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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide May 2nd

Tame Impala: Australia’s proudest exports will be performing a string of headline shows alongside their Groovin’ the Moo appearances. Spearheaded by Kevin Parker, the psychedelic rock band embarked on a sold out world tour late last year off the back of their critically acclaimed release, Lonerism. Nostalgic 70s synths and unapologetically catchy riffs interweave with fantastic lighting arrangements for their live shows, resulting in a brilliant audio-visual assault.

Thu, May 2nd , Hordern Pavilion

ShockOne: Karl Thomas aka ShockOne dabbled in metal with the band members from Pendulum before discovering drum and bass. The Perth native will celebrate the launch of his debut, Universus at Oxford Art Factory after having teased us for over a year with three solid singles.

Fri, May 3rd , Oxford Art Factory

Matt Price: The indie-pop artist has teamed up with Adrian Deutsch (Red Riders) for his five track EP, Write a Letter.  The EP pays homage to 90s indie-rock bands like Weezer as well as the soulful sounds of Frank Ocean and Daniel Merriweather. No Dice is the first track from the release and showcases the 22-year-old singer-songwriter’s ability to create catchy, indie-pop tunes.

Sat, May 4th , The Standard

Albare: The Australian jazz guitarist and composer will be touring across the country for his sixth studio album. Having recently wrapped up his tour in Europe and the United States, the latest release, Long Way has already garnered praise from critics internationally. Known to be a pioneer of acid-jazz in the early 90s, he’s dedicated the latter part of his career to refining the form in its contemporary variations.

Sun, May 5th , Sydney Opera House

The Seekers: Formed in 1962, the Australian folk band will celebrate their 50th birthday with a national tour. The quartet received international success with their classic hits I’ll Never Find Another You, A World of Our Own, and a little one you might know called I Am Australian. Alongside the tour, The Seekers have just recorded The Golden Jubilee Album – 50 Tracks For 50 Years.

Mon, May 6th , State Theatre

Step Panther: The indie-rock collective will be playing a string of live dates with other lo-fi veterans Bored Nothing and Gung Ho as part of their Triple Treat Tour. The Sydney three-piece has just released their four-track EP, Dreamcrusher, and will be bringing their fuzzy garage goodness to the stage at Goodgod with two of Sydney’s hardest working bands.

Tue, May 7th , Goodgod

Bruce Mathiske: The renowned guitarist is touring in support of his just released 17th album. Described as an “autobiographical release,” the album is reflective, thoughtful and ambient. This will be Mathiske’s largest Australian tour yet; his electric live shows are not to be missed.

Wed, May 8th, The Basement


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