i-D's guide to your weekend: melbourne
From fundraising for Nepal to NYC hip-hop and sample sales - we've got your weekend sorted.
Pearls by Michelle Tran
Get sweaty with pop angel KT Spit and The Brooklyn Queens
i-D loves KT Spit. Once you see her perform, you will too. She's headlining NJOY, a fresh 'performance experience' over at the Shadow Electric tonight. KT will be joined by Wet Kiss, Foxy/Moron and The Brooklyn Queens (DJ) pop over here for tickets and details.
7PM Thursday 28th May @ The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford, Melbourne.
Shop the Kuwaii sample sale (while fundraising for Nepal)
Homegrown Melbourne label Kuwaii are holding a sample sale over the weekend, donating 10% of profits to Oxfam Australia. The organisation are scaling up their efforts in the hopes of reaching 400,000 people in Nepal with emergency relief. You can RSVP here.
Saturday 30th - Sunday 31th May @ Kuwaii Brunswick, 37-39 Glenlyon Road, Brunswick & Shop 7-8 Cathedral Arcade 37 Swanston Street Melbourne.
Get loose to the sound of Pearls
Glam Rock wasn't lost in the 1970s, if the sound of Melbourne trio Pearls is anything to go by. Their explosive LP Pretend You're Mine is one of the best to come out of Australia in years, making them an act you really should see. They're performing on Saturday, suppoted by Japanese band Sundays & Cybelle. More info here.
8PM Saturday 30th May @ The Tote, 67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood, Melbourne.
Shop the FFIXXED STUDIOS x Triple Major Archive Sale
Over the weekend, a whole lot of our favourite labels will be in one room together - with a neat discount to make the scenario even sweeter. Labels like Ann-Sofie Back, FFIXXED STUDIOS, BLESSand Études studio will all be up to 90% off. Yes, 90%. Get on down.
10AM - 6PM Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st May @ 9 Sturt Street, Collingwood, Melbourne.
Bow down to the House of Ladosha
These NYC angels are down under to bless us with their life-changing brand of hip-hop with a helping hand from i-D pal Chela. It's her last show before farewelling Australia and heading back to L.A, so head over here for tickets if you know what's good. If you can't wait until Saturday night, down worry, i-D got the down low on everything you need to know about House of Ladosha from Cunty Crawford themself.
9PM Saturday 30th May @ The John Curtin Hotel, 29 Lyon St, Carlton, Melbourne.
Boogie to the sound of Oscar Key Sung and GL (while fundraising for Nepal)
The good people over at the Shadow Electric have put together a stellar line-up for Sunday's fundraising gig, out to provide relief to those in Nepal following the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake. On the bill? Synth powered angels GL, Oscar Key Sung (DJ) and Wax o Paradiso (Edd Fisher x Simon TK). There will also be tradition Nepali dances and tunes courtesy of the Melbourne Nepali community. All details and tickets here.
6PM Sunday 31st May @ The Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford, Melbourne.
Photography Michelle Tran