How well do you think you know the what’s what and who’s who of our ever-expanding, meme-obsessed culture? Well, it’s that one time of the month where you can gather your knowledge of all things music and pop culture, and put it to the test. Assemble yourselves in groups of 4 to 8 (the more, the merrier; the more, the mightier) and make your way to the battleground. There will be prizes for the winners and booze for the masses. May the odds be ever in your favour.
On the surface, St Georges Terrace is all hustle and bustle, but beneath it lies an abandoned tunnel that was previously used as an underground pedestrian walkway. This Friday, the tunnel will be welcomed back to life with live soundscapes from the imaginative and earthy Mei Saraswati, the silky and wandering Bahasa Malay, and ethereal duo Erasers; these sounds will be paired with textured visuals from Tourist Kid.
Perth’s five-piece band, Late Night Hysterics, are about to deliver some dreamy lush goodness to our ears this Friday night with the launch of their debut EP ‘Shanada’. They call this deep blend of synths, shoegaze rock, pop, and hints of nostalgia, Atmospheric Electronic and they’re absolutely killin’ it. Alternative-pop kids Segue Safari and the ever-ambient Sacred Flower Union will be kicking the launch off, and by the time Late Night Hysterics come on, your body will be ready to sway.
Cyprus-born, Australian-raised performance artist Stelarc is known for his prolific third ear (see: ‘Ear on Arm’ project) and robotic art that focuses on extension of the human body with technology. His latest book Robots and Art will be launched this weekend at PICA, giving you a chance to meet him in person as Stelarc and expert panel speakers discuss the integration between human and machine. It’s going to be strange; it’s going to be brilliant. It’ll probably blow your mind.
Welcome to what will be the garage sale of your dreams, and you don’t even have to wake up at an ungodly hour for it! Come Sunday, cure your hangover by finding yourself amongst clothes, records, crystals, and things you didn’t know your heart desired, all looking for a new home. Bring your pals, bring some dollars, and welcome some previously loved items into your space.