Originally posted on Music Insight:
Despite Sydney’s infamous lock-out laws slowly creeping their way into the city’s music scene, there are still some amazing live music experiences to be had in the Harbour City. If you’re anything like us and always looking for a chance to catch some live music when work’s done for the day, then look no further. Here’s a list of shows every Sydneysider worth their salt should be at.
4. NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
This is not a drill. British music icon and one of modern rock’s finest songwriters Noel Gallagher will be taking the stage to headline shows in both Australia and New Zealand accompanied by his band the High Flying Birds. Formed back in 2011, the former Oasis member and his crew will be playing hits from their current LP Chasing Yesterday and some from their 2011 self-titled album too.
The last time they were on our shores was back in 2012 for a headline spot at the now cancelled Big Day Out festival. Recent UK set lists have included Oasis classics: Champagne Supernova, The Masterplan, Whatever and Don’t Look Back in Anger so Australian audiences might be in for a 90s flashback treat.
When: Saturday, March 26 at 7.30pm
Where: Hordern Pavilion
How much: $101.85 from Ticketek
3. ART VS SCIENCE
Sydney’s three-piece electro-pop ensemble has been grooving since they formed back in 2008, thrilling fans with their take on fist-pumping, bass-throbbing dance anthems.
Now they’re returning to the stage to promote their new album Off The Edge Of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever supported by Sydney DJ, producer and vocalist KLP. The new album is a follow up to the band’s ARIA award winning debut, and has reached #1 on the AIR Album chart.
Off The Edge Of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever is a ten-track compilation filled with pop, rock and 70s funk tunes demonstrating the trio’s new found sophistication and their usual lively spirit we’ve all come to know and love.
When: Saturday March 12 at 8pm
Where: Metro Theatre
Price: $33.90 from Ticketek
This four-piece indie rock band from Sydney will be hitting the road nationally to play songs from their brand new album Crazy Rack, which was released just last year.
The outfit was first created a few years back by former Red Riders members Al Grigg and Tom Wallace and were later joined by Brendan Walsh and Dion Ford. Their first album Step Brothers earned the group impressive media attention for a freshman effort.
The band’s second LP is an 11-track collection of songs brimming with garage-rock tunes and playful lyrics about hanging out and pursuing hard-to-get crushes. Its feel good vibe will leave you mellow and missing those summer days.
When: Saturday March 19 at 8:00pm
Where: Oxford Art Factory
How much: $17.90 from Moshtix
1. MODEST MOUSE
The long-awaited return of America’s best loved indie rock outfit is finally here. Forming back in 1992, loyal fans have stuck with them thanks to favourites like Dashboard, The World At Large and Float On.
This will be the first time the band has set foot on Australian soil since 2009 and their latest album Strangers to Ourselves is their first body of work after an eight year break. Infectious new singles Lampshades On Fire and Coyotes are currently being pumped all over our airwaves, with the album itself hitting #15 on the ARIA Albums charts.
When: Monday March 21 at 7:00pm
Where: Enmore Theatre
How much: $78.90 from Ticketek