Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 12/01/2020
Cause of death: Camembert and smoke inhalation.
10) Novel presents Denis Sulta & Bradley Zero
What: Following a huge performance at Pitch Music & Arts 2019, Denis Sulta’s dedicated fanbase is growing exponentially, making him one of the most talked about artists today. With multiple releases on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Numbers and his own imprint Sulta Selects, his 2019 debut album ‘Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd’ released on Ninja Tune perfectly encapsulates his unique sound; opulent, punchy, and driving.
Why: ‘Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd’. Aye Spoake Te Sumwuhn & They Listenhd.
9) Benefit Show feat. Pierce Brothers, Didirri & Steve Cousins
What: On Monday at the Corner Hotel Pierce Brothers, Didirri, Jack Botts Music and Steve Cousins will take the stage for a special benefit show to raise much needed funds for the Bushfire Disaster Appeal, RFS in NSW, CFA in Victoria, WIRES (Wildlife Rescue) and Fire Relief Fund For First Nations Communities.
Why: He who has no charity deserves no mercy. Well, turns out you’re pretty screwed either way. On one side, karmic justice, the other, indie bands.
8) Make it Rain (Bushfire Relief Show)
What: This Sunday at the Corner Hotel, Illy, Seth Sentry, Alice Ivy, Nerve, Kuren and Francois are performing at a special benefit show to raise funds for the Bushfire Disaster Appeal, Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities, CFA, WIRES (Wildlife Rescue). 100% of profits from the show will be donated and the Corner Hotel will also be donating $1 from every drink sold to the causes mentioned.
Why: Self-sacrifice to help your fellow humans. Monetarily as well.
7) Hollow Coves ‘Moments’ Tour
What: As affirmed by nearly 200 million total streams for the 2017 debut EP Wanderlust and praise from Billboard, Clash, and OnesToWatch, Hollow Coves carry light within an eloquent, engaging, and entrancing take on indie folk. Evoking comparisons to everyone from Simon & Garfunkel to Ben Howard, Angus and Julia Stone, and even Coldplay, their Wanderlust EP quietly emerged as a phenomenon. The Brisbane duo, Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins, will strengthen a powerful two-way dialogue with listeners worldwide on their upcoming, full-length debut, Moments.
Why: They’ve been compared to Coldplay. So like Coldplay, but not as good. Like Coldplay but not as good. Not as good…as Coldplay.
6) Obituary ‘Cause Of Death’ Tour
What: Obituary remains one of the most influential and groundbreaking bands in the death metal genre, one which they helped to create. Combining hyper-speed guitar riffing, complex arrangements and guttural screams, the band created a bleak and violent soundscape for metal fans worldwide. In 1990 Obituary released the album ‘Cause Of Death’. One considered a classic in the history of the death metal genre, a masterpiece that has stood the test of time and, to this day, remains as a must have album for any death metal fan. Celebrating 30 years since its release, Obituary return to Australia to play the album in full, plus a choice selection of death metal cuts from their early years!
Why: Unfamiliar with their canon? Place an electric screwdriver deep in your ear canal and switch it on. Whatever follows will be far less sensorially invasive than listening to one of their songs.
5) Orville Peck 2020 Tour (Extra Show)
What: Having recently announced his debut tour of Australia and New Zealand, enigmatic country star Orville Peck has announced an upgrade for his Melbourne show due to overwhelming demand. Fans in Melbourne will now be able to catch Orville and his bandmates at the Corner Hotel. His debut album Pony features the official videos and singles “Dead of Night,” “Turn to Hate,” “Big Sky,” “Hope To Die” and “Buffalo Run”. “It’s a country record, built out of broken-glass heartbreak, tearful melodies, and sweeping, deserted drama, wandering from one blackened torch song to the next […] Peck sings about longing, meanness, and impossible loneliness in a harrowing baritone.” – The FADER.
Why: A blackened torch song. Just what Victoria needs right now.
4) The Angels and Boom Crash Opera (Live)
What: The Angels and Boom Crash Opera. Two legendary Australian bands. One stage. It’s called Sideshow, because while the bands are on 2020’s monstrous Red Hot Summer Tour they’re teaming up for a series of Friday night shows around the country. No rest for the wicked. The Angels and Boom Crash Opera have 27 Top 40 hits between them, including the Aussie classics ‘Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again’, ‘No Secrets’ and ‘Take A Long Line’; and ‘The Best Thing’, ‘Dancing In The Storm’ and ‘Great Wall’. This is one Sideshow you won’t want to miss.
Why: Prepare yourself emotionally for your father’s imminent deathbed with a band of old men singing “I love you, I need you”.
3) So Frenchy So Chic
What: This January, Australia’s one-of-a-kind French music and culinary festival, So Frenchy So Chic returns to bring the newest and most-loved musical acts direct from France to Melbourne and Sydney. With exciting new foodie partners, a hand-selected choice of wines and experiences for the entire family, SFSC will once again be offering a sensory destination of a different kind to audiences seeking a Gallic hit of culture in the middle of the Australian summer. Meet the new Gallic disco queen Corine, uncover new music from French royalty Lou Doillon, celebrate Nouvelle Vague’s 15th anniversary, fall in love with the ever soulful Tété and dance along with Gotan Project’s Philippe Cohen Solal DJ set.
Why: Note: “A Gallic hit” does not refer to a French union boss punching a random tourist in the neck.
2) Red Hot Summer Tour 2020 feat. Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera
What: The Red Hot Summer Tour celebrates 10 years of Red Hot Rock in 2020 and in true style, organisers have put together an incredible all Australian line-up for a massive series of dates. In an incredible coup for music-fans, ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors are reuniting to headline the 2020 tour, bringing with them special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera.
Why: A lineup of rockers so hardcore they haven’t as of yet cancelled due to fears concerning air quality.
What: The one-day, one-stage music festival returns featuring Brockhampton, Kaytranada, Lizzo Madeon, Jax Jones, Giggs, Rico Nasty, Medusa, Chillinit, Whipped Cream, Dombresky and Nina Jirachi. One Stage. No Clashes. Party Together.
Why: It’s a genius marketing tactic this ‘FOMO’ concept. You could really market anything using it. Toilet cleaner. Make-up. Nazism.