Polaris: The upper echelon of our heavy music hierarchy needs to make a little room as South-Sydney five-piece Polaris’ debut album The Mortal Coil is set to have them forcing their way into the mix. Tonight Sydney have the chance to hear the record live.
Thu, Oct 26, Oxford Art Factory
Northlane: In the spirit of supporting emerging talent, Northlane opened up the floor to their fans, asking them which local bands they want to see open the Mesmer World Tour in their city. After listening to hundreds of submissions, Northlane have personally chosen Erra, Sworn In and Easy Life.
Fri, Oct 27, Enmore Theatre
Davey Lane: Years of learning from many local and international songwriting greats have seen Davey himself grow in turn as a songwriter, with a smart pop sensibility, a keen ear for a big chorus and a surreal turn of phrase.
Sat, Oct 28, The Union
Bernard Fanning: Will take in all Australian states in venues handpicked to showcase the on-stage musical chemistry between Bernard and The Black Fins; Salliana Campbell on fiddle and backing vocals, Matt Engelbrecht on bass, Andrew Morris on guitar and Declan Kelly on drums.
Sun, Oct 29, The Factory
The Bronx: This Los Angeles band are what punk needs! They harness the genre’s classic fire but then bend it to their whim, forging rock n’ roll swagger together with hardcore grit. Originally forming in 2002, the band has gone through a variety of iterations, including the esteemed Mariachi El Bronx, but no matter what, they stay true to their evolution of hardcore punk.
Mon, Oct 30, Oxford Art Factory
Freedman Jazz: The finals of the Freedman Jazz Fellowship are always a memorable night and one charged with a real sense of excitement when the three Freedman Jazz finalists compete in a live “play off” performance. This year’s contenders for the annual award are trumpeter Nick Garbett, trumpeter, composer Ellen Kirkwood and pianist, songwriter Emma Stephenson. All three have forged strong careers as both composers and outstanding instrumentalists.
Mon, Oct 30, Sydney Opera House
Nic Cester: Having sold six million albums over the past 10 years with incendiary Melbourne world conquerors Jet, Nic has been one of the most powerful voices in rock ‘n’ roll, with killer songwriting hooks and an unbeatable stage presence. This coming Tuesday Nic will launch his debut solo album, Sugar Rush, in Newtown.
Tue, Oct 31, Leadbelly
Folk Alliance Australia: The time is now to strengthen the work of the FAA on the home-front. As such in partnership with Australian Music Week they will be presenting a showcase of the best and brightest of Australian folk artists including Alice Skye, Fred Smith, Gawurra, Mama Kin, Neil Murray and more.
Wed, Nov 1, Various Venues – Cronulla