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SXSW: New York City

Didn't make it to Austin for South by Southwest? Don't sweat it: Here's where to catch some of the fest's standouts in New York this week.

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The Aussie BBQ
The Bell House, 3/25 at 6 p.m.; 149 7th St., Gowanus, Brooklyn; 718-643-6510
The traveling Aussie BBQ has showcased some of Australia’s most exciting bands in Austin, LA., and New York. This year's highlights include dance-punkers City Riot, garage-pop trio Oh Mercy, and noisy shoegazers Love of Diagrams. Bonus: free Australian barbecue!

Seabear
Mercury Lounge, 3/25 at 7:30 p.m.; 217 E. Houston, nr. Ludlow St.; 212-260-4700
There must be something in the water over in Iceland, because the country’s musical exports all share a beautifully calming, symphonic sound. However, Seabear — playing in support of their 2010 album We Build a Fire — are much more Sufjan Stevens than Sigur Rós.

Ruby Suns/Toro y Moi
Brooklyn Bowl, 3/26 at 9 p.m.; 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-963-3369
New Zealand’s Ruby Suns' sound falls somewhere between Fleet Foxes and Animal Collective, while Toro y Moi’s blissful chillwave is the perfect soundtrack to an afternoon at McCarren Park.

Wiz Khalifia
Fillmore at Irving Plaza, 3/26 at 9 p.m.; 17 Irving Place, nr. 15th St.; 212-777-6800
Straight off the streets of Pittsburgh—even wearing a P around his neck—the young body-art aficionado Wiz Khalifa represents through versatile beats (On "Say Yeah," he goes in over Alice D.J.) and a strong Internet following. With Yelawolf, another Internet hip-hop sensation.

A Sunny Day in Glasgow
The Bell House, 3/29 at 7:30 p.m.; 149 7th St., Gowanus, Brooklyn; 718-643-6510
A Sunny Day in Glasgow’s 2009 LP Ashes Grammar received the coveted “Best New Music” stamp from Pitchfork Media, which is sort of like Oprah’s Book Club for music snobs. These Philadelphia natives craft lush, hazy pop songs that become more dreamlike with the addition of twin vocalists Robin and Lauren Daniels.

Delorean/Lemonade
Mercury Lounge, 3/25 at 7:30 p.m.; 217 E. Houston, nr. Ludlow St.; 212-260-4700
Imagine that a garage-rock band spent a week partying in Ibiza and then decided to make dance music. That’s the easiest way to describe Lemonade’s raw, often gritty electro-punk sound. Delorean’s sound is much glossier but packs the same euphoric energy (plus, you know, a Back to the Future reference).


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