Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 04/08/2019
This is a revelatory week. Who knew John Paul Young was still alive?
10) Up For it!
What: The Promoters of UP FOR IT! Sydney’s legendary classics and anthems nights (circa 1996 – 1999) invite you to a celebration of house music from 1988 to the present times. DJ’s playing vinyl and/or digital sets: Rob Tissera (UK), Mal Russell, Sally Sound, Sharyn Brand, Nick Field & Andrew James.
Why: Nothing says ‘progress’ like hearing 31 years worth of different ways to scream ‘move your body’. Though there is one thing that’s changed since the 80s. The cost of a vinyl record has somehow skyrocketed.
9) Techno In The Vault
What: Deep down in Sydney’s dungeons …it’s techno in the Vault. A techno rave to end all others. Featuring: Jateen, Matt Buckland, Alaya and Deebee.
Why: Finally. A techno rave we can get behind. One located underground, surrounded by thick, soundproof walls.
8) This Is Living #24 feat. Jasmine Speers
What: A live wintertime session featuring the deep House grooves and melodic techno talents of Jasmine Speers, Justin Muscat, Karmel Jager, Ben Dom and Dr Afterhours. There’ll be open decks from 10pm, so bring your usb and try out your own talents at the DJ helm.
Why: We’re oft derogatory about open mics in their usual form – slam poetry, prop comedy, parliamentary sessions. We had no idea that the worst was yet to come. An open mic for DJs. At least it begins after 10pm. You might just be drunk enough to be immune to the majority of audible frequencies.
7) CODE #10 feat. Fourjak
What: Perth based DJ Fourjak leads this Tech House rave alongside Gelassenheit, Rui Guillen, William Samuel and Sansom. Come dance to his chunky jackin/rolling bass lines and groovy melodies.
Why: At the very least, come to discover what exactly ‘chunky jackin’ means when applied to a form of music as opposed to a fast food breakfast item.
6) The Wall feat. Point Clare and Ari San
What: One of Sydney’s most unique dance-electro producers, POINT CLARE makes his Wall x HTV debut with a fresh new EP added to his arsenal. Come experience him live.
Why: This truly is a feat. A unique dance-electro producer. Though we feel we have to clarify that they’ve not specified in what capacity he is unique. We can’t rule out a night of the same old s*** spun by a one-eyed Mormon with a prehensile tail.
5) Rum Club Gets Overproof
What: Rum in the navy was all about rums that could even light gunpowder and many of these rums are still around today. In honour of Black Tot day, enjoy an overproof rum tasting with some of the strongest and most intense rums available on the market.
Why: Finally. An event that understands the role of human organs on a drunken night out: canon fodder.
4) 13th Annual Sydney Underground Film Festival Program Reveal Party
What: Come and join the team behind the Sydney Underground Film Festival, as they let the (black) cat out of the bag for lucky festival edition #13! DJ Brynster of Cult Projections will spin some classic film tunes, while you can enjoy nibbles and beer and wine and get a sneak peak of what’s in store for SUFF 2019.
Why: Grease up those sphincters. The Underground Film Festival is launching and they’re aiming right for the hole with the most star power.
3) Let It Be Tour
9th & 10th August
What: Five Australian music legends – John Paul Young, Russell Morris, Glenn Shorrock, Doug Parkinson and Jack Jones – accompanied by the extraordinary 12 piece Day Tripper Band will perform two hours of the most popular Lennon/McCartney songs including Yesterday, Norwegian Wood, Let It Be, Dear Prudence, Eleanor Rigby, Come Together, Hey Jude and many more.
Why: It’s a cheap shot to point out the contradiction inherent in calling a tour symptomatic of the necrophilic obsession with the Beatles’ greatest hits ‘Let It Be’. But we recently shelled out twenty bucks to sit through almost half of the film ‘Yesterday’. So it may be a cheap shot, but we’re just trying to put ourselves financially back in the black.
2) Hugh Jackman – The Man. The Music. The Show.
What: Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman will be bringing his The Man. The Music. The Show. WORLD TOUR to Australia in August this year. Produced by TEG DAINTY the tour will see Jackman perform a new show with hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.
Why: He’ll never be Wolverine again. But that doesn’t mean he’s finished attempting to break the sound barrier with his howl-based oeuvre.
1) Sydney Guitar Festival
What: Sydney’s premier guitar event, the festival celebrates the diverse instrument’s rich history. Leading the lineup is Australia’s world acclaimed acoustic guitar icon Tommy Emmanuel CGP. From classical to blues, acoustic to rock, this festival is the perfect chance to see some of Australia and the world’s best guitarists doing what they do best.
Why: It’s 2019, so we’re not quite sure what ‘doing what they do best’ means exactly. It’s impossible to keep up with common drug parlance these days.