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Nativösoul: A brand new band on the Sydney music scene which brings musicians together from Australia, Peru, Brazil and Argentina to create a genre-shaking and boundary-breaking rhythmic sound like you’ve never heard before. Get out and support them as they spread their wings.
Fri, Jul 29, Venue 505
Hollie Smith: One of New Zealand’s most prominent artists – who has worked with numerous bands such as Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Don McGlashan – brings her stylings and brand new album to Sydney this week.
Fri, Jul 29, The Basement
Mane: The enigmatic voice of Mane heads out on the road this weekend to celebrate the release of her latest single 'Bitter', which blends influences from pop and blues flawlessly.
Fri, Jul 29, The Newsagency
UNDR CTRL 2nd Birthday Fundraiser: The second of three signature parties by various industry heavyweights see’s UNDR CTRL taking charge to help raise much needed funds for Oxfam Australia. Taking the stage for the party are Roland Tings, Rainbow Chan and Motorik Vibe Council to name just a few.
Sat, Jul 30, Oxford Art Factory
The Internet: Following overwhelming demand of their first show, LA collective The Internet have added an extra show for Sydney fans this weekend. Fresh off the stage at Splendour In The Grass the group will be bringing their signature smooth soul and funk vibes with them.
Sat, Jul 30, Metro Theatre
Willoughby Symphony: For their fourth concert of the year the Willoughby Symphony have chosen to name this one Destiny. On the evening they will be performing Matthew Hindson’s explosive Boom Box followed by a rendition of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto by guest soloist Harry Bennetts before closing out the night with the classic Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.
Sun, Jul 31, The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood
Neville Staple: The Rudeboy legend of ska hits Newtown this weekend to celebrate the release of his latest album Ska Crazy. With a massive catalogue of hits up his sleeve and buzzing with energy following the album's release, this is one not to be missed.
Sun, Jul 31, Newtown Social Club
Freedman Jazz Awards: The Music Trust has announced the three finalists for the prestigious 2016 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, Australia’s premier award for excellence in jazz. This year’s contenders for the annual scholarship are drummer James McLean and pianists Joe O’Connor and Luke Sweeting. This weekend the finalists have the chance to compete for the $20,000 cash prize in a live performance play-off so the audience is in for a treat.
Mon, Aug 1, Sydney Opera House
Troye Sivan: Australia’s own global pop icon returns home this week to perform a run of shows across the country. Over the past two years, Sivan has cemented himself as an international superstar and a force to be reckoned with.
Wed, Aug 3, Hordern Pavillion