Lamps, 401, Hibernian House, 342 Elizabeth St
7pm $10 ALL AGES
Ears Have Ears, FBi Radio’s weekly experimental music program is launching a series of new live shows, which will bring together some of Australia’s most exciting musicians to perform in a range of unique venues across Sydney.
This show marks the first in the series with a dual-state lineup featuring primitive poppurveyors and hand-made ‘unstrument’ creators Sky Needle (QLD), featuring members of Kitchen’s Floor, Per Purpose, Unwar & OtherFilm.
Also on the lineup is Sydney’s Desert Luck, a duo made up of Anthony Guerra from the mesmerizing Love Chants / Black Petal label and Peter Blamey, who as a soloist primarily uses open electronics, previously performing at The NOW now, What Is Music? and Liquid
Third on the lineup is Sydney’s Exotic Dog, the solo project of Nic Warnock (R.I.P. Society, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys, Model Citizen). A new(ish) act, Exotic Dog uses four tracks and answering machine cassettes to create disorientating soundscapes.
MCA, 140 George Street, Sydney
7pm tickets: tickets.mca.com.au
Celebrate MCA ARTBAR driven by Audi first birthday this May as you experiment with the theme of weird science curated by Sydney artist Keg de Souza. From the 1985 teen sci-fi film classic by John Hughes to the literal meaning of weird science, Keg invites you to interpret the evening as you see fit. Create Kelly LeBrock out of a computer program, or ponder the vast meaning and strangeness of our modern scientific accomplishments.
Step inside an inflatable planetarium or take in some screenings from the infamous Mu Meson archives. Encounter Wade Marynowsky’s robots, Diego Bonetto’s test-tube gardens or Justice Yeldham’s unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. For our very first birthday you can expect strange things to be happening in dark the corners of the MCA. Hypothesise on the sculpture terrace for one of the most magical views of Vivid in Sydney.
It’s art but not as you know it.
Paragon Cafe (65 Katoomba St, Katoomba)
Sound Bites #10 @ Paragon Cafe (Katoomba)
A monthly performance forum of music, improvisation, poetry, spoken word and sound-art in Katoomba’s original Art-Deco Café featuring: *
Alex Salter banjo skin, guitar, mandolin
Alan Lucas poet
Sleepyhedz (Syd) exploratory clarinet & sax
WeiZen Ho voice & objects
* program line up may change
Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
6pm $10-$15 ALL AGES
Black Wire Bday. CONATION, ETHER RAG, ACHE, CANINE, PALMAR GRASP.
Repressed Records, Enmore Rd, Newtown
4pm free ALL AGES
Sky Needle, Mob
Black Wire Records, 219 Parramatta Rd.
3pm start! (afternoon show!)
PS- its simos bday. BRING PRESENTS & CAKE!
Zines by Bitch Please!
Vegan treats by Vegan Teahouse
LAMPS: 401 Hibernian House
$10/8 conc. 7pm BYO
Get there early to get a comfy sofa/arm chair.
featuring some fine people from the northern hemisphere and some equally fine people from the our fair city…
/// Ingar Zach (Norway) ///
Gran Casa and Percussion Solo
— Xavier Charles (France) and Laura Altman —
clarinet and clarinet
/// Ivar Grydeland (Norway) ///
Guitar and Banjo Solo
— Christian Wallumrød (Norway) / Clare Cooper / John Wilton —
check out these european superstars in action here