Weekend weather forecast: glum. Luckily we’re here to brighten your day with all the news of what’s going down this weekend.
Awesome Tapes from Africa
Goodgod Small Club, 9pm-3am
Brian Shimkovitz is a globe-trotting musicologist on a quest to unearth, re-release and DJ tracks from African pop music cassettes – thus exists his project ‘Awesome Tapes From Africa’. If you can handle the heat, come get your dose of afro-funk this Friday and vibe supporting sets by Jamie Tiller, Jimmy Caution, Smokey La Beef and Dusty Fingers.
Moneys? $18+BF via Moshtix
Summer Psyche Out Soiree with Jake Blood and Hysteric
The Chippendale Hotel, 3pm-12am
Melbourne mates Jake Blood and George Hysteric are heading our way this weekend to bring something fresh to the electronic music scene at The Chippendale Hotel. Blood will have the basement covered, utlising vintage hardware and rare completely analogue production to create dark, bleak, minimal electronica. Meanwhile, former resident DJ at The Toff and regular at Revolver, Hysteric will be manning the courtyard with his collection of 80s synthpop and ‘Italo-disco’ records.
Moneys? $10 from www.thisiswhitelabel.com or on the door
Art for Refugees
Black Lotus Studios, cnr Gladstone and Wilford St, Enmore, 3pm-6pm
An enormous selection of works from contemporary Australian artists will be exhibited this Sunday, with all funds raised being donated to UNHCR in support of aid for the Syrian refugee crisis.
Newtown Mission, 280a King St, Newtown, from 2.30pm
Local visual and performing artists will be presenting works designed to inspire dialogue on two of the most pressing issues in our society – climate change and asylum seekers. The exhibition will be open at various times throughout the week, with an extended program occurring on Sunday to coincide with Newtown Festival.
Moneys? Entry by donation, with funds raised to support Newtown Mission, Asylum Seekers Centre and TEAR climate projects in Nepal.
Bin Juice ‘Episode IV’ EP Launch
The Townie, 7pm
Bin Juice ‘Episode IV’ will help you get funky on Sunday night with the release of their new EP ‘Episode IV’ at the Townie, with Winston Surfshirt and Salvador Dali Lama.