Top 10 Brisbane Revelry On this week 20/12/2020
Take off those sweat pants and repress that mental illness. It’s time for you to step out!
5) Dance Gavin Dance: Live
What: Rock band Dance Gavin Dance will be performing live in a worldwide virtual concert from the Sacramento Tower Bridge. The setlist is fan-voted, and will include songs the band has never done live before.
Why: Not the worst instance of screaming emanating from the Sacramento Tower Bridge.
4) Bad Religion: Decades
What: Bad Religion celebrates 40 years with the release of Decades, a four-episode streaming event filmed live at The Roxy in Hollywood, California. This episode will feature Bad Religion exploring songs from The New America, The Process of Belief, The Empire Strikes First, and New Maps of Hell. They will discuss what it was like being young punks in a world of Pacman, Reaganomics, and Televangelism.
Why: Hear your cool older relatives talk about the 80s as though they were fraught with uncertainty.
3) Mary-Elaine Jenkins: Live at Rockwood Music Hall
What: Mary-Elaine Jenkins’ music sounds like a premonition. Like sweat and perfume. Bourbon and salt water. Spanish moss on ruins. A product of her upbringing amidst the canopy of her Lowcountry family tree, Mary-Elaine carries herself as if she had never left the humidity of the coast. Experience her unique sound in an intimate livestreamed virtual performance.
Why: If you can come up with a simile hinting charming backwoods incest, her marketing team would love to hear from you.
2) Fleet Foxes: A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream
What: Indie folk band Fleet Foxes are hosting their first official livestream, titled ‘A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream’. The show will feature a solo acoustic performance by frontman and songwriter Robin Pecknold, with a one song guest appearance from the Resistance Revival Chorus.
What: Celebrate the solstice with Fleet Foxes because your acquaintances still don’t appreciate how much of a cartoonishly arrogant hipster you are.
1) Dua Lipa: Pandora Live
What: Dua Lipa is performing for the final Pandora Live series, which will also feature an in-depth conversation with the artist. There will also be an opportunity for fans to participate in a virtual pre-show meet-and-greet and trivia.
Why: There is no hope in this world’s pandora’s box. Just another bloody streaming service.
5) Som de Calçada FORRÓ
What: Som de Calçada Forró (an electric Brazilian music and dance style) night is back! With the restrictions easing in Queensland, it’s finally time to be in one space to dance to some hot Brazilian DJ beats!
What: Well, there’s no point easing out of restrictions or practicing caution, is there? Everybody dry hump!
4) The MET presents Choomba + UK Bass Night
What: Rave lords Choomba are back on the main stage for a massive Boxing Day bash and the first UK bass night of 2020!
Why: If you’re the kind of person already into rave music, you probably have no issue with the name ‘Choomba’. So there’s nothing more for us to say.
3) Brisbane RnB Jam
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.
2) They Might Be Bears: Live
What: Come experience They Might Be Bears and Da’vaim play live for a killer Christmas Eve heavy metal show at The Flamin’ Galah!
Why: The best music genre to experience after year-round virus paranoia. The one with the most flecks of spit flying out of the performers’ mouths.
1) Factory Summer Festival
What: After three huge years serving up summer on the West Coast, Factory Summer Festival is coming to the Brisbane Showgrounds! With an epic roster of the best Aussie talent and loads of activations, installations and bars to explore and enjoy, the Showgrounds will be transformed into the ultimate live performance fairground. The line up will feature: Anna Lunoe, Benson, Dirty South, Discovery Daft Punk Tribute, Elise Keddie, Example, Graace, Hayden James, Hermitude, Illy, Lucille Croft, Motez, Nina Las Vegas, Northeast Party House, Peking Duk [DJ Set]. The Presets, ShockOne, Stace Cadet, Triplettt, Vera Blue and What So Not.
Why: We’re not going to lie, we’ve heard of very few of these performers. But if the few we know of are an indication of the standard of quality… Brilliant! Bars plural!