Down Under Sounds 2013

DUS 2013Down Under Sounds 2013 will be on again in Houston tomorrow night showcasing some great Aussie bands before they head off to Austin to play at the the famous music festival South by Southwest (SXSW).

Representing a diverse cross-section of up-and-coming Australian talent, the line-up includes bands with international touring credentials, acts that have achieved significant success in their home market and above all, the live performance energy that is a hallmark of the Australian music scene.

This is a FREE event at the famous music venue The Continental Club in Midtown. First band will be on at 7.30pm.  No tickets necessary but if you’re on Facebook please rsvp via the Down Under Sounds event page.  For a feed beforehand or during the night pop in next door to the popular Tacos A Go-Go. Drinks at bar prices.

The Blackchords, Vaudeville Smash and Satellite Sky will also be on KPFT 90.1FM at 1pm Tuesday.

2013 DUS line-up:

Blackchords2Blackchords – From Melbourne, formed in 2005.  Since then, they have toured extensively in Australia and Europe.  Their music has been featured in movies and in prime-time TV in both Australia and the US, most recently in Cougartown.  About to release their second album “A Thin Line”.

Vaudeville SmashVaudeville Smash – From Melbourne Making their second Down Under Sounds appearance after being a big hit at DUS 2011.   Made a big impression at SXSW 2011, achieving “buzz band” status.  They’ve been playing to bigger and bigger crowds in Australia since then, including main stage at the St Kilda Festival and this year’s Moomba festival, which they played just before getting on the plane to head to the US.  Debut album out soon.

Satellite SkySatellite Sky – Continuing in the great tradition of siblings in rock bands (hopefully with less arguments than the Gallagher brothers), Pete on guitar and Kim on drums.  After travelling from Australia and making an impression at key music industry events like SXSW and CMJ, they took the plunge and relocated to Los Angeles and are now doing the hard yards on the road winning over fans one club at a time.  They’ve also been successful at getting their music into film and television including a huge spot in NBC’s Olympics advertising campaign.

The BeardsThe Beards – From Adelaide, formed in 2005.  In Australia, they’ve played The Big Day Out, the Falls Festival and the Woodford folk festival and played sellout national tours. They’ve also appeared on Triple J’s Hottest 100, and are massively popular on Youtube.  2013 is the year that they plan to take the beard revolution global, starting here in the US.

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