For those who love Christmas and music, but aren’t the biggest fan of carols, these are the best places to catch a tune…
Sat 14th December
The Workers Christmas Party
First up, The Workers in Balmain will be holding a party that promises plenty of “festive frivolities.” With cocktails, jelly shots and a bedtime of three in the morning, the music won’t even have to be great for you to enjoy this night.
• The Workers, free entry
Wed 18th December
Snapback vs. Snatch and Grab Xmas Bash
Next up is one for the ladies. The Newtown Hotel will be hosting a pretty large line-up. Made up mostly of DJ sets, so not really my scene, but this should be pretty epic for those so inclined. They promise cheap booze too, which is always a nice bonus.
• Newtown Hotel, free entry
Fri 20th December
Gay Paris and King Parrot
And last we have the hardcore. Both these Aussie bands love to thrash and are known for their intensely energetic live performances. King Parrot is real heavy rock; they’ll be at Soundwave next year, while Gay Paris is swamp rock/thrashabilly kind of jams. If you want your head blown off, don’t miss this.
• The Annandale Hotel, $18.40