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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Music Guide Dec 29th

Thursday 29th December sees Sydney-based, New Zealand-bred live hip hop band The Kumpnee playing at the Annandale Hotel. They're headlining a long night of hip music which also features Empire Rising, Blue Candy, The Yellow Canvas and The Tremors. LA based singer songwriter Hanni El Khatib is in Australia to tour his debut album Will […]

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS – Sydney Festival Guide 2012

Manu Chao La Ventura: The charismatic ex Manu Negra band leader is known around the globe for his uplifting ska and his unmistakable voice that sings in english, spanish, french and more. If you've heard his live album Radio Bemba Sound System you'd know that his first ever visit to Australia is something to get […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide Dec 22nd

This Thursday 22nd December The Basement is hosting a gospel tribute night in honour of christmas and will feature some of the most seasoned blues and soul musicians from Sydney. You'll be able to catch Darryl Beaton, D1 Cartel and fleet fingered virtuoso family group The Martinez Brothers. At 505 jazz and soul goddess Lily […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide Thurs 15th December

It's the last weekend before Christmas and there are a whole slew of live gigs to help us see out the year. This Thursday 15th local synth-tweakers Canyons who've just released their debut album Keep Your Dreams are playing a show at The Civic Hotel. The duo are renowned for their stirring electronic symphonies, however […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide Dec 8th

This Thursday December 8th Jedi Mind Tricks are making a special visit to The Factory Theatre from the United States to play their brand of jazzed up hip hop. They've been kickin' it since 1996 and apart from making a whole slew of genre-rocking albums they've worked with some of the biggest names in the […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide Dec 1st

Hooray for the first weekend of summer and it's chock full of great live music both local and from overseas. Starting on Thursday December 1st veteran Melbourne indie-garage pop trio Love Of Diagrams are playing at FBi Social. Their gangy punk vocals are punctuated by razor sharp guitar leads that soar over punchy baselines and […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide Nov 24th

On Thursday 24th November, 60s soul revivalist five piece Boom! Bap! Pow! are visiting us from Perth to bring their pop and R&B grooves. Their smile-inducing and infectious sounds are sure to get the party rocking. Support by Kira Puru & The Bruise. Across town, This Version will be bringing their version of reggae styling […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide 17th Nov

This Thursday 17th nine-piece rhythm and blues group Clairy Browne And The Bangin' Rackettes are celebrating the release of their debut album Baby Caught The Bus. It's been two years in the making but it's been worth the wait as this all girl group's slinky soul sound is chock full of doo-wops, motown slow jams […]

LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide Nov 10th

This Thursday November 10th Brisbane group Cheap Fakes will be playing at The Beach Rd Hotel. They play an uplifting blend of reggae and soul and they're generating a reputation as being irresistible on the dance floor. They'll be supported by Novocastrian roots group Benjalu, Bentley and Loki. Friday November 11th Sydney psychedelic surf pop-five […]

LIVE WIRE- Sydney Live Music Guide Nov 10th

Thursday November 10th you can catch soul-R&B diva Alphamama at 505. She's got that smooth, jazzy neo-soul vibe with elements of roots reggae and funk and has been known to make audience members ecstatic with her soulful all girl band The Love Drug. Not long after taking a year off overseas she'll be playing tunes […]