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Dec '22

Wed

7

The Subterraneans

W/ Rai Thistlethwayte

7:00pm LazyBones

JH

Did you know that Rai Thistlethwayte is a sometimes member of Joe Satriani's band? I did not know that until I read this ticket page. The more you know.

Alannah Russack + Pete Campbell

7:00pm Gasoline Pony

Basil's Kite

W/ Justice Yeldham, Usta

7:00pm Hiway Bar

JH

Don't know who Basil's Kite are, but Justice Yeldham is great if watching a guy literally smash a sheet of glass against his face with contact mics attached is your thing. He's been at it for decades now. JY will never die, it would seem.

Pace Randolph

W/ Jayden Manton

7:00pm Hiway Bar

Milku

7:00pm The Lansdowne

NB:

Debut single launch

Phantoms

W/ Mauler, Kid Presentable, Cherish, Mud

7:00pm Hiway Bar

NB:

"Hell Is Empty" 7" release

Stand Atlantic

W/ RedHook

7:30pm Crowbar

Stuart Coupe Publicity’s Christmas Extravaganza

W/ Miguel Rios, Josie Laver, Mark Lucas, Anna Weather, Craig Lyons, Toria Richings, Wayne Gillespie

7:30pm The Midnight Special

Wolfmother

W/ The Black Cardinals

8:00pm Frankie's Pizza

JH

Apparently the revitalised Wolfmother, back in a three piece configuration, is a nice time! Frankie’s is getting replaced by a new Metro light rail station, so this is one of your last opportunities to give it a send-off

Terror Reid (USA)

8:00pm Metro Social @ The Metro Theatre

NB:

Hip hop side project from DJ/producer Getter

KOTA The Friend (USA)

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Jacob Collier (UK)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Thu

8

Buffalo Daughter

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

Two performances at 6:30pm and 8:15pm, entry by ballot allocation - enter the ballot via the website.

Jesse Redwing

7:00pm Low 302

NB:

"RUN DB" single launch

Michael Plater

W/ Nothing But Dust, Golden Fang

7:00pm Hiway Bar

HEVENSHE

W/ Annie Hamilton , Lozz Benson

7:00pm The Vanguard

Blood Blossoms

7:00pm LazyBones

NB:

'Fables' album launch.

Casual Fan

W/ Charlie Finn, Huck Hastings

7:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

Kendrick Lamar (USA)

W/ Baby Keem, Tanna Leone

7:30pm Qudos Arena

The Comet Is Coming (UK)

7:30pm Oxford Art Factory

Sammi Constantine

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Blue Divers

W/ Andrew Tuttle, Monica Brooks

8:00pm Mary's Underground

Natto Logico

W/ AnSO, Kermond

8:00pm The Chippo Hotel

Rehab Doll

W/ Lemonise, Sun Driver

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Jacob Collier (UK)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Swansea Hit and Run

8:00pm The Dock, Redfern

Nick Mackey

W/ Todd Kem, Lachlan Wells

8:00pm Brass Monkey

The Casanovas

W/ Plastic Bath, Downgirl, The Witching Hour

8:00pm Frankie's Pizza

Fri

9

Rah! Records Showcase

W/ IZZY N THE PROFIT, BEYOND DOPE, SCARECROW Ft. PYNE, 1 CHILLCHENEY, BOO LAWSON, GRIZZLY THE HERMIT, BIGGIE DEEZ, OLD MATE HAMB, MC WORMIE, VORISN

7:00pm MoshPit Bar

JH

Underground Australian hip hop label putting on a stacked end-of-year finale.

Julia Why

W/ Second Idol, Warren

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Last Quokka

W/ Downgirl, The Dreadful Tides

7:00pm The Duke of Enmore

CM

Anti-fascist punks from the most isolated city on the planet Last Quokka return with the second single off their forthcoming LP, due out in early 2023. Eat The Rich is a no-holds-barred, raucous, piss-taking commentary on the elitist private school boy wankers of Perth's 'golden triangle'.

Highways

7:00pm The Vanguard

NB:

DEBUT PERFORMANCE. Huge!! First-ever performance for Highways, a Sydney supergroup featuring Otto from sleepmakeswaves and steve, Lachie from DZ Deathrays, Steve de Wilde from Mammals, Keelan Butterick from Stare at the Clouds, and Michael Cardell.

