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.

ENTER THE FUNNEL OF LOVE 2
The Lowdown:
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.
 
The Details:
Friday January 20. The venue’s a secret – join the Facebook event for the insider information.

More Info:


SHIR MADNESS FESTIVAL
The Lowdown:
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!
The Details:
March 25, Bondi Pavilion
More info:
shirmadness.com

PENGUIN PLAYS ROUGH: LOST HIGHWAYS
The Lowdown:
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.

The Details:
8pm Saturday January 21
4 Lackey St, St Peters
More info:
THE NOW NOW FESTIVAL
The Lowdown:
This is unique. It’s a broad-reaching festival of exploratory, spontaneous, experimental, improvised, outsider and other music.
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.

The Details:
Every night this week. See website for individual gig details.

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville.
That’s all from the Something Else team. Keep it weird, Sydney. Over and out!
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