This week, just in time for Australia Day, we have a huge special for you. The RA events section, which was the oldest part of the website, has undergone a massive overhaul. We stripped things back to the fundementals and re-wrote the entire section of the site adding these features: new navigation, better display, access to more information, an update feature for promoters and if that wasn't enough, a comprehensive club/venue listing.
This new club/venue section of RA also includes; upcoming and previous event details, reviews and photos series as well as a solid amount of general information for each selected venue. But now on to this week's Sydney Top 5...
1)25.jan.2003 - Big Day Out – In it’s 11th year running, The Big Day Out is more of an institution than just an event. Always sold out weeks before, it is one of the events of the year. The line-up is often speculated for months before it is announced, with people always hoping there favourite band, DJ or live act will be on the bill. This year sees a huge line-up that has something for absolutely everyone. It includes Janes Addiction, Underworld, Kraftwerk, Foo Fighters, The Music, Luke Slater, Chicks On Speed, Wilco, Gonzales, Jebidiah, Murderdolls, PJ Harvey, Xzibit, Jimmy Eat World, Cog, Machine Gun Fellatio, The Wafes, Kid Kenobie, Mellencolin, Waikiki, Mark Dynamix, 1200 Techniques, You Am I, Deftones, Augie March, Living End, Resin Dogs, Queens of The Stoneage, and many more locals.
2) 26.jan.2003 - Sounds On Australia Day – Every long weekend Sounds on Sunday puts on a party that people just want to be at. They combine a great location, which is perfect for the beautiful summer weather at the moment, talented DJ’s, and a nice sound system. The DJ’s that have made the cut this week are Alex Taylor, Jonathan Wall, Shamus, Matt Roberts, Seven, Langdon Cook, Jilbert, Ben Korbel, Kid Kenobi, The Jackal, Will Styles, Elroy, Andrew James, Jumping Jack, Mark Dynamix, Nik Fish, and Amber vs Vixen.
3) 23.jan.2003 - Kraftwerk – Kraftwerk is one name that will go down in the history of electronic music. Considered by many as the pioneers of the music we hear today, their now-legendary 1974 album Autobahn defined electronic music. Two other great albums followed, Trans-Europe Express and The Man Machine, and they continued to lay the foundations and define the rules for what was to eventually become the techno, trance and ambient genres. This is one timeless act that will be as amazing this time around as there were 30 years.
4) 27.jan.2003 - Vibes On A summer's Day - Vibes has always been an event that prided itself on delivering nice funky tunes in the company of great people, a relaxed atmosphere and the warmth of the summer sun. 10 years on, and Vines have got it down to a fine art. The Acts that will be stimulating your aural desires will be Masters at Work (live), X-Press 2, Will White (Propellerheads), Ian Pooley, Mr Scruff, Wicked Beat Sound System, Spikey Tee, Eon, Afro Clet Sound System, Jazzanova and more.
5) 26.jan.2003 - After Ours – After Ours in its short life has become the after party place to be after any long weekend festivities or huge party. And this Australia Day will be no different. Providing the tunes will be Shamus, Ben Korbel, Craig Obey, Seven, Langdon Cook, Craig Obey, and Elroy. Be sure to get there early as there is always a fair share of people who have a desire to be there.