Your underground art hit list for this week
Here’s a pile of events to get your art beating (apologies for starting on a dad joke)!
There’s so much going on in Sydney’s artist-run community, and so much to be part of and inspired by. This is just a sneaky little taste of what’s going on underneath this city’s glossy, mochaccino latte finish.
An old-school, underground pop-up gig at a secret venue. It’s not in an abandoned warehouse or shopfront, it’s in a tunnel in the Inner West, which will be invaded with some a rabid bunch of musos including The Rusty Spring Syncopators, The Bubble Solution, Tea for Five, Fleur & the Courgettes.
It’ll be DIY, grungy and utterly spectacular.
Friday January 20. The venue’s a secret – join the Facebook event for the insider information. More Info:
SHIR MADNESS FESTIVAL
A local Jewish music festival with tonnes of jazz-ish music in a bunch of stages. Includes SE fave Monsieur Camembert. And best of all, it’s on the beach. Holy heck!
Don’t let anyone tell you that print and literature is dead. This may be the great digital age of iPhones and mega-rich technology moguls, but Penguin Plays Rough is an old school literary event which attracts some of Sydney’s best young writers.
Every month, a bunch of writers and culture nerds get together in a ramshackle warehouse in St Peters and perform their stories. This month the theme is Lost Highways, so it’s all about going places, and getting lost. It’s about road trips, back-route highways, ghost towns, or paths that connect people the long way round.
This month’s writers and performers include Hadley, a musician, poet and the organiser of You Are Here festival, due to explode all over Canberra in March, and Zoe Norton Lodge, Co-ordinator of National Young Writers Festival, and winner of last year’s Philip Parsons Award for young playwrights.
4 Lackey St, St Peters
In its 11th year(!), The Now Now presents artists who cross the borders between music/sound/art without borders. They have sound sculpture, improv, composed music, new collaborations, trash rock, noise, silence, electronic music, jazz, comedy, and everything in-between. There’s over 100 artists performing at the Now Now, which is every night this week at the Red Rattler, in Faversham St in Marrickville.
Not to be missed for any art or jazz-lover, just go in, keep your ears open, and see what you see. Seriously. Do it.
Every night this week. See website for individual gig details.