This Week's 5 Gigs Under $50

Written By Zanda Wilson on 09/09/2015


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's 5 gigs under $50 shows that spring has sprung with a mighty lineup of diverse Australian talent.

The Smith Street Band
Wednesday 9th September @ Manning Bar
How Much: $34.70

Shortly after finishing up a killer UK tour, The Smith Street Band return to Australia with their unique style of Aussie Rock to kick off a special national tour. The guys are still touring off the back of the success of their acclaimed 2014 album Throw Me In The River which earned them a place in last year’s Hottest 100 and a spot on the line-up for this year’s Splendour. The tour goes all around the country, and they’ll be joined at Manning Bar by a huge support trio of Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Sidekicks and The Sugarcanes. Tickets from Oztix.

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Wed, Thurs, Fri 9th-11th September @ The Factory Theatre
How Much: $20 + BF

Having just recently dropped the huge new single Embracing Me, Canberran fellas SAFIA are currently going around the country on a tour in celebration of their new track. Off the back of their huge set at this year’s Splendour In The Grass, the trio are playing three Sydney shows this week at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville, supported by Boo Seeka. Tickets are currently sold out but more may be released on The Factory Theatre’s Facebook page so to stay in the loop, go here.

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Tkay Maidza (2nd Show)
Thursday 10th September @ Oxford Art Factory
How Much: $28.70

Tkay Maidza has announced a second show for this week after her Saturday show sold out, which come as no shock after a whirlwind year which has seen her on the lineup of Groovin The Moo, Splendour In The Grass and newly minted festival This That, among a bunch of other shows. With two huge singles Switch Lanes and M.O.B, Maidza does more than just tour, and her live shows are as dynamic as they are catchy. You can catch her with Willow Beats, Porches and L.K. Mckay in support with tickets from moshtix.

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Meg Mac
Friday 11th September @ The Metro Theatre
How Much: $28.85

2014 was a breakout year for Melburnian Meg Mac, but 2015 has seen the solo act has really established herself. After having three tracks featured in last year's Hottest 100, the home-grown talent took her soulful voice to North America and ventured out on a coast-to-coast tour. Last minute tickets for her show this Friday might still be available at Ticketek or here on the event page.

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The Getaway Plan
Friday 11th September @ Oxford Art Factory
How Much: $23.10

After a two year break-up and a significant shake-up in terms of members of the band, The Getaway Plan released their first record in five years in July this year. Now they’re finally touring again off the back of this latest LP, and will be down at Oxford Art Factory this Friday. Tickets available at moshtix.