As windy winter days begin to wane to sunny spring rays, heavenly live music remains constant across Brisbane stages. From artists with debut single launches to local favourites presenting new wares, there’s plenty of gigs to fill up your calendar this week. Here’s our top picks…
THURSDAY, 22 AUGUST
LOULOU ‘PHOTOSYNTHESIS’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE BEARDED LADY
Brisbane newcomers Loulou are bringing a dose of indie-pop sunshine to the world with the release of their debut single Photosynthesis. Helping them celebrate this milestone are special guests Elder, Thistle, Miranda vs. Arizona and Lunar Lightrail. Stream Photosynthsis HERE.
BROOKE AUSTEN ‘GHOSTS’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE MILK FACTORY
Haunting chords and silky vocals reminiscent of the opening of an Evanescence ballad, introduces one of South-East Queensland’s newest indie-folk gems, Brooke Austen, and her debut single, Ghosts, which dropped earlier this month. To celebrate this beautiful release, Brooke is hosting an intimate launch show at The Milk Factory with the equally lovely, Quarter Short, as support. Two indie folk/pop ladies you don’t want to miss! Stream Ghosts HERE.
MUULES, NO INTELLIGENT LIFE & BLUSSH @ CROWBAR
Brisbane it’s time to move because Muules, No Intelligent Life and Blussh are here to get you fist-pumping and head-banging with their raucous tunes this Thursday night. Enter at your own rock n roll risk (read: bliss!!!).
FRIDAY, 23 AUGUST
REBEL YELL, ORLANDO FURIOUS, MACK FRANKLIN & HOLVV @ HEYA BAR
What: REBEL YELL, Orlando Furious, Mack Franklin & Holvv
When & Where: Friday, 23 August @ Heya Bar from 8PM
Cost: $10. More event info HERE.
One of Brisbane’s coolest electro-pop expats, REBEL YELL, returns for a hometown show on the back of her latest single Night Drive. It’s sure to be a fabulous show with support from Orlando Furious, Mack Franklin and Holvv.
SOME JERKS ‘A MILLION GIRLS’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE BEARDED LADY
Marking their last show of the year with a bang, garage surf-rockers, Some Jerks, are sharing their latest single A Million Girls ahead of some band members heading overseas and their new album dropping in 2020. They’ll be joined by fellow rockers Marville and Koko Uzi for a night of seriously good tunes!
THE URBAN SEA AND SAMETIME DUAL RELEASE @ TOMCAT
Need a good reason to leave the house this Friday night? Well we’ve got two with local cool cats The Urban Sea and Sametime BOTH releasing new tunes. Yup, head down to Tomcat for this delectable double whammy, which will also feature special guests Foxymoron, Video Avenue and Acid Kat.
CRAZY FUNK @ THE MILK FACTORY
What: Crazy Funk feat. Greshka, Accomplice Collective & Flying Nimbus
When & Where: Friday, 23 August @ The Milk Factory from 7PM
Cost: $7.50. More event info HERE.
Ready to shake the walls of the Milk Factory with their blend of gypsy, silliness and phat beatz are funky locals Greshka, Accomplice Collective, and the ferociously nifty Flying Nimbus. It’s going to be funkalicious!
TURBO PARTY @ CROWBAR
What: Turbo Party feat. The Dirty F Holes, The Glycereens & LENNY
When & Where: Friday, 23 August @ Crowbar from 7PM
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
SATURDAY, 24 AUGUST
THE HOLY ROLLERCOASTERS ‘BATHE’ EP LAUNCH @ CLUB LIMBO
Sinners and saints, pariahs and popular kids, no matter who you are, roll up and brace yourself, because notorious Brisbane octet, The Holy Rollercoasters, are here to cleanse every fibre of your being with their soul-tinged funkalicious debut EP, Bathe, which dropped last week. Joining them for this delectable debauchery are Golden Sound, Signature Series and Yas Queen. Attend and ye’ shall be cleansed! Stream Bathe HERE.
NIGHT OF ROCK IV @ THE MILK FACTORY
What: Night Of Rock IV feat. Crooked Tooth, Chief Weapons & Nabrium
When & Where: Saturday, 24 August @ The Milk Factory from 7.30PM
Cost: $10. More event info HERE.
Take those old records off the shelf cause it’s time for some good ol’ fashioned rock n roll this Saturday at the Milk Factory. Co-captaining this ship of rock are Brissie locals Crooked Tooth, Chief Weapons and Nabrium. Jump aboard and set sail for seriously wicked beats!
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