Sydney, AUSTRALIA: The mid-winter Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market at Manning House is the place to dance off the big chill.
The Rechords will launching their new album Live Rechording in the Manning Bar, and downstairs you’ll find records – more than 50,000 of them, plus a vast array of wonderful stalls, at Sydney’s most unique shopping event and coolest hangout.
Over three floors and across two giant courtyards you’ll find fashion galore; rock ‘n’ roll, alternative, vintage, handmade, and unique clothing for men, women and children. There’s also jewellery, accessories, posters, artwork, tikis, homewares, collectables, retro hair and make-up stylists, cult DVDs plus more.
The record fair features 50,000-plus LPs and 45s covering alternative, punk, metal, rockabilly, blues, jazz, country, reggae, club, hip-hop and every other genre since the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll.
When you’re not shopping you can dance to your heart’s content in Manning Bar or kick back with the coolest retro tunes in the laid-back Tiki Bar and international food court, take dancing lessons, or admire the classic and vintage vehicle display. There’s also a café, bars, and giant outdoor games the kids will love.
In addition to The Rechords, the July line-up includes:
Spurs for Jesus – A little bit country with big dollops of rock ‘n’ roll spiced up with a few surprise flavours, such as rockabilly, gospel, swing, tex mex and more, Spurs love a big shindig and have graced the stage at the market more than once.
The Jordan C. Thomas Band – Inspired by the smooth sights and sounds of the jazz clubs and juke joints of mid-last-century USA, this band’s original take on the traditional, combined with their sartorial savoir faire, gives them a familiar yet unique vibe. It’s cool, it’s old-school, and ladies, be prepared to swoon when JCT starts to croon.
The Drey Rollan Band – With their rockin’ vocals, explosive guitar licks and funky rhythms, Drey Rollan, Bobbie Green Little B and Larry The Kid shape a driving energy that’s dynamic and unique. They’re back with their very danceable brand of rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, blues, doo-wop and country.
DJs – Rockin’ Marc Rondeau, Rod Almighty, The Crimplenes and Solid Gold Hell DJs. MC – Wolfman Dan.
Swing Dancing Lessons – If you’ve always wanted to give swing dancing a try, there’ll be a class for beginners at the market between 10.45am and 11.45am. Cost is $10 per class, which includes entry to the market. No need to bring a dance partner – just plenty of energy and your best dancing shoes. Pre-registration for classes is required. Email Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the class.
Entry to the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is $5, with kids under 12 free.