Top 10 Australia Revelry On this week 15/11/2020 (COVID-19 EDITION)
We’re almost out, but not quite yet.
10) Friendsgiving: Live at the Ryman
What: Pop-country music stars Riley Green, Matt Stell and more are performing for Friendsgiving: Live at the Ryman, which will have limited in-person tickets as well as a livestream.
Why: White Country musicians singing about white Country things in a concert named for Thanksgiving. If you needed a final American thing cram down your throat to finally encourage that long-awaited projectile stream of red white and blue vomit we’ve all been holding down the last four years, this is it.
9) A Rufus-Retro-Wainwright-Spective
What: Rufus Wainwright is taking fans through all nine of his studio albums, one album side at a time each week, live. This incarnation will feature “Want 2”.
Why: Really turn on your mum.
8) Rickie Lee Jones: A Night of Music & Storytelling
What: Join American jazz-rock singer Rickie Lee Jones for a new live stream coming from Neutral Sound Studios in New Orleans.
Why: A studio truly built and named for purpose.
7) The Wild Feathers: Live from Brooklyn Bowl
What: Nashville-based southern rockers The Wild Feathers head to Brooklyn Bowl Nashville to celebrate the release of their new album, Medium Rarities. The album is composed of B-sides, covers, demos, and other nuggets from the band’s vault that will be showcased to the world for a special live stream on FANS.
Why: Hear something out of Nashville that’s not a racial slur or Dolly f***ng Parton.
6) Heartless Bastards: Jam In The Van Speakeasy Sessions
What: Heartless Bastards’ slick and streamlined big, bluesy sound will be broadcast live in a global performance.
Why: Just referencing this band’s name in casual conversation will make you sound cool. You don’t even really have to listen to their music.
5) The Vamps: Live at Hackney Round Chapel
What: The Vamps will perform a very special worldwide livestream show from the beautiful Round Chapel in Hackney, London. Featuring songs from their first four albums as well as from their recent #1 album, Cherry Blossom, Live From Hackney Round Chapel is a one-off, multi-camera event, and will be streamed to fans around the world.
Why: We understand this band was big at some point for the young people.
4) Burna Boy: Live
What: Singer and rapper Burna Boy is performing an immersive global livestream show and will play hits including “Wonderful” and “Real Life.”
Why: We’ll never understand how to promote rap, but we understand that if you’re into it, you’re into it and if not, you’ve already skipped this one. Sure this seems like laziness made manifest, but then again so does rap.
3) Major Lazer: Live
What: Major Lazer will revive their world tour with a virtual reality performance in Facebook’s Oculus Venues platform, put on with the help of virtual events production company Supersphere using its newest technology, ArcRunner. The trio made up of Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums recently released their fourth studio album, Music Is the Weapon.
Why: Never have so many sinister-sounding names existed within a singular promo, inclusive of all war propaganda, with the possible exception of anything starring Kevin Spacey.
2) Tim Minchin: Apart Together, The Album Live!
What: Inimitable poly-talent, Tim Minchin, will perform his new album, Apart Together, in its entirety in a one-off concert to be streamed from Sydney’s iconic Trackdown Studios at 7pm (local time) to celebrate the record’s general release. Featuring an enhanced 14-piece band, an extraordinary guest or two, 11 songs, and whatever pours out of Minchin’s brain in between, the concert will be available online for just 48 hours, and will only be accessible to ticket holders.
Why: Cleanse your ears of the rhotic r with a caustic sonic comic.
1) The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell: Live at The Troubadour
What: Guitarist and songwriter Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Fleetwood Mac) and his band The Dirty Knobs take the stage at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles to raise money for NIVA — and to celebrate the release of their debut LP Wreckless Abandon.
Why: Suck on this.