out of my city and state for a festival. And with the line up at this years Groovin' the Moo, I wasn’t going to miss it for the world, even if it meant two days of 4am wake up calls.

Photo Gallery: Groovin The Moo Part 2 - University of Canberra (28.04.13)

Daniel Bolt brings us the second half of photos from Groovin' The Moo in Canberra, ft. Flume, The Temper Trap (pictured), They Might Be Giants, The Kooks, Tame Impala, Pez and Frightened Rabbit.

Photo Gallery: Groovin The Moo Part 1 - University of Canberra (28.04.13)

Groovin the Moo at the University of Canberra kicked off with rad performances from Last Dinosaurs, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Urthboy, DZ Deathrays, Matt and Kim, Seth Sentry, The Amity Affliction and Alpine (pictured).

The Getaway Plan + Break Even + Gatherer + Hands Like Houses - UC Refectory, Canberra (27.11.11)

You can forget about Sunday being a day of rest, with Melbourne alternative rockers The Getaway Plan bringing their mind-blowing Requiem tour to the UC refectory in Canberra, with special guests Break Even, Gatherer and Hands Like Houses.

Guineafowl + Elisha Bones + Glass Towers + Pete Akhurst - ANU Bar (12.11.11)

Guineafowl

Even though we arrived at the ANU Bar right after doors opened, my friend and I expected more punters for a Saturday night. Luckily numbers picked up over the course of the night, culminating in a predictably stellar performance from Guineafowl. The rest of Canberra didn't know what they were missing.

Pete Akhurst

Papa Vs Pretty + The Vasco Era + Glass Towers - ANU Bar (26.10.11)

Unfortunately due to a mix up on the door, I was late into the gig on the night. As such, I could only hear openers Glass Towers from afar, and although it wasn't the clearest sound, they sounded like a bright and engaging opener for the night - which made me glad for the crowd who saw them, because the two bands that followed were absolutely mesmerising.

The Vasco Era

Groovin' The Moo Festival - Canberra (08.05.11)

After popping my festival cherry at the start of this year with Future Music Festival, I was very excited to head along to something a little bit more up by alley – Groovin’ The Moo.