This weekend, beneath dated disco balls and a ceiling that appears like a squash courtroom, punters will dance to off-kilter musical performances from three bands in a North Adelaide group centre.
For the primary time in its admittedly quick historical past, award-winning music project Porch Data is internet hosting a gig exterior of its Somerton Park residence, Summertown Studio.
Porch Data’ founder, Sharni Honor, has programmed instrumental psychedelic three-piece Glass Beams, jazz quartet Shock Chef and native up-and-comers No Information to seem on the 73-year-old Eesti Maja (Estonian Home) on Friday evening.
“We have now been curating plenty of touring exhibits at Summertown beneath the Porch Data model, however that is the primary touring present because the final one a few years in the past,” Sharni tells CityMag.
The bands will kick off on the 400-capacity corridor from 8pm ’til late, and the music shall be accompanied by gourmand bagels from Pearla Tuck Store and gin from Brighter Later.
“It’s an evening in a wonderful area; an opportunity to have a dance, meet up with previous pals, eat nice meals, drink nice booze [and] expertise one thing a bit totally different by way of music,” Sharni says.
“It’s plenty of funky instrumental jazz occasions… and it’s very a lot a arise, have a little bit of a boogie sort of affair, which for those who have gone to Porch Classes a thousand years in the past, [it’s] somewhat little bit of a special spell. No acoustic guitars.”
Porch Data broke onto the scene in late 2021 and was awarded Best Innovation at the 2022 South Australian Music Awards. The label has only one launch to its identify to date (the self-titled debut EP from Nu Article), however Sharni says there are “a pair extra releases within the works too,” she says.
Sharni, an alum of Solstice Media’s 40 Under 40 for her work within the reside music scene, told us this year that after 9 years and 250 exhibits Porch Classes was coming to an finish. This was partially attributable to her desirous to step away from the acoustic-guitar-leaning sounds so intently affiliated with the award-winning occasion.
Although her tastes have modified, Sharni remains to be dedicated to bringing music to unorthodox areas, as she did all through Porch Classes’ backyard-venturing historical past. This dedication to attention-grabbing and under-utilised venues led her to the Jap European group corridor.
“I simply went on an enormous Google rampage and got here throughout this lovely previous corridor, which is barely sort of used for tai chi, and wrestling and circles for teenagers,” Sharni says.
“It’s seems like a squash courtroom is on the ceiling, there’s disco balls, timber flooring. It’s completely beautiful.”
Requested what’s on the horizon for Porch Data past this weekend, Sharni says punters ought to count on extra takeovers in Eesti Maja and an even bigger roster of worldwide company.
“We’re going to discover a bunch of various areas and simply see the place it goes and what music we are able to convey to Adelaide,” she says.
“There’s some enjoyable stuff within the works.”