Don’t play with yourself this weekend, let the bands play for you at these sick gigs!

If you ever hear someone say that the Australian live music scene is in a rut just point them to the Happy Gig Guide. There they’ll see proof that at any given time of the week there are dozens of quality local acts tearing up stages across the country. So instead of bumming around in your underwear this weekend check out the guide for some sweet gigs in your hometown. Here are 5 that we’re really keen for.

pikachunes vs wells

Looking for somewhere decent to spend your time this weekend? Here a 5 hand picked gigs that are sure to be a damn good time.

Wells vs Pikachunes – Brighton Up Bar, September 5

Okay we’re putting on this show but we know it’s going to be killer! It’s the showdown of the century that may well put the old rivalry to bed. In the blue corner repping Australia is the melancholic alt-rock of Sydneysiders Wells. In the red corner making his live Australian debut is Kiwi electro-pop whizz kid Pikachunes. It’s gonna be wild show to say the least, so be sure to saunter over to the Brighton Up Bar to catch all the action. Special guests Hunch will be greasing the wheels first up.

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Mt Warning – The Foundry, September 4

Be still my fluttering heart, Mt Warning is on tour and is bound to be sending men, women and children alike into a state of swooning hysteria with his velvet smooth croons. His latest EP Petrified Heart is laden with raw lyrics and a fantastic vocal performance, it’s not something you want to miss.

Gang of Youths – Adelaide Uni Bar, September 4

What more can we say? Gang of Youths, one of the best live acts in the country, are playing in your town Adelaide. Nuff said.

The Snowdroppers – Transit Bar, September 4

If you find yourself in Canberra tonight you’d be wise to swing by Transit Bar to behold the glory of The Snowdroppers. Their new album Business is a raw, rollicking good time of a rock record. If you fancy yourself a mosh pit to let off some steam at the end of the week then this is where you need to be.

Deaf Wish – The Tote, September 5

If you love your guitar music and live in Melbourne then The Tote is where you need to be on Saturday night. Deaf Wish have made a name for themselves with their dissonant take on post-punk, their latest album Pain an out and out love letter to guitar music.