J.A.M'S TOP LIVE MUSIC PICKS FEB 1-7

Leftfield: One of electronic music's all-time greatest acts is returning to Sydney with their incredible Leftism In Its Entirety show which has been selling out venues and causing a mass break-out of smiling faces across Europe.

Thu, Feb 1, Enmore Theatre

Roger Waters: Roger Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio/visual production and breathtaking quad sound. Us + Them is no exception: following months of meticulous planning and visionary craft, it will inspire audiences with its powerful delivery.

Fri, Feb 2, Qudos Bank Arena

Caribé: An offshoot of the very popular Palacio de la Rumba, Caribé is an ambitious and exciting dance and music program of Cuban folkloric rumba, punto, danzón and bolero alongside classic Cuban styles: cha cha chá, guaracha and mambo. This will be the first time Cuban artists living in Sydney have combined with Australian musicians to create a presentation that showcases the talents of all and celebrates Cuba’s rich Latin Caribbean culture.

Sat, Feb 3, Foundry 616

Iron Chic: For the last nine years Iron Chic have been one of the most exciting bands in punk rock. Their DIY ethos and heartfelt, catchy sing along choruses have gained them masses of fans all over the world. A mainstay on the European and American punk circuit.

Sun, Feb 4, Factory Floor

The Necks: Featuring The Necks renowned experimental style where the music is invented in real time, and no two performances are alike. Underpinned by an insistent deep groove, their pieces slowly unravel in a mesmerising fashion and audiences can expect a hypnotic and thrilling emotional journey into the unknown!

Sun, Feb 4, Riverside Theatres

Lucy Rose: With over 70 million Spotify streams, Lucy Rose has sung with Bombay Bicycle Club and Manic Street Preachers, recording sublime music that is melodic, emotive and thought provoking.

Mon, Feb 5, The Lansdowne

Ben Folds: The virtuoso will bring his two-part solo piano show to Sydney’s most iconic music venue this week. For the first half of the show, Folds will curate a playlist armed with a songbook spanning his entire career. In the concert’s second half, Folds will hand over the reins to his fans for a Paper Aeroplane Request set, during which audience members will be encouraged to write their song requests onto a piece of paper, to be folded into a paper plane and launched onto the stage on cue. Folds will then randomly select and perform the songs requested.

Tue, Feb 6, Sydney Opera House

S U R V I V E: Austin-based experimental synth quartet S U R V I V E will perform in Sydney midweek. With two of the band’s four members responsible for scoring the recent soundtrack for hit US television series Stranger Things, S U R V I V E have risen to prominence during the past few years, receiving critical acclaim for both their recorded material and captivating live performances.

Wed, Feb 7, Oxford Art Factory

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