Originally published on Alt Media
Frank Yamma: One of Australia’s most important and influential indigenous singer/songwriters recently returned from a tour of Canada’s music festival circuit where he received glowing reviews. In celebration of the release of his new album Everybody’s Talking will be performing in Newtown this week. With his brutally honest songs of alcohol abuse, cultural degradation and respect for the old law Yamma has a unbridled ability to cross cultural boundaries.
Thu, Dec 11, Newtown Social Club
Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission: In what has become somewhat of a Christmas tradition Mick Thomas and his band will once again set out on a 13 stop “silly season” tour making a stop in Sydney this week. Known for his poetic, honest and heartfelt Australian pub-rock Thomas’ career has continued to evolve but has forever remained intriguing.
Fri, Dec 12, Coogee Diggers
Jack Carty: Following tour with Josh Pyke and Katie Noonan, Carty finally began the daunting task of his own 32-date tour which winds its way into Sydney this Saturday. With tracks from his third album Esk in hand and Playwrite in tow for support fans are in for an interesting night of travel tales set to beautiful indie folk-roots inspired music.
Sat, Dec 13, Venue 505
Millions and Japanese Wallpaper: After recently winning Triple J’s Unearthed High 17 year old Gab Strum aka Japanese Wallpaper is teaming up with another new yet beloved band on the Australian music scene for an all ages show this Sunday afternoon. Japanese Wallpaper’s beautifully mesmerising tunes combined with the exciting live show of four-piece band Millions is set to create one hell of an atmosphere.
Sun, Dec 14, Metro Theatre
Damon Albarn: In an earlier life Albarn led Blur, then moved on to become the mastermind behind the Gorillaz and has now moved onto a solo project which has just released a new album Everyday Robots. Once again relying on his eclectic musical style and observational lyrics this project proves once again that he is one of the most original, deep, gifted and inventive musicians of his generation.
Mon, Dec 15, Sydney Opera House
The Basics: The side project of the well known Gotye along with band mates Kris Schroeder and Tim Heath formed in 2002 and has quickly gained a reputation as one of Australia’s hardest working bands. Well known for their sense of humour and energy during live shows, their sound has been described as everything from indie-pop to rock-and-roll as they span a wide range of genres including reggae, ska and electro-pop. They have just released their newest EP The Lucky Country and are set to show it off over the upcoming tour shows.
Tue, Dec 16, Newtown Social Club