Billabout hit Austin, Texas last week for the annual South by South West (SXSW) music festival. Hundreds of bands descend on Austin every year for the ultimate Texas trifecta: live music, beer and BBQ! Over 50 Aussie bands were on the roster throughout the four days, culminating in an all-day, all-Aussie BBQ concert on Saturday presented by Stage Mothers and Sounds Australia. The festival — celebrating it’s 25th anniversary — is known for exposing the best up and coming bands from around the globe, and this year did not disappoint.
Billabout caught up with several of Australia’s hottest new acts, including Cloud Control, Boy & Bear, Little Red, The Kin, Art vs Science, Washington and Andy Clockwise, for exclusive interviews and live performances.
(Stay tuned for new Billabout SXSW videos going up this week and next).
Aussie actress (and rockstar at heart) Claire Van Der Boom joined up with the Billabout crew and shot some brilliant stills of SXSW 2011.