Top 10 Australia Revelry On this week 25/10/2020 (COVID-19 EDITION)
We’re not out of the woods yet. So just drop your pants and take a s*** wherever you want.
10) Michael Franti: Stay At Home
What: Michael Franti is a globally recognised musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his high-energy live shows. As a result of COVID, he will be conducting a series of virtual concerts. According to Franti, “we’ve been working on putting together one of a kind online experiences that are as uniquely moving and entertaining as our live concerts are in person”.
Why: Tall order. We haven’t been really been moved or entertained by anything virtual since July. And we’ve seen two-and-a-half livestreamed suicides.
9) Black Stone Cherry: Live
What: Join hard rock band Black Stone Cherry as they perform songs for the first time from their upcoming new album “Human Condition.” Recorded live from the SkyPac stage in Bowling Green, KY, expect an electrifying evening full of your favourite BSC songs and new soon-to-be classics.
Why: If only being a human was as diagnosable as rockers seem to think, heroin would’ve been globally legalised ages ago.
8) Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead
What: Experience Grateful Dead’s ‘Dead Ahead’ Concert film in a live broadcast. ‘Dead Ahead’ features footage of the band’s October 30 and 31, 1980 shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Why: We’re not sure if these guys are still considered cool. But if you’ve ever wanted to hear the running soundtrack going on inside your slightly creepy burnout uncle’s head, tune in to this.
7) Village of Love
What: Panache is excited to announce their first Online Village of Love Planned Parenthood Benefit. The event will feature renowned musicians from across the country performing originals and covers of their favourite songs including Angel Olsen, Brittany Howard, Deep Sea Diver, Devendra Banhart, Ezra Furman, Kah-Lo, Kathleen Hanna, Mac DeMarco, Margo Price, Perfume Genius, Phoebe Bridgers, Rodrigo Amarante, Soko, SPELLLING, Tenacious D and Weyes Blood.
Why: Tenacious D. There’s your reason.
6) Rolling Loud: Loud Stream
What: Rolling Loud’s second “Loud Stream” will feature live performances from rappers Trippie Redd, Gunna and more, as well as interviews and commentary.
Why: It’s rap. Adjust your expectations accordingly.
5) OHMME: Fantasize Your Ghost
What: Bridging the gap between their frenetic live shows and their carefully crafted studio albums, this film presents Ohmme’s latest full length album in its entirety with the addition of their newest songs “Mine” and “Miasma.” The show captures Ohmme with an expanded lineup featuring Nnamdï Ogbonnaya on drums, Ruby Parker and Quinn Tsan on backing vox and V.V. Lightbody on backing vox and flute.
Why: If you want to be subjected to more frenetic screaming from the heart of some random US city, this one’s for you.
4) Puscifer: Existential Reckoning
What: Rock supergroup Puscifer is playing its new album, Existential Reckoning, from beginning to end at Arizona’s Arcosanti desert for a livestream event.
Why: To answer your question, no, we don’t know how pronounce their name and since the majority of what they do is scream incoherently, we really don’t see the point of finding out.
3) GWAR: Scumdog XXX Live
What: Heavy metal outfit GWAR are playing a livestream concert dubbed Scumdog XXX Live, during which they’ll play the entirety of ‘Scumdogs of the Universe’ from beginning to end.
Why: We can’t think of any way to possibly make this sound more appealing.
2) Sam Smith: Love Goes
What: Sam Smith will be streaming live from Abbey Road Studio’s to celebrate the release of their upcoming album, Love Goes. Smith will be performing old hits as well as new tunes, and doing a Q&A with fans. There will also be special guest performances.
Why: If only realising that you’re non-binary actually legitimately made you more talented.
1) Animal Collective: ODDSAC
What: Animal Collective is hosting a 10th anniversary party for visual album ODDSAC. The event will include a Q&A with director Danny Perez, DJ sets by members of the band, and a costume contest.
Why: Apparently the album involves demonic cooks and screaming, preaching monks. So basically early Sunday morning Free To Air television.