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Music - Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa - Sydney Festival 2015

08 Jan 2015-09 Jan 2015 Two of Hawai'i's most influential musicians – slack key guitar master Kaapana and collaborator Kaawa, who's a virtuoso on the 12-string – will bring...

Music - Olivia Chaney - Sydney Festival 2015

Sun 11 Jan 2015 Chaney has yet to release her debut album, and is already earning comparisons to Joni Mitchell. She's a woman of prodigious musical talents: she sings,...

Music - Zammuto - Sydney Festival 2015

Wed 14 Jan 2015 Nick Zammuto, who's best known as half of avant-garde pop duo the Books, is now headlining a four-piece that takes his surname. The band released first...

Music - Xylouris White - Sydney Festival 2015

Thu 15 Jan 2015 Mix one part traditional Greek lute and another post-punk drumming and there you have the unlikeliest of results: Xylouris White, the creation of lutenist...

Music - Omar Souleyman - Sydney Festival 2015

Fri 16 Jan 2015 Syrian dance music, you say? Sure, ongoing conflicts in the Middle East may have put a serious dent in the region's historically rich cultural contributions,...

Music - Tiny Ruins - Sydney Festival 2015

Fri 16 Jan 2015 Hollie Fullbrook, Tom Healy and Siobhanne Thompson have earned critical praise the world over – and even collaborated with Neil Finn on a video. Their...

Music - Perry Keyes - Sydney Festival 2015

Sun 18 Jan 2015 Sydney-based singer/songwriter Keyes will be sharing the premiere of his Sunnyholt project at this year's Sydney Festival. The effort tells the story...

Music - The Clean - Sydney Festival 2015

Tue 20 Jan 2015 The indie-rock favourites from New Zealand have been thrilling fans since they first hit the scene in 1978, and they've been credited with influencing...

Music - Firekites - Sydney Festival 2015

Wed 21 Jan 2015 Newcastle's Firekites took six sweet years before releasing Closing Forever Sky, the recent follow-up to their debut album. Now they'll make their Sydney...

Music - Iva Bittová - Sydney Festival 2015

Wed 21 Jan 2015 How do you sum up the musical gifts of an artist like Bittová? You don't: the Czech performer has received comparisons to Meredith Monk and Laurie Anderson;...

Music - Body/Head - Sydney Festival 2015

Thu 22 Jan 2015 Iconoclastic alt-rock pioneer Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and experimental guitarist Bill Nace are Body/Head, a noise-pop duo whose live performance is marked...

Music - #1 Dads - Sydney Festival 2015

Thu 22 Jan 2015 Tom Iansek, who's better known as the frontman of Melbourne duo Big Scary, has been moonlighting in recent months under the name #1 Dads, making slow...

Music - Cornelius presents Salyu x Salyu - Sydney Festival 2015

Fri 23 Jan 2015 Beloved experimental and avant-garde Japanese pop icon Cornelius will introduce Australian audiences to J-pop singer Salyu in a special show for this...

Music - Senyawa - Sydney Festival 2015

Fri 23 Jan 2015 Rully Shabara and Wukir Suryadi produce ferocious, confronting musical noise that crosses boundaries and defies expectations – over the course of their...

Music - How to Dress Well - Sydney Festival 2015

Fri 23 Jan 2015 Tom Krell's languid and soulful take on traditional R'n'B has earned him critical plaudits since he first hit the scene; during his Sydney Festival show...

Music - Za! - Sydney Festival 2015

Sat 24 Jan 2015 Two men, a dozen instruments and any number of genres – Cuban jazz, Jamaican dancehall, industrial noise, grunge... the list goes on and on – will...

Music - Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds - Sydney Festival 2015

Sat 24 Jan 2015 Kid Congo – a founding member of the Gun Club and previously a guitarist for no less than the Cramps and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – is bringing...

Music - Roger Knox - Sydney Festival 2015

Sun 25 Jan 2015 The man who has been dubbed 'the Johnny Cash of Australian country' and the 'Koori King of Country' presents a special Sydney Festival debut. He'll perform...

Music - The Sound of Burning Water - Sydney Festival

17 Jan 2015-18 Jan 2015 Percussionist Claire Edwardes' cutting-edge drumming must be heard (and seen) to be believed. Utilising a unique array of sounds – drums, electronics,...

Music - Summer Sounds in the Domain - Sydney Festival 2015

Sat 10 Jan 2015 Get ready to shake it, Sydney. For this year's Sydney Festival launch – that insanely popular free concert in the Domain that's seen the likes of Grace...

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