Day: 19 October 2015

Live Review: RÜFÜS – HQ, Adelaide (18.10.15)

October 19, 2015

The last time RÜFÜS played HQ in Adelaide, it was hands down one of the best live shows I’d seen that year. To see that the trio was coming back through was incredibly exciting and I knew it would be a good opportunity to see RÜFÜS before they headed back overseas where, no doubt, their […]

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The Wombats, Dune Rats, Tuka & more announced for Falls Festival Lorne!

October 19, 2015

It goes without saying that the Lorne edition of the Falls Festival always stands out as the favoured site of the tour’s three for many people. Almost always a sell out event, the coastal Victorian site boasts a great environment for campers and a unique little Falls vibe all its own. This year, Falls Lorne sold […]

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Courtney Barnett revisits “Boxing Day Blues” with Jack White

October 19, 2015

Following a soul-grabbing cover of Boy Next Door’s “Shivers”, world conquering Aussie Courtney Barnett has released another collaboration with Jack White, re-working “Boxing Day Blues”, the closing track on her acclaimed Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Serving as an epilogue to the blues-infused number, “Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)” is a […]

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Hip hop veteran The D.O.C is coming to Australia with a former CEO of Death Row Records

October 19, 2015

Box office smash Straight Outta Compton has renewed a universal interest in not just The World’s Most Dangerous Group N.W.A, but the entire story surrounding the pioneering west coast icons, including those closely associated with the story. You don’t get any closer than The D.O.C, legend in his own right, who helped co-write many of […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Fratellis “Impostors (Little By Little)” (2015)

October 19, 2015

Taken from their brilliant new record Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied, Scottish rockers The Fratellis have released a video for their single “Impostors (Little By Little)” – a track which is destined to get stuck in your head (little by little), and a video which is pretty easy to enjoy. We at the AU are excited to […]

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Mac Miller announces Australian Tour for 2016

October 19, 2015

American emcee Mac Miller is set to return to Australia early 2016 with one festival appearance in Western Australia and a string of east coast headline shows in the first weeks of the new year. Originally announced as part of the line-up for WA’s Origin NYE festival, Miller has revealed that he’ll be heading to […]

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City and Colour confirms national tour dates for 2016!

October 19, 2015

Dallas Green is officially in the country, people. For a select bunch of City and Colour fans in Sydney and Melbourne, this week will provide some special opportunities to get up close and personal with the Canadian artist as he hosts two stripped-back, fan only events. Promoting his fifth City and Colour record If I Should Go Before […]

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Exclusive: Going behind the scenes and in the studio with Postblue (Melbourne)!

October 19, 2015

For Melbourne based band Postblue, this year has seen many wins and changes. Off the back of the release of their debut album I Hope They’re Praying For Me, the band has been working consistently on landing themselves on more and more music fans’ radars around the country. Not content to rest on any laurels, the Byron […]

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Stumbled Upon #086 – Roses & Revolutions (Rochester, USA)

October 19, 2015

In our 86th instalment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Roses & Revolutions from Rochester, and chat about moving towards a more indie pop sound, their love of Fleetwood Mac and get a sneak peak at their latest track ‘Start Over’ off their EP, Torch. Band Name: Roses & Revolutions Website / Social Media: rosesandrevolutions.com Facebook […]

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Flight Facilities confirmed to ring in the New Year at Beyond the Valley!

October 19, 2015

We think people are still recovering from the huge Flight Facilities show in Melbourne over the weekend, the duo bringing Down to Earth to life in front of thousands at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The show must go on for these two however and in what seems to be true Flight Facilities form these days, the announcements […]

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Courtney Barnett, Marlon Williams, Briggs & more Woodford-bound this December!

