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CMJ Music Marathon 2012

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

Laura Iris Hill as Ruth, Stuart Williams as Henry, Kathleen Foster as Julie in Louis Nowra's Cosi, NYC production.

Gotye‘s United States tour continues this week in Columbus, OH tonight, Detroit on Tuesday before teaming up with Missy Higgins and Jonti in Boston on Saturday.

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.

DZ Deathrays

Brisbane thrashers Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley, also known as DZ Deathrays, came back to Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on Tuesday night in support of their new album Bloodstreams.


Next weekend, the Down Under Fest takes over Polo Fields in Cumming, Georgia. And yes, there will be kangaroos, sports, boomerangs, beer and of course vegemite involved in the celebration.

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’ [...]

The Sounds Australia Speed Sets

This is the first of a series of recaps of the Aussie music events at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas. After the first eventful day of music at SXSW (where the noisy DZ Deathrays were actually shut down for being too noisy), Sounds Australia held a second, much quieter and intimate showcase of “Speed Sets” – [...]

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 [...]