Fashion, music and politics collide in this landmark publication by Liz Ham, one of Australia’s most acclaimed female photographers. Included are more than 100 portraits photographed across the country inspired by and referencing the iconic women of punk history, as embodied and re-enacted by those who channel the punk movement in contemporary daily life. Punk Girls is an authentic representation of the punk movement in its many guises with an important focus on the females who inhabit this world. Join this fascinating panel discussion with Liz HamEmma Price, founding member of the Kingpins and CoFa lecturer and Ollie Henderson, model, musician and founder of House of Riot. State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 2-3pm, $10

PACT Salon – BAD

The final PACT Salon of 2017 presents a night of performance, theatre and art curated by Cope Street Collective.  Come along as PACT becomes a Pleasure Island for the forgotten, fringe-dwelling and outcasts. Live acts, music and dance showing the base of human desire, struggles and survival. BAD will feature rappers PaceMakerMC Kronic, Dobby, Nooky and Munkimuk, performers Bernice MumbullaGenevieve StewartJorjia GilliesKatie Beckett and Colin Kinchela, artists Kodie Bedford and Mathew Cooper, DJ Emily Nicol and MC Bjorn Stewart. Pact Salon, Erskineville, 6-10pm, $10 online / $15 on the door


Dog Days returns to the Oxford Art Factory.  A massive party showcasing the incredible talent on offer in and around Sydney, Featuring 8 Live bands and 2 house DJ’s. Having sold out in April, and with a bigger and better line up, December 2 is set to be another sell out event. Oxford Art Factory, 8pm, $25


She Sessions, Sundays at The Cloey

The Cloey have your summer Sundays sorted. To celebrate some of Australia’s very best female artists, the Clovelly Hotel are throwing a series of live music sessions in their beer garden.
Headlining this Sunday is Sydney six-piece band Tigertown. DJ’s from 2pm and into the evening. Clovelly Hotel, 2-10pm, free

Luen Jacobs at Pavlova Bar All Night Long

Luen Jacobs is taking control of Pavlovabar this Sundee ALLLL NIGHTTT LOOOONG.  DJ, triple j presenter, and the creative driving force between TAXX (& prev Hand Games), Luen Jacobs is a familiar face in Australia’s music family. DJing at a stack of club venues and festivals, Luen has recently returned from presenting and selecting on main stages across Groovin’ the Moo’s National Festival tour, playing at Splendour in The Grass festival and has previously played Strawberry Fields, Secret Garden Festival, Tasmania’s Dark MOFO and more. Club 77, Darlinghurst, 9-3am, free

Blak Markets at Barangaroo Reserve

Head to Barangaroo for markets, tours, music and dance showcasing Aboriginal arts and culture. Stargazer Lawn – the highest point of Barangaroo Reserve – is the home of a seasonal marketplace of Indigenous Australian products, food and culture. The Blak Markets is organised by First Hand Solutions, which is an Aboriginal social enterprise dedicated to providing hands-on solutions to issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Barangaroo Reserve, 10am, free


Story Club 

Story Club fills the void of its spiritual – and actual – home, Giant Dwarf, with the sound of voices raised in tales of woah and/or woe. Every month the Story Gods (aka Ben Jenkins and Zoe Norton Lodge) pick a theme and offer up sacrificial celebrities on the alter of storytelling to wax lyrical in front of a crowd baying for blood or bard-iness. Giant Dwarf, Redfern, 8pm, $25


Downtown Boys w/ Orion & L.A Suffocated

Handsome Tours is very proud to present the debut Australian tour of America’s most exciting political band, Downtown Boys. In the words of vocalist and lyricist Victoria Ruiz, Downtown Boys are “five unique and individual people who believe in the spectrum of people, experiences and emotions.” In this time of political turmoil, there’s no stopping Downtown Boys and their mission to unite crowds and shout the truths of our realities. Speaking out against racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, and all things close-minded, Downtown Boys’ live shows are awe-inspiring and invigorating with a relentless and infectious energy befitting of their riotous lyrics. The Lansdowne, 8-11pm, $36.75







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