No Money Weekend
The essential nation-wide cheapskates event guide.
There's Asian fusion and art subversion, nostalgia for when you were young and flammkuchen for your tongue, reflections on digital life and "that's not a knife". Welcome to your No Money Weekend. (Cover: Marlowe Granados)
FLYRITE, MOVE RIGHT
Flyrite plays host to a new Sunday evening club night, featuring a lineup including Baux, Carl Drake, Shaddow Brothers, Zina and Paul Scott, MVMNT brings you deep house, techno and party vibes that will turn your otherwise chill arvo into some kind of killer techno-party. There’s also gonna be some cheap deliciousness on offer from Varsity Burgers to treat your end-of-weekend woes. Oh and if that isn’t enticing enough… it is completely free. – Charles Douglas
When & Where: Sun Mar 29, 5pm – late, Flyrite, 110 Aberdeen St, Northbridge. Free entry.
BAD (BUT GOOD) APPLES
Bad Apple Collective will showcase an amazing array of artists, including Childs Play, this Saturday at Mojos. Gracing you with their unique brand of electronic hip-hop, Childs Play’s upcoming EP Absent Minded is a minimalist sample-oriented collection of beats. This experimental project is certainly one you’ll want to get down to check out. Collaborating with a bunch of locals who whip up mashes of colours, sounds, shapes and feelings, Bad Apple Collective have also put together a showcase to accompany the Childs Play EP Launch, including Corduroy Club, Henry Kissinger and Lowbrow DJs. There will also be live shirt printing from By The Beard. This event will be a tantalising night and it won’t leave you short of coin. – Charles Douglas
When & Where: Sat Mar 28, 8pm, Mojos Bar Fremantle, 237 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle. $10. Info here.
Balmy summer night markets are becoming something of cultural foodie fad in Perth, but this is definitely a good thing. Maylands Markets are wrapping up there second season of business this Friday with one last night of seriously good food trucks and summer loving. Some bangin’ vendors that won’t destroy your wallet will be there, such as Bangkok Jump Street’s Asian infusions and The Hummus Club’ falafel creations (everybody likes hummus right). BYO rug, friends, wine and activities, and chill out in a super-friendly atmosphere to clear the stress of the working week from your minds. – Charles Douglas
When & Where: Sun Mar 29, 5 – 9, The Rise, 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands. Info here.
I promise this will be the last Art Month post until the next art month, which knowing Sydney will probably actually be next month, just under a different name. Either way, if you haven’t yet feasted your senses with some of the best artists Sydney (and in fact Australia) has to offer, then get down to St. Peters for Subversion, a show designed to cut down to the core of our established nation under CCTV and “awake the lurking reactionary in us all”. So yeah. There you go. Find your inner rebel this Friday at opening night. - Brad
When & Where: Fri Mar 27, 6pm. Tortuga Studios, 31 Princes Highway, St Peters, Free.
Above: Work by artist Brian Paisley, who features in Subversion
I always thought the museum options in Sydney were restricted to either the Powerhouse the massive one with a few dinosaurs, a stuffed kangaroo and a couple of minerals inside. What I didn’t realise was that the Museum of Sydney offers way cooler exhibits at a fraction of the entry cost. Opening Saturday is Toys through Time, offering an amazing look at over 200 classic toys which tell the unique toy story of generations of Sydneysiders. No, you can’t play with them. Sorry. - Brad
When & Where: Sat Mar 28, 10am. Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Philip Sts, Sydney. $10.
GET SWEATY WITH BETTY
A lot of people write off the Shire as a place for live music, and with good reason. Luckily though, the local clubs tend to act as a black hole for all nearby wankers and basic bitches. As such, just down the road at the area’s swankiest new live music venue, you can take in the alt-rock stylings of three-piece set YEEVS, followed up by Ego Monkey and The Uplifting Bell Ends (possibly the best band name ever?). The lads from There Will be Fuzz keep everything flowing with a DJ set going long into the night. – Brad
When & Where: Sat Mar 28, 9pm. Sweaty Betty’s, 615 Kingsway, Miranda. Free.
COME GET YOUR SATISFACTION AT THE CHIPPO FILM FESTIVAL
With this year’s film festival theme ‘satisfaction’ quite aptly summed up by the Chippo film crew as, 'The same feeling Winona Ryder has at the end of Edward Scissorhands'. You would be daft to miss this inner-west showcase highlighting the best of Sydney and more. Furthermore, it’s all free so don’t start stressing about having to cough up outrageous amounts of skins to see what *COULD* be a useless film. Furthermore we wouldn’t be even writing about it if it was useless. Sure you may get one or two oddball films but that’s the whole point of film festivals, they stretch your mind. Oh and did I mention that the film projection team sit up in a treehouse? - Liam Apter
When & Where: Sat March 26, Films start at 7:15pm till late, Ivy Lane, Chippendale, Sydney. Click here for information about the event. Free.
