Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 14/04/2019
Got the blues? This week’s for you. The quality of contemporary music is very depressing.
10) Go Study Rooftop Party
What: Imagine a party with great food and drinks, on a Rooftop near the Opera House…and affordable! Yeah, this is happening! Don’t miss it!
Why: Just make sure when you imagine it you don’t go past the point in the dream when it turns into a nightmare and you have to have a large section of your ear removed due to a cancerous melanoma.
9) Easter Night Hi-Hop and Dance Party
What: Relax yourself. Hundreds of people, dancing together. Featuring: Pretty Boy, Swagg and Soulmate. Food and vibes for free.
Why: If there’s one thing that can counter the viscerally horrifying notion of hundreds of sweaty people grinding on each other it’s free food. Just…make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccinations.
8) House of Love
What: This Good Friday Universal is spreading the love across ALL 3 LEVELS of the newly refurbished megaclub, complete with their pimped up laser, lighting & sound rig. Guided by 7 of Sydney’s LOVEd DJ club masters, across 2 pumpin’ dance floors, ready to blow you away with off the hook club remixes, classics, builds & drops.
Why: Screw the fish course. Use protection.
7) Comfy Bed feat. Lucy Cliche, Flower Boy, Loveless, Raquel, AlDente
What: Comfy Grrrl & Bedrock Collective Present: Comfy Bed. A safe, inclusive and comfy club night at Tokyo Sing Song. Immerse yourself in a realm of alluring sounds with live performances & DJ sets from fine tuned Industrial, Techno and Electro selectors.
Why: What’s more comforting than the sound of a cat from the 80s being thrown into an industrial shredder?
6) The Island LIVE Closing Party: Digitalism
What: For the hotly anticipated closing party on Easter Thursday, the Island is bringing you German electronic connoisseurs ‘Digitalism’. Joining Digitalism will be a returning Island LIVE fave, Sydney icon Simon Caldwell. Playing since the early 1990s, Simon’s best known for his genre-spanning DJ sets. Also on the bill is lush tune selector, Luen.
Why: Nothing so brings back memories of charming childhood Easters as a night of hard-styling Germans.
5) Fallen Disco feat. Secret Spade
What: Straight up house, funk and disco vibes to kick start the Easter long weekend featuring Secret Spade – two seasoned legends of the Sydney scene, Yogi of Random Soul and Marcus aka Tikki Tembo. These guys know what’s up and are an extraordinary duo providing live keys, vocals, synths and beats.
Why: Celebrate the season of new life and rebirth and use every method of birth control possible.
4) THIS IS IT: Good Friday
What: After a knockout party on New Year’s Day, THIS IS IT returns to The Oxford Hotel on Good Friday. There’ll be four levels of music, each with it’s own distinct sound. So whether you like house music, camp anthems, club hits or deep underground – they’ve got you covered!
Why: It sure as hell beats listening to the orchestrated refrains of your least tolerant relatives.
3) TMP 212 Music Festival
What: The music producer presents: 212 Music Festival. 10 Bands + Supergroups. Featuring: With You in the Furnace, Mary Jane’s Love Affair, Kody, Halfwait, Red Velvet, Amish Tech Support, Salty Tenders, Sun Creeps, Apollo’s Garage, Space Boy and more.
Why: Nothing says ‘contemporary indie music festival’ like a term for poprock groups with mass appeal popularised in the 1960s.
2) The Sydney Royal Easter Show
What: The Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture, from rural traditions to modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone. Every Easter, the country and city join together at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, for nine days of agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more.
Why: Judge the potency of a dog, decorate the carousel in bile-infused Cheese Burger Pie and romantically lather a chicken all at once. It is truly a singular event.
1) Byron Bay Bluesfest
What: Australia’s premier music festival. More than 200 performances on 5 stages over 5 days, camping, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment. This year’s 30th Anniversary features the likes of Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley, Norah Jones, Paul Kelly and Iggy Pop amongst many, many others.
Why: A music festival featuring both Iggy Pop and…ska music. This is a disturbing future.