J.A.M'S TOP LIVE MUSIC PICKS SEP 28-OCT 4

James Vincent McMorrow: Having previously played to rapturous audiences across the country at the start of this year, McMorrow’s bond with his Australian fans is stronger than ever. As a special treat for those fans he will return to Sydney tonight for an intimate club show.

Thu, Sep 28, Factory Theatre

AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad): The Phoenix, Arizona garbage pop veterans return to Sydney tomorrow night armed with their unique collection of scuzzy punk screeds. This group is no stranger to our country having recently released the music video for Goodbye, Oh Goodbye which captured the attention of The Wiggles for its witty and playful use of their distinctive coloured shirts.

Fri, Sep 29, The Lair

Le Butcherettes: The tex-mex garage punk band will be bringing their sophisticated punk’n’roll to Sydney this weekend for a one off headline performance. Joining them for this show is Sydney’s very own Heavy Lids, who have been described as the ‘gay version of Black Flag.’

Sat, Sep 30, The Lansdowne Hotel

Sorority Noise: The Connecticut-based quartet consisting of Cameron Boucher (guitar/vocals), Adam Ackerman (guitar/vocals), Charlie Singer (drums) and Ryan McKenna (bass/vocals) bring their distinct sounding cathartic record to Sydney this weekend.

Sat, Sep 30, Oxford Art Factory

Dune Rats: After finally rolling home from a six month non-stop world tour, including 69 shows around the globe, a Number One ARIA Album, and capturing the whole train wreck for Dunies TV Season Two, Dune Rats are immediately heading out to do it all again.

Sun, Oct 1, The Big Top - Luna Park

Aled Jones: In a very special treat for his Australian audiences, Aled takes to the stage alongside projections of his younger self to sing duets from his latest album, One Voice. He will also be joined on stage by a local choir for an extra treat.

Mon, Oct 2, City Recital Hall

Brenton Foster 6tet: Hit the road in celebration of their acclaimed second album, The Nature Of Light. Featuring some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians and improvisers, the band will showcase Brenton’s stunning compositions, masterful piano playing and soulful vocal stylings.

Mon, Oct 2, Lazybones Lounge

Everclear: For over two decades, world-renowned, multi-platinum rockers Everclear's sound has reflected the rock, post-punk and singer/songwriter influences of lead singer Art Alexakis, including acts like X, The Replacements, Pixies, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Elvis Costello.

Tue, Oct 3, The Metro Theatre

Valerie June: Following the release of her critically acclaimed new album The Order of Time, Valerie June will be visiting Sydney early next week alongside Nashville’s Old Crow Medicine Show.

Tue, Oct 3, Enmore Theatre

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