CMJ Music Marathon 2012

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

2012 USAFL National Tournament happens in Mason, OH this weekend

  The Universal Thump plays their second show of a residency in New York City tonight. Make sure to check it out!

Gotye - Bad Lip Reading

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived. That’s right! Gotye’s song (featuring Kimbra) “Somebody That I Used To Know” has gotten the royal treatment from Bad Lip Reading. Please enjoy.


It’s a good time for Aussie music in this country – Gotye’s just hit #1, and there are plenty of bands and artists touring and doing great things. So it’s little surprise that Aussies just swept up a bunch of prizes for 2011 in this year’s International Songwriting Competition. The first prize of $25,000 (among [...]

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Gotye’s smash hit of 2012, Somebody That I Used to Know, has just hit number 1 on the US Billboard top 100 chart. This makes it the first Australian number 1 hit since Savage Garden took the spot in 2000 for I knew I Loved You, and puts Gotye in the same group as Olivia [...]

Gotye, Andy Samberg and Taran Killam in SNL's digital short.

Australian musician Gotye (whose real name is Wally De Backer) held the musical guest spot last night on long-running US comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. The show, which was hosted by Josh Brolin, not only featured a live performance of  Somebody That I Used to Know (with special guest Kimbra), but also the song Eyes [...]

High Highs at Pianos in February: Photo by Rafe Baron

Mid-April seems a bit slow for Aussie music that isn’t Gotye, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do across the country.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Kimbra at Fader Fort Presented by Converse SXSW. Photo by Rafe Baron

Things are a little bit less hectic this week than last week, but there are still events galore that are worth checking out.