LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide August 6th-12th

Originally published on Alt Media

Anthonie Tonnon: Travelling across the ditch to celebrate the release of his second album, Successor, Kiwi Tonnon brings his personal blend of guitar, hybrid-electronic drums and sometimes charming, sometimes biting lyrical twists.

Thu, Aug 6, Django Bar

Winterfest: Following a sold out event last year Winterfest returns to the grounds of UTS once again. Taking to the stage are some of Australia’s best rising talents including Andy Bull, Slumberjack, Just A Gent, KLP and Indian Summer. Big things are in the pipelines for all of these artists so take this opportunity now while you can.

Fri, Aug 7, University Of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Having spent years toiling away in New York City refining their sound, skills and gathering story after story, JSBX have recently released an album that perfectly tells their story. Australian fans now have the opportunity to welcome them back with open arms during their tour, which stops in Sydney this week.

Fri, Aug 7, Manning Bar

UBERfest: A festival built entirely around up and coming musicians is rare in this day and age, but this weekend Sydney plays host to just that with UBERfest. For full lineup info check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/uberfestival, but rest assured it’s extremely diverse and sure to please every taste.

Sat, Aug 8, The Lewisham Hotel

The Bellrays: Hailing straight out of Riverside California, The Bellrays have built a reputation as one the best bands in the genre of female-led rock and roll – with a punk, blues and soul slant.

Sun, Aug 9, Newtown Social Club

Tommy Emmanuel: the Australian guitar icon returns to his home nation this week with a special run of shows. Known worldwide as one of the greatest acoustic guitar players he will take to the stage in the format fans most enjoy, the solo setup.

Mon, Aug 10, Sydney Opera House

Taikoz In Concert: Back by popular demand with a brand new show that features the dynamism and drama of the taiko combined with the soulful melodies of the bamboo shakuhachi flute and a bunch of original music. Taking place in the wonderfully acoustic and dynamic Glen Street Theatre, audiences are in for a spectacularly intense auditory and emotional show.

Wed, Aug 12, Glen Street Theatre

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