Big Scary, Oh Mercy & more playing Aussie BBQ, other dates; Twerps playing SXSW, NYC, touring with Real Estate
by Bill Pearis
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.
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.
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.
Big Scary - 2012 Tour Dates
March 11 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (6pm-6:30pm)
March 13-18 - SXSW, AUSTIN, TEXAS
March 14 - ECHO/Origami Party, Shangri LA (midday-12:20pm)
March 14 - Do512 Lounge Session (4pm-4:30pm)
March 16 - Tastes & Tunes, Whole Foods Market (Midday-12:30pm)
March 16 - SXSW Showcase, Beale St Tavern (midnight-12:40am)
March 17 - Aussie BBQ, Maggie Maes (Gibson Room, 4:55pm-5:20pm)
March 20 - The Echo, Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA (supporting Big Deal & 2:54)
March 21-25 - CMW, TORONTO, CANADA
March 23 - Windish Agency Showcase, Lee's Palace (9pm-9:45pm)
March 24 - Aussie BBQ (Upstairs Stage, 4:30pm-4:55pm)
March 25 - The Bell House, Brooklyn (10pm)
March 26 - Mercury Lounge, New York
March 27 - Glasslands, Brooklyn
Jordie Lane - "Not from Round Here"
ADSR with Jonti
Oh Mercy - "Stay Please Stay"
The Jefferson - "Days are Falling"
Teeth & Tongue - 2012 North American Tour Dates
Sunday 4th March, NGV Last Days of Summer, Melbourne, Australia
Wednesday 7th March --The Blue Lagoon, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Thursday 8th March -- The Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA, USA
Saturday 10th March -- The Homeroom, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sunday 11th March -- The Echo, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Wednesday 14th March -- SXSW Flavorpill Party, Lipstick 64, Austin, TX, USA
Thursday 15th March -- SXSW Stephen F's Bar, Austin, TX (11pm)
Saturday 17th March -- SXSW Dart Music International House at the German Free School, (2pm) Austin TX, USA
Saturday 17th March -- SXSW,Aussie BBQ, Maggie Mays, Austin TX, USA (7pm)
Wednesday 21st March --CMW, C'est What, 9pm, Toronto ON, Canada
Friday 23rd March -- Don't Touch That Dial Presents, The Garrison, Toronto, ON, Canada
Saturday 24th March -- El Mocambo, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sunday 25th March -- The Bell House, New York, NY, USA
Voltaire Twins - Animalia
Luluc - The Wealthiest Queen
Traveller & Fortune - "Flying"
Twerps - Through the Day
Twerps - 2012 Tour Dates
/13-18 Austin, TX - SXSW
3/27 New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
3/29 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent Ave ^
3/30 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
4/03 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church *
4/04 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar *
4/05 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter *
4/06 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Presents at Lincoln Theatre *
4/07 Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club *
4/08 Oxford, MS - Cats Purring Dude Ranch *
4/09 Little Rock, AR - Rev Room *
4/10 Dallas, TX - Club Dada *
4/11 Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
4/23 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium *
4/24 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
4/25 Reno, NV - Holland Project *
4/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
4/27 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre *
4/28 Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck *
4/29 St. Louis, MO - Plush *
4/30 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *
5/01 Harrisburg, PA - Appalachian Brewing Co *
* = w/ Real Estate
^ = w/ Ducktails