Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 31/01/2021

It’s finally time to lick some eyeballs.


10) Eat The Beat presents Anthony Pappa

6th February

What: Long renowned for his flawless mixing and marathon sets, Anthony Pappa truly is a master of his craft and one of the most respected and revered DJs on the international circuit. The combination of his genuine love for his art, his down to earth, loveable personality and his constant desire to push the musical boundaries at performances all around the world has made Anthony one of the most sought after DJs on the planet. Experience him live in this very special rave.

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.


9) Thick as Thieves feat. Brian Fantana

6th February

What: After last weekend’s sold out party with Boogs, this time Thick as Thieves is celebrating another member of the Thick as Thieves team with Brian Fantana’s long awaited first solo show, where he’ll be playing a special 4 hour closing set at the Third Day warehouse space in North Melbourne!

Why: Spend four pointless hours with a guy named Brian without having to listen to some version of “you are the next caller in the queue, we at Telstra value our customers, please stay on the line”.


8) Arj Barker’s Safe Space

1st February

What: US comedian Arj Barker is working on all-new ideas and all-new jokes in a small basement gig. For an hour he’ll be trying out stuff you’ve never heard before (and some stuff you’ll never hear again). This is the only place you’ll see Arj with his new comedy before he hits the big theatres again, plus there may be a few famous guests.

Why: There’s stuff he cuts from his act?!’s-Safe-Space/d50920e0-61cc-11eb-833c-8d4622c61372


7) React

5th February

What: React’s electronic music was borne from futurism. The concept endured through refraction, a complexity which morphed into something completely original. The new glow is strangely different, yet familiar. Explore the past through the filtered lens of the future. This is trance. This is breaks. This is techno. This is rave. This is house. This is electro. This is experimental. This is acid. It is old and it is new. Stay calm and you will react accordingly. It is what it is.

Why: With that many disclaimers and clarifications you’d think this was an ad for erection pills.


6) Rubix: Electro Swing, Funky House, Bassy Beats

5th February

What: Kick off 2021 with a newly renovated Rubix like you’ve never seen it before and the best party vibes to get you back on the dance-floor! This weeks residents are electro swing legend Mickey Space followed by Tahl on the funky house vibes closing out with Rakish droppin the fat bassy goodness to rumble your chakras.

Why: Perhaps it’s our age, but that last line really implied this music would cause bowel incontinence, which is what we’ve always thought of electro house music, we’ve just never been able to properly articulate it.


5) Bernadette Novembre: Live

6th February

What: After 10 months away from the stage due to COVID-19, Bernadette and her 8-piece band will be bringing the Soul and Rock to The Night Cat once more joined by Funk heavyweights Lake Minnetonka. The night will consist of Soul and Rock classics combined with all original material with a strong late 60’s Rock flavour.

Why: Enjoy 60s soul and rock the only way you should: with lots of alcohol in you.


4) MID CITY: Wishing For The Best Tour

5th March

What: Melbourne Indie-Rockers MID CITY are excited to announce a national tour in celebration of the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP Wishing For The Best, a body of work that flourishes in a narrative landscape that explores the human condition in all its beauty and imperfections. The band has built its foundation on monstrous, uplifting choruses and melodies, and is the result of a strong partnership between chief songwriters Joel Griffith and Ben Woodmason.

Why: A band that explores the human condition? What a revelation.


3) Fed Live Summer Series: Raria, Imogen Spendlove, Dumb Whales

6th February

What: By popular demand, the very best artists from Fed Live’s smash-hit competition are coming to Fed Square, live and in person, to perform – and it’s completely free! From hip hop to thrash pop, melodic musings to indie ballads, Fed Square is coming alive with free music every Saturday for four weeks over summer. It’s all happening inside Fed Oasis, so grab a comfy seat and soak up the vibes across summer.

Why: We’ve never heard of the subgenre “thrash pop” before, but considering the still-looming threat of right wing radicalism, consider it the most appealing kind of thrashing you could get in fed square.


2) Malthouse Outdoor Stage

31st January-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: Lockdown’s been endless, mindless overconsumption of entertainment. We see no reason that should change.


1) Live at the Bowl 

31st January-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.

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