• The Hot Damn! Roadtrip club night will return to Hostage X in July. The satellite event for the popular Sydney punk-alternative nightclub ran regularly in 2012 and 2013 then vanished without a trace. The club night has made a sudden return, and will take over Hostage on July 25 with Graves, Justice For The Damned and Oppressor playing live and DJs spinning after.
• South Coast DJ talent Yahtzel has been named part of the mega Listen Out festival line-up. The dance music tour, headlined by Flume, Chet Faker and Schoolboy Q, runs around the country later this year, starting in Sydney on September 27.
• Art vs Science are back in business after a little time off, and they've locked in a regional tour that takes in Wollongong. The dance-rock trio will bring their Creature of the Night tour to the Unibar on August 14. Tickets on sale June 20.
• Eskimo Joe's classic album A Song Is A City turns 10 this year, and the band's frontman Kav Temperley is celebrating in style. He will hit the road for an acoustic solo tour in July, sharing songs and stories from the band's second album. Temperley will be playing at Bulli's Heritage Hotel on July 20.
• Brisbane band Dune Rats roll their national album tour into Sydney for two shows this weekend, and three local bands will be on the respective bills. The Walking Who and Shining Bird are support acts on the 18+ show at the Oxford Art Factory on Saturday while young Wollongong rockers White Blanks just won the chance to open the all-ages gig at the Metro on Sunday. Both shows are sold out so get along early and you can see some local boys in action.
• Kay Proudlove released her lovely Drunk Girl Vow video last week and has just announced a tour to support new EP Finding Words. She'll play eight gigs down the eastern seaboard from Brisbane to Milton in July, with a show at the Heritage Hotel to finish the tour on July 26.
• A choir might not be your idea of local music but on Friday, you may want to give it some thought. As part of Refugee Week celebrations, a mass choir has been formed to perform at a fund-raising concert to be held at City Diggers.
Singers from all over will come together for the Boundless Plains To Share event, which will raise money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. Tickets are $20, and the show starts at 7pm.
• The first artists for the second Folk By The Sea festival have been announced. The Kiama festival will return in September. Mic Conway, Beth Patterson, Miriam Lieberman and the Wheeze & Suck Band are the first acts named who will join the line-up. The festival runs from September 26-28 and early bird passes are available now for $50.
RUFUS – Waves, Friday
Parkside DJs, Nick Lynar, Harrison Moore – Three Chimneys, Friday
Sans, Batrays, the Nuclear Family – Rad, Saturday
Nerdlinger, Revellers, Raised As Wolves – Dicey Rileys, Saturday
Deja vu w/ Reece Low, Monkey Safari – The Grand Hotel, Saturday
Kinetic Method – Three Chimneys, Friday
Anchors, Thesis, Hourglass – Rad, Sunday (afternoon)
Breve, Bad Valley, Lint – Rad, Sunday (night)
Shaun Kirk, Dane Overton – Three Chimneys, Thursday
Northeast Party House, High Tails, Nuns – Rad, Thursday
The Cairos – Heritage Hotel, Thursday