LIVE WIRE – Sydney's Live Music Guide February 25th - March 2nd

Originally published on Alt Media

The Gooch Palms: The beloved band returns to Australia for the first time since setting up in Los Angeles as their new home base. In their time in the US the group have performed over 100 shows across the country while also recording a new album. Now they return home with their energetic live show, which takes influence from The Ramones and The Beach Boys.

Thu, Feb 25, Oxford Art Factory

The Fumes: With a new lineup and new album behind them, The Fumes have a fierce energy to unleash onto their rocking live show. Blending blues and rock-n-roll in an exciting way, this group has something special to offer that suggest a balls-out, raucous show for live audiences.

Thu, Feb 25, The Brighton Up Bar

Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges: For much of his 50-year career Bridges has looked to the legendary BB King as a major idol and influence on his style. Less than a year after losing BB King, Bridges will be performing a tribute show in Sydney this weekend as part of his new albums promotional tour. Fittingly, it was Bridges who opened for King on his last Australian show, so this will be a very true tribute to a legend, with plenty of BB King songs mixed in with Bridges originals.

Fri, Feb 26, The Basement

Catherine Traicos: Launching her new album Brave The Good Dark which beautifully blends alternative country, indie folk, blues and rock, Traicos is set to perform an intimate two set solo show this weekend. This album is a welcome return to the scene after two years with a style that has been compared in the past to Sarah Blasko, Beth Orton and Gillian Welch.

Sat, Feb 27, The Newsagency

Hey Geronimo: In what is set to be quite possibly the most ambitious endeavour by a band ever, this Brisbane five-piece plan to play 10 gigs across different venues throughout the city in one day this weekend. For fans that want to join the band on this journey they are providing a hop-on, hop-off bus between venues that range from Camden to Newtown to Kings Cross, finally finishing in Manly (just to name a few).

Sat, Feb 27, Various Venues

The Latin American Festival: Following a two year hiatus, a celebration of all things Latin returns to Bondi with a range of entertainment and activities consuming the Bondi Pavilion. This event celebrates the vibrancy of Sydney's Latin American community, the largest in Australia, with something vibrant for young and old, traditional or modern. With music being performed across three stages by some of the city best bands and DJs this will be a great way to spend a sunny Sunday.

Sun, Feb 28, Bondi Pavilion

Osaka Punch: Following the release of their new single Stonk, the Brisbane four-piece powerhouse are ready to come out swinging on the national scene with a tour down the east coast. This group is known for holding nothing back with every performance of their heavy yet groovy rock show.

Wed, Mar 2, Frankie’s Place

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