No Money Weekend June 12
Your essential nation-wide cheapskates event guide.
The doom of exam week approaches for most :'( But if you've knocked off your assignments early, or you're hankering for a pre-study throw-down, or you're making sure you keep your study load "balanced" with some down time, then we've got you covered in this week's cheapskates guide to the fun-universe (our little corner of it, anyway). For everyone whose not doing exams: engage weekend mode and proceed as usual!
We're on the hunt for regular No Money Weekend writers in Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmania. If you're able to contribute a written round-up of three great cultural / music events in either of these cities each week (paid), get in touch: [email protected]
Image: Berta Pfirsich
DISCOUNT STREETWEAR, NUF SAID
Sneakers enthusiasts will be glad to know that Perth sneaker lords Cabinet Noir are having an EOFY Sale this weekend. For those who may not know, Cabinet Noir is a premium menswear and sneaker store in the heart of Perth, selling high-end streetwear, as well as jewellery, magazines and other accessories. This weekend marks their end-of-financial-year sale where you can grab a really nice discount on some high-end streetwear or sneakers. Note that the sale will be held at the coffee shop in front of Cabinet Noir.
If you’d like to learn a bit more about these guys, Pile TV had a chat with owner Edward Maradona as part of our A Day With series. Watch that one here . – Charles Douglas
When & Where: Sat Jun 13 + Sun Jun 14, 10-5, Hopper Espresso, Shafto Lane (off Murray St), Perth.
Above: Cabinet Noir
This Friday there’s a factory with your name on it. And not the kind that makes nuggets or memes. Midnight onwards at Gilks features ‘The Factory viii’, a journey into the underground world of house and techno. Treat yourself and manufacture a forgettable night at an unforgettable intimate venue in the heart of Perth. Featuring The Shadow Brothers, Omfom (Fungle) Jeff Jackson (Methods of Movement), JP Beecroft (Get Weird) and Deej & J, expect a mixed bag of dance but maximum loft-party vibes. Get there before 1am for $10 entry because it will fill up quickly. - Charles Douglas
When & Where: Fri Jun 12, midnight-late, Gilkisons Dance Studio, 45 Murray St, East Perth. $10 before 1am.
BIRDS AT THE BIRD
Casual cheap gigs at the William Street Bird are the best gigs. Local lo-fi ladies Dianas are launching their new single ‘Good Enough Girl’ this Saturday at the Bird in celebration of an ‘almost finished’ album. With support from the San Fran pop wanderings of Rat Columns and ex-Dianas drummer Ashley and her new band Cold Meat, this could be a night of 10/10 music. Best part – only a $5 note for entry. - Charles Douglas
When & Where: Sat Jun 13, 8-late, William Street Bird, 181 William St, Northbridge. $5.
NEVER QUIT HUSSLIN’
Mojos Bar welcomes another edition of Hussle this Friday eve, with fine selections of Perth’s best RnB, Soul and Hip Hop acts. The magical Mei Saraswati headlines this month’s edition as well as a ‘last show for a while’ from Freo legends Casual Sets. These guys create a distinct free-form fusion of Jazz and Hip Hop, and the act consists of some players from Pilerats records boys Koi Child. Joining these two will be the smooth neo-soul sounds of Ladywood and DJ KZNZA. – Charles Douglas
When & Where: Fri Jun 12, 8-1am, Mojos Bar, 237 Queen Victoria St, North Fremantle. $10.
DR. PUS & SOME MATES
Doctopus are one those bands you need to watch in a dirty dungeon pub lounge after you’ve necked like 10 beers and a hundred darts. This Saturday you can do exactly that. The Flying Scotsman’s Velvet Lounge hosts Doctopus, The Darling Rangers and The Surf Rabbits, along with DJs to keep you jiving. If you want a gritty night of grungy goodness on minimal funds hit it up and you can feed on the cheap tins and scrappy garage music all night long. - Charles Douglas
When & Where: Sat Jun 13, 8-12, Velvet Lounge, 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley. $10.
DONUT MISS OUT
It dozen really matter if you already have plans for this Saturday morning, you need to shimmy your way down to Edward St in Brunswick for Day of the Donut. Cure that hangover and replace Friday night’s hazy memories with new and delicious glazy ones. Flour Market is bringing together some of the best dough-slingers in the land, making it a hole lot easier for you to enjoy a bitta’ of deep-fried goodness. If this doesn’t sound like your jam, I donut know what does. – Holly Bodeker-Smith.
