There Ain’t No BBQ Like an Aussie BBQ…

by on March 23, 2012 · 1 comment

Triple J Aussie BBQ

The Aussie BBQ Rooftop Stage at SXSW

You might have heard a little bit about The Aussie BBQ - the Aussie get-together that happens about twice a year in NYC, LA, Austin and other cities around the world. It’s pretty much the holy grail of Aussie shows for those of us so far away from home. So we were happy this year to finally get a chance to hang out at the party that started it all – The Aussie BBQ at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

From 12pm until 2am on three stages, Aussie bands took the helm one after another and showed everyone who rocks. It was also St. Patrick’s Day and the venue, Maggie Mae’s, was at one point infiltrated by people wearing green a giant glass of guinness. Yet somehow this drunken ‘Irish’ revelry just served to enhance the whole vibe and make us feel like we were at home at a pub in Coogee or St Kilda.

We were told that there were pies from Boomerang’s and some snags available for those who came early and even though we missed them all, we enjoyed running around and catching all the Aussie talent in one place. The last and final Aussie BBQ of this round in the USA takes place this Sunday at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NYC. If you’ve never been to one of these and you’re curious, do yourself a favour – drinking beer and hanging out in a room full of Aussie accents is good for you. And if you can’t make it this weekend, no worries – you can always catch the next one in October for the CMJ music marathon.

Check out some of the pictures from The Aussie BBQ at SXSW below. Thanks again to Stage Mothers and Sounds Australia for bringing the BBQs our way!

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  • Andy Clockwise Andy Clockwise

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