VIVID is in full swing, and with it comes a plethora of great gigs to check out, including something special for all you budding musicians to sink your teeth into. Get stuck in with this week’s Whazzup Sydney.
Thursday: The New Original Mini Dance Floor
As a clever form of marketing to coincide with the launch of the new Mini Hatch about to hit the market, Carriageworks are installing a Mini inspired illuminated dance floor that responds to your dance moves! To help celebrate they’ve enlisted hypnotic audio visual DJs Naysayer & Gilsun, along with Sydney’s Pelvis and Astral DJs. Entry is free, but only if you RSVP!
When: Thursday 29th May
Thursday: How to Get a Number One
If anyone knows about getting number one singles while still maintaining credibility among peers, it’s Flume and the fail-safe Future Classic team behind him. As part of Vivid Ideas, Flume (Harley Streten), Nathan McLay (Future Classic founder), and Eric J Dubowsky (producer, mixer, engineer) will be joined on stage by ARIA CEO Dan Rosen to talk about how to make it in the music business.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art
How Much: $25
Friday: GoodGod Tin Pan Alley
If there’s one thing the geniuses over at GoodGod know how to do, it’s throw a party, and this Friday night is set to be bigger then ever! Headlined by the man Rolling Stone described as “the next Rodriguez”, cult South African musician Penny Penny and his seven-piece band will be running wild from the Chinatown basement to the Joan Sutherland Theatre for a night of undying party vibes.
The stage will also get a little lovin’ from support acts Bart Willoughby (of pivotal indigenous band No Fixed Address), the theatrical Royal Headache frontman Shogun (ridin’ solo), Melbourne soft-rock outfit Montero, and Sydney’s own Donny Benet!
Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre
How Much: $45
Saturday: CherryRock 2014
After an eight-year relationship with Melbourne, Australia’s only street rock and roll festival CherryRock has decided to say goodbye and head north to Sydney for the first time ever!
Coming with them are US trio Meat Puppets, headlining the all-day event in their first Australian tour in over twenty years, joined by Redcoats, Gay Paris, Beastwars (NZ), Drunk Mums and many more across two stages!
Where: Factory Theatre
How Much: $60
Sunday: The Music of Moroder: The Heritage Orchestra
Presented by Red Bull Music Academy, is a special tribute to the music legend that is Giorgio Moroder (yes, from the Daft Punk song)!
With new arrangements and special guest vocalists, 40-piece British misbehavers The Heritage Orchestra will be turning over all the stones from the career of ‘the godfather of EDM’, from his disco-fuelled shenanigans with Donna Summer to his landmark album From Here To Eternity (1977).
Where: Concert Hall, Opera House
How Much: $59-89
By Gabriella Khouri