Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 26/05/2019

You’ll be gabbing about this week for years. It takes about that long to get to the top of the liver transplant list.


10) Bring Back the Funk Day Party

26th May

What: Bring Back the Funk is back for round two! Featuring: DJ Kate Monroe, DJ Dom de Sousa and Deejay Chip. The policy? Uplifting funky vocal house from the early 2000s to today!

Why: It’s telling that the recent saturation of ‘policies’ in the current sociopolitical climate has made this the most refreshing policy we’ve heard in a long time. And it involves funk music.


9) Spektrum 3rd Birthday

31st May

What: You’re invited to celebrate Spektrum’s third Birthday alongside NOIR on one of Sydney’s most iconic dance floors! Noir is a driving force of the house and techno underground and a reigning leader in both the favourable underground and international circuits.

Why: Ahh…what better describes the gritty, violent, revolutionary nature of underground music than the word ‘favourable’?


8) Jade MacRae & SAYAH at Ziggy’s

1st June

What: Ziggy’s Barber Shop is hosting a series of pop-up live music parties featuring established and emerging female artists. Jade MacRae’s vocals soar over deep soulful grooves with a sound reminiscent of Etta James, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Big Maybelle and Dinah Washington. SAYAH is a singer-songwriter from Sydney with electro-soul flavours and self-confessional lyrics.

Why: Where better to host groundbreaking female artists than an environment in which the air is 70% floating beard cuttings?’s/1234d200-7c20-11e9-b14f-a713526e5192


7) Uncomfortable Science

31st May

What: Up from Melbourne, conducting an absolute dream lineup of the best of the best musicians from Sydney and Melbourne, Lachlan Mitchell, armed with a whiteboard and a pen, directs an improvised jazz based jam one chord away from ambiguity.

Why: Describing jazz with the word ‘ambiguity’ seems almost as tautological as jazz itself. Almost.


6) Wolfburn Distillery X BoozeBud Guided Tasting

31st May

What: A guided tasting through single malt whiskies from Wolfburn Distillery in the far North Highlands of Scotland, featuring a tasting flight of 5 Wolfburn single malts.

Why: The wolves are circling. What better way to quell the fear than a whisky binge?


5) End Notes: The Anthology

1st June

What: End Notes is a jazz residency at the Cake Wines Cellar Door led by bassist and band-leader Edward Lyons, featuring a 10 piece band of revolving musicians, vocalists and producers. Expect a cross-border musical journey through time and a dance to remember.

Why: The most brilliant jazz-infused night – the one with gallons of wine readily on tap.


4) Akasha Brew Night

30th May

What: Come and join The Pourhouse team alongside the legends from Akasha Brewing Co for a night of beer tasting, food eating and booze talking bliss.

Why: Getting intoxicated with your supplier. There’s a rule about this, isn’t there?


3) Vivid Paint Party

31st May

What: Experience a whole new level of colour at the ultimate VIVID Paint Party with Neon Paint Explosions, UV Super Soakers, UV Blacklights and Sydney’s Best Party DJs! Come alive in the night, dress in white and expect to get messy as Side Bar gets a multicoloured makeover for one night only.

Why: Weddings, race riots, paint raves. Who says all-white outfits aren’t versatile?


2) GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest

1st June

What: Be the first to sample up to 180 unique Festival Beers & Ciders brewed especially for this event, as well as 500+ beers and ciders from the very best breweries and cider makers in Australia and New Zealand. Enjoy delicious street food, including the all-new Yak Ales BBQ Heaven, marvel at circus and sideshow acts, roving bands, and dance to your own beat at the biggest ever Stomping Ground Silent Disco!

Why:  Remember to pace yourself. It’s no longer considered a silent disco if you break the sound barrier singing the best of Men Without Hats.


1) Vivid

26th May-15th June

What: Vivid Sydney’s multi-award-winning festival of light, music and ideas returns to illuminate Sydney with mesmerising new light art and projections and deliver a fresh new program of music and ideas.

Why: Once again the city will be set alight and it’s not as a result of post-election riots.

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