The Sooks

W/ Flowermarket

7:00pm Vic on the Park

Art vs Science

W/ Mickey Kojak, Atlas Franklin Alexander

7:30pm Oxford Art Factory

JH

Huh, I played guitar in a band with Jim once upon a time. We did precisely one show. There we go! Who is Art vs Science in 2022? Who's gonna be turning up to this gig? I'm actually genuinely curious to see what their life lessons and musings have yielded forth to them when it comes to being a party band that got massive on the back of some silly songs that were the sound of three guys having fun. Keep an eye out for them on the SydneyMusic.net playlist and we can figure that out together.

R.M.F.C.

W/ Optic Nerve, Carnations

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Kendrick Lamar (USA)

W/ Baby Keem, Tanna Leone

7:30pm Qudos Arena

Kim Salmon & The Surrealists

8:00pm The Great Club

30 YEARS OF HARDWARE

W/ RICHIE HAWTIN, JOSEPH CAPRIATI, VICTOR RUIZ (LIVE), SAMA ABDULHADI

8:00pm Home Nightclub

JH

UPDATE: moved from the Hordern to Home Nightclub, starts later, greatly expanded lineup. "Hardware is the longest running producer of electronic shows in Australia and has been an innovative force when the company was established by Richie McNeill (DJ Richie Rich) in 1991" // Shoutout to Discord member MeaTTraY who sent me a Richie Hawtie DJ set which was an immersive minimal techno experience - absolutely brilliant. I feel like this would be a really special night celebrating a golden tradition of classic techno. Not EDM, not your million-bpm screech fests, but real, classic 90s techno.

Reliqa & Lune

W/ Heartline

8:00pm The Chippo Hotel

Marijannah

W/ Potion

8:00pm Crowbar

The Crystal Method (USA)

8:00pm Factory Theatre

PACEY, KING & DOLEY

W/ SOUTHERN JUNCTION

9:00pm Eastern Lounge @ The Roseville Club

Victoria

W/ The S-Bends

9:00pm Golden Barley Hotel

Black Dahlia

W/ Murder Club 87, Hugh M. Hominid

9:00pm Yulli's Brewery

Sat

10

Moss Girl

W/ Nikkita Dixon, Lora Keet, Giddy

2:30pm MoshPit Bar

NB:

"I'm a Barbie Bitch" EP launch

NORMFEST '22

W/ 1300, Gee Tee, Research Reactor Corp, Babitha, Annie Hamilton, CK & the 45s, Ziggy Ramo

3:00pm The Great Club

Good Pash Christmas Bash

W/ Baby Beef, Down Girl, Good Pash, Papa Pilko and the Binrats, Patamon, Sweetie

5:00pm Factory Floor @ The Factory

Horse Drawn Cadillac

7:00pm LazyBones

Ūla

7:00pm The Vanguard

NB:

"Full of Shit" tour

Elestial

W/ Teresa Green, Chasing Charlie

7:30pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Frankie’s Pizza Goes To Hell: The Final Campaign (Last Ever Show)

W/ Kissteria, Sabïre, Besomora, Dee Minor & the Dischords

8:00pm Frankie's Pizza

JH

And just like that, Frankie’s leaves us, after 10 years of the reliable knowledge of “well, Frankie’s is definitely open” when discussing next steps during an evening. You’ve probably noticed their hectic run of shows leading up to this, the culmination. Runs til 3:30am. Will likely be A Time.

Alec Benjamin (USA)

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Menace x Flowz

W/ Sesk x Luxury, Emcee Raj, Ray Pelaka

8:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

Salarymen

W/ The Brights

8:00pm Vic on the Park

Crow

W/ Bronwyn Eather Band

8:00pm Union Hotel

NB:

Two sets from the venerated legends best known for their three records released in the 90s. Andy Marks is back behind the kit.

Club Miramar II

W/ Miramar, Self Tape, 4ket

8:00pm The Chippo Hotel

JH

A party thrown by Miramar, who I don't know but I did see support act Self Tape play a set the other week and he played an absolutely sublime mix of dance music. I'm not going to go into sub-genres. You know how to use Bandcamp. Have a listen, reckon this will be a lovely night.

