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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: September 18th - September 20th

As we head into the final few weeks of September (eek), our contributors are getting their fine selves along to some stellar shows around the country this weekend in particular! From The Rubens on the West Coast, to SAFIA coming through to embrace South Australia, there's plenty to be getting to - check out some of our picks for this weekend, below.

The Rubens - PERTH

The tour The Rubens are eyeing up over the next few weeks looks set to be not only one of their most ambitious, but also one of their most highly anticipated yet. With new album Hoops ready and raring to go, the Menangle boys are heading west this weekend, taking on The Astor Theatre in Perth. Having enjoyed success in WA previously, it should come as no real surprise that tickets for their shows in this area have sold like hotcakes. Keen to see how this one will roll out!

Where?: The Astor Theatre, Perth.
When?: Friday, September 18th.
Tickets: SOLD OUT.

Northlane - DARWIN

Northlane head back to Darwin this weekend, taking over Mitchell Street at Discovery. Supported I, The Burden, Tapestry and We Burn Bridges, the band is set to bring their popular metalcore tunes (inc. their new album Node) to fans in the Top End who've been hanging out for this show for long enough!

Where?: Discovery, Darwin.
When?: Friday, September 18th.
Tickets: www.oztix.com.au.

SAFIA - ADELAIDE

Canberran trio SAFIA come to Adelaide on Friday night as part of their final Australian tour for the year, promoting latest single "Embracing Me". The boys have had a huge 2015 so far, with multiple sold out shows around the country and popular receptions to shows abroad having made them a serious contender further outside the realms of the triple j community that fostered their popularity in the early days. As a live band, SAFIA have only gone from strength to strength - this tour has been proving it so far.

Where?: Fowler's Live, Adelaide.
When?: Friday, September 18th.
Tickets: SOLD OUT.

Tumbleweed - ADELAIDE

Celebrating the reissue and 20th anniversary of the album Galactaphonic, Tumbleweed will be bringing the party to Fowler's Live on Saturday night. Released back in 1995, the record followed on from the success of Tumbleweed's self-titled debut and a successful bout of international touring that put them and their music on the map. The beloved Australian band have begun their next chapter, sadly following the loss of Jay last year, but approach this next phase positively and energetically - two elements featured on this tour.

Where?: Fowler's Live, Adelaide.
When?: Saturday, September 19th.
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au.

The Getaway Plan - DARWIN

The Getaway Plan provided many Australian music fans with an angsty, melodic pop soundtrack to their teenage years and with their latest tour, this time in support of new record Dark Horses, it would seem that a whole new swag of memories are set to be made. The band heads north on Saturday evening to play at the Darwin Railway Club, the Melbourne boys bringing their highly anticipated third album to life in the tropics.

Where?: Railway Club, Darwin.
When?: Saturday, September 19th.
Tickets: www.thegetawayplan.com.

Small World Festival - SYDNEY

The Small World Festival this year boasts the likes of DZ Deathrays (pictured), The Church, Green Buzzard, Summer Flake and more. Pretty tasty, huh? Held at Sydney Park on Saturday, the festival is an 18+ affair and will be showcasing not only some tops Aussie music, but also some tasty food and drink options too. We're talking about Sydney and Newtown in particular, so you can head along expecting the eats and drinks A-game to be brought strongly, with the likes of the Porteño and Marys crew involved.

Where?: Sydney Park.
When?: Saturday, September 19th.
Tickets: www.smallworldfestival.com

Sleeping With Sirens - SYDNEY

Promoting album number four, Madness, US outfit Sleeping With Sirens are in Australia to show fans what they've been working on. They play at the UNSW Roundhouse in Sydney on Sunday night, an all ages show for people to get along to. These Australian shows the band has embarked on has seen them return to our country for their first headline shows here in over two years, a wait that hasn't been lost on the band or their fans - expect something special, the album has been doing so well already, we can't wait to see how it goes down live.

Where?: UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney.
When?: Sunday, September 20th.
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.au.