Eastside’s Pop Up Radio: Something Else LIVE at VIVID!


Come down early and have a beer, take a seat and get ready for the very FIRST EVER EASTSIDE POP UP RADIO!

Do you think Something Else has a good face for radio?

Come see us in the flesh and decide for yourself in our first ever broadcast with an audience  6pm this Thursday 31st May!

Eastside 89.7FM in conjunction with Places+Spaces and VIVID: Festival of Lights, Music and Ideas, is presenting Pop Up Radio– three days of music, theatre and interviews at Rocks Pop Up venue Cockatoo Calling, 47 George St, The Rocks.

Something Else will be on at the usual time, 6pm on Thursday, but this time, you can come down to the Rocks and watch our show live, followed by the Vinyl Frontier with the ever tuneful Toon. There will be drinking, there will be music, there will be chatting and there will be a short theatre piece!

Our host is Julian Ramundi, with a bunch of your usual cohosts chiming in from the backbench. His special guests are the Rusty Spring Syncopators and Factotum theatre group.

The Rusty Spring Syncopators are the finest in crusty blues, rusty rags and manky-janky jazz. Their energetic live act is like Mack Sennett on moonshine, Tom and Jerry chugging jugs or a Buck and Bubbles trapped in an a-historical washing machine. They’re made up of Jack B. Latimer  on guitar, Tim Wall on clarinet, Sam Henning  on washboard and Reuben Holt  on washtub bass. For a taste of their crusty, rusty, musty must-hear sound, check out this video featuring more Buster Keatons than you can poke a walking stick at:

Factotum Theatre Collective is based in TAP Gallery Darlinghurst and run by Liz Arday. They’re bringing us a sneak peek of their upcoming production of Checkhov’s Three Sisters, so get ready to hear Olga, Irena and Masha’s sisterly blistering.

After Something Else, Toon will take you into the evening with the Vinyl Frontier (6:30pm-8pm).

He’s joined by two very special guests, Alphamama and the Paper Plane Project!

With all this music, theatre, poetry and lights, we can’t wait to see you there!

 Don’t forget there are two more days of Pop Up Radio, check the Eastside event page for details!

See you this Thursday 31st May, 6pm!

Tonight we’ll be drinking St Peters Blonde, a crisp wheat beer brewed by independently owned local artisan brewery, St Peters Brewery.