30 Years of Frenzal: The Art Show!

W/ Frenzal Rhomb, Operation Ibis, Sick Fizz & Outcest

8:00pm Crowbar

I Am Duckeye

W/ Terrificus, Long Hours, Happy Shadows

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Cold Heat

W/ Black Dahlia, Shadow Grinder

8:00pm Downgrade HQ

CM

A night of VHS Industrial and electronic post-punk (Cold/Heat ‘Walking Dead’ single release)

Chase Atlantic

W/ Running Touch, Xavier Mayne

9:00pm Hordern Pavilion

Skid Row (USA)

W/ Reckless Love (FIN), Wicked Smile

9:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

Sun

11

Manfredo Lament

4:30pm Union Hotel

The On and Ons

4:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

ZCluster

W/ Cheap Coffins, Enryka

7:00pm MoshPit Bar

Azealia Banks (USA)

7:00pm Enmore Theatre

Motor Club 87

7:30pm The Dock, Redfern

DJ Quik (USA)

W/ DJ Naika, DJ Tikelz

7:30pm Metro Social @ The Metro Theatre

Things of Stone & Wood (Acoustic)

8:00pm Brass Monkey

THE OFFSPRING (USA)

W/ SUM 41 (USA)

9:00pm Hordern Pavilion

Mon

12

NASHVILLE PUSSY (USA)

8:00pm Crowbar

Tue

13

Véronique Serret

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

Presenting "Prima Volta". Two performances at 6:30pm and 8:15pm, entry by ballot allocation - enter the ballot via the website.

Caribou (CAN)

W/ Adi Toohey, Lazywax

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Wed

14

Good Ramen

W/ L.A.R.M., Tawny Port

7:00pm The Vanguard

Jason Bruer & Hammerhead

7:00pm LazyBones

Davey Higgins & The Legendary Pants Men

W/ Glenn Musto, Fire Sky River Earth

7:00pm Gasoline Pony

NB:

"Ethereal-indie-folk-lofi-zen-punk" certainly has my attention

Safia

7:30pm Oxford Art Factory

JH

I recall these guys were doing Enmore Theatres at one point, so I'm going to guess this is a pre-cycle intimate couple of shows to road test some new material or something.

Sunset Rollercoaster 落日飛車 (TWN)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Dry Cleaning (UK)

9:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

NB:

Click the link if you want to see a confronting album cover

Thu

15

Going Under

7:00pm Mary's Underground

JH

"Going Under" is Mary's Underground's free live music event - first Thursday of every month. Joe Liddy and his Horse Friends are all time. Do go, it'll be a blast.

Jane Walker Trio

7:00pm LazyBones

Breaking Sound

W/ Mathilde Anne, Tayla, Imposters In Chrome, Rah

7:30pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

NB:

Emerging artists showcase by Breaking Sound Sydney.

The Kids Next Door

W/ Alpha Goose, Cøsmix

8:00pm The Chippo Hotel

Nick Griffith

W/ The Brights

8:00pm The Midnight Special

Infinite Dreams 002: Sydney Is Weirder Than You Think!

W/ TERRIFICUS, DR ROBOT 9000000, HUGH M. HOMINID

8:00pm Hiway Bar

JH

Epic lineup. No really, it's a great lineup. Absolutely demented acts, absolutely fantastic stuff. Get weird. Get along.

Satu in the Beyond

8:00pm The Great Club

L.Ä.R.M

W/ Grozny, Menace

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

James Norbert Ivanyi

W/ Omen Faustum, Stephen Taranto

8:00pm Crowbar

Jackson Carroll

W/ Rochelle Natoli, Nicola De Sensi

8:00pm Brass Monkey

Chase Atlantic

W/ Running Touch, Xavier Mayne

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Fri

16

Local Produce

W/ Great Job, Moonwood, The Future Thrills, Tom Ryder, Abbey Frances

6:00pm The Great Club

Straight Arrows

W/ GEE TEE, Histamine, Concrete Lawn, Boudiccca

7:00pm The House of Music & Booze

Raave Tapes

W/ Miramar, Land Systems

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Monstress

W/ Yasmina Sadiki, Ruffians

7:00pm Hiway Bar

Velvet Trip

W/ Eagle Eye Jones, Dead Witch, Amber Rose

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Milk! Records 10th Birthday Xmas Party

W/ Courtney Barnett, Hachiku, Jess Ribeiro, Kee’ahn, Lily Morris

7:30pm Oxford Art Factory

JH

Well the headline and the line-up says it all really doesn't it?

Garage Sale

W/ Twelve Point Buck, Drift

8:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

Pi’erre Bourne (USA)

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Above & Beyond (UK)

8:00pm Hordern Pavilion

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

8:00pm Sydney Opera House

Beijing Bikini

W/ AudioBox, The Hot Ness

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

The All Mother

W/ AUTOSUGGEST, DUKE OF RANDWICK

8:00pm The Chippo Hotel

Gloomie

W/ Bonetwister

9:00pm Vic on the Park

John 5

W/ JARED JAMES NICHOLS

9:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

Hobsons Bay Coast Guard

W/ Jasper & The Jokers

9:00pm Yulli's Brewery

Sat

17

Goldfish Smarts

W/ Speaking of Which, Rachel Guidice Band

3:00pm MoshPit Bar

The Peters

3:00pm Gasoline Pony

NB:

Peter O’Doherty, Peter Mitchell, Peter Doyle and Reg (Peter) Mombassa play some of their favourite songs!

