Kasey Chambers: Aussie country darling, Kasey Chambers, takes her experiences of growing up in the outback with nomadic parents and turns them into soft, powerful, and catchy tunes about love, loss, and life. Alternating between hard-edged bluegrass, and jaunty swing melodies, she captivates audiences and transports city-folk into the country.
Thu, Sep 4th, Newtown Social Club
The Amity Affliction: This gig is part of the band’s biggest headline tour to date in support of their fourth album Let The Ocean Take Me. Long-time fans can rejoice that one of Australia’s most successful acts are playing in their largest rooms yet.
Thu, Sep 4th, Hordern Pavilion
Dead Letter Circus: This Brisbane four-piece blur the lines between rock, metal, prog, and alternative in a way that makes it seem like the whole thing is just one genre. Explosive tenor vocals and shimmering guitar sounds weave in and out of each other and into catchy melodic riffs that will have audiences trying to decide whether to head bang, bop, sway, groove or just stand still.
Fri, Sep 5th, The Basement
Tin Sparrow: This Sydney three-piece have spent some time reflecting on music and why they make it; a metaphysical journey that turned physical when they took time off last year to travel, surf, write music, and get back to basics. Their music is based on equal parts of strong narratives, strong melodies, and strong psychedelic vibes. Touchstones include Tame Impala, Arcade Fire, and Real Estate.
Sun, Sep 7th, Beach Road Hotel
Bob Dylan: In all honesty, audiences never know how a Dylan performance is going to go. His backing band is a well-oiled machine and Dylan’s voice never strays from its signature snarl but The Man himself can be a little hot and cold. His arthritis means he probably won’t pick up a guitar but he’ll make up for it by spending ample time on piano and wailing on harmonica. Dylan is always worth seeing.
Sun, Sep 7th, Sydney Opera House
Motown Mondays: Sydney-based funk, soul and Motown band Soultrane are committed to taking away the Monday night blues. Every week they hit up The White Horse with various acts for a night of Motown music inspired by Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye. Dance the night away and pretend it’s the 1960s. (AE)
Mon, Sep 8th, The White Horse
BY ALEXANDRA ENGLISH