Another gig heavy one this week that promises to warm you up in the face of what looks to be our discontent.
Thursday: Fishing ‘Shy Glow’ Album Launch
Sydney electronica duo Fishing have been hard at the game for years, trying out their curious brand of experimental remixes, layered synths, loops and fashioning EP’s and singles, jabbing ears over at FBi Radio, and Soundcloud.
After the release of their latest single ‘Chi Glow’ featuring Marcus Whale (Collarbones) in April, the boys (Russell Fitzgibbon and Doug Wright) are ready to release their genre-defying debut album for Vivid.
Where: The Basement
How Much: $12+bf
Friday: New Wave: Sound
A new wave of music is hitting Vivid Sydney in the form of the sense-pleasing New Wave: Sound (blending light, music and ideas), where attendees will experience non-stop exploratory music from established and emerging Australian artists (including Jessica Aszodi’s Abject Desire, Collarbones Meets Synergy Percussion, the Robin Fox RGB Laser Show, and more).
With composer Andrew Batt-Rawden at the helm, the night will feature contemporary electro-classical music; lasers triggered by sound-reactive software, improvised percussion performances - you know, all the good things!
Where: Seymour Centre
When: 5-7 June
How Much: $15-$35
Saturday: Halfway Crooks and Friends
Since their establishment five years ago (2009, by rap-obsessed DJs Levins, Captain Franco and Elston) the Halfway Crooks crew have toasted their crowds with well-rounded mixes of new hip-hop hits and the classics of the East Coast, West Coast, and Southern USA.
Now for Vivid this local rap party is going big, enlisting some of their favourite local artists to help celebrations, including Nina Las Vegas, Bad Ezzy (of the HOOPS collective), and a special live performance from social media kingpin Joyride (who has collaborated with the likes of Hermitude, Illy, Urthboy, and Drapht) – hosted by local MC, B WISE.
Where: The Basement
How Much: $10+bf
Sunday: No Good: Winter 2014
Sydney’s newest label/collective No Good are fresh off the back of their monthly sessions, bringing with them a boutique festival No Good: Winter (the first in a series of quarterly events) which promises sounds like we’ve never heard before – all from local acts.
Taking pride in uncovering inventive and influential new music in Sydney – No Good have put together a diverse line-up of DJs, rappers, producers and other emerging talents for the full-day affair (headlined by Rainbow Chan and Maatzi), presenting music that’s haunting, psychedelic, and synthy.
Where: Petersham Bowling Club
How Much: $39.80
All Weekend: Modulations
Carriageworks is teaming up with Modular to host a concert using the most ambitious mixes of light, video and music Sydney has ever seen! This three day Modular-curated party, designed by well-known creative director Es Devlin (who has worked with everyone from Julie Taymor to Yeezy himself), will play host to DJs and bands (both local and international), with award-winning electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys topping the line up.
The full schedule can be viewed here!
When: 6-9 June
All Weekend: Sydney Film Festival 2014
Beloved Sydney Film Festival is back for its 61st year, with a vigorous line up balancing between highly anticipated preview screenings and little known international beauties, including features, documentaries, short films, retrospectives, animations, restorations and more (even Nick Caves category-defying 20,000 Days on Earth).
With the unofficial theme being formal experimentation, the SFF programming team has gathered a wide selection from the world’s great festivals, adding to Australians finest local productions to create a 250+ screening selection for event goers – with 12 films vying for the Official Competition $60,000 cash prize.
A full list of the line up can be viewed here!
Where: Various Sydney Venues
When: 4-15 June
How Much: $19.50/$16.50 for single sessions. Flexipasses of 10, 20, and 30 are available.
By Gabriella Khouri