Les Poules a Colin: Raised behind the scenes at folk festivals, this band learned their craft at kitchen parties amongst some of Quebec’s finest traditional musicians in a region famous for its living heritage. Despite their young age the band have been together for nearly eight years, performing a seamless blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American influences that range from old-time to jazz to upbeat contemporary.
Thu, Mar 2, Camelot Lounge
Datura4: These Perth psych-rockers are set to launch their second album, Hairy Mountain. Road-tested on sellout WA crowds throughout 2016, Hairy Mountain blends hard rock riffage, psych-boogie blues and culminates in the title track’s lysergic tale of perfect surf breaks and peace-pipe smoking chiefs.
Fri, Mar 3, The Factory Floor
Mardi Gras Party: A glittery celebration, this is the largest LGBTQI party in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for featuring the biggest and best international and local acts. Co-headlining this year’s party are The Veronicas alongside Tegan and Sara. Get ready for a magical night of shedding inhibitions and sharing magical moments at the only place to party after the world’s biggest and most iconic parade of sparkles and self-expression.
Sat, Mar 4, Entertainment Quarter – Moore Park
Frankie Cosmos: These guys have blossomed into a four-piece band comprised of David Maine, Lauren Martin, and Luke Pyenson, resulting in their globally acclaimed sophomore LP, Next Thing. The band from New York will make their debut appearance in Sydney this weekend.
Sat, Mar 4, Newtown Social Club
Melbourne Ska Orchestra SKA-BQ: This special run of shows will take MSO back to their roots and the old school mentality to embrace everything that is the Ska scene. Kicking off in the afternoon people can expect a mini festival vibe filled with smokin’ BBQ’s, drinks, scooters, a whole lotta Ska!
Sun, Mar 5, The Factory Theatre
Margaret Glaspy: Due to popular demand, Glaspy has added a Tuesday night show after her Monday night show completely sold out. Recognised for her profound songs, distinctive vocals and snarling electric guitar, Glaspy claimed the seventh spot on The New York Times Best Albums of 2016 list, sandwiched between Bon Iver and Anohni.
Tue, Mar 7, Newtown Social Club
Selby & Friends: 2017 season launch show Youth & the Dance will set the tone for the year of dynamic chamber music with delightful new discoveries alongside longtime favourites. The tour highlights the diversity of the piano trio genre, with works ranging from a youthful Beethoven and Saint-Saëns, and culminating in the ever-popular gem, the folk-melody-inspired ‘Dumky’ Trio by Dvořák.
Wed, Mar 8, City Recital Hall