BYO Sounds #31
You most certainly cannot complain about diversity this week in Sydney, as we see everyone from renowned political activists, to artists that have collaborated with Yoko Ono passing through. Intrigued (even slightly) now? Read on and find out more below.
Saskwatch, Sticky Fingers + More @ UOW Unibar – Thursday, March 13.
Ah, you have to love Uni events. This time around its six amazing Aussie acts, all for under 30 bucks. These said 'amazing acts' include the soul-infused Saskwatch, reggae laden vibes of Newtown's Sticky Fingers, electronic upcomer Elizabeth Rose, Jeremy Neale, Hey Geronimo and local talent, Dlinkwnt. Tickets are on the verge of extinction, so to be sure to snap one up quick smart.
Big Scary @ Manning Bar – Thursday, March 13.
Big Scary's sophomore album 'Not Art', would have been easily one of my favourite overall albums for the past year. It clearly wasn't just myself that was feeling the love, as they recently became deservedly $30 000 richer, winning this years Australia's Music Prize. This will be the last chance the catch these guys live for a while, as they're heading over to the States and Canada for an extensive tour very soon after.
The Holidays @ Oxford Art Factory – Friday, March 14.
Returning to launch their second album 'Real Feel' with a national tour, the sound of The Holidays has matured greatly since their debut tropical-infused album 'Post Paradise'. Gaining critical acclaim from a slew of international press and tastemakers, this will be a great opportunity to witness how these tracks transfer to the live stage.
Chicks On Speed @ Fbi Social – Saturday, March 15
A duo that have successfully managed to merge music, art, fashion and new media performance for 15 years now, are back to the live stage in support of their latest album 'Utopia'. With collaborations with identities as diverse as Yoko Ono all the way to Julian Assange, it's fair to say that these guys are rather influential. Not just that, but they put on an interactive live show that's certainly not to be missed.
Billy Bragg, Courtney Barnett @ Sydney Opera House – Sunday, March 16
If you didn't already love British punk rocker-turned-folk hero Billy Bragg enough, you were just given another reason too, as it was just announced that he's joining the fight against Tony Abbott, performing at the Sydney leg of the March in March rally this Saturday. This show at the Opera House is a special one however, as its the first return with his full band for five years, and Billy's first performance at the Sydney Opera House, which as we all know, is rather impressive in itself. Courtney Barnett has excitedly been invited to open the proceedings for the night also.
By James Sherley