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Kimbra at Webster Hall - 3/27/12
Kimbra

Australian artist Kimbra, best known in America for singing on Goe's single that just keeps going "Somebody That I Used to Know," is definitely becoming known for her own music now too. She's currently on tour with Foster the People and Tokyo Police Club, which hits Summerstage tonight in NYC, and has just announced a headlining fall tour that will hit Webster Hall on October 20 with openers The Stepkids. Tickets go on sale Friday June 15 at noon with an Amex presale beginning Wed (6/13) at noon. All listed tour dates are at the bottom of this post.

If you haven't checked out Kimbra's album, Vows, from last year, it's streaming below. We've also got a belated set of pics of Kimbra when she opened for Gotye at Webster Hall in March.

While we're in the general Gotye-verse, fellow Aussie Missy Higgins will open for Gotye on his fall tour, including Radio City Music Hall on September 25 (tickets). Before that, Missy will play Le Poisson Rouge on July 17 and tickets for that show are on sale now. The LPR show is a record release party for her new album, The Ol' Razzle Dazzle, which will be released in the U.S. same day as that show. She veers a little more pop than Kimbra as you can hear if you stream a few songs from the album at the bottom of this post. We've also got the video for album standout "Unashamed Desire" below as well.

The Radio City show is also with another Australian artist, Jonti whose sample-heavy music is definitely worth checking out. You can stream both last year's Twirligig and this year's demo collection Sine & Moon (both released on Stone's Throw) below.

Meanwhile, as mentioned, Zammuto opens Gotye's Williamsburg Park show (9/27) (tickets) and since we last spoke, GIVERS were added to that bill as well.

Lists of all dates, videos, streams, and more pics from Webster Hall below...

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Nick Zammuto at Ecstatic Music Fest (more by David Andrako)
Zammuto

Zammuto (the project of Nick Zammuto of The Books) will hit the road with Explosions in the Sky next month, and after taking a break, they'll head out again, this time acting as a support act for a portion of Gotye's just-announced tour. That portion includes the Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park on September 27. Zammuto won't open the Radio City show on September 25 though (but Missy Higgins and Jonti will). Tickets for the Williamsburg Park show with Zammuto go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 AM.

Zammuto released his self titled LP last month. You can stream that in full below, along with a live rehearsal video for "The Shape of Things to Come" and a list of all dates...

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by Bill Pearis

Bonfire Nights
Bonfire Nights

The annual post-SXSW Aussie BBQ is happening March 25 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, with a whopping 14 performers throughout the all-day event: Big Scary, Bonfire Nights, Busby Marou, Jonti, Jordie Lane, Oh Mercy, The Jefferson, Teeth & Tongue, Voltaire Twins, Wazu, Luluc, Pets with Pets, Traveller & Fortune, and Saskia Sansom.

Oh Mercy
Oh Mercy

With the only determining factor being country of origin, it's a disparate lineup, ranging from gentle folk (Jordie Lane, Luluc, Traveller & Fortune and Saskia Sansom), wide appeal pop (Big Scary, The Jefferson), psych rock (Bonfire Nights, Pets with Pets), synth/glitch/electro (Voltaire Twins, Jonti, Wazu), indiepop (Oh Mercy) and Teeth & Tongue, who is a little like Anna Calvi. Literally something for everyone. Unless all you like is jazz or metal or some other genre not listed above.

At the bottom of this post there's videos and music streams for every artist on the bill. Tickets are $12 -- that's less than a dollar per band. Pretty good deal and a fun way to spend a Sunday.

In addition to playing SXSW and the Aussie BBQ, Big Scary and Teeth & Tongue are going on more extensive North American dates (though not together) and those dates can be found at the bottom of this post. For Big Scary they included gigs at Mercury Lounge and Glasslands.

You can also grab a Big Scary tracks as part of a free mixtape they're giving away on Bandcamp, and as part of a free Family Records SXSW 2012 mixtape. The mixtape also contains songs by Savoir Adore, We Are Augustines and 10 others.

Twerps
The Twerps

While not part of the BBQ, Australia's Twerps (who made one of my favorite albums of 2012) will be over for SXSW too. After Austin, they're coming to New York for two shows:  March 29 at 285 Kent with Ducktails and March 30 at Mercury Lounge with The Mad Scene. After playing here, Twerps hit the road with Real Estate for an extensive North American tour and those dates are at the bottom of this post, along with a new video for album track "Through the Day."

Speaking of Hamish Kilgour (who is in the The Mad Scene), The Clean also just announced dates that bring them to Le Poisson Rouge this year.

Click through for videos and streams by all the Aussie BBQ bands, plus tour dates for Big Scary, Teeth & Tongue, and Twerps.

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DOWNLOAD: Barn Owl - "Turiya" (MP3)

Barn Owl

San Francisco psych-drone duo Barn Owl are set to release their new album Lost in the Glare on September 13 via Thrill Jockey. You can grab the album track "Turiya" above and check out the artwork and tracklist below. The album is available now for pre-order at the Thrill Jockey webstore.

Barn Owl go on a short North American tour in support of the album this September which kicks off at Glasslands on September 11 and also hits Shea Stadium on September 17. The Glasslands show also includes Thin Hymns, Helado Negro and Jonti. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates, album art and tracklist below...

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