Australia’s first major SL music event on the horizon

The Austrade Music Office in conjunction with Cattle Puppy Productions are holding Australia’s first large-scale music event in SL. It’s called the “The Hoe-Down Under – Texas’ Aussie Music Party” and is coinciding with the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference 2007

The online event will occur on the 15th of March 2007 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm Australian Eastern Time on March 15. Bands scheduled to appear include The Beasts Of Bourbon, You Am I, Youth Group, Airbourne, Dallas Crane and more. Sydney-based vocal group Kaya will also perform (pictured below)

The “The Hoe-Down Under” will digitally recreate an island beach atmosphere with two stages, a dance area, swimming, jet ski rides, hot air balloons and more.

Check out the venue here

Comments

  1. Hi there – thanks for the comments. I need to make it clear that there’s no claim at least from me that it’s the first event – I’ve framed it as the first MAJOR event where there are numerous, well-known acts performing in one location. As we’ve said before, we’re always happy for music events to be promoted on our discussion forum or here if there’s something different about the event.

    Being a musician myself, there can’t be too much aussie music in SL 😉

  2. Hi there – thanks for the comments. I need to make it clear that there’s no claim at least from me that it’s the first event – I’ve framed it as the first MAJOR event where there are numerous, well-known acts performing in one location. As we’ve said before, we’re always happy for music events to be promoted on our discussion forum or here if there’s something different about the event.

    Being a musician myself, there can’t be too much aussie music in SL 😉

  3. Bailey Halberd says

    Great idea, but what is the point of staging it on a Thursday afternoon when everyone will be at work? If you are looking for an Australian audience, at least host it at a time when Australians can log in.

  4. Bailey Halberd says

    Great idea, but what is the point of staging it on a Thursday afternoon when everyone will be at work? If you are looking for an Australian audience, at least host it at a time when Australians can log in.

  5. While this is the first big (in terms of $$ and publicity) music event in SL, our Aussie band has now done five performances to over 100 different avatars from all over the world, all independent of any production company or government assistance.

    It has cost us approximately $200 US to acquire the land and sign up for a year to get us started and we have partnered in the last two weeks with an island owner so we don’t have to put up with camping casinos preventing people seeing our shows.

    So far we seem to be the only truly live Aussie music act getting a regular stream out in Second Life, and the best thing is it’s in an Aussie time slot and every week!

    We are now working on our plans to “abduct” several local Canberra musicians, DJ’s and MC’s into our studio to stream into SL.

  6. While this is the first big (in terms of $$ and publicity) music event in SL, our Aussie band has now done five performances to over 100 different avatars from all over the world, all independent of any production company or government assistance.

    It has cost us approximately $200 US to acquire the land and sign up for a year to get us started and we have partnered in the last two weeks with an island owner so we don’t have to put up with camping casinos preventing people seeing our shows.

    So far we seem to be the only truly live Aussie music act getting a regular stream out in Second Life, and the best thing is it’s in an Aussie time slot and every week!

    We are now working on our plans to “abduct” several local Canberra musicians, DJ’s and MC’s into our studio to stream into SL.

  7. >> So far we seem to be the only truly live Aussie
    >> music act getting a regular stream out in Second Life
    I cringe when I hear people claiming to be first at something. It’s rarely the case.

    Way down the list my friends. Maybe a year ago you could claim this.

    The time of day this will be held is a strange one too.

    Many bands and DJs (including myself. Yep I’m Aussie) are streaming at weekly events in SL. I have been doing so since April 2006.

    I also mix for live acts on a regular basis in SL. Like the worlds largest multicore I take multiple streams front different Artists and mix them into one whilst I MC by adding my own vocals, sound effects and background music.

  8. >> So far we seem to be the only truly live Aussie
    >> music act getting a regular stream out in Second Life
    I cringe when I hear people claiming to be first at something. It’s rarely the case.

    Way down the list my friends. Maybe a year ago you could claim this.

    The time of day this will be held is a strange one too.

    Many bands and DJs (including myself. Yep I’m Aussie) are streaming at weekly events in SL. I have been doing so since April 2006.

    I also mix for live acts on a regular basis in SL. Like the worlds largest multicore I take multiple streams front different Artists and mix them into one whilst I MC by adding my own vocals, sound effects and background music.

  9. Word up Cybster, I checked your place out but so far have not been able to catch you at a live venue. I never said we were first, and since I got on I’ve searched the live listings to see when you were playing, or any other Aussies and I have not found them yet.

    The author of this article has made it seem like some very very well known bands are playing in SL such as Beast of Bourbon and Dallas Crane but that is not so, they are in Texas. Cattle Puppy is not claiming this, just that this particular article looks a bit that way. What was with the Age saying it would be lip synced? Is that for real via some new tech we don’t know about?

    I totally agree there can’t be too much Aussie music getting in there, and it’s a great way to promote what you’re doing to the world.

  10. Word up Cybster, I checked your place out but so far have not been able to catch you at a live venue. I never said we were first, and since I got on I’ve searched the live listings to see when you were playing, or any other Aussies and I have not found them yet.

    The author of this article has made it seem like some very very well known bands are playing in SL such as Beast of Bourbon and Dallas Crane but that is not so, they are in Texas. Cattle Puppy is not claiming this, just that this particular article looks a bit that way. What was with the Age saying it would be lip synced? Is that for real via some new tech we don’t know about?

    I totally agree there can’t be too much Aussie music getting in there, and it’s a great way to promote what you’re doing to the world.

  11. DJFarquar Xeno says

    Dear Curtis,
    Perhaps you’d like to pm me when you are in SL, I’d like to see you do your mixing thing.

    “I also mix for live acts on a regular basis in SL. Like the worlds largest multicore I take multiple streams front different Artists and mix them into one whilst I MC by adding my own vocals, sound effects and background music”.

    This i’d like to see.

  12. DJFarquar Xeno says

    Dear Curtis,
    Perhaps you’d like to pm me when you are in SL, I’d like to see you do your mixing thing.

    “I also mix for live acts on a regular basis in SL. Like the worlds largest multicore I take multiple streams front different Artists and mix them into one whilst I MC by adding my own vocals, sound effects and background music”.

    This i’d like to see.

  13. Shai Khalifa says

    I add my voice to the cry “why Thursday afternoon when most of us are at work”.

    This is one Aussie who would have loved to have been there.

    Oh well – we bow to the American behemoth again – and again the Aussies and Europeans don’t get to go.

  14. Shai Khalifa says

    I add my voice to the cry “why Thursday afternoon when most of us are at work”.

    This is one Aussie who would have loved to have been there.

    Oh well – we bow to the American behemoth again – and again the Aussies and Europeans don’t get to go.

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