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Danny Ross: Ross emerges from a six-and-a-half year silent meditation where he worked on new album Aquamarine while reflecting on the dynamics between people. The unique combination of dark, euro-electro and lucid, folk/blues vocals is bound to captivate audiences.

Thu, Aug 25, Lazybones Lounge

Jazz Is Dead:  A new initiative of Artistic Director Zoe Hauptmann, SIMA's "Jazz is Dead" band nights will present projects that dwell on the fringes of the jazz scene, living in the limbo between musical territories. Expressing current trends, different forms and musics from other worlds this will be a night of fresh and diverse sound to rattle your bones. This week features Danaîdes, Carl Morgan and Project Collective Ska all hitting the stage.

Fri, Aug 26, Venue 505

Leanne Tennant: Having just released an album filled with songs inspired by a movie about a nymphomaniac, named after a 1927 Blind Lemon Jefferson blues number, Qld Music Award Winner and 2016 Billy Thorpe Scholarship finalist Leanne Tennant arrives in Sydney this week to showcase Red Wine, Late Nights.

Fri, Aug 26, Sofar Sounds

Foam: With influences including Nirvana, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, The Breeders, The Drones and anything Steve Albini, and a solid reputation as a strong live band, their performances deliver a filthy wall of sound reminiscent of the alternative rock boom of the late 80’s/early 90’s.

Fri, Aug 26, Waywards

The Umbrellas: As a fitting conclusion to the Winter Jazz series, Sima is proud to present a truly unique night of music as The Umbrellas play the music of Nino Rota. The concert is compromised of six suites of music from the films of the great Italian director Federico Fellini, composed by revered Italian composer Nino Rota and arranged by Peter Dasent. The Umbrellas perform music from some of the most famous films, including La Strada and La Dolce Vita.

Sat, Aug 27, The Sound Lounge (Seymour Centre)

Lazy Colts: The cinematic alt-folk group earlier this month released their debut LP Trojan and will now hit the road to celebrate the release. Lacey Cole say’s fans can expect energy, passion, dynamic arrangements and musicianship which is like "rays of light through storm clouds".

Sun, Aug 28, The Oxford Circus

Two Steps On The Water: This band produces music which is tragic and furious, heavy and soft, whispered and screamed. Lyrically, the band’s songs deal primarily with singer/guitarist June Jones’ experience as a trans woman with PTSD, while instrumentally, Jones’s nylon string guitar, Sienna Thornton’s soaring violin and Jonathan Nash’s restrained yet powerful drumming place the band somewhere inside a folk music context.

Sun, Aug 28, Jura Books

Go Van Go: Brisbane based two-piece rock outfit Go Van Go have just released their banging new EP Kill City: Renegades. Join them as they use this show as the ultimate afterparty to celebrate the release.

Wed, Aug 31, Frankie’s

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