Baybeats might be over, but your support for the local music scene doesn’t have to be. If you can’t get enough of the acts you heard last week, you’ll be glad to know that some of them have performances lined up in the next few weeks (or days!).
Some of these are solo showcases, while others are part of bigger collaborations that feature other big names. Keeping track of local gigs can be tough, so we’ve gone ahead and found three that you might want to add to your calendar:
Rock For Noah’s Ark
Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter is home to 700 dogs, 300 cats and 9 horses (among other animals), and according to their Facebook page it costs $35,000 a month to operate. As you might expect they need a little help to keep running, and thankfully some local musicians are holding a gig this Saturday to raise funds for them.
This group of altruistic musicians include Baybeats performers Disco Hue and Pleasantry, along with other big names like Inch Chua and M1LDL1FE (who you might know better as Take Two). Throw in Deon, Dru Chen and Sherene’s Closet into the already-stellar lineup, and you have a varied mix of genres that’s sure to make for a good weekend outing.
Good music for a good cause at a good price? Yeah, we definitely know where we’ll be on Saturday.
Venue: Barber Shop By Timbre
Date & Time: August 25th, 3pm
Kin Leonn – “Commune” Live
In our previous Baybeats article we listed festival opener Kin Leonn as one of the acts you should totally check out, and if you can’t get enough of his haunting ambient tunes you’ll be glad to know that he’ll be playing a solo show at the end of the month.
Taking place at The Projector, the multi-instrumentalist is set to premiere and perform the entirety of his upcoming album Commune in a 75-minute set that’s pretty much guaranteed to captivate. Billed as his “most complete set to date”, you can also expect him to perform older songs from his time with electronic act Midst.
$25 might seem a little steep to watch a single musician, but considering that live performances from KITCHEN.LABEL artists are notoriously hard to come by, it’s best to take up the opportunity when it presents itself.
Venue: The Projector
Date & Time: August 31st, 8:30pm
Keisey EP Release Show
If you’re experiencing withdrawal symptoms from Paramore’s recent gig, then Keisey’s upcoming EP launch might be worth checking out. After making their rounds in the local gig circuit for the past few months, the pop punk quintet are finally releasing their debut EP Get A Look At Your Life next month…and they’re bringing some friends to celebrate the occasion.
Among those friends are Garage Rock trio Knightingale, who played not one, but three sets at this year’s Baybeats. With a host of other alternative rock acts that include I, Devotion and Anna Judge April (who also happen to be Baybeats alumni), this is a lineup that’s sure to bring you back to the days of emo, teenage angst.
You can keep your band tee and studded belt in the closet, though — the dress code implores you to wear “anything but black”, which might inadvertently lead to the most colourful mosh pit ever. That alone would be the price of admission, we’d say.
Venue: SLED Productions x Decline
Date & Time: September 8th, 4pm
Admission: $10 At The Door