Jordie Lane: Back from America with his long awaited first full-length studio album in five years, GLASSELLLAND (pronounced Glas-Sell-Land). The record is a personal account of the way Lane sees the world. Laden with heavy social themes, his lyrics are at times tragic, vain or facetious in delivery, and lathered with lush and sometimes frightening sonic landscapes.
Thu, Nov 10, Newtown Social Club
Blues Banquet: A veritable feast of Australia’s finest blues musicians, Kate Lush, Liza Ohlback and Matt Ross, come together tomorrow night for a special showcase where each individual will perform their best tracks before a blinding gospel style finale.
Fri, Nov 11, Django Bar
Edward R: The Melbourne songwriter and producer will embark on his first east coast tour this weekend, stopping in Sydney tomorrow evening. Showcasing his latest release, Call Me Home, Edward has reinforced his status as one of the most exciting rising Australian indie rock artists.
Fri, Nov 11, The World Bar
The Hush Foundation: This group have historically produced classical music for use in hospital settings – but have recently made a move to something completely different and out of scope for them. This week they are launching their first album, which has been a collaboration with ARIA-winning artists Lior, The Idea Of North and internationally acclaimed composer Elene Kats-Chernin.
Fri, Nov 11, City Recital Hall
Lost Ragas: This weekend Lost Ragas will launch their incredibly personal single ‘Where James Once Played’, which was written on the day friend and musician, James Cruickshank passed away. It’s a tribute to the late, great guitarist, his distinctive style and his contribution to the Australian music.
Sat, Nov 12, The Union Hotel
Petra: Two of Sydney’s most celebrated music ensembles – Sydney Percussion and VOX (Sydney Philharmonia Choirs’ young adult choir) – will present a performance where voice and percussion combine to create a powerful, primeval musical force. The performance, Petra, will feature works of gravity and intricacy from a selection of celebrated composers. This highly anticipated collaboration will deliver a high voltage performance not to be missed.
Sun, Nov 13, Riverside Theatre
Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concert: A night of exhilarating musical entertainment as the six Rob Guest Endowment Award finalists showcase their talent in the hope of taking home the highly coveted Award of $20,000. The six finalists for the 2015 Rob Guest Endowment are Du Toit Bredenkamp (The Sound of Music), Hilary Cole (Kinky Boots), Linden Furnell (Kinky Boots), Stefanie Jones (The Sound of Music), Genevieve Kingsford (Light in the Piazza) and Matthew Predny (Kinky Boots).
Mon, Nov 14, Sydney Lyric Theatre
Shining Bird: With their unique brand of Australiana-infused dream-pop, Shining Bird continue to attract widespread praise and an ever-growing fanbase. The release of ‘Black Opal’ will further cement Shining Bird as one of the most exciting and unique Australian outfits around today.
Wed, Nov 16, Newtown Social Club