When & Where: Sat June 13, 9am – ‘til sold out. 12 Edward St, Brunswick.
HEADS DOWN, PENS UP
Ok so we all love to write… But let’s face it, we also kinda hate it. Writing is a lonely craft that will drive us all slowly insane, but that’s totally okay. Even great writers hate writing; Kurt Vonnegut once said ‘When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.’ So to get us all writing, Writers’ Bloc have come up with something they are calling ‘positive-peer pressure’. Bring your laptop or that moleskin that really shouldn’t be so empty to #WriteHere on Saturday for a few hours of inspiration and creativity in a room full of like-minded and interesting people. – Holly Bodeker-Smith.
When & Where: Sat June 13, 11am – 1:30pm. 1000 Pound Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne. Free.
Above: 1000 Pound Bend
The Bobby Dazzler market is back kids and it’s better than ever. Swing on down to the Provincial on Sunday for a British Invasion Market Party. Live music all day, live art in the garden and tarot readings, too! As always there will be plenty of vintage bargains, handmade crafts and jewellery to peruse, so groove on down the 96 and pretend the sixties never died. – Holly Bodeker-Smith.
When & Where: Sun June 14, 12pm – 6pm.The Provincial Hotel, 299 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Free.
CRXZY SXXY CXXL
Monthly party CRXZY SXXY CXXL is returning to Laundry Upstairs, teleporting it to where a ‘tropical oasis meets Project X’. I’m on the fence about Project X, but TLC’s Crazy Sexy Cool is worthy of the loveof a thousand fiery suns. The all-girl line up includes Jade Zoe (Big Dancing Saturdays), Mimi (Can’t Say, Closet), Manic Pixie Dream Girl (Can’t Say), and no doubt the musical offerings will include a ridic amount of Destiny’s Child, Ri-Ri, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott. Free Budweiser from 9pm until 10pm, with a FROTHLYF pop-up store and giveaways all night. – Reb Mery
When & Where: Sat Jun 13, 9pm. Laundry Bar, 48 Johnston St, Fitzroy.$10.
Nothing like a day party to level up one’s weekend activity count, and to send one hurtling into the night with glorious momentum. As a way of saying thanks for three great years, the team at Silo figure the time is nigh for a day party. It’s almost like it’s another long weekend, no? They’ll be joined at Section 8 by When The Smoke Clears, with the expected fine local techno tuneage by way of AsNOT, Azrin, David Mummery, Dave Pham and WINGMAN. – Reb Mery
When & Where: Sat Jun 13, 2pm. Section 8, Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne. Free.
JESS LOCKE AT THE REV
Jess Locke’s in the second week of her residency at The Reverence Hotel. If you can haul yourself all the way to Footscray, your hangover will likely thank you for it. Aside from the sweet, sweet nectar of beer being readily available, Locke’s laidback vibes are pretty perfect for gently sending you back towards the working week. This Sunday she’s joined by Isaac De Heer. It’s enough to make you forget how imminent Monday is, to instead gaze lovingly at whoever’s joined you for a Sunday session. – Reb Mery
When & Where: Sun Jun 14, 3pm. Reverence Hotel, 28 Napier St, Footscray. Free.
Above: Jess Locke Band
WHO IS JENNY THOUGH
Indie pop 4-piece Jenny Broke the Window dropped a new single recently called ‘ Black Skeleton’ and to present this smooth dance beat to the world the guys are taking over Bright Up Bar in Darlinghurst this Friday night. Their hook-laden brand of pop will also feature supports from Sarah Belkner and North Arm. Not sure who Jenny is, or why she broke the window, but it’s resulted in an exciting pop band who may have some big things ahead of them. – Charles Douglas
When & Where: Fri Jun 12, 8-12, Brighton Up Bar, 77 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. $12 tickets.
