Originally published on Alt Media

Live At The Sly’s 1st Birthday: SLYFOX’s week of celebrations continues tonight with their weekly live band night also celebrating its first birthday. Over the past year the fox has hosted an incredible array of emerging talent in its low light, late night, dive-bar format. Tonight they welcome Project Collective Ska, New Venusians, Samuel Dobson and Colourfields onto the stage with the night kicking off earlier than usual at 8pm with free entry.

Thu, Aug 4, SLYFOX Hotel

Godfrey Uke & His Orchestra: Godfrey Uke's 'Tin Pan Alley' returns for this very special celebration of all things vaudevillian, laced with quirky comedy and lashings of absurdity. A host of of corny characters, jazz-age witticisms and classic one-liners combine to showcase the infectious sounds of American jazz from the 1920's to 1940's.

Fri, Aug 5, Django Bar (Camelot Lounge)

The Backsliders: Renowned for captivating live showsan eclectic mix of blues styles moving from driving delta blues riffs and jungle-like rhythms, to ‘Piedmont’ blues influenced ‘all-acoustic’ unplugged treatments of 1920’s songs by blues heroes such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson.

Sat, Aug 6, The Basement

The Balmain Sinfonia: Returning to its inner west heartland and new home this weekend, the Balmain Sinfonia performs for the first time at the Italian Forum in Leichhardt. For the celebration the Sinfonia will be performing Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3Tommy Tycho: Violin Concerto and Brahms: Symphony No. 1.

Sat, Aug 6, The Italian Forum

Hot Potato Band: Known to cause a severe case of happy fever this 11-piece, fresh sounds brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. Beware, as they may make you the centre of their performance… literally!

Sun, Aug 7, Moocooboola Festival

Organ Transplant: Night two of a brand new weekly residency celebrating the thriving jazz scene in Sydney. Stalwarts of the Australian Jazz scene re-unite for the first time in a small group setting since 2005 to present a feel-good, good-time band designed to warm Sydney hearts on the coldest night and help give Sydney a positive start to the week.

Mon, Aug 8, Foundry616

Louis Stapleton and Co: While attending Germany's largest music academy in Cologne for four years, Louis absorbed a wide variety of influences – workshopping with the like of John Taylor, Aaron Parks, Alan Broadbent and studying under Hubert Nuss and Florian Ross. These influences come together in this new quartet which values tradition and familiar forms, but you'll also hear modern harmony and abstract colours.

Tue, Aug 9, Lazybones Lounge

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