Crooked Colours: Crooked Colours burst onto the scene in 2013 when they were handpicked by Triple J Unearthed to perform at St Jerome's Laneway Festival. Now though after four patient years the group has released their debut album which demonstrates a diverse and layered approach to production, proving themselves as one of Australia’s hottest rising acts in electronic music today.

Thu, Aug 10, Oxford Art Factory

Flynn Effect: Surfacing as a live band in 2014, Flynn Effect have established themselves within their scene as a force to be reckoned with – delivering music with a theatrical flair, dramatic poise and a sound that hits like a hurricane.

Fri, Aug 11, The Factory Floor

Way Out West: One of Australia’s most widely travelled jazz exports, Way Out West’s utterly unique sound has earned them invitations to play at some of the largest music festivals in the world. Led by daring trumpeter and composer Peter Knight, Way Out West’s latest album features Sydney-based koto virtuoso Satsuki Odamura, building on the band’s long history of integrating Asian instrumentation. Watch as they infuse these influences with irresistible West African—influenced grooves and jazz-inflected melodies.

Sat, Aug 12, The Sound Lounge - Seymour Centre

Pete Allan: Sometimes you can just tell the artists that grew up on the coast. Their music and their lyrics all seem to reflect the smoothness of the sea breeze, or the relaxed pace of coastal life, transporting the listener from wherever they are to wherever they would rather be. For Noosa’s Pete Allan this is never more evident than in his new EP Ripples which he will be performing in Sydney this weekend.

Sun, Aug 13, City2Surf

Latin & Jazz Open Mic Jam: Sail the silky seas of jazz and fuel the flames of latin fever every Monday night with the soulful cats and kittens at the Latin & Jazz Open Mic night at The World Bar. Recent and past visits from professionals including Deva Permana, Robert Susz, Dale Barlow, Steve Clisby, Gary Honor, Vince Martin, Jeanne Bastos, Dahlia Dior and Sally Street. Entry is free with cocktails and canapés served until late to help encourage everyone to join in the fun.

Mon, Aug 14, The World Bar

Rock-n-Roll Karaoke: Head on down to Frankie’s Pizza after work on Tuesday for a slice of pizza and rock out to some good old fashioned loud, live karaoke.

Tue, Aug 15, Frankies Pizza

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