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Arts & Entertainment

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide Apr 12


Oh Mercy: Alexander Gow, the Melbournian man behind Oh Mercy, has established the name as an iconic Australian act. Regarded as one of Australia’s most acclaimed singer/songwriters, Gow combines his love for the existential and absurd with a breadth of literary influences along with a perpetual air of romance.

Fri, Apr 13, Lansdowne Hotel

Patrick Wolf: The extraordinary multi-instrumentalist, Patrick Wolf, is returning to Australia for the first time in six years. The flamboyantly eccentric troubadour returns to interpret his songs on a grand piano. In this intimate performance, with his accent-thick vocals and dark, biographical lyrics, Patrick Wolf’s otherworldly stories will be hauntingly grounded.

Fri, Apr 13, The Concourse Concert Hall

As A Rival: The self proclaimed tech punk bandits, return with their mixture of rock riffs and punk sensibilities, delivering their catchy hooks and melodic anthems. Playing live is where the band feels most at home as they stamp their claim as one of Australia’s most explosive live bands on the punk rock scene.

Fri, Apr 13, Chipp Hotel

Husky: To coincide with the release of Walking In Your Sleep, the final single off their critically acclaimed third LP Punchbuzz, psychedelic-folk-dreamers Husky will perform a special intimate live performance this weekend.

Sat, Apr 14, Lansdowne Hotel

MET Concert #2 – Passion: This weekend The Metropolitan Orchestra will feature one of Australia’s shining stars of the trumpet in their second Met Concert for this year. Jenna Smith will perform Arutunian’s flamboyant Trumpet Concerto in a powerful concert which includes Rossini’s much loved William Tell Overture, Ligeti’s alluring Concert Românesc and Carmen Suites One and Two by Bizet.

Sat, Apr 14, Eugene Goossens Hall

Acacia Quartet: The Acacia Quartet’s Italian Serenade concert will take the audience on a romantic, musical trip to Southern Europe! The three time ARIA Award-nominated ensemble present a mouth-watering concert featuring Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade, Giacomo Puccini’s Crysantemi, John Peterson’s String Quartet No. 3, Giuseppe Verdi’s String Quartet and Joaquín Turina’s La Oración del Torero.

Sun, Apr 15, Independent Theatre

Philéas Fogg Trio: Melbourne’s ground breaking Philéas Fogg Trio make their first Sydney appearance at Foundry celebrating the music of the great Thelonious Monk. As a trio they find Monk’s music a constant source of marvel and inspiration – highly rhythmical and mysterious, littered with hooks yet convoluted, charming always, dissonant sometimes and eternally beautiful.

Wed, Apr 18, Foundry 616

Counterparts & Stray From The Path: It’s not every day that a tour package is able to pair up two of North America’s most crushing and sonically charged heavy outfits of the modern era. Yet this week wee have just that as Canada’s Counterparts and New York’s Stray From The Path combine forces.

Wed, Apr 18, Factory Theatre