Welcome to the Year of the Horse! The Chinese New Year has come and gone and we have now transitioned into the year of the Wooden Horse. 2014 is now a year where we should all be looking to become more strong and stable, make better decisions, interact well with others and become more personally and professionally successful…
But if you’re not looking that far ahead, here are some things to do this weekend.
Since the age of 15 Marcel Everett has been producing his romantic take on electronica as XXYYXX, and in that time has released a self titled album, two EP’s, and three collaborations whilst managing to maintain a constant flow of singles online.
After a sold-out national tour earlier this year, our buddies at Astral People are bringing the Florida-born young whippersnapper back to The Standard, with special guests Wave Racer and Basenji.
The Standard, 8pm, $35+bf, Tickets
Friday: Chinese Laundry presents Freq Nasty
Freq Nasty (Darin McFadyen) is known for his boundary-pushing break beat sound, and it’s extremely likely the LA producer and DJ will bring everything bass on Friday night. Freq Nasty has become a fixture to the North American art and music scene, and is considered a pioneer in break beat since the genres initial rise in popularity. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see one of the biggest stars in bass music!
Full line-up includes Nemo, Spikey Tee, Hydraulix and more.
Chinese Laundry, 10pm, $20 on entry, Facebook Event
Friday: Lime Cordiale – USA Farewell Party
Sydney boys Lime Cordiale will be touring the USA to celebrate their latest EP release in North America, and are throwing a farewell party at GoodGod before they leave!
‘Falling Up The Stairs’ has already received applause from listeners everywhere since its release, with its pop hooks and brass licks, and the atypical lyrical style that is so uniquely Lime Cordiale.
GoodGod, 7:30pm, $10+bf or $15 at the door, Tickets
Saturday: Major Leagues ‘Weird Season’ EP Tour
Brisbane band Major Leagues invites you to celebrate the release of their debut EP ‘Weird Season’ with their first Australian headlining tour. The sweet surf-pop outfit had a huge 2013, with their three singles from the EP, ‘Endless Drain’, ‘Silver Tides’ and ‘Teen Mums’ impressing audiences, listeners and critics alike. The band have now well and truly launched into the global blog sphere, with a seemingly endless touring schedule, performing with Beach Fossils, The Preatures, Jeremy Neale and Violent Soho.
Supported by The Ocean Party, catch Major Leagues perform and see why tastemakers in Asia, Europe, USA and the UK have praised them.
Brighton Up Bar, 8pm, $13.30, Tickets
Saturday: Blind Valley’s Final Stand
We’ve all heard the news that Blind Valley drummer Paris is moving to the States, and the band has decided they won’t be continuing Blind Valley without him. To say goodbye to the band and friend, Blind Valley are of course opting to go out with a bang, by hosting a massive party with their favourite bands they’ve played alongside (the available ones anyway).
The bill includes Cabins, The Hollow Bones, Particles, The Mountains, The Lulu Raes, The Tsars and for the last time, Blind Valley.
This may be the end of Blind Valley, but I have no doubt this isn’t the last we will see of these boys.
Venue TBA, 4pm, $5 entry, Facebook Event
Sunday: The Color Run 2014
The vibrant and lively Color Run is hitting Sydney once again! Inspired by the Hindu festival Holi, where it’s custom to throw natural coloured powders as the seasons change from winter to spring, the US birthed the idea of the Color Run (hence the spelling) and it has expanded here.
The way it works, is that everyone who is participating wears white – non negotiable – and as they pass each kilometer checkpoint are doused with a different coloured paint, until they reach the five kilometer finish line.
The run is for everyone, whether you’re fast, slow, old, young, a runner or a walker, and will look really good on your Instagram.
Olympic Park, 8am or 2pm, $52.50/pp in a 4+ team or $57.50 solo, Sign Up
By Gabriella Khouri