SydneyMusic.net mascot Can Man loves a gig

Gig Guide Archive

"We have to go back, Marty!!!"

Yes, this is time travel.

Oct '22

Sun

2

Amends

W/ Greenwood, Satellites Were Set Alight

7:30pm Crowbar

NB:

Free Crowbar show with Western Sydney's Amends topping the bill, alongside emo rock band Greenwood and Satellites Were Set Alight (featuring members of Above Below, Speakeasy and Recovery Room)

A Rose For Jade

W/ Biopology, St Heartless, Kitty Don't Bite

6:00pm Hiway Bar

Shady Nasty

W/ BAYANG (Tha Bushranger), Gyrate

6:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

Jazz+

W/ HAZTET, AXOLITTLE, SUBJECTIV

6:00pm The Lansdowne

NB:

A brand new event series from Sydney's iconic institution 505 (of the former venue of the same name). This is the launch show for a new brand new series of jazz gigs that will be happening every Sunday at The Lansdowne. Free entry.

Sat

1

Nia Archives (UK)

9:00pm Mary's Underground

DS

Playing at Listen Out fest as well. This is her sideshow!

51st Avenue

W/ Krave, Weightless, Live Like Animals, Maxwell Jxhn

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Nunchukka Superfly

W/ The Hot Ness

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Teenage Joans

W/ Debbies

8:00pm Crowbar

Bayley and the Liquid Squid

W/ The Ginger Bakers, Silky Roads

8:00pm The Chippo Hotel

Finnoguns Wake

W/ Cankees, Muscle Mary

8:00pm The Duke of Enmore

NB:

Free front bar show!

50 Million Beers

8:00pm Butchers Brew Bar

JH

50 Million Beers are an iconic Inner West institution and you should see them at least once. They've been at this a while, they crush at exactly what their brief is (Americana, Blues, Rock 'n' Roll), and their significant audience of devotees rule.

Confession

8:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

NB:

Band of Michael Crafter (I Killed The Prom Queen, Carpathian, Bury Your Dead)

McDermott & North

W/ Rin, Manning

8:00pm Hiway Bar

River of Snakes

W/ No Cake, The Walk on By

7:30pm Union Hotel

The Darrans

W/ Punish, Tantichrist, Birthday Raven, Smitty & B. Goode

7:00pm Marrickville Bowling Club

Kitschen Boy

W/ Jet City Sports Club, Aloe Vera

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Peach PRC (18+)

W/ Yorke

6:30pm Oxford Art Factory

Sonic Gravy

W/ Black Rheno, Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams, High As Hell, Hypergiant, Master Leonard, Wicked Sisters

5:00pm The Vanguard

Peach PRC (all ages)

W/ Yorke

3:00pm Oxford Art Factory

NB:

Matinee show.

Ukebebe's 10th Birthday

2:30pm Waverly Park

JH

Calling all families with young children! This is a "jazz for kids" event comprised entirely of original compositions intended to pique kids' interests in music. This looks dope - SydneyMusic is for everyone!

Sep '22

Fri

30

Late Night Rock Club

W/ Dust, Finnoguns Wake

11:30pm The Lansdowne

NB:

Dust rule. This series of gigs rules. It being free rules. It being late rules. We love you Heartsville Music Group!

Canned Heat

W/ Sun Creeps, Mimi the Desert Pearl, Stickshift

9:00pm Yulli's Brewery

NB:

Free show in a brewery in an industrial area! Canned Heat is a weekly series of Friday night gigs.

Bonnie Grace Vargas

W/ Hatchling

9:00pm Union Hotel

Christan Values

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Congratulations, this is the most difficult to find band ever. Good work.

The Ritzy Kids

8:00pm The Bridge Hotel

JH

A bunch of young bucks playing their first gig ever at the Bridge. Apparently they formed in 2020 and were going to do their first show with Luca Brasi, but then the pandemic happened. Hell of a wait. Hope it's a fun one lads!

The Wattles

8:00pm Vic on the Park

NB:

Free front bar show!

Garry David

W/ Small Town Incident, Juno Point

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

sleepmakeswaves

W/ Closure In Moscow, Tangled Thoughts Of Leaving

8:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

JH

RESCHEDULED AGAIN. At long last, the much-delayed "These Are Not Your Dreams" tour takes place. Feel feelings! Wear earplugs!

Scott & Charlene's Wedding

W/ The Melodrones, SGSC

7:30pm The Lansdowne

5 Bands for 5 Bucks

W/ Hunting Thompson, Trillion, Terra Pines, Foxlore, Flint Violet

7:30pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Erra

W/ Diamond Construct, the Gloom in the Corner

7:30pm Crowbar

Noon Shift

W/ The Sooks, The Blue Tongues

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Turtle Skull

W/ Greyhound, Black Aleph

7:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

DS

Turtle Skull: A really unique blend of doom and happy psych. Get ready to lose yourself in their music. Greyhound does doomy post-rock with a really impressive instrumental variety and texture.

Thu

29

Aaron Blakey 4tet

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show

12 Bar Dudes

8:00pm Butchers Brew Bar

NB:

'Shake Off The Blues' EP Launch

The Grogans

W/ Clews, Jet City Sports Club

8:00pm Beresford Upstairs

NB:

Free gig!

Gene Gibson

W/ Bad Absalom, Future Thrills

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Benson Boone (USA)

W/ Carla Wehbe

7:30pm The Lansdowne

S.Miles

W/ Toque, Terrificus

7:30pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

NB:

Single / video launch for "Today Is The First Day of The Rest of Your Life"

Skyscraper Stan And The Commission Flats

7:30pm Mary's Underground

Eagle Eye Jones

W/ Sloan Peterson

7:00pm Oxford Art Factory

Get Folked

7:00pm LazyBones

DS

Lineup TBA. Regular folk music event held at LazyBones on L1 in a restaurant setting.

