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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: October 9th - October 11th.

With the Graphic Festival bringing some brilliant artists and minds to the Sydney Opera House, all eyes are going to be on how some visual and musical partnerships go down with Harbour City crowds. Elsewhere down the coast, some exciting Aussie bands both emerging and established will be doing their thing this weekend - check out who we're going to be catching!

Day Ravies - BRISBANE

Indie band Day Ravies gear up for a cheeky Brisbane gig tomorrow night at The Bearded Lady! Touring their album Liminal Zones (released in July), the band has been bringing their retro-flecked rock tunes to crowds around the country for a few months now, sharpening up their live shows and sounding mint. They're touring until mid-November with this bad boy, don't miss out on the opportunity to see how it all sounds live!

When?: Friday, October 9th
Where?: The Bearded Lady, Brisbane
Tickets: www.thebeardedlady.com.au

Parkway Drive - SYDNEY

The purveyors of Ire head to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney this weekend to give fans in NSW a taste. The album has, unsurprisingly, gone down incredibly well and these recent live shows have demonstrated that Parkway are most definitely on some great form.

When?: Friday, October 9th
Where?: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au

Dead Letter Circus - MELBOURNE

The Aesthesis train comes to Melbourne this weekend, with Dead Letter Circus set to perform a blistering set at The Forum! The Brisbane boys have already gone and left fans in Adelaide and Perth in their wake over the long weekend and now, it's the Victorians' turn!

When?: Saturday, October 10th
Where?: The Forum, Melbourne
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au


Photo: Marino Thorlacius

Ólafur Arnalds - SYDNEY

In Sydney for the Graphic Festival, Arnalds teams up with Máni M. Sigfússon and Viktor Orri Árnason for a live concert not seen anywhere else in the world. Taking the audience through his catalogue of music and rolling out popular pieces, new songs and some rarities, Arnalds will be performing alongside some brilliant visuals, with a 13 piece chamber orchestra behind him.

When?: Saturday, October 10th
Where?: Sydney Opera House
Tickets: graphic.sydneyoperahouse.com/home/olafur-arnalds/

Sarah Blasko - SYDNEY

Sarah Blasko will be showcasing her highly anticipated fifth studio record for the Graphic Festival, accompanied by an unmissable specially-commissioned visual performance. The visuals, provided by acclaimed filmmaker Mike Daly, will establish a unique and definitely one of a kind atmosphere within which Blasko's musical vision will come to life.

When?: Sunday, October 11th
Where?: Sydney Opera House
Tickets: graphic.sydneyoperahouse.com/home/sarah-blasko