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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 24th

Friday May 25th, Florence & The Machine will be the big name act launching the Vivid Festival of light and sound at the Opera House concert hall. The indie-pop group led by enigmatic front woman Florence Welch will be joined by the Ceremonial Orchestra - with over 40 performers on stage - leading to what […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 17th

This Friday May 18th, the Refugee Action Coalition is presenting a night of awareness and entertainment in support of refugee rights and end mandatory detention at The Standard. The night, which aims to draw attention to asylum seeker issues, will be headlined by Australian hip-hop's most vocal advocates for political and social change The Herd […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 10th

This Thursday May 10th, UK indie-rock group The Maccabees will be playing at the Metro Theatre following the hype of British music mag NME calling them "the best young guitar band in Britain." While it may be too early to say whether they'll soar to the heights reached by other young British rockers Arctic Monkeys, […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 3rd

This Thursday May 3rd fuzzed-out American stoner rock stalwarts Fu Manchu are touring to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their 1997 classic The Action is Go. The influential quartet have been credited with giving rise to stoner rock groups such as Kyuss and Monster Magnet with their catchy, no nonsense rock & roll. They're supported […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide April 26th

This Friday April 27th Melbourne indie two-piece Big Scary will be playing a set at the Oxford Arts Factory as part of their Vacations national tour. Their debut album was received with much enthusiasm and they were fortunate enough to be selected to play the world renowned SXSW festival in Austin, Texas while embarking on […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide April 19th

This Thursday April 19th gravel-voiced grunge, rock and blues veteran Mark Lanegan and his band will be playing at Hi-Fi. The ex-Screaming Trees frontman has made many collaborative efforts since the demise of the seminal grunge band, the most popular being with Queens Of The Stone Age on their album Songs For The Deaf. Lanegan's […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide April 12th

This Thursday April 12th you can catch experimental jazz group The Java Quartet. Featuring ARIA winning table virtuoso Bobby Singh and Aussie hip hop producer Morganics, the group explores east and west as the groups' modal jazz excursions take them through hip-hop, dance floor electronica and traditional Hindustani music. That's happening at venue 505. For […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide April 5th

On Thursday April 5th there's an extra special treat for music lovers as one of the most amazing Australian singers of the moment returns from Paris to play an intimate show at 505. Inga Liljestrom will be playing acoustic versions of her songs and material from her latest album Black Crow Jane, which reviewers are […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide March 29th

On Friday 30th March Sydney hip-hop stalwarts The Herd are playing at the Manning Bar as part of their A Thousand Lives tour, in honour of their recent album release Future Shade. On this tour they're celebrating the history of their ten year output through the combination of narrative and video. Those familiar with the […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide March 22nd

This Thursday March 22nd, local three-piece Bloods will be making their headline debut off the back of their first single release All The Things You Say Are Wrong. Armed with a bopalicious garage punk style, they're sure to disarm you with their charms and their raw sound. This is at Goodgod Small Club and they're […]