Wednesday 7th December: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Oxford Art Factory – $28.70
NME described the Portland based, New Zealand founded trio’s sound as “a scruffy blend of shuffling funk and psych nostalgia that feels a lot more right than it should be”. This is probably the best way of describing Unknown Mortal Orchestra, an intriguing group which will be visiting our shores for the first time for the Summer Festival season. Support will be provided by Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays, who have a very amusing video floating around on youtube at the moment (wait till the end).
Friday 9th December: Chet Faker + Valar – Oxford Art Factory – Free
Chet Faker first caught our attention with his buttery rendition of Blackstreet’s 90s classic “No Diggity”. Making the trip up from Melbourne, his performance will be a combination of jazz, soul and electronic music. Sydney locals Valar will be providing strong support, with hype surrounding their latest EP, The Belly of the Whale, still echoing. Did I mention it’s free?
Saturday 10th December: Major Raiser Tickets for Tucker feat. New Navy – Gaelic Theatre – $24.00
Major Raiser are throwing their biggest event yet with the help of one of the most exciting bands floating around, Sydney’s New Navy. With the proceeds generated going towards a South African orphanage, all the more reason to get along to support a great cause. Also on the bill will be Rapids, Monks of Melonwah, Skryptcha and Sydney Girls Choir. There will also be interactive art adding to the atmosphere on the night.
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Friday 24th February 2012: Death Cab for Cutie – Enmore Theatre – $67.10
Having recently released their seventh full album, Codes and Keys, Death Cab will be touching down early next year for their first tour since 2009. An incredibly enduring band, Death Cab have developed their sound to include a more sonic sound in addition to their well-known heartfelt lyrics and melodies.