BYO Sounds #32
We’re putting the focus on a few different venues to our usual favourites this week. With literally so many hidden gems of places within Sydney, make it your priority to check out at least one undiscovered one this weekend. Here are five excuses to do just that.
Kingswood + Calling All Cars @ Manning Bar – Thursday, March 20.
Kingswood are excited to be back on home soil after a stint in the US, and they most definitely haven’t returned empty handed. Hitting the road now in support of their latest single ‘Sucker Punch’, this is looking to be one of the final tracks released before they drop their long-awaited debut album. They’re joined by acclaimed fellow Melbournian rockers Calling All Cars, who have recently released their anticipated album ‘Raise The People’. Tickets are $12, (if my math is correct, that’s 6 bucks a band!). Get on it.
Purple Sneaker DJs @ UOW Uni Bar – Thursday, March 20.
It’s pretty much a guarantee you’re going to have a good time whenever Purple Sneaker DJs are even affiliated with a night. I don’t know if its science, or even just pure coincidence, whatever it is, I know I’m not complaining. Add in the mix that it’s a Uni event, so for all you UOW students out there, that ticket money can now be going towards one more Coolabah for the collection.
The Babe Rainbow @ Space 44 - Friday, March 21.
Take one of Sydney’s coolest art galleries, nay, even Australia’s. (This is an old house that’s been converted into an live art space in the coastal suburb of Cronulla) Announce what is most likely to be the best surf-pop band to ever come out of Rainbow Bay, and what does this leave you? The Babe Rainbow headlining a special gallery show at Space 44, that’s what. Local dudes The Red Wine Roses are set to play their very first show ever in support, as “no show has ever been big enough for us”. Start trawling now for tickets though, as they are very hot property. Alternatively, they’ve also announced a second show at The Brass Monkey on Sunday.
L-Fresh The Lion @ The Roller Den – Saturday, March 22.
You can’t argue with L-Fresh’s involvement in not only the Australian hip-hop scene currently, but his activism within the local communities also. He was recently announced the official ambassador for All Together Now, which promotes the prevention of racist behavior in Australia, and has started his ‘Conversations With’ series this week, chatting with Elefant Traks head-honcho, Urthboy. Additionally to all this, his musical talent are of course superb, with a description by hip hop icon KRS-One as “He is hip-hop”.
Lost Picnic feat. Megan Washington, The Rubens + More @ Centennial Park – Sunday, March 23.
A “bohemian-style picnic”, which involves some of our finest home-grown, emerging and established musical talent playing live. I think you would be pretty hard pressed to find someone who’s not keen for that. Lost Picnic is what I’m referring too, which is debuting on Sunday in Centennial Park. It boasts a line-up including Megan Washington, The Rubens, Dustin Tebbutt, Emma Louise and my personal favourites, Sons of the East. Tickets are still available, but as you can imagine with all this information that’s just blown your mind, they shouldn’t be for much longer.
By James Sherley