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LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide July 23

Big White: 80s inspired sweet synth-pop with catchy vocal hooks has seen this band’s rapid rise in prominence. This rise culminates tonight when they take the stage to support Catfish and The Bottlemen during their Splendour In The Grass Sideshow.

Thu, Jul 23, Oxford art Factory

Suzannah Espie: Suzannah’s voice has been known to bring grown men to tears, with her powerful Aretha Franklin-esque soul power. Combine this with a unique mixture of country, folk, blues and soul – this show is bound to be exciting and memorable as it launches a new single, I’m Sorry – adding another reason for fans to head out and brave the cold.

Fri, Jul 24, Django Bar @ Camelot Lounge

Earl Sweatshirt: The American rapper/producer brings his brand of cerebral hip-hop back to Australian shores this week. Earlier this year Earl released his sophomore effort which has received even greater praise than his debut release. This is a rare chance for Aussie fans to get up close and enjoy some of the greatest hip-hop going at present.

Sat, Jul 25, Max Watts

Ocean Grove: Melbourne’s Ocean Grove arrive in Sydney this week to commemorate the release of their Black Label EP. Taking inspiration from genre heavyweights Marilyn Manson and Slipknot, the band has been able to produce their own unique twist on the genre and generated a loyal following nationwide.

Sat, Jul 25, MMRS

Joshua Seymour: Having spent the last few years as a co-songwriter in Melbourne alt-country band Cherrywood, Seymour is now breaking the shackles to write his own material and has come out swinging. He has managed to impart his own Australian flair on the traditional Americana sound thanks to being a true student of the genre, having immersed himself in it for some time.

Sun, Jul 26, Petersham Bowls Club


Palma Violets: Following the release of their eagerly awaited second album Palma Violets return to Australia as part of Splendour In The Grass with a lone sideshow in Sydney this week.

Tue, Jul 28, Metro Theatre

Gurrumul: Just days before the release of his third studio record The Gospel Album the iconic Australian singer will begin his national tour in Sydney. This run of shows is a rare chance to see his mesmerising performance accompanied by an orchestra and choir.

Wed, Jul 29, Enmore Theatre

Mar Haze: Paying tribute to their greatest influences and showcasing their three year musical journey with their anticipated EP release this week. Blending rock, coastal melodies and R&B grooves this band are truly something special.

Wed, Jul 29, Frankies Pizza