Capital music: Megan Washington will road-test some new tracks at the Factory Theatre on August 26.

Capital music: Megan Washington will road-test some new tracks at the Factory Theatre on August 26.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Friday, August 22, Goodgod Small Club, goodgodgoodgod.com

The psych-rockers continue to go from strength to strength, this year enjoying a big US tour, a stop in China and a stack of sold-out shows. They were also one of the few Aussie bands to have played Austin's Psych Fest. They're back on home turf, so get on board and buy ticket early to catch one of the country's rising stars. It's $25 but should sell out on the night.

Celebrity skin: Fans will be hoping Courtney Love will be revisiting some of her hits from Hole at the Enmore Theatre on August 24.

Celebrity skin: Fans will be hoping Courtney Love will be revisiting some of her hits from Hole at the Enmore Theatre on August 24.

Seekae

Saturday, August 23, the Metro, ticketek.com.au

The electronica act are an impressive live force, and have stepped it up a notch this year with the release of The Worry, which sees percussionist Alex Cameron on the mike for the first time in their career. Uplifting and mind-bending, Seekae are even better on stage than on record – which is saying something. Tickets available for $28.70.

Courtney Love

Sunday, August 24, Enmore Theatre, ticketek.com.au

Veteran rocker Courtney Love is known for more than just being married to a music icon. She first made a name on the stage for her revered band Hole, who are still held dear by fans. With no shortage of controversy shadowing her, all eyes will be on the star when she plays solo this weekend. Tickets still available for $99.90.

Pity Sex

Thursday, August 28, Newtown Social Club, ticketscout.com.au

American indie-rock newcomers Pity Sex made a splash with their debut record Feast of Love, which fused refreshing punk rock with hooks, atmosphere and fuzz straight out of the nostalgic '90s. More than just a homage to an era, Pity Sex add something to the crowded musical landscape. Don't miss their debut Sydney show this week. Tickets are a bargain $25.

Megan Washington

Thursday, August 28, Oxford Art Factory, sold out

Three years on from Megan Washington's runaway hit album I Believe You Liar, she's back in the spotlight ahead of her anticipated new record. Get the first taste of the set, due out next month, when the talented singer heads out on the warm-up tour. Though if you missed out on tickets, you'll have to wait till next time – this sold out fast.