Top 10 Brisbane Revelry On this week 03/01/2021

Do you remember when you lost your mind? It was right around the time Ska made a comeback.



5) Alive At The Bluebird Presents: Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman & Jim Photoglo

8th January

What: Award-winning songwriter Gary Burr has been responsible for some of the greatest Pop and Country songs of the last three decades. His songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Faith Hill, Ringo Starr, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Carole King, Reba, Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera, to name a few.  One of Nashville’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, Georgia Middleman has had songs recorded by Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Joe Nichols, Maia Sharp and Sheila E., among many others. Jim Photoglo has musically spanned four decades as both a songwriter and artist, bringing his unique creative voice to the R&B, Pop and Country arenas. He has had cuts with Kenny Rogers, Marty Robbins, Gary Morris, Brenda Lee, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, The Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Leroy Parnell, Patty Loveless, Highway 101, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Neil McCoy, John Anderson and Kathy Mattea. Experience a unique livestreamed concert combining all three of these brilliant talents in a special collaborative concert featuring original songs by these trailblazing artists.

Why: Knowing there was a brain capable of thought behind Christina Aguilera’s releases is one of the most depressing things we’ve learned this year.


4) Hanson: Listener’s Choice

9th & 10th January

What: January’s Hanson (the famous American pop rock band) concerts are flipping the script and putting you in the driver’s seat! You can engage in daily polls, with head-to-head song voting on Twitter putting you in the position to choose and steer the sound and shape of each concert. The concerts, broadcast live from the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa OK, will feature 3 shows at different times designed to cater to different regions of the world.

Why: Choosing out of Hanson’s canon is like choosing between getting your head kicked in once or a tax audit every year until you die in that both are preferable to solo Robbie Williams.


3) Safety Net: Live

9th January

What: Formed in the rubble of a number of scene mainstays, Safety Net uses late-era punk “other” to tap into the space between acoustic and electronic music. With plenty of art project interludes on deck for the livestream, this will not be another jerk-off band practice masquerading as a show.

Why: Turns out there’s more than one Donny Tourette and mass sterilisation clearly has its merits.


2) Tape Deck Mountain: Live

10th January

What: Tape Deck Mountain is an American shoegaze/indie rock band founded in 2008 by San Diego native, Travis Trevisan. Pitchfork Media dubbed them ‘dark surf’ and Wild Honey Pie said they were ‘brooding, shoegaze Nirvana’. Their song ‘Ghost Colony’ was featured in Season 2 of Sons of Anarchy. Experience them live.

Why: Nirvana, as brought to you by FX, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.


1) Year of October: Live 

8th January

What: Year of October is a fuzzed out rock band out of Nashville, TN. With their 4th album entitled ‘Wastelands’, the band has hit their stride combining Black Sabbath like riffs with Amy Winehouse vocals. With their explosive live performances this is not a band you want to miss. Experience them in a live virtual performance.

Why: Recapture the energy of that sweaty Manic Panic dyed teen still living inside you.



5) Brisbane RnB Jam

5th January

What: Showcasing some of the best artists going around in an environment that suits all music lovers from soul, hip hop, RnB, and just all-round good music. If RnB is your jam then you have come to the right place.

Why: And if it isn’t your jam, come anyway. It’s any place that’s not your house.


4) Syrup & Great Sage

8th January

What: The Harbour Agency is proud to present Syrup + Great Sage Live from the Brightside! Syrup is the funk laden musical project of childhood friends Harry Pratt and Henry Anderson. In a stage of redefinition, the duo have moved further down the path of nostalgia with references to old-school disco utilising the luxuries of modern production. In the live music world Syrup transforms into a 3 piece, where they add live drums at the hands of Lachlan Bambach. Great Sage was formed late in 2018, and is lead by the creative intelligence of Troy Doolan (of First Beige). Together with Padraig Wilson and monozygotic twins Jake and Aaron Smeal, Doolan writes, performs and carefully curates the audio and visual experience that is/of Great Sage. With an exceptional ability to capture an audience through a compelling and imaginative live performance, Great Sage is more than just the music.

Why: Funk, processed; Jazz, mangled; Ears, destroyed; Drink, now.


3) The Return of Shokk Events

9th January

What: Shokk Events, the gods of Queensland’s leading hard EDM raves, are going to begin 2021 and their return in the biggest and best way possible! Expect a full-scaled Shokk Events production at Brisbane’s iconic Fortitude Music Hall with support from Queensland’s finest local DJs!

Why: Shokk Events – the OG super-spreaders of the rave pandemic.


2) Terror Parade with Sentiment and Tetrament

9th January

What: It’s time we start the new year off right and the only right way to do that is with some heavy metal! This night will open with the lead laden riff machine known only as Tetrament who have been cutting their teeth throughout 2020 despite all that sh*tshow of a year could throw at them. Following them will be Sydney’s Noveaux, an unwashed quartet of central coast slime and soundscapes. They’ll be bringing their aggressive industrial sound to Brisbane for the first time in their career. The night’s aural festivities will climax with a performance equally dark and talented Terror Parade. This female fronted, horror themed outfit managed to drop a well-received EP “Hollywood Dead” as well as drop a killer film clip that was nominated twice for awards at the Hellbound Horror Festival. When they hit the stage it isn’t just another band, it’s a horror filled night out. Come see these amazing acts with your own eyes!

Why: There’s no better way to toast the near end of a viral pandemic than by bathing in the spit flecks of some sweaty guy with a blonde mohawk.


1) Mister Sister ‘Crazy’ Single Launch

8th January

What: Your favourite rock n roll party Mister Sister are releasing their second single ‘Crazy’ At The Black Bear Lodge! Joining them are the beautiful brits Brixton Alley, Brisbane Sunshine’s Lost Goat Found and new boys on the block Daisy and the White Jacket. This is going to be one heck of a party!

Why: A cellist and a pianist walk into a bar with a Mac full of Audacity mixes. The punchline is 2000-2021.‘Crazy’-Single-Launch/9819c460-4bc8-11eb-96b7-b132cf2a7536

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