Arts & Entertainment

LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide Feb 23


Jazz Is Dead: Three exciting young combos, all pushing the boundaries of the broad genre of jazz, return to Venue 505 tonight. The three exciting artists are Oliver Thorpe, Scoredatura and AKA Baz.

Thu, Feb 23, Venue 505

Dragon & Mi-Sex: Two of NZ’s greatest rock bands, Dragon and Mi-Sex are set to co-headline a special show tomorrow night. With both bands known for their brilliant and energetic live performances, fans new and old alike will not be disappointed with this exciting double-header.

Fri, Feb 24, The Bridge Hotel

Oxtravaganza: A huge community event celebrating the wonder and vibrancy of Oxford Street takes over this weekend. Oxtravaganza looks to re-engage the public with local businesses through special events inside and outside stores and venues, free stuff, performances, food, drink and basically loads of fun and frivolity. Performing on the day are Ben Fink, the Magda Szubanskis and Vashti. Broadcasting live will be Bondi Beach Radio and Gay Pop Radio.

Sat, Feb 25, Oxford St – Various Venues

Katy Steele: Katy and her band will be bringing a rhythm-filled set with a slick, modern set-up showcasing her breath-taking new album across the country, stopping in in Sydney this weekend.

Sat, Feb 25, Newtown Social Club

Moreland & Arbuckle: Washed in hard-hitting Southern soul, Moreland & Arbuckle electrify raw Delta and Mississippi Hill country blues with an unrelenting punk-rock energy. Their raucous performances have become legendary, leading to packed venues across the US and Europe.  Live, the intensity and wild abandon just pours out of this uncompromising three-piece.

Sat, Feb 25, The Basement

Joanna Weinberg: The Piano Diaries is the story of Joanna’s life written on the piano, instead of in a diary. It is is an intensely personal account of a life drenched in music and art, love and disappointment, escape, migration, joy, despair… and an indomitable belief in the power of music!

Sun, Feb 26, Camelot Lounge

Bondi Hardware Relaunch: Returning this week with the same warm and laid back vibes it’s famed for, but with a fresh new look. Hardware will still display plenty of elements from its rustic roots, but with a lighter boho and industrial feel. There’s also an exciting new menu, which includes re-visiting and re-working some of the venue’s most popular dishes.

Tue, Feb 28, Bondi Hardware

Daniil Trifonov: This exciting 25-year-old has taken the musical world by storm ever since his astounding prize-winning performance at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011. Sydney audiences will have the chance to hear this extraordinary, once-in-a-generation musician make his Australian debut when he performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 this week.

Wed, Mar 1, Sydney Opera House