Month: February 2013

Seth Sentry, Grey Ghost, Emma Louise & a host of fantastic Australian performers are off to New York!

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Grey Ghost live at St Kilda Fest
Grey Ghost live at St Kilda Fest

Seth Sentry, Grey Ghost, Emma Louise & a host of fantastic Australian performers are off to New York!

The Aussie BBQ, presented by Stage Mothers & Billabout, hits New York City with another killer all-Aussie line-up. Seth Sentry, Grey Ghost, Fascinator!, Dune Rats, The Trouble With Templeton, Emma Louise, The Beards, Summer Flake, Ginger & the Ghost and The Falls all touch-down in New York New York on March 24th for the final leg of The Aussie BBQ North American Tour.

The Aussie BBQ organizers, Stage Mothers, are also taking the showcase music event to another level in 2013, with special guest New York-based Aussie chef Chris Rendell providing culinary delights. The Australian-themed feast of music begins with a brunch menu starting at 1.00pm all the way through to late night booze food.

Stage Mothers. Taking Australian Mothers to the World!

Stage Mothers & Billabout Present The Aussie BBQ – NYC
133 Essex St, Manhattan,
New York, New York
Date: Sunday March 24th
Doors: 12 midday onwards

Special thanks to event partners Billabout, Virgin Australia, Studios 301, ZANEROBE, B_SPACE,
Ronnie Flynn & Indie Fork

The Aussie BBQ - NYC

The Aussie BBQ – SXSW playing times announced!

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The Aussie BBQ – South By South West (SXSW) playing times have been announced!

Presented by Sounds Australia, The Aussie BBQ – SXSW 2013 kick-ass line-up at Maggie Mae’s includes:

360, Alpine, Alison Wonderland, Andy Clockwise, Anna Lunoe, The Audreys, The Beards, Bearhug, Blackchords, The Cambodian Space Project, Clairy Brown & the Bangin’ Rackettes, Dune Rats, Emma Louise, The Falls, Flume, Georgia Fair, Ginger & the Ghost, Gold Fields, The Good Ship, Hiatus Kaiyote, High Highs, Holy Balm, Jack Carty Trio, Jackson Firebird, Jonathan Boulet, Mitzi, Rites Wild, The Rubens, San Cisco, Seth Sentry, Strangers, Summer Flake, Transcription of Organ Music, The Trouble With Templeton, The Vaudeville Smash, Vance Joy and What So Not

Back in 2003, Glenn Dickie and Mary Mihelakos (Stage Mothers) started The Aussie BBQ as a small BBQ event to help showcase Australian artists/bands attending the world’s largest music, film and interactive conference. With the hard work of event partners Sounds Australia and Stage Mothers, 11 years on The Aussie BBQ has grown to become the biggest showcase of Australian music in the world, with events year-round on 3 different continents.

36 Australian artists/bands on 3 stages over 14 hours in Austin, Texas.
This is going to be a ripper!

Sounds Australia Presents The Aussie BBQ – SXSW 2013

Maggie Mae’s
323 E 6th St
Austin, Texas
Date: Saturday March 16th
Doors: 12 midday – 02:00am

Special thanks to event partners Virgin Australia and Studios 301


Want to know more? Check out The Aussie BBQ – BPM documentary
“I don’t know why, but we do…” with Blue King Brown, Paul Dempsey, Bliss n Eso, The Jezabels, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Henry Wagons & more!

SXSW playing times right here!

Rooftop Stage Club Room Downstairs Gibson Stage Room
12.15 – 12.40 Andy Clockwise 12.00 – 12.25  The Good Ship 12.00 – 12.25 Transcription of Organ Music
1.00 – 1.25 The Audreys 12.45 – 1.10 The Cambodian Space Project 12.45 – 1.10 The Falls
1.45 – 2.10 Vance Joy 1.30 – 1.55 Rites Wild 1.30 – 1.55 Summer Flake
2.30 – 2.55 Alpine 2.15 – 2.40 Bearhug 2.15 – 2.40 Ginger & the Ghost
3.15 – 3.40 The Rubens 3.00 – 3.25 Blackchords 3.00 – 3.25 Jack Carty Trio
4.00 – 4.25 Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes 3.45 – 4.10 Jackson Firebird 3.45 – 4.10 Georgia Fair
4.45 – 5.10 The Trouble With Templeton 4.30 – 4.55 Strangers 4.30 – 4.55 Emma Louise
5.30 – 5.55 San Cisco 5.15 – 5.40 The Vaudeville Smash 5.15 – 5.40 High Highs
7.00 – 7.40 Holy Balm 6.00 – 6.25 DUNE RATS
9.00 – 9.40 Hiatus Kaiyote 8.00 – 8.40 The Beards
10.00 – 10:40 Gold Fields 9.00 – 9.40 Jonathan Boulet
11.00 – 11.40 Flume 10.00 – 10.40 Mitzi
12.00 – 12.40 Seth Sentry 11.00 – 11:40 Anna Lunoe
01.00 – 01.50 360 12.00 – 12.40 Alison Wonderland
01.00 – 01.50 What So Not


Loon Lake back with a wicked funky new rock jam

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Loon Lake at Pyramid Rock.
Image by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious)

Melbourne indie rock band, Loon Lake, are back with a wicked funky new rock jam!

