LIVE WIRE – SYDNEY'S LIVE MUSIC GUIDE DEC 8TH-14TH

Boyce Avenue: A Florida-based band that consists of three brothers – Alejandro, Fabian, and Daniel Manzano – who quickly became one of the most popular and viewed bands on Youtube. Tonight they return to Sydney for the first time since 2015 and are looking forward to meeting fans whilst enjoying our beautiful summer sunshine.

Thu, Dec 8, Enmore Theatre

Lady Sings It Better: Have cooked up a tasty Christmas feast stuffed full of the most festive (and occasionally filthy) carols they could find to help you get your Yule on! Equal parts naughty and nice, their musical smorgasbord will dish up some well-loved childhood favourites along with delightfully questionable Christmas cheer such as the little known hits 'Back Door Santa' and 'Leroy the Redneck Reindeer'.

Fri, Dec 9, Django Bar

Tiwi Sistagirls: Hailing from Bathurst Island are a community of around 40 sistagirls – Aboriginal trans women – who support each other to sustain their tradition-rich culture in spite of discrimination and isolation from services. Tomorrow night they will host a fundraising dance party to help them get to Mardi Gras next year. Topping the bill are the Dreamtime Divas, composed of Dunghutti Queen Nova Gina and Kamilaroi Queen Lasey Dunaman, who will be travelling from the mid-north coast to deliver a high glamour performance with an empowering message.

Fri, Dec 9, Hermann's Bar

Unwritten Law: Formed in Poway, California, Unwritten Law were a major part of the power pop-punk movement that swept through America in the early 90’s. This weekend the group return to Sydney to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their lauded record Elva.

Sat, Dec 10, Max Watts

Andrew Robson: The Child Ballads is a new project from award-winning saxophonist and composer Andrew Robson. Based on ballad texts from FJ Child’s iconic collection, The Child Ballads brings to life ancient folk tales of love, lust, treachery and murder. Andrew Robson breathes new life into the lyrics of eight English and Scottish folk ballads.

Sat, Dec 10, Seymour Centre Sound Lounge

Celebrate Darling Harbour 2016: To mark completion of the three year, $1.5 billion development of the International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) and revitalisation of Darling Harbour’s public domain, a free family concert headlined by Grammy award-winner Kimbra will be held this weekend.

Sun, Dec 11, Tumbalong Park

Sheila E: This weekend Prince’s musical soulmate, longtime collaborator, drummer and musical director will be performing her own show in Sydney. A world-renowned percussionist and vocalist in her own right, Sheila E’s show is not to be missed.

Sun, Dec 11, Metro Theatre

Lianne La Havas: Stepping away from her duties supporting Coldplay during their current stadium tour around the country, English singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas will host one special headline performance for her devoted fans.

Mon, Dec 12, Oxford Art Factory

Vancouver Sleep Clinic: Tim Bettinson, the creative force behind Vancouver Sleep Clinic, is a 21-year-old singer, songwriter and producer from Brisbane who has been hailed as the new teen wonder of Australian indie folktronic/R&B.

Tue, Dec 13, Newtown Social Club

Noël! Noël!: If any single concert sums up the spirit of the Brandenburg, it is the Noël! Noël! concerts with the acclaimed Brandenburg Choir. This week Paul Dyer will conduct a special performance with his own unique twist thanks to New Zealand’s stunning soprano Madison Nonoa.

Wed, Dec 14, City Recital Hall

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