Green Room

6:30pm Brass Monkey

NB:

Cronulla band playing a local show!

Wed

28

BLXST (USA)

8:00pm Metro Theatre

JH

Pronounced "Blast". A longtime West Coast workaholic who has exploded onto the pop culture map in the last couple of years. Feature appearances on the recent Kendrick Lamar, Kehlani and Rick Ross albums have done a lot to boost his profile.

Tue

27

Harry Tinney Trio

W/ Fujisaki/Geddes/Tsamouras

8:00pm Butchers Brew Bar

NB:

Melbourne jazz trio performing original music at this bar out in Dulwich Hill!

Jhana Allan

W/ Nick McClean Experience

7:00pm Hiway Bar

NB:

"Passing Shadow" EP launch

Ben Challenger

W/ Gigi and Jon

7:00pm The Vanguard

Sun

25

Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show

Jack of Hearts

W/ Dirty Mindsets, Elleirah Moon

7:00pm MoshPit Bar

Catherine Traicos

W/ Eyles

7:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Sabbath Sessions

W/ Days of Deceit, Kontrasto

7:00pm Frankie's Pizza

The Plot In You (USA)

W/ Erra

6:30pm Factory Theatre

IRK ERX, Evil Roomers & X

W/ Grey Rocks, Slack Punks

6:30pm Crowbar

NB:

IAN ROBERT KRAHE (1957-78) was punk rock pioneer at the forefront of the birth of Australian rock, before his tragic death in 1978. His dynamic, intense and irreverent approach to guitar left its mark upon the music of Evil Roomers and X and earned him a place in Australian rock history. This gig will be celebrating the life, music and legacy of Ian on the day of his 65th birthday. His music will be performed by his guitar brother Geoff Holmes (Evil Roomers, X, Wildcat Tamers, Scattered Order) and Jim Dickson (Radio Birdman, The Survivors, The Passengers, Pubert Brownfridge) and John Butler (X) as well as Ian Krahe’s nephew - Luke Alan Edwards (Slack Punks)

TRUCK

5:00pm The Bridge Hotel

NB:

Featuring Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) and Andy McLean (Horsehead) - single launch for 'Unconventionally Rising'

Mortal Blow Big Band

4:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

NB:

Free show. Someone fill us in on what this is?

Moussa Diakite Trio

4:30pm Union Hotel

NB:

Two sets. Free front bar show

Miau

W/ Trish Young, Juno Point

4:00pm Gasoline Pony

Sat

24

In Hearts Wake (18+)

W/ RedHook, Pridelands, Banks Arcade

9:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

Honey 2 Honey

9:00pm Golden Age Cinema & Bar

JH

Album launch show for their absolutely brilliant album "To Water A Road"! Free show, recommend checking this out!

Salarymen

W/ Eagle Ray

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Single launch for new single 'Young Guns'. Eagle Ray is the new solo project of Tom Kell from PEEL, performing with a full band.

White Knuckle Fever

W/ Terrificus, Robot God, Clown Bride

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

The Black Cardinals

W/ StarCrazy, Paint Job

7:30pm Hiway Bar

Pocketwatch

W/ Euterpe, Polly

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

The Whitlams

W/ Perry Keyes, Custard

7:00pm Enmore Theatre

AN ENBY EVENING

W/ Gaia Rising, Cassy Judy, The Friends of Chaos

7:00pm Recycletastic

NB:

Recycletastic on Enmore Road are starting to do shows! Fundraiser for No Milk in My T, a trans support organisation.

Velvet Trip

W/ Moussa Diakite & Wassado, Lux Trevis

7:00pm The Vanguard

In Hearts Wake (Early Show)

W/ RedHook, Pridelands, Banks Arcade

5:30pm Manning Bar, USYD

NB:

I thought the early show would be All Ages but it says it's 18+...????

Michael Crafter

W/ Suppressant, Body Melt, Numbskull

3:00pm MoshPit Bar

Fri

23

Late Night Rock Club

W/ Pash, Sylvia

11:30pm The Lansdowne

JH

Free. Late. Loud. Great. <3

Flowers For Jayne

W/ The Blindfolds, The Resurrection Men

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

Dande and The Lion

W/ In Good Hands, The Bernies

8:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

Pennywise (USA)

W/ Circle Jerks (USA)

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Terror Bite

W/ Wicked Envy, Bayley and the Liquid Squid

8:00pm The Great Club

Boo Seeka

W/ Sumner, Micra

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Mammal

W/ King Of The North

8:00pm Factory Theatre

Cameron Cusack

W/ Aimee Hannan, Ronnie Joudo

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

Brotherhood Tour

W/ MLBRN, Say True God, AMuthaMC

7:30pm Mary's Underground

Grozny

W/ Boiling Hot Politician

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

NB:

Free show!

Machiniso

W/ The Men From Uncle, Oscar Jennings, Gemfish Cleopatra

7:00pm Knox St Bar

False London

W/ The Cassettes

7:00pm The Vanguard

After Hours

W/ Manning

7:00pm Hiway Bar

NB:

'In Case I Don't See Ya' EP Launch

MD Horne

7:00pm The Black Swan Bar

JH

Free show, with two sets! And hello to the Shire, our first gig listing for your part of Sydney! Joining Mark will be special guests including Driza Dickinson, Andy Hallett and Carrie Phillis.

