Tinpan Orange: After swaying crowds all over Europe supporting The Cat Empire, the critically acclaimed Melbourne indie-folk trio featuring siblings Emily and Jesse Lubitz, along with Alex Burkoy, arrive home with a new single and special Australia Day show.
Thu, Jan 26, The Rocks Australia Day Festival
The Front Bottoms: The unbridled energy and sheer ‘good time all the time’ attitude of The Front Bottoms will have crowds primed for their first tour of Australia since 2014. The good time party band are known for getting the crowd involved while they play, often tossing out tambourines for them to shake along while the brass takes their punk stylings into unique territory.
Fri, Jan 27, The Bald Faced Stag
Red Bull Sound Select: A monthly curated program which launched last year and quickly became the go-to showcase for rising Australian talent will return tomorrow night. To kick the year off in transcendent fashion the bill will feature New York’s rising star Kelsey Lu alongside local artists Jack Grace and Bec Sandridge.
Fri, Jan 27, Paddington Uniting Church
FinnLand & Gerard Masters: This weekend the next stage of SIMA’s Summer Jazz program welcomes the renowned FinnLand and accomplished jazz musician Gerard Masters on one special night. New Zealand born Masters has a virtuosic command of the keyboard and a penchant for beautiful melodies. And featuring two of the most respected vocal artists in Australian jazz, the fantastic FinnLand show is inspired by the abundant songbook of Neil and Tim Finn.
Sat, Jan 28, The Sound Lounge
Wildbloods: The Sydney four-piece come home after a number of East Coast tours throughout out the past few years to thank their home fans fans for their support and launch new single ‘Amy Baby’.
Sat, Jan 28, Oxford Art Factory (Gallery Bar)
The Starr Sisters: Together with the Regent Street Big Band, the Starr Sisters have been able to secure an opportunity for a limited number of people to travel back in time: to when a telephone call was something to stay home for, when music arrived over the wireless, and when dance bands deployed arcane equipment like saxes and trumpets. Musically and visually, this performance evokes the heyday of swing in the 30s and 40s, highlighting tunes made famous by the Andrews Sisters and the swing bands who were their contemporaries.
Sun, Jan 29, Camelot Lounge
Celebrating David Bowie: There is only one David Bowie celebration concert you really need to see. Thankfully, due to overwhelming demand, a second and final chance to see this show in Sydney was recently announced. The team of Bowie’s collaborators gathering for this occasion includes Bow band alumni Mike Garson, Adrian Belew, Mark Plati, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, Holly Palmer and Earl Slick; Angelo Moore from Fishbone; Latin Grammy Award-winner Gaby Moreno; Bernard Fowler from The Rolling Stones; Joe Sumner and a vast extended musical family.
Mon, Jan 30, Sydney Opera House