The Trouble With Templeton

South-By-South-West. The Aussie BBQ jewel in the crown for Australian music.

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After years of dreaming of attending South-By-South-West, the world’s largest music, film & interactive conference, I jetted off to Los Angeles on March 7th for the experience of a lifetime!

Armed with a swag of amazing Lumix G-series camera bodies & lenses (courtesy of Panasonic), I was excited at attending and working with Sounds Australia and Stage Mothers at their showcase events in LA & SXSW including The Aussie BBQ – LA, The Aussie BBQ – SXSW and the Sounds Australia Official SXSW Showcases (She’ll Be Right, Sound Gallery).

The jewel in the crown of Australian music on the international stage is The Aussie BBQ – SXSW presented by Sounds Australia and is held annually at renown Austin venue, Maggie Maes. Started 11 years ago, by Glenn Dickie and Mary Mihelakos (Stage Mothers) as a BBQ for all the Aussie bands playing in Austin, the 2013 edition featured 36 bands across 3 stages over 14 hours and a free BBQ lunch; the biggest showcase of Australian music outside of Australia and one of South-By-South-West’s most popular events.

The masses lined up outside Maggie Mae’s well before midday and piled through doors once they opened, taking advantage of the delicious free BBQ, crisp cold beers and a stellar Aussie line-up that continued throughout the day.

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In alphabetical order the line-up included: 360, Alpine, Anna Lunoe, Andy Clockwise, 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, Jackson Firebird, Jonathan Boulet, Mitzi,  Rites Wild, The Rubens, San Cisco, Seth Sentry, Strangers, Summer Flake, The Trouble With Templeton, Transcription of Organ Music, The Vaudeville Smash and Vance Joy.

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Asked by locals and Aussies attending the event who my favourite artists/bands were at The Aussie BBQ, I struggled for an answer. With such a high volume (pun intended… Dad Joke alert :p) of amazing performers, it’s hard to choose who you love the most on the day. As an example, one 15 minute window sticks in my mind as a snapshot – one minute I was in the Gibson Room capturing Emma Louise “Jungle” live, then downstairs to the Club Room shooting video & still photos in the moshpit of Benny (singer) and Mark (vox/axe man) from Strangers as they climbed from the stage and performed in the crowd. 5 minutes later I was again upstairs as one of Australia’s hottest emerging acts The Trouble With Templeton entertained a packed Rooftop Stage… And repeat.. Madness! 🙂

South-By-South-West is an experience one just can’t describe unless you’ve actually been to Austin during that mad week of March. Thousands upon thousands of people streaming along 6th street every hour from afternoon ’til early hours of the morning across a whole week. And that’s just some of the live music venues & events Austin has on offer..

SXSW is mind-blowing and a journey I can’t recommend highly enough to any industry professional or fan that has an unsurpassed passion for all things music. I felt like I only touched the surface with this trip, but found the perfect balance between working my backside off, cheeky bevies and hangin’ out with some of the coolest people on the planet.

Special thanks to Sounds Australia, Stage Mothers, Virgin Australia, Studios 301 and Panasonic Lumix G-series cameras who made my trip possible. Thanks to Sounds Australia and Stage Mothers for all their hard work in exporting Australian music to the international stage. Much love to Millie Millgate, Glenn Dickie, Alicia Kish, Van Picken, all the artists/bands, managers, music industry professionals, punters and everyone involved who made The Aussie BBQ into an amazing day and my 1st SXSW an experience I will never forget. One which I hope will be the first of many.

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Fell in love with The Trouble With Templeton on the road to USA

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The Trouble With Templeton live The Aussie BBQ – SXSW.
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Fell in love with The Trouble With Templeton’s tunes & saw them live for the first time in LA. WOW!

For months I’d been listening to “6 months in a Cast”, “Bleeders” and “I Wrote A Novel” on my triple j Unearthed playlists, but had never seen one of their shows and stood captivated at The Aussie BBQLA.

The love-child of enigmatic singer/song-writer, Thomas Calder, this talented 5-piece BrisVegas band are in the closing stages of a North American tour, which has incorporated The Aussie BBQ showcase tour (Los Angeles, South-By-South-West, Canadian Music Week, NYC), a bunch of SXSW/CMW showcases and a performance tonight at New York’s Rockwood Music Hall.

2 weeks ago they released latest TTWT single “Like A Kid” and next up they’re jetting off to The Great Escape (UK) in May with a new album launch in June!

This is just the beginning!

Images of The Trouble With Templeton live at The Aussie BBQ – SXSW
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The Aussie BBQ 5th annual Australian music invasion of Los Angeles

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Sunday March 10th marked the 5th annual explosion of Aussie music at The Aussie BBQ – LA presented by Stage Mothers

Hot & Delicious hit Los Angeles with the Stage Mothers crew to capture the fantastically diverse line-up of Australian artists.

Faker, Blackchords, The Trouble With Templeton, Jack Carty, The Beards, Georgia Fair, The Falls, Bear Hug and Ginger & the Ghost all graced the stage at The Echo – LA with free BBQ for punters and amazing 1st show kicked-off the 4-show The Aussie BBQ  – North American Tour.

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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Aussies joining 360 at SXSW 2013 incl. Dead Letter Circus, The Trouble With Templeton, Papa Vs Pretty, Jackson Firebird, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes

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360 leads the pack of Australia acts invited to SXSW 2013. Image by Hot & Delicious Group
360 leads the pack of Australia acts invited to SXSW 2013. Image by Hot & Delicious Group

South-By-South-West (SXSW) 2013 has just received a fresh injection of Australian talent.

Dead Letter Circus, The Audreys, The Trouble With Templeton, Papa Vs Pretty, Jackson Firebird, The Beards, Jonathan Boulet, Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes & a swag of Aussie artists/bands have just been invited to the world’s largest Music, Film and Interactive Conference, SXSW.

They join 360, Something For Kate, Seth Sentry, San Cisco, Emma Louise, Gold Fields and a bunch of other Aussies taking a crack at the international scene in March at music-town USA, Austin(Texas).

List of Aussie acts invited to SXSW 2013 now includes (in alphabetical order):

360, Alpine, Atlas Genius, The Audreys, The Beards, Bearhug, Blackchords, The Cambodian Space Project, The Chevelles, Clairy Brown & the Bangin’ Rackettes, Dead Letter Circus, Dune Rats, Emma Louise, The Falls, Feenixpawl, Flume, Georgia Fair, Ginger & The Ghost, Glass Towers, Gold Fields, Hiatus Kaiyote, Holy Blam, Jack Carty, Jackson Firebird, Jonathan Boulet, Kirin J Callinan, ME, Mitzi, Nolita Knights, Papa Vs Pretty, Rites Wild, The Rubens, San Cisco, Seth Sentry, Something For Kate, Strangers, Sugar Army, Summer Flake, The Swiss, The Tom Fun Orchestra, Transcription of Organ Music, The Trouble With Templeton, Twerps, Vaudeville Smash, Vance Joy, WIM and World’s End Press.

Dead Letter Circus live at Pyramid Rock 2012. Image by Hot & Delicious Group.
Dead Letter Circus live at Pyramid Rock 2012. Image – Hot & Delicious Group.
Full list of acts invited to SXSW 2013 - 3nd announcement
Full list of acts invited to SXSW 2013 – 3nd announcement