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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide July 5th

Thursday July 5th Sydney three piece Bon Chat, Bon Rat are playing a headline show at FBi Social. The group flip, mutilate and warp all sorts of samples and live instrumentation and blend it with synths to create some of the most imaginative and eccentric pop music around. They’ll be joined by Collarbones, a duo who despite living in separate states (with one being a Sydneysider and the other an Adelaidean) write glitchy, tripped out R&B inspired indie-pop that is unique and catchy. They’ll be playing music from their debut album Iconography.

On Friday July 6th inner west trouble starters Sticky Fingers will be rocking the Annandale Hotel like no else but they can. Building a reputation for taking their blend of psychedelia and reggae music to unchartered heights in the live arena, this show will mark the launch of the first single Fractured from their debut EP Caress Your Soul. They’re joined on the night by The Medics, Underlights and more. Over at the Red Rattler, Newtown independent record store (and probably the most comprehensive stockists of hard edged garage, punk and psych music in Sydney) Repressed Records are celebrating their 10th birthday in the business over two nights. On the Friday night they’ve invited Straightjacket Nation, Loose Grip, Lowlife and Raw Prawn to perform and on Saturday you can see Damo Suzuki & The Holy Soul, U.V Race, Per Purpose, Model Citizen and Hair Hockman. If you can’t decide which night appeals more just go to both!

Elsewhere on Saturday July 7th, local crew Daily Meds will be celebrating their Happy Daze album release by sharing headline duties with Newcastle natives Last Kinection at the Annandale Hotel. Daily Meds have been working hard to establish themselves as the go-to party guys on the local hip-hop scene and conscious indigenous hip-hop trio Last Kinection, who also have a recent album release to draw upon live, will be aiding the cause on the night with tunes big enough to kickstart any party. Alternatively, there’s an inspiring gig on offer when Sydney community based a cappella choir group Cafe of the Gate of Salvation take the stage at Notes. Originally founded in 1986 as a non-profit inner city African-American gospel choir, the group would meet weekly for rehearsals and 25 years on the rehearsals are ongoing and original members are now joined by a second generation of singers. The night will also feature a backing band made up of a few former Directions In Groove members so get along to this one, feel the power of gospel music and leave this gig on a high.