FBi Radio :: Weekly Culture Guide

May 16th 2013

Thursday 16th:

Living in the Ruins

Who are you? What does it mean? Where did you come from? What is life? Stop writing shitty poetry and staring at the planets. Livings in the Ruins shows history has answers. This exhibition, curated in association with the New York mag, Cabinet, is based around the idea of the twentieth century as a history of false starts, missing utopias and misbegotten technologies. It’s an archaeological dig into the material culture that makes up our present lives.

WHEN :: Thursday 16th May, 12-6pm weekdays (Closes this Friday)
WHERE :: UTS Gallery, Level 4, Peter Johnson Building, 702 Harris St, Ultimo 


Buckminster Fuller’s “Anne’s Taj Mahal on fire”, Montreal, 20 May 1976, from “Domesday” by Julia Wolcott in Cabinet Issue 32.

Afrika Bambaataa

Do you secretly dance to “Planet Rock” in your spare time? Me too! Head down to OAF on Thursday and you’ll be in for for a treat. Iconic American DJ, founder of Universal Zulu Nation and hip-hop royalty Afrika Bambaataa comes to Sydney to offer what is sure to be a slice of New York block party culture, and a true insight into hip-hop history.

WHEN :: Thursday 16th May, Doors at 8pm
WHERE :: Oxford Art Factory, 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH :: Approx $45. Buy tickets here.

Friday 17th:

Visions from the Ether

I don’t know about you, but I am well and truly sick of being confined by the so called laws of physics! Head down to aMBUSH Gallery in Waterloo this Friday. You’ll be greeted by street art, digital media and photographs, exploring all things not confined by those pesky little laws that confine our puny mortal abilities. The exhibition is concerned specifically with the concept of ether – the imagined place beyond the atmosphere and in Greek mythology, the air that only Zeus could breath. What better way to feast on some Zues air? Runs from 6pm – 9pm on Friday and will continue on Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4pm.

WHEN :: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm
WHERE :: aMBUSH Gallery, 4a James Street, Waterloo 

Astral People present: 100% SILK

Astral People will be presenting an evening of deep house, rnb and psychedelic disco house featuring artists from LA record label, 100% SILK this Friday. It doesn’t matter if you‘ve never heard of Octo Octa, Magic Touch or Bobby Browser because after sweating out your soul at Goodgod you won’t remember seeing them anyway – and that’s the undisputed sign of a good (aka Goodgod) night out.

WHEN :: Friday 17th May, 10pm
WHERE :: Goodgod Small Club, 53-55 Liverpool St
HOW MUCH :: $15+bf, buy tix here!

The Hollow Bones

Got no plans this Friday? Need to jump around like a hooligan to properly shake off the work shackles and praise the god of weekends? For both those that do and don’t need such reasons, come shake your limbs to the head-banging noise of Sydney garage-punk trio, The Hollow Bones at Oxford Art’s Gallery bar for their third of four residency shows. Guaranteed to wake you from your slumber and save you from an horrific death. That is, if you don’t go, you might die.

WHEN :: Friday 17th May, 8pm
WHERE :: Oxford Art Factory (Gallery Bar), 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

A taste of what to expect from The Hollow Bones’ Harry when he’s behind the skins.

Saturday 18th:

AFTRS Streetcasting event

Always wanted to tell a bunch of strangers how you lost your dog/faith/virginity? AFTRS wants your story! The National Film School is making 9 short documentaries based on the real life stories of ordinary people with extraordinary lives. Selected people will work with experienced filmmakers who will direct and creatively bring these stories to life – you’ll be compensated for your time if you’re chosen! Come on down to AFTRS, entertainment quarter Moore Park on May 18 to tell a life changing 5 minute story.

WHEN :: Saturday 18th May
WHERE :: AFTRS, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
INFO :: Call 02 9805 6420, or Email: screencontentevents@aftrs.edu.au to register your interest and book in a time to tell your story.


Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine

Get your anarchist on at The Metro this Saturday night, as former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra comes to Sydney with his backing band to spread the the word. Hectic punk, coupled with political intricate lyrics – you might just learn something when you’re being punched in face in the mosh.

WHEN :: Saturday 18th May, 8:30pm
WHERE :: The Metro Theatre, 624 George Street
HOW MUCH :: $52.70. Buy tickets here.


Sunday 19th:

Russall S. Beattie’s Cartoon Connection

Leave your cats at home! If you thought you had nothing better to do than to sit at home alone this Sunday, think again! Instead, get that beauty sleep and head over to The Vanguard bright and early this Sunday morning to revisit all your favourite cartoons of the past, whilst feasting on ALL YOU CAN EAT pancakes! Remember Rocko’s Modern Life? Remember watching it EVERY Sunday morning growing up? Well now’s your chance to confront all the bizarre and nostalgic images of your childhood.

WHEN:: Sunday 19th May, 10am-12pm
WHERE :: The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown.
HOW MUCH :: $22


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