Made In Sydney – Music Makers & Innovators: For the past month Made In Sydney has been celebrating those creatives putting Sydney on the map and this week we close out celebrations with one of the city’s finest creative scenes, the music industry. Some of the city’s most influential music proponents and creators will come together to talk about what makes the Sydney music scene unique.
Thu, Sep 29, aMBUSH Event Space, Central Park
Totally Unicorn: Sydney’s unimpeachable lords of ‘what the fuck’ chaotic metalcore, the mighty Totally Unicorn have stormed back into the nation’s collective riff-loving consciousness with their latest EP Dream Life. Tonight they hit Sydney as part of their tour which has seen them criss-crossing the nation for the past month.
Thu, Sep 29, Newtown Social Club
Harry Coulson: Harry Coulson’s got a thing about dogs. They turn up in both of his recent albums, and they represent something very specific and very personal to the Melbourne based guitarist and singer/songwriter. This week he celebrates the release of his second album, Blue Dog, which follows on from debut album Rain Dogs.
Fri, Sep 30, Old Growler
Save Sydney Park Festival: This long weekend don’t just party, be a part of some social activism as Reclaim The Streets (RTS) and WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) protest the destruction of Sydney Park and support the anti-WestConnex blockade. The family friendly festival will feature multiple stages hosting local acts playing a diverse array of musical styles.
Sat, Oct 1, Sydney Park
Sydney Chamber Choir & Orchestra Seventeen88: Ross Edwards’ contemplative, Aboriginal-inspired ‘Mass of the Dreaming’ and Joseph Haydn’s joyous ‘Mass for Troubled Times or Nelson Mass’ – composed in defiance of Napoleon’s victories across Europe – will be given new voice in a special concert from the Sydney Chamber Choir. The remarkable period orchestra Seventeen88, using instruments from Haydn’s time, will join the 36 singers of the Sydney Chamber Choir in this one-off concert.
Sat, Oct 1, City Recital Hall
Dami Im: Pop sensation, X-Factor winner and Eurovision runner-up, Dami Im will be joining the free BEYOND event to celebrate the evolution of the south-west Sydney suburb Hurstville by singing some of her many hits.
Sat, Oct 1, BEYOND
Yours & Owls Festival: Now celebrating it’s sixth and largest year, the boutique festival will play host to some amazing local and international artists such as The Belligerents, The Hard Aches, Chastity Belt, Client Liaison, Kilter, KLP and Hermitude just to name a few. In true Yours & Owls tradition, they will also be hosting a collection of mind-blowing art, visual projections and film, plus a great selection of food and drink.
Sat-Sun, Oct 1-2, Stuart Park – Wollongong
Josh Rennie-Hynes: After spending three weeks working everyday from morning until late night on his families farm in Woodford, Rennie-Hynes has now unveiled his new album Furthermore. This weekend he will serenade Sydney with his silky country, folk stylings.
Sun, Oct 2, Lazybones Lounge
The Bear Hunt: Reminiscent of 90’s alt rock with fuzzed out guitars, big melodies and big outros; angular, weird, but super melodic. Following the release of their new single ‘Who Made You God?’ The band have packed their suitcases and arrive in Sydney this weekend to showcase the tune.
Sun, Oct 2, The Record Crate
Abby Dobson: The much loved singer with Leonardo’s Bride and Baby et Lulu has a dream to record her long awaited solo album in Nashville so in order to help her out Camelot Lounge presents an intimate evening of song with Abby, with 100% of proceeds going directly towards the fundraising campaign. Come and support one of the greatest voices this country has ever produced, and be swept away by the sheer beauty of her singing and songwriting.
Sun, Oct 2, Django Bar
Pup: Hot off a festival performance in Wollongong at the Yours & Owls festival, the Toronto punk four piece will return to Sydney for an intimate headline performance early in the week to help extend your long weekend.
Tue, Oct 4, Oxford Art Factory
Cate Le Bon: The Welsh trailblazer of avant-pop will perform in Sydney this week in support of her fourth record, Crab Day, a harvest of psych musings that was released earlier this year.
Wed, Oct 5, Newtown Social Club