As live music venues begin to open their doors and local musicians start to re-emerge on stages across the city, we’re reinstating our trusty Top 10 Gig Guide to bring Brisbanites a round-up of the best gigs coming up each week. In these COVID-19 times, supporting live music and the music industry ecosystem is more important than ever. So, without further ado, here’s our Top 10 Brisbane gig picks for this week…
Note: All venues have enacted COVID Safe Plans. Please click the ‘More Info’ link for each show to get up-to-date details.
THURSDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER
Flight Of Thoughts ‘Awakening’ Single Launch @ The Zoo
Blending a new wave of indie-rock and flashes of Pink Floyd with a modern twist, Brisbane newcomers Flight of Thoughts are ready to introduce listeners to their fusion of rock, funk, and psychedelia on their debut single Awakening. Supported by performances from their JMC peers, dive in and get behind this band.
FRIDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER
Dennis. & Hanni @ Black Bear Lodge
Songs You Know & Love feat. Ruby Gilbert @ The Triffid
Ruby Gilbert is nothing short of a sonic enchantress. Weaving a musical alchemy of Americana style meets present day experience her voice evokes an old-time feel, while her lyrics are both charismatic and endearing. Experience the magic for yourself when she plays The Triffid Garden this Friday.
Art As Catharsis Presents: Milton Man Gogh & Pending?
What: Art As Catharsis Presents: Milton Man Gogh & Pending?
When & Where: Friday, 4 September @ The Brightside from 6PM
Genre: Experimental, jazz
Cost: $15. More event info HERE.
Aussie underground record label Art As Catharsis are bringing together two artists on their roster for a night of jazz intensity. Opening up proceedings with their unique brand of improvised goodness are jazz outfit Pending? with Milton Man Gogh than taking to the stage to deliver a set brimming with frenetic energy.
Anti-Social feat/ Bricklayers, Karl S. Williams & Rhyece O'Neill Band @ The Zoo
What: Anti-Social feat/ Bricklayers, Karl S Williams & Rhyece O’Neill Band
When & Where: Friday, 4 September @ The Zoo from 6PM
Genre: Rock, blues
Cost: $57.15. More event info HERE.
ROUND 2 of The Zoo’s Anti-Social series is centred around embracing change and adapting to new thought processes while focusing on and supporting local and grassroots artists. Taking to the stage this Friday night are local legends Karl S. Williams, Bricklayers and Rhyece O’Neill Band. Get ready for one helluva show!
SATURDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER
Anti-Social feat. Buttercats and L. Flora @ The Zoo
ROUND 2 of The Zoo’s Anti-Social series is centred around embracing change and adapting to new thought processes while focusing on and supporting local and grassroots artists. Taking to the stage this Saturday night are local loves Buttercats and L.Flora. Although this will be a seated gig due to covid-19 restrictions, we have a feeling audience members will be boppin’ in their seats to these beauties!
Blooms & Tunes feat. Andrea Kirwin & Yamanui Social Club
What: Blooms & Tunes feat. Andrea Kirwin & Yamanui Social Club
When & Where: Saturday, 5 September @ Roma Street Parkland from 1PM
Genre: Jazz, blues
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
Blooms and Tunes takes place every weekend in September showcasing local jazz and blues artists on the Parkland’s sprawling lawn. Pack a picnic and join Andrea Kirwin and her twelve piece band Yamanui Social Club for a delightful afternoon of tunes.
Plastik Reality’s ‘Broken Brain’ Single Launch @ The Flamin’ Galah
To celebrate the launch of their bangin’ new single Broken Brain, Plastik Reality are throwing a shindig at The Flamin’ Galah supported by their friends SweetLipp, Cold Pie and Bonsai Bay. Get ready to rock!
SUNDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER
The Double Happiness @ Can You Keep A Secret?
Brisbane beloveds The Double Happiness are gifting audiences with an intimate show to round out the week this Sunday. Sit back and dazzle in the delight that is their unique blend of surf dreampop and shoegaze haze.
The Fools, Blue Savannah Underworld & The Buzzing Towers @ The Brightside
What: The Fools, Blue Savannah Underworld & The Buzzing Towers
When & Where: Sunday, 6 September @ The Brightside from 6PM
Cost: $17.48. More event info HERE.
Brisbane’s The Buzzing Towers and Blue Savannah Underworld join New Zealand’s The Fools as they celebrate the release of their latest single Coffee & Toast in what’s set to be a rockin’ Sunday session.
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