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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: July 24th - July 26th - The Splendour Edition!

It's Splendahhh weekend! For those of you who aren't going to Byron for the festival, the east coast is about to get hit with a tonne of killer sideshows. Here's some of our picks!

Wolf Alice - SYDNEY

The British group are in Australia for the second time in 2015, following a run of festival dates over New Yea'rs with the Falls Festival. Consistently proving themselves on the live front, Wolf Alice hit the OAF in Darlinghurst tomorrow night for the first time headlining.

When?: Friday, July 24th.
Where?: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

Blur - SYDNEY

Blur is arguably the band a lot of Splendour fans are hanging out to see and we're stoked to finally see them in the country. Pulling out of their Big Day Out commitments back in 2014 crushed a lot of fans, so it looks like the iconic Britpop act are making up for it with these arena shows.

When?: Friday, July 24th.
Where?: QANTAS Credit Union Arena, Sydney
Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au

Earl Sweatshirt - SYDNEY

Earl Sweatshirt is one of our favourites and we can't wait to see what his live shows are like when he takes to the stage at Max Watt's (formerly the HiFi) in Sydney this weekend. A dynamic rapper, his appearance at the Laneway Festival really stood out.

When?: Saturday, July 25th.
Where?: Max Watt's, Sydney
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au

MS MR - SYDNEY

MS MR's new material is set to be providing some awesome moments of live music through the weekend and their return to Australia is one that has been too long overdue for our liking. Always a killer live act, the New York duo are going to be turning up at their Splendour sideshows. Catch them at the Metro in Sydney on Saturday night.

When?: Saturday, July 25th.
Where?: Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au

Azaelia Banks - MELBOURNE

Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Azaelia Banks' Australian appearances are going to be interesting, that's for sure. As to whether she can back up the controversial opinions with some strong live performances, we're interested to see how she goes at her first Australian shows in some time.

When?: Sunday, July 26th.
Where?: Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Best Coast - MELBOURNE

Best Coast always have struck a great chord with crowds down here and when we heard they would be returning, it felt like mates were coming back for some good party times. California Nights is a great record and to see some of that material given a run on the live stage is something we're keen for!

When?: Sunday, July 26th.
Where?: Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: www.cornerhotel.com

Death Cab For Cutie - MELBOURNE

Seth Cohen tragics, unite! Death Cab begin their run of Australian shows at 170 Russell in Melbourne. With an altered line up and a new album to roll out, these shows have been selling tickets like hotcakes and it's unsurprising as to why that is. Always striking an arresting live atmosphere on stage, Death Cab are strong favourites for the level of emotion and powerful punch behind each delivery.

When?: Sunday, July 26th.
Where?: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets: SOLD OUT