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LIVE At The SLY: If you haven’t already heard, there is a new weekly band night in town that has been creating a lot of noise recently and keeps going from strength to strength. This week the lineup features three rising Sydney bands in Smaal Cats, Easy Street and Swords – each with their own sound but all tied together by their captivating live performances.

Thu, Sep 24, SLYFOX Hotel

E^ST: Following the recent release of her second EP, The Alley, this 17-year-old native of the New South Wales Central Coast travels down to our fine city to kick off the EP tour schedule. Blending urgent electronic beats with nostalgic pop, this young artists is rapidly growing into a force to be reckoned with.

Fri, Sep 25, Goodgod Small Club

The Stiffys: Coinciding with the release of the Melbourne duo’s new EP, Art Rock One, the pair arrive in Sydney this week. Bringing with them some of the heaviest material of their careers but still maintaining their much loved experimental art rock sound.

Fri, Sep 25, Brighton Up Bar

Dustin Tebbutt: Nearly two years after his debut record The Breach set the music world alight, Tebbutt finally returns home after spending some time huddled away during a bleak Scandinavian winter. This show will act as somewhat of a teaser for an upcoming mini-album.

Fri, Sep 25, Factory Theatre

Slum Sociable: Before they release their debut EP, Slum Sociable have given fans a little glimpse into the records direction with the first single, All Night, and will continue this slow-drip method of releasing the record with a performance in Sydney this weekend for their fans. With a stunning mixture of jazz influences and electronic sampling, they have a unique sound that has seen them rocketing up popularity charts and has the internet buzzing.

Sat, Sep 26, Goodgod Small Club

Emma Pask: this Bondi resident and all-around Sydney girl will be celebrating the upcoming release this Friday of her latest album, Cosita Divina, by performing a free Latin-Jazz crossover show on Saturday afternoon with the help of a 10-piece live band. This will be one of the last live music performances you’ll have the chance to catch at Art & About’s temporary rooftop bar.

Sat, Sep 26, The Terrace, Sydney Town Hall

Antagonist A.D: The New Zealand hardcore outfit jumps across the divide this weekend for a run of headline shows, joined by Adelaide’s Reactions on support duties. The guys have earned high praise and respect for their outspoken, honest and sincere songwriting and lyrical work fused with modern hardcore produced under an old school approach. For Reactions, this tour is a fantastic opportunity to spread their metal influenced hardcore that has made a gigantic impact on the local scene since their inception in mid-2011.

Sun, Sep 27, Valve Bar