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Haven’t been able to make it to Listen Out? Don’t cry, here are 5 shows to head to instead

Holy crap, it’s October already? Man this year has flown past at break-neck speed. There sure have been some crazy gigs on this year, and the good times aren’t going to let up now. It’s the weekend and there are a plethora of shows to check out. So feel free to peruse the Happy Gig Guide at your leisure to find the best gigs closest to you.

5 shows to see this weekend

Gearing up for a massive long weekend? Here are 5 shows that will get you loose as a goose to celebrate the best of Aussie live music.

Sunbeam Sound Machine – Friday October 2, Shadow Electric, Melbourne

He’s got a new track Getting Young out and it is a bloody screamer. Nick Sowerby will be jetting off to CMJ soon, so now’s your chance to catch him in the flesh and see what the fuss is about.

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The Bennies – Friday October 2, Max Watt’s Sydney, Sydney

If you got a party rock itch then The Bennies are the band to give you a scratch.

The Drones – Friday October 2, The Croxton, Melbourne

It doesn’t really matter if you’re familiar with The Drones or not. There have been reports of the uninitiated becoming transfixed by a mixture if elation and terror the minute Gareth Liddiard graces the room with his howling vocals.

The Beards – Saturday October 3, The Zoo, Brisbane

You should consider seeing a rock show played by a bearded band.

Tkay Maidza –  Saturday October 3, Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Making beats and taking names is just another Tuesday for Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza. Except this is Saturday and Melbourne, and the place you need to be to have a dance.