THE PORKERS

W/ BIRDMAN (or the unexpected virtue of a Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover band), ANTY! (The Bennies), FAUX EFFECTS, WISHFUL THINKING, CHRIS DUKE & THE ROYALS, ESS-EM

5:00pm Mary's Underground

NB:

"Seven of the best local/interstate Ska & Punk acts." I think Birdman actually did get to do a gig for Tony Hawk or something? I haven't heard of Wishful Thinking since I saw them at Sonfest Christian Music Festival in 2004.

Milk! Records 10th Anniversary

W/ Courtney Barnett, Hachiku, Lily Morris, Ribeiro

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

Two performances at 6:30pm and 8:15pm, entry by ballot allocation - enter the ballot via the website.

Trenchknife

W/ Splinter, Slaughtercult, Skorn

7:00pm The Burdekin

The Bottlers

W/ The Owen Guns, The Strike-Outs

7:00pm Hiway Bar

NB:

Music video shoot for The Bottlers

Hands Like Houses

7:00pm Crowbar

An Othr Christmas Party

W/ Thunder Fox, Othrship, Rosie and the Quest, Gaia Rising

7:00pm Botany View Hotel

The Rions

W/ Molly Millington, The Good Love, Liquid Time, Chloe Dadd

8:00pm Dee Why RSL Club

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

8:00pm Sydney Opera House

The Clouds

8:00pm Factory Theatre

NB:

They're back!

Vera Blue

W/ Beks, Becca Hatch

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

PEEL

W/ The Melodrones

9:00pm Vic on the Park

Sun

18

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys

W/ Sweet Talk W/ Magic Nic & The General Electric, Jasper & The Jokers, Love Police DJs, Evening Record DJS, C&IW DJS

3:00pm The House of Music & Booze

Runners & the Young

5:00pm Gasoline Pony

NB:

Melbourne alt-country band formed in 1988. $5 show too!

Himalayan Metal Fest

W/ Screaming Marionette (NEP), CHRONIC, Chillaum

6:00pm Metro Social @ The Metro Theatre

Meshky

W/ Donna Amini, The Outliers

7:00pm MoshPit Bar

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

8:00pm Sydney Opera House

Mon

19

The Killers (USA)

W/ Alex Cameron

7:45pm Qudos Arena

Tue

20

SydneyMusic.net Merch Launch and Xmas Party!!

W/ Grupo DJs (Party Dozen and Arse), Potential DJs, Low Stakes, Otto (sleepmakeswaves / Highways), SydneyMusic.net DJs

6:00pm Crosstalk Records

NB:

Hello!!! We're doing a little event with some friends in Crosstalk Records' amazing new space. Come and say hi, drink some free beer, and have a nice time! We'll also have merch available for sale and good tunes playing.

Steve Hunter Band

7:00pm LazyBones

Wed

21

Wifey

W/ Jill Jackson, Simone East

7:00pm Gasoline Pony

Thu

22

Carla & Charlie's Holiday Hoedown

W/ Charlie Collins, Carla Wehbe, Charley, Cody Jon, Egoism, Gretta Ray, Hollie Col, Maddy Jane, Ned Houston, Salty, Sarah Wolfe, Xavier Dunn

0:00am Oxford Art Factory

NB:

Carle Wehbe and Charlie Collins and their bands host an all-star party of "loved originals, classic covers and holiday classics". Don't be a yee-hawmbug.

A VERY RADICAL CHRISTMAS

W/ RADICALS, Tahls, Electric Church

7:30pm MoshPit Bar

ARSE

W/ Chimers, Grand Final

7:30pm The Lansdowne

NB:

Last show of the year from ARSE and Chimers with DJ sets from Party Dozen, Pleasure & Scarpin.

Tommy Gunn

W/ Dead Routes

8:00pm The Royal

Fri

23

Lord Gladstone Christmas Party

W/ L.A.R.M., At Arm's Length, D.B.A.T.L.S., Mac the Knife, Memory Motel, Safford, Dial Up Modem, Doctor Robot

3:00pm The Lord Gladstone

NB:

Excellent local line-up! Great stuff!