October 19, 2015

The Woodford Folk Festival have delivered a strong line up for their 30th anniversary festival this December, representing a diverse and extremely talented group of musicians set to spend the final days of the year up at Woodfordia. Six days and nights of music sounds like a pretty awesome way to wrap up a year, […]

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Album Review: Pierce Brothers – Into The Dirt (2015 EP)

October 19, 2015

Into the Dirt is the brand new EP from dynamic duo, the Pierce Brothers. Having gained a stellar reputation through busking on Melbourne’s streets, the multi-instrumentalists have taken to the world stage with passion and ferocity. Earthy acoustics are skillfully executed, their DIY approach oozing with folk. Lyrical narratives are delivered with sincerity and grit, tranquil […]

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The Flaming Lips performing at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre in January!

October 19, 2015

You may have seen recently that the Flaming Lips are planning to host a concert with best friend Miley Cyrus wherein they’ll all be nude and milk will be involved because, well, of course they are. This partnership, although a little more than quirky, isn’t a surprising move for the Lips, whose career has always been marked by […]

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Single of the Day: Seaway “Growing Stale” (2015)

October 19, 2015

We’re going with a bit of alt-punk for today’s single of the day courtesy of Toronto’s very own Seaway. With sonic similarities to Neck Deep and Real Friends this Canadian five-piece could soon find themselves playing with the big names of modern punk if they keep the quality up in the way they have with […]

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Live Review: Kisschasy + Luca Brasi – Metro Theatre, Sydney (17.10.15)

October 19, 2015

Who’d have thought that a debut album released 10 years ago, with a lead single whose title was effectively just onomatopoeic syllables put together, would have spawned one of the sweatiest headline slots Sydney’s Metro Theatre would see this year? Definitely not me. But it’s exactly what Melbourne Indie-Pop-Punk quartet Kisschasy did. Acting as main […]

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Live Review: The Paper Kites + Patrick James – The Gov, Adelaide (15.10.15)

October 19, 2015

Thursday October 15th at The Gov, in Adelaide, was the first show of The Paper Kites’ Twelvefour Australian tour, supported by Patrick James. It was also one of the early very hot days of spring. The beer garden of The Gov felt tropical, almost pre-cyclonic, the palm trees streaming in the hot, humid breeze. It’s […]

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Music Video of the Day: Meredith “Levels” (2015)

October 19, 2015

Meredith may not be huge just yet, but she’s got a sound that still comes off as strangely familiar. Today‘s video of the day is from the young Aussie whom we haven’t heard much of in the past year or so, however “Levels” marks a fantastic return. This Lorde-esque clip has fantastic aesthetic that captures the […]

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The official theatrical poster poster is revealed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

October 19, 2015

As pre-sale tickets get ready to go on sale tomorrow all around the world for the 7th Star Wars episode, The Force Awakens, the makers of the film have released the official theatrical poster for the film, bringing together the light and the dark side once again. Check it out here: Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in […]

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First trailer for The 33 sees Antonio Banderas front the story of the Chilean miners

October 19, 2015

Well, it was inevitable – a dramatic take on the story of the 33 Chiliean miners is coming to Australian cinemas in February. The likes of Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton and Gabriel Byrne are helping round out an impressive cast for The 33. The official trailer has […]

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IMAX Darling Harbour to be one of 20 cinemas in the world to have the 2D 1570 IMAX film print for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

October 19, 2015

Sydney’s IMAX Cinemas have revealed they will be one of only 20 IMAX Theatre internationally to have the 2D 1570 IMAX film print for the latest film in the Star Wars series, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. It will be the only IMAX cinema in Australia to have the print. Much as he did with the Star Trek […]

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TV Review: Doctor Who Season 9 Episode 5 “The Girl Who Died” (UK, 2015)

October 19, 2015

Upon first seeing that picture of Maisie Williams in the TARDIS, I was overwhelmed with excitement; ‘the clash of the fandoms’, I call it – Game of Thrones meets Doctor Who. Combined with my high expectations of her ridiculous acting ability and my dissatisfaction of the past few Who episodes, I had mixed expectations for the fifth […]

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Theatre Review: Jurassica – Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Melbourne (Performances To November 7)

October 19, 2015

Red Stitch is one of Melbourne’s leading theatre company’s and the fact I had not yet seen one of their shows is unacceptable. Well, I must say, the standard has now been set. Jurassica was my first taste of what sort of work this company can produce and it blew me away. There was really […]

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