Gyrate

W/ Ex-Citizen!, NEIS, Hugh M. Hominid

7:00pm The House of Music & Booze

Bones Atlas

W/ Jasper & the Jokers, Lethal

7:00pm Brass Monkey

Thu

22

Balko

W/ Florange

8:00pm The Royal

Aaron Blakey 4tet

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show

Hotel

W/ August Auzins

8:00pm The Midnight Special

JH

"Female fronted, ethereal, post-punk five piece". Are launching a recent single - a "spooky, 60's inspired" track, apparently.

Creed Bratton (USA)

7:30pm Factory Theatre

NB:

Turns out that the guy from The Office (US) is also a blues rock musician who played with a band called The Grass Roots back in the 70s. SydneyMusic.net's gig guide: helping you with music trivia since 2022!

Andrew Tuttle

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

Andrew previously created works under the name Anonymeye and will performing works from his new album Fleeting Adventures. Free show, two performances at 6:30pm and 8:15pm, entry by ballot allocation - enter the ballot via the website.

Wed

21

Val Moogz

W/ Suami Amabel, Moondog

7:00pm The Vanguard

USYD Battle of the Bands ft. The Jezabels

6:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

JH

The Jezabels, I am informed, played their first ever gig at the USyd BotB in 2007. And so here they are, headlining the same event in 2022. That's a cute vibe! The finalists play from 6-9pm, then the Jezzies are on a bit after that.

Tue

20

KANE BROWN (USA)

W/ Blanco Brown, Restless Road

8:00pm Hordern Pavilion

A.GIRL

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

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

Mon

19

Nathan Foley

W/ Reece Milton (NZ)

7:00pm The Vanguard

Sun

18

Euterpe

W/ Eliott Road, Dial Tone

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

Teddy Swims (USA)

W/ Cap Carter

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show

Foothills

W/ Wicked Sisters, Celestial Oath

7:00pm MoshPit Bar

NB:

EP launch

NB:

EVIL TWIN is "EVILan afternoon of weird experimental music live in our lounge room", experimental vs improvised live terror within improvised noise – sibling to the long-standing regular EVIL night at MoshPit

The Petrov Affair

W/ Clear

5:00pm Gasoline Pony

Highfalutin + Hollie Matthew Band

4:30pm Union Hotel

Falutin

W/ Hollie Matthews Band

4:30pm Union Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show

Sat

17

Late Night Rock Club

W/ Frozen Planet 1969, Robot God

11:59pm The Lansdowne

Dazed

W/ Before the King, Xandos

9:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Upstairs gig!

The Blamers

W/ Tombeau & The Idiots

9:00pm Vic on the Park

Phonographics

W/ Stressless

9:00pm Union Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show

Triple One (DJ Set)

W/ FLORIAN'S LOVE SHACK

8:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

Vanilla Gorilla

W/ Dead Crow, Kashmir Lane

8:00pm The Great Club

Stella's Ghost

W/ Pastuzo, Whippy

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Tony Hadley

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

NB:

As in, the guy from Spandau Ballet

Dead Witch

W/ Pan Pacific Grand Prix, Crotch

8:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

NB:

Crotch: featuring Body Type's Soph McComish & Sweetie's Lil Keenan

Teddy Swims (USA)

W/ Cap Carter

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Jet City Sports Club

W/ Organs, Euterpe

7:30pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

Halfway

W/ The Aerial Maps , Bryan Estepa

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

Noir City

W/ Creep Features, Satin Cali, Sputnik Sweetheart, The Sooks, Local Safari

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Montaigne + Becca Hatch

7:00pm Opera Bar

Crêam Söda

W/ Straight To A Tomb, Dark Horse, Cruel World

7:00pm Hiway Bar

All Excess

W/ Blussh, Camino Gold

6:00pm Frankie's Pizza

The Chamberlains

W/ Machine On A Break, Simon Voo

3:00pm MoshPit Bar

SunBurn Lite

W/ Nunchukka Superfly, Astrodeath, Planet Of The 8s, Lucifungus, Mountain Wizard Death Cult, Yanomamo, Hydranaut, Hekate, Amammoth, The Ending, Mourners

1:00pm Crowbar

JH

I love doom / stoner rock band names. They make me happy.

Fri

16

LPR Sydney showcase w/ Moonwood

W/ Apricot Ink, St.Humain

9:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Upstairs gig. LPR Sydney showcase.

Stevan

9:00pm Vic on the Park

NB:

"Crash Parties" single launch

Thelma Plum

W/ Graace, Jem Cassar-Daly

8:00pm UNSW Roundhouse

Bad Neighbour

W/ RADICALS, Deadshowws

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

The Durham Project

8:00pm Butchers Brew Bar

NB:

Album launch

Yumi Zouma (NZ)

8:00pm Oxford Art Factory

JH

Lowkey, breezy New Zealand pop. Their latest record is really lovely. Chuck it on and see if it's your thing.

Truckload of Sky: The Music of David McComb (The Triffids)

8:00pm Factory Theatre

NB:

This is an interesting one. A night of unreleased music by David McComb, performed by friends of his inc. members of The Triffids and Black-eyed Susans. Apparently they've done an album of the songs that had never been put to tape. Kind of surreal.

Talismanic

W/ Alice Joy, The MacGuffins

8:00pm Hiway Bar

The Beths (NZ)

W/ Hans Pucket

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Bastardizer

W/ Oar, Wicked Sisters, Post Human

8:00pm Crowbar

Birthday Raven

W/ Sketch Method, Dip, Final Girls

7:30pm Hiway Bar

JH

They're launching their new single... wait for it... it's called... "Blue Shell The 1%". Hey speaking of, has anyone noticed that Facebook events now don't hyperlink to the tickets? They're so bitchy about wanting a cut that they make you copy and paste the URL into a new tab. So petty!

