Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 03/01/2021
At least we’re not on fire this time.
5) Alive At The Bluebird Presents: Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman & Jim Photoglo
What: Award-winning songwriter Gary Burr has been responsible for some of the greatest Pop and Country songs of the last three decades. His songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Faith Hill, Ringo Starr, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, Carole King, Reba, Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera, to name a few. One of Nashville’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, Georgia Middleman has had songs recorded by Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Joe Nichols, Maia Sharp and Sheila E., among many others. Jim Photoglo has musically spanned four decades as both a songwriter and artist, bringing his unique creative voice to the R&B, Pop and Country arenas. He has had cuts with Kenny Rogers, Marty Robbins, Gary Morris, Brenda Lee, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, The Everly Brothers, Dusty Springfield, Leroy Parnell, Patty Loveless, Highway 101, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Neil McCoy, John Anderson and Kathy Mattea. Experience a unique livestreamed concert combining all three of these brilliant talents in a special collaborative concert featuring original songs by these trailblazing artists.
Why: Knowing there was a brain capable of thought behind Christina Aguilera’s releases is one of the most depressing things we’ve learned this year.
4) Hanson: Listener’s Choice
9th & 10th January
What: January’s Hanson (the famous American pop rock band) concerts are flipping the script and putting you in the driver’s seat! You can engage in daily polls, with head-to-head song voting on Twitter putting you in the position to choose and steer the sound and shape of each concert. The concerts, broadcast live from the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa OK, will feature 3 shows at different times designed to cater to different regions of the world.
Why: Choosing out of Hanson’s canon is like choosing between getting your head kicked in once or a tax audit every year until you die, in that both are preferable to solo Robbie Williams.
3) Safety Net: Live
What: Formed in the rubble of a number of scene mainstays, Safety Net uses late-era punk “other” to tap into the space between acoustic and electronic music. With plenty of art project interludes on deck for the livestream, this will not be another jerk-off band practice masquerading as a show.
Why: Turns out there’s more than one Donny Tourette and mass sterilisation clearly has its merits.
2) Tape Deck Mountain: Live
What: Tape Deck Mountain is an American shoegaze/indie rock band founded in 2008 by San Diego native, Travis Trevisan. Pitchfork Media dubbed them ‘dark surf’ and Wild Honey Pie said they were ‘brooding, shoegaze Nirvana’. Their song ‘Ghost Colony’ was featured in Season 2 of Sons of Anarchy. Experience them live.
Why: Nirvana, as brought to you by FX, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.
1) Year of October: Live
What: Year of October is a fuzzed out rock band out of Nashville, TN. With their 4th album entitled ‘Wastelands’, the band has hit their stride combining Black Sabbath like riffs with Amy Winehouse vocals. With their explosive live performances this is not a band you want to miss. Experience them in a live virtual performance.
Why: Recapture the energy of that sweaty Manic Panic dyed teen still living inside you.
5) Boat Party SoundWaves IX
What: Experience an insane private chartered boat party out on the harbour with 2 bars on board, with full on House, Tech House and Techno DJs pumping some serious beats.
Why: The perfect opportunity to puke 2020 out of yourself.
4) All White Party Boat Cruise
What: Come with your friends to experience something amazing and unique. Hop on a harbour-bound boat with a full bar onboard, enjoy yourself all night with the latest Afro-beats and dance away your troubles with guest DJs from interstate and our some of the best local DJs. Dress code is an all white outfit!
Why: Sponsored by Omo.
3) Hooked Boat Party: Vol 3
What: Experience a killer night on the harbour with 4 DJs showcasing their skills, 2 bars and 2 full levels of insane beats!
Why: First one to die of non-COVID related causes gets to crowd surf first.
2) Splash at The Port
What: Experience Sydney’s craziest party club at their new home, The Port! Featuring: Flite, Lil B, Soprano, MC Suga Shane, James Saxman Spy and J-Drumboy!
Why: Let’s hope this new home takes. They left their last home covered in puddles of piss.
1) No Place Like House feat. Robbie Lowe
What: Presenting a night where artists and punters can connect & experiment amongst the soundtrack to late night club culture. Australian dance music mainstay, Robbie Lowe, will usher in a new era in 2021. Known as a true selector, Robbie has been behind some of the great moments our city has seen. Expect him to deliver once again in the fitting underground setting of Club 77.
Why: “The soundtrack to late night club culture” in Sydney. We won’t deny it takes talent to craft a viable dance to the sound of crickets.