LIVE WIRE – SYDNEY'S LIVE MUSIC GUIDE MAY 25TH-31ST

Julia Jacklin: After a whirlwind period following the release of her critically acclaimed debut Don’t Let The Kids Win, Jacklin returns to home soil to play the biggest headline venue of her career tonight.

Thu, May 25, Metro Theatre

The Smith Street Band: By creating their very own record label and releasing their fourth studio album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, The Smith Street Band are now able to play a Sydney venue they have always dreamed of.

Fri, May 26, Enmore Theatre

Slumberjack: Ahead of the release of their forthcoming EP Fracture the Perth duo are coming to Sydney to give their east coast fans a sneak peak at the masterpiece. Local young-gun Kuren will be joining Slumberjack as he follows up his 2016 hit Home ft. Ben Alessi.

Fri, May 26, Metro Theatre

Broads: The Melbourne noir-country crooners, consisting of Kelly Day and Jane Hendry, arrive in Sydney this weekend to celebrate the release of their mesmerising and panoramic record Vacancy with a special, intimate performance.

Sat, May 27, The Bearded Tit

The Protesters: Sydney’s most loved reggae band will launch their brand new album Postcolonial World this weekend. The night will not only celebrate the album launch, but will also mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum giving Aboriginal Australians the right to be citizens. This will be a celebration of reggae music & protest song.

Sat, May 27, Camelot Lounge

Sydney Eisteddfod: This weekend approximately 6,500 musicians and singers will descend on Chatswood. Sydney Eisteddfod involves events for singers, dancers, actors, musicians, choirs, bands and orchestras, along with creative categories for composers, writers and poets.

Sun, May 28, The Concourse

Fleet Foxes: Five years since their last, life-affirming shows, American band Fleet Foxes return to Sydney this week as part of the Vivid LIVE events at Sydney Opera House. This will be their final Australian show for 2017 and will include material from their forthcoming third album Crack Up.

Mon, May 29, Sydney Opera House

Sun Kil Moon: Utterly unique amongst the folk and rock genres. Sparse yet intense, there is a mesmerising quality to these introspective musical musings. The atmospheric restraint of arrangements is adored by true music aficionados the world over.

Tue, May 30, Factory Theatre

Donny McCaslin Group: With three Grammy nominations and twelve albums to his name, saxophonist Donny McCaslin is widely regarded as one of jazz’s most innovative artists and band leaders. So much so that he was recently voted as the International Jazz Artist Of The Year at the annual Jazz FM awards presented in the UK.

Wed, May 31, The Basement

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