Top 10 Australia Revelry On this week 29/11/2020 (COVID-19 EDITION)
10) LP Giobbi’s House Hymns
What: LP Giobbi is a producer-DJ-music director-synth warrior goddess born draped in sequins and cloaked in fog at a seance in the mountains of Oregon. Experience her unique sound in this livestreamed performance.
Why: We don’t generally believe in the occult, but if a demonic seance is responsible for the proliferation of synthwave it would explain a lot.
9) Victory Boyd: Live from The Secret Place
What: You are invited to experience a spectacular holiday concert, streaming to you live from The Secret Place Studios! Hosted by ROCNATION, experience Detroit R&B recording artist Victory Boyd with appearances from Infinity Song and other extraordinary talents.
Why: Because even during the holiday season, you cannot escape the sound of Americans caterwauling.
8) Elizabeth and the Catapult: Live from Rockwood Music Hall
What: Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter from New York, living and working in Brooklyn. Always writing, Elizabeth has narrowed her vast collection of previously unrecorded material down to her fourth full-length studio album Keepsake, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and featuring collaborations with Richard Swift (The Shins). Keepsake is her most personal and cohesive record yet, comprised of both upbeat and sentimental songs, many of which came to her in dreams. Experience this record performed live.
Why: Because in this unendingly chaotic existence perhaps the one thing we can all rely upon is the continuous manufacturing of an endless line of indie pop clones.
7) Molly Tuttle: Live from The Basement Nashville
What: Molly Tuttle is a vocalist, songwriter, banjo player and guitarist, recording artist and teacher in the bluegrass tradition, noted for her flatpicking, clawhammer, and crosspicking guitar prowess. Experience her unique talents in a livestreamed call for social change.
Why: History will read: ‘A world gripped by economic catastrophe, disease, famine and institutionalised prejudice was saved from ruin by Molly and her clawhammer technique’.
6) Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays
What: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and pop singer Darlene Love is continuing her tradition of performing Christmas shows, this year with virtual concert “Love for the Holidays” streamed from New York’s Sony Hall.
Why: A woman from an age in which the stage name ‘Darlene Love’ could refer to something other than a porn star.
5) Evanescence: The Bitter Truth
What: Evanescence will be performing songs from their upcoming album The Bitter Truth as well as fan-favourite tunes live for a streamed concert.
Why: You’re old enough to confront that stage in your teen life you’ve been denying for the past ten years ever existed.
4) The Hold Steady: Massive Nights
4th, 5th & 6th December
What: Brooklyn rock band The Hold Steady are streaming their Massive Nights event, a multi-night celebration of music and community, from New York’s Brooklyn Bowl.
Why: For those of you who just haven’t had enough of Brooklynites screaming at you.
3) At Home With Lindsey Buckingham
What: Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham is livestreaming a performance titled “At Home With Lindsey Buckingham”, with a Q&A and a live musical performance.
Why: Remember when old rockers would just fade quietly into obsolescence? No, we don’t either.
2) Liam Gallagher: Down by the River Thames
What: Liam Gallagher is performing live for a global event he’s calling “Down by the River Thames.” For the show, he’ll be performing Oasis classics as well as songs from his solo career while floating down the river on a barge.
Why: Two legs, cocaine and a barge. Bosh.
1) Alice in Chains: Museum of Pop Culture
What: Alice in Chains will be honoured by the Museum of Pop Culture. The livestreamed event will feature tribute performances by Metallica, Billy Corgan, Duff McKagan, and many more. Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello, Robert Downey Jr. and others are also set for special appearances.
Why: No, we have no idea why Robert Downey Jr. is set to appear either, but just be thankful Bill Murray isn’t also showing up for no reason. There are enough irrelevant, overvalued idols here.