J.A.M'S TOP LIVE MUSIC PICKS JUN 29-JUL 5

Husky: During their tour for new record Punchbuzz Husky will be performing in full band mode which displays the record’s multilayered sound in its ultimate setting. Shaped by the duo’s recent experiences Punchbuzz leaves their signature folk sound behind for a new streamlined indie rock evolution for the group.

Thu, Jun 29, Oxford Art Factory

Jessica O’Donoghue: More than a decade has passed since Jessica turned her back on an opera career to pursue eclectic musical experiences bound only by imagination. Jessica’s creative ambitions have culminated in debut EP Emerge, a remarkable statement of intent from a singer confident in her own sound, which she will be launching officially in Sydney tonight.

Thu, Jun 29, Oxford Art Factory - Gallery Bar

Phebe Starr: With the release of her EP Chronicles at the end of March, Starr is excited to continue her first ever national tour by stopping in Sydney tomorrow night. The new EP is a richly autobiographical retracing her fantastic journey so this show is sure to be fun ride for attendees.

Fri, Jun 30, Brighton Up Bar

The Gin Mill Social: Sydney loves a pop up, and the glamorous speakeasy event featuring a lavish 1920s dinner party with live music, an extravagant menu, swing dancing and pop up performances will take over the top floor of the Castlereagh Boutique Hotel tomorrow.

Fri, Jun 30, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel

All Our Exes Live In Texas: The hardest working ladies in alt-folk will arrive in Sydney this weekend after criss crossing the country during their national tour. Beneath the sweet, potent harmonies and lamentations of love, lie four witty and intelligent feminists who harness their talent for good not evil.

Sat, Jul 1, Factory Theatre

Distant Worlds Live: The Australian premiere of the the music of Final Fantasy performed by a full symphony orchestra. This event won’t just feature any old orchestra performing music from sheets but will also feature Japanese video game composer Nobuo Uematsu and be conducted by Grammy award winner Arnie Roth. This multimedia experience combines stirring screen images to match the soaring emotions of the games music.

Sat, Jul 1, ICC Theatre

Ben Ottewell: Arriving in Australia for his third solo tour is British singer/songwriter Ottewell. Performing in the incredibly intimate room of the Lansdowne Hotel this show is designed to ensure his Australian fanbase is duly satiated with brand new tunes, solo favourites and even some sneaky Gomez gold

Tue, Jul 4, Lansdowne Hotel

Intimate Mozart: Pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout will play alongside an intimate ensemble of ACO musicians, including Artistic Director Richard Tognetti, Principal Violin Helena Rathbone, Guest Principal Viola Florian Peelman and Principal Cello Timo-Veikko ‘Tipi’ Valve, who will together perform some of Mozart and Schumann’s most magnificent and moving music written for strings and piano.

Wed, Jul 5, City Recital Hall

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