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Stu Hunter: After a successful premiere at the Sydney Festival earlier this year, Stu Hunter brings together the Australian jazz scene's cream of the crop for one more night only as part of SIMA’s Winter Jazz Series, which runs throughout June.

Thu, Jun 9, Seymour Centre

Philadelphia Grand Jury: Known for never doing things the conventional way (for example, launching their debut album by playing shows around Sydney on the back of a truck) the band have continued the trend with their latest run of shows. The new shows essentially establish their very own karaoke bars where lucky fans can get up on stage and sing with the band.

Fri, Jun 10, Brighton Up Bar

Last Dinosaurs: Closing out their Miracle Methods tour with two shows in Sydney this week, the first of which is tomorrow night, these shows are sure to have a real party atmosphere as the group celebrate their return to Australian soil following yet another tour through Asia.

Fri, Jun 10, Newtown Social Club

Curve Ball Festival: One of the newest music festivals on the circuit takes over the Carriageworks this weekend as part of Vivid 2016 celebrations. The event headlined by ZHU, Cosmo’s Midnight, Basenji and JOY. intends to transform the vast space into an immersive feast for the ears and eyes.

Sat, Jun 11, Carriageworks

Rolling Blackouts C.F: Celebrating the release of their latest single 'Career', this band from Melbourne kick off their east coast tour in Sydney this weekend. Known for their gripping live performances and having received rave reviews for their debut mini-LP Talk Tight, this show could be the sleeper hit of the week. 

Sat, Jun 11, Marrickville Bowling Club

Project Montreal: To commemorate the release of debut album Patterns, Ryan Wyatt (now forever known as Project Montreal) will be showcasing his new project in Sydney this weekend. With an eclectic fusion of pop influences ranging from David Bowie to Kanye West, Project Montreal is a truly unique sound.

Sat, Jun 11, Oxford Arts Factory

Josh Rennie-Hynes: A seasoned performer, Rennie-Hynes has performed with the likes of Kasey Chambers and JD McPherson and graced stages at Americana Festival (Nashville), Woodford Folk Festival, Nannup Music Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.

Sun, Jun 12, Lazybones Lounge

Wayne Shorter Quartet: The father of jazz invention, ten-time Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter will bring Vivid LIVE to a euphoric close. Hailed as the “greatest living improviser” by The New York Times, the 82-year-old virtuoso is the living, morphing connection between the golden age of bebop, the cosmic 70s and the future of jazz.

Mon, Jun 13, Sydney Opera House

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