5 things to do to celebrate Aussie Music Month

Aussie Music Month kicks off today, and what better way to get into it than getting out of the house and checking out some of the best live acts going?

It’s November, which means we celebrate all-things Aussie music. There’s a lot of excitement in the air, with all the upcoming festivals, Spilt Milk, Summer Camp, Meredith, The Falls, and heading into the new year with Laneways. There is no shortage of killer lineups and loud as fuck speakers, ready to blow your mind and your ears.

We have broken down the local Sydney venue scene, so whether you are visiting and just passing through or you are one of the lucky ones who actually live here, we have a few suggestions below to while away your time.

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Frankies Pizza – The Hollywood Waltz

The Hollywood Waltz at its core is the heartbeat baseline of the 80’s. Think Daryl Hall & John Oates, crossed with Toto. The band is set to debut their forthcoming mini-album at Frankies Pizza just in time before the venue closes for good, yep that’s right, it’s getting knocked down. And what better way to salute one of Sydney’s music establishments, than to join The Hollywood Waltz for their debut album launch on November 10.


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The Factory Theatre – Free-kin Weekends

The Factory Theatre welcomes music lovers with FREE-KIN WEEKENDS – a series of free events live from their incredible outdoor stage. Enjoy live music and good times in the spring sunshine every weekend as they open up the courtyard, roll in the food trucks, and crank up the volume on some of the very best local talent Sydney has to offer.


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The Manning Bar – Alex Cameron

Alex Cameron is stopping in at the Manning Bar as part of his tour around Australia and New Zealand in November in support of his latest studio album, Oxy Music. Catch the effortlessly catchy synth-pop star and his six-piece live band – including sax player and collaborator Roy Molloy. Stay tuned via their Insta.


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The House of Music and Booze – Bloods and Palms

Like sunshine through the rain, Sydney pop-punk pals Bloods and Palms have announced a special co-headline Friday 4th November. Bask in Palms’ feel-good vibes and hear Bloods play it loud with a brand new bunch of songs. Get in fast, tickets will sell out.


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The Bank – Happy Mags 8th Birthday

Saving the best for last, come celebrate our Birthday at The Bank Hotel. Happy Mag celebrates 8 years next Friday 11 November, with an epic full-venue takeover at The Bank. We’ve got a killer line-up in store for you, featuring Crocodylus, Bread Club, Sesame Girl. The world’s first-ever legitimate sh*t posting exhibition will be held by Newtown Affirmations which is set to be a real-world printed and framed exhibition showcasing this local legend’s finest work to date! Part fine art, part NFTs, part mould…this is not a show you’ll want to miss! To top it off? Entry is FREE and drinks are sorted, courtesy of Pals – because who else but your Pals can bring the good stuff, amirite?


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