Sydney’s Best 5 Gigs Under $50 This Week: City Calm Down, Allen Stone And More

Written By Zanda Wilson on 03/30/2016

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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 is choc full of Bluesfest sideshows following the wrap-up of the annual festival last weekend, so we’ve extended our wallets a little for some of the best gigs that may cost you just over the usual budget of $50…

Allen Stone
Wednesday 30th March @ The Factory Theatre
How Much: $62.80
The inimitable Allen Stone is back in Australia this March. With three albums now under his belt, the soul singer has just finished up at Bluesfest and will be coming down to Sydney to perform at the Factory Theatre. It's not quite $50, but c'mon it's worth it.

Nahko & Medicine For The People
Wednesday 30th March @ Metro Theatre
How Much: $50.87
Nahko & Medicine For The People are a unique musical collective, headed by multi-instrumentalist Nahko Bear. They bring an incredibly deep spiritual message to their fans or ‘tribe’ through their music, and have just played a killer set at Bluesfest last weekend. Catch them at the Metro Theatre in Sydney this Wednesday for a not-to-be-missed live performance.

Oliver Goss Band
Wednesday 30th March @ Brighton Up Bar
How Much: $10
The Oliver Goss Band is set to launch their debut EP Kill It or Face It this Wednesday at Brighton Up Bar. Since they formed they’ve moved away from a style or pure rock and instead developed a catchy blend of feel good rock and roll, with poppy lyrics. This latest EP will be testament to the development of the OGB.

Vintage Trouble
Thursday 31st March @ Factory Theatre
How Much: $58.10
Fresh off playing Bluesfest, American band Vintage Trouble will be playing a couple of one-off sideshows in east-coast cities this week. The band has pretty much been touring non-stop since 2014, and has played the likes of Glastonbury, Coachella, SXSW, and as a support for AC/DC’s 2015 world tour. Thursday sees them take on the Factory Theatre in Marrackville.

City Calm Down
Friday 1st April @ Oxford Art Factory
How Much: $20
Melbourne’s City Calm Down released their debut album In A Restless House in September last year. To celebrate, the boys have been touring nationally since December, playing festivals including Lost Paradise and Falls Festival. Now you can catch them at an intimate show at Oxford Art this Friday.