Sydney Gig Guide | September 2015

How often do you hear someone say that September is their favourite month? Probably not a lot. Thankfully we’ve been graced with a stack of shows from a range of artists, including international squads to unearthed acts waiting to make it into the big leagues. Fresh off Splendour runs, musicians are still pumping out tours with no signs of stopping.

The Smith Street Band

(supported by Andrew Jackson Jihad + The Sidekicks + The Sugarcanes)
$30 + BF | Manning Bar | 9th  September  | 18+
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After a controversial (but mostly supported) backdrop at their Splendour set, The Smith Street Band are currently on a short tour around Europe. Their inseparability with Australia has them quickly returning to do a run of shows including a mini festival in Sydney and Brisbane. There are multiple opportunities to see them throughout NSW, but there are none cheaper than their show at the Manning Bar.


(supported by Boo Seeka and Owen Rabbit)
$20 + BF | Factory Theatre | 9th + 10th + 11th September | AA
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Touring their newly released single ‘Embracing Me’, SAFIA underestimated the draw they’re bringing in. Having blown away SITG 2015 punters with one of the best sets of the whole festival, they’re set to play over 20 more gigs within the next month. Following a collaboration with Peking Duk in ‘Take Me Over’, the band have received an unprecedented amount of attention considering that they’re still a relatively small band, at least to themselves.

Eves The Behavior

(supported by TBA)
$12 + BF | Newtown Social Club | 15th September | 18+
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Also another act off the Splendour lineup, Eves The Behavior filled up the the Mix Up tent to the brim despite being the first set of the second day. After exploding on to the scene with St Jerome’s Laneway Festival earlier in the year, her solo travel around the world since then has proven to be instrumental in expanding her creative prowess. Being an incredibly quirky performer on stage, Eves’s cheeky smiles make her dreamy tunes a little more enchanting.

Gordi (Art & About)

(supported by Twin Caverns, Daisy & Family Values)
FREE | Town Hall – The Terrace | 22nd  September | AA
More Info HERE!

If you’re feeling a little adventurous but don’t want to veer far away from the city, Art & About is the perfect thing to check out. Although it’s an visual art program at it’s core, the music sector is a free multi day event at the terrace on top of Sydney Town Hall. In collaboration with Sydney Youth Music, City of Sydney have orchestrated a talented lineup for the 22nd of September featuring Gordi, Twin Caverns, Daisy and Family Values.

OutsideIn Festival

$85 + BF | Manning Bar | 26th  September | 18+
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On it’s fourth year running, the ever successful OutsideIn Festival has yet again pulled in some lesser known, but multi talented international acts. With a combination of techno, house and electronic producers – the lineup boasts the likes of Star Slinger, UV boi فوق and Cosmo’s Midnight. Check out the rest of the lineup on the official OutsideIn Festival website here!


(supported by Big White)
$25 + BF | The Basement | 26th  September  | 18+
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Spawning from the talent dense suburb of Newtown, DMA’s are playing a couple of headline shows in Australia. Closely linked to the infamous Sticky Fingers, their song ‘Delete’ has made rounds across the globe. The trio have been making it into some major Summer festivals such as Lollapalooza, Reading & Leads and Bonnaroo throughout the year, but are ready to return home. If you’re not into the electronic side of OutsideIn, go to the DMA’s show instead!

Sounds of the Suburbs Festival

$65.30 + BF | Wilbar Lane, Cronulla | 27th  September | 18+
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If you dig a couple variations of the rock genre – get down to Sounds of the Suburbs. An array of mostly smaller bands, the festival sticks true to it’s name by bringing in bands who are relatively local. Situated right next to Cronulla Beach, you’ll have the opportunity to head down there with your mates before enjoying a couple of surfers rocking out live. A highlighted guest includes The Pinheads who are also listed to play Yours & Owls Festival in October!

Vallis Alps

(supported by TBA)
$15 + BF | Oxford Art Factory | 30th  September  | 18+
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Alas, we arrive at the last Splendour band doing a show for September. The Australian x American duo, who have recently been highlighted by major radio stations such as Triple J and FBi Radio, emit funky vibes and ethereal vocals throughout their EP. If you’re yet to hear their most popular song ‘Young’, it’s almost guaranteed (barring voters having a shocker) you’ll hear this song near the end of Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown for 2015.

[Featured Image via Dew Process]

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