Mosh pits and crowdsurfing may be off the cards for a while yet thanks to coronavirus. Thankfully, the brains trust at Merivale have come up with something to satisfy our live-music cravings in the meantime: Live at the Table, a new seated gig series at Upstairs Beresford.
The space – which played host to a dancefloor in the before times – has been transformed into a cabaret-esque theatre. Oliver and Louis Leimbach (aka Lime Cordiale) will curate the first night of the series (October 29), which will feature sets by local musos Le Shiv and Carla Wehbe, as well as a Lime Cordiale DJ set.
The following week (November 5), DJ and producer Young Franco will perform, supported by Boomchild. And on November 19 Canadian-born, Byron Bay-based musician Babe Rainbow will play. There will also be sets from future-soul singer Milan Ring (December 3); indie-rock duo Winterbourne (December 10); and Sydney producer Touch Sensitive (December 17).
Tickets include a pizza and antipasto to share, and a Jameson Dry & Lime or schooner of Byron Bay Premium Lager on arrival.