Empress Of, Banoffee, Oscar Key Sung And Charles Murdoch Are Playing A Special Show At The Sydney Opera House


The iconic Sydney Opera House has hosted some pretty special shows already this year from Disclosure’s dancefloor stormer of a set to Four Tet’s all-encompassing lights and sound show but this newly announced show looks set to be the best yet. Samsung is teaming up with Vice for SOUND + VISION which will see Empress Of, Banoffee, Oscar Key Sung and Charles Murdoch take to the stage accompanied by visuals provided by artists Nonotak, Prue Stent and Tin & Ed.

This will be Empress Of‘s only Sydney show and is likely to be a very special one with her brand of bounding electro-pop set to be accompanied by the visual work of Nonotak. The New York artist’s debut album Me landed a spot in our top 10 favourite albums of 2015.

Melbourne electro-R&B champions Banoffee and Oscar Key Sung will team up with Australian photo surrealist Prue Stent for a special one-off performance. Banoffee and Key Sung are long time collaborators with an undeniable chemistry that’s going to be pretty hard not to be wooed by when they’re standing on the stage of the Opera House.

In addition to both of those performance, Future Classic’s Charles Murdoch will perform alongside visuals by design duo Tin & Ed. Murdoch released his critically-acclaimed debut album Point at the end of last year – an intricate, expansive piece of electronica with guest vocals by Key Sung, WAFIA and Ta-Ku.

As if things couldn’t get any more impressive, new media artist Joe Crossley will be using Samsung technology to fuse the sound and visuals together with motion sensors, midi triggers and audio manipulation. 

We’ve left out the best part though – it’s free. Tickets are flying out the door so you can try your luck by RSVPing here or we have a couple of passes to give away. First in best dressed so send us an email ASAP at [email protected] with your full name.



This Weekend’s 5 Gigs Under $50


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 indie rock, heavy metal, and everything in between.

Parkway Drive – Friday 9th/Saturday 10th October @ The Hordern Pavilion


How Much: $62.29

Parkway Drive sneak into this gig guide although this particular gig scrapes over the $50 mark because they’ve spent most of their career playing cheaper gigs that would’ve fit the criteria. The boys have spent the best part of a decade making some of the most uncompromising and intense heavy music. Catch them this Friday or Saturday at the Hordern, tickets from here

Last Dinosaurs – Friday 9th October @ The Enmore Theatre


How Much: $39.95

Having just released their sophomore album ‘Wellness’, Brisbane four-piece Last Dinosaurs are off on a national tour to celebrate the release. The latest album shows off a more accomplished side to the indie rock stylings of the group, whilst still keeping a certain raw and real feel to their music that made their first album so popular. Tickets available from here.

BAD//DREEMS – Friday 9th October @ Oxford Art Factory


How Much: $17.90

Adelaide boys BAD//DREEMS have recently released their debut LP, featuring the incredible hit single ‘Hiding To Nothing’. Having also just toured the UK, BAD//DREEMS are now playing a number of dates across the country including an intimate show at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney this Friday. Tickets are selling fast from here

World’s End Press – Friday 9th October @ Civic Underground


How Much: $17.50

The boys from World’s End Press are back and will be hitting the Civic Underground to bolster the release of the new single ‘Tall Stories’. The track ventures away from their well-trodden disco sound and towards a house vibe, all while keeping the boys’ toe-tapping beats intact. Tickets for this gig available from here


Ali Barter – Saturday 10th October @ Brighton Up Bar


How Much: $10.00

‘AB-EP’ is the third EP release from Melbourne’s Ali Barter, following on from previous EP releases ‘Trip’ (2012) and ‘Community’ (2014). To launch this new EP, Ali Barter is excited to announce that she will be hitting the road for a run of co-headline dates with close friend Ben Wright Smith. Tickets from here


This Week’s 5 Gigs Under $50


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.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

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.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

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.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

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.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

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.


This Weekend’s 6 Gigs Under $50


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.

Friday 28th August @ Newtown Social Club
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.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

The Preatures
Friday 28th August @ The Metro Theatre
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
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.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

Friday 28th August @ Chinese Laundry
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.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

Saturday 29th August @ Brighton Up Bar, Oxford Art Factory and The Cliff Dive
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
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.


This Weekend’s 5 Gigs Under $50

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 a silly amount of music on the weekend, so we’ve got you covered from electro to acoustic and whatever else you might be into.

The Grates
Friday 14th August @ Oxford Art Factory
TheGratesHow Much? $33.80

In November last year The Grates released their 4th album Dream Team. They now make they’re long-awaited return to the stage with their Team Work Makes The Dream Work Australian east coast tour. With a career that has spanned more than a decade and four celebrated studio albums, it’s safe to say that The Grates live is an investment worth making. Tickets here.

Miami Horror
Friday 14th August @ The Metro Theatre

Miami Horror

How Much? $28.85

After releasing their sophomore album All Possible Futures earlier this year, Aussie indie-electro legends Miami Horror return home in August after an extensive tour of both North and South America. The support acts for this run of gigs is absolutely phenomenal, with Cleopold, JOY. and Young Franco all playing live in the lead up. Tickets available here.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

Friday 14th August @ Newtown Social Club
UpskirtsHow Much? $15.00

Sydney psychedelic lads Upskirts have announced some aptly timed tour dates, coinciding with the launch of their EP ‘Barely Moving’ as well as the video for their latest single Nothing Happens In Roseville. This will also be the first time many of the efforts on Barely Moving will be given a public airing. Tickets at the door or from Newtown Social Club.

Friday 14th August @ Oxford Art Factory (Gallery Bar)

banffHow Much? $11.60

Banff is the former front man of Brisbane group Little Casino, but stepped down in 2014 to focus on his solo work. The result? Ethereal layers of spacious, soul-drenched indie-pop – that is the craft of singer-songwriter known also as Benjamin Forbes. With over 150,000 listens to his single Stand In Line Banff is proving himself to be one to look out for this year. Tickets here.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]

Saturday 15th August @ Brighton Up Bar
foreignnationalHow Much? $11.25

The first half of 2015 has seen Melbourne’s Foreign/National trade their unrelenting love of touring for the confines of the studio to begin work on a debut album. Now with the release of Pacific Cruise, another product of their collaborative partnership with Joey Walker from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard), Foreign/National are ready to hit the stage again to showcase a whole heap of new material. Tickets at oztix.

[soundcloud width=”750″ height=”200″][/soundcloud]


This Week’s 5 Gigs Under $50


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
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″][/soundcloud]

Thursday 6th August @ Newtown Social Club
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.

Friday 7th August @ The Metro Theatre
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″][/soundcloud]

Saturday 8th August @ Goodgod Small Club

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″][/soundcloud]

Saturday 8th August @ Chinese Laundry
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″][/soundcloud]

Stay in the loop with new music and events by joining our newsletter list.


Best First Impression Of The Week?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...