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Canadian Music Week Photo Gallery (Day 7): The AU Review & Footstomp Party feat. Kingswood + Ash Grunwald + More (07.05.15)

Footstomp and the AU review joined forces to bring an eclectic line up including Kingswood, Ash Grunwald and many more to The Painted Lady as part of their Showcase Party. Check out all the photos from this most intimate of venues, with photos by rcstills

Canadian Music Week Photo Gallery (Day 3-6): The Orwells + Port Juvee + Flint Eastwood + Dead Broke + Champion Lover (06.05.15)

The Orwells bought the ruckus to Lee's Palace with a highly energetic line up. rcstills was on assignment to bring back all the glorious details!

Flight Review: Virgin America - Los Angeles to Dallas (VX878)

Before heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW this year, I took a few days to explore Dallas. Flying out from LAX after landing on an early weekday morning from a long-haul flight out of Sydney, I was able to test out Virgin America's domestic flight service for the first time!

Canadian Music Week Photo Gallery (Day 02): FIDLAR + Stu Larsen + Jordan Leser + Goldlink + Clairmont The Second (02.05.15)

Fidlar, Australia's Stu Larsen, Jordan Leser and Goldlink headline the Day 02 gallery from Canadian Music Week in Toronto. Check out all the chaos rcstills manage to capture whilst not breaking a lens!

Hotel Review: Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel (Fort Worth, Texas)

The Fort Worth Stockyards Hotel has more than a 'certain' charm about it - staying in this establishment makes you feel like you're taking a step into a Western film. And in the good way. First opened in 1907, the history of the hotel is ever present; from some elements of the decor, to the 'celebrity guest suites' available to stay in. Situated right in the middle of the bustling Fort Worth Stockyards district too, the hotel is a perfect mix of contemporary and old school furnishings ideal for any traveller coming through this part of Texas.

Canadian Music Week Photo Gallery (Day 01): Metz + Protomartyr + Fake Palms - Lee's Palace, Toronto (01.05.15)

Metz, Protomartyr and Fake Palms played Lee's Palace last night in Toronto to kick off Canadian Music week. Brisbane turned Toronto resident Rick Clifford was there with his camera to capture all the chaos!

Stockyards Nightlife: 5 Texan Bars and Restaurants that are definitely (Fort) Worth your time!

As the AU journey through Texas continues, I find myself deep in cowboy territory, visiting Fort Worth's Stockyards for the very first time. As soon as you enter the district, you feel like you've stepped on to the set of a classic Western film. From the huge rodeo coliseum through to the amount of shops and tourist opportunities available to make you feel like a bonafide cowboy or cowgirl, the Fort Worth Stockyards offered up a genuinely enjoyable and welcoming experience. Whether it's a true Texas BBQ experience you're after or some vodka and beer to refuel on before hitting the honky tonk dance floor at Billy Bob's, the Stockyards in Fort Worth has got your back when it comes to a fun time out.

Live Review: Dune Rats + Thee MVP's - The Old Blue Last, London (06.04.15)

Ever since Dune Rats kicked down the door to the Australian music scene early last year with the release of their self-titled debut LP, the Brisbane trio have been relentless. Backing up national tour after national tour before ending their home turf stint at St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, the next logical step was to go scream obscenities through the door of the music scene on the other side of the world. They joined British rockers The Subways on a European tour and are now rocking their own shows across the UK.

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015: Japan Nite ft. moumoon and Mahoshojo-ni-narita - Elysium (20.03.15)

The Japan Nite showcase celebrated its 20th Anniversary this year with another eclectic lineup of indie and pop music from Japan. From the Anime inspired sound of Mahoshojo-ni-naritai to a Gogol Bordello style act called Samurai Dynamites to country western inspired Pirates Canoe, indie pop the fin. to pop duo moumoon (pictured above), 70s inspired psychedelia of QUORUM right through to girl rock outfit TsuShMaMiRe. Japan Nite 2015 at SXSW had something for everyone. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015 Photo Gallery: K-Pop Night Out - Elysium (19.03.15)

The K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase returned for its third year at SXSW 2015. As per previous versions of K-Pop Night Out the artist lineup was an eclectic mix of Indie, Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Electronica and Performance Art. This year's artists include Eastern Sidekick, Asian Chairshot, The Barberettes, EE and Hitchhiker. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015 Photo Gallery: K-Pop Night Out ft. Crayon Pop - Elysium (19.03.15)

The K-Pop Night Out music showcase at SXSW 2015 featured Chrome Entertainment's K-Pop girl group Crayon Pop. The girls of Crayon Pop debut their brand new comeback "FM" as well as played some of their much loved back catelog of songs. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! @ SXSW 2015 Photo Gallery: K-Pop Night Out ft. EPIK HIGH - Elysium (19.03.15)

YG Entertainment's hip hop masters EPIK HIGH headlined the third K-Pop Night Out showcase at SXSW 2015. Tablo, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz performing for over an hour with a two track encore to satisfy their fans who packed the Elysium venue in Austin, Texas. Photos by Johnny Au.

SXSW 2015 Photo Gallery: Perez Hilton's One Night In Austin - Austin Music Hall (21.03.15)

Pop's up and coming artists performed at the annual Perez Hilton's One Night In Austin showcase at SXSW. Artists include ASTR, BRENMAR, Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, Elle King, Ivy Levan, Kate Boy, Melanie Martinez, The Mowgli's, The Ting Tings and Swedish sensation Tove Lo. The theme for this year's SXSW showcase was strong independent women and Perez Hilton and his team delivered on that promise with some of the best upcoming female pop going around. Photos by Johnny Au.

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: Apink PINK PARADISE - The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo (22.03.15)

Korean girl group Apink held their first ever full concert in Singapore last weekend. Titled PINK PARADISE, the six member group brought their cute concept to their adoring Singaporean fans. Photos by William Ho/Three Angles Production.

SXSW 2015 Photo Gallery: Rachael Ray's Feedback ft. Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros - Stubb's BBQ (21.03.15)

US celebrity chef Rachael Ray held her annual Rachael Ray's Feedback SXSW music showcase at Stubb's BBQ. In addition to the delicious food (tacos, sausage in blanket, sliders and sweet corn salad was on the menu) we had fantastic music from the likes of The Cringe, Big Data, Delta Spirit, The Districts, Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts, Raekwon and Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros (pictured above). Johnny Au was there to sample the food and bring us these pictures.