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Photo Gallery: First Aid Kit + Marlon Williams - Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)

First Aid Kit have returned to Australia for their Stay Gold tour and hit Sydney's Metro Theatre last night supported by New Zealand's Marlon Williams. Mikki Gomez was there and brings us these photos:

Live Review: First Aid Kit + Marlon Williams - Metro Theatre, Sydney (29.07.14)

In their first Sydney concert since their much lauded Opera House headline gig of 2012, First Aid Kit have returned to Australia, fresh off the release of their new LP Stay Gold, here as part of the Splendour in the Grass contingency. Tonight's performance at the Metro Theatre may be a bit of a step down from their previous habitat, but the sold out crowd was no less respectful and the concert no less memorable. Well, maybe it is hard to beat a gig at the Opera House, but I digress...

Live Review: Grouplove + Mikhael Paskalev - Metro Theatre, Sydney (26.07.14)

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Two well-loved acts from the Splendour in the Grass lineup joined forces for a sideshow. Grouplove and Mikhael Paskalev played to a jam-packed Metro Theatre in Sydney.

the AU interview: Matthew Carroll (Hortiman) and Kesava Commerford (GoToFitness) talk Eden Gardens, sustainability...

Eden Gardens - a one-stop shop for gardening, homewares and great food in Sydney's north - recently opened up an edible gardens pavilion to help the ever-increasing numbers of Sydneysiders who are growing their own food. We spoke to 2012 Young Horticulturist of the Year Matthew Carroll aka Hortiman and personal trainer and plant-based diet specialist Kesava Commerford from GoToFitness about Eden Gardens' mission, the growing trend in edible gardens for homes and apartments and the health benefits of growing your own food.

Photo Gallery: Childish Gambino - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (27.07.14)

In his massive Splendour sideshow, see what happened when Childish Gambino took over the Hordern Pavilion over the weekend:

Photo Gallery: Grouplove + Mikhael Paskalev - Metro Theatre, Sydney (26.07.14)

Supported by Mikhael Paskalev, indie rockers Grouplove played an energetic show to a sold-out, all ages crowd at the Metro Theatre on Saturday night. Our photographer Jason Li was there to capture all the action!

Eating with the AU: The Swanson Hotel- Erskineville (Sydney)

Joining the ranks of fine dining in Erskineville, the newly refurbished Swanson Hotel is a major draw card to this little suburb! In a sentence, my review would be ‘Go, just go’.

Live Review: Kelis - The Hifi, Sydney (23.07.14)

Kelis brought her delicious hits, a band, and her amazing voice to her Splendour in the Grass sideshow at The HiFi in Sydney. I remember the first time I heard a Kelis song. I was 16 and "Milkshake" had just come on rage on a Saturday morning. Sadly, back then I didn't appreciate the song, the artist or her talent. I wrote her off as just being another of those boring, manufactured popstars and didn't really give her another thought.

Live Review: City and Colour - Sydney Opera House, Sydney (24.07.14)

"Let's just get this out of the way." Deadpanned Dallas Green as he walked out onto the Opera House stage. "This is weird for everyone, not just me." It was the first concession he made that connected to the long term Alexisonfire fans who have followed him along his career to this point. It needn't have felt weird, as Green has been playing regal venues like this for a while, having only just played three sold out at the State Theatre last year. Furthermore it’d be a safe wager that his vocals have never sounded as majestic as they did in the Opera House.

Live Review: Phantogram + Mas YSA - Metro Theatre, Sydney (24.07.14)

It had been a five year wait for some ever since the ethereal, somewhat arresting "Mouthful of Diamonds" had made its debut in 2009, but on Thursday night New York duo Phantogram finally landed on Australian soil. Before the satisfaction of their maiden Sydney set, however, the curtain raiser took the Metro Theatre stage.

Photo Gallery: Phantogram + Mas Ysa - Metro Theatre, Sydney (24.07.14)

Phantogram stopped by Sydney's Metro Theatre for a Splendour in the Grass sideshow to be remembered alongside the ever-talented Mas Ysa. Gwen Lee was in the pit for the AU and brings you these shots.

Photo Gallery: Kelis + Jones Jnr. - The Hi-Fi, Sydney (23.07.14)

Kelis is joined by Jones Jnr. at her Sydney Splendour sideshow. Nathan Atkins was in the pit and brings us these pics of both artists in action!

Arts Interview: George Byrne talks about his exhibition "INSTANT" - opening tomorrow at Sydney's CHASM Gallery.

This weekend, photographer George Byrne brings his exhibition "Instant: Photos from Los Angeles" to Sydney's CHASM Gallery, before taking it to New York City. Our very own Amelia Barnes caught up with the man himself to discuss his photography style, iPhones, Instagram, Los Angeles and the exhibition.

Live Review: Ásgeir + Airling - Metro Theatre, Sydney (23.07.14)

The time has come once again for the annual barrage of Splendour in the Grass sideshows to hit the city of Sydney, and things have kicked off at the Metro Theatre with a sold out appearance from Iceland's latest export Ásgeir, supported by Brisbane's Airling - who will also be appearing at Splendour this weekend thanks to winning a spot via Triple j Unearthed.

Arts News: Paul Blackmore's new exhibition ONE to open August 5th at Black Eye Gallery in Sydney.

ONE by Paul Blackmore - Black Eye Gallery

Paul Blackmore’s upcoming exhibition ONE, to be held at Black Eye Gallery 5th – 17th August, is about simplicity. Blackmore’s work searches for an essential beauty and commonality of grace by stripping back distractions and limiting elements to one subject, one light source and one background.