DOWNGIRL

W/ THE SHRUGS, LARISKA

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

NB:

Downgirl rule!!

Landon Tewers (USA)

W/ GHOST ATLAS (USA)

7:30pm The Lansdowne

At Arms Length

W/ A False Sense of Hope, Manfredo Lament

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Single launch

Gerrard Buttigieg

W/ The Blue Tongues, Bourke's

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Terra

W/ The Comfort, Wolf & Chain

7:00pm The Vanguard

Thu

15

Reece Mastin

W/ Whiteford

8:00pm Crowbar

NB:

I'm guessing Westfield was booked out ... ?

Isabella Manfredi

W/ Eluera

8:00pm The Royal

Aaron Blakey 4tet

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show

HOODOO GURUS

8:00pm Hordern Pavilion

AS

It's a good idea to witness Hoodoo Guru's godlike harmonised vocals at least once in your life.

Dave Sattout Band

W/ Lou Peake & Richard Cuthbert

8:00pm Butchers Brew Bar

Edgecliff

W/ Smoki Mirror, Kingdom Calm

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Cobweb (NPL)

W/ rabin wagle, Thakali says /mady Shrestha

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Tired Girl

W/ Baby Beef, Elmo Aoyama

8:00pm The Midnight Special

JH

EP launch. This looks like fun!

Dora Jar

7:30pm The Lansdowne

JH

This appears to be a hotly anticipated last minute announce. Dora Jar is an American "bedroom pop" musician that is supporting Billie Eilish on a bunch of dates. Tickets go on sale Tuesday 28/8, and from the sound of the terse PR copy on the ticket, they're going to go quickly. Does anyone know anything about Dora Jar? Tell us about her in our Discord, we'd love to hear from you!

Marianas Trench (CAN)

7:30pm Factory Theatre

Billie Eilish (USA)

W/ Sampa The Great

7:00pm Qudos Arena

Melanie Dyer

W/ Caitlyn Shadbolt, Heath Lancaster

7:00pm Mary's Underground

Na Noise (NZ)

7:00pm The Vanguard

JH

First trip over the ditch for this NZ three piece self-described "fuzz trio". They're being brought over by Third Eye Stimuli Records, who have put out albums by The Laurels, Sunfruits and newcomers PEEL. Gonna guess some shoes may be gazed in the making of this performance.

Elsy Wameyo

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

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

Wed

14

Mean Jeans (USA)

W/ The Unknowns

8:00pm Crowbar

Billie Eilish (USA)

W/ Dora Jar

7:00pm Qudos Arena

Sampa The Great

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

Um... huge????? Usual deal - by ballot only, check the website, two shows: 6:30pm & 8:15pm

Tue

13

Billie Eilish (USA)

W/ Dora Jar

7:00pm Qudos Arena

Sun

11

SIGHTLESS

W/ BLUE SARAH TONIN, THE VALIENS, A ROSE FOR JADE

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

Josh Shipton and the Blue Eyed Ravens

W/ The Siren Of Silence, The Violet Bard

8:00pm Town & Country

NB:

Free front bar gig

Life's Ill

W/ Falcifer, Facecutter, Recast

5:00pm Crowbar

T. Lopea & International Men of Mystique

W/ Melita, Elysaé

5:00pm LazyBones

Bonnie Kay & The Bonafides

4:30pm Union Hotel

FREE-KIN WEEKEND

W/ CHARLIE GRADON

1:00pm Factory Theatre

JH

Seems to be an ever-so-often daytime outdoor live courtyard thing? Btw the DJs for some of the other weekends are really nice, but we haven't got to covering parties yet!

Sat

10

Loose Fit

W/ Potential

9:00pm Union Hotel

NB:

Absolutely stellar lineup. Do this. Free front bar show

UPSIDE DOWN MISS JANE

W/ SUNBURST, LORD ESME

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

Thy Art Is Murder (USA)

W/ Carnifex (USA), Malevolence (UK), I AM (USA)

8:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

Jo Fabro

W/ Alice Terry

8:00pm The Great Club

PRIVATE FUNCTION

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

NB:

Free?? I think??

Andy Martin

W/ Buffalo Paradise, GRXCE

7:00pm Hiway Bar

LAHi and the diks

W/ Dear Scarlette, The Causeway

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

All Excess

W/ Raising Ravens, Downgirl, Tshitaki, Nunchukka Superfly

7:00pm Frankie's Pizza

NB:

Free weekly night

The Patsy Recliners

W/ Metho Chooks

3:00pm Gasoline Pony

Sounds like Winter

W/ The Owen Guns, Flint Violet

3:00pm MoshPit Bar

Fri

9

Toby Martin (with band)

W/ Chiara Kovac

9:00pm Union Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show. That's Toby Martin from mid-2000s Sydney indie rock band Youth Group.

Yes I'm Leaving

W/ Snape, Potential

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

JH

Yes I'm Leaving: scorching full-blooded eardrum-shattering yob rock. Snape: big guitars with big hearts. Potential: "darkwave doom throuple from so called Sydney". Heckin' yes.

Straightjacket Nation

W/ Primitive Blast, G2G

8:00pm Oxford Art Factory

beabadoobee (USA)

W/ Molly Payton

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Mimi Webb (UK)

W/ Sam Fischer

8:00pm Metro Theatre

POP WILL EAT ITSELF

W/ SNOG

8:00pm Factory Theatre

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys

W/ C.O.F.F.I.N

8:00pm The House of Music & Booze

JH

Have you noticed? There's a new music venue in town! The House of Music & Booze in St Peters has started putting on gigs after a couple of months of soft trials. Great local line-up of C.O.F.F.I.N, who have spent a lot of time on the road with Amyl & The Sniffers. Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys are a robust crew of alt-country stalwarts who I'm pretty sure could lay claim to having played every bar in town. Plan your trip, check out a new space. Good stuff.

