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LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide Dec 7

British India. Photo: Luke Henery

Downtown Boys: America’s most exciting political band Downtown Boys are out to draft a new history with their radically-minded, indefatigable protest music and they’re bringing their powerhouse live show to Sydney tonight.

Thu, Dec 7, The Lansdowne Hotel

Hannah Cameron: With captivating live shows and regular airplay on local and national radio, Cameron has steadily grown a loyal following for her unique take on the folk genre. Tonight she arrives in Sydney to showcase her new album, I Lay Where You Lie.

Thu, Dec 7, Golden Age Cinema

Dean Lewis: To date Dean has already amassed over 65 million streams worldwide of his debut EP Same Kind Of Different, with first single Waves recently being used in the mid-season finale on US TV Series Suits.

Fri, Dec 8, Factory Theatre

Michael Griffin’s Thelonious Monk Octet: Sydney Saxophone star Michael Griffin brings a night of music that is fuelled by some seriously good horns, as he and his all star 8-piece band pay homage to one of the world’s biggest jazz legends.

Fri, Dec 8, Foundry 616

British India: After five hugely successful albums, British India found themselves at a crossroads. Forgetting The Future is the story of them destroying their world in order to live in it. Hear their new rebuilt style this weekend at The Metro.

Sat, Dec 9, The Metro

A Very Sweaty Xmas: The bulk of the Sweat It Out roster (plus some special guests) are set to join forces this weekend to party and raise money for a good cause. With two stages and an insane festival-standard lineup they will be raising money for Youth Off The Streets, a charity chosen by late founder AJAX’s family.

Sat, Dec 9, Marrickville Bowling Club

Australian Chamber Orchestra: When the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Choir of London last performed Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in 2013, critics and audiences alike declared it the concert of the year.

Sun, Dec 10, Sydney Opera House

Paul McCartney: Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney brings his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Sydney this Monday.

Mon, Dec 11, Qudos Bank Arena

Big Thief: Brooklyn’s Big Thief are retuning to Sydney and upping the ante significantly this time around as they bring their new album, Capacity.

Tue, Dec 12, Oxford Art Factory

Robyn Hitchcock: One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s greatest songsmiths.

Wed, Dec 13, The Lansdowne Hotel

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