Ok folks, shows over. It’s time for that awkward nothing-to-do period between X-mas and New Years to disappear. Here are a few gems we’ve dug up to get you through the boring holiday taint.
Thursday: Boxing Day (clearly a write off)
OR a raging pool party with Cosmos Midnight, Yahtzel, Plastic Plates, Van She DJ’s + more
Midday, The Ivy, Facebook Event
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Endless Summer Festival
Featuring radio sweethearts The Preatures (Saturday) and live performance highfliers Bluejuice (Friday), it will be easy to forget how much you paid for tickets (nothing). They’ve also got some local graphic artists like Mulga painting collaborative installations as you go for a stroll in the park.
Gunnamatta Park, Cronulla, Free, Official Website
Friday: The Roots
Dubbed one of the greatest live acts in the world by Rolling Stone (2003), Grammy Award winning hip hop band The Roots will be performing sets from their bank of classics as well as their new album, Wise Up Ghost (collaborated with Elvis Costello). This will be the only chance Sydney gets to see them as they’ll be road tripping up to Byron shortly after to bring in the New Year at Falls Festival.
Horden Pavillion, 7pm, $89.90 (+bf), Tickets
Friday: Hot Coffee
“Coffee is a brewed beverage with a bitter flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant. The beans are found in coffee cherries, which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa.”
Well that’s a lot more informative than you’re average alt. rock band bio so we reckon they’re not a bad bunch. Go on and check out their single launch with local kids Total Bore, OBCD (side project of the dudes from SURES), The Decapitators and Total Bore.
Brighton Up Bar, Oxford St, Facebook Event
Saturday: Dribble (Melbourne) Warehouse Show
Tipped as one of Melbourne’s best new hardcore punk bands, Dribble will be blasting solid magic and mayhem along with fellow savages Low Life, Housewives, Destiny 3000 and Orion. Get amongst it.
7pm, Free, Facebook Event
Sunday: S.A.S.H Xmas Party
You know it’s not like Purple Sneakers anymore. But you should also know that the Abercrombie still gets people moving in wonderfully weird ways and their Sunday session will verify this with resident DJ’s Jake Hough, Gabby and Kerry Wallace in for the night along with Rennie & Shamus and DCW and La Faber.
The Abercrombie, 2pm, Free, Facebook Event
The Beatles in Australia Exhibition
Beatles fan? Wishing it was the 60s won’t bring them back, but you can day dream all you like about Beatlemania when John, George, Paul and Ringo toured Australia for 13 days in June, 1964.
Powerhouse Museum, Ends Feb 14, Official Website
By Lauren Della Marta