With so many amazing local acts at our fingertips, we scrounge the interwebs, our own inbox's and gig-guide to bring you a stack of artists we think you should catch live this week(end). All well priced, all playing at awesome local live music venues and all worth the experience. Enjoy!
After a decade of singing about facial hair, it’s time for a celebration. On their ‘Ten Long Years, One Long Beard’ Tour, The Beards will showcase the sheer power and magical allure of the beard. The foursome will be releasing a brand new single alongside an anniversary double album, featuring a ‘best of’ compilation, rarities and a live album.
Melbourne based, Hollow Everdaze are known for their dreamy, sorrowful melodies blended with their gritty, groovy bass riffs. After playing alongside Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Wavves, it’s clear this quartet is soaring to new heights.
On their ‘Water Running’ national tour, Kingfisha will bring the feathery vocals of Anthony Forrest, their heavy bass grooves and hearty hooks to life. After unveiling their first track since the release of their self-titled EP in 2012, the five-piece is ready to show off what’s been going on in their jam sessions.
After forming last year, Gold Class have accomplished more than many in such a short time. Between playing various live shows and recording their debut album ‘It’s You’ over four short days, the boys are proving themselves as an energetic and ambitious unit.
THE SNOW DROPPERS
With the release of their third album ‘Business’, The Snow Droppers, unconventional interpretation of rock ‘n’ roll is about to be spread around Australia. Their dirty bluegrass sound and newly found electrical rock-pop energy comes together in a perfect blend.
Launching her new EP ‘AB-EP’ alongside Ben Wright Smith, Ali Barter is reaching depths beyond her years. With a compelling sound that highlights the enchanting nature of her voice, the brand new tracks will send listeners into a dream-like state time and time again.
CITY CALM DOWN
If City Calm Down’s latest single, Son, is anything to go off, the Melbourne based four piece is refining their sound and exploring the depths of their genre. The group bring together electronic pop and indie rock seamlessly and are constantly reaching new heights with their emotive climaxes.
Winner of the Telstra Road To Discovery Comp last year, Loren Kate is a truly authentic singer-songwriter. With songs that read like poems and an undying passion for sharing her stories, Loren’s performance is a beautiful journey for both her and her audience.
SICK OF IT ALL
New York outfit, Sick Of It All, formed in 1986 and have been hitting it hard since. With each of their tracks owning an undeniable energy and a wall of sound that’d be impossible to knock down, these guys aren’t “showing any signs of slowing down, getting soft, or toning down their stand-proud mentality”.
General Men are a three-piece based in Melbourne just trying to make as much noise as possible. Following in the foot steps of the Australian trash-punk bands that came before them, General Men have a staunch attitude with the riffs to match.