Easter is upon us, and with it comes those glorious uni breaks. Don’t waste it, get out there and do something before it’s back to the grind!
Thursday: Flying Circus
For seven long years the international music brand Flying Circus has been bringing deep tech grooves to places all around the world. All places that is, expect Australia – until now.
To celebrate their anniversary, Flying Circus are making their Australian debut with psychedelic dance duo Audiofly and support from Tiefschwarz, Alex Niggemann and Start:Cue.
Friday: From The Streets
Connoisseurs of street art aMBUSH, have teamed up with .M Contemporary, presenting a variety show of international and homegrown street art in the Woolahra area.
Featuring in the exhibition is local leader Beastman, New Yorker Chris Uphues, Brazilian muralist Ever, and London mini-tableaux based artist Slinkachu.
“I wanted to show that street artists are real artists; I think what people first think is that street artists vandalise. But actually they have a strong message. And a lot of their work is a gift to society – they give their work for nothing.” Gallery owner Michelle Paterson.
Where: .M Contemporary
When: Now - 27 April
Saturday: Record Store Day 2014
Record Store Day Australia returns for it’s sixth year to remind us that physical music still exists in the world and is sold in more places that you would think. With live music, deals, specials, limited editions and more, it’s a great way to discover music you might not have heard before, or take home that limited-edition release by your favourite artist.
Check out the Record Store Day Australia website for a full list of participating stores, gigs and specials.
Saturday: Hunx And His Punks + Shannon And The Clams
After their last visit in 2012 – where they charmed us all with their fondness of getting (mostly) naked, offers to sign autographs of “dicks or whatever” and profanity-rich expressions of self-desire – San Francisco’s maddest and baddest bubblegum punk band, Hunx And His Punks are smashing genres at the Oxford Art Factory this Saturday.
Since their previous visit, Hunx And His Punks have been busy at work on their latest album Street Punk (2013) which blends ‘80’s hardcore and ‘90’s grrrl sounds, creating tunes that are equally nasty and catchy.
Likewise, co-tourers Shannon And The Clams have been spreading their ‘60’s girl group sounds with a West Coast garage rock edge across stages at SXSW and the Austin Psych Fest, supplying a hefty flow of “doo woppers, bomp stompers, punk rippers, country clippers and psych-o-trippers”.
Where: Oxford Art Factory
Sunday: Romance Was Born and Rebecca Baumann: Reflected Glory
The colourful fashion house Romance Was Born teams up with artist Rebecca Baumann to present their latest collection as an exhibition. Since the launch of label Romance Was Born in 2005, Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales have collaborated frequently with visual artists – from two-time Archibald winner Del Kathryn Barton, to Tokyo-based Australian designer Ebony Bizys.
For the 2014 MBFW Romance Was Born have taken the next step and are showcasing their new collection Objects of Celebration, as an elaborate and immersive installation (“Basically, they’re turning the room into a kaleidoscope,” Carriageworks curator Beatrice Gralton); named and inspired by Rebecca Baumann’s 2013 work Reflected Glory.
By Gabriella Khouri