EVER HEARD THE TALE ABOUT A SLY FOX AND SOME CABINS?
You’re old mates Cabins are playing a show for free and you’re not there? Well, we can let that slide…but just this once! So if you missed it they’ll be rocking out at the Sly Fox all night for absolutely nothing. It’s also a good chance to check out the Sly Fox as it is looking like it could shape to be a late night competitor to The Imperial Hotel. But we will have to see… - Liam Apter
When & Where: Fri March 25, from 9pm till late, 199 Enmore Road, Enmore, Sydney. Click here for information about the event. Free.
Hawthorn said hello to a new drinking hole last week, and now you can too. The Kilburn is helping bring good quality booze and food to the inner-east six days a week, with whisky tastings and an old-meets-new vibe. They also have some killer specials for beers on tap; a pot will set you back $5.50, and $10 for a schooner. It’s the perfect spot for that after work tipple; first round’s on your boss – Alyce
When & Where: Open Thurs-Sat from 4pm, The Kilburn, 348 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn. Free entry.
WHAT YOU UP TO? CAN’T SAY
If you’re a little too skint to see the Flosstradamus’ show tonight, Can’t Say are holding the official after party, with Hoodboi headlining. What better way to drown your sorrows of missing out than gettin crunk in an old train platform with $5 bombs and basic spirits? There is no better way, so we better see you there. Cheap entry before 11, so get your shit together and come get turnt – Alyce
When & Where: Fri Mar 27, Platform One, Vault 8 Banana Alley, Melbourne. $10 at door before 11pm.
Everyone remembers their first warehouse party experience. But the guys at Howler have got that shit locked down, operating a bar and nightclub out of a warehouse concept space in Brunswick. This weekend you can catch three sweet artists in an even sweeter artistic hub, with Big Smoke, Good Morning and Shiny Coin bringing you some lo-fi, wistful tunes – Alyce
When & Where: Sat Mar 28, Howler, 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick. $10 at door
THAT’S NOT A KNIFE
After the success of their Wayne’s World screening, Popcorn Pop-Up Theatre are sending Brunswick West’s Gilpin Park way back to 1986, to when Paul Hogan was slightly less leathery. Crocodile Dundee is on the screen for free on the big (makeshift) screen. There’ll be chocolates for sale but BYO stash of beverages, whether of the esky or thermos variety. Also BYO readiness and comic timing for yelling along to ‘that’s not a knife!’. – Reb Mery
When & Where: Sat Mar 28, 7:15pm Gilpin Park, Albert Street Brunswick. Free.
MORE LIKE YEAH-HOUSE SALE
Declarations of ‘nothing over $10!’ are – more often than not – followed by a very, very skeptical look. In the case of Retrostar’s annual warehouse sale, you’ll actually be able to re-vamp the wardrobe for the price of a couple over-priced serves of smashed avo on toast. The much-loved vintage clothing store is throwing open the doors of their Brunswick warehouse for two days, with everything priced at $5 or $10. Prepare yourselves for crowds, also bargains. – Reb Mery
When & Where: Sat Mar 28 & Sun Mar 29, 8am, 33-37 Stewart Street Brunswick. Free entry, nothing over $10.
PARTY FOR A GOOD READ
Hessian Magazine is a sustainable fashion publication based in Melbourne, albeit one that shies away from the ‘bullshit’ you might normally associate with that phrase. Their second issue is approaching rapidly on the horizon but, to quote a green felt amphibian, it ‘ain’t easy bein’ green’. To make sure Hessian’s printed sustainably and in a socially conscious way calls for a fundraising party. The Shadow Electric is be hosting, with music by HABITS, HTML Flowers, and a DJ set by the Harpoons. – Reb Mery
When & Where: Sat Mar 28, 6pm, Shadow Electric, 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford. $8.
SOLSTICE IS NIGH
Winter Solstice Island is set to return on June 27th. The wicked festival orchestrated by Astral Lotus will be holding a warm up session at the old ‘Squatters Arms Hotel’. This intimate house style party is the first place you can purchase tickets to Winter Solstice Island. Held on an enchanting Monarto site the popular camping festival hit capacity last year. Total presales have been capped at 500. There will be no gate sales. The launch party is of course BYO. Tickets will be available through Happy Herbs later on. If this excites you go meditate or something. - Jonty Czuchwicki
When & Where: Sat Mar 28, Squatters Arms Hotel, 1 George Street Thebarton, South Australia. Free.
