LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide July 30th-Aug 5th

Originally published on Alt Media

Ella Thompson: This energetic and powerful vocalist is finally spreading her wings and unleashing everything she has with her first solo album. Having previously worked collaboratively with others where she received widespread acclaim this record has been eagerly anticipated ever since.

Thu, Jul 30, Newtown Social Club

Open Frame Room40: Celebrating their 15th birthday, iconic music label Room40 known for their cutting edge experimental music are hosting a special two day event with a specially curated lineup of acts. Over the two days there will be both Australian and world premieres of audio visual works by artists such as Makino Takeshi, Jim O’Rourke, Austin Buckett, William Basinski and label founder Lawrence English.

Thu & Fri, Jul 30-31, Carriageworks

Australian World Orchestra: Returning with a stunning punch the AWO welcomes a special tandem of the charismatic conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle and world renowned mezzo-soprano Magdalene Kozena. This special concert will see 95 performers, 45 international musicians along with 50 of Australia’s best, coming together. This will truly be a sight and experience to behold.

Fri, Jul 31, Sydney Opera House

Mark Seymour And The Undertow: Celebrating their phenomenal 30 year career the band is set to perform a one off show spanning over two hours and covering all of their milestone records and fan favourites. Known for his powerful live performances over three decades, this will be the only chance for fans to catch Mark in an intimate seated theatre show atmosphere.

Sat, Aug 1, Factory Theatre

Kendall National Violin Competition: One of the most important competitions for young musicians in the Asia Pacific heads into the crucial stages this weekend, with Sydney playing host the the semi-finals. Performing in the competition are four violinists from Melbourne, three from Sydney and one from the ACT, so head on down and support the local artists.

Sun, Aug 2, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Ella Fence: Following the astonishing success of her debut EP Wanderlust, Ella will return to Sydney as part of the launch tour before jetting off to the UK in September, so take the opportunity to see her now. Ella has a beautifully hypnotising voice blurring the lines of folk and alternative country with a modern flair.

Sun, Aug 2, The Soda Factory

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