BYO Sounds #22
Make the most of this summer break and the touring international acts that comes with it, and ensure to attend as much live music this city has to offer this coming weekend.
Crystal Fighters @ The Hi-Fi – Thursday, January 9.
I recently witnessed these guys set at the Bryon Falls Festival, knowing only a few songs and having no expectations. They managed to blow me away with their on stage energy and took the place of my favourite set of the festival. The inspiration behind their latest offering ‘Cave Rave’ has been described, as ‘just as much by traditional Basque music from the 18th century as it was modern-day club land.’ They’ll be supported by locals Clubfeet, so it’s sure to be a night full of talent.
Plastic Nightclub w/ Bored Brats, Black Zeros @ Oxford Art Factory - Friday, January 10.
Another one of Oxford Art’s recent themed nights, Plastic Nightclub sees a blend of psychedelia, pop and rock and roll. Being dubbed as a one-night festival of the freshest local acts, in Plastic Nightclub’s favourite local venue. The line-up includes Bored Brats, Black Zeros, The Upskirts, Blind Valley and Buzz Kull.
Jebediah @ Campbelltown Catholic Club – Friday, January 10.
I didn’t even know that this place held live music until this week, let alone held the revival shows of massive 90’s bands. I’m sure you would know the name Jebediah, they have been slogging around the scene for long enough by now, and have built up a great reputation for their live show over this time period. Regardless of anything, I’m sure the setting will make for an interesting show.
Gang of Youths @ Goodgod Small Club –Friday, January 10.
Be sure to check out these guys, as they are certainly on the rapid rise up. 2013 has seen them transform from a local garage band to doing a tour of America, play the coveted NYC Music Marathon, got supports lined up with Vampire Weekend and Frightened Rabbit, and even just received an invite to play South By South West. This is another band that you shouldn’t miss the chance to witness in an intimate venue before they’re selling out huge ones.
Half Moon Run @ The Standard – Saturday, January 11.
Canada’s indie rock darlings Half Moon Run are back, just twelve months after appearing here for Peats Ridge and Woodford Festival last year. Within this visit they managed to gain a huge Australian following, garnering praise and heavy rotation from triple J. They’ll be supported by Tigertown, the Sydney folk pop six piece that would be well worth attending alone.
By James Sherley