There was something new and different around Brisbane on the weekend. It was called Rare Finds, and it was insane in the best possible way. Imagine: a dedicated team bringing together fourteen brilliant local bands to play at The Zoo across two stages. Well that’s exactly what this event was!
Catching up with Robin Waters of The Boat People (Brisbane) while at the Aussie BBQ in Austin, TX.
The Aussie BBQ has become an institution of the annual SXSW calendar.
Organised by Stage Mothers, the event is now put on in four North American cities around the time of SXSW: Toronto (during CMW), New York City, Los Angeles and of course, here in Austin. The event showcases the best in Australian music – some who haven’t performed back in Australia for quite a while, now basing themselves in the US, and the rest in the midst of SXSW-timed North American tours.
With three critically acclaimed albums The Boat People have gradually gathered together a chorus of emphatic praise from around the world.
ONE KICK ASS VENUE CLOSED
SEVEN BANDS LOST THEIR SHOWS
NOW THEY'RE MAKING A STAND AT THE OLD MUSEUM
SO COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS UP!
THE BOAT PEOPLE
DAN PARSONS and LOVECREEP
Another week, another
disappointingly quiet night at the Harp Hotel in Wollongong. The venue
has done so much in terms of getting great live acts to the city, it
seems unfair that packing the place out is some kind of freak
occurrence. Still, it wasn’t as if there was any incentive to stick
around - initially, at least.