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LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide October 16

Richard in Your Mind, photo: Chris Frape


Thieves: After months away from the live scene writing their soon to be released debut album, Mary, Thieves finally return to the stage. They plan to celebrate this milestone with a launch party in Newtown for the first single, A Way To Ease The Pain. 

Thu, Oct 16, The Vanguard

Richard In Your Mind: True locals of the Sydney music scene mark the release of their fourth LP, Ponderosa, with a free launch show at the Lansdowne Hotel. Created over two years, the album is a happy, yet eclectic, and bizarre collection of songs showcasing the bands many different talents and strengths.

Fri, Oct 17, The Lansdowne Hotel

Say Anything: For the first time in over two years the quirky punk rockers from Los Angeles return to our shores and are joined by Chris Conley (Saves The Day) on guitar and vocals for their energetic live shows. On support duties will be Melbourne’s own Ceres who bring an anthemic pop sound with a dark undercurrent.

Sat, Oct 18, Manning Bar

Torche: This US band hits Sydney bringing their distinct heavy metal sound that is also irresistibly catchy. Described as one of the most innovative bands in the metal scene today, Torche, combine the stereotypical power-packed guitar riffs of heavy metal with a more melodic mix of hooks and key progressions that makes for perfect songs to rock out to.

Sun, Oct 19, Oxford Art Factory

Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def: With a career spanning over 20 years, Mos Def has cemented himself as one of hip-hop’s most iconic names. Initially coming to prominence during the early ’90s, then later producing two of VH1’s Top 100 Greatest Songs of Hip-Hop with Respiration and Definition, before transitioning into acting, Mos Def has garnered awards with every endeavour, making him one of the most historic emcees of our time.

Mon, Oct 20, Enmore Theatre

Maxine Kauter Band + Kristy Apps and The Shotgun Shirleys: Two of Sydney’s indie darlings come together for a night of beautiful folk music. Following on from the critically acclaimed Ghost in Love, the Maxine Kauter Band look to continue their success with this EP release. Kristy Apps and The Shotgun Shirleys by contrast will be launching their debut EP after almost a decade honing the craft of songwriting and performing.

Tue, Oct 21, The Vanguard

The Kin: Although billed as a US trio this band consists of brothers Isaac and Thorald Koren, originally from Australia, along with drummer Shakerleg. Recently chosen to support P!nk on her next US tour, The Kin have been making significant waves in the industry and Sydney has the chance to catch them in an intimate environment this week before they blow up. (JA)

Wed, Oct 22, Newtown Social Club

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