Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 08/09/2019
Cock your weapons. You’re coming with us to the underground. Here be dragons.
10) Something Else x Jahra
What: Something Else is honouring local talent in this night of electronic goodness. Heading up the night is Jahra, a long standing guest at Something Else who has played the dance floors of almost every venue. He will deliver the grooves to keep you moving all night. Along side him is Kemba. He is a key component of the SASH Family – expect house & minimal from this young gun.
Why: A night of local talent proving false the idiom ‘better the devil you know than the devil you don’t’. At least the electro-spewing devils you don’t know provide the meat for a slightly more interesting anecdote.
9) Cassian & Friends (5 Hour Set)
What: Following a whirlwind 6 months around the globe including Coachella and Lollapalooza plus a national RÜFÜS DU SOL support tour, powerhouse EDM and House producer Cassian returns to Sydney for his debut headline club show. His recent releases Same Things & Lafayette have stormed through the streaming charts and ignited club floors worldwide.
Why: Drink until you can delude yourself into believing you know the difference between the previous track and the following track.
8) UNDISCLOSED’s 1st Birthday
What: What started as a seed of inspiration grew into something that spread throughout the techno underground of Sydney. UNDISCLOSED is celebrating its first birthday with UNDISCLOSED 16.0! Come celebrate the year that was and welcome in the next exciting era of UNDISCLOSED with the most stacked lineup yet.
Why: We had no idea there was an ‘underground’ to the techno scene. We assume it entails the act of actually lobotomising the participating audience rather than just simulating the effects via alcohol.
7) Curi ft. Josh Cassidy, Headscar + MORE
What: You have been invited to Curi’s debut event. Come and groove out to your favourite R&B and Hip Hop artists in the Chapel (R&B/Hip Hop room), then proceed to The Temple (Bass room) to mosh out. Try not to break your neck.
Why: Or do break your neck. Prior to this event. The drugs you’ll have access to as a result of breaking your neck will be far superior to the ones you find at this bass rave.
6) Mi Casa Mexicana
What: Come and experience the taste and flavours of Mexico at this Pop Up event underground in the heart of Bondi Junction. A collaboration between Sydney Latin Life and The Junction, Bondi will allow you to taste a huge range of Tequila & Mezcal alongside freshly made Ceviche all while a live mariachi band takes the main stage! Saturday Nights then launch into Full Reggaeton to keep the party going all night.
Why: Nothing quashes the harrowing image of children in cages suffering from PTSD at the U.S.-Mexican border like tequila.
5) Broken Heel Festival
What: Hit the road, head to the Hill for the Broken Heel Festival to celebrate the annual festival tribute to ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ in her spiritual home – Broken Hill. Over 3 days you can expect a handbag stuffed full of stunning Drag Queens & Drag Kings from around the nation, plus a crafted list of entertainers bringing cabaret, comedy, opera and live music, including an Abba coverband and a DJ playing all the tracks you need to hear at a Priscilla Party!
Why: Finally, it has happened to you. An incredible celebration of drag culture, and all you have to do to access it is sweat your arse off in the middle of nowhere.
4) Dara O’Briain: Voice of Reason Tour
What: This is the chance to see one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today back in his natural environment! Don’t miss the brilliant and hilarious Dara O Briain!
Why: Being the subject of a feature story entitled ‘Big head can protect against Alzheimer’s’ is but one of the feathers in the oversized cap of this brilliant Irish comedian.
3) La Bondi Fonda
What: The most anticipated Chilean Fiesta from Australia ‘LA BONDI FONDA’ returns to its birth place THE JUNCTION in Bondi, this September! Save the date for the one Chilean Fiesta you don’t want to miss! Enjoy an all-Chilean feast of Empanadas, Sopaipillas and Choripan con Pebre and a night of the best Reggaeton, Salsa and Latin American music.
Why: Admit it. You know nothing of Chile. But that’s never stopped you from getting blasted and yelling drunken half-formed Spanish before.
2) Sydney Underground Film Festival
What: The 2019 Sydney Underground Film Festival programs unique, quality independent films that transgress the status quo and challenge the conservative conventions of film-making. The festival is devoted to renewing local interest in independent and experimental film as part of an international underground film culture and aims to change an ingrained culture of cinematic complacency and revitalise an enthusiasm for cinema.
Why: A festival for those whose appetites have been over-sated by easy access to Pirate Bay and its variants. You cannot access any of these ‘underground’ films via illegal methods. The people attending this festival will be students of the arts. So there’s no need to point out the irony.
1) Sydney Fringe Festival
What: The Sydney Fringe Festival is the largest independent arts festival in NSW. With events spread out across the sprawling city, the festival celebrates and highlights the amazing work of local independent artists, art makers and performers, inviting audiences to visit undiscovered parts of the city, a new venue or a secret bar, and discover the fantastic creative offerings artists prepare year-round. This year, the Fringe is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a lineup focused on re-igniting Sydney’s nightlife.
Why: Considering the current state of Sydney’s nightlife, we can only assume the attempt at re-ignition will involve literal arson.