CMJ Music Marathon 2012

Your guide to all that’s Aussie at this week’s CMJ music marathon in New York.

The Stanleys at Trash Bar, Brooklyn: photo by Rafe Baron

Aussie band The Stanleys played their first show in the borough of Brooklyn on June 20 at the Trash Bar in Williamsburg. The energy was incredible, and despite the small crowd, the foursome won over everyone in the room.

The DeathSet @ Santos Party House: Photo by Rafe Baron

Gold Coast wild men The DeathSet came to Santos Party House in New York City’s Chinatown for the first show in their adopted hometown in roughly 6 months. The night was billed as “Punk Rock Loves Moombahton”, with the headliners joining punk and hardcore cover band F*cking Bullshit and Brooklyn’s K-Holes playing sets between DJs [...]

Grace Woodroofe at Mercury Lounge. Photo by Rafe Baron.

We headed to the Lower East Side a few weeks ago to catch an Aussie double bill at the Mercury Lounge that featured singer Grace Woodroofe and upcoming band Husky. Having been unfamiliar with both acts, we were pleasantly surprised and yearning for more rocking out when it was over. The evening started out with [...]

feedtime at dba 3/29/12: Photo by Rafe Baron

Recently reunited Sydney trio feedtime, yes with a lowercase ‘f’, surfaced in Brooklyn for the first of three area shows in celebration of their newly released anthology The Aberrant Years. Founded around 1978 and influencing people such as Mudhoney’s Mark Arm until a breakup in 1989, the Sub-Pop released collection features all of the bands’ [...]

Kimbra at Mercury Lounge, NYC

Kimbra Johnson Zottola, better known simply by her first name, took a night off from a national tour with the red hot Gotye to headline her first New York City concert this past Monday. And boy did the New Zealander turned Melbournite kill it at the Mercury Lounge. In a good way of course. Celebrating [...]

Bleeding Knees Club played Mercury Lounge in NYC on Tuesday, 6th March 2012

“This is so awkward. They should at least have TVs or something in here.” So was the conversation between Jordane Malane and Alex Wall of Bleeding Knees Club, obviously referring to the sparse crowd at New York City’s Mercury Lounge before their show on Tuesday night (March 6). While the club only filled in a [...]