Rebecca Black (USA)

W/ Charley

8:00pm Metro Social @ The Metro Theatre

JH

Rebecca Black. Yes, "Friday". Yes, THAT "Friday". Now an evolving pop artist in the ever shape-shifting world of hyperpop: a remix by Dylan Brady (100 gecs) certainly suggests some recognition in the world. I have no idea what kind of performance she's doing - and note this is Metro Social, not the main room. Might be an interesting pop gig to check out though!

Rufino and the Coconuts

7:45pm Hiway Bar

Slow Cinema

W/ The Minties, LaHi and the Diks

7:30pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

Flippin' Kick Outs

W/ The On and Ons

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

Moth King

W/ Florange, Brendon Moon

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Alibii

W/ Dimi, Teresa Green, Jordan Kenny

7:00pm The Vanguard

The Night Packers

W/ The Jackson Markles

4:30pm Union Hotel

Thu

8

Pinheads

W/ Finnogans wake

9:00pm Union Hotel

Andy Martin

W/ Leonie Kingdom

8:00pm The Royal

ELECTRONIC BODY MUSIC #2

W/ BUZZ KULL, V (GER), RBRNRSE, MACHINES MAKING MACHINES

8:00pm Crowbar

JH

Buzz Kull is awesome darkwave stuff. Really enjoyed the album from a couple of years back. I don't know the rest of the lineup, but Buzz Kull are great.

H.E.A.T. (SWE)

W/ Crazy Lixx

8:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

Forward Fox

W/ For Life, Land Systems

8:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

HARI KARI

W/ TALLULAH, STAR GENERATION

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

MJ Deluxe

W/ Tacenda

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Downstairs show

Packing Dhaka

W/ Vinyl 45, Pseudo Club

7:00pm LazyBones

NB:

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

Wed

7

The Subterraneans

8:30pm LazyBones

Sam Shinazzi

W/ Ben Leece

8:00pm The Midnight Special

At Arms Length

W/ The Corners

7:00pm The Vanguard

Tue

6

Alpha Goose

W/ Safford, The Polymics, Pitt

7:00pm The Vanguard

Agung Mango

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

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

Sun

4

STATE CHAMPS

W/ THE MAINE, HOT MILK, PAPERWEIGHT

8:00pm UNSW Roundhouse

EVIL #26

W/ DIRK THE JERK AND THE WORKS, JOCHEN GUTSCH, HEATHER VOMITS UP GOD, THE RAVENESQUE TRIO

7:00pm MoshPit Bar

NB:

God bless we love you MoshPit Bar. Keep being you.

HANDSOME YOUNG STRANGERS

4:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

NB:

Free show!

The Villebillies

W/ Grand Baxter

4:00pm Gasoline Pony

Sat

3

Ultracrush

W/ Gloomie

9:00pm Union Hotel

NB:

Free front bar show

Lora Keet

W/ Single Youth, Samara Ruby

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

Hops & Dreams

W/ Adam Newling, Iain T. McKelvey & The Midnight Tangos, Maia Toakley

8:00pm Vic on the Park

NB:

Yes it's a beer festival

Sasquatch (USA)

W/ Pieces of Molly (NZ)

8:00pm The Vanguard

Rob Snarski and Lindy Morrison

8:00pm The Great Club

NB:

Rob Snarski (of The Blackeyed Susans) and Lindy Morrison (who needs no introduction, unless she does, in which case The Go-Betweens and you'd better get on that). Also featuring members of The Triffids and Rebecca's Empire, with guest vocalists Peter Milton Walsh (The Apartments) and Jessica Black (of Jep & Dep, which is a folk duo with Gerling's Darren Cross)

Circles

W/ The Omnific, Future Static, Heartline

8:00pm Crowbar

ENOLA

W/ Solo Career, Black Dahlia

8:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

Eggy

W/ The Stroppies

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Jurassic

W/ Nocturnal Animals, Deadshowws

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Hilltop Hoods

W/ Elsy Wameyo

7:00pm Qudos Arena

White Dog

W/ Sour Cream

4:00pm MoshPit Bar

Cosmic Boogie

W/ Andrew Wowk (DJ), Fly Waves (DJ), Karmel Jäger (DJ), Lachy MacNeill (DJ), Meat Tray (Live), Rubio (DJ), Sofia Gonzales (DJ)

3:00pm The Lord Gladstone

JH

An early version of the SydneyMusic.net website had a "rave finder", where we tried to give pointers on the best party collectives doing stuff around town. We'll try find a way to get that back on the site - it was a useful resource, but we need more people in the know to help us track down where the good stuff is! In the meantime... Gladdy parties are a good time, and Cosmic Boogie comes recommended to us. Runs til 3am.

Fri

2

Presque Vu

W/ Sondar

10:00pm Vic on the Park

Trash Springfield

W/ Clique Petit, Lazuli Mood, Blood Blossoms

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

Panic! At The Metro

W/ Aburden, Closure, Alera, Finding Better Health

8:00pm Metro Social @ The Metro Theatre

NB:

Panic! At The Metro is a monthly punk/hardcore night. Their first show had a strong lineup, and despite not knowing anything about these bands I'm going to take a punt and guess these folks know what they're doing. If you know more than us about these bands, drop us a line. We'd love to hear your take and we can post it here instead!

