As the end of 2017 draws ever closer, the Australian live music calendar continues to thrive confidently. A jam packed two months of shows lay ahead from our favourite locals and visitors, check out just a selection of them below.
Come November, Marlon Williams will play his first headline tour in over a year in support of new single “Vampire Again”. After supporting gigs with legend Bruce Springsteen and playing festivals across Europe and North America, Marlon Williams is bringing tracks from both his ARIA nominated debut and his sophomore album (due early 2018) to Aussie shores.
Catch Marlon Williams on these dates:
November 15th | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
November 16th | Howler, Melbourne
November 17th | Mullumbimby Music Festival, Mullumbimby
November 19th | Howler, Melbourne
November 20th | Howler, Melbourne
Lorde is back on Australian shores this month with her Melodrama headline tour. The critically acclaimed second album from the New Zealand pop star shows her at her most raw and vulnerable yet, and music overs won’t want to miss one of the world’s most talented performers.
Catch Lorde on these dates:
November 18th | Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth
November 21st | Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
November 22nd | Opera House Forecourt, Sydney
November 23rd | Riverstage, Brisbane
November 25th | Spilt Milk Festival, Canberra
November 26th | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Melbourne rockers Kingswood are playing their last headline shows for the year this month before bunkering down to record their next album. Fans are in for a diverse night of music at a Kingswood gig, who are sure to bring their token big riffs balanced with the more soulful tracks of their sophomore album.
Catch Kingswood on these dates:
November 10th | Whalers Inn, Warrnambool
November 11th | Fat Controller, Adelaide
November 17th | Karova Lounge, Ballarat
November 18th | The Forum, Melbourne
More info on Kingswood’s headline tour can be found here.
Something For Kate
After a lengthy hiatus in which frontman Paul Dempsey concentrated on solo efforts, Melbourne rockers Something For Kate are back with their first club tour in four years. Album seven is still without a release date, but expect to hear some new material as well as the classics.
Catch Something for Kate on these dates:
November 10th | Manning Bar, Sydney
November 11th | The Triffid, Brisbane
November 17th | The Gov, Adelaide
November 18th | The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
November 24th | 170 Russell, Melbourne
More info on Something for Kate’s headline tour can be found here.
The Plot music festival in Parramatta Park is known for showcasing Australia’s best emerging talent, with artists such as Tash Sultana and Amy Shark playing early sets last year before reaching widespread acclaim. This year is no different, with Confidence Man, Northeast Party House, Bec Sandridge, and heaps more playing this year.
You can catch The Plot on Saturday 18 November at Parramatta Park. For more info and the full lineup visit their website here.
2016 was a massive year for Bec Sandridge, playing a slew of festivals and support shows across the country, and with tracks “You’re A Fucking Joke” and “In the Fog, In the Flame” getting a ton of airtime on Triple J. This year Bec is back with a headline tour in support of her new single “I’ll Never Want a BF”, a celebration of queer identity.
Catch Bec Sandridge on these dates:
November 17th | Howler, Melbourne
November 18th | The Plot music festival, Parramatta
November 24th | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
November 25th | Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Legendary Australian rockers Midnight Oil are bringing their massive world tour back home for 18 dates across Australia. Known for their controversial and catchy protests songs, the Oils are bringing the best of Australian talent long for the tour, so concert goers are in for a great night of distinctly Australian music.
Catch Midnight Oil on these dates:
November 1st | Derwent Ent. Centre, Hobart
November 3rd | Gateway Lakes, Wodonga
November 4th | Hanging Rock, Mt Macedon
November 6th | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
November 8th | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
November 11th | The Domain, Sydney
November 13th | WIN Ent. Centre, Wollongong
November 15th | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
November 17th | The Domain, Sydney
More info on Midnight Oil’s headline tour can be found here.
Ever wanted to visit Tasmania without leaving your couch? Just put on some headphones and listen to Heart Beach, the Hobart indie three-piece who are stunning audiences with their melancholy harmonies.
Catch Heart Beach on these dates:
November 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd | The Gasometer, Fitzroy
November 2nd | Frank’s Wild Years, Wollongong
November 3rd | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
November 4th | The Phoenix, Canberra
November 9th | Rad Bar, Wollongong
November 10th | Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
November 11th | The Bloodhound, Brisbane
November 17th | The Metro, Adelaide
More info on Heart Beach’s headline tour can be found here.
Coming off a mesmerising run with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Opera House, Washington is back for a few remaining shows for 2017, bringing her signature indie-jazz-pop to audiences sans orchestra. Expect to here some cuts off her unreleased new album as well as the classics.
Catch Washington on these dates:
November 3rd | Inland Sea of Sound festival, Bathurst
November 10th | Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
More info on these dates can be found here.
Back for a second time is the Oxford Art Factory’s drug and alcohol free, all ages event, XraySpeX, this year headlined by Brisbane psychedelic rockers The Belligerents and featuring Jack River, The Bleeding Knees Club, and tons more.
Catch XraySpex at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factor on Saturday, 4th November. More info can be found here.
Returning home from his European headline tour, Byron Bay folk singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts is touring Australian capital cities in support of new single “Heaven”. Known for his personal stories of life on the road, Alberts is sure to bring his ocean side Byron Bay vibes to the big cities this November.
Catch Ziggy Alberts on these dates:
November 4th | Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
November 5th | Astor Theatre, Perth
November 10th | Palais Theatre, Melbourne
November 11th | Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane
November 12th | Enmore Theatre, Sydney
More details on Ziggy Albert’s headline tour can be found here.
Newcastle’s premier music festival This That return this month with a stellar lineup including Alison Wonderland, The Preatures, Tash Sultana and tons more. This festival is loved by the locals and known for showcasing the best music and food of the coastal city, making it well worth the trip.
Catch This That at Wickham Park, Newcastle, on Saturday 4th November. More info and the full lineup can be found here.