LIVE WIRE – SYDNEY'S LIVE MUSIC GUIDE DEC 15TH-21ST

Steve Poltz: A truly unique individual who doesn’t fit into the usual boxes. He has worked with some of the world’s best musicians and is a highly respected songwriter amongst his peers. When Steve was here earlier this year in March he left audiences with standing ovations, and obviously hopes to repeat that feat tonight.

Thu, Dec 15, Camelot Lounge

Parcels: Returning home for their first run of live shows since relocating to Berlin – signing with mega-hip Paris label Kitsuné and creating waves of buzz across Europe with their harmony rich, funk-pop sound – the boys from Byron Bay are excited to celebrate the release of their new single with fans.

Thu, Dec 15, Selina’s

B Wise: 2016 has been a crazy year for B Wise; signing to Elefant Traks, releasing his debut EP Semi Pro featuring the breakout single 'No Questions', playing his first international show, and touring around the country performing to his biggest crowds yet with ScHoolBoy Q.

Thu, Dec 15, Newtown Social Club

A Very Kransky Christmas: The Kransky Sisters are a kooky musical act, whose comedy has been delighting audiences for years. This week they bring their kookiness to a very special holiday themed treat, which sees the sisters invite the audience into their world of eggnog, panty-hose and painted chokoes in their signature dry-wit style.

Fri, Dec 16, Seymour Centre

Self Talk: The self-described "musical family" have cut their teeth supporting the likes of Ceres, Luca Brasi, The Hard Aches, The Sinking Teeth and Verge Collection, cultivating a live presence that is infectious and undeniable. Join the Melbourne punk-rock outfit tomorrow night to celebrate the release of their new single 'Untitled'.

Fri, Dec 16, Black Wire Records

Cope Street Parade: The Sydney-based jazz band return to the Sound Lounge to launch their latest album, Townie Ramble On. This is original Australian swing music. The Parade blends the hot sounds of gypsy swing with elements of New Orleans traditional jazz to create a style of music that sounds both new and old yet always uniquely Australian.

Sat, Dec 17, Sound Lounge – Seymour Centre

Hudson Ballroom 1st Birthday: Following a year of tremendous transformation, Sydney’s favourite venue and late night hot spot will host a free event which will take over the entire venue from 9pm and feature an eclectic mix of Sydney’s party all-stars and their famed regular club nights to showcase the array of entertainment that has been paramount to the venue's successful first year under its new monicker.

Sat, Dec 17, Hudson Ballroom

Montaigne & Hein Cooper: Close out your weekend in the sunshine with the accompaniment of the bold and beautiful tones of both Montaigne and Hein Cooper at Sunday Sundown, a free, relaxed new seasonal event across two venues.

Sun, Dec 18, The Newport

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