Sydney’s Live Music Guide Apr 9th – 15th

Originally published on Alt Media

The Murlocs: Ahead of the release of their second album later this year, June specifically, The Merlons will hit the road to showcase their newest single Adolescence. The Melbourne 5-piece bring an interesting new twist on garage rock in the track about the “mood swings of a 20 something dropkick.”

Thu, Apr 9, Newtown Social Club

Betty & Oswald: Having built a loyal following on the local Sydney scene this band is set to explode onto the national and international scene with an upcoming national tour kicking off this week. Following the national tour they will be heading to Canada to perform at Canadian Music Week, so it is imperative fans jump at the chance to see them now.

Fri, Apr 10, Brighton Up Bar

Iron Reagan: Made up of members from Municipal Waste, Cannibal Corpse and Darkest Hour this is more than just another metal super group. Having recently signed with metal powerhouse Relapse Records the group is set to return down under to take hardcore thrash to a whole new level.

Fri, Apr 10, Bald Face Stag

Frank Turner: In the decade since his departure from Million Dead, the hardcore quartet he fronted, Turner’s solo career has progressed in leaps and bounds. With an increasing dynamism with each release as a solo artist his records have continued to see progressive success, yet he is still considered a relative musical secret of the British scene.

Sat, Apr 11, Metro Theatre

Kagu: A creation from the mind of Sean Heathcliff, known as a co-vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of Snakadaktal, Kagu is a new musical direction for an already accomplished artist. Touring to celebrate the release of his four track EP Heathcliff’s talent for lush, layered and whimsical songwriting creates a beautifully intimate soundscape.

Sat, Apr 11, GoodGod

Benny Walker: Blending blues, americana, folk and gritty rock-n-roll Benny Walker creates his own distinct sound which he will be touring nationally over the coming months with a stop in Sydney this weekend.

Sun, Apr 12, Newtown Social Club

Sydney Jazz Orchestra ft. Melinda Schneider: The acclaimed Sydney Jazz Orchestra paris up with renowned singer Melinda Schneider for a one off performance. Schneider accepted the invitation to perform with the orchestra because it gave her an opportunity to reflect on and honour some of the early influences on her path to singing.

Mon, Apr 13, The Basement

Michael Griffin Sextet: Showcasing his debut album Unexpected Greeting this young musician has been making waves around the globe with his alto saxophone mastery. This night is bound to be an extraordinary night of jazz.

Wed, Apr 15, Venue 505

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