This little gem called ‘On Fire’ is due out March 1st.

Take a Sneak Peek:


Hungry Kids release ‘You’re a Shadow’. Well worth the hype!

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Hungry Kids live at Valley Fiesta. Image by EJ Mina.
Hungry Kids live at Valley Fiesta.
Image by EJ Mina.

There’s been a lot of buzz & much-warranted hype around Brissy favourites
Hungry Kids of Hungary launch of 2nd album ‘You’re a Shadow’.

Released on EMI Music Australia lovechild & indie label, Stop Start, the 1st two singles ‘Sharp Shooter’ (a personal fave) and ‘Twin Cities’ have been tasty little appetizer of things to come.

With the latest LP release, a sold-out national tour last time around, performances at Splendour in The Grass, Falls Festival, Homebake, Valley Fiesta and a Europe/UK jaunt, exciting times lay ahead with the announcement of the band’s ‘You’re a Shadow’ National Tour.

Take a sneak peek of the latest single ‘When Yesterday’s Gone’ below & head on over to the Hungry Kids website for all the tour date details


THE AUSSIE BBQ – LA line-up announced!

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Stage Mothers, organizers of The Aussie BBQ, have announced another stellar Australian line-up for The Aussie BBQ – LA.

The Aussie BBQ’s 5th Los Angeles installment sees the likes Faker, Blackchords, The Trouble With Templeton, Jack Carty, The Beards, Georgia Fair, The Falls, Bear Hug and Ginger & the Ghost join forces for a kick-ass Sunset Blvd show next month.

For over 10 years, Stage Mothers have been taking the best Australian music to the world’s largest music conferences including South By South West (SXSW), Canadian Music Week, The Great Escape (UK), CMJ Music & Film Marathon (New York), Liverpool City Sounds, Americana (Nashville), Music Matters Asia (Singapore), Reeperbahn Festival (Hamburg) and many more.

John Butler Trio, The Temper Trap, Missy Higgins, The Living End, Bliss n Eso, The Jezabels, Washington, Boy & Bear, Little Red, Cloud Control and Blue King Brown are just some of the names that have graced the stage at The Aussie BBQ events.

L.A. day-dreaming already.. beers on Venice Beach, Santa Monica Pier, running down the beach in our Baywatch budgies… tell all your LA-based Aussie movie-star mates (bartender/backpackers) & get a crew down for the sickest all-Aussie bill you’ll see in Los Angeles this year. 2 weeks ’til touchdown.. can’t wait!

Stage Mothers presents The Aussie BBQ No.5
The Echo Los Angeles – Sunday March 10th
Doors: 12pm
Thanks to supporting partners Virgin Australia, Studios 301, Billabout, B_SPACE

TheAussieBBQ - LA

Mucho Bravado announce Emma Louise debut album launch & ‘Freedom’ single stream

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Emma Louise performs live at The Aussie BBQ – CMJ Music Marathon
Image by Nikki Williams (Hot & Delicious Group).

I can still remember when I first heard Emma Louise sing for the 1st time.

In 2011, Emma played Brisbane Festival‘s iconic Spiegeltent and those of us involved with Spiegeltent had her breakout single ‘Jungle’ ingrained in our hearts & minds and on repeat as part of our daily playlist.

Since joining Andy Bull for a double headline at that event, Emma Louise has gone from strength to strength with appearances at the world’s largest music, film & interactive conference, South-By-South-West (SXSW), New York’s CMJ Music Marathon at The Aussie BBQ and signing with US label Frenchkiss Records.

This week Brisbane-based music company, Mucho Bravado, announced March 22nd as the launch date for Emma’s much anticipated debut album ‘vs Head vs Heart’, including latest single ‘Freedom’ (Free stream via Soundcloud below).

Been a fan of Emma Louise for a few years now and get excited any time I hear news of her new music coming our way. Will definitely be heading over to iTunes to buy this one.


The Aussie BBQ - CMJ Music Marathon. Image courtesy of Tova Raykin (Ustralian)
The Aussie BBQ – CMJ Music Marathon.
Image by Tova Raykin (Ustralian)

Darwin Deez’s ‘Songs for Imaginative People’ exclusive album stream

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Yep, scooped it! Darwin Deez’s ‘Songs for Imaginative People’ is due out next week, we’ve got an exclusive stream right here & it’s edgy as fuck! Enjoy 🙂