Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 21/02/2021
Time, once again, to put on pants.
10) Melbourne Ska Orchestra: Live
What: Melbourne Ska Orchestra are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the stage. Audiences will be blown away by up to 25 musicians performing at a time, and the joyous, energetic vibe of a Melbourne Ska Orchestra gig is one that must be seen to be believed.
Why: Until society manifests a virus that specifically targets fedoras, we will have to keep on dealing with this.
9) PHD presents MELBOURNE MADE
What: PHD once again showcases the best hardstyle DJs Melbourne has to offer! Featuring: SYNTH SOLDIER, DEAN DEE, SOUL T, OVERDRIVE, THE PRINCIPAL, DSTORTED, SYMMETRY and HORSEPLAY.
Why: “Hardstyle”. Think a normal rave, but angrier, louder and with even more people imbued with a false sense of superiority.
8) Warehouse3000 presents Anthony Pappa
What: Long renowned for his flawless mixing and marathon sets, Anthony Pappa’s unique trademark defining “track selection, journey build & precision mixing skills” has seen him become one of Australia’s most successful DJ exports. Experience him on the Warehouse3000 stage in a special open-air performance at one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, The Third Day.
Why: Rub yourselves together in front of a bald, middle aged man who still thinks it appropriate to be in a club full of 20 year olds.
7) Untitled Day Party Series #2 feat. Hayden James
What: Experience the second edition of Untitled’s Day Party series feat. Hayden James (DJ Set) at the urban sanctuary and local stomping ground, The Timber Yard! Supporting him are local legends, Motez, Adult Art Club, Spacey Space, Tiff Cornish and Some Sheila.
Why: It may have seemed society underwent an irreversible shift in consciousness as a result of the pandemic. It’s comforting to know club raves are just as loud, confusing and sweaty as ever.
6) Exhale Day Party
What: Experience an inaugural day party collective showcasing the sounds of techno, house and everything in-between. Bringing you a very special lineup featuring some of your most favourite names, expect nothing but 7 hours of heat from beginning to end. Featuring: Mha iri, William Kiss, Rob Lewis (DJ), Beth Grace, Eli Bury + more.
Why: A buffet-style menu of DJs promising seven hours of heat. Sounds like the best thing post-pandemic-restrictions.
5) Thick As Thieves present BOOGS
What: Coming off a wild last few months of parties, Thick as Thieves returns to the iconic Riva for what promises to be an unforgettable evening of dancing, entertainment and music with Boogs (3 Hour Set), Casey Leaver and Charlie Bagdadis.
Why: …we guess the last few months of an apocalyptic plague can technically be characterised as “wild”.
4) Lune: Live
What: “LUNE is not here to mess around.” A unique, yet diverse aural landscape, equal parts mesmerising and visceral. Melbourne’s LUNE are carving their own path into the world of heavy music with their exciting and refreshing take on Metalcore. Experience them live.
Why: If you can’t make it to this one, just jam an electric drill into your ear and turn it on. It’s roughly the same sensation.
3) Dead Amigos: Live
What: The Dead Amigos, with their unique blend of bluesy stoner rock with underlays of psychedelic and funk, are back in action and can finally do their new single “1in5” justice on stage! Come down and party with these rock n roll bandits who were recently nominated for song of the week for their new single 1in5 by Classic Rock magazine!
Why: Nothing more unique than four stoners whose sound has been described as having a “pub energy”.
2) Malthouse Outdoor Stage
21st February-14th March
What: The new Malthouse Outdoor Stage will host music, comedy, dance, cabaret, talks, and theatre, all in the open air. The stage will open with a line-up of local artists including ARIA-winning jazz and soul prodigy Kaiit, euphoric funk craftsmen Mildlife, and the singular style of Emma Donovan & The Putbacks. The program will continue with comedians taking centre stage, including Lano & Woodley, Eddie Perfect, Anne Edmonds, and Judith Lucy and Denise Scott.
Why: It’s open air. So the miasma of mouth juices has a chance to really expand throughout the atmosphere.
1) Live at the Bowl
21st February-31st March
What: The Sidney Myer Music Bowl will host an open-air season of music, comedy, family-friendly events and more. Applaud as your favourite artists return to the stage in a program of free and ticketed events. Share a socially distanced dance under the stars with friends and family, and reconnect with Melbourne and each other. The first lineup announcement includes: Birds of Tokyo with the MSO, Hannah Gadsby, Human Nature, Daryl Braithwaite & The Black Sorrows, Lime Cordiale, Missy Higgins, Mo’Ju with Orchestra Victoria, Ocean Alley, Soju Gang, Felix Riebl, Ollie McGill & Emma Donovan, Vika & Linda Bull, the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra and many, many more talents.
Why: Because unfortunately mass death in 2020 wasn’t enough to kill off the dregs of 2000-2010.