Hair-raising hijinks for audio addicts everywhere.
Wednesday August the 28th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy makes for a rare spot of movement and magic in the otherwise mordant central business district. Kate Wadey and band kick off from 7, then I'll be spinning timeless tunes til reality is restored at around 2 or 3AM. It's free!
Friday August the 30th ~
This weekend I'll be doing two five-hour-long sets in the courtyard of the Factory Theatre, as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Shorts and Web Fest plays out within.
Entry to both my sets and all of the workshops, interviews, performances and screenings inside is free. Peruse the program and pop along. It'll be cosy in both spaces and highly social throughout. My opening set runs from 5 til 10PM.
Saturday August the 31st ~
Jack Off is back under my stewardship this week. I'd like to thank Isabel Phillips for holding the fort last weekend as I attended Damien's Paddle Out and played some music at the celebration of his life. It was a truly beautiful afternoon.
If you tune in between 3 and 5PM this Saturday you'll hear one of the most promising bands in this country live on air. Dumb Things are humble cats from Brisbane but their songs seem streets ahead to me - harking back to a classic antipodean era of sun-dappled sounds. They've already got one album behind them and we're hopeful we might hear a couple of songs from the one on the way.
Just an hour after the radio show concludes I'll be back on deck(s) at the Factory for the AACTA Shorts and Web Fest again - this time playing from 6 til 11PM, across a number of internal sessions and all of the afterparty. Come suss it out then hang!
Afterwards I'll head back to the Hotel Hollywood, where my weekly residency has become increasingly wild. It seems to attract everyone from culture-vulture theatre-types, to Golden Age cineastes, concert-goers from all manner of gigs, elite hospo kids, freaky fashionistas, old-school Darlo dandys - you name it! It's bloody fantastic to see this sort of convivial variety manifesting in Sydney, especially as it gathers pace later on.
I usually play every Saturday night from 9 til 3AM - but don't tarry in heading over, as it is still in the damn lock-out zone and sadly we cannot admit anyone after 1.30AM. But lemme just say that there is a surfeit of life inside til the bitter end! It's free-for-all and an utter free-for-all. Passionate people of all stripes unite - striking up real conversations, dancing, getting it on (and off). That is what life is all about. Never gets old!
This weekend only you'll get two selectors for the price (none) of one (also none) - as Paris Groovescooter is deputising for me whilst I wrap up the Festival in Enmore. Catch the far sharper Paris mixing up a storm from 9 til 11.30 - then a fittingly delirious and bedraggled set from myself til close. We'll deal with the ramifications when the sun comes up I guess. Nothing the sea can't fix!