the AU interview at Oz Comic-Con: Nicole aka Panda Dash (sydney)

the AU review's Nathan Atkins catches up with Oz Comic-Con attendee and cosplayer Nicole, aka Panda Dash to talk about her day and the highlights.

Sydney Theatre Company Review - Children of the Sun - Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House (Performances until Oct 25)

Written in 1905 by Maxim Gorky, Children of the Sun centres around an extended family of aristocrats in 19th century Russia. Filling their time with no real purpose, each member is consumed by their respective infatuations, resulting in numerous love triangles among the group.

Photo Gallery: The Rise of Brotality - The Hi-Fi, Sydney (14.09.14)

Gwendolyn Lee brings us photos from The Rise of Brotality at The Hi-Fi in Sydney on Sunday!

Hello Asia! Photo Gallery: K-Pop Summit Season 2 - Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre (13.09.14)

Sydney's premier K-Pop dance studio Crossover Studios held their second K-Pop Summit this year. K-Pop Summit is an annual dance and song showcase and there were some serious talent on display at the event. Photos by Johnny Au.

Photo Gallery: Angus and Julia Stone - Sydney Opera House (14.09.14)

Angus and Julia Stone took to the iconic Sydney Opera House for a show that was definitely to be remembered. A fitting homecoming of sorts for the sibling duo, the Stones brought their new music plus the 'classics' to a rapturous crowd. Check out the gallery, courtesy of Daniel Boud, here.

Eating with the AU: Cafe Del Mar - Cockle Bay Wharf (Sydney)

Though approaching it's first birthday, Sydney venue Café del Mar still has that new shine about it when you step into the stunning indoor area, meeting with a decor of blue, white, and gold which gives the restaurant an exclusive look, despite the infectiously casual vibe that shoots through the venue. It's the type of Mediterranean glamour you can expect from a major European city, coupled with the unique charm of Sydney's Darling Harbour. With inspiration from it's namesake institution, the venue has done well to paint Cockle Bay Wharf with a distinctive and consistent chill-out atmosphere, perched up high above one of the best spaces Sydney has to offer.

Live Review: Stillwater Giants + Coach Bombay + Winston Surfshirt - Beach Road Hotel, Bondi (13.09.14)

The Beach Road Hotel in Bondi is a brilliant venue for a couple of reasons. It’s down the road from the beach for one. The majority of gigs that go down there are free, all the while consistently featuring some of Australia’s top artists. It’s also a curious venue that can fluctuate between high capacity, rowdy crowds and intimate displays of musicianship depending on the clientele on any given night. Coming off the back of BIGSOUND, Stillwater Giants and Coach Bombay stopped by Sydney this past Saturday for a night of the latter, truly earning the appreciation of the new fans they gained on the night.

Theatre Review: The King and I starring Lisa McCune - Sydney Opera House (Performances Until November 1st)

It was impossible to ignore the fact that The King and I had hit Sydney on Thursday evening. The Sydney Opera House was buzzing with excitement and as soon as the audience entered the Lyric Theatre they knew that what they were about to experience was something truly special. What was also immediately evident was that John Frost had most definitely dropped 6 million dollars on the set and costumes alone. And this was before the curtain had even been raised.

Photo Gallery: Howling Bells + Cull + Glassmaps - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (12.09.14)

Supported by Cull and Glassmaps, Howling Bells performed at Oxford Art Factory last night in support of their fourth Album Heartstrings. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

Photo Gallery: Cannibal Corpse + Hour of Penance - Metro Theatre, Sydney (11.09.14)

An intense Cannibal Corpse show at the Metro Theatre in Sydney last night with Hour of Penance supporting the death metal legends. Dan Turner brings us these photos from the night:

The AU Interview: Terry Mann AKA Coach Bombay (Melbourne) talks bedroom recording projects, electro-pop and the Mighty Ducks

For many Australian acts the age of the bedroom recording project is in full swing and Melbourne’s Terry Mann, aka Coach Bombay, is perhaps one of the best examples around at the moment. Dishing out chirpy electro-pop tunes since 2009 from within those four walls of his, the Coach has built a reputation on fun, all the while claiming an inspiring fan base before even playing his first live show. With the latest single “Girls” impressing everyone it comes in contact with, Coach Bombay has been trekking about the east coast for a few shows to support it, and Jesse Lewis chatted to the man behind it all about finally going live, what makes up a bedroom recording and of course, the Ducks.

Theatre Review: Red Bull Flying Bach - State Theatre, Sydney (National Performances Through October 9th)

Red Bull Flying Bach

The excitable crowd really sets the scene for this highly energetic performance, where classical music meets breakdance in a fierce explosion of athleticism and skill. Enthusiastic cheers greet the dancers as soon as the lights begin to dim, with call outs and whoops being heard above the first notes of Bach struck by live pianists on either side of the stage.

Photo Gallery: Anberlin + The Getaway Plan + Breakaway - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney (07.09.14)

Anberlin said goodbye to Sydney one last time on Sunday night during their final world tour.

Sydney Fringe Festival: Amphibious Duo - Old 505 Theatre, Sydney (07.09.14)

The dark rainy night created the perfect atmosphere for this intimate performance. Two musicians- a cellist and guitarist, play in the small intimate space where the music feels immensely close. This is Amphibious Duo, a sub duo of the usual quartet Amphibious (the other half featuring a sax/bass clarinet and drums).