Preview :: This Weekend, with Boonie
September 13th 2011
Nick La Rosa
So as much as we all love a good band, sometimes you just want to get a lil' tribal and dance without the beat skittering all over the BPM counter, yeah? Boonie here from Frequency to take you through some of the must-do events up and coming on the electronic side of the calendar this weekend.
September 17th. Over the past few months more and more and more quality events have taken a ticket, queud up and gotten added to the back end of the many things happening this particular Saturday in spring.Where to even begin? Oh yeah, FBi's very own Changing Lanes Festival.
This Surry Hills-based street festival is laden with many many quality bands. But, if you feel like a scene change at any point during the day I urge you to sit up and pay attention to the stunning local DJ line-up that will be hitting the stage throughout the day. Modular based bang-ganger Beni is only a hairs breadth away from the eccentric, sax-laden space discoof of DFA's Canyons, who sit in a similar position with huge anticipation for their forthcoming long player. You can also catch Sunset's own genre-hopping party-starter Kato , and the midnight jumpings-up-and down of the Juggernaut DJs, as well as Slow Blow, Bad Ezzy & Kween G, Frames, FRIEND/s and plenty more. This should be one helluva street dance party, and that's not even mentioning the after parties…
Oh yeah, and money raised goes to keeping us on air – how great is that? Tickets from $27.50.
Later on post-the-sun-well-and-truly-setting there's a very intriguing party going down over two levels of the Civic Hotel. Resident Advisor (an Australian company, can you believe it?) is one of the first stops in any electronic music fan's internet journey, and now they're turning ten! An institution with that much influence doesn't celebrate double digits by throwing any old party. Not at all. Welcome to RA X:ten parties, ten cities, ten unannounced headliners, and Sydney is one of the destinations. This is an exclusive one-off Australian show from a pillar of electronic music, completely and utterly unannounced until they storm the stage.The only hint as to who they might be is their selection of support acts which include Robag Wruhme, Joakim and Sydney's own king of the selector game Simon Caldwell. Who could it be? Grab tickets from Resident Advisor and find out first hand.
Still dancing? Wander down the road to Goodgod Small Club and shake yo' ass to the riddims of Ro Sham Bo for their last party ever! The time has come for these four horsemen of the genrpocalypse to close the curtain and take a bow. Their stint on Sunsets every Tuesday has been a personal highlight of my music listening week, as has their ridiculously funnomadic party which has finally found it's most permanent home at the Small Club. It's sad to realise there wont be another end-of-the-night-lights-up-sing-along to 'Come On Eileen&