Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 17/01/2021
It’s nearly time to lick strangers again!
5) Michael McDermott: Live
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
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.
3) Jaret Reddick: Cover Song Monday
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
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
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) SWRVE Day Party
What: BBA x THE OPERATIVES x WHOMP. They’re aligning to begin the rebuild of Melbourne city after a 2020 we’re all happy to see the end of! Featuring a night of DnB, Jungle and more! LETS HAVE A RAVE!
Why: “We built this city on unst unst unst”. Yes, that sounds like the anthem this era of humanity deserves.
4) Hottest 100 Rooftop Party
What: Who’s gonna take out the top spot for 2021? HILLTOP HOODS? GLASS ANIMALS? G FLIP? The Top Yard ROOFTOP will be streaming the Triple J countdown and celebrating the hottest tuna from 2020 as part of their annual Hottest 100 Party!
Why: Reflect on the fact that the braying of US politicians might not have actually been the worst thing we had to listen to in 2020.
3) Together Again at the Palais Theatre: Jon Toogood
What: Fans have a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy performances by some of Melbourne’s favourite artists, whilst seated on the Palais’s iconic venue’s stage. This series will celebrate the return of live music with a star-studded line-up of local talent. This iteration will feature NZ rocker atheist, Jon Toogood.
Why: “Avowed atheist”, vloggist and with a kiwi accent? Where do we blow our brains out?
2) Together Again at the Palais Theatre: John Floreani
What: Fans have a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy performances by some of Melbourne’s favourite artists, whilst seated on the Palais’s iconic venue’s stage. This series will celebrate the return of live with a star-studded line-up of local talent. This iteration will feature dark rocker John Floreani.
Why: He has 25000 followers on Instagram and tweets around once a day. We believe that technically makes him an undiscovered, underground indie genius no one knows about.
1) Together Again at the Palais Theatre: Hayley Mary
What: Fans have a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy performances by some of Melbourne’s favourite artists, whilst seated on the Palais’s iconic venue’s stage. This series will celebrate the return of live music with a star-studded line-up of local talent. This iteration will feature Hayley Mary, a wee pocket rocket with the voice of a giant angel.
Why: There’s no better time to strike out and go solo than a time when people will pay anything to see anything live in person.