5 must see gig’s under $20

We all know $20-bucks won’t get you much these days, but it can get you a golden ticket to witness some of the best upcoming talent in the big wide world of music. Some of the best artists I’ve seen have cost me little more than loose change.

While we love our big arena acts, there’s nothing quite like catching a sneaky gig. The best part is you’re always guaranteed an intimate experience (even if the guy next to you in the mosh is sweating all over your enjoyment). Just to name a few – Vance Joy, Megan Washington, Violent Soho & Northeast Party House – are just a few of the names I’ve been lucky enough to catch for less than an hours wage.

Coming into the ‘silly-season’ means we’re all trying to watch our dosh, but still have a good time! Fret no more, as your budget gig guide is here to provide you with all the glorious musical magic you need to not-break-the-bank before Christmas.


This young Sydney based artist is on fire! Only 18 years old and already she’s featured in tracks with the likes of Peking Duck & been featured in Rolling stone magazine. Her entirely self-produced EP Ode, showcases an array of electronic-indie-pop vibes worth getting excited about. It goes without saying that this is girl has talent.  But if your still not convinced, check out her track ‘About us’ – you’ll regret nothing.

WHEN: Friday 20th November, 2015
COST: $12 +BF



This four piece Sydney spectacular is high on the list of “not to be missed” acts. If you live for sweet, celestial harmonies and enjoy long walks on the beach – this is one for you. Their soft 70’s inspired pop music, with a twist of infused violin, will have you feeling like you’ve just fallen in love again for the first time. Close your eyes, and let the infectious sound sink in, listen to their original track, Close my eyes’  and decide for yourself!

8pm Saturday November 21st 2015
$12 + BF


A charming, heart throb of a man, is Fraser A. Gorman. This Melbourne-muso is a canny, storyteller with thriving character, which reflects through his music. This guy can rock a guitar and harmonica,  giving all his songs that folky-vibe you can tap along to. With the recent release of his debut album, Slow Gum, Fraser has been touring around sharing his story and charm with the world and now Sydney. Check out his track ‘Broken hands’ and see if he is your cup of tea!

WHEN: 8pm Thursday December 17th 2015
COST: $12 +BF

Bullshit aside, if it’s a good time with good vibes you’re chasing, Lime Cordiale is where it’s at. Brothers, Oli and Louis Leimbach, know how to put on a show. Providing fun, indie-pop jams you can bop along to. It’s guaranteed no-judgement if you sing along out of tune – as long as you’re having a go and getting amongst it! Checkout out their new track ‘Not that easy’ and see if you’re feeling it!


COST: $17.10
WHEN: Saturday 19th of December, 2015 (doors open 7:30pm)
WHERE: The Metro Theatre Sydney


Fancy some surf-rock, pop vibes in your life? Let me introduce you to Wollongong duo, Hockey Dad. These two young souls will provide a wild time, as their never short of energy. Touring with the likes of the DZ Deathrays and the Jungle Giants, these guys are pretty bangin’.  Check out their track, ‘Can’t have them’ and decide for yourself!

COST: $12 + BF
WHEN: Saturday the 21st of November & Sunday 29th of November 2015
WHERE: The Metro Theatre Sydney


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