LIVE WIRE – SYDNEY'S LIVE MUSIC GUIDE APRIL 27TH - May 4th

Originally published on Alt Media

Jimmy Watts Band: Tonight Brisbane’s Jimmy Watts and his band kick off the NSW leg of their national tour for their new EP February’s Drought. In the past they have been described as a hybrid combination of Xavier Rudd, Tom Waits & Ash Grunwald –so you're in for a wonderful atmosphere here.

Thu, Apr 28, Frankie's Pizza

The Baker Suite: Adelaide’s quintessential jazz-folk ensemble arrive in Sydney tonight to commemorate the release of their fifth studio album, Still Life. Masterfully weaving signature folk/pop sounds into smooth blues and finally onto acoustic bosa-noa influences, this group are perennial favourites in South Australia.

Thu, Apr 28, Venue505

Lanks: A product of the burgeoning Melbourne indie-electronica producer scene, Lanks has rapidly established himself as one to watch out for. Closing out his east coast tour in Sydney tomorrow, this will have a serious party atmosphere.

Fri, Apr 29, Brighton Up Bar

Lyall Moloney: This man has two loves in his life, dogs and parties. Tomorrow night he gets to enjoy the latter as he fills the Oxford Art Factory, one of his biggest venues to date, with his distinctive disco hip-hop fusion sound.

Fri, Apr 29, Oxford Art Factory

The Brave: Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bring Me The Horizon and Underoath, these Brisbane natives have been slowly crafting meaningful, melodic heavy music on their own terms for some time before being noticed by one of the biggest labels for that style in Australia and being added to the roster at Easter.

Sat, Apr 30, Chippendale Hotel

Katie Noonan: Having just completed a collaboration with the esteemed Brodsky Quartet (UK) to create With Love and Fury, Sunshine coast girl Katie Noonan is now excited to perform with them in Sydney as part of their national tour.

Mon, May 2, City Recital Hall

Danny Brown: The Detroit legend has become synonymous with genre bending, avant-garde style hip-hop. In 2012 Brown was hailed as an emerging star and has since gone on to prove those predictions right.

Tue, May 3, Enmore Theatre

Francesca Prihasti: One of Sydney’s most promising musical acts will be launching her new album Evolving this week. In her own words the album is a “transformative journey which expresses the emotion of serenity and hope amidst uncertainty, faith for what the future holds, and the courage to embrace change in life."

Wed, May 4, Foundry616

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