J.A.M's Top Live Music Picks Jun 22-28

Chris Cain: San Franciscan blues master Chris Cain makes his triumphant return to Australia with Sydney in particular tonight. No stranger to our shores, Cain has forged a career as one of the best of the modern wave of blues guitar virtuosos, with a huge warm voice reminiscent of his hero BB King and an individual song writing style to back it all up.

Thu, Jun 22, The Brass Monkey

Larissa Tandy: Currently based in Canada, Tandy is one of Australia’s finest emerging talents – a powerful, instinctive songwriter with an arresting voice. Hailing from rural Australia, Larissa came up from the underground of Melbourne’s world class music scene, mining her difficult life for potent stories and spinning them into songs.

Fri, Jun 23, Petersham Bowls Club

Tora: This new band from Byron Bay continue to solidify their position as one of the most lauded live acts in the country and with their debut album dropping just a couple of weeks ago this is a show not to be missed.

Sat, Jun 24, Oxford Art Factory

Tina Harrod: Award-winning vocalist Tina Harrod is one of Australia’s great singers and songwriters. Having just returned from performing bandmate Stu Hunter’s The Migration project in Germany, Tina and her powerhouse band will present new music from her forthcoming album, showcasing her inventive, soulful compositions.

Sat, Jun 24, Sound Lounge - Seymour Centre

Sye McRitchie: Having played shows at Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, Beams Arts Festival and a plethora of venues up and down the east coast, Sye parks his caravan of melodies in Sydney Town. Playing all original tunes on guitar, vocals, pedals and muted megaphone, Sye is an act not to be missed.

Sat, Jun 24, Bondi Pavilion

Daniel Champagne: Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five year old following in the footsteps of a musical father. Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes.

Sun, Jun 25, Leadbelly

Classic Album Sundays: Sydney's monthly series of all-vinyl hi-fi listening parties will use their event this week to celebrate the 10th anniversary of LCD Soundsystem’s masterpiece of dance punk and New York City grit Sound Of Silver.

Sun, Jun 25, The World Bar

Bliss n Eso: Following the release of their sixth album the leaders of Australian hip-hop are currently touring around the country to celebrate. This week they stop in Sydney for a mid-week party that won’t be rivalled.

Wed, Jun 28, Enmore Theatre

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