Looking for something to do to celebrate Australia beating France this weekend? (we can dream, can’t we?) Our gig guide has you covered with a Sydney institution celebrating its birthday, local hip hop legends, a dance superstar in the making and one Australia’s finest up-and-coming acts.
Sydney comedy festival is in full swing this weekend but don’t let that distract you from all the awesome gigs happening around Sydney. Rising hip hop stars, a British techno producer and Indie rockers are all playing this weekend so no matter what your taste there’s something for you.
It’s beginning to get chilly here in old Sydney town, which means it’s the perfect weather to get nice and sweaty in a mosh this weekend. So if your heater is broken and you’ve lost all your jumpers, jump into the crowd at a Northern Folk, the Contortionist, Fan Girl or Tropical Fuck Storm gig; you’ll be warm in no time.
Everyone’s favourite farm-feel festival, Groovin The Moo, returned in 2018 with a massive line-up of local legends, like Paul Kelly and Grinspoon, mixed with some big international names, like Aminé, Portugal. The Man and Duke Dumont. Check out all the action on the greener pastures of Maitland.
Providing throwback lo-fi vibes and funk beats, Samuel Withers also known as SignBit and Saffron Mash will be one of the DJ’s providing the music at Backyard Opera’s Carpark Cocktail Party. Come down on Sunday the 29th of April from 3pm to have a cocktail and listen to Samuel do his thing.
Bringing her distinct brand of funk and disco, Honey Disco, AKA Sophia de Vries will be one of the DJ’s providing the music at Backyard Opera’s Carpark Cocktail Party. Come down on Sunday the 29th of April from 3pm to have a cocktail and listen to Sophia do her thing.
Couldn’t make it to Splendour in the Grass this year or miss out on tickets? Or maybe your one of the lucky ones who got a ticket but seeing your favourite artist just once isn’t enough. Fear not, the first round of sideshows have been announced!
It’s your favourite time of the week, Gig Guide time, and this week we have a whole host of new kids on the block making crazy big waves in the Sydney music scene. The only problem you’ll have this weekend is that you can’t see them all.
It seems the unseasonable autumn heat has transferred to Sydney’s music scene this week, with the likes of the Hard Aches, the Lockhearts, Pacific Avenue and Ocean Alley playing this weekend. Intrigued? Check out all the details below!
Kick back this weekend with the likes of K21, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, BUSY, Yemisul, Turmeric, Eagle Eye Jones, VelvetTrip, Husky and Hachiku gracing Sydney stages. Whether they’re new names or all time faves, it’s definitely worth diving in and trying some of these tasty sonic morsels.
Don’t waste all the left-over Easter chocolate. Smash it down and then burn off that sugar high with a gig this weekend. With amazing acts like Set Mo, Alex Lahey and many more amazing musicians playing all over town, we recommend getting out and amongst it all.
Sticky fingers are back, and if you weren’t kicking yourself that you didn’t go to Bad Friday 9 then we’re sure you are now. Breaking up in 2016, this unprecedented appearance of Sticky on the Bad Friday stage comes just days after they announced their regrouping on Instagram.
If the memory of sitting at home this time last year, surrounded by tin foil wrappers from a packet of Cadbury Crème Eggs, is haunting you, then we have a better idea to get you up and about. Check out an Easter gig (and maybe smuggle an egg or 2 in with you).
British producer Mr. Mitch releases the third instalment of his annual ‘devotion’ mixes. The British bass and grime music scene is one which generally celebrates the bangers – the songs with the hardest basslines and heaviest drums - the type of tunes that send crowds into a frenzy.
Vivid has announced its 2018 music line-up featuring an eclectic array of artists with the likes of Solange, Cat Power, Ice Cube and Dreams (A collaboration between Daniel Johns and Luke Steele) gracing the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
It’s one for the little guys this weekend, with up and comers taking over the stages of the Oxford Art Factory and Factory theatre this weekend. Immerse yourself in a new genre and crowd; you never know what you’ll get out of it.
It’s a big weekend for up and comers on the Sydney music scene, with all your favourite venues holding host to the best new talent from Australia and the world. Whether you’re boogying at the Days Like This festival, or grooving to the sounds of Jess Locke, Thievery Corporation or Willow Beats, it’ll be a guaranteed good time.
Your favourite Easter rave is back and better than ever in 2018. On Good Friday, March 30, all the best of Australia’s indie musicians and bands will make their way to Marrickville for the biggest block party in the Inner West.
References to Pokémon, Halal Snack Packs and Flume, “Cooked” the second single from Slim Set’s ‘Feed’ EP has it all. While the hype around Grime worldwide may be slowing down, it feels like Aussie grime is just warming up.
One of Australia’s finest DJ exports digs deep to deliver an eclectic mix for the Dekmantel podcast series. It can be argued that Francisco Inferno Orchestra, real name Griffin James, set the scene for the recent explosion of Australian electronic acts making it big overseas.
After a long evening of casual banter and insouciant debauchery, I’d found myself lying stomach down in a drunken sweat. Breathing hard like a plump corgi, I blindly scoured the perimeter of the mattress for my phone to provide some sonic distraction.
Ring in the new season with a whole host of shows playing around the city. With the Preatures playing Taronga, Rackett are playing Waywards and Death Bells are playing the Unicorn hotel, it’s time to brave the changing weather for all these amazing acts. There’s also a Sunday sesh of Mardi Gras proportions at Café Del Mar, so round out the weekend with a bang.
Former Bridezilla singer and current keyboardist for Alex Cameron, Holiday Sidewinder returns with “Tra$h Can Luv”, a delightfully retro sounding synth-pop track from her forthcoming debut solo EP of the same name.
All the big names have hit Sydney’s shores for a bumper weekend of live music and festival fun. Whether a chill night out with Alex the Astronaut or Seaside or a high-energy party at Sydney City Limits and Lil Uzi Vert is what you’re feeling, there’s a good time to be had out there for everyone.