Alex Lahey will perform at The Stonecutters Festival in Adelaide on Friday.

Five gigs to get to this weekend: 16-18 September


Manning Bar, Sydney, Saturday 17 September; The Triffid, Brisbane, Sunday 18 September

Following a successful debut in 2015, the annual I Love Life mini-festival is back for its second appearance this weekend. Co-curated by Poison City Records and seminal Aussie punk rockers The Smith Street Band, I Love Life promises to be one hell of a party.

This year’s lineup features a range of impressive punk rock acts from Australia and beyond, including The BenniesHigh TensionPity SexThe Hard AchesCamp CopeRozwell KidCayetanaCreative AdultHostile Objects, and more.

Tickets for both shows are available here.

Here’s the opening track from Camp Cope’s self-titled debut album released earlier this year, which is sure to be sitting atop many people’s Album Of The Year lists come December.



Albion Park Harness Racing Club, Brisbane, Friday 16 & Saturday 17 September

The Beer Incider experience is, naturally, the place to be for anybody with a taste for … well, beer and cider. Boasting products from 38 independent brewers and cider producers, there will no doubt be something there for everybody.

There will also be a music lineup to drool over – Holy HolyJosh PykeMid AyrSinead BurgessThe Glorious NorthThe StrumsCalaisNeighbour and West Texas Crude will all be performing.

The festivities begin at 4:30pm today and run until late tomorrow night, so grab your tickets here quick smart!

Here’s a killer tune from Holy Holy in case you needed any more convincing…



Badlands Bar, Perth, Saturday 17 September

Perth mainstays Sugar Army are launching their third studio album Beast this weekend, a record they call their “most accomplished and inspired record to date”.

The band’s popularity soared upon the release of their first album The Parallels Amongst Ourselves back in 2009, but this time around, they’ve pushed themselves into new areas to create a fresh product.

Joining them at the newly refurbished Badlands Bar will be fellow locals GunnsHuman Buoy and Leopard Lake.

Tickets are $15 here, or $20 on the door.

Feast your eyes and ears on the clip for Battles, the second song released from Beast.



The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, Friday 16 September

Community-based collective Foreign Brothers have conjured up a massive offering of hip hop and jazz at The Gasometer Hotel this Friday night – two stages and over 15 acts await punters for what will be a huge celebration of the beats this town has to offer.

The lineup features ESESEMan Made Mountain, WVR BVBY, N’Fa Jones, The First Baboon Symphony OrchestraBig WordsMalesh P, MarcusEddie MacDJ Danny OSX, SkomesChicken WishboneWolves In The CellarSadiva and Given Names.

Tickets are available here and are selling fast.

Get inspired with this slick track by Man Made Mountain…



Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide, Friday 16 & Saturday 17 September

Named in tribute to The Simpsons, Adelaide’s mini rock festival The Stonecutters returns this weekend with a loose lineup featuring the likes of Dune RatsThe BenniesAlex LaheyThe Hard AchesThe GrenadiersWest Thebarton Brothel PartyHightime and Rozwell Kid.

Stonecutters launched last year, and featured sets from headliners Bad//Dreems and The Peep Tempel. If there’s any way you can pay tribute to the famously infamous Stonecutters cult, do so, and do it with pride.

Here’s a newish one from Alex Lahey, which comes from her B-Grade University EP which was released earlier this week.


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