Dreamers Crime

W/ 51st Avenue, Wolf Creek

8:00pm Crowbar

Sir Archer

W/ Vast Hill, Jacket Weather

7:30pm The Lansdowne

The Kids

W/ Teresa Green , Dysfunction

7:30pm The Great Club

Fist Full Of Rock

W/ The Angels, Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo, The Poor

7:00pm Enmore Theatre

The Sooks

W/ Tawny Port, The Toothpicks

7:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

Black Jesus

W/ Post Truth, Darkhorse, The Plague, 12Gauge Rampage

7:00pm Hiway Bar

Kian

W/ Becca Hatch, Sollyy, Dylan Atlantis, Friday*

7:00pm Mary's Underground

JH

Ascending next crop stuff. If you want to dip your head into what the pop kids are coming up with, this could be your opportunity.

Woodlock

W/ Leonie Kingdom, Lawson Hull

7:00pm The Vanguard

Club Halifax

W/ Paint Job, ALIBII

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Thu

1

Broham

W/ The Hollywood Waltz

9:30pm Frankie's Pizza

Katie Rosewood

W/ Swam, Betty

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

The Beefs

W/ Bronte Public House

8:00pm The Royal

K. Walsh

W/ Pan Pacific Grand Prix (solo)

8:00pm The Midnight Special

Yawdoesitall

W/ Sollyy, Dylan Atlantis

8:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

Crooked Colours

W/ Pacific Avenue, Kinder

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

Diver

W/ Polar Eyes, Lariska

7:30pm The Lansdowne

Going Under

W/ Fig, Babitha

7:00pm Mary's Underground

JH

New free monthly night at Mary's Underground called "Going Under" promises a curated series with - and I stress, we're promised but I cannot speak to the accuracy of the claim - "special guests, one off collaborations and all sorts of other crazy shit". We'll keep an eye out.

LaHi and the diks

W/ Alpha Goose, Turpentine Babycino

7:00pm LazyBones

JD Burgess Band

7:00pm Gasoline Pony

NB:

Also free... I think ... ?

Luke Howard

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

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

Aug '22

Wed

31

The EJT

W/ Matt McMahon, Foshe

8:00pm LazyBones

Darling Don

W/ Raintalker, The Lemurettes, WatchGlass

7:00pm Gasoline Pony

NB:

Free...? I think ... ?

Tue

30

Cutthroat Kelly

W/ Jordan Kenny, Toque

7:00pm LazyBones

Sun

28

Dubrow

W/ Strange Glove, Yunyu

7:00pm MoshPit Bar

Wayne Gillespie & Famous Blue Raincoat

7:00pm LazyBones

NB:

'Frazz' album launch

Jesse Redwing

4:30pm Union Hotel

NB:

Free front bar arvo show. Two sets.

2 Plug 2 Fest

W/ Alibii, Buffalo Paradise, Ducey Muncs, East Denistone, Isobel Knight, John Lawrie & The Welcome Strangers, Lahi & the Diks, Lucid Hoops, Sunder, Tayla and the Wandering Stars

1:00pm Hiway Bar

NB:

From what we can tell, this is a fledgling music podcast called "The Plug" that is programming an all-day lineup of bands from Sydney and surrounds that they've featured. How good!

Sat

27

Baptizm

10:00pm Golden Age Cinema & Bar

CM

The latest project of Alex Wall of Bleeding Knees Club / Wax Witches, sees him teaming up with his partner Matilda Dodds to create a blend of sounds inspired by Portishead, Moon-Duo and Suicide.

Caravana Sun

W/ Steph Strings, SULT, Rochelle Natoli

8:00pm Factory Theatre

Complete

W/ Menace, Losty & Bigredcap

8:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

The Rions

W/ The Velvet Club, Silky Roads

8:00pm Avalon RSL

Jochen Gutsch

W/ Couch, Mike Nigro

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Album launch

Rapid Dye

W/ Vampire, OSBO

8:00pm Enmore Hotel

JH

Another free rock show at the Enmore! We love to see it! Same lineup as last night’s Duke appearance with the replacement of the headliner in Rapid Dye (thanks for the tip DPC!)

We Set Signals

W/ Ghost Complex, Traces

8:00pm The Great Club

Be'lakor

W/ Orpheus Omega, Andy Gillion

8:00pm Crowbar

Sam Teskey

W/ Harmony Byrne

7:30pm Oxford Art Factory

EAST COAST LOW

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

NB:

OK I'm going to go out on a limb and put down everything on the Marrickville Bowlo's gigs page (linked under "Visit Website" above)... I'm guessing if there isn't a link it's a free show? We'll figure out how to get the most helpful information from the Bowlo bookings as soon as possible!

KISS (USA)

W/ Battlesnake

7:15pm Qudos Arena

Weird Science

W/ ZEROTONINE, GRYFF, NYQUEST, EMULATE, KOMYOUN, MR FUZION, 41S, MR?E

7:00pm Knox St Bar

JH

Sent in to us by friend of the site RP. I know very little about this scene but very intrigued! The only knowledge or connection I can see in this lineup that I know of is Infusion: Manny Sharrad is billed as a "special guest" across the night. The gig promises both live electronic and DJ sets. "Synthwave" and "Retrowave" is referenced. As is "Live Sax". Sounds smooth. If someone can write a more informed blurb for this gig, please send it in! :)

All Excess

W/ Daturas, Reckless Coast, Anamcara, Liquid Zoo

7:00pm Frankie's Pizza

NB:

Free monthly night

Dial Up Modem

W/ D.B.A.T.L.S, Cammy Cautious and the Wrestlers

7:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Starcrazy

W/ Elliott Road, WELL?, At Arms Length

7:00pm The Vanguard

Sound and Vision: Chopper

W/ Springtime with Mick Harvey

6:00pm City Recital Hall

NB:

The film Chopper, with an all new score by Springtime & Mick Harvey!

resonantwave

W/ Deepsea Lights, T.Wilds, Sonori, Tilman Robinson

6:00pm Blue Mountains Cultural Centre

NB:

A free event combining projected art and atmospheric music/soundscapes from various genres.

