Five Parties You Should Attend This Weekend
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

GOOD FRIENDS @ THE LORD GLADSTONE
WHO: FLEXMAMI, NACHO POP, MOWGLI MAY
COST: FREE

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Good Friends keeps kicking into 2017 with more Friday night shenanigans down at The Lord Gladstone, and the opening edition is a belter – starring LWA’s own contributor FlexMami, dancing bro Nacho Pop (Illuminati Trillionaires) and Mowgli May (Swiss Dank) delivering all things hip-hop. It’ll cost you zero dollars all the way until 3:00am!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

JA RULE @ ESTABLISHMENT
WHO: JA RULE
COST: $33.10 RIGHT HERE // MORE INFO HERE

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Yes, that’s right: 2000s rap legend Ja Rule is in town. He’ll be hitting Hordern Pavilion with partner-in-crime Ashanti, Eve, Chingy and more this Wednesday night, but first, he’ll be tackling Establishment solo. They’re promising all of his signature anthems, so grab your significant other and get stuck into that ‘Always On Time’ duet.

THE NAKED & FAMOUS @ THE METRO THEATRE
WHO: THE NAKED & FAMOUS, BEC SANDRIDGE, LUPA J
COST: $55.90 RIGHT HERE // MORE INFO HERE

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Do you remember when ‘Punching In A Dream’ was the quintessential festival anthem of 2010? Well, The Naked & Famous are still alive and kicking, and they’ve just dropped another album in Simple Forms. They’ll be flying across the Tasman and performing a headline show this Saturday night, proving that the indie electronica movement still has plenty of merit.

SWISS DANK: 21 SAVAGE EDITION @ THE CLIFF DIVE
WHO: MA$E, $EAN’DON, MOWGLI MAY
COST: FREE BEFORE 11:00PM, $10 AFTER // MORE INFO HERE

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21 Savage might be one of the year’s biggest breakthrough rappers, and he also has an excellent face tattoo, which is why Swiss Dank are holding a party to celebrate the man himself at The Cliff Dive. He’s just another emerging talent from Atlanta’s forever bubbling rap scene, and prepare to hear lots of his bars on top of Metro Boomin production. Speaking of Metro Boomin, take a look below…

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8

FOMO @ THE CRESCENT, PARAMATTA PARK
WHO: FLOSSTRADAMUS, PEKING DUK, METRO BOOMIN, GOLDLINK & MORE
COST: $119.00 RIGHT HERE // MORE INFO HERE

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After debuting in Brisbane last year, 2017 marks FOMO’s expansion into Sydney. The biggest names in dance and hip-hop will be descending in Western Sydney with a glroious mixed bill consisting of Metro Boomin, Peking Duk, Goldlink and the final shows from the current incarnation of Flosstradamus. Grime don JME will also be in the house, plus the live return of Australian faves Empire Of The Sun. Boom!

Words by Christopher Kevin Au January 6, 2017
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