BYO Sounds December 26th
With the majority of people in the midst of their holiday break (apologies for rubbing it in to those who are not), what better way to enjoy this summer period than attending some of Sydney’s vast array of live music on offer.
Beni @ World Bar – Friday, December 27.
Sydney producer Beni is back again, this time to take over Cakes at World Bar, and I couldn’t be happier. Since the successful release of ‘House of Beni’ in 2011, he’s been rather busy touring and it’s great to see him back around his hometown again. I think if you just take note of all the artists he has collaborated with, such as Kim Moyes of The Presets, members of the Rapture, Van She and even Sam Sparro, it gives you an idea of how truly talented and respected he is as a musician. Don’t miss out on witnessing this if you haven’t before
Furnace & the Fundamentals @ Upstairs Beresford – Saturday, December 28.
There are no claims being made here that these guys are “cutting edge” or “changing the face of music”, they are basically a cover band of classics, however a cover band that is better than anyone you’ve ever seen or heard of. That’s almost a guarantee. After seeing them headline Boogie Night last years at Falls Festival, they blew me away and I’ve tried to get to their shows whenever possible. There are no songs on Soundcloud that really exemplifies how great their live show is unfortunately. However, if you want to truly get a taste of what they bring live, check out some of their previous set videos on YouTube, or better yet, just attend the show!
Endless Summer Festival feat. Touch Sensitive, The Preatures + more @ Gunnamatta Park, Cronulla -Saturday, December 28.
This is another event that could probably do with its own page, Endless Summer Festival is a three day celebration being held in Cronulla, that’s completely free entry, and most importantly has a killer lineup. Only in its first year, it will be running from the 27th until the 29th, and artists such as Asta, Bluejuice, Dustin Tebbutt, I Am Apollo and heaps more local acts will be gracing the stages. Saturday sees The Preatures and one of Future Classic’s main men, Touch Sensitive headline the day which will be huge. Make sure to check out the full lineup and get down at least once to a beautiful festival, that is hopefully sure to grow in future years.
Kilter @ Illawarra Brewery, Wollongong – Saturday, December 28.
Alright so just a heads up, you are going to have to be a pretty dedicated Kilter fan to travel down the ‘Gong to attend this one… However, if you have listened to Kilter’s music before, then you would understand how people could (and should) be this dedicated. Another beat maker from Sydney, this 21 year old has been making waves this year with his hip-hop infused electro tracks, gaining a lot of tastemaker’s attention. The Brewery is a beautiful venue with an excellent home brew, just to entice you further. Get out and have a sea change for a night.
Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun + The Upskirts @ The Standard – Saturday, December 28.
Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun are a five piece band from Sydney that have been described as creating their own blend of surf-rock and swagger, that equates to their own brand of ‘hard-liquor music’. The Upskirts are another mix of genres, with shoegaze, psych, surf and garage rock all thrown in there. Between these two alone it’s going to make for a thumping, rough, dirty and ultimately an extremely sweaty and memorable night.
By James Sherley