It’s the launch month of a new East Sydney basement party at Jam Gallery called Friday Jams and if you haven’t been already, you should. Local DJ’s will be playing alongside the live future beats from Akouo this week at this hidden gem in the Eastern burbs. Bondi’s best kept electronic music secret offers free entry and a drink on the house before 11pm. Incredible talent at this multi-level dance space sounds 10/10 so get amongst it. – Charles Douglas
When & Where: Fri Jun 12, 9.30-late, 195 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction. Free entry before 11, $10 after.
GET SKUZZY IN NEWTOWN
Newtown Social Club hosts indie-fuzz kings Food Court this Saturday, with support from psychedelic shoegazers Upsirts and Polish Club. Food Court are well known for their energetic stage presence and are favourites on the tour scene. This rad four-piece are beginning a string of sick shows around the East Coast, including a free show in Byron Bay next weekend and Melbourne slot the following week. Tix are only $13 or $15 on the door and from what we’ve heard… so bloody worth it. – Charles Douglas
When & Where: Sat Jun 13, 8-late, Newtown Social Club, 387 King Street, Newtown. $13 online tix.
SINK A FEW FOR ART
If you're a big fan of beer, and which right-minded individual isn't, then it would definitely be worth your while braving the surroundings of the Shire to get down to Wish You Were Beer. The first solo exhibition of local artist Stuart McNaught, the show looks at his relationship with beer as well as the drinking culture he's surrounded himself in. - Brad Nash
Sat 13 June, 6-9pm. Space 44, 44 The Kingsway, Cronulla. Free
AINT NO VIBES LIKE ANARCHIST VIBES
I'd recommend hitting this up purely for the interest factor, plus a strong possibility of seeing people dressed like Neo from the Matrix. This year's anarchist bookfair will feature works from a bunch of influential writers, and cover stuff like anarchism (obviously), decolonisation, feminism and the like. Should make a pretty cool history lesson too then. - Brad Nash
Sat 13 June, 10am-5pm. Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville. Free
Above: Anarchist Book Fair
AUDIO, VIDEO, DISCO
A true clash of the titans takes place tonight, as two of Sydney’s biggest musical institutions go head to head to settle the age old battle between audio and visual, each utilising some of Sydney’s top musical influencers. Rage will be showing music videos curated by a number of talented filmmakers, while FBi radio will be hosting a panel discussion. After all this is finished, carefully selected Karaoke competitors and DJs will throw down to resolve the age-old battle once and for all. - Brad Nash
Fri 12 June, 8:30pm. Sydney Film Festival Hub, 483 George St, Sydney. Free
The Hard Aches have been working hard to launch their new record Pheromones across the country, and one Saturday night you’ll be treated to their hometown party with loads of special guests, those being Dan Cribb and the Isolated, Flying So High-O’s, Stranger Things Have Happened and Todd Fogarty. That’s a rather hearty line up of bands from all over the country for the less than painful price of ten Australian dollars. Get in early, grab your Coopers pale and then honestly do whatever you want! - Jonty C
When and Where: Sat June 13, The Crown and Anchor, 196 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. ($10 Entry)
FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER
The Realm of… will be releasing their debut album tonight at The Worldsend Hotel. Famous for being the most dubiously insane live act in the greater Adelaide region there is good reason that this two piece mix of mind bending live performance, music and shock poetry has garnered an adequately cult following in Adelaide. Wringing in support duties is the five piece jazz fusion quintet The ZJQ and the psychedelic stylings of Attonbitus. Sure to be an evening of underground madness the show is also 100% free of charge. Just be sure to have your wits about you, this will get insane! - Jonty C
When and Where: Fri June 12, The Worldsend Hotel, 208 Hindley Street, Adelaide. (Free Entry)
POP YER CHERRY
The Cherry Dolls are taking to the Crown and Anchor stage tonight to rock everyone’s fucking faces or something. This hard hitting rock and roll band from Melbourne are almost through with a massive twelve sate national tour of Australia, and to support them on the evening will be The Byzantines, who have recently been working on a new EP with production from The Delta Riggs guitarist Alex Markwell. So if you like rock and brit pop and generally getting off tap this may be the ticket for you! - Jonty C
When and Where: Fri June 12, The Crown and Anchor, 296 Grenfell Street, Adelaide. (Free Entry)
Above: The Cherry Dolls
Where & When: Sat June 13th, TBA, Trainspotters, 270 Ann Street, $5.
Above: From the iam8Bit exhibition