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Eating with the AU: Koba Korean Street Food - CBD (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s newly furnished street food inspired Korean venue ‘Koba’ was in full swing Friday night. Located at the far end of Hardware St in a blink and you’ll miss it hole in the wall, Koba is the perfect cbd destination to satiate the appetite. The concept of Koba was thought up by owner Rosa Kim who said “I wanted to offer Melbourne authentic Korean street food just like it’s found in Korea. It should be affordable, super tasty, and I wanted to present it in my own way.” The hype surrounding the recent opening was evident by the large number of people packed into this small venue. Seats are scarce, so get there early or be prepared to stand.

Live Review: Something For Kate - The Forum, Melbourne (18.07.14)

Twenty years on and they’re still selling out shows right around the country. Something For Kate’s 20 year anniversary tour was the culmination of all they’d learned on the road, putting on a truly spectacular performance- not that we would expect any less from the band that helped shape Australia’s ‘90s alternative scene.

Live Review: Dan Sultan + Stonefield - The Forum, Melbourne (17.07.14)

Dan Sultan played a powerful and massively long show for a sold out hometown crowd as part of his Blackbird tour tonight. He treated the audience to some special guests as well as playing a few memorable covers by some of Australia's most talented musicians.

Photo Gallery: The Beards + Kingswood + Franky Walnut - 170 Russell (18.07.14)

Those glorious bearded Aussies The Beards played a great set alongside Kingswood and Franky Walnut at 170 Russell, Serena Ho was on hand to bring you these photos.

Photo Gallery: Dan Sultan + Stonefield - The Forum, Melbourne (17.07.14)

Dan Sultan brought a powerful set to the Forum in Melbourne, backed by the brilliance that is the Findlay sisters, aka Stonefield. Serena Ho brings you this gallery!

Melbourne International Film Festival 2014 Explores the Diversity of Modern and Classic Asian Cinema

2014 marks the 62nd Anniversary of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), making it one of the oldest film festivals in the world and, arguably, the most significant celebration of the moving image in Australia.

Live Review: Big Scary + Jonti - Ormond Hall, Melbourne (11.07.14)

Big Scary returned home to Melbourne after three months touring the U.S promoting their album No Art, and they played one final show for their hometown before disappearing for a while to write and record their next album. They played in the beautiful art deco Ormond Hall in front of a very quiet and tentative crowd.

Live Review: Voyager - The Worker's Club, Melbourne (12.07.14)

We probably last saw Voyager here in Melbourne when they were supporting Orphaned Land earlier this year, but the release of their album V sees Voyager headlining their own Australian tour.

Photo Gallery: Big Scary + Jonti - Ormond Hall, Melbourne (11.07.14)

Big Scary returned home after three months touring the U.S, and they played one last show in their hometown of Melbourne in front of a tentative sold out crowd before disappearing for some time to write more songs for another record.

Party with the AU: K-Swiss Wimbledon Wrap Up Party - Melbourne CBD (Melbourne)

It was a freezing cold Wednesday night in Melbourne, and the beautiful people had come out to play. Enter the K-Swiss Wimbledon wrap party. Guests were met with K-Swiss classics to slip into before sauntering into the lit up marquee.

Photo Gallery: When Music and Art Collide: Mick Turner - National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (11.07.14)

Friday Nights at Italian Masterpieces is where Art and Music really do collide. With the new exhibition on show of the Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court, Museo Del Prado, the NGV has selected a stand-out line-up of musical acts which will take to the stage in the Great Hall every Friday night. This weeks highlight was Mick Turner and Carl Dziunka was on hand to capture his performance.

Photo Gallery: Oz Comic Con 2014 - Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne (05.07.14-06.07.14)

Oz Comic-Con overtook Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building this past weekend, bringing out some awesome cosplayers, superstar guests and more. Rebecca Houlden was the for the AU and caught these snaps!

Photo Gallery: Les Miserables - Her Majestys Theatre, Melbourne

Les Miserables has returned to Melbourne for an anticipated, highly acclaimed new production. Mandy Hall brings us a glimpse at what we can expect from the performances at Her Majesty's Theatre in this photo gallery. Tickets to the season are on sale now.

the AU interview: Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins (New Zealand) on their latest offering and upcoming tour!

Tiny Ruins is a project out of New Zealand that defies its name. 'Tiny' and 'ruined' are two adjectives that are not welcome when it comes to swooning over the delicate and beautifully crafted numbers that are born from the creative fires of Hollie Fullbrook and band. We'll soon get proof when Tiny Ruins grace Australian shores this July off the back of a wonderful new collection of songs that can be found from their latest offering Brightly Painted One. I was lucky enough to take some time with Hollie to talk tour, album and anything in between.

Live Review: Chet Faker + Yumi Zouma + Rat & Co - The Forum, Melbourne (01.07.14)

Chet Faker performed one of his last shows of his Australian tour tonight in front of a sold out hometown crowd in Melbourne. Having most of his tour under his belt, he delivered a well-thought out and emotional performance that celebrated the unique talent that he is as well as ensuring his fans walked out of The Forum feeling loved and appreciated.