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DZ Deathrays play this Friday & Saturday night. Picture: Luke Henery

Five gigs to get to this weekend: 23-25 September

DZ DEATHRAYS

V Room, Noosa, Friday 23 September; Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast, Saturday 24 September

With a brand new single under their belts, DZ Deathrays will play a couple of shows in Queensland this weekend before jetsetting out to the United States with Dune Rats for a massive international tour, which also includes dates in Europe and Canada. They’ve also just announced an Australian tour in December, so if you want to catch them before things get absolutely hectic, now is your chance.

They’ll be joined this weekend by WalkenColumbus and The Iron Eye on Friday, while Von VillainsYes Sir Noceur and Trapdoor fill the bill on Saturday.

Here’s the new single by DZ Deathrays to get you pumped…

 

ART PARTY 4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, Friday 23 September

Oxford Art Factory has been celebrating local talent in the form of Art Party for four years now, and to celebrate, they’re putting on a birthday show to remember. Three stages are set to host a huge bill of homegrown talent, including Rhythm HuntersDubarrayUngus Ungus UngusJunkyard BeatsMandalaBella FuegoEmily EmbersAndea DarlingLouisa MagricsLuke McTaggartRaineeSisco ElectroDeep Sea Lights, and Maitri.

You can grab your your final release tickets from Moshtix.

In the meantime, get yourself warmed up with this glitchy track (featuring a whack film clip) by Deep Sea Lights…

GYPSY & THE CAT “VIRTUAL ISLANDS” ALBUM TOUR

Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth, Friday 23 September; Howler, Melbourne, Saturday 24 September

Gypsy & The Cat officially kicked off their album tour at the beginning of the month, and this weekend they’ll be getting back into the swing after a couple of weeks off to play two shows on opposite sides of the country. The band’s third full-length album showcases a triumphant return, but it will in fact also be their last ever tour, with the band to split once it’s all over.

The band will be bringing Edd Fisher to the party for the Saturday night show, while the show in Perth on Friday will transverse into a huge night of rap and R&B classics to keep the party going after the set has finished.

Grab your tickets from Gypsy & The Cat’s website and send them off in style!

Here’s one from their older catalogue:

THE SONICS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

The Gov, Adelaide, Friday 23 September; Max Watt’s, Melbourne, Saturday 24 September

American garage-punk pioneers The Sonics barrage their way into a huge Australian tour as of this weekend, with more shows around the country taking place in the lead up to next weekend. It has been over 50 years since the band released their first single The Witch in 1964, with their first full-length album Here Are The Sonics released the following year.

Three out of five of the ‘classic’ The Sonics lineup will be touring the country this time around, so if you want to see where one of the largest precedents of hard-edged rock’n’roll stemmed from, get down to this one.

Here’s one of their classics:

 

HIDEOUS SUN DEMON

Mojo’s, Perth, Saturday 24 September

Perth’s Hideous Sun Demon are gaining a lot of hype at the moment, and deservedly so – they brought the house down recently at BIGSOUND Festival with their unique and high-quality blend of psych garage-punk, and musical talent aside, frontman Vincent Buchanan’s eccentric moves on stage are reason enough to see the band anyway.

They’ll be performing with Regular Boys (their track Bad Behaviour is a huge favourite at the moment), as well as Body BoysUrsula, and Boat Show.

Tickets are $10 on the door from 8pm.

Get around the frenetic energy and ’80s Australiana vibe of this clip by Hideous Sun Demon:




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