LIVE WIRE – SYDNEY'S LIVE MUSIC GUIDE AUG 11TH-17TH

Originally published on Alt Media

James Kenyon: Kenyon has become known for his outstanding song writing. Sometimes dark, sometimes sweetness and light. The former aborist, shearer’s hand and social worker’s songs reflect the land where he lives and works along with the characters, stories, tragedies and triumphs along the way.

Thu, Aug 11, Petersham Bowling Club

Canary: With the once-soft buzz around this introspective, deft quintent building to more of an alarming drone, it seems that I Am Lion is shaping up to be one of the most enthralling local albums of the year following its release last month. Tomorrow night the band hits Sydney to celebrate and unleash their unmatched live performance on the city.

Fri, Aug 12, World Bar

My Echo: Launching their new single 'Old & Grey' the classic punk-rock band are excited to give Sydney an early glimpse of their upcoming debut album. Having already supported the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Shihad and Kingswood, the Melbourne four-piece are ready to light up the Australian music scene themselves.

Sat, Aug 13, Botany View Hotel

Photo: Gerrie Mifsud

Photo: Gerrie Mifsud

Ay Pachanga: A party showcasing some of the top Latin musicians and dancers Australia has to offer. Featuring talent from Fania Records, one of the world’s biggest Latin record labels, an all-star nine piece band, award-winning Latin dancers and a DJ, the audience can expect a night of non-stop dance both on the stage and the dance floor.

Sat, Aug 13, The Basement

Melanie Martinez: Hailed as a stunning and provocative singer, songwriter and visual presence, the unforgettable New York artist Melanie Martinez plays her first headline shows in Australia this weekend.

Sun, Aug 14, Big Top at Luna Park

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Two banjos and one voice – get ready to join husband and wife duo and long-time lauded artists Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn for a magical night at City Recital Hall this Monday.

Mon, Aug 15, City Recital Hall

Grouplove: It’s true, Grouplove are one of Australia’s favourite indie-pop outfits! Due to overwhelming demand the Californian party-legends have added a second show in Sydney this Wednesday for fans that missed out on the first show.

Wed, Aug 17, Oxford Art Factory

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