Merivale has announced the return of See Sound, a season-long series of free live music events presented by Furphy. Bringing together the best local music from Sydney and beyond, the live sessions will feature big-name acts, hotly-tipped local bands and good-time DJs at Coogee Pavilion Rooftop, Vic on the Park and The Royal at Bondi.
Coogee Pavilion Rooftop
Every Sunday throughout winter, the Eastern Suburbs institute will be spinning good funk and disco Sunday sessions by the sea. Headline spots include:
Sunday 23 June – Yolanda Be Cool
After a hugely successful summer hosting Play It Cool, their very own pool party at LA’s hot spot, The Highlight Room, Bondi boys Yolanda Be Cool are returning to the East with an electric, housed-up DJ set at Coogee. They will be joined by Barney Cools DJs and Audiopaxx DJs.
Sunday 21 July – Total Giovanni (DJ set)
Earning notoriety from their visually unique and highly energetic live shows, Total Giovanni will whip Coogee Rooftop into a wild frenzy with their poly-rhythmic jams, unique clothing and dance music that enables collective psychic liberation. Stoney Roads DJs and Audiopaxx DJs will also take the stage.
Sunday 18 August – Reptile Dysfunction x Hot Sunday Records takeover
Two of the most influential developing house labels come together for a very special takeover at Coogee Pavilion Rooftop. Curated by house heroes and label CEOs, Doorly and Colour Castle will showcase the best their labels have to offer, including some very special and very secret local and international guests.
View full Coogee Pavilion See Sound music schedule: merivale.com/venues/coogeepavilion/music-schedule
Vic on the Park
Marrickville’s premier live music venue, Vic on the Park, is showcasing Inner West favourites and international acts across a mix of rock and roll, hip hop, psychedelic, garage rock and indie every Saturday.
Saturday 8 June – See Sounds present: I OH YOU
See Sound takes over Vic on the Park for an epic carpark party, curated by I OH YOU, an Australian-based music company that represents some of the world’s most talented and exciting new musicians. The event kicks off with Shogun and the Sheets, Big White, Jade Imagine and Julia Why? Outside from 2pm, before Fritz, Sunscreen and Egoism play inside from 9pm. DJs will play until 3am, with more acts still be announced.
Saturday 6 July – Milan Ring
Milan, a singer, rapper, guitarist, producer and mix and mastering engineer, will bring her dynamic vocals that bounce from low earthy raps to luscious harmonies to the Inner West favourite. Her signature sound is a carefully orchestrated balance between the analogue and digital worlds, blending live percussion with electronic drums and synths with her raw guitar takes.
View full Vic on the Park See Sound gig guide: merivale.com/venues/viconthepark/gigguide
Bondi’s home of live music, The Royal, will be on fire this winter, every Saturday, with a range of local DJs and very special live gigs playing in the front room. Curated by Daniel Stricker from Midnight Juggernauts, Siberia Records, Sebastien Tellier, and Julian Sudek of World Champion.
Saturday 8 June – Jack Moffat (The Preatures DJ Set), Leroy Francis (Live), Sloane Peterson (Duo live), DJ Danial (Juggernaut DJs)
Jack Moffat, guitarist from renowned Sydney rock band, The Preatures, will perform a special DJ set to get the Saturday night Bondi crowd going. The night will also feature multi-instrumentalist and dreamy vocalist, Leroy Francis, 50s love child of guitar pop and modern garage rock, Sloane Peterson, and DJ Danial from Melbourne’s Midnight Juggernauts.
Saturday 13 July – Tom Tilley (Client Liason, Triple J), Jack Raiders, Julian Sudek (Future Classic) plus a very special surprise international guest!
Client Liaison’s bass player and lead of Triple J’s formidable ‘Hack’ Radio program, Tom Tilley is a disco heavyweight assured to bring the dance floor to life. He will be joined by electronic music pioneer Jack Raiders, the fun tropical jams of Julian Sudek, and a very special international guest.
Saturday 17 August – Kirin DJ Callinan, Honey Hayze (Live), Live Band Karaoke (feat. Superstar Guests), DJ Pav (Modular Records/Local Hero)
Kirin DJ Callinan will bring his diverse musical output and unusually provocative and confronting DJ performance to the front bar. He will be joined by the catchy blues and psychedelic funky vibes of Honey Hayze (live), as well as Live Band Karaoke, featuring very special international guests, and DJ Pav, local hero and founder of Modular Records.
View full The Royal See Sound music schedule here: https://merivale.com/venues/theroyal/music-schedule
Merivale launched See Sound last summer, with a vision to bring free and live music back to the forefront of Sydney’s enviable summer and provide an exciting platform to showcase great local talent. Secret rooftop sessions, rocking pubs and psychedelic garage parties saw Hayden James, Winston Surfshirt, Bag Raiders and Cosmic Psychos play to music-loving crowds across Sydney.