If you’re itching to get to Splendour and the countdown is killing you, the good news is there’s plenty of live music to check out in Brisvegas this week to help ease the yearning. Grab your calendar and take note because we’ve compiled Brisbane’s top 10 gigs that are also cheap as chips…double win!
WEDNESDAY, 11 JULY
HA NA AND YK ACE EXHIBITION @ BETTY’S ESPRESSO
What: Ha Na (Hannah Macklin) and Yk Ace Live Set & Exhibition
When & Where: Wednesday, 11 July @ Betty’s Espresso from 8PM
Genre: Art exhibition and music
Cost: TBC. More info HERE.
Ha Na (Hannah Macklin of MKO Sun) plays a live set of new/unreleased tunes to accompany photos by Yk Ace and artworks from the Walking in the Footsteps of Ghosts exhibition. Kick back and enjoy an evening of creativity.
THURSDAY, 12 JULY
MAJA ‘WOMAN I’VE BECOME’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ JUNK BAR
Melbourne-based soul-folk songstress, Maja, returns home to Brisbane to share her new single Woman I’ve Become – a thought-provoking track that explores themes of self-acceptance, heartbreak and resilience. She’ll be joined by local ladies Georgia Rose and Jo Davie.
REBEL YELL ‘HIRED MUSCLE’ ALBUM LAUNCH @ THE FOUNDRY
Rebel Yell is the solo project of Grace Stevenson, who’s been captivating crowds and critics since the release of her debut EP Mother of Millions in 2016. One of Australia’s most promising electronic acts, Rebel Yell’s debut album, Hired Muscle, is guaranteed to get listeners moving. Joining her on the night are Łexicøn and Tralala blip as well as DJs Kritty and Lil Pom Pom.
FRIDAY, 13 JULY
FIVE BANDS FOR FIVE BUCKS @ THE ZOO
What: Five Bands For Five Bucks feat. LALKA, Ella Fence, Savv, Aerborn & Christian Patey
When & Where: Friday, 13 July @ The Zoo from 7.30PM
Cost: $5. More info HERE.
If you want a night out that won’t break the bank, then look no further than The Zoo’s Five Bands For Five Bucks. Featuring electronic trailblazer LALKA, local fave Ella Fence and the delectable tunes of SAVV, Aerborn and Christian Patey, this worthwhile night of entertainment will get even your poorest uni pals out of the house. So pull out that purple note and get giggin’!
GRAIN PRESENTS SILO #1 @ THE FOUNDRY
What: SILO #1 feat. Sweater Curse (Single Launch), Candy, Pool Shop & Sometime Sonny
When & Where: Friday, 13 July @ The Foundry from 8PM
Cost: $12.75 ($10 + bf). More info HERE.
Local legends GRAIN are launching a new club night at The Foundry by the name of SILO. The first instalment brings together Sweater Curse (who are launching their new single Can’t See You Anymore), Candy, Pool Shop and new kid on the block, Sometime Sonny. Avoid #FOMO, get to SILO!
ART AS CATHARSIS WINTER SHOWCASE @ THE BEARDED LADY
The Art As Catharsis Winter Showcase features some of Australia’s most eclectic progressive and experimental acts. The event will feature HRBRT, Turtle Skull, Ben Marston and Hugh Barrett, Molecules To Minds, Johnny Cyrus and His Band of Ghosts and The Brisbane Conduction Orchestra.
THE BONE MERCHANTS’ FAREWELL SHOW @ THE MILK FACTORY
What: The Bone Merchants’ Farewell Show feat. Soupy LaRue & Jimmy Watts
When & Where: Friday, 13 July @ The Milk Factory from 7.30PM
Genre: Country-folk, soul, blues
Cost: TBC. More info HERE.
Country-folk outfit, The Bone Merchants, are hanging up their hats, but rather than going quietly into the night, they’ll be celebrating in rip-roaring fashion with a send-off at the Milk Factory. Joining the party are local legends Soupy LaRue and Jimmy Watts Band.
SATURDAY, 14 JULY
FUGUE’S ‘YOUR ENEMY’ EP LAUNCH @ THE FLAMIN’ GALAH
What: Fugue’s ‘Your Enemy’ EP Launch feat. The Mailbox Crew, Kayso Grande & The Belladonnas
When & Where: Saturday, 14 July @ The Flamin’ Galah from 7PM
Cost: $10 on the door. More info HERE.
The arrival of Brissie rockers, Fugue’s, debut EP Your Enemy is just around the corner and they’re celebrating with one helluva shindig. They’ll be joined by fellow local groovers The Mailbox Crew, Kayso Grande and The Belladonnas.
MID-YEAR PROM FEAT. SHORELINES @ THE BRIGHTSIDE
Bust out your best suit and tie, get that dress you like and most importantly get your date organised because The Brightside’s annual MID YEAR PROM is coming in HOT. The first bunch of beauties to arrive will receive free fake roses upon entry, with the awkward photo booth also making a comeback. A prom King and Queen will also be crowned, so make sure to dress your best! Locals Shorelines will be entertaining the crowd with covers of love songs all night long.
SUNDAY, 15 JULY
SUPERSONIC #5 @ Black Bear Lodge
What: SuperSonic #5 feat. Martin Kay’s Forage (Album Launch), Theo Carbo & Merinda Dias-Jayasinha
When & Where: Sunday, 15 July @ Black Bear Lodge from 5.30PM
Genre: Jazz, experimental
Cost: FREE. More info HERE.
SuperSonic focuses on new and original music in the Brisbane jazz/improvised/experimental scenes. The fifth instalment sees the launch of Martin Kay’s debut album Forage as well as welcoming their first inter-state guest, Theo Carbo (MEL) who’ll be performing with local talent Merinda Dias-Jayasinha.