Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in Sydney this October

It’s the end of September and we are reaching to grasp the Summer Holidays and Christmas celebration, but just can’t quite get there. Stop reaching for holidays and start grabbing tickets because life doesn’t have to be mundane with great live music around everywhere. Here are nine great gigs in Sydney this October that will get you through the month.

Caiti Baker

Waywards: 4th October

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Sweet, sweet seduction, Caiti Baker is strutting her powerful soul, blues, genre bending show in to Sydney. Celebrating the first anniversary of her solo album ZINC she will be bringing 2018 singles “Yep Yep” and “Gimme” on the road, highlighting her pop influence and new industry experience gained from supporting chart topper Guy Sebastian, featuring on a single with Briggs and even getting the chance to lay down some backing vocals with superstar Pete Murray.

For more information and to grab tickets click HERE.

A Bright Light – An Evening for Luke 

Metro Theatre: 4th October

At the end of August, multi instrumentalist and huge influence in the Australian music industry Luke Liang, lost his battle with depression.  Now Luke’s closest muso friends are coming together to put on a one-off charity concert with all proceeds going to Support Act – a charity that supports those in the music industry who are dealing with mental health, illness, injury or other crises. The lineup includes:

Alex The Astronaut
Jarryd James
Jack River
Papa vs Pretty (performing for the first time since their breakup in 2014)
Thelma Plum

To learn more about the often dismissed issues that Support Act are helping to address, visit their site HERE and to buy tickets for this special event click HERE.

Sloan Peterson

11th October: The Lansdowne


Sweet sensibilities and rocking love songs, Sloan Peterson is a versatile pocket rocket, each of her songs throwing unique tributes to each decade of influences, most notably 50s guitar based pop.  Add Sloan Peterson to your list of gutsy female singer songwriters making their way in the industry like Ruby Fields, Angie McMahon, Alex Lahey and Tia Gostelow, and jump on board this unstoppable force.

For more information about tickets to see Sloan Peterson click HERE.


12th, 13th and 14th October: Metro Theatre

These days I can’t even walk out of my house without seeing a Skegss fan rocking their merch, high Dr Martens and probably smoking a dart or skateboarding. (not to generalize…) After dominating the festival circuit and now releasing their debut album My Own Mess, Skegss have shown a softer side of their stoner pop sound in songs “Up In The Clouds” and “Smogged Out.” Don’t be fooled though, these shows will be anything but soft, with mosh pits, beer and a heap of good old fun certainly making their way on to the guest list this year.

For more information click HERE.

Oxford Art Factory 11th Birthday

13th October: Oxford Art Factory

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I thought a jumping castle at my 18th was cool but Oxford Art Factory is turning 11 and has got a stacked lineup to celebrate. Luckily, you guys were all invited and don’t even have the drag of buying a present! All you have to do is RSVP and you get free entry to party with West Thebarton, Groove City, Mickey Kojak, Pist Idiots, Racket Johnny and heaps more. Oxford Art Factory is a great venue, which has always had a focus on showcasing upcoming talent and this event is no different. (except for the fact that hopefully there is cake!)

For more information about this party and to RSVP to the event click HERE.

Tia Gostelow

18th October: The Lansdowne


Only turning 18 last year, the vocals of Tia Gostelow are already undistinguishable. Smooth and deep, her memorable beat and broad soundscape in songs like “Strangers” has the warmth of an ideal sing along. Be one of the first to catch her debut album “Thick Skin” and enter the darker and more powerful side of pop princess Tia Gostelow at her album launch party.

For more information about Tia and her album launch party click HERE.

The Bronx

25 October: Metro Theatre

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LA Punk Rockers The Bronx have been throwing all they’ve got in to every performance since 2002. Their fifth album The Bronx (V) released last year blasted us with cleaner production, showcasing the chaotic energy and enthusiasm they breed. There is no better time to become a Bronx fan than now as they bring along Victorian punk band High Tension for you to fall in love with as well.  Day one fans of the Bronx will be pleased to see the similarity between the Victorian youngsters and the early days of The Bronx.

For more information about Bronx and to find tickets to this event click HERE.

Peter Bibby 

25th October: The Lansdowne

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Peter Bibby will be bringing his rugged, self deprecating songs about the life of middle Australia to the Lansdowne. A hilarious difference between Sloan Peterson and Peter Bibby fans, stay for the other act as you might just discover a new love for charming pop or punk rock.

To grab tickets for Peter Bibby click HERE. And if you can’t make this set, he plays the next night at Uni Bar in Wollongong.

Methyl Ethel

31st October: Oxford Art Factory

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Broody, breezy and beautiful, METHYL ETHEL have marked their territory, transcending the barriers of indie pop in to something unique and powerful.  Their Splendour in the Grass set this year put me in a mesmerising and idyllic daze, before abruptly waking me as I saw people in the distance cutting each others hair during 2017 hit “Ubu” while the crowd bellowed the lyrics “why’d you have to go and cut your hair.”

I can’t believe I’m using my most hated “buzz word” but Methyl Ethyl performances take you on a “journey” and one we’d love to share it with you this October.

For more information click HERE.