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LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide August 29th

The Paper Kites

The Paper Kites: Indie mixers The Paper Kites are set to rock the Metro Theatre in a show you won’t want to miss. With a following that can only be described as a product of the technological age, the five-piece from Melbourne have managed to develop their Internet fandom into physical crowds, with a string of successful tours around Australia and New Zealand. The hotly anticipated release of their debut studio album States has finally landed and this is the night to witness their fresh new sounds live and kicking.

Sat, Aug 31st, Metro Theatre

The Metropolitan Orchestra: Orchestral brilliance can be found at Balmain Town Hall this weekend, as The Metropolitan Orchestra are set to resurrect some classical brilliance. They will play some of the awe-inspiring pieces from renowned composers Mendelssohn, Mahler, Glazunov and Mozart and this night will demonstrate the shining talents of musicians such as Nicholas Russoniello, who reigned triumphant with the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer award. Classical inspiration that cannot be passed up.

Sun, Sep 1st, Balmain Town Hall

Fat Freddy’s Drop: New Zealand soul mob Fat Freddy’s Drop are finally hitting Sydney in promotion of their eagerly anticipated album Blackbird. With the singles Silver and Gold and Clean The House already in the public forum, this seven-man group have put their heart and soul into their latest riveting work. Their audio-visual preview shown at the Sydney Opera House garnered rave reviews and they were shortlisting by the Sydney Morning Herald as one of the best lives shows of the year. Expect some newbie tracks, accompanied by some classics from their previous success Dr Boondigga and the Big BW.

Tue, Sep 3rd, Enmore Theatre

David Ades and Zac Hurren Quartet: A night of saxophone skills awaits those who step into the Jazz den that is Venue 505. On a night to launch their new album A Day In The Life, David Ades and Zac Hurren will blow hats off with their explosive renditions of saxophonist improvisation. Both musicians are considered the crème-dela-crème of Australian saxophone composing, with both men harbouring numerous accolades and guest spots touring with a number of famous musicians. Tonight will be a night to celebrate the creativity of these two masters. (CD)

Wed, Sep 4th, Venue 505

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