Music of the Month


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 BeatsDecember 9 at Hudson Ballroom

Flume– December 9 and 10 at Qudos Arena

Bad//Dreems – December 10 at Oxford Art Factory Nero – December 10 at Metro Theatre

Vancouver Sleep Clinic – December 13 at Newtown Social Club

Ali BarterDecember 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 BeatsDecember 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 Clinic10 December at The Foundry

Willow Beats December 15 at Black Bear Lodge

Bad//Dreems – December 17 at The Foundry Ekali – December 29 at TBC Club




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