Remember the days when we spent our weekends watching reruns of Baywatch, 7th Heaven and The Love Boat, mindlessly whiling the day away just waiting for your next glimpse of Lorenzo Lamas in Renegade? I do. Oh and last I checked, Lorenzo looks kinda like Fabio and Dog the Bounty Hunter’s illegitimate child. Not sexy no more.
Anyway, this weekend will have none of that, because Old School is hosting the Up To The Sky Festival. The line-up is pretty sweet:
And that’s only the musical acts. Great representation from the region. Samuel’s in love with Indonesian band The Trees and the Wild, like how trees are in the wild (I apologise for the failed ‘I miss you like the deserts miss the rain’ reference), and I’m excited to see Malaysian band Tenderfist, Bani Haykal’s solo stuff and of course, Deerhoof. Headliners Mogwai are always amazing live. I’m not sure what to expect with a DJ set, but being post-rock guys, they’ll definitely bring something completely different to the (turn) table.
But what we are the most jazzed about is the video program, and particularly, La Blogotheque genius Vincent Moon. We love him almost as much as our mothers love us, which is a lot. The mustachioed wonder is in town for his new project Petites Planetes, which according to my lousy French means Small Planet? Other inclusions for the video program are local filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen, and Indonesian representatives Ruangrupa and Dimas Wisnuwardono.
Tickets for Up To The Sky are available here.
3rd December, Saturday
11.30am - 11pm
Old School, 11 Mount Sophia