Top 10 Australia Revelry On this week 28/06/2020 (COVID-19 EDITION)
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10) Zac Brown Band (Live)
What: Zac Brown Band kicks off the long weekend with a livestream concert benefiting Camp Southern Ground. “Not only do we have the opportunity to perform for our fans for the first time in a while, but more importantly, we can raise crucial funds that support the mental health and well being of our veterans,” said Zac Brown, who founded the non-profit.
Why: Yes, he’s an American Country musician. But his name’s Zac. So we’re 60% sure he’s not a neo-nazi.
9) Royal Albert Home: Guy Chambers
What: Guy Chambers, one of the UK’s most successful living songwriters, will deliver an exclusive set from his home as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions. Chambers released his first piano album in 2019, entitled Go Gentle into the Light, which features a selection of solo interpretations of these many hits. In this special Royal Albert Home session Guy will be performing a handful of songs from the album, including versions of some of his classic Robbie Williams hits.
Why: This isn’t your mother’s intimate livestreamed concert. Even she doesn’t consider Robbie Williams relevant anymore.
8) The Dollyrots ‘Our Albums Go Acoustic’ Part 2
What: The Dollyrots are STILL staying home to #BEATTHEVIRUS! Since their Spring tour has been postponed they’re going to use this time to revisit their albums. This is an acoustic-style live stream, with lots of stories and interaction with fans in the chat room. For this show The Dollyrots will be playing the remaining songs from their “Girl Groups & Punk Beats” covers collection, the cuts that weren’t included in the last Stageit. That means tunes by The Offspring, Tom Petty, Katrina & The Waves, and tons more!
Why: ‘I’m Walking on Sunshine’ as performed by an indie punk band. It’s every Edgar-Wright-without-Simon-Pegg aficionado’s dream soundtrack.
7) Eric After Dark
What: Eric Benet is doing a 90-minute set called “Eric After Dark” that will include fan-favorite songs and a Q&A. Jon B. will also be performing.
Why: A brief interlude of neo-soul in between the sounds of humanity in a bloody blender.
6) Front Row Seat: Live At Your House
What: Richard Marx is hosting his first ever virtual, solo acoustic concert “Front Row Seat: Live At Your House,” streaming live from Los Angeles.
Why: The most alive and second most hip Marx to appear in your browser history.
5) A Capitol Fourth
What: PBS’ A Capitol Fourth will be livestreaming internationally. This year, the show is hosted by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams featuring performances by Patti LaBelle, John Fogerty, Renée Fleming, The Temptations, Trace Adkins, Andy Grammer, Yolanda Adams, Brantley Gilbert, Lauren Alaina, Chrissy Metz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Mandy Gonzalez and the National Symphony Orchestra, with live fireworks from Washington, D.C.
Why: Forget the US that is with the US that recently was as personified by John Stamos and Vanessa Williams, the “huh, alright” of US talent.
4) BFI Pride House Party
What: Celebrate all the colours of the LGBTQIA+ rainbow with a screening of Pride and Protest, a film programmed for this year’s BFI Flare, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers and a special edition of Queer House Party.
Why: Activism, indie documentary film-making, virtual house party. It’s the I-Preternaturally-Know-Youth-Slang-In-Current-Circulation Generation trifecta.
3) Electric Enemy: Virtual World Tour
What: 4-piece from London band, Electric Enemy, are setting off on their first-ever Virtual World Tour! This tour follows the release of their single ‘Heartache Melody’, which is already making waves throughout speakers all over the world!
Why: Remember when ‘4-piece’ didn’t have to be specified when referencing a generic young rock band? Because these guys sure don’t.
2) Bang Bang Romeo: Virtual World Tour
What: Right outta the UK, Bang Bang Romeo have just announced their first-ever Virtual World Tour, streaming all over the globe this month. With the entire world on lockdown, the band have been itching to play for their fans, jumping at the opportunity to play exclusive shows to the world.
Why: They use a lot of emoji in their Twitter posts. So we assume they’re currently relevant.
1) Joan Jett and The Blackhearts Live
What: Experience a limited capacity, stripped down virtual performance by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
Why: Coming to you less dead than you thought.