PIZZA AND FRIENDS
Young Offenders supported The Bennies last week. That’s cool… a great gig to add to their repertoire. Tomorrow Rising have just been announced as support for Short Stack on their upcoming tour. That’s fucking lame. It will be a burgeoning boost to their career… sell outs! Either way you’re totally broke and these two local bands are putting on a free shindig at the Jetty Bar. They’ll be drinking a massive rider of Pale Ale, so you should bust their asses for some free drinks. It’s a pop punk show, so whether that makes you boff or sing along to group choruses for your own digression. - Jonty Czuchwicki
When & Where: Sat March 28, The Jetty Bar, 28 Jetty Road Glenelg, south Australia. Free.
Post Punk, Alternative, Manic Pop, Dark Rock and Surf Funk Fusion are on the cards at The Crown & Sceptre this Friday night. With Mild Manic making their way down from Melbourne town to release their new single ‘Mary Does Jane’. They will be joined by Adelaide edifices Pink Noise Generator, A Loose Trust and The Fyoogs for a complimentary night of risqué music tipping towards the controversial end of sonic entertainment. It is also said that the lead singer of the Fyoogs looks like David Bowie. This night will be electro-pastel meets mod. If this rings your bells join on in!
When & Where: Fri Mar 27, The Crown & Sceptre, 308 King William Street, Adelaide SA (Free Entry).
Pink Noise Generator
$4 WEEKEND KICKSTARTERS
There ain't many places more quintessentially Hobart than the Brisbane Hotel. A long time supporter of Hobart's eclectic music scene, the Brisbane is as unassuming and casual as you'll find. Add to the mix $4 pints from 4-6pm on Fridays and you've sorted out a pretty damn good start to the weekend (or not so good, if you're thinking more about Saturday morning). Admittedly many of those $4 pints must end up on the carpet, cause it can feel as though you're walking on velcro, but its all just part of the fun.
When & Where: Every Friday, Happy Hour 4-6pm, Brisbane Hotel, 3 Brisbane St, Hobart.
Yeah yeah, you've already seen MONA. Everyone has right? But Sundays play host to MoMa, MONA's summer market. Find a good picnic spot near the music, knock back a crispy cider from the Coal River Valley and woof down a delicious flammkuchen (German style pizza) while you bask in afternoon sun, which almost feels more satisfying than ever on a Sunday arvo.
When & Where: Every Sunday until April 5, On the Green, Museum of Old and New Art, 655 Main Road, Berriedale. Free Entry.
Most of us like the idea being connected, but in the modern day world of social media we find ourselves constantly grappling with the authenticity and meaning of these myriad connections and interactions with on another. Connected - as part of Tasmania's TEN DAYS Arts Festival across the state - explores how the ubiquity of digital technology changes the way in which we interact and connect with each other. Cath Robinson, Emma Bugg and Raef Sawford have investigated the use of various digital tools and processes in order to consider the basic human need to belong to something, or someone.
When & Where: Fri 27 & Sat 28 Mar, 9am-5pm, 146 Artspace Gallery, 146 Elizabeth St, Hobart.
FEELIN’ LIKE DEATH
Summer’s slowly making its way out of here, I know, how morbid. So to help us get sad, plant yourself within the warming wines at the Wine Cellar, and listen to the gothic techno-electronica sensations ‘Death and the Maiden.’ After a few cheeky reds, things will start perking up, sweat beads will form on your brow, and you wont even remember that summer is slowly fading away. Cheap wine, cheap thrills and cheaper chills times ahead this winter. Lets welcome it with some style and class. – Georgina Bidois
When & Where: Fri Mar 27, 8.30pm. The Wine Cellar, 183, K’Rd, Auckland. $10.
Audio Foundation is having another party, and this one is four long days and four hot nights of what has been described as ‘instantmusicaction,’ whatever that means. From around the globe, Neil Feaher, Viv Corringham and Peter Kolovos will delight your earholes and satisfy your eyeballs with high energy and low boredom. Doesn’t that sound exciting? So if you’re planning on having a quiet Friday night in, get over it! You will need to be out and about for this unforgettable festival that will be held in the elaborate space downstairs from the Saint Kevins arcade. – Georgina Bidois
When & Where: Fri Mar 27, 7pm. Audio Foundation, Basement/4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland. $5.
HERE COME THE BASTARDS
They keep on coming from over the ditch, and this weekend riotous surf/party rockers, La Bastards, are gracing our shores, Happy Easter to us! Here to help us celebrate the holiday they will be putting on a show, for sure, down at the Tavern of righteous power: Golden Dawn. You know that this place goes off with a bang serving the sweetest of sippers and the most appetizing of aperitifs. I heard that the Aussie dollar is up at the moment, maybe it’s the bands shout this weekend…– Georgina Bidois
When & Where: Sat Mar 28, 8pm. Golden Dawn: Tavern of Power, 6 Richmond Road, Auckland. $5.