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