Top 10 Brisbane Revelry On this week 17/01/2021

Feel the thrill. Then put your pants back on before security’s called.



5) Michael McDermott: Live

22nd January

What: What invisible lines drawn on the earth mean to people on both sides of that said line? How ideologies shape our world, how nationalism is on the rise, and what has happened to the sacred? Are we all in this together? One of the most soul-stirring singer songwriters ever will explore these questions in an intimate, interactive livestreamed performance as only a musician can.

Why: Bob Dylan’s insight was insufficient to save a morally ailing world from a horrific reality…so here’s Michael.


4) Ricky Warwick: I Don’t Feel At Home

17th January

What: Ricky Warwick is a Northern Irish musician and songwriter, and the lead singer with Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. He is also the frontman for the Scottish hard rock band The Almighty, with whom he achieved chart success in the UK throughout the 1990s. Experience him singing live in this uniquely intimate virtual performance.

Why: Hear an Irish rock relic from the late 20th Century voluntarily.’t-Feel-At-Home-(Brisbane)/11446f10-52c3-11eb-833c-8d4622c61372


3) Jaret Reddick: Cover Song Monday

19th January

What: Jaret Reddick of the brilliant rock band Bowling For Soup will be performing in an intimate livestream, taking requests from fans and getting us all through tough times!

Why: Because he’ll NOT be singing Bowling For Soup songs.


2) Fresh Basil: Live

19th January

What: Fresh Basil is a cosmic musical force grounded here on Earth in Nashville, TN. The band features Justin Pellecchia from The Minks, Jaimie Timm of Microwave Mountain, Joe Bisirri of Liz Cooper & The Stampede, and Spencer Sayer of Quiet Oaks respectively. Fresh Basil’s sound can be heard on the debut LP, ‘Midnight Rodeo’…a fluid swirl of melody in harmonic convergence with everything…yinyang…the beginnings of something else entirely. Experience them live.

Why: And just like actual fresh basil, if you’re friends with someone who actively cultivates an appreciation of this band, you’ll never have a single conversation with them in which it doesn’t come up.


1) Alive At The Bluebird Presents: Kendell Marvel, Waylon Payne & Erin Enderlin 

22nd January

What: Kendell Marvel wrote and recorded his new album, Solid Gold Sounds, in a matter of days, but it took a lifetime in country music to get there. Marvel and The Black Keys’ Auerbach co-wrote nine of the album’s 10 songs, drawing on the country sounds of the ‘70s as well as Marvel’s own experiences. The son of golden-age country soul singer Sammi Smith and longtime Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne, Waylon Payne was named for his godfather Waylon Jennings, surrounded by heroes such as Kris Kristofferson as a kid, and raised by his strictly religious grandparents. He honed his own chops on the road with Shelby Lynne before releasing a critically acclaimed debut album called The Drifter in 2004. Enderlin is also a go-to writer for stars looking for heavyweight country with classic panache––Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack” and a host of other songs recorded by Randy Travis, Joey + Rory, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, and more are all Enderlin-penned. See them all performing live in this unique virtual experience.

Why: A band of the people behind the behind the people you love, that you can be almost 100% sure don’t have deep ties to white supremacy.



5) Comedy at Black Bear Lodge

20th January

What: Comedy is coming back to Black Bear Lodge! After a cracking show in December, they’re back in January with a fresh line-up! Experience Black Bear Lodge’s premier night of comedy. Drinks will be flowing!

Why: Get drunk without having to talk to anybody whilst watching someone wildly vulnerable (who isn’t you) eviscerate themselves.


4) Liam Sieker: Live

22nd January

What: Laruche will be taken over by La Messe Music for the first time after a very long lock-down period. After organising events in South America and France, La Messe is proud to organise its first event in Brisbane and bring the best electronic music in a perfect atmosphere. What better way to celebrate this launch than enjoying a LIVE SET from one of the best Progressive House artists in the MELBOURNE music industry LIAM SIEKER!

Why: You’re into what you’re into. And if you’re into progressive house, best you be into it ensconced within the soundproof walls of a below-ground nightclub.


3) Vibe on Vibes

23rd January

What: Àrabanko Events present an exclusive premium Afrobeats party to celebrate the summer vibes! Dress to kill, bring your Sunshades, because they’ve got enough Paparazzi to take shots of all your crew!

Why: There are so many jokes we could make about dressing to kill in 2021, so we’ll leave it to your political affiliations to imagine the punchline.


2) Mister Sister ‘Crazy’ Single Launch

22nd 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


1) Mallrat: Live

23rd January

What: Mallrat, real name Grace Shaw, will play to packed out theatres across the country. These shows will be the culmination of a massive few months for the 21-year-old singer-songwriter-producer, after her third EP Driving Music, catapulted her to a whole new level of international fame.

Why: Quick, before Amazon renders her irrelevant and starts selling her composite parts with same-day shipping.

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