While we may be missing our local live music venues and rocking out to our favourite band on the weekend, getting one’s live music fix from the comfort of the couch is now the new norm. Jumping on the livestreaming bandwagon, we’ve transposed our usual ‘Top 10’ Gig Guide into a list of the best local livestream gigs taking place this week. Here’s the ones you won’t want to miss…
TUESDAY, 26 MAY
WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY
WAAX PRESENTED BY UP IN THE AIRLOCK
Brisbane recording and rehearsal space, Airlock Studios, continues their weekly Up In The Airlock – Quarantine Sessions series hosted by Powderfinger’s Ian Haug, this week inviting local punk-rock loves WAAX in for a chat and performance. If you’ve ever wanted to rock-out to a live WAAX concert in the comfort of your own home, now is your chance!
THURSDAY, 28 MAY
HOUSE BOUND BAND BINGO FEAT. DONNY LOVE PRESENTED BY SOFAR GOLD COAST
With support from Home Of The Arts Gold Coast, Sofar Sounds GC is putting your music knowledge to the test with their House Bound Band Bingo livestream featuring some suave tunes by Donny Love. Make like your grandma and round up your friends, cause this is bingo for music-loving millennials!
OUTSIDE IN EP #2 PRESENTED BY BEMAC
Over ten weeks, QLD cultural hub BEMAC are bringing ten stories of local artists from Brisbane, Logan and Ipswich to life in the Outside In Youtube series. Tune in this week to see which local creative will be featured and hear their unique story.
FRIDAY, 29 MAY
MAJA ‘HE WANTS TO KNOW YOU’ SINGLE LAUNCH
Nothing can keep Maja down, and to celebrate the release of her latest gem He Wants To Know You, she’s teeing up with folk singer-songwriter Patrick Lionel for an intimate livestream sure your warm your soul.
OLD LORE PRESENTED BY LIVE ON MARS
Legends Live On Mars are ensuring you can still enjoy live music from the comfort of your loungeroom during these covid-isolation times, setting up a dedicated Facebook page where they invite local artists to livestream from every Friday night. This week, Brisbane soul-blues collective, Old Lore, are in the livestream spotlight, using their music to promote important mental health issues. A night sure to get you thinking.
SATURDAY, 30 MAY
ROZ PAPPALARDO PRESENTED BY THE KITCHEN SESSIONS
Country-rock maven Roz Pappalardo is releasing her new single Immune and to celebrate she’ll be discussing her new tune and performing on The Kitchen Sessions – a show she hosts that shines a light on creatives.
SUNDAY, 31 MAY
STORIES FROM HOUSE ARREST FEAT. LEONIE KINGDOM
Loveable local troubadour Jordan Merrick is shining a light on some of his equally talented singer-songwriter friends in his livestream series Stories From House Arrest. Join Jordan this week as he celebrates the work of indie-pop belle Leonie Kingdom, who’ll be sharing stories about her music and performing some tracks. Sunday afternoon sorted!
Feature image: Artists livestreaming this week include WAAX, Leonie Kingdom, Roz Pappalardo, Maja, Jordan Merrick and Donny Love.
Top 10 Brissie Gigs For $10 is a weekly list of Brisbane’s best gigs featuring local acts that won’t break the bank.