Lanks & Hein Cooper: Melbourne-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Lanks joins forces tonight with Milton singer-songwriter Hein Cooper for a night filled with captivating vocals and beautifully produced music.

Thu, Dec 1, The Basement

Smoking Martha: Like the smouldering heat from a well-tended fire, this Brisbane rock/punk outfit have the intensity to scorch your best shirt but the discretion to spare your eyebrows. With the release of their latest single 'Say You’re Mine' they're now in the midst of an east coast tour with the Sydney stop-off tonight.

Thu, Dec 1, Frankies Pizza

Jack River: This show ill be just the second headline show for Jack after her much hyped debut at this year’s I OH YOU BIGSOUND annual after party, to a capacity room full of fans and tastemakers alike. If the BIGSOUND performance is anything to go by, this is certain to be spectacular.

Fri, Dec 2, Hudson Ballroom

Keyim Ba: This brilliant eight-piece band has an intoxicating upbeat sound, bringing the influences of reggae, funk and rap to West African grooves. Led by the ever charismatic, Sibo Bangoura from Guinea, the group has enormous energy, giving tradition a modern twist that never fails to fill the dancefloor.

Fri, Dec 2, Camelot Lounge

Garbage: In celebration of their acclaimed sixth studio album Strange Little Birds, alt-rock pioneers Garbage are returning to Sydney tomorrow night for the first time since 2013. Joining them on support duties are Australian favourites The Temper Trap, The Preatures, Tash Sultana (2016 Unearthed J Award winner), Adalita and for especially for Sydney Olympia and Tiny Little Houses.

Fri, Dec 2, Horden Pavillion

Brazil & Beyond: A charming and exotic night of passion, music and fun not to be missed. It is a captivating brew of gorgeous bossa novas and ballads, irrepressible samba, playful swing, cool jazz and enchanting choro – songs of beauty, sorrow, irreverence and joy.

Sat, Dec 3, South Sydney Uniting Church

Matt Andersen: This weekend sees the Canadian soul/blues/roots musician make his welcome return to Australian shores following a hectic year which has seen him recieve critical acclaim and tour the world.

Sat, Dec 3, The Basement

Tyne-James Organ: Having just taken the next huge step in his career by releasing his uplifting debut single 'In My Arms', the rising Wollongong singer-songwriter now makes the trip up to Sydney for a celebratory headline show.

Sun, Dec 4, Metro Lair

Cass McCombs: Over the past decade, McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. Diverse, cryptic, vital and refreshingly rebellious – just when you think you have him pinned down, you find you're on the wrong track.

Tue, Dec 6, Newtown Social Club

James Kenyon: Melbourne based singer-songwriter James Kenyon is rather appropriately taking his latest album Imagine You Are Driving on the road for a national tour, which arrives in Sydney this week.

Wed, Dec 7, Gasoline Pony

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