Originally published on Alt Media
Peter Hook & The Light: A founding member of iconic bands Joy Division and New Order Peter Hook return to Australia with his latest outfit The Light. During the tour the band will headline the shows by performing New Order’s third and fourth albums Low Life and Brotherhood for the first time in Australia. In an interesting move they will also be acting as their own support act by performing a selection of Joy Division hits.
Thu, Feb 19, Metro Theatre
Gordie Tentrees: Having spent well over a decade touring his homeland of Canada, this singer/songwriter will finally visit Australia for the first time ever. After struggling with being raised in a violent home Tentrees finally found music as a means of escape and carving his own path. He wrote his first song at 25 years of age and has since spent his time honing his own distinct folk, blues, roots style.
Fri, Feb 20, Vic Hotel
UBERfest: As we head into music festival season we are greeted with perhaps the most unique one of the bunch this weekend. UBERfest brings together the independent original music community to celebrate the best of the Australian scene over five cities with Sydney getting their chance to celebrate this weekend. Acts for Sydney have yet to be announced as of writing but can be found via Facebook at Facebook.com/uberfestival.
Sat, Feb 21, The Bridge Hotel
Mineral: Formed in Houston Texas in 1994 Mineral would go on to become a powerful and lasting influence in the then blossoming indie and me scene. They would go on to tour alongside Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring and Texas Is The Reason before ever recording a single note. Since then the band parted on their separate ways before reuniting in April of 2014 for a reunion tour in the US, and this week their fans will be overjoyed to see this tour will be coming down under to Sydney.
Mon, Feb 23, Oxford Arts Factory
Chris Jarrett and Luca Ciarla: Internationally renowned composer and pianist Chris Jarrett is set to join forces with violin magician and improvisor Luca Ciarla for an intimate special performance this weekend. With the unmatched technical skill of both musicians melded together this is bound to be a true spectacle of jazz to behold.
Tue & Wed, Feb 24-25, Foundry616