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Chvrches: The first of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival sideshows takeover the Enmore Theatre tonight when Glaswegian three-piece Chvrches take to the stage for a special performance. They're known for their intelligent pop which has led to them to becoming one of the biggest bands in the game right now.

Thu, Feb 4, Enmore Theatre

Boyfriend & JJCC: Two phenomenal bands from the K-POP genre arrive in Sydney this weekend with two special performances at the esteemed Carriageworks. As well as their two performances, the two South Korean boy bands will be doing interviews on stage which will provide audiences with a unique insight into the groups.

Fri-Sat, Feb 5-6, Carriageworks

Father Sydney Vol. 6: This weekend Father, which started as a little trap party in Perth before spreading its reach across the country, plays host to its biggest show to date. Welcoming two huge acts in the trap scene from the US in Gent & Jawns as well as CRNKN, this event will be off the charts and you can expect nothing but moshpits and sweat.

Sat, Feb 6, Max Watts

José Gonzalez: One of the most unique voices in the indie folk renaissance is set to perform in our most iconic of venues this weekend when he arrives from Sweden. This show is set to bring a heartfelt intimacy to the Opera House as José serenades audiences with his meditative mix of pattering percussion and and subtle vocals.

Sat, Feb 6, Sydney Opera House

James Crooks: Having released his debut single Naturally ft. Paige IV last year, James Crooks' career has continued to blossom with his addition as a support early next week for Health as part of the St Jerome’s Sideshows. With his alternative-pop sound implementing elements of electronica and hip-hop to compliment his soul filled voice, Crooks is one act which you should ensure you arrive early to see.

Mon, Feb 8, Oxford Arts Factory

DIIV: Hot off the heels of detailing their upcoming sophomore album Is The Is Are and releasing a new single Under The Sun, this New York based four-piece are set to arrive in Australia for the first time this year early next week.

Tue, Feb 9, Factory Theatre

Thundercat: Taking his jazz roots, Los Angeles native Thundercat has gone on to do collaborations with an exotic mix of other artists such as Flying Lotus, Stanley Clarke, Wiz Khalifa and Earl Sweatshirt. Joining him on the night will be Zambia-raised Sampa The Great, a female poet and singer-songwriter who creates inspiring music, poetry and visual art. This show will appeal to all the senses.

Wed, Feb 10, Max Watts

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