Joanna Newsom: Hot off the heels of the release of her fourth studio album Divers, the mesmerising songwriter and harpist returns to Australia for the fifth time tonight. Beautifully blending classical with modern flair and emotive songwriting, this is sure to be a wonderful night out.
Thu, Jan 21, Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall
Irish Mythen: This Irish-born Canadian troubadour continues her extended Australian tour debut tomorrow night with an intimate show in Sydney. Known for her powerful voice, respected songwriting skills, positive stage presence and message, it’s no wonder this tour has been extremely popular and warranted an extension.
Fri, Jan 22, The Django Bar
You Beauty: After a wonderful response to the digital release of their second pub rock opera, You Beauty have decided to re-release the record on vinyl and will be heading out on the road to support it. Telling the story of an online romance scammer who falls in love with his prey over the course of the twelve tracks, this is sure to be an enthralling show.
Sat, Jan 23, Vic On The Park
Felix Riebl: In the wake of the release of his Lonely Truth EP, Rieble is set to arrive in Sydney to launch the EP this weekend. Previously known as a member of The Cat Empire, Rieble has always wanted to add another outlet for his artistic side and this new four track EP is a stunning signpost of what to expect in the future.
Sun, Jan 24, The Basement
Kylie Auldist: Known as the leading lady of the Australian funk, soul and disco scene – Kylie has drawn comparisons to legends such as Diana Ross and Sharon Jones. Her energy on stage is electric, so anybody who makes it out to her show on Australia Day eve is bound to be dancing and have a great time.
Mon, Jan 25, Brighton Up Bar
Yabun Festival: The annual festival returns this Australia Day and will be headlined by Aboriginal rock/reggae icon Bart Willoughby. Yabun (meaning “music to beat” in the Gadigal language) is a free event that features some of the biggest names alongside emerging artists from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music scene. The event also features arts, crafts, market stalls, rugby league activities and kids activities to round at a wonderful family day.
Tue, Jan 26, Victoria Park, Camperdown
Australia Day On The Rocks Ft. The Grates: From noon until the early evening the entire Rocks precinct will come alive with music and family events and attractions. Some of the artists performing across the various sites throughout the day include The Grates, Katy Steele (from Little Birdy), Gordi, Tuka and the infectious Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
Tue, Jan 26, Various Locations (therocks.com)