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LIVE WIRE – Sydney Live Music Guide June 26th

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Kele: Most will know and love this gentleman as the front for Brit-party-rock dudes Bloc Party, but this tour will see Kele Okereke branch out with his own ominous yet uplifting electronic sounds. Releasing his album, The Hunter, back in 2010, he’s produced more creative ventures with his EPs The Boxer, Heartbreaker and most recently Candy Flip. Tonight he will be joined by Seattle kids, Odesza, and Aussie producer royalty, Hayden James.

Thu, Jun 26th, The Metro, George St.

Mondo Rock: For the first time in almost a quarter of a century, these Australian stalwarts are hitting the road. Unearthing the golden moments from their classic back catalogue, including their high-charting collections Chemistry and The Modern Bop and their final studio release Why Fight It?, Ross Wilson, Eric McCusker, James Black, Paul Christie and Gil Matthews will fly the Mondo flag loud and proud with hit singles such as Come Said The Boy, State of Heart and Cool World.

Fri, Jun 27th, State Theatre, Market St.

Remi: Yet another Melbourne musician who is making waves from his days of Sangria and Saggin to his sophomore album blowing up the Indie airwaves. Now Remi Kolawole will tour his Triple-J featured collection Raw x Infinity to audiences around the nation. With his co-horts Sensible J & Dutch accompanying him as always, his latest hits such as Tyson and the initial release Livin’ will surely go down a treat in addition to his older jams.

Sat, Jun 28th, Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst.

Grigoryan Brothers: Two brothers with an equal passion for all things audible, their unbridled love of classic guitar has meant they carved out a reputation incomparable to anyone else. Born in Kazakhstan and raised in Melbourne, both of these brothers have had a wealth of solo success with the recent release of Leonard’s debut, Solo, and Slava’s work, Travel Guide. Tonight will be a family affair, with snapshots from all over their careers.

Sun, Jun 29th, Camelot Lounge, Marrickville.

Kishi Bashi: A renowned solo tour that has been described as a “dazzling array of looping and vocal/violin gymnastics”, Jupiter One’s founding member has made quite the impression on his personal musical journey. Bashi self-recorded and self-produced this latest venture and has played on the prestigious stages of South By South West and Austin City Limits to thousands of appreciators. Tickets are selling quick, so get in to secure your chances.

Tues, Jul 1st, Newtown Social Club, King St.

Joan As Police Woman: Her album The Classic was met with unified critical acclaim, with devoted fans and critics alike declaring their love for a work inspired by elements of doo-wop, reggae, soul, motown and more. This will be her first visit downunder since her trip back in 2011 and, boy, will there be a show in store. A sublime combination of the older gems and her fantastic latest outing, Sydney’s favourite basement will brim with feel-good vibes. (CD)

Wed, Jul 2nd, The Basement, Circular Quay.

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