Originally published on Alt Media

Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentleman: Touted as the Balkan, Elvis Mikelangelo and his band have played everywhere from London’s West End to Budapest in their 15 years together. Tonight they bring their new show to Sydney, After The Flood, inspired by the dark and troubled stories of the migrants who built the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme.

Thu, May 12, The Vanguard

The Harlots: Since 2010 this Melbourne six-piece has been cultivating their unique blend of space guitars, dreamy yet bold keyboards and gritty vocals to create their debut album which they will be showcasing at their 'High Roller' single launch tonight.

Thu, May 12, Frankie’s Pizza

Mark Wilkinson: Earlier this year Wilkinson released his Come With Me Tonight EP, a five-track teaser of his next studio album. Now before he heads abroad Mark will be playing tomorrow in Sydney. This will potentially be his last local gig for quite a while so don't miss the boat.

Fri, May 13, The Basement

Spyglass Gypsies: Presenting a modern, energetic and playful take on the traditional gypsy jazz style has seen the Spyglass Gypsies rapidly establish themselves as one of the leading ensembles in our country.

Fri, May 13, Django Bar

The British Invasion: Between the 60's and 80's music went though somewhat of a revolution thanks to the counter-culture styles of the likes of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd and David Bowie. This weekend an Australian tribute show, comprising some extraordinary young talents and experienced world class musicians, will take audiences on a journey through the very essence of the music of those decades.

Sat, May 14, Sweaty Betty’s Bar at Diggers Miranda

Julia Jacklin: Following a run at SXSW in Austin, where Jacklin was suddenly under the spotlight of multiple high profile media outlets, 2016 is quickly shaping up to be a huge year. Having kicked off her first Australian tour last month, this weekend sees her arrive in our town for one intimate show before heading to the UK.

Sat, May 14, Plan B

M83: With their highly anticipated album Junk hitting our ears last month, Australian fans were hoping for a show in Sydney and thankfully they have delivered really quickly. M83’s provocative and nostalgic ambient synth-pop come 90s alt-rock leads to an enthralling live show.

Mon, May 16, Enmore Theatre

Music In The House: Finally, to close out the week we have an event which honours members of the music industry who through charitable efforts have enriched the fabric of the broader community. This year’s honouree is Paul Kelly who along with Julia Stone, Urthboy and Thelma Plum will all be performing at the lunch gala.

Wed, May 18, The Ivy Ballroom

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