Top 10 Australia Revelry On this week 04/10/2020 (COVID-19 EDITION)

Things are heating up.


10) Early James: Swallow Hill

9th October

What: Early James and the Latest is a combination of roots rock, the lonesomeness of the blues and tongue and cheek of classic country. Drawing their influences from Hank Williams to Miles Davis this raw combination of James Mullis and Adrian Marmolejo is a musical meltdown that draws from the rich lyrical content of the south. Experience them in a unique livestreamed performance from Swallow Hill.

Why: Blast classic southern music from your window in this global political climate and eschew any future relationship with your neighbours.


9) Gloria Estefan and Hamilton: Live

9th October

What: Gloria Estefan and the cast of Hamilton will be performing during The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis’ 35th annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which is going virtual this year.

Why: There’s a joke in here somewhere about Gloria Estefan singing, “come on, shake your body baby, do the conga!”, during a fundraiser for bodily paralysis.


8) Hanson: The Best of Hanson, Live and Electric

11th October

What: Hanson are kicking off their first livestream concert series in October from Cain’s Ballroom to help promote and support independent music venues. October’s theme will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hanson’s The Best of Hanson, Live and Electric.

Why: Probably the only group of blonde-haired Americans to whom the phrase “let it go” means nothing.


7) Dave Koz: A New Day

10th October

What: Jazz icon Dave Koz is celebrating the release of his new album, A New Day, with a livestream event. He’ll be performing new songs as well as hits from his Southern California studio, premiere a new video, and answer fan questions.

Why: The question, “So which notes exactly weren’t you playing?”, will be met with instant dismissal from the online platform.


6) The Verve Pipe: Live

11th October

What: US rock band The Verve Pipe are playing a ticketed livestream show featuring some of their hits, including “The Freshmen,” as well as debut new music. “This will be a live stream like no other; an inside look at the band’s creative process,” frontman Brian Vander Ark said in a statement. “In addition to playing the favourites and telling some of the stories behind them, I’ll be introducing two new songs to the band for the first time, and we’ll work them out live in front of the virtual audience.”

Why: Not The Verve. Which is a good thing. The years in which no one could escape the sounds of Bitter Sweet Symphony were not good ones.


5) All Time Low: Wake Up, Sunshine

10th October

What: All Time Low is performing the entirety of Wake Up, Sunshine in a livestream show that was taped in July. The set kicks off their Basement Noise Concert Series.

Why: Hear more white Americans screaming about their supposed problems.


4) BTS: Live

7th October

What: Internationally renowned K-pop band BTS joins for a live performance.

Why: No refunds offered if half the band have committed suicide and been replaced with animatronic clones before the livestream.


3) Rufus Wainwright: Live

10th October

What: Rufus Wainwright is doing a virtual livestream tour of his nine studio albums in chronological order. The first show will feature the artist performing from his self-titled debut.

Why: Got a spare century?


2) Pigface: Everywhere All At Once

11th October

What: Industrial supergroup Pigface is helping support local concert venues with its “Everywhere All At Once” livestream. Before the show begins streaming, there will be a Q&A session with the band, special guest performances, and an auction featuring rare Pigface merch.

Why: EAT THE SYSTEM via the smooth, worry-free, multi-billion dollar platform, Zoom.


1) Come Together

8th October

What: Jason Isbell, Smith & Myers, American Authors and more are performing as part of Sound Mind Live’s ‘Come Together’ virtual music festival. The benefit concert is celebrating World Mental Health Day.

Why: The organisers claim no liability for any adverse mental ill-health caused by an extended set from Smith & Myers.

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