Rafe Baron

Rafe spent most of his childhood hanging out in the East Village back in the days when Joey Ramone still roamed the streets and the Mars Bar was the best bar in NYC. His favourite place in Australia is Bondi Beach and loves pretending to speak Australian by sounding exactly like David Bowie. He's been going to shows forever, and been taking pictures at shows for about that long too. Follow him @3dollardrinks

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We survived another one! The musically jam packed five days in Austin, Texas every year known as South By Southwest has come and gone, but we’ve got pictures to show everyone how great it truly was. From seminal Aussie artists like Nick Cave to up and coming rapper 360, there was something for everyone. We [...]

Palma Violets at Red 7 for Laneway's SXSW Showcase

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival will make its debut in the United States this coming fall. Founders Jerome Borazio and Danny Rogers made the announcement that Detroit will be the host city at Red 7 in Austin, Texas during the festival’s annual SXSW showcase this past Saturday.


It’s March, and all music geeks knows what that means. It’s time for the annual South By Southwest Music Conference. Running from March 12 – 17, the conference will play host to thousands or artists over a countless number or shows and impromptu performances across the city of Austin, TX. The acts this year can’t [...]

The Aussie BBQ 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, gather ’round and get excited because the Aussie BBQ is coming back to the United States! With South By Southwest fast approaching, Stage Mothers and Sounds Australia have put together another incredible round of shows happening at the festival in Austin, TX on as well as in Los Angeles [...]

Tropfest Australia 2013

Tropfest, everybody’s favorite short film festival, is back this weekend in its hometown of Sydney. On Sunday, founder John Polson and the rest of the Tropfest crew will view shorts from all 16 finalists and decide the fate of the next big director in front of the largest crowd ever to tune in. That’s right, [...]

Australia Day T-shirts by Dan Milbourne, an Australian designer in the USA. Why not get into the spirit this year by ordering one of these great shirts to wear year-round? via danmilbourne.com

It’s almost that time of year again! Australia Day will be celebrated across the United States this coming Saturday, and we have a comprehensive guide as to what’s going on where. There are also a few pre-parties on Friday night. Put on your dancing shoes, have a pie and a beer or two and enjoy!

American Australian Association' NYC Party

As the holiday season in America is in full swing, there are a number of parties and events in New York and beyond to check out this week.


Greta Gertler and The Universal Thump are down South this week, hitting Athens, GA tonight, Chapel Hill, NC on Tuesday before heading back up to Philadelphia on Sunday.

Still from Saturday Night Live: Australian Screen Legends: copyright NBC

With a city trying to rebuild and recover after Hurricane Sandy, Saturday Night Live aired as planned with its patented irreverent skits, hoping to cheer up those who were able to watch. Hosted by comedian Louis C.K., the show started out with a parody of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s press conferences during the hurricane. [...]

Tame Impala's "Lonerism"

As relief efforts from Sandy are in full effect in New York, New Jersey and other areas, there are still many Aussie events happening around the country. But please, stay safe and if you’re in the area, please read this article from the New York Times which details many places where you can volunteer and [...]