Originally published on Alt Media

High Highs: With the two core members of this synth and guitar laced indie-pop band (Jack Milas and Oli Chang) now based out of Brooklyn, the High Highs haven't had many chances to return home to Australia until now. The two Aussie ex-pats will be bringing with them their American band mates Bobby Sinclair (drums) and Grant Zubritsky (bass) for this collectives first time in Australia, and only the second time in general that the band has toured here.

Thu, Feb 11, Plan B Small Club

Horror My Friend: In the wake of early critical acclaim for debut LP 'Stay In, Do Nothing' this Adelaide post-punk group are eager to hit the road with a frenetic schedule seeing them perform 11 shows between the end of January and the start of April. Carefully filling the space between post-punk and indie rock, the group have rapidly developed a fanatical following.

Fri, Feb 12, Blackwire

Jess Ribeiro: With her second album 'Kill It Yourself' coming out late last year, Ribeiro has been riding the wave of praise from critics and fans alike ever since as they unanimously accepted her transition from alt-country darling to a more sophisticated and complex singer/songwriter.

Fri, Feb 12, Newtown Social Club

Stories: After a resounding success with the release of their debut album charting in the top 50 of the ARIA charts, a tour has been eagerly awaited for fans of Stories and they are now set to deliver. With the band initially being discovered by Northlane guitarist Josh Smith, who went on to mentor them through their early stages, Stories have become a band renowned for their live performance.

Fri, Feb 12, Red Rattler

Kerser: The past year has seen the Campbelltown emcee grow and develop as both an artist, a professional and a person as a whole. Curser has now started his own label and released his new album 'Next Step', which traces his journey since stepping into the limelight without any fear of admitting fault. With his straight talking street style this show is bound to be hard hitting and emotionally impactful.

Sat, Feb 13, UTS Sydney

Hush Honey: An exciting new Sydney band on the modern rock and roll scene is set to perform a show this weekend to celebrate the launch of the debut double A side 7” single, which consists of 'Can’t Get Home' and 'Roadhouse Love'. 

Sat, Feb 13, Botany View Hotel

Waxahatchee: Next week sees the Sydney debut of Waxahatchee’s (aka Katie Crutchfield) five piece live band show. Last year was somewhat of a breakout year for the young star, who almost unbelievably has been in the music scene for years despite only being in her mid-twenties. With her emotional 90s style indie rock this show is bound to be a highlight for the week – and what a better way to celebrate hump day than to head out to see the show.

Wed, Feb 17, Oxford Art Factory

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