Gigs in February

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Lumis Youth is starting up a running monthly list of gigs to see each month from a variety of venues in Sydney. Each artist’s name has been hyperlinked with a clip that displays why you should see them. If you have any recommendations for this list, feel free to contact Lumis Youth at lumisyouth@gmail.com or leave a comment.

Metro Theatre

– Frightened Rabbit supported by Gang Of Youths – 6th February for $56.70 + BF via Ticketek.

Oliver Tank – 15th February for $17 + BF via Ticketek.

Goodgod Small Club

John Steel Singers & Jeremy Neale – 22nd February for $12 + BF via Moshtix.

Beach Road Hotel – All events listed are FREE.

Rad-A-Rama featuring Palms, Bad//Dreams, Drunk Mums, Lunatics On Pogosticks, The Hollow Bones, The Stiffys – 21st February

The Oxford Art Factory

Miami Horror – 8th February for $28.50 via Moshtix.

Kite String Tangle< – 12th February for $20.00 via Moshtix.

World’s End Press – 13th February for $15.40 via Moshtix.

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Gigs in January

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Lumis Youth is starting up a running monthly list of gigs to see each month from a variety of venues in Sydney. Each artist’s name has been hyperlinked with a clip that displays why you should see them. If you have any recommendations for this list, feel free to contact Lumis Youth at lumisyouth@gmail.com or leave a comment.

Goodgod Small Club

Courtney Barnett – 18th January for $12 + BF via Moshtix

Oxford Art Factory

Snakadaktal Featuring Kilter & D.D Dumbo – 17th January for $15 + BF via Moshtix

Youth Lagoon – 30th January for $38.60 + BF via Moshtix

Sydney Festival – Town Hall

– Modular – Juan Atkins, Movement, Roland Tings, Wordlife, Softwar – 17th January for $36 via Sydney Festival.

– Future Classic – Jacques Renault, Medlar, Touch Sensitive, Wave Racer – 24th January for $46 via Sydney Festival

The Standard

D.D Dumbo featuring Left. & A.D.K.O.B– 18th January for $10 + BF via Moshtix

The Metro Theatre

Jagwar Ma – 17th January for $33.70 + BF via Metro Theatre

Mount Kimbie – 29th January for $33.70 + BF via <a href="Metro Theatre“>Metro Theatre

Beach Road Hotel

Sun City – January 22nd for FREE

Stonefield, The Delta Riggs supported by Bears With Guns and The Jones Rival – 25th January for FREE

44 – Lumis takes on Collarbones @ Sound Lounge

Don’t you hate the beginning of awkward first dates and Collarbones was just like you spend the first half of the night quietly enjoying but not sure whether you should be but when the ice breaks, the fun starts to happen. Entering the candle-lit space, the lights are shimmer against the dark hues hulking in the corners. In the space, there is no distinction between the ‘Artist’ and the ‘Audience Member’, there are only people here soak up the heady atmosphere. Forget everything you know about going to a venue. Forget fighting against everyone else to even breathe some resemblance of air. Forget the cloying smells of booze, body odour or cheap perfume. Its just Collarbones and you.

Starting out like an awkward date, we all sat on chairs, far from the front of the stage staring at their visuals wondering what a boy who looked rather cold standing a forest had to do with anything. To be honest, most of the night I spent wondering what the actual purpose of a group of skinny, cold boys had anything to do with the performance. As the night moved on the tension began to break with some encouragement from Marcus to come closer, so as faithful fans we edged closer to the stage but the for the most of part the audience, mainly consisting of awkward indie folk, sat where they were pathetically nodding along to the music. As the gig began to edge to a close, Marcus announced that they had a special guest, Guerre here to sing along live to Hypothermia. A personal favourite of mine. The night then really took, the ice breaking and hitting ‘critical mass’ as all the awkward indie kids filling out the audience got up and starting dancing along, really blurring the lines along who was the artist and who was an audience member. A surprisingly joyous night in which I scored an interview with Guerre, which will be up when his album comes out this year.

All in all though, I feel this is the type of live music Sydney should be pushing for, it really encourages active audience engagement with the band. Instead of the standard, everyone stand in a huddled mass in which neither element can interact with each other, which can be fun but is not the same when it’s just you up and close with the band.

-L