Highlights of SXSW 2007 Day 3

Hands down, the Australian Music Collective‘s annual Aussie BBQ was Friday’s highlight for me, as usual. Besides the free food, the slew of mostly unknown (in the U.S., at least) Australian bands was–and usually is–pretty amazing.

Expatriate | Airbourne | You Am I | Wolf & Cub | Hoodoo Gurus

The Hoodoo Gurus were playing the U.S. for the first time in 13 years (I think). I listened to them back in the mid-80s and love Stoneage Romeos so this was a great throwback show for me. They had the place packed as well, which was good to see.

Local H‘s Scott Lucas acoustic set @ the Sinister Muse party @ Momo’s. Look on YouTube sometime soon for his cover of Concrete Blonde’s “Joey.”

Mew @ Under The Radar‘s party @ The Belmont

Badly Drawn Boy / The Good, The Bad & The Queen @ Stubb’s

  • jessica

    the vice party was pretty fuckin sweet until parts of the balcony railing broke and everyone was kicked out at 245am. free dewars and lonestar. the music was generally alright. although, the kids at the record table were having some technical difficulties. i suppose all in all it was a great afterparty considering there was a last minute venue change and supposed 6000 rsvp’s

  • Stephan

    did anyone get to see girl talk? he was awesome

  • Brother JB

    The Hoodoo Gurus were also fantastic at the Pop Matters Press party on Friday, playing their first, crushing album “Stoneage Romeo” more or less straight through.

    But the best Aussie band I caught down there was the awewsome Dallas Crane. AC/DC meets Slade. Straight-up ass-kickers who are big in Oz and don’t even have a record deal here. No justice in rock & roll.

  • Thomas Paine

    A surprise performance by Les Savy Fav at the Elk’s Lodge and being the recipient of a joyful Tim Harrington hug.