Before The King

W/ Lariska, Allerrdyce

6:00pm The Lansdowne

Mattie Slur

W/ Twinkling Stars, Lord Esme

3:00pm MoshPit Bar

NB:

Mattie Slur album launch

Fri

26

Bronwyn Aether

W/ Gene Gibson

10:00pm The Townie

Ainsley Farrell

W/ Lee Sullivan

9:00pm Union Hotel

NB:

'Buffet' single launch

5 Bands for 5 Bucks

W/ In View, ALIBII, Jasper & The Jokers, Midnight Removalists, Quaint

8:00pm Bootleggers @ Kelly's On King

Noah Dillon

W/ Asha Jefferies, Smol Fish

8:00pm Mary's Underground

High Ace

8:00pm The Great Club

NB:

Musical project of Jeff Lang and Alison Ferrier, launching their new album Snowcap Menace

Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers

8:00pm Crowbar

Audio Box

W/ The Polymics, Guilty Conscience

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

Negative Gears

W/ Vampire, OSBO

8:00pm The Duke of Enmore

CM

Local underground punks Negative Gears are doing their first show in roughly 4 years. Joined by Melbourne’s Vampire and fellow Sydney-sider lo-fi hardcore group OSBO.

Ocean Sleeper

W/ Thousand Below, Earth Caller, Inertia

8:00pm Oxford Art Factory

KISS (USA)

W/ The Poor

7:15pm Qudos Arena

Marilyn Maria

W/ Euterpe, Life After Football

7:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

CM

This group who came together during lockdown and quickly carved out a name for themselves as purveyors of tight-knit, anti-capitalist rock are launching their second EP.

The Brights

W/ The S-Bends, Griffin Ford, Ex-Citizen

7:00pm The Vanguard

STORMBOUND

W/ Myth of Her, The Blue Tongues

7:00pm Metro Social @ The Metro Theatre

Deiformity

W/ Amammoth, Dole Bludga, Asura, Mourners

6:30pm Hiway Bar

The Slims

W/ Silky Roads

6:30pm Goodspace @ The Lord Gladstone

NB:

Free gig at the Gladdy’s upstairs space! Event is launching a new regular series called “Debaser” which includes a gallery exhibition of a rotating cast of artists.

Fox Company

W/ Downgirl, Pan Pacific Grand Prix, Bad Drip

6:00pm The Lansdowne

Thu

25

Lizard

W/ Psychoda, Spoonhead

9:30pm Frankie's Pizza

XD Project

W/ Briony, Nerdie

9:00pm Tokyo Sing Song @ The Marly

AL

Hot tip! Rare live show in the Marly basement. Launch of a new single from a new project by Xavier Dunn, who is both a solo artist and a prolific producer/writer for Jack River, GRAACE, CXLOE and heaps more. That’s Nerdie from 1300 on the support! Tickets on the door only.

C.W. Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra

W/ Lady Lyon

8:00pm Paddo RSL

easy life (UK)

W/ Hans

8:00pm Factory Theatre

Debbies

8:00pm The Royal

JH

Free show. Wollongong & Jervis Bay band, previous triple j Unearthed finalists -- described as "anthemic pop-punk" and the presser tells me they've had a million streams. All glory to the algorithm!

Tokyo Art Museum

W/ David McCredie

7:30pm Hiway Bar

Daniel Pedich

W/ Liv Adams, Gentle Ghosts

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

Gully Days

W/ Lucky Day, MYMA

7:00pm The Lansdowne

Mindy Meng Wang 王萌 & Tim Shiel

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

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

At The Altar of The Amplifier

W/ Kusum Normoyle, Peter Blamey

6:00pm 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Wed

24

Thirsty Merc

8:00pm Factory Theatre

Ben De La Cour (USA)

W/ Katie Bates

8:00pm The Midnight Special

Justin Webber & Tom Fublé

W/ Tom Fublé, Grxce The Band, Alex Dias

7:00pm The Vanguard

Tue

23

Ruel

8:00pm Enmore Theatre

NB:

Free show as a consolatory event for Splendour In The Grass' first day cancellation. Tickets on "sale" 8/08.

Toque

W/ Phil Stack

7:00pm LazyBones

NB:

That's Phil Stack of Thirsty Merc fame

Mon

22

Gang of Youths

7:00pm Enmore Theatre

NB:

Special intimate acoustic show alongside their Qudos date

Sun

21

Volumes (USA)

W/ Defying Decay (THAI), UNI/VS

8:00pm Crowbar

Foxlore

W/ Open Range

7:00pm MoshPit Bar

Sabbath Sessions

W/ Carnal Viscera, Larry Leadfoot, War Rages Within, Horissonous, Plague Dweller, Asura

7:00pm Frankie's Pizza

Dylan J

W/ Shannen James

7:00pm The Vanguard

Moon Brain

4:30pm Union Hotel

Klezmer Valley Girls

W/ Patina, MethChooks, Good Tom

4:00pm Gasoline Pony

Crash & The Crapenters

W/ The Dirty Winter, Hot Mess, Will James, Flud

4:00pm Hiway Bar

Wifey

W/ Oh Reach, Nighttime & Child

3:00pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

7" launch

Sat

20

Zigg Zaggers

W/ Moussa Diakite Trio

9:00pm Union Hotel

JH

New ensemble project from Jordan Ireland (ex-Middle East, Stolen Violin, Purple Orchestra)! An "instrumental percussion and synth ensemble based in the Illawarra" creating "sparkling kosmiche, disco-house and spiritual jazz".

