Got a thing for getting nice and sweaty with a bunch of random people? Then these 7 gig picks are for you

Yeah its getting hotter. So what? There’s something kind of poetic about a large group of complete strangers flocking to one place, only to move a lot, get really sweaty and rub against each other. Call me weird but I like it. If you’re weird too then you should definitely get to one of these gigs. Picked from the Happy Gig Guide, there are some rippers this weekend. Remember, if you’re a muso and want to be in the Gig Guide all you have to do is register with Songkick.

Gold Class Brighton Up Bar

It’s weekend time and you know what that means. Yes, blowing all your hard earned dollars on shows and beer.

Gold Class – Brighton Up Bar, Friday 23rd October

The Gold Class guys have been killing it lately. You can’t turn on Sydney’s FBi Radio these days without hearing the dulcet tones of Adam Curley moaning through Life As A Gun. They are currently touring their debut record It’s You, which came out a little under a month ago. Expect some brooding Ian Curtis vibes as the band take on the tiny triangle stage at Brighton Up Bar. Just don’t crowd surf and get thrown down the stairs.

The Murlocs – Mojo’s Bar, Friday October 23rd

Jump on down to Perth’s Mojo’s Bar tonight to get a solid dose of 60s grooves courtesy of psych rockers The Murlocs.  This will be the second show of their Rolling On tour which will see them tearing around the country like a band of crazed hillbillies, blaring out rollicking fuzz guitars, soulful vocals and manic harmonica. Support comes from Orb and The Spunloves, who we are both pretty fond of.

The Pretty Littles – The Evelyn, Friday October 23rd

The Pretty Littles are one of those young bands who work their arses off touring heaps and putting out a tonne of tunes. They’ve decided to put the brakes on for the rest of the year, but not before one last hoorah at The Evelyn in Melbourne. They’ll be playing some new tunes and have got some pretty solid support from The Shakes and Slim Jeffries. Get down.

Philadelphia Grand Jury – The Brightside, Friday October 23rd

The Philly Jays are back baby. It’s probably the best news we’ve heard all year. After returning to the fore with surprise single Crashing and Burning pt II after a hiatus that went for far too long, the band announced they would be hitting the road on their Summer of Doom tour, playing tracks from their new album of the same name, plus all the classics. Trust me, these guys absolutely tear it live. Support comes from Sydney’s High-tails.

MoVement Festival – Various locations, Sydney, Saturday 24th October

Taking place over the entire weekend, MoVement Festival is a sprawling celebration of all things dance and electronica in Sydney. There are live shows, vinyl trucks, DJ workshops, boat raves, secret warehouse parties and more across the city’s best venues. Saturday takes the cake though with bands like Seekae and Spank Rock taking the stage. There are too many things to do to but in this little paragraph, so head over to the MoVement event page to check out everything that is going down.

Violent Soho – Corner Hotel, Saturday 24th October

The Violent Soho boys have been riding the wave of success following their adored Hungry Ghost record, which catapulted the band to near rock god status in Australia. They rather sneakily dropped a new single Like Soda just a few weeks back and to celebrate they are hitting the road for a bunch of sold out shows on the East Coast. If you have tickets, then lucky you, these shows are gonna be huge. They are supported by Palms, who also rule.

Tenderfoot – The Commercial, Saturday 24th October

Tenderfoot are kicking off a 7 date run of shows this weekend to launch their new single, The Scenery – the first from their upcoming debut EP. If you haven’t listened to the band before you should probably sort that out. Their first show is in Milton on the NSW South Coast, before they take on some major cities and rural towns on the East Coast.

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