May 28, 2010
Are you new to your Furnished Apartment in Sydney?
One thing you may not know yet is that Sydney has great music. Whether you and your flatmates like your music live and loud or soft and sultry, there’s a show out there for you. And usually it’s pretty cheap! Prices for quality live music shows and club nights in Sydney usually start as low as $10. So whip out your diaries – here are the details of some of the best musical nights out on offer in the coming months…
INDIE ROCK: Dappled Cities @ Manning Bar
THE BAND: Dappled Cities are one of Sydney’s best indie-rock exports. They’ve toured Australia, New Zealand, the UK and the US extensively, and they’ve helped to make the Sydney indie scene what it is today.
If you haven’t already heard these guys, check out the sound (and their awesome video clip!) here:
THE VENUE: Manning Bar is one of the student bars at the University of Sydney, but luckily you don’t have to be a student to enjoy the great entertainment and cheap food and drink on offer.
- Saturday 5th June, 8pm
- $18 + booking fee
- For more details and bookings:
80s REVIVAL: No Life Til Leather @ Hermann’s Bar
THE SHOW: Feather your mullets and get ready to whip out your tightest pants – Bon Jovi are back! No Life Til Leather is a rock revival club night, and the next show on the line up features remastered editions of some of Bon Jovi’s greatest hits.
THE VENUE: Hermann’s Bar is another great venue at the University of Sydney. It’s also close to King St, Newtown, so when you’re done with the show you can head out to some of Sydney’s best pubs, restaurants and late-night cafes.
- Friday 2nd July, 9pm
- $10 at the door only
- For more details and bookings:
CLUB/ RAVE: Saturday nights @ The Gaff
THE MUSIC: Yes, we know that “club” and “rave” aren’t the same thing, but if you want madness and mayhem with your music, this is where you want to be.
THE VENUE: The Gaff on Oxford Street in Darlinghurst prides itself on being off-the-chain crazy, and Saturdays are the craziest night of all. You can expect a lineup of Sydney’s freshest DJs, some awesome people, an electric atmosphere and a great time.
- Every Saturday night
- Prices vary – often you’ll get in for free or cheap if you turn up before 9pm, but check the website
- More details: http://www.thegaff.com.au/
FOLK, JAZZ AND BLUES: The Vanguard
THE MUSIC: The Vanguard does not have any regular programs or nights – you’ll get something completely different every time.
Here’s a video of Aussie folk-soul duo Angus and Julia Stone performing at The Vanguard
THE VENUE: The Vanguard was rated by UK newspaper The Independent on Sunday as one of the top 10 venues in the world for live music, along with Madison Square Garden. They market themselves as a live music venue in general, but most days you’ll find some form of folk, jazz, blues, soul or funk. The venue has a 1920s feel, and patrons can eat a wholesome, soulful meal whilst they watch the show.
- Tuesday – Sunday every week, 7pm – Midnight
- Around $18 for general admission, with higher set prices for show & meal.
- For more details and bookings: http://www.thevanguard.com.au/
Hopefully, at least one of these options will have caught your fancy. If not though, don’t despair! This is just the tip of the iceberg of Sydney’s music scene. If you’re looking for music in Sydney – or really anything to do at all, then let me introduce you to your new best friend:
This site will let you know what’s happening on any day of the week in Sydney. From music to food and free events, they’ve got it covered.
Now you’ve got this information, there’s no excuse – get out there and into Sydney’s music scene! And remember – if you find more great music in Sydney, don’t keep it to yourself – comment on the blog and let us know!