What’s on this weekend: Happy’s picks for Sydney’s gigs

Still not sure how to spend your weekend? Happy’s got it covered with our favourite gigs this weekend.

It’s pretty simple – after combing through gig after gig, we have accumulated a list of some personal favourites that are playing this weekend in Sydney. From death metal to bedroom pop to post-punk to electro, there’s a price-savvy gig here for everyone.


Rock Against Racism


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The Rock Against Racism fundraiser has a little something for everyone; whether it’s the psychedelic classic rock of Liquid Zoo, the dreamy bedroom pop of Creeping Jenny or the genre-bending Boys at the Back.

Joining them as a special guest is Lez Beckett and MC Clown Bride. 

For just $20, you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone; do your good deed of the week by supporting Rock Against Racism and seeing some kick-ass bands in the process.

It’s a win-win!



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PUNK ROCK MEETS ART SHOW in this killer line-up of both bands AND artists.

Keb and Wilko take on the Gladdy’s Goodspace Gallery to provide a background full of culture and colour while immersing yourself in the sweaty, chaotic music of D.B.A.T.L.S, Performance Management and The Economy. 

Feel your ego grow as you explain to friends that no, you didn’t ‘go to the pub and get pissed’, but instead went to a classy art show.

Best part? It’s totally free.

Talk about boujee on a budget.

Canned Heat


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Canned Heat is truly the best at uncovering gems.

Case in point, the Yulli’s Brewery will be hosting the simply delicious Clash Palace, a mix of jazz, funk and RnB.

Joining them will be hellogrimbo, the synth and complex beats making it impossible not to shake your hips to the groove. 


S.Miles X Doctor Robot


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In possibly the greatest crossover of all time, a dental/mental guru and doctor/robot are coming together to play each other’s songs for the sole purpose of BOOGIE.

Joining them will be Inaugural and Richard Chicken, who are equally fun and synthy.



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Swell Time is back again, delivering on their promise of a swell time with an incredibly juicy lineup, bringing in acts like Pyjama Sundayz, Poolroom and the mysterious SECRET ARTIST.

Along with the live music and DJs, there will also be visual projections and art installations to completely submerge you in  glorious artistry of the eyes and ears.

Oxford Art Factory 16th Birthday

Oxford Art Factory is celebrating their sweet sixteenth in style with a whole venue birthday blowout.

Coming down to celebrate with them will be iconic local acts such as Caitlin Harnett & the Pony Boys, Velvet Trip and Jet City Sports Club.

As a party favour, the birthday bash is free entry, with some complimentary drinks (while stocks last) thrown in.


Lord Esme


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The feel-good Lord Esme will be gracing the stage of Petersham Bowlo for a cheeky afternoon sesh starting at 3.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, what’s better for the Sunday scaries than a schooner, some sun and live music?

Joining Lord Esme will be Casual Swimwear and Scruffamudda.


See the full Gig Guide here.