THE KIDS

W/ Teresa Green, Reilz x Linea

7:00pm The Vanguard

Pescobar

W/ Red Revel

7:00pm LazyBones

NB:

Single launch

Mesmeriser

W/ SLIM JIMZ, Bronte Public House

7:30pm The Lansdowne

NB:

Billed as a Christmas party, and also as a ruckus. Ho ho ho.

Balkan Grill

W/ Magestic XI, Slack Punks

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Barley Passable

W/ Solarcoaster, Zink

8:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

Jacket Weather

9:00pm Vic on the Park

Sat

24

A Very Cringy Xmas

W/ Josh Shipton and the Blue Eyed Ravens, Doctor Robot, Benito Di Fonzo, Irene Nicola

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Tue

27

Chunk

W/ The Distractions

8:00pm Brass Monkey

Wed

28

Mayeflower

W/ St. Heartless, Necko

7:00pm LazyBones

Thu

29

Factory Preset

W/ Ollo, DJ Black, DJ Lars ollo

7:00pm Butchers Brew Bar

NB:

This line-up's affiliated with Clan Analogue, a collective of electronic musicians and DJs that started in Sydney in 1992, putting on many gigs and parties over the years.

Banana Farm

7:00pm LazyBones

NB:

There's always money in a banana stand, but is there in a banana farm?

Sy

W/ Charli Lucas, Nathan Foley, Jacob Turl

8:30pm The Lansdowne

Fri

30

In View

W/ Dirty Minds, Quaint

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Stalker (NZ)

W/ Sabire, True Believer, Livewire

7:30pm The Lansdowne

GRXCE

W/ Jacket Weather, Hatchling, Milky Wave

8:00pm The Chippo Hotel

Sat

31

NYE Jamboree

W/ Andy Golledge Band, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, Watty Thompson, Dead Witch, Bad Jeep Country, Jet City Sports Club, Swine

0:00am Marrickville Bowling Club

King Tide

W/ Trout Fishing In Quebec, Pat Powell, Oroana (DJ)

7:00pm LazyBones

Cool Sounds

W/ Thunder Fox, Suiix

8:00pm Vic on the Park

Jan '23

Wed

4

Thu

5

Aminé (USA)

W/ B WISE

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Magdalena Bay (USA)

9:00pm Oxford Art Factory

JH

This has a shot at being gig of the year, five days into 2023. Magdalena Bay are incredible! Familiarise yourself with their stuff on YouTube if you haven’t had the pleasure. Massive, interesting, intelligent, fun, sexy pop with an absolutely blender full of musical influences. Hyperpop, sure, but so much more besides.

Fri

6

Formidable Vegetable

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

A Little Something Missing

W/ Chasing Keiko, Hans Hubermann

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Scabz

W/ The Kids

9:00pm Vic on the Park

Sat

7

Twinkling Stars

W/ Glen and Glenda, Lord Esme

2:30pm MoshPit Bar

Beach Bar 2023

W/ Fasmwa (DJ), Deejay KoolBreeze, Lady Bacchanal

6:00pm Yarra Bay Sailing Club

NB:

An annual party in its 7th year, "throwing Afrobeats, Dancehall and Reggae like only Caribbean DJs can"

Canine

W/ Jalang, Crankees

8:00pm Red Rattler

DJY

Lex from Crankees and Seethin' is turning 40 and throwing a big do next month to celebrate - including Canine's first show in almost four years!

mclusky (UK)

8:00pm Oxford Art Factory

CW

THEY GOT MORE SONGS THAN A SONG CONVENTION SING IT

The Nethered

W/ Inga Lileström, Lars ollo (DJ)

8:00pm The Fusebox @ The Factory

NB:

New project by Alex Crowfoot from long running Sydney electronic duo ollo. Self-described comparisons: Grizzly Bear, Stereolab, David Sylvian, late period Talk Talk. Inga Lileström is a name we haven't heard in these parts in a long while, a singer-songwriter that came up amidst a very dynamic time in Sydney's music community in the mid- to late-2000s, with a number of releases on Groovescooter Records.

Flippin Kick Outs

W/ Alice Joy, Alice and The Bird

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Sun

8

BONNEY KAY AND THE BONAFIDES

4:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

Freddie Gibbs (USA)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Mon

9

Tue

10

Bicep (UK)

8:30pm Enmore Theatre

JH

You hear "Just" or "Glue" at a party and you roll your eyes because they're so ubiquitous but then you start dancing because they're just SO GOOD. Go take a look at their Printworks 2018 live show on YouTube (on Resident Advisor's channel) if you want to get a feel for what they're about.

