LIVE WIRE – Sydney’s Live Music Guide November 12th-18th

Originally published on Alt Media

Mid Ayr: This dreamy pop rock trio from Brisbane (where they have built a reputation as an intense and emotionally charged live show) come to Sydney tonight. Initially created as a simple side project to release Hugh Middleton’s creative energy, they have quickly grown into a formidable musical force in their own right.

Thu, Nov 12, Newtown Social Club

L-Fresh The Lion: Known for his powerful presence, inspiring live performance and thought-provoking lyricism, this Western Sydney artist has grown from the underground hip-hop scene to large national tours and festivals. Taking inspiration from late-90s and early 2000s high-hop, but also injecting influences from his Sikh and Punjab roots, this is a truly unique artist.

Fri, Nov 13, Goodgod Small Club

AKA Baz: After two years in the making, AKA Baz are finally releasing their second album with a launch show tomorrow evening. Featuring some of Sydney’s best singer/songwriters, who have all had a hand in co-writing the album, this truly encompasses the Sydney music scene.

Fri, Nov 13, Red Rattler

Jackson Firebird: Having just released their second studio album packed full of stoner-garage-blues, the Mildura duo are now hitting the road and bringing their infectious energy to Sydney. Cultivating their distinctive live show and sound over nine years, the pair certainly know how to liven up any Saturday night.

Sat, Nov 14, Vic On The Park

At First Sight: Bringing together some of the most exciting acts from across the country––such as Nicholas Allbrook, Palms and Rolling Blackouts––this boutique music festival and record fair is for anyone who will buys vinyl and loves live music.

Sat, Nov 14, Carriageworks

King Social: The three time Triple J Unearthed chart toppers are bringing their acclaimed Big Man Tour to the east coast this weekend. The five-piece outfit have quickly gained traction with their sound that transcends genres from country to indie.

Sun, Nov 15, Newtown Social Club

FCxMCA: Record label Future Classic and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia combine forces starting this weekend for a run of monthly Sunday sessions on the MCA Sculpture Terrace. Kicking things off with Kenton Slash Demon and Harvey Sutherland for the first edition of the summer.

Sun, Nov 15, MCA Sculpture Terrace

Sydney Chamber Opera – Index of Metals: The widely anticipated and thrilling work by cult composer Fausto Romitelli (who describes the work as an “electric poem”) starts its run Monday. Taking inspiration from everything from rave parties to ancient initial rights, this is certainly an ambitious but wonderful work.

Mon-Thu, Nov 16-19, Carriageworks

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