J.A.M'S TOP LIVE MUSIC PICKS JUL 13-19

The Teskey Brothers: Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, The Teskey Brothers, bring their debut album Half Mile Harvest to Sydney tonight.

Thu, Jul 13, Brighton Up Bar

Ainslie Wills: With her beautifully crafted and honestly told stories, Wills has gathered an army of lifelong converts at home and internationally. The past year has also seen Wills’ captivating live show reach great heights, which you can experience tonight.

Thu, Jul 13, Lansdowne Hotel

Moody Beach: Sydney’s new indie heartthrob Moody Beach (a.k.a. Melissah Marie) takes inspiration from a wide range of sources such as Roy Orbison, The Cure, Blondie and The Pixies to create her transfixing alt-indie-pop.

Thu, Jul 13, The Union Hotel

Bag Raiders: This year Bag Raiders’ hit song Shooting Stars has ridden a wave or if internet memes to once again show up high in the charts. Capitalising on this regenerated love for their music the duo is heading out on tour as part of Splendour In The Grass and a subsequent sideshow in Sydney tomorrow evening.

Fri, Jul 14, Enmore Theatre

Creo: Building a reputation for being an incredible live act, CREO’s ability to translate their meticulously textured indie-rock sound into a ferociously loud and energetic free-for-all is one of the key elements that should make people sit up and take notice this week as they arrive in Sydney.

Fri, Jul 14, The Chippo Hotel

Drown This City: Part of a new breed of heavy post-hardcore music which is determined, focused, angry and with all the firepower in their arsenal to make the requisite noise and calamity. Setting themselves apart thanks to the intense and impassioned delivery of firebrand front-woman Alex Reade, who's vocals are both brutal and beautiful at the same time.

Sat, Jul 15, Factory Floor

Gold Class: Formed in 2014 by a union of workmates and friends from a Melbourne bar and creative-writing course, Gold Class’ string of lean, explosive live shows culminated in a distillation of the then-fledgling group’s wiry punk, carried by Curley’s booming baritone and themes of personal politics, sexuality and identity.

Sat, Jul 15, Lansdowne Hotel

Marais Meets Muffat: Renowned early music specialists The Marais Project and The Muffat Collective come together this weekend in a celebration of the special exchange of musical culture that occurred in the late 17th Century between France, Germany and Italy.

Sun, Jul 16, The Independent Theatre

Cut Copy: Ahead of their highly anticipated Splendour In The Grass appearance, the Melbourne four-piece will play Sydney’s Metro Theatre mid-week. Cut Copy’s infectious live show is matched only by the beautiful complexity of their songs. Layered swaths of melody, sections with dissonance and nods to many genres all packaged into timeless pop songs.

Wed, Jul 19, Metro Theatre

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