Stop the press! We’ve beefed up the already super beefy lineup for our flashiest NYE celebration yet – LEVINS & SHANTAN’S JIGGY NYE BALL! Joining Levins, Shantan, Nacho Pop, Leon Smith and Laprats is Sydney’s most decadent duo: Lazer Gunne Funke! Made up of DJs Nes and Liz Bird, Lazer Gunne Funke have spent the last year transforming Sunday nights at Hugo’s Lounge from a dull disco affair into a weekly rap and r&b throwdown.
It’s out biggest NYE party lineup ever! The Jiggy NYE Ball is going to make P Diddy’s legendary White Parties look like laundry day – but we need you looking your exuberant best!
Don your brightest gold and your flashiest whites for two rooms of jiggy magnificence and bring in the new year at your favourite Small Club. And true luxury doesn’t know no lock out – Goodgod Small Club will be lock out free this NYE!
Early bird tickets are almost sold out! Don’t miss your chance to ball out hard than ever before this NYE, buy a ticket here!
To get your jiggy on early check out this mix by Laser Gunne Funke.
We’ll be taking a short break over Xmas time to get ourselves all ready for the ridiculously massive Jiggy NYE Ball. Here’s the breakdown.
SATURDAY DEC 20 – OPEN 6PM, RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT
SUNDAY DEC 21 – CLOSED
MONDAY DEC 22 – CLOSED
TUESDAY DEC 23 – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY DEC 24 – CLOSED
THURSDAY DEC 25 – CLOSED
FRIDAY DEC 26 – CLOSED
SATURDAY DEC 27 – CLOSED
SUNDAY DEC 28 – CLOSED
MONDAY DEC 29 – CLOSED
TUESDAY DEC 30 – CLOSED
WEDNESDAY DEC 31 – OPEN 9PM, JIGGY NYE BALL
THURSDAY JAN 1 – CLOSED
FRIDAY JAN 2 – OPEN 10PM, CHAMPAIN LYF / YO GRITO!
SATURDAY JAN 3 – OPEN 10PM, HALFWAY CROOKS / HAI-LIFE w NACHO POP
Then we’re back to normal hours from Wednesday January 7.
Thanks to everyone for such a fun year!
There’s just 3 sleeps until the 90s Christmas edition of The Rhythm of the Night! We asked all the DJs to tell us what their favourite 90s Christmas memory is.
Liz Bird (Lazer Gunne Funke)
I once at an entire gingerbread house. Nobody in my family liked gingerbread so my brother dared me to eat it all in one sitting. So I did. I like a challenge. It was a two storey gingerbread house too!
One year my dad spent MONTHS talking up his Christmas presents for my brother and I and when we ripped open the wrapping on Christmas morning we each found a pair of black ankle socks – we were so upset that we whinged about it all day like the ingrates we were. It was only after dinner that he announced it was all a hilarious prank (classic dad move) and in actual fact he got my brother a gameboy and got me a discman! I remind him of it almost every Christmas and he still cracks up just as hard as he did back then (and rightly so).
Nes (Lazer Gunne Funke)
When Hanson’s Christmas album Snowed In came out, I used to belt out “Merry Christmas, Baby” pretending that I was serenading Zac Hansen (because my sister wouldn’t allow me to like Taylor as they were obvs an item already).
My 90s Christmas memory is the pink Baby-G Casio watch that haunts me every time I go through my dresser drawers back at my parents’ house.
My 90s Christmas memory is getting a copy of Bart Simpson’s Guide to Life for Christmas and believing that Wintergreen Lifesavers actually do give off sparks when you chew them in the dark.
Christmas in 1995 I asked Santa for Super Mario Bros. 3, then after sending my letter I freaked out crying to my mum because I didn’t have a Nintendo and I forgot to ask for one. How would Santa know to also get me a Nintendo? Somehow he figured it out! I got a Nintendo AND SMB3! Thanks Santa!
The Original Roman
When Salt n Pepa’s ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ was in the charts we (all the kids at family lunch) were listening to it upstairs and one of my little cousins ran down to the parents and asked ‘mum what’s sex’. Later that day I questioned my uncle as to why he only wore white, drove a white car and lived in a white house and his reply in a heavy accent was ‘because white is purity’.
How good are jam donuts? Pretty damn good right… Well, Hannukah is a holiday that literally celebrates eating jam donuts and the only thing I can really remember about Hannukah in the 90’s was eating jam donuts. Traditionally Hannukah goes for 8 days and you are supposed to get a present every day, but I don’t know ANYONE who ever got 8 presents. Totally acceptable to eat 8 donuts tho.
Christmas is the only day of the year I don’t feel any guilt about drunkenly passing out on the lounge room floor in front of my poor, embarrassed grandmother. Snoozing off a belly full of crownies, cold cuts of ham & Cadbury favourites whilst waiting for your prezzies is, in my opinion, ~the true meaning of Christmas~.
My favourite 90’s Christmas memory however, is as follows: My father, Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger) was a workaholic mattress salesman, who could not find time for his wife, Liz (Rita Wilson), or his 9 year old son, Batesy (Jake Lloyd) — especially compared to next door “SUPER DAD” divorcee, Ted Maltin (Phil Hartman), who continually put Howard in a bad light and furthermore enjoyed showing him up and saying and doing things to annoy him.
After missing Batesy’s karate class graduation, Howard resolves to redeem himself by fulfilling Batesy’s ultimate Christmas wish: getting an action figure of Turbo-Man, a popular children’s TV superhero toy that everyone is looking for. He is in for a rude awakening when he finds out that by Christmas Eve, they are sold out everywhere, which leads him into a whole voyage all over the city. Outside of the first store at the beginning of the search, Howard met Myron Larabee (Sinbad), a POSTAL WORKER DAD with a rival ambition, and the two soon become bitter competitors in their race for the action figure.
Howard catches Batesy as he falls from a roof and reveals himself to his son. Myron is arrested while ranting about having to explain the situation, and his failure to get the Turbo-Man toy, to his son. Touched by Myron’s words, Batesy gives the doll to him and tells Howard that he does not need it since his father is “the real Turbo-Man”.
When I was 8 I made this ridiculous list of presents I wanted Santa to bring me, and one of them was snow. I woke up late that Christmas Eve and in between my dad snoring I SWEAR I could hear Santa saying “ho ho ho”, over and over, perfectly timed in the middle of my dad’s snores. I was convinced he was there and I was terrified, hiding under my covers and peering at my door. There was something glimmering on my door – was it snow? I woke up in the morning and there was no snow on my door but I did get some Micro Machines!
This is sadly the last week of our Jonkanoo Jerkhouse pop-up canteen. So we’ve come up with a super easy way to tie in your last minute year’s end catchup with friends with some jerk-spiced indulgence!
It’s called Jonkanoo’s Jingle Jerk Xmas Feast!
For groups of 4 or more you can book in for a no-brainer banquet that includes:
~ Fried Jerk Chicken Hot Wings
~ Hot Jerk Burger (Shabba’s chicken / Tubby’s pork / Sani’s tofu)
~ Jerk BBQ sampler tray to share with chicken / pork / tofu / turkey
~ Tropical Slaw & Shoestring Fries w thyme for the table!
All for just $22 per head! Make your feast reservation for 4 or 40 people by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you’re after a quick festive bite, come in for our Jerkey Turkey burger, featuring smoked and spiced jerk turkey, festive green herbs, peppery watercress and a zingy mango twist.