Fri

13

Gala 6

W/ ENGRAVED, TOPNOVIL, SMACKED YOUTH, DISKUST, THE BLOODS, TWREKZ, THE BIFTERS, ONLY AT THE MOVIES, DECIMATOR, REKLEZZ, MUZZY

3:00pm Crowbar

Crank Williams & Patsy DeCline

W/ Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes, Tall Squeeze

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Tommy Gunn

W/ Kapulet, Harry Hilfiger, JS, 04Saiken

8:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

Sun

15

No Pressure (USA)

W/ Regulate (USA), AWOL

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Wed

18

No Pressure (USA)

W/ Regulate (USA), AWOL

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Thu

19

EMMA DONOVAN AND PAUL GRABOWSKY

7:00pm City Recital Hall

NB:

"The Old Rugged Cross", a one-night, two-legend tribute to country gospel.

Sunnyboys

W/ Painters & Dockers

7:30pm Dee Why RSL Club

Breaking Sound

7:30pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

NB:

Emerging artists showcase by Breaking Sound Sydney. More artists to be announced!

The Witching Hour

W/ Wicket Envy, Bridget Left to Burn, Amammoth

8:00pm Crowbar

Mayhem (NOR)

W/ Ulcerate (NZ), Werewolves

8:00pm Factory Theatre

Fri

20

Comeback Kid (CAN)

W/ Drain (USA)

7:00pm Crowbar

The Smart Folk

W/ The Golden Rail, The Autumn Hearts

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

Dappled Cities

7:30pm Oxford Art Factory

NB:

Holy holy holy hell, the lads are back with a new EP.

The Neptune Power Federation

W/ Seedy Jeezus, Tantichrist

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

Sat

21

Big Moist & the Smoking Durries

6:30pm The Bridge Hotel

HEAVY FEST

W/ Thrall, Mammons Throne, Terra Mortem, Maggot Cave, Wicked Sisters, Carnal Viscera, Foothills, Anoxia, Celestial Oath, Besomora

7:00pm The Vanguard

Marc Rebillet (USA)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

NB:

If the name doesn't ring a bell, google "Loop Daddy". Wildly charismatic, utterly ridiculous, and even inspirational, with improvised bangers for days.

The Neptune Power Federation

W/ Seedy Jeezus, Corpseswitch

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

Sun

22

Ace On Fire

W/ Durty Triix, Mid Life Crisis

5:00pm The Bridge Hotel

Marc Rebillet (USA)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Mon

23

Rachel Baiman (US)

8:00pm The Midnight Special

The Dead South (CAN)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Wed

25

Elise Walsh + Bella Groove

7:00pm LazyBones

KEHLANI (USA)

9:00pm Hordern Pavilion

JH

God I am VERY excited about this... "It Was Good Until It Wasn't" is an absolutely stunning record

Thu

26

Borderline Destruction

W/ UNEARTH, King Parrot, The Ascended, Complexant, Flaming Wreckage

8:00pm Crowbar

Fri

27

Daniel Champagne

7:00pm Paddo RSL

The Superjesus

W/ DALLAS CRANE

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Crocodylus

7:30pm Oxford Art Factory

NB:

"Muscle Memory" EP launch.

Sat

28

GLAM FEST

W/ Faster Pussycat, Wednesday 13, Eclipse, Enuff Z'Nuff, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff, Sisters Doll, Crosson, Dept. Of Gloom, Star Crazy

4:00pm Factory Theatre

WOEWARDEN

W/ Malignant Aura , Black Mountain

7:00pm The Vanguard

The Superjesus

W/ DALLAS CRANE

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Plini

W/ Protest The Hero, I Built The Sky

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Sun

29

MORTAL BLOW BIG BAND

4:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

Lucy Burke

W/ Reckless Empire

6:00pm The Vanguard

Mayumi Mullins

W/ The Stellas, Aleks Matic

7:00pm LazyBones

Feb '23

Wed

1

City & Colour (USA)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Fontaines D.C. (IRE)

8:00pm UNSW Roundhouse

BR

This is almost worth cancelling my honeymoon over. Irishmen Fontaines D.C are hot as hell right now, and I'll be wishing I was at this show while sipping pina coladas on Seminyak beach with my wife.

