William Crighton: For the past year Crighton has been traversing the continent, travelling to WA for Blues in the Bush and Wave Rock Weekender, amongst other festival spots on the East Coast, and playing to full rooms at his own shows whilst also being listed as one of Australia’s hottest rising stars in Rolling Stone. Tonight you can see him live and intimate in Sydney.
Thu, Jan 12, Newtown Social Club
Seymour Centre Courtyard Sessions 2017: The wildly popular Courtyard Sessions, a season of free outdoor music events taking place every Friday until March 17, returns tomorrow evening. In 2017 the program will feature a diverse line up of artists, including the CMC award- nominated singer-songwriter Imogen Clark, who will open the season; the soulful Frank Sultana, the honky-tonk sounds of The Cruisin’ Deuces, and Nashville’s own Amber Rae Slade.
From Fri, Jan 13, Seymour Centre Courtyard
Feelsclub: These Brisbanite purveyors of quirk-laden synth-pop bring the second show of their steamy summer tour to Sydney tomorrow night. Having honed their live show by sharing stages with the likes of Philadelphia Grand Jury, Gideon Benson and Bugs, and previously selling out The Foundry’s back room, FeelsClub always bring the good vibes with them.
Fri, Jan 13, Captain Cook Hotel
FREEDOM: Is a celebration of all things Sydney in music, art, culture and life. This special event to celebrate OAF’s 10th birthday, the first in a four-part series of free events spanning 2017, will feature a host of Australia’s favourite and most exciting emerging artists. Some of the acts performing on the day are Gooch Palms, Middle Kids and Pearls.
Sat, Jan 14, Oxford Arts Factory
Lloyd Cole: Lloyd Cole is no stranger to Australian shores. From his time as front-man for The Commotions and their stadium tour of 1986, through to his Standards Australian Tour of 2014 and the many solo tours he has performed in between – Lloyd has proved a very welcome visitor, regularly selling out shows right around the country. This weekend he returns to Sydney to perform songs from his vast repertoire.
Sun, Jan 15, City Recital Hall
Natalie Gillespie & Dave Brewer: Two of the stars of the Perth music scene, former Yothu Yindi singer Natalie Gillespie and guitarist Dave Brewer, combine their talents for this very special double bill at the Petersham Bowling Club. The show will see two sets or original funky soul and blues sets. This unique double bill is a rare opportunity to see two of the West’s finest artists jamming with some of Sydney’s best musicians.
Sun, Jan 15, Petersham Bowling Club
Cameron Avery: Following his debut release, C’est Toi, Perth-bred/LA-based artist Cameron Avery is set to woo audiences across Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne with his deeply sentimental and rich solo approach.
Wed, Jan 18, Newtown Social Club