L-FRESH The LION. Picture: Cole Bennetts

Five gigs to get to this weekend


Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September

L-FRESH The LION is currently making his way around the country in support of his new album Become, and this weekend he plays a couple of shows in Sydney.

Become is a worthy follow-up to the hip-hop artist’s blistering independent debut album One, which received critical acclaim around the country and beyond.

Along for the ride are stars in their own right – lauded rapper, poet and author Omar Musa – and Sukhjit, the Melbourne-based spoken word artist who soared to prominence after a successful stint on Australia’s Got Talent in 2016.

Tickets to the Saturday night show have sold out, but there’s still a limited number of tickets available for the Sunday show, which can be grabbed here.

Check out the music clip for 1 In 100,000, which comes from L-Fresh’s new album Become, below:


Prince Band Room, Melbourne, Friday 9 September; Max Watt’s, Brisbane, Saturday 10 September

Get ready for a happy/sad dose of nostalgic feels, Melburnians and Brisbanites – American pop-punk/emo mainstays Motion City Soundtrack are playing a final trio of shows along the east coast before calling time on their illustrious 20-year career.

The group’s breakthrough came with the release of their debut album I Am The Movie in 2003, and subsequent tours with the likes of Blink-182, Sugarcult, All American Rejects, and Reggie & The Full Effect.

Joining Motion City Soundtrack at both shows will be Sydney-siders With Confidence, who released their debut album Better Weather in June.

Here’s a track from the headliners, titled My Favourite Accident – so many great memories of taking down cars to this track on Burnout 3 back in 2004…


Old Horton Park Golf Course, Maroochydore, Saturday 10 September

If you live in Brisbane – or even better, the Sunshine Coast – there should be little debate surrounding what you should be getting to this weekend. Maroochydore’s Music & Visual Arts Festival plays host to an all-star bill of talent at Old Horton Park Golf Course on Saturday, 10 September.

Matt Corby, Peking Duk, AlldayGeorge MapleClient LiaisonCity Calm DownNgaiire, Boo Seeka, Bad//Dreems, Vera BluePop Cult and a heap more will be performing, while on the ‘visual’ side of things, you’ll be able to check out specially commissioned work by renowned installation artist Amanda Parer, plus a visual art showcase from musician Bertie Blackman.

Here’s a absolutely killer tune by City Calm Down, in case you needed any more convincing:


459 Bar, Perth, Sunday 11 September

WA-based punks Lionizer will be embarking on their second national tour this year, and it all kicks off this Sunday at 459 Bar in Perth.

It’s been a strong year for the three-piece, who have been consistently working on and releasing new material. They uploaded a new single Something About Bunk Beds to their Triple J Unearthed profile at the end of August.

They’ve also got a solid support bill lined up for the evening, with pop-punks Being BetaFight The Morning and Blindspot also playing sets.

Tickets are $8 on the door from 6pm.

Here’s a great little jam they released earlier this year, titled Bleach:



Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Friday 9 September; The Zoo, Brisbane, Saturday 10 September; Rocket Bar, Adelaide, Sunday 11 September

Popular indie-rock stalwarts End Of Fashion are treating fans with a throwback tour, where they’ll be performing all the tracks from their debut self-titled album.

The tour started off in Sydney on Thursday night, and hits Melbourne on Friday, Brisbane on Saturday and Adelaide on Sunday. They’ll wrap it up with two shows in WA next week.

You can grab your tickets here.

End Of Fashion’s debut album was released in 2006, which peaked at number 3 on the ARIA Charts, and reached Gold status for number of records sold.

It also contained this track, which was a banger back in the day:


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