Words by Caitlin Trindall.
Summer’s finally here and it’s time to blow all your hard earned dollars on festival tickets, gigs, nights out and everyone’s favourite, the Sunday sesh. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on where to undertake such frivolity then kick back, pop a bottle and get reading.
As #5 in Lonely Planet’s top ten must see places in the world, South Australia’s got a lot going for it right now. The music scene is no different. There really are some hot shows ramping up and here is who you can catch, where you can catch them and when.
Shockone – December 1 at Fat Controller
Gizzfest – December 3 at Thebarton Theatre
BADBADNOTGOOD – December 3 at Fat Controller
E^ST – December 9 at Fat Controller
Polographia – December 9 at Rocket Bar & Rooftop
Bad//Dreems– December 16 at Fat Controller
British India – December 16 at The Gov
Tigertown – December 17 at Jive
Flume (that’s right folks, not sold out) – December 17 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Paces – December 26 at Fat Controller
Perth often gets forgotten in the big scheme of things, but the one thing they can really trump on everyone right now is the amount of amazing festivals they have this summer season. If you need a live music fix, check it out.
Wonderland Festival – December 3 at Kitchener Park Woodlands – last tickets remaining
Wonderland After Party ft. special guests – December 3 at Jack Rabbit Slim’s ($20 on the door with a festival wristband, $30 without)
DZ Deathrays – December 10 at Jack Rabbit Slim’s
Willow Beats Flowers Will Crown the Tower National Tour – December 16 (Mandurah) at Player’s Bar and December 17 at Jimmy’s Den
The Drools – December 17 at Mojo’s Fremantle ($10 on the door)
Breakfast 2016 Festival – 26 December at Belvoir Ampitheatre – last tickets remaining
Origin NYE – December 31 at Claremont Showgrounds
Sydney is that second kid in the household, you know, the sibling who is a bit of an underachiever but still thinks it can out do their more superior older sibling Melbourne. There was a bit of a set back for Sydney in the last couple of weeks, ranking third last in the world’s most fun cities. However, if there’s one thing that is unanimous, artists love an east coast “national tour” and Sydney has some right parties coming up.
Husky – December 7 at Newtown Social Club
Slum Sociable – December 8 at Newtown Social Club
Willow Beats– December 9 at Hudson Ballroom
Flume– December 9 and 10 at Qudos Arena
Vancouver Sleep Clinic – December 13 at Newtown Social Club
Ali Barter– December 16 at Brighton Up Bar
Nina Las Vegas NLV Records Parties – December 17 at the Chippendale Hotel
Thundamentals – December 17 at Metro Theatre
Not to mention that Sydney you have the return of the best Sunday session series to date. Sunday Sundowns kicked off at the end of November and are continuing on through into the New Year with free gigs at The Newport and Coogee Pavilion. It all continues this weekend with Client Liaison and Confidence Man at The Newport.
All right Melbourne, we all get it. You have all the fun.
Shockone – December 1 at Max Watts – final release
Bootleg Rascal – December 2 at Corner Hotel – last tickets
Bad//Dreems – December 3 at Howler
Willow Beats– December 8 at The Worker’s Club
BADBADNOTGOOD – December 12 at Corner Hotel – last tickets
Josh Pyke – December 14 at Corner hotel – second show
Nina Las Vegas NLV Records Parties – December 16 at Boney
Remi – December 16 at Howler – second show
Ali Barter– December 17 at The Curtin
Vancouver Sleep Clinic– 18 December at Howler
The lucky state that still gets all the eastern state fun and all that much more sunshine. What does that sunshine mean? Longer days, warmer afternoons and the ability to kick back and relax with some sweet beats.
Jack River – December 1 at The Foundry
Slum Sociable – December 2 at The Foundry
Kingfisha – December 3 at The Triffid
Dom Dolla – December 3 at TBC Club – final release
Nina Las Vegas NLV Records Party – December 10 at TBC Club
DZ Deathrays – December 9 at The Triffid
Remi – December 9 at Black Bear Lodge
Vancouver Sleep Clinic– 10 December at The Foundry
Willow Beats – December 15 at Black Bear Lodge