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Music Feeds’ Anti-Xmas Guide – Part I

Written by Lauren Carroll Harris on December 13, 2011

Silly season? Are you joking? It’s the completely stupid season.

Yes, it’s the end of the year, and yes, we’re all busting for a break. But for those of us who could live without incessant supermarket Christmas jingles, a full roast lunch on a forty degree day, shameless appeals to consumerism and enforced family time, there is an alternative.

Music Feeds brings you this proudly anti-Christmas wish list of events, activities and websites where you can share your turkey-induced misery, or just have a reason to eat, drink and be outrageous with friends and loved ones.

Fundraiser – Silent Art Auction

55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville

Saturday December 17, 5-10pm


Artists include Ella Rose Barclay, Deborah Kelly, Kenzie Larsen and Connie Anthes.

With tunes from DJ Dillinger, Victoria’s Secret, Koji Ryui, T-Bag and DJ A-D-D

SAVE YOUR SOUL! from that miserable Christmas shopping spree at the end of this year by letting yourself loose at this fundraiser at this artist-run gallery instead.

Over forty artworks will be available for you to buy in our silent auction. The very modest and worthy aim is to raise enough money to give artists rent free exhibition space in 2012. Everyone wins. Simple.

They’ll also be playing your favourite tunes throughout the evening and if that’s not enough, there’ll be plenty of good food and drink to keep your soul in check.

Big Village Xmas Party

Saturday December 23, 7pm

Annandale Hotel, 17 Parramatta Rd

$10 presale / $15 on the door


Any party that promises to be hosted by a drunk man in a Santa suit ranks pretty highly on the MF anti-Christmas hatred-o-metre.

But, as a bonus, Big Village is one of Sydney’s most excellent indie hip hop record labels, home to such tongue twisters and DJ extraordinaires as Daily Meds, Tuka, Roleo, True Vibenation and Elleqsuire.

All these guys will be taking to the stage, and there’ll be a Sketch the Rhyme gatecrash featuring Ozi Batla and Joe New, Herb, She Rex, Ruthless and the High Tops Brass Band.

Get there early for happy hour drinks from 7-9pm, and, the first 100 bodies through the door will get an exclusive, free Big Village Remix CD … how exciting!

Occupy Xmas


Yep, this global movement even has the North Pole in its sights. Frosty says: Freeeeeeeeeeze the line of credit to Wall St!

Eastside 89.7FM’s 12 Days of Xmas


This little community radio station in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs has been cranking out eclectic jazz tunes and supporting this city’s live music for 25 syncopated years.

So lurk under the radio-wave mistletoe and give back some of the love to Sydney’s independent media and live music community by ditching the gift vouchers and daggy Body Shop vouchers, and giving someone a supporter membership to Eastside Radio this Chrissy instead.

Supporter rates start from $33 a year (concession) and you can be rest assured that your precious dollars will go towards quality media and music programming that does not include trashy top 40 hits, Kyle Sandliands or interviews with b-grade ‘celebrities’.

There’s discounts, giveaways and a stack of prizes up for grabs for new subscribers too. So get on over to the Eastside site and, if you must by presents, buy an anti-Christmas present.

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