Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 07/04/2019
The young guns are out and they came to play. Unfortunately that now means sprechgesanging with a bloody ukulele.
10) Super Mini Small Party
What: Come enjoy some beats & a burger or two on the roof top! Featuring: Ramy Mobarek, Eryk Gee, Botter, Jordan Ferraro, Gabe Agullo, Paul De Silva, Johnny Rocka, Nie Sitz and Madeleine.
Why: With all that generic DJ club music, no wonder they’ve decided to hold it on a roof top. Once a body hits a public street, it’s the council’s job to clean it up.
What: Come over to the dark side and be transformed. A wild evening of music, dance, and celebration. Featuring a live performance by WILDGRACE dance troupe and live music.
Why: Because if there’s one thing that could alleviate the vast social pressure and bodily insecurities spurred by the atmosphere of a nightclub it’s getting professional dancers involved.
8) The Garden of Eden: Season Finale
What: A night of deep house and electro. They’re bringing it back to the surface from the underground and channelling the momentum they’ve built up on to that sumptuous open air dancefloor. Bringing together a super crew comprised of Pelican Villa, Red Moon, Circadian Rhythms and Melbourne Dance Music Academy.
Why: Nothing so exemplifies the feeling of deep house and electro like the concept of regurgitation.
7) Chase Distillery Cocktail Competition
What: Chase Distillery will host the Australian Finals of the Chase Cup! With a welcome drink for all guests, prize giveaways and drinks specials for the audience, come see the best of the best compete for the title!
Why: What’s better than whisky? Drinking various incarnations of whisky with peoples’ sense of validation hanging in the balance.
6) Organic Audio: Black & White
What: Come see this venue transformation and art exhibition for what is the first of these series of events. A community of artists will move into a positive direction for the future. An all-nighter of art, transformation and music.
Why: Live venue-painting? Hipster music? Why, there’s nothing more edgy than relieving the exact night when, at 14, you decided Radiohead was speaking only to you and they were telling you to paint your room black.
5) Rone X Empire Dinner
What: A bespoke gastronomic food and wine pairing from Shannon Bennett’s Vue Group at the Piggery Burnham Beeches. This is a once-in-a-lifetime sensory experience. Part exhibition, part installation, part VR and AR experience, EMPIRE combines art, vision, sound, light, botanical design and scent to take audiences on a hauntingly immersive multi-sensory journey into a re-imagined past of a faded icon.
Why: What whets the appetite more than a new media interactive art exhibition? Nothing. You’ll do anything to escape the odd mixture of pressure and boredom.
4) Mallrat Nobody’s Home Tour
What: Mallrat has spent summer criss-crossing the country playing to massive, inspired audiences at Falls Festival, Field Day and Grow Your Own Festival. A Mallrat show is always a unique event, filled with amazing fans, good times and great energies, and the Nobody’s Home Tour is set to be Mallrat’s biggest and shiniest tour yet.
Why: You know what says ‘hip young indie artist in 2019’? A reference only relevant to the late eighties and nineties. We’re not being facetious. It’s true.
3) Australia’s Top 50 Young Guns of Wine
What: The Top 50 young guns of wine for 2019… are in Melbourne and on show. The 50 winemakers will be pouring 100 wines. This ain’t no regular wine tasting. And it’s not just a party. It’s a gathering of the leading edge of emerging winemakers shaping the future of the Australian wine identity. Food will also be available to purchase and enjoy with all that wine.
Why: 50 winemakers, 100 wines, 1 hangover justified by the words ‘wine tasting’ and not a three dollar Aldi receipt.
2) Tim Minchin: Back
What: This will be the Perth-bred artist’s first Australian tour since returning to the country after more than a decade living overseas and the long-awaited follow up to his consecutive sold-out national tours of Tim Minchin Vs the Orchestra in 2011 and 2012. BACK is billed as “Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs”, hinting at a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic – and often iconoclastic – repertoire.
Why: This isn’t your grandmother’s gingernut. She had that removed last week.
1) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
What: An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia’s comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
Why: Laugh with something other than bitter resentment. Unless you accidentally bought tickets to Dave Hughes.