Fri

3

Extortion

W/ Straightjacket Nation, Primitive Blast, Rapid Dye, Demolition

8:00pm Crowbar

Sat

4

Backsliders

6:00pm The Vanguard

NB:

Blues band showcasing their FIFTEENTH album. Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil) is hitting the tubs.

Before the King

W/ Cosy Bosom

7:00pm Brass Monkey

NB:

Debut tour for first release "Yours Truly", namechecks Kehlani and SZA.

Me First & The Gimme Gimmes

8:00pm Metro Theatre

TEX AND TIM

8:00pm Factory Theatre

https://www.factorytheatre.com.au/event/tex-and-tim/

Tex and fucking Tim. Back at it. That price tag though, Jesus.

Sun

5

Tiny Moving Parts

W/ Eat Your Heart Out

7:00pm Mary's Underground

Cowboy Junkies (CAN)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Mon

6

Girl In Red (NOR)

7:30pm Metro Theatre

Phoebe Bridgers (USA)

8:00pm Hordern Pavilion

Tue

7

THE BACKSEAT LOVERS (USA)

8:00pm Factory Theatre

Thu

9

Yung Gravy (USA)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

NB:

Second show added!

Turnstile (USA)

W/ Speed

8:00pm Metro Theatre

JH

Tickets for this highly anticipated tour from the hardcore punk five-piece evaporated in seconds after going on sale. If you can get your hands on a ticket, I suspect this will be an all-time experience.

Fri

10

Redd Volkaert (USA)

6:00pm The Great Club

Yung Gravy (USA)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

NB:

Lock up ya mums (or take them to a VIP meet and greet, mums have got needs too).

Sat

11

Jamey Foxton

W/ Jesse Redwing, Chloe Kay & The Crusade

6:30am OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

NB:

Postponed from Nov 16.

Death of Guitar Pop (UK)

W/ Sunny Coast Rude Boys

7:00pm Paddo RSL

Sons of the East

W/ Amistat

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Thu

16

1000mods (GR)

W/ Jack Harlon and the Dead Crows, Iron Blanket

7:30pm The Lansdowne

The Lachy Doley Group

8:00pm Brass Monkey

Fri

17

Sat

18

Dog Trumpet

7:00pm Django Bar @ Camelot Lounge

JH

Well shit: all this time I've been entering gigs for Dog Trumpet completely oblivious to who they were... "Dog Trumpet is spearheaded by brothers Peter O'Doherty and Reg Mombassa who were founding members of iconic Australian band Mental As Anything"

Crashdiet

W/ Sisters Doll

7:30pm Crowbar

The Exploited (USA)

9:00pm Factory Theatre

Bad Religion

W/ Social Distortion

9:00pm Hordern Pavilion

Sun

19

Mon

20

Tue

21

Fri

24

HARDCORN

W/ FANGZ, SCABZ, MOUNTAIN WIZARD DEATH CULT, FATHER DEER HANDS, CRUCIAL TIMES & BILLY PUNTTON, THE MENTAL HEALTH PLAN

6:00pm The House of Music & Booze

FANGZ

W/ SCABZ, MOUNTAIN WIZARD DEATH CULT, FATHER DEER HANDS, CRUCIAL TIMES, BILLY PUNTTON & THE MENTAL HEALTH PLAN

6:00pm The House of Music & Booze

Kav Temperley

7:00pm The Vanguard

NB:

Eskimo Joe frontman playing trakcs from his new solo album and the EJ back catalogue. Dress code: Black fingernails, monkey-shit brown sweater. (Not officially.)

Henry Wagons & The Only Children

8:00pm The Great Club

Sat

25

Before the King

W/ Jacob Turl, Charli Lucas

7:00pm The Vanguard

Sun

26

Mon

27

Siamese (DNK)

W/ Patient Sixty-Seven, Traces

8:00pm Factory Floor @ The Factory

Tue

28

Del Amitri (UK)

0:00am Enmore Theatre

JH

No idea who this is but it's their "first Australian shows in more than thirty years": they have a smattering of charting singles including "Nothing Ever Happens", “Kiss This Thing Goodbye”, “Always The Last To Know” and “Roll To Me”. I'm still none the wiser, but I'm sure there's someone reading this that's frothing over having just discovered the show. So whoever you are, enjoy!

MAISIE PETERS (UK)

7:30pm Metro Theatre

NB:

Ed Sheeran support act's own headline show while in town. Moved from OAF to the Metro!

