SO HOT THIS WEEK: AUGUST 18
Purple Sneakers DJs have toured the globe and performed at just about every Australian festival there is to play with sets that’ll often obliterate any given dancefloor due to the sheer amount of dancing. Tonight at The Flinders we got OJLISTER, Westwood, Wazowski, Saucepot, Orphan, Tom Southwick, Macsen and Pool Slam on the decks taking you through the night. The Flinders, Darlinghurst, 9pm-3:30am, free before 10pm
Firstdraft has been facilitating the development and exhibition of experimental artistic practice since 1986 and now their having a marvelous string of exhibitions this August. These featured art shows are ‘Watene Ah Um ‘, ‘Making Me, Making Mother’, ‘Body/Cartography’ and ‘Your Time’. Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo, 12-8pm, free.
New Moon Gallery presents an exhibition by SAMUEL LUKE & SAFDAR AHMED to celebrate ‘The Art of Storytelling’. This August, the gallery welcomes two artists who use comic narration to tell their stories exploring works with refugees, transgender identity and more bold issues. New Moon, Lewisham, 21-27 Aug, free
Otto’s House Party is back presenting Christopher Port ‘s “LIGHT” EP Launch + support from breakout house producer Jonny Reebok and very special guests TBA soon! The World Bar, Kings Cross, 9pm-3:30am, RSVP for free entry be 9.30pm
Coming straight out of the Eastern and Inner Western suburbs of Sydney, Cosmic Flanders have been a part of Sydney’s music scene for the better part of 4 years with an E.P and single ‘Off My Mind’ already under their belt, their latest single ‘Jodie at Home’ is a celebration of their unique brand of garage and psych rock. With Archie Petrie on drums, Hamish Waddell on percussion, Patrick Salmon on bass and vocals, and Darcy Bennett as well as Lewis Mosley on guitars and vocals, Cosmic Flanders’ infamous energetic live shows are an unmissable experience. The Lansdowne, Chippendale, 8pm,$7
Tokyo Sing Song will be in full flight with Gateway Collective bringing some warehouse sounds to the club with plenty of 4/4 goodness, including the debut set from Melbourne duo Interstellar Fugitives. Tokyo Sing Song, Newtown, 9pm-4am, free via RSVP here https://bit.ly/2npg80k
Two girls, one apple rose pastry. In 2015, a hashtag brought a Londoner and a Sydneysider together. A friendship blossomed, but what was really happening behind the filtered posts? This is a true story of a chance connection that grew into an important, in-real-life relationship. The Living Room, Erskineville,18-22 Sept, 8:30pm,$14.28- 24.49