Arts & Entertainment

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide January 22

Swans: The long enduring experimental rock band which first emerged in the 1980s is set to return to Australia for a run of festival dates but will also be treating Sydney fans to a one off headline performance this week. During their 35 year career Swans have released an outstanding 13 albums, despite a 13 year break, and continue to push the boundaries of the New York No Wave scene with their psychedelic, hypnotic yet confronting and beautiful sound.

Thu, Jan 22, Manning Bar

Bo Ningen: One of Japan’s most impressive musical exports renowned for their incendiary and intense style of acid punk will be venturing down under for the Sugar Mountain Festival and a lone Sydney sideshow. Bo Ningen’s live offering is one not to be missed with rave reviews for their energetic and visceral shows from audiences and media such as the New York Times alike.

Fri, Jan 23, Oxford Art Factory

Lane Harry x Ike Campbell: Home grown Australian rapper and producer duo have only been involved in the Australian hip-hop scene for a short time but have already made significant waves and connections with the likes of 360 acting as a mentor while also being a close friend of the 19 year olds. The duo recently released their first single Anarchy which will soon be featured on their debut full length record Renaissance.

Sat, Jan 24, Brighton Up Bar

The 2 Bears: The much awaited return of London house duo The 2 Bears, made up of Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Raf Daddy, will finally happen this weekend for Sydneysiders. Known for their eclectic DJ sets blending house, techno, reggae and more which intentionally takes the audience on a mental and physical journey. These two men are largely responsible for the rise of house music into the mainstream thanks to their highly regarded album Be Strong which was the featured album on Triple J at one time.

Sun, Jan 25, Beach Road Hotel

Courtyard Party: Australia Day eve is jam packed with events across the city, for those looking for a giant party atmosphere look no further. This event features a diverse mix of house, bass and trap acts including Doctor P (Eng), Finnebassen (Norway) and Australian breakouts Slumberjack, Basenji and Hydraulix, with more names yet to be announced.

Sun, Jan 25, Ivy

Rustie: For those that haven’t had enough excitement after Australia Day Glaswegian producer Rustie will be performing his brand new live A/V show in support of his new album Green Language, which features hits Attak (ft Danny Brown), Lost and Up Down, on Wednesday night. This event will be something truly unique and not just your typical electronic music/DJ set.

Wed, Jan 28, Oxford Art Factory