This Weekend's 6 Gigs Under $50

Written By Zanda Wilson on 08/27/2015

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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 there’s plenty to get around including some live bands, producers, and a brand new festival concept around Oxford Street.

Paces
Friday 28th August @ Newtown Social Club
Paces
How Much: $15.00

Known best for implanting his unique style on killer remixes of music by artists like the xx and SAFIA, electro beatmaker Paces has really come into his own recently, releasing a bunch of killer original tracks. Now you can catch him bringing his beats live down at Newtown Social Club this Friday for a one-off show. Tickets available on the door or here.

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The Preatures
Friday 28th August @ The Metro Theatre
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How Much? $39.81

Having jaunted around the country more than once in support of last year's stonking debut album Blue Planet Eyes, The Preatures are once again bringing their live act to the stage for a tour in support of their latest single Cruel. The local five-piece, led by charismatic singer Isabella Manfredi, are playing a late-winter show this week at the Metro Theatre. Tix at Ticketek.

Oh Mercy
Friday 28th August @ Oxford Art Factory
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How Much: $23.10

Oh Mercy are in the midst of an Australia-wide tour in support of their latest LP, ‘When We Talk About Love’. The album was written across three American cities and finished off back him in Australia, and carries a worldly feel to it. Their Sydney stop comes this weekend in the form of a show at the Oxford Art Factory, and you can still grab outrageously cheap tickets here.

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SAFIA (DJ SET)
Friday 28th August @ Chinese Laundry
SAFIA
How Much: $27.70

Taking time out of their busy national tour schedule, SAFIA will be down at notorious nightclub Chinese Laundry for a DJ set that will be sure to include some of their latest releases. Don’t miss this chance to see the Canberra boys get down and dirty in a bass-vibed atmosphere that will surely shed a new light on their music. Tickets at Chinese Laundry.

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VOLUMES 2015 FESTIVAL
Saturday 29th August @ Brighton Up Bar, Oxford Art Factory and The Cliff Dive
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How Much: $43.90 - $64.30

VOLUMES 2015 is a brand new music concept debuting this weekend across three incredible venues on and around Oxford Street. From the VOLUMES website; “from tropical psychedelic discos to gritty post-punk dungeons and all-encompassing walls of sound, VOLUMES will be an experience which will push the boundaries of dynamics and energy in a truly unique live music event.” It’s shaping up to be the start of something incredible, and final release tickets are selling fast here.

Heaps Good
Friday, 28th August @ Goodgod Small Club
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How Much? $15.00

Party legends Heaps Gay have lined-up a killer bunch of artists for their Heaps Good party at GoodGod on Friday. Bad Ezzy, DJ Levins, Victoria Kim and more will be spinning tunes alongside performers, projections and drag. Apparently it's also wear purple day, so you'd better get your colour for the night sorted. All proceeds from the event will be going to Oxfam so go and do your good deed for the week and boogie-down while doing so. Check the deets here.