Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 20/12/2020

Jingle your bells. There’s no shame in it and it’s been a stressful year.



5) Dance Gavin Dance: Live

20th December

What: Rock band Dance Gavin Dance will be performing live in a worldwide virtual concert from the Sacramento Tower Bridge. The setlist is fan-voted, and will include songs the band has never done live before.

Why: Not the worst instance of screaming emanating from the Sacramento Tower Bridge.


4) Bad Religion: Decades 

27th December

What: Bad Religion celebrates 40 years with the release of Decades, a four-episode streaming event filmed live at The Roxy in Hollywood, California. This episode will feature Bad Religion exploring songs from The New America, The Process of Belief, The Empire Strikes First, and New Maps of Hell. They will discuss what it was like being young punks in a world of Pacman, Reaganomics, and Televangelism.

Why: Hear your cool older relatives talk about the 80s as though they were fraught with uncertainty.


3) Mary-Elaine Jenkins: Live at Rockwood Music Hall

24th December

What: Mary-Elaine Jenkins’ music sounds like a premonition. Like sweat and perfume. Bourbon and salt water.  Spanish moss on ruins. A product of her upbringing amidst the canopy of her Lowcountry family tree, Mary-Elaine carries herself as if she had never left the humidity of the coast. Experience her unique sound in an intimate livestreamed virtual performance.

Why: If you can come up with a simile hinting charming backwoods incest, her marketing team would love to hear from you.


2) Fleet Foxes: A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream

22nd December

What: Indie folk band Fleet Foxes are hosting their first official livestream, titled ‘A Very Lonely Solstice Livestream’. The show will feature a solo acoustic performance by frontman and songwriter Robin Pecknold, with a one song guest appearance from the Resistance Revival Chorus.

Why: Celebrate the solstice with Fleet Foxes because your acquaintances still don’t appreciate how much of a cartoonishly arrogant hipster you are.


1) Dua Lipa: Pandora Live

23rd December

What: Dua Lipa is performing for the final Pandora Live series, which will also feature an in-depth conversation with the artist. There will also be an opportunity for fans to participate in a virtual pre-show meet-and-greet and trivia.

Why: There is no hope in this world’s pandora’s box. Just another bloody streaming service.



5) Dinner and a Show

21st December

What: Experience the most outlandish jazz experience one could pull from thin air, with a four course Italian dinner and matching wine. Anna Ugarte, Good Food’s Young Chef of the Year 2020, will prepare a four course Italian influenced feast, which you will enjoy to the sounds of some of the best jazz Sydney has to offer.

Why: Nothing’s more outlandish than a four course gourmet meal and an early evening jazz interlude. Insanity!


4) Young Henrys Sunday Session feat. Telopia & Miloviti

20th December

What: Young Henrys Sunday Session and Kelly’s on King present Telopia & Miloviti. Telopia are a 4-piece, local Sydney band who love to play live music. Telopia sounds include alt-rock, indie and garage style rock. Miloviti are an alt/indie rock band based in Sydney with tunes ranging from feel-good funks to moody dance beats. Formed in 2018, they continue to experiment with different sounds and ideas to reflect their current sentiments. Frontman Luke’s bittersweet vocals are backed by Ben’s effortlessly polished guitar riffs, Jianne’s deliciously sleek bass lines and John’s inimitably intricate beats. Experience the best of Sydney’s indie alt rock underground surrounded by the chill atmosphere of a Newtown favourite.

Why: COVID-19 just happened and this is Sydney. As of this moment, yes, garage rock cover bands are Sydney’s underground.


3) Bookmaker’s Pop-Up Bar

24th December

What: Escape to a century-long ago to a time of grand statements, old school charm, elaborate events and impeccable service. This pop-up has a striking art-deco aesthetic, preserved in time, it is brought back to life by incorporating the history of Sydney’s iconic horseracing institution, City Tattersalls Club. The authentic spirit of the space offers incomparable synergy for this season’s nights out.

Why: If only the razor gangs had to stay 1.5m apart, perhaps there’d’ve been fewer gruesome fatalities.’s-Pop-Up-Bar/ba10e1f0-40bc-11eb-96b7-b132cf2a7536


2) Boat Party: Christmas Bash

23rd December

What: Bingil and his friends are back for a night you won’t forget, with an incredible artist lineup that spans many years of experience on Sydney dancefloors. Let the finest selectors in House and Techno put you in the right mood before Christmas as you set sail around Sydney’s beautiful harbour! Performers will include: Bingil, Hoten, Justin Muscat, Sass, Alejo Greko, LIIA, The_House_of_Lowkey and Overexpired.

Why: The best way to enjoy House and Techno. On a boat, way out on the harbour, where the rest of us can’t hear it.


1) Berlin Underground: Leather and Lace

26th December

What: Experience a dark smoke-filled underground club in the middle of the Sydney CBD with 400 guests expressing their minds with black leather and lace while driving techno shakes the room late into the night.

Why: Exorcise the family Christmas dinner from your soul.

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