What's on this weekend, Sydney?

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With Sydney due for some unseasonably warm weather, we may as well pretend this weekend is coming at the tail-end of summer. There’s certainly plenty happening around town to keep up the illusion.

Kicking things off, tonight (Friday 11 May) sees two of the prime Groovin The Moo sideshows stop into the Harbour City. At the Metro Theatre, hip hop untouchables Public Enemy will bring a set-list packed with classics to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Expect Welcome to the Terrordome, Bring Tha Noize, Fight The Power and all the rest. If you’re looking for a live fix of a different kind, German electro trailblazers Digitalism are here for a victory lap of the I Love You, Dude tour, so you can look forward to some ecstatic vibes at The Hi-Fi. For a more intimate Friday experience, Melbourne export Mic Newman, aka Fantastic Man, will bring his distinguished take on house music to The Spice Cellar.

On Saturday night, two of the most forward-thinking talents in bass music, Pariah & Blawan, are set to take over the darkened dancefloor at Goodgod. Both artists have helped spearhead the revival of seminal label R&S Records, which is also home to James Blake, Untold and Space Dimension Controller. Pariah’s currently at work on a debut album, while Blawan crafted one of 2011’s standout records in Getting Me Down. Expect dark, atmospheric sets from the pair at this Astral People night.

If you’re in the mood to give it up for Australia’s deep pool of techno talent, make a beeline for One22, where seasoned guns Jamie Stevens and Steve Ward will team up for a special live set after spending some productive time in the studio together. Down at Chinese Laundry, our Guest Editor Jaytech will settle in for an extended set, fast-rising Swede Adrian Lux headlines French Kiss at The Arthouse, the Raw 2012 tour comes to the Usual Suspects, and there’s much more too. We’ve included some highlights below, but head to the Sydney What’s On for the full listings.


inthemix pres. Digitalism

The Hi Fi (Moore Park, Sydney)

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Reckless Republic pres. Fantastic Man

The Spice Cellar

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Reckless Republic pres. Till von Sein

The Spice Cellar

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