Flog Picks :: ‘Straya Day

January 22nd 2014

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At FBi we love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains. Australia Day, or Straya Day for those playing at home, is fast approaching – and we’re feeling patriotic. In the good way, not the shirtless, Southern Cross tattooed, VB-in-hand kind of way.

Here are some bloody bonza events happening in Sydney this Sunday which are sure to get you feeling like a jolly swagman this Australia Day.


Bad Day Out – Petersham Bowling Club

Who said bigger is better? Petersham Bowling Club will play host to a plethora of handpicked guitar bands from Australia’s east side, at the shamelessly named Bad Day Out. There’ll be a stellar lineup of true blue Aussie legends – we’re talkin’ Holy Soul, Shining Bird, Spinning Rooms, Mere Women, Zeahorse and more. The day promises “no racist flag wielding maniacs, just good music and good beer”.

WHAT: Bad Day Out
WHERE: Petersham Bowling Club – 77 Brighton Street, Petersham
WHEN:  12pm – 11:30pm
HOW MUCH: $20 from Greentix

One Day Sunday

One Day Sunday – The Vic

With 52 weeks in a year, Australians have expertly mastered the art of the “Sunday Sesh.” Make this one your best yet, with One Day Sunday’s Australia Day Edition. Local hip hop starts Jackie Onassis will be headlining with the launch of their new ‘Holiday’ EP. Joyride, Milan, Mik and Left. will also be bringin’ the goods, with plenty of outdoor bars and food stalls to keep you company. 

WHAT: One Day Sunday
WHERE: The Vic, 2 Addison Rd, Enmore
WHEN: From 12pm

Game Masters – Powerhouse Museum

Streuth! It’s gonna be a scorcher, so ditch the midday sun for the ultimate videogame arcade at the Powerhouse Museum. Enter the world of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more much loved characters at the blockbuster exhibition Game Masters. There’s over 100 playable games, celebrating the work of the world’s most influential video game designers. Did we mention Just Dance 2014 is featured? Someone please release their inner Russel Coight

WHAT: Game Masters
WHERE: Powerhouse Museum – 500 Harris St, Ultimo
WHEN: 9:30am – 5pm
HOW MUCH: $17 Adult, $14 Concession

Utopia Pilger

Utopia – Museum of Contemporary Art

Why not be inspired at the Museum of Contemporary Art? You can not only check out over 130 homegrown favourites in the MCA Collection – but also the world premiere of John Pilger’s major feature documentary, Utopia. The acclaimed journalist and filmmaker’s work will take you on a journey, tracking the political treatment of Indigenous Australians. From land rights to revisionists, this moving piece will reveal the untold history of Australia. The man himself, along with a number of Indigenous representatives from the film will also be available for a special post-show conversation following the screening.

WHAT: Utopia
WHERE: The Museum of Contemporary Art – 140 George St, The Rocks
WHEN:  10am – 5pm
HOW MUCH: Free, very limited number of seats available on arrival so get there early to line up!

Knifey Spoony

Knifey Spoony – Goodgod Small Club

Have you played Knifey Spoony before? Join the “celebration of life” at Goodgod Small Club, and prepare yourself for just a lil kick in the bum! Black Vanilla will grace the stage, as well as DJ sets from Joyride, Levins, Adit, Rikki VS Braddy, Mariam and Del. Missing this would be a serious bootable offence!

WHAT: Knifey Spoony
WHERE: Goodgod Small Club, 55 Liverpool St. Chinatown, Sydney
WHEN: 10pm – very late
HOW MUCH: 10 Chazzwozzas before 12am, 15 thereafter



PS. Of course, if you’d rather remain at your home among the gum trees, on the verandah out the front in an old rocking chair – feel free to crack open a tinnie and tune your radio to FBi. The Live Feed will be blasting the Seekae live set from FBi Turns 10! I mean, we doubt there’ll be anything interesting playing elsewhere, right?



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