You never know what you're going to get when popular child performers grow up. Miley Cyrus has re-invented herself as the poster child of shameless hedonistic pop. Justin Bieber is circling the Lindsay Lohan drain of catastrophic self-destruction. The Jonas Brothers (or, at least, Nick) are doing sexy Calvin Klein ads. And, now, Cody Simpson
is looking to make himself the Australian John Mayer. We like the path he's taking the most.
Cody played our Day Party at SXSW in March, and he's not the same baby-faced Australian pop star your little sister was blasting five years ago. Cody is all grown up, and he's peddling a mix of blues and reggae infused guitar rock that will make you leave any "former child stard" apprehensions at the door. Cody is growing up alongside his fans, and watching the maturation of this performer is a magical experience. It doesn't hurt when he puts on as great a set as this one.