Originally published on Alt Media
The NOW now Festival: This artist run initiative has been running since 2001 and prominently features a diverse and unique range of acts that would otherwise find it difficult to showcase their talents. Running over five days the event showcases art and music, whether that be voice acts, guitar or synthesisers, all together in the one place.
Wed-Sun, Jan 14-18, The Red Rattler
Lunatics On Pogosticks: Following the recent release of their Sleeping Till The Weekend EP Lunatics on Pogosticks begin 2015 with a quick three stop East Coast tour spreading their infectious sun-soaked pop sound as they go.
Fri, Jan 16, Spectrum
Kinky Friedman: American country singer and humourist returns to Sydney to join forces with two groups he has a lot in common with in The Australian Sex Party, for their forward thinking policies with which Friedman agrees and has campaigned in the US with, and Shir Madness, the organisers behind the Jewish Music Festival. This show is bound to be filled with funny sing alongs of many of Friendman’s beloved tunes, such as Ole Ben Lucas (Had A Lot Of Mucus) and They Ain’t Makin’ Jews Like Jesus Anymore.
Fri-Sun , Jan 16-18, The Vanguard
Buddha In A Chocolate Box: Ahead of an anticipated 2015 album release this alternative southern folk outfit will be hitting the roads for an extensive tour. Known and loved for their captivating live performances and honest delivery the five piece has played countless shows and received airplay from Triple J with singles The Feast and My Desiree.
Sat, Jan 17, Annandale Hotel
Forever Ends Here: Young pop punk rockers from Sydney’s Northern Beaches have been making waves in the punk scene recently having already shared the stage with the likes of 5 Seconds Of Summer, Heroes For Hire and Tonight Alive, despite having an average age of only 18. The four piece band now takes over the headline slot for their only Sydney show on their Back To Basics Tour.
Sun, Jan 18, Metro Theatre
Catfish And The Bottlemen: While on their first tour down under supporting The Kooks, the Welsh indie rockers have been able to secure a headline show just for their fans. With their current single Cocoon currently on high rotation on Triple J and their debut album The Balcony cracking the top ten in the UK charts 2015 is set to be a big year for the band.
Mon, Jan 19, Oxford Art Factory
The Griswolds: Also on the bill with The Kooks are Aussies The Griswolds in celebration of the release of their second album Be Impressive. Following these shows the band are set to head over to the US to support Walk The Moon on a massive 40 date tour so now is the time to check them out.
Tue, Jan 20, Horden Pavilion