Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Local Hip Hop Happenings in November

Here's your reference guide for all your local hip hop events in Sydney and surrounds for the coming weeks. If you want me to add anything click the "Message" button above and let me know about it!



Snapback X Stayfly- Newtown Hotel, Newtown
Stayfly is a collective of women artists of all types based in Sydney. This week they will be offering up their finest female emcees for your listening pleasure.  Also there will be live art going on throughout the venue. Since it's a Halloween party dress up is encouraged, or have your face painted on the night. 
Starts 8pm
Hip Hop Cinema & Hip Hop Karaoke- Flinders Hotel, Surry Hills
7-9pm Showing: Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In the Hood (Marlon and Shawn Waynes) and as always followed by Hip Hop Karaoke 9-11pm- look through the songs on offer or bring your own lyrics and the DJ will dig up the music for you! This night of hip hop fun is now on every week! Great atmosphere, cheap drinks, friends, and funny times!


Thursday Night Hip Hop, BRKLYN Bar (Downstairs Steign), Manly
For the first time ever, bringing you a regular hip hop night to the north shore!  Always offering up fresh and exciting music; this week features State Advanced with his live band Sloppy Joe.
Starts 8pm till late



Thundmentals- Baroque Bar, Katoomba
My personal favourite Australian hip hop act in the final show of their "Smiles Don't Lie" tour.  I'm highly
anticipating the new album coming next year.  If you haven't seen them yet Katoomba is a great place to start a potential love affair with this group.  New school hip hop with a solid knowledge of and basis in the classics.
Supports: Loose Change, Tenth Dan & Grub
Tickets $23.50


 L-FRESH the LION- Spectrum Theatre, Darlinghurst
What other Australian emcee do you know that's been endorsed by KRS-ONE? This one is of a special breed.  Intelligent and revolutionary; this guy really understands what hip hop is about.  This time with his live band. Not to be missed.
Supports: Reverse Polarities, Jae Druitt
Doors: 8pm
Tickets $11.73


Hip Hop Arcade- Flinders Hotel, Surry Hills
New for the summer! Classic Arcade game tournaments on the big screen.  This is the second round of the Street Fighter championships. To register or for more information: here.
7-9pm tournament
9-11 karaoke
11-midnight DJ


Thursday Night Hip Hop, BRKLYN Bar (downstairs Hotel Steyne), Manly
Dope hip hop on the north side
8pm till late
acts tba


Broken Thought Theory- Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst
Recently back from a run of shows on the west coast of Canada, this group is coming back fresh with some new music.  If you've yet to see this group live, you're in for a treat.  Especially at a venue like this, it's a big one!  Maybe the roaming dinosaur will make an appearance. 
With: Stone Monks, Callithump, and Cartoon
Doors: 8pm
Tickets $13.20

Salt-N-Pepa- State Theatre
It's always great to see a classic act like this if you have the chance!  These legends paved the way for female emcees everywhere.
Doors: 8pm

Home Brew- The Basement, Circular Quay
New Zealand group with a highly energetic live show and highly entertaining personalities.  I seriously wouldn't miss this one. 
Supports: Loose Change and DJ Morgs
Starts at 11pm

Newtown Festival, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park
Best festival in Sydney, and something to look forward to all year!  Art, music, workshops on writing and sustainability.  There's even a dog show!
Hip hop acts on the lineup:  Home Brew, Tuka & The Basement Big Band, Sketch the Rhyme, Jones Jr, She Rex, and more
Starts early morning till late afternoon
Gold coin donation (funds raised go to Newtown Neighborhood Centre which provides vital community support services locally)
No BYO, but please bring your own water bottles as no plastic bottles will be sold


Hip Hop Cinema/ Karaoke 
Now you can rap your way through the classics with all your friends to support/ laugh at you every Wednesday night! 
Movie tba
7pm- late


Thursday Night Hip Hop, BRKLYN Bar (downstairs Hotel Steyne), Manly
acts tba

Suburban Dark- Name This Bar, Darlinghurst
Mindreader Tour with special guests Jeswon, Rapaport, and many more Big Villagers
This isn't your typical hip hop.  This is heavy, dark hip hop beats, heavy drum and bass with an electric twist. 
Supports: Tenth Dan & Grub and DJ Migz
Doors 830pm
Tickets $15 presale


Big Sean- The Hi-Fi, Moore Park
It's this Detroit rapper's first headline show in Australia.
Doors 8pm
Tickets $64.00


High Focus Records UK hip hop tour- Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst
Smoke My Tour huge roster of artists includes: Dirty Dike, Fliptrix, Jam Baxter, Edward Scissortongue, and DJ Sammy B-Side supported by locals Rapaport and P-Smurf
Doors: 8pm
Tickets 43.90


N'Fa Jones- Beach Road Hotel, Bondi
You might remember him from 1200 Techniques, he's been out of sight for quite a while now but he's back with a new album Black + White Noise soon to be released early next year.  He's been working with some big name producers and that combined with some soulful singing, it's certainly an act worth checking out.
Starts at 7pm

Hip Hop Arcade/ Karaoke- Flinders Hotel, Surry Hills
7-9 Street Fighter Tournament Semi- Finals
9-11 Hip Hop Karaoke


Thursday Night Hip Hop BRKLYN Bar (downstairs Hotel Steyne), Manly
Dope hip hop night on the north side.
acts tba


True Vibenation- Spectrum Theatre, Darlinghurst
Dressed to Chill tour
Show includes live beat making, live horn section, spontaneous freestyles and reggae influenced hip hop supports: Suburban Dark, Dutch, Mailer Daemon
tickets 11.40


Jill Scott- Enmore Theatre, Newtown
Due to a quick sell out, a second show has been added for the 25th
Supported nationally by Jones Jr


Hip Hop Cinema/ Karaoke- Flinders Hotel, Surry Hills
7-9 movie tba
9-11 Karaoke
11-12 DJ


Thursday Night Hip Hop, BRKLYN Bar (downstairs Hotel Steyne), Manly
acts tba


Elefant Trak 15th anniversary- Metro Theatre
Come to the biggest party of the year! Elefant Trak celebrating 15 years in business! Look out their now in their unruely teenage years so anything could happen! 
Hermitude, Horrorshow, The Herd, Jimblah, Sietta
Doors 630pm
Tickets $43.90


Elefant Traks 15th anniversary continued- Red Rattler
Such a big party they couldn't fit it all into one night.  You're out of luck if you haven't already got tickets for this smaller venue as tickets disappeared within a couple of days. 
Acts: Urthboy, Sky'High, Ozi Batla, The Last Kinection, Jane Tyrrell, The Tongue, Joelistics