Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 14/03/2021
10) The New Graces: Live
What: The New Graces have stormed the Australian music scene, with their album “Seasons” peaking at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Album Chart, and nominated for 4 Golden Guitars at the Australian Country Music Awards, Melanie Horsnell, Kate Burke and Robyn Martin are all seasoned musicians in their own right. Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, their music is flavoured with guitar, double bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and three part harmonies plus a little desert heat-haze that could only be Australian. Experience them live.
Why: Because what all Australians are really feeling right now is pride in their country.
9) Ball Park Music & Thelma Plum: Live
What: Ball Park Music have distilled the essence of Australian summer into an irresistible brand of indie pop that’s only gotten better and better over 6 albums and 10 years as “Australia’s Loveliest Band”. Thelma Plum is a brilliant, important artist with a compelling voice and lyrics you can’t ignore, whose triumphant “Better In Blak” was one of the best Australian indie/pop albums of 2019. Experience them both live.
Why: Don’t worry if the speaker system sucks on the day. It’s indie pop. The lyrics are the same as they have always been.
8) The Indie Groove
What: The Indie Groove has teamed up with the famous Burdekin Hotel on Oxford Street to bring you the best of the best…LIVE! From the venue that brings you AM//PM and WeLove Fridays, you now have the perfect night to come and experience first hand the brand new music Australia has to offer. Experience the very best in new Aussie music, and maybe even get some trivia and drag in while you’re at it! This week features: Nicole Chufi, Jet City Sports Club and BELLE.
Why: They say by the age of 30 one stops listening to new music. So if you’re over the age of 30, get in quick, now, before your bones start disintegrating and the social media algorithm categorises you as too irrelevant to receive targeted advertising.
7) Young Henry’s Live Lounge feat. The Wattles & Aloe Vera
What: Young Henry’s and Kelly’s on King present The Wattles and Aloe Vera. The Wattles are an Indie band from Sydney. The Wattles formed in 2020 and since have sold out shows. The band have just released a spellbinding new single, ‘Invisibility’, which captures their new sound and drive. Aloe Vera is the new project from Sydney, whose dreamy indie pop songs evoke reminiscence and nostalgia like looking into a sepia toned photograph.
Why: If you’re old enough to legitimately experience nostalgia via a sepia-toned photograph, you’re definitely dead, so this is irrelevant.
6) Pretty Masc.
What: This is a nightclub like you’ve never seen. The iconic Home The Venue is being stripped, waxed and redecorated as a sexy, scandalous slumber party. The entire floor space is being transformed, with Queen size beds for guests to recline, relax and enjoy dazzling entertainment custom-choreographed for the event, complete with champagne and bedside service. Experience a night of sensual, sexy, gender bending, boundary breaking fun at the daring new production, designed specifically for Home The Venue. Pretty Masc. features a knockout lineup of entertainers, including the jaw-dropping pole stylings of Blue Phoenix, the drag sensation Twiggy Styx, unforgettable circus performances by Marlena Dalí, and much, much more.
Why: Because 2020 didn’t cover you in enough of your own sweat and bed sores.
5) Sounds Of The Underground
What: Trance Central is bringing you a truly unique experience by bringing some local legends of classic and hard trance together for you all. Join Yoshi, Bexta, Amber Savage, Toby Matrix, Peewee Ferris & Binary Finary. Sydney, it’s time you heard the music you love loud. It’s time to come together.
Why: Just because the standard for horror was raised during 2020 doesn’t mean the horrors of the 2010s disappeared.
4) Sunset Piazza
What: If you had any doubts that live music and comedy are back, big time, then you need to check out Sydney’s brand new pop-up outdoor venue and concert series in the heart of the city. The Sunset Piazza is in Cathedral Square, opposite Hyde Park, bringing with it 32 nights of music and comedy under the watch of the beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral. Sunset Piazza offers the kind of night out in the city you’ve been craving. Visit a local restaurant before the show or grab a bite to eat from on-site artisan providores serving panini and antipasti. Enjoy a pre-show drink from the bar, and settle in for a selection of Sydney’s best DJs, pre-show. Some astonishing talent will be playing, across the full spectrum of genres: think Ben Lee, Alex the Astronaut, the Umbilical Brothers, Opera Australia, Lawrence Mooney, Lizzy Hoo, and JK-47. Sydney’s favourite jazz vocalist Emma Pask; classical music mavericks Ensemble Offspring; and purveyors of queer parties and good times, Heaps Gay also join the program.
Why: Get pissed, eat paninis and watch Heaps Gay in front of a church. We’re often hard on Sydney but sometimes it just pulls it off.
3) Vera Blue and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Live
What: Folk artist Vera Blue and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will be joining forces for their debut performance together for her “Everything is Wonderful” show. Fans will be transported to a whole new world of Vera Blue, taken on an orchestral journey through her incredible catalogue over a magical evening.
Why: Indie, but slightly less insipid; a symphony, but slightly more palatable.
2) Sydney St Patrick’s Day Festival
What: The Sydney St Patrick’s Day Festival is returning to The Rocks for a family-friendly, free event. Kicking off at 11am with a traditional smoking ceremony, festival goers can enjoy some toe-tapping live music from some of Sydney’s best-known Irish acts, world-class Irish dance performances, taste some of the best Irish food Sydney has to offer all while overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House. Clann, Cultur agus Damhsa is the order of the day at MCA with a pop up Gaeltacht, art & craft tent and Irish dance displays throughout the day. There’ll be giant Irish hats, Irish harps and green post boxes scattered around the lawn making for the perfect photo opportunity.
Why: The one day a year when people without Irish ancestry can celebrate Irish culture without immediately indicating to everyone that they’re one half-step away from shouting “white power”!
1) Client Liaison, Confidence Man & Touch Sensitive: Live
What: Get your tongue in your cheek and a patch of grass in the Domain for a summer-ready dose of electronicool courtesy of Australia’s 3 premiere purveryors of time travelling future funk with 80s to noughties roots: Client Liaison, Confidence Man & Touch Sensitive!
Why: Funk’s back! Because zombifying the whole of the eighties does not allow one to pick and choose.