Arts & Entertainment

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide December 24

Ecca Vandal

Machinedrum: This North Carolina born producer has composed over a dozen albums under various aliases since his career began in 1999. His work with the likes of Azalea Banks and Jamie Liddell has generated a reputation as a producer’s producer and pioneer of styles, so come see a master at work.

Sat, Jan 2, Plan B Small Club

All You Need Is Love: The Beatles are often cited as one of the greatest musical acts of all time, so to have a chance to see their songs performed live by a terrific group of artists is something to behold. A selection of their greatest songs will be performed live by Jack Jones, Ciaran Gribbin, Darren Percival and Jackson Thomas with support from the 40-piece Strawberry Fields Rock Orchestra.

Sun, Jan 3, Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall

The Wombats: Brit-pop trio set to perform their only Australian headline show in Sydney as we kick off the new year. Their third album Glitterbug has been receiving resounding praise critically and commercially, debuting at number two on the ARIA charts and becoming a Triple J feature album.

Sun, Jan 3, Hordern Pavilion

The Maccabees: On the back of their recently released fourth album Marks To Prove It, The Maccabees are set to visit Australia for only the second time. With a new more powerful sound (that also has an added depth with the addition of female vocals) the band is ready to explode in popularity.

Mon, Jan 4, The Metro Theatre

Ecca Vandal: On tour earlier this year, Ecca Vandal blew crowds away with her energetic and genre defying performance. Thankfully for anybody that missed out, she is quickly following it up with another run of shows that is not to be missed again.

Tue, Jan 5, Oxford Art Factory

Django Django: For this London pop duo their rise to fame was sudden when their debut record, which was made at home in their pyjamas, went on to sell over 100,000 copies. They then went on to play in-front of 60,000 people in Japan. This pair are so perfectly fit to take the stage and be the centre of attention so they are certainly worth checking out.

Wed, Jan 6, The Metro Theatre