It’s that time of the week again. You know, the part where you put your party shoes on and wear your undies on the outside. No? Ok well moving on… The sounds of the weekend are almost here and we have for you our 5 best gig picks for Sydney this weekend. Check it out, go and see them and follow the path to aural goodness.
Thursday – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard @ Good God Small Club
These Melbourne psych-poppers are a time-warp back to the late 60’s. Traditional, sweet garage sounds with no attempts to genre mash. Just Straight up psychedelic rock ’n’ roll kids. They’ll be previewing a few tracks from their upcoming LP Float Along – Fill Your Lungs. Well worth a geeze.
Thursday – The Upskirts @ Beach Road Hotel
By the sounds of things these guys have come a long way since I first caught them at Candy’s Apartment supporting short-lived indie-electro outfit Go! Go! Machiner. On that occasion Upskirt’s sound was pretty undefined. They’ve spent a good few years honing their craft now and the influence of Gang of Four and Arctic Monkeys really shows through whilst not being overbearing.
Friday – Twin Lakes @ The Newsagency
Twin Lakes are one of those bands currently straddling indie rock and synth pop. With strong lead vocals, some great falsetto harmonies, soft pads and driving drums their one for the reflective listener who also likes a little energy. Their large sound should fill the Newsagency’s small space to the brim.
Friday – Miners of Pala @ FBi Social
Dinosaur Jr. anyone? Miners of Pala are about as close as you’ll get on a budget. Fuzzed out guitar chords, that slow burning whine, its early 90’s all over and its done well. If you’re the kind of guy, or girl, who likes to stand arms crossed nodding your head vigorously, although not quite head-banging, these boys from Wollongong are the ticket.
Saturday – Decypher Us @ FBi Social
FBi is serving up the goods this weekend, with this three man crew gracing the stage at the Kings Cross Hotel. Vintage backing tracks and words spat thick and fast, it’s a good night for the hip hop fan. Plus they’ve got fellow MC’s Sleepwalkers, Nonne MC and Chaotic Methodz along for the ride.
Have a good weekend listening y’all!
- Joshua Manning