Part 3 of our The Aussie BBQ at SXSW photo coverage continues with Blackchords, Jack Carty, The Rubens, Jackson Firebird (pictured) and Georgia Fair.
Photos by Johnny Au
In less than a month, the city of Austin, Texas will be throwing open its doors to tens of thousands of music fans, industry officials and musicians for the annual SXSW music festival and conference. Amongst that number are over thirty Australian artists. Over the course of the next couple of weeks we'll be profiling these artists, offering a brief introduction to what they’re about and what they have to offer.
Hello and welcome back to our weekly wrap of music industry shenanigans that have happened around Australia (and the world). It’s been a few sleepy weeks with Santa bringing all kinds of things for everyone. Everyone seems to now be busily making tunes or wheeling’ deals again, so let’s get into the thick of things.
This week: ARIA action for 2012 and in the last week, more Australian acts announced for SXSW, and a new crowd-funding site specifically for musicians to fund albums, projects and videos.
Some great Australian and New Zealand talent have been announced as featuring on this year's SXSW line up, as the festival reveals its third wave artist announcement. This bunch of artists brings the total of participating musicians for SXSW 2013 to a whopping 1300...and still counting.
Check out the Aussie/NZ contingent below and congratulations!
Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes
Kirin J Callinan
Dead Letter Circus
Big Day Out fans were given something to get excited about when the festival released timetables, local band line ups and more for the 2013 installment! Along with this announcement, the Big Day Out is also thrilled to announce that the Lilypad will be making its return, and there will also be a brand new stage at all festival stops - the Red Stage.
Check out the additions to each leg of the Big Day Out below!
The Fumes toured after the release of their first single, "Dance in Costume", earlier this year, but they’re still writing and recording the rest of their debut album. During the interim they’ll be touring - just for the hell of it. Various shows will be supported by Jackson Firebird and Mother & Son.
More band details at http://thefumes.com.au.
Texan Blues dynamo Gary Clark Jr played The Annandale Hotel supported by Jackson Firebird and Doc Holliday takes the Shotgun. Pete Dovgan was there to capture the amazing gig:
The first annual Drunken Moon Festival is making its way down the east coast, bringing the best bands representing the 'burgeoning hybridised Australian blues community' to venues through September and October! Each show will be featuring a slightly different line up in order to ensure that the best of both local and national talent are represented - check out the full list of performing artists below!
THE DRUNKEN MOON FESTIVAL 2012
In this issue: Blue Sun will be launching their new single at Yah Yah's, R.L. Jones will be bringing new material to Melbourne and Sydney next month, Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers are set to launch their new EP at the Workers Club, and much more!
BLUE SUN LAUNCHING NEW SINGLE AND EP AT YAH YAH’S IN FITZROY
The Queenscliff Music Festival has set its sights on achieving something like an Olympic Gold status with their second line up announcement! The festival will feature 55 artists and 150 performances over five stages this year, with tickets already on sale and selling quite well! For all ticketing details, visit www.qmf.net.au.
Check out the recent additions to the festival's line up here:
Larry Heath had a few moments to sit down with Mildura rock duo Jackson Firebird while they were both in Liverpool for the Aussie BBQ at Liverpool Sound City last month. Getting set to release their new album Cock Rockin' TOMORROW and heading off on their album tour TONIGHT, here's what went down...
Here's the first part of our look back at the Aussie BBQ which happened at Cargo Bar in London last month. Johnny brings us the photos and Larry supplies a few words to set the ball rolling...