Mar '23

Wed

1

Charley Crockett & His Band

W/ CAITLIN HARNETT & THE PONY BOYS

7:00pm Factory Theatre

Thu

2

Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley

7:00pm Camelot Lounge

Heilung (GER)

7:00pm Big Top, Luna Park

NB:

Heilung is an experimental folk music band made up of members from Denmark, Norway, and Germany. Their music is based on texts and runic inscriptions from Germanic peoples of the Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Viking Age. Heilung describe their music as "amplified history from early medieval northern Europe"

Sat

4

Backstreet Boys (USA)

7:30pm Qudos Arena

Peaches (CAN)

8:00pm City Recital Hall

JH

Performing "The Teaches of Peaches" in full, celebrating the electroclash classic's 20th anniversary! I do appreciate that the ticket price is $69.

The Proclaimers (UK)

8:00pm State Theatre

Sun

5

Backstreet Boys (USA)

7:30pm Qudos Arena

Mon

6

Tue

7

Sacred Reich / Vio-lence With Special Guests

7:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

7:30pm City Recital Hall

Eilen Jewell & her band

W/ Lo Carmen

8:00pm Factory Theatre

Sacred Reich (USA) / Vio-lence (USA)

8:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

Carly Rae Jepsen (CAN)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

JH

CRJ's last tour in 2019 was one of the most anticipated pop events of recent Australian history. She'd completely skipped the continent with her instant classic E•MO•TION, and by the time she rolled around to tour Dedicated the fans were at fever pitch. And then the show was just... fine? Much the same as Dedicated is a forgettable quagmire, the show ran as a perfectly serviceable run through some well loved classics. Carly seemed oblivious to the excitement and depth of connection to her work, barely acknowledged the audience or band, and did a perfunctory run through the songs. To be honest, especially as (for the crowd) a long-anticipated Event To Be Remembered, the whole thing was completely forgettable. CRJ has returned with a new record that's definitely a step above Dedicated - let's see if she can actually deliver a connection with her fans this time.

Wed

8

Armand Hammer (USA)

7:30pm Oxford Art Factory

LC

The 2 legendary rap poets - ELUCID and Billy Woods - are gracing Sydney with their hypnagogic, ominous and enrapturing sounds! Coming off of their 2021 Alchemist-produced album 'Haram', the duo are at the centrepoint of a burgeoning experimental hiphop movement you don't want to miss.

KOKOROKO (UK)

8:00pm Factory Theatre

NB:

Our mates over at Astral People and Handsome Tours (hello friends) doing the lord's work bringing an awesome neo jazz/afrobeat collective out from the UK. Given the individuals concerned with putting the show on, and the fact that they don't tour a dud, I'm going to stick my neck out there and suggest you take a look into this one. – JH

Carly Rae Jepsen (CAN)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

JH

More!!!

Thu

9

Fri

10

MOM JEANS (USA)

W/ Microwave (USA)

7:00pm Factory Theatre

Saosin (US)

W/ ALT

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges (USA)

8:00pm Brass Monkey

Sat

11

BOSTON MANOR

W/ MOVEMENTS

7:00pm Factory Theatre

Sun

12

Moderat (GER)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

NB:

Moderat! Finally!! The pairing of German 00s electronic crossover pioneers Apparat and Moderat released their fourth record in 2021 and will be finally making it over here.

Mon

13

Florence and the Machine (UK)

W/ King Princess (USA)

7:30pm Qudos Arena

Tue

14

Mdou Moctar (NGA)

9:00pm Sydney Opera House

NB:

Tuareg psych rock band make a return to Sydney playing two night in the Utzon room

Wed

15

King Princess (USA)

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Mdou Moctar (NGA)

9:00pm Sydney Opera House

NB:

Tuareg psych rock band make a return to Sydney playing two night in the Utzon room

Thu

16

Kip Moore (USA)

W/ Randy Houser (USA)

8:00pm Hordern Pavilion

Fri

17

Sat

18

Spy v Spy

W/ Urban Guerillas

7:00pm Brass Monkey

MAT MCHUGH & THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS

7:30pm Factory Theatre

Teenage Dads

W/ Noah Dillon, Hallie

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Sun

19

My Chemical Romance (USA)

7:30pm Qudos Arena

Mon

20

My Chemical Romance (USA)

7:30pm Qudos Arena

Tue

21

Wed

22

Thu

23

Murray Cook's Soul Movers

7:00pm Brass Monkey

Fri

24

ROBERT HENKE (MONOLAKE) AND ELECTRIC INDIGO

8:00pm City Recital Hall

Sat

25

WILLIAM CRIGHTON & LIZ STRINGER

7:00pm Factory Theatre