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Aussie Hip Hop Stars Hilltop Hoods

Things are relatively slow again this week, but there are still some good acts and events to catch around the country. Every weekday up until April 13 in Washington DC, the “Lie of the Land: New Australian Landscapes” exhibit is up at the gallery in the Australian Embassy. Gotye and Kimbra (whom we just wrote [...]

Aussie BBQ Brooklyn

While we’re still nursing our hangover from SXSW this past week, the Australian takeover of America continues with a jam packed week of events that you won’t want to miss. Melbourne superstars The Temper Trap plays the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles tonight and tomorrow. Rappers Bliss N Eso are in Arizona tonight, The [...]

Aussie Hip Hop Stars Hilltop Hoods

Among my hip hop loving American friends, I’ve often been asked if there are any Aussie rappers. My immediate answer is ‘yes’, which usually prompts those friends to wonder exactly what Aussie hip hop sounds like.

Crowds during the day at SxSW 2011. Credit: SxSW/Extreme Air Shots

The CMJ Marathon is long gone and Coachella and the other summer festivals are but a glimmer in the distance, but luckily for all the music junkies out there, the South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) is beginning in just about a month.