Top 10 Australia Revelry On this week 26/04/2020 (COVID-19 EDITION)
Fundamentally, you are unlovable. Superficially, we love that lipstick on you, honey! Damn!
10) Christopher Titus: Carrying Monsters
What: In the midst of the stress and chaos of the global pandemic, achingly honest dyfunctional comedian Christopher Titus brings his newest show, ‘Carrying Monsters’, to a one-night only livestream event on YouTube at ChristopherTitusTV. This will be a professionally shot, 3-camera comedy show, not broadcast from his kitchen on his iPhone by his mom.
Why: Titus with the taut stomach and the learned holes is in currently quarantine and the whole 1.5m thing renders the majority of him useless anyway. Perhaps a loud string of hit-and-miss anecdotes in an American accent will distract you until the restrictions are eased.
9) Digital Drag: Scarlet Envy’s Pole Shows
What: After a wild pole dancing debut on her World of Wonder spin off series, ‘Envy Of My Boogie,’ Scarlet Envy is back by popular demand! Pole dancing meets romantic comedy in this at-home drag extravaganza.Together in pride.
Why: Pole dancing as it always should have been – with style and without the threat of flying viscous juices.
8) Shut In and Sing: Bitch, Lisa Ferraro, Mary Bragg, Zoe Lewis
What: Shut In and Sing is a roster of some of your favorite artists, and some people you’ve never heard of. Here is your chance to discover new music, to feel connected to one another and to the artists. By sharing resources, the artists have the possibility of making new fans and even ONE new person makes a difference in their world. This edition will feature heavy metal band Bitch, jazz and soul singer Lisa Ferraro, folk-country Americana queen Mary Bragg and gypsy-swing folk artist Zoe Lewis.
Why: Uppers, downers and a heaping dose of jungle juice.
7) Shut In and Sing: The Ballroom Thieves, Dylan LeBlanc, Nini Camps, Dayna Kurtz
What: Shut In and Sing is a roster of some of your favorite artists, and some people you’ve never heard of. Here is your chance to discover new music, to feel connected to one another and to the artists. By sharing resources, the artists have the possibility of making new fans and even ONE new person makes a difference in their world. This edition will feature The Ballroom Thieves, otherwise known as “a rock band in a folk suit”, alt country folk artist Dylan LeBlanc, folk rock singer and lead of Antigone Rising Nini Camps, and haunting jazz blues artist Dayna Kurtz.
Why: Nothing balances out panicked virus-based priorities like being reminded of the insidious plague that will still be an active threat once COVID-19 no longer is: 21st Century indie folk bands.
6) IPSY Live
What: Beauty subscription service IPSY is putting on a virtual festival series, IPSY Live, with Doja Cat headlining. Sasha Keable and DJ Hannah Bronfman will also perform. Experience their amazing lineup perform on IG Live. It’s time to let the cat out of the bag!
Why: It’s comforting to know that even in times of isolation, when each of us are drowning in a sea of the disgusting habits we’ve not seen necessary to sweep under the rug because there’s nobody around except teen Russian hackers to observe us, vanity is still alive and well, rooted deeply and irrevocably inside us.
5) LL Cool J’s Town Hall feat. The Beastie Boys
What: Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock is staging a SiriusXM virtual town hall hosted by LL Cool J to mark the group’s Spike Jonze-directed documentary Beastie Boys Story, which premieres Friday on Apple TV+. The virtual town hall with Mike D, Ad-Rock and LL Cool J all chatting from self-isolation will premiere on LL Cool J’s Rock the Bells Radio channel.
Why: And here you thought you were the ridiculous redundancy clutching at any hint of external validation.
4) KIIS FM’s Virtual Prom
What: KIIS FM, the Southern California pop station which boasts such on-air talent as Ryan Seacrest, will feature a jam-packed night of DJ sets by the likes of Joe Jonas, Loud Luxury and Dillon Francis, plus special guest appearances by Lauv, Seacrest and many more in a virtual prom live-streamed worldwide!
Why: One for the kids. Also one for the purposely childless (you made the right decision).
3) Kōkua Festival: Live From Home
What: In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, Jack Johnson will host the Kōkua Festival 2020: Live From Home, a livestream version of his long running Hawaiʻi based Kōkua Festival. This 2 hour special event will feature live music performances from past Kōkua Festival alumni and home cooking lessons from some of Hawaiʻi’s top chefs Ed Kenney and Mark Noguchi. Jack will perform and share the digital stage with some of his favorite musicians from his front porch in Hawaiʻi, including Ben Harper, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, Lukas Nelson, Paula Fuga, Kawika Kahiapo, John Cruz, Anuhea, Ron a Artis II, Thunderstorm Artis, and more!
Why: In these psychologically taxing times it’s always helpful to be reminded that whilst you’re staring into the abyss of your own wretched loneliness and looming redundancy, somewhere in the world a multi-millionaire is eating Poi on their front porch in Hawaii whilst live-conferencing with Ziggy Marley.
2) Together in Pride: You are Not Alone
What: GLAAD’s livestream event, set to amplify messages of acceptance and affirmation to the LGBTQAI+ community, will feature a “who’s who” of LGBTQAI+ and allied celebrity participants, with headlining performances from Kesha and Melissa Etheridge, and an array of special guests, including Billy Porter, Pete & Chasten Buttigieg, Rosie O’Donnell, Jonathan Van Ness, Brian Michael Smith, Ross Mathews, and Tyler Oakley. Billy Eichner and Lilly Singh will co-host the event, which will also include special performances from Alex Newell, the cast of Broadway’s “Jagged Little Pill”. MJ Rodriguez and George Salazar, who previously co-starred in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Pasadena Playhouse, will also perform.
Why: Sobering proof that nothing is safe from bloody Kesha.
1) Pathway to Paris: Earth Day 50
What: Experience a virtual festival for our planet, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! The brilliant lineup will feature Jesse Paris Smith & Rebecca Foon, Michael Stipe, Patti Smith, Flea, Tony Hawk, Ben Harper, Cat Power and more!
Why: Pissing in a river; saving mother earth.