THE DEAD POSIES

W/ CIVIC VIDEO, THE CASSETTES, PERIPHERAL VISION

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

The Band Next Door presents...

W/ Dream Lawn, Pash, Hotel

8:00pm Botany View Hotel

NB:

Free gig curated by 2SER's The Band Next Door. Great lineup - check the link for descriptions!

Kingdom Calm

W/ Grace Amos, SULT

8:00pm The Chippo Hotel

XIBALBA (USA)

W/ Honest Crooks, ARTERIES, FOOTHILLS, CATTLEDOG

8:00pm Crowbar

Sarah Yagki

W/ Gia Darcy, The Toothpicks

8:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

Saturday Night Terror

W/ Disparo!, Crêam Söda, Arsenico

8:00pm The Duke of Enmore

NB:

Free front bar show!

Selfish Sons

W/ Jacob Fitzgerald

8:00pm The Great Club

Dave East (USA)

W/ Day1

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Celestial Oath

W/ Fabulous Contraption, Anti Guitar Trio

7:30pm Petersham Bowlo

NB:

Typically we don't publish the band or promoter's gig promo copy, but make of this what you will: "A guitar trio inverted, a mysterious device with all the bells and whistles, and a gratifying descent into sludge, smoke, and celestial mayhem."

Fret

W/ The Night Packers

7:30pm Coogee Diggers Club

JH

Well this is a venue I didn't expect to see appearing on the gig guide!

Hellz Abyss

W/ The Immigrants, Karly Jewell

7:00pm The Lansdowne

All Excess

W/ Big Wheels, Winchester Revival, Chavez Cartel, Colourblind

7:00pm Frankie's Pizza

NB:

All Excess is a free monthly night at Frankie's. Bands from 7pm.

A Broken Sail

W/ Hashshashin, Greyhound, Lojetz

7:00pm The Vanguard

DS

For fans of post-rock and textured, instrumental rock. Hashshashin blends various traditional instruments from the middle-east and beyond.

The Rightful Loners

W/ The Holden Caulfield Experience

4:00pm MoshPit Bar

Fri

19

Radicals

W/ Voodoo Bloo

9:00pm Vic on the Park

Julia Johnson, Rita B & Hedy Blaazer

W/ Hollie Matthew

8:30pm MoshPit Bar

Abby Bella May

W/ Mung Mung, Moonboy, Lost Casual

8:00pm Mary's Underground

Jack River

W/ D'Arcy Spiller, Micra

8:00pm Oxford Art Factory

Voyager

8:00pm Crowbar

The Too Easy Band

W/ Bernie Hayes

8:00pm Petersham Bowlo

JH

Holy shit so wait let me get this straight... the songs are written by the guy from Front End Loader, the guitarist plays with Don Walker, Clouds, the Sleepy Jackson and The Ride Ons, and the drummer is from The Mess Hall and The Aerial Maps???

Colossus Records 4th Birthday

W/ Downgirl, Dust, Behind You, G.U.N

8:00pm OAF Gallery @ Oxford Art Factory

ADEKUNLE GOLD (NGA)

W/ Joanny, Alexandre

8:00pm Metro Theatre

Sarah Jane

W/ Polar Eyes, Lariska, Grxce

7:30pm Marrickville Bowling Club

Sunset Place

W/ Euterpe, Beryl

7:00pm Hiway Bar

Wicked Things

W/ Ablaze, Koda, Major Arcana

7:00pm The Vanguard

Big Wheels

W/ False London, Dadbod

7:00pm LazyBones

NB:

'All I Ever Wanna Do' single launch

Thu

18

The Sooks

9:30pm Frankie's Pizza

NB:

Free. Bands start at 9:30pm.

Sunfruits

W/ Bliss, The Sugarland Express

8:00pm Waywards @ The Bank Hotel

Cassy Judy

W/ Toque, Swamp Daisies

8:00pm MoshPit Bar

E for Echo

8:00pm Butchers Brew Bar

JH

Oops, that's me pricking my ears up: "dream-pop soundscapes led by gritty guitars, 90s synths and lush layered vocal hooks". Never heard of these guys but apparently they formed in 2016. And here's a new one... NSW Parenting Vouchers accepted. 😌💆

Kosher Groove

W/ Betty, Leah (Kyoshi)

7:00pm The Vanguard

Avalanche

W/ RADICALS, Voodoo Bloo

7:00pm The Duke of Enmore

NB:

Free front bar show

Josh Needs

W/ The Banks Brothers

7:00pm The Great Club

Being As An Ocean

W/ Stepson, Bloom

7:00pm Oxford Art Factory

Peter Baxter

W/ Steph Miller

7:00pm Gasoline Pony

Live From The Lab 2022

W/ Flowertruck, Kid Fiction, Ms. Thandi, MUNGMUNG, Gloomie

7:00pm Manning Bar, USYD

NB:

Free show put on by USYD! "Celebrate National Science Week with music inspired by science! Gig hosted by Associate Professor Alice Motion and featuring the artists involved in LFTL 2022. This will be the first time these science research inspired tracks are performed live, along with additional hits from each artist’s catalogue."

Marcus Whale

6:30pm Phoenix Central Park

NB:

Marcus (Collarbones, Scissor Lock, Black Vanilla/BV) performing a set of his own solo material, describing the performance as MTV Unplugged Cosplay (ha!) Free show, two performances at 6:30pm and 8:15pm, entry by ballot allocation - enter the ballot via the website.

Wed

17