Arts & Entertainment

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide October 23

Siskin River


Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz: These two American singer-songwriters bring their unique flair for country-folk style music and storytelling to Sydney. Ellis has a raw emotional streak to his music which pulls the audience in deeply. Fritz also employs emotional stories throughout his music, although he tends to twist these with a self-deprecating, skewed perspectives of humour.

Thu, Oct 23, Newtown Social Club

All Our Exes Live In Texas: This Sydney folk four-piece consists of four highly talented and renowned songwriters in their own right – Elana Stone, Georgia Mooney, Hannah Crofts and Kate Wighton. Crafting enchanting folk-pop tunes that combine mandolin, ukulele, accordion, guitar and vocal harmonies, the ladies have received positive reviews for their performances at the Big Sound showcase. Hot off this success and notoriety, the band hits the road.

Fri, Oct 24, Newtown Social Club

Siskin River: To celebrate the release of their debut album this sister duo act will be holding court at their album launch event. With a musical style that sways between soft fairytale folk and dirtier rock, the duo are proving to be an exciting act. Following the release of their music video in June the girls have notched up 15,000 views already. Now is the time to catch them in an intimate setting before they hit the stratosphere.

Sat, Oct 25, 107 Projects

Floyd Vincent & The Temple Dogs: After years together playing live shows to rave reviews, Floyd Vincent alongside longtime collaborators Bill Jacobi (bass) and Dave Marsalis (drums) have finally released a debut album under a new moniker. In order to commemorate this momentous occasion, an album launch party is set for this weekend. Despite a history in classical guitar there is no doubt this show is pure world music, rock and pop.

Sat, Oct 25, Lazy Bones Lounge

The Bon Scotts: Continuing on with their quirky original sound full of satire, thumping drums and catchy melodies, The Bon Scotts tour in support of new release Modern Capitalism Gets Things Done. Known for their charismatic, boisterous live show they remain at the forefront of the modern folk pop-rock revival.

Sun, Oct 26, Shady Pines Saloon

Ben Ottewell: The UK’s artist best known for his unmistakable voice and guitar work as part of rock band Gomez is set to make his return to Australia for a run of solo shows. The tour in support of new album Rattlebag will see Ottewell performing songs from throughout his entire musical catalogue, including some Gomez tracks. Rattlebag is filled with infectious melodies and bluesy riffs that are so perfectly suited for the intimate setting. (JA)

Wed, Oct 29, Newtown Social Club