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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 20th

Kora: After a string of summer festival dates and completing their album release tour in their home country, New Zealand five-piece Kora are finally back in town to showcase their sophomore record, Light Years. The experimental funk collective have impressed crowds over the years with their incredible harmonies and huge live presence – the show at Oxford Art Factory will no doubt be a big one.

Thu, Jun 20th, Oxford Art Factory

Horrorshow: This Inner-West hip-hop duo has been keeping quiet for a while, but they’ve finally announced the completion of their third album, King Amongst Many – which will be dropping August 2. They’ve supported the likes of Brother Ali, Urthboy, and Australian hip hop heavyweights, Hilltop Hoods in the UK and Europe. In-between recording, they’ve finally set aside time to celebrate the launch of their latest single, Unfair Lottery. The Sydney boys will be performing at the iconic Annandale Hotel with support duties going to Dialectrix and L-Fresh the Lion.

Fri, Jun 21st, The Annandale Hotel

I Killed the Prom Queen: This metal-influenced hardcore band have gained an incredible cult following over the last ten or so years and are currently working on new material to be released in 2014. In the meantime, band members have been contributing to various projects like Deez Nuts, and another you might have heard of called Bring Me The Horizon. Their lineup has received a bit of a makeover but the band will be showcasing old gems alongside new material for their East Coast Rampage 2013 tour. If the name is anything to go by, the night’s going to be massive, with House vs Hurricane, Buried in Verona and Saviour joining them on stage.

Sat, Jun 22nd, Manning Bar

Eskimo Joe: The Aussie rock band first formed over fifteen years ago, and after a successful crowd-funding initiative, are working on their sixth record. To celebrate their upcoming releases, they’ll be preforming a string of intimate shows around the country. During the two-hour set, they’ll be playing a selection of stripped back tunes from their expansive back catalogue.

Sun, Jun 23rd, Paddington Uniting Church

The Love Junkies: Yet again, Perth proves itself to be a thriving hub for young artists, with its latest offering, The Love Junkies being lauded by NME, landing on the bills of major festivals and supporting British India. The indie-rock three-piece first released their debut EP back in 2011, and have now followed up with Maybelene, celebrating with a string of live dates around the country. This is the bands first trip east, and they’ll be winning over the crowds with their rowdy and raucous tunes. Moonshakes will be sharing the stage on the night.

Tue, Jun 25th, Flinders Bar (SY)

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