This Week's 5 Gigs Under $50

Written By Zanda Wilson on 08/04/2015

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The music scene in Sydney is bursting with talent, but between the plethora of international acts and growing number of lesser known artists performing each week, it can be tricky to choose where to spend your time and cash. Here at the interns, we make it our mission to fit in as much music into each week as humanly possible. This week we’ve got a taste of soul, hip-hop, chiller vibes and everything in between. Get amongst it Sydney.

Vallis Alps
Thursday, 6th August @ Goodgod Small Club
VallisAlps
How Much: $13.90

Shortly after the release of their self-titled debut EP earlier this year, Vallis Alps announced a debut headline tour including shows in Sydney and Melbourne. They wowed audiences at last month’s Splendour In The Grass, and now the duo are set to play an amazing intimate show at Goodgod. Two million plays on Soundcloud can’t be wrong, and although the gig is officially sold out there are plenty of tickets being posted and sold by punters on the Facebook event page here.

[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/vallisalps/young[/soundcloud]

Ngaiire
Thursday 6th August @ Newtown Social Club
Ngaiire
How Much: $18

Since the release of her debut LP Lamentations in 2013, Ngaiire has proven herself as one of Australia’s most eclectic artists, with her live shows known for an unsurpassed vocal delivery and outrageous costumes. She’s played shows with Alicia Keys, John Legend, played at Glastonbury, and now returns to launch her new single Once down at Newtown Social Club. Tickets available here.

Drapht
Friday 7th August @ The Metro Theatre
Drapht
How Much: $39.15

Still best known for his iconic 2008 single Jimmy Recard, Drapht has been kicking it with the best of Australian hip-hope over the better part of a decade. This tour represents his first national run of shows since 2013 and with support from The Funkoars, Drapht will be revving up audiences across the country in anticipation of the release of his forthcoming fifth studio album 7 Mirrors. Tickets from Ticketek.

[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/drapht/sing-it-the-life-of-riley[/soundcloud]

KNXWLEDGE
Saturday 8th August @ Goodgod Small Club
Knxwledge
How Much: FREE!! (SERIOUSLY)

It’s all going off at Goodgod this week, with LA producer Knxwledge backing up from his set at Splendour In The Grass to play a very exclusive show on Saturday. Having released his debut album ‘Hud Dreems’ earlier this year, Knxwledge has also spent his time and talent over the past few years producing for the likes of international superstars Kendrick Lamar and Joey Bada$$. Best of all, entry is free with a secure RSVP, just follow this link.

[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/stonesthrow/knxwledge-jstowee[/soundcloud]

Hucci
Saturday 8th August @ Chinese Laundry
Hucci
How Much: $27.70

A staple of the UK Bass and Trap scenes for a number of years now, Hucci makes his return to Sydney this Saturday at a venue known best for being filthy in both its vibes and its beats. Support will be there in droves, with local acts Spenda C, Aywy, Ventures and TDY among others representing the best of Sydney’s bass scene. Tickets are in their final release here.

[soundcloud width="750" height="200"]https://soundcloud.com/hucci/montana[/soundcloud]