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Record Store Day: What’s on and where!

April 13, 2019

Everyone loves that vinyl sound and, since today is Record Store Day, there’s no better time to head down to your local independent record store, pick up a few bargains, and maybe even snap up some of those legendary limited editions! But there’s more than just great tunes on offer! Plenty of stores have loads […]

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Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival announces 2019 line-up.

April 12, 2019

Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival has fast become a favourite event for those of us who miss out on the chance to head to Splendour In the Grass. This year Five Four Entertainment, Secret Sounds and Triple J are once again bringing the cream of the SITG crop to the Adelaide Showgrounds for what will be […]

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SXSW Photo Wrap-Up: The Aussie BBQ returns to Australia House as Sounds Australia turns 10

March 20, 2019

Last Thursday, The Aussie BBQ returned to the Australia House at SXSW with a packed line-up of Australian talent. From Jarryd James to Oh Pep!, Bloods to Kirin J Callinan (pictured above), here’s a look at all the acts who performed as the organisation who present the annual event, Sounds Australia, celebrated their 10th Birthday. […]

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SXSW Wrap-Up: The AU Review and Hello Asia! team up for Official Showcase with San Mei, I Know Leopard, Geowulf and more

March 19, 2019

On Thursday night in Austin, Texas at Australia House, the very website you’re currently reading, alongside our sister publication Hello Asia! teamed up for our first ever official showcase at SXSW. Three acts from Australia were joined by two from Japan and one from Korea – the first acts from those regions to ever play […]

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US Chef Rachael Ray serves up Castelcomer, WAAX and Angie McMahon to play her SXSW 2019 events

March 12, 2019

Every year at SXSW, US chef Rachael Ray puts on one of the best events – “Feedback” – which takes over Stubb’s BBQ on the Saturday, open to the public, and an invite only “Feedback House” that runs for a few days in accompaniment. Of course the food is amazing, but the music is even […]

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Angie McMahon to join Mavis Staples at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion Festival in Texas

March 9, 2019

Last year we were lucky enough to attend Luck Reunion festival in Texas; an event held during SXSW about an hour out of Austin on Willie Nelson’s ranch in Luck, Texas. Aussie artist Ruby Boots was among the impressive line-up this year, and now Australia’s own Angie McMahon will be joining the 2019 event – […]

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Here are all the UK acts playing the British Music Embassy at SXSW 2019

March 9, 2019

The British Music Embassy returns to SXSW this weekend for its 12th year, taking over Latitude 30 with a slew of events and live performances from 10th to 16th March, and special interactive events from the 8th to the 10th. And though a lot of these events were announced last month, there have been a […]

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Australia House music showcases revealed for SXSW 2019

March 5, 2019

Set times have now officially been released for the second annual Australia House, taking place during SXSW in Austin, Texas. For over ten years, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA has been to thank for bolstering the success of many globally recognised and adored Australian artists. This year sees SOUNDS AUSTRALIA celebrating their 10th anniversary (along with the AU Review!) as they return […]

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Aussie Abroad: Meet the acts to play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Fuji Rock, Firefly and BottleRock in 2019

March 5, 2019

For all you jet-setting music fans out there, you’ll see plenty of Aussies hitting the stages of international festivals this year. From Coachella in California to Lollapalooza in Paris, you’ll be spotting Australian acts around the world. Here’s just a few of those destination festivals that you can expect to see some homegrown bands dominating […]

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The Capital One House at SXSW has announced a PACKED lineup for 2019

March 4, 2019

The Capital One House at Antone’s always has an impressive lineup; but this year’s collection of acts from around the world just might take the cake. The event, which runs alongside the Interactive portion of SXSW, often hosts exclusive performances ahead of the main music conference, with world class artists who need little introduction nor the […]

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the AU review announces its first ever SXSW official showcase as final 10th Birthday celebration with Hello Asia!

February 28, 2019

In our 10th year of covering SXSW on the AU review, we’re thrilled to reveal the lineup for our first ever official showcase at the iconic Austin event. Partnering with our sister publication Hello Asia!, the event will feature three Australian acts and two acts from Japan and one from Korea. It’s all happening at […]

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Prepare your FOMO: This intimate, Delta Spirit-curated festival on a ranch during SXSW sounds incredible

February 19, 2019

Those following our coverage of SXSW last year might remember we headed along to Willie Nelson’s festival Luck Reunion, which is held on his ranch about an hour out of Austin. Well this year, Matthew Logan Vasquez of Delta Spirit is curating an incredibly intimate experience which seems inspired by Nelson’s, dubbed the “Revival Experience at […]

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Download the set times and maps for the Farmer and the Owl Festival 2019 in Wollongong

February 19, 2019

It’s not long now until the Farmer and the Owl Festival makes its McCabe Park in Wollongong, with international acts like Beach House, Flint Eastwood and Deafhaven joined by local heroes Hockey Dad, Kirin J Callinan, RVG and many more. The one day event is all happening on Saturday 2nd March, and now you’re able […]

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Meet the local SA acts announced to play the Adelaide Superloop 500!

February 18, 2019

Six awesome up-and-coming South Aussie music acts have been selected to perform as part of this years Superloop 500 After Race Concert Series along side some of the biggest biggest names in international and Australian music. In its ninth year, Music SA’s Bands on Track initiative received a record 280 submissions, which were judged by […]

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SA musicians vie for a spot playing along side the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Superloop Adelaide 500

February 12, 2019

Music SA and Superloop Adelaide 500 have again given six emerging South Australian music acts the opportunity of a lifetime! As part of Music SA’s successful Bands on Track initiative they have provided a chance to join the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vance Joy, Amy Shark, Jet and The Living End onstage at […]

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NSW government’s “War on Festivals” blamed for Mountain Sounds’ cancellation

February 10, 2019

Today’s devastating news about the cancellation of Central Coast Mountain Sounds Festival raises many more questions about the NSW Governments festival safety regulations and approach to tackling drug deaths. Just one week out from the festival, Mountain Sounds, originally budgeting for 11 user-pay police report being blindsided with a $200,000 in upfront costs for 45 user-pay police […]

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Free music is happening in Sydney on Fridays through February and March

February 5, 2019

The Courtyard Sessions will be returning to Sydney’s Seymour Centre this week, kicking off 8 nights of free music under the setting sun, in the Seymour’s leafy courtyard. Courtyard Sessions’ free gigs at dusk have become a staple in the city’s live music scene since launching in 2012, known for the diversity and energy of programming – […]

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Toy Story and Avengers sneak into the Superbowl: 8 new trailers you might have missed

February 4, 2019

Whelp, this year’s Super Bowl could have definitely turned out better. The game’s finishing score unfortunately became the lowest overall points scored in Super Bowl history (13-3) since 1948’s game between The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Cardinals (7-0), even surpassing that of Miami’s win over Washington (14-7) in 1973. At halftime, the New England Patriots were leading […]

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Mary’s Underground: Team behind The Lansdowne to take over The Basement

February 4, 2019

The minds behind cult favourite Mary’s Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham are opening a new live music venue as they take over and reimagine the former site of The Basement into Mary’s Underground. The venue, which has hosted everyone from Slum Village to Prince during its 45 year history, will very much continue as a […]

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New shows added for Fleetwood Mac’s Australian tour

January 25, 2019

Following last week’s massive announcement of a national arena tour for the new-look Fleetwood Mac, the band have unsurprisingly began to fill in the glaring gaps in their Australian schedule by adding a few new shows. Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne now have one new show each, added in response to what has no doubt been […]

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