It’s been uncannily hotter than usual this summer, we know, but we’ve got five reasons for you to leave the comfort of your (hopefully air-conditioned) house this weekend! Here’s five local gigs to pop on your ‘must see’ list!


Yo! Sissy Festival Goes Down Under @ Woolly Mammoth

What: Yo! Sissy Festival
When & Where:
Friday, 3 February @ Woolly Mammoth from 9PM
$23.50. More event info HERE.

Yo! Sissy, Berlin’s international queer music festival, is shaking off the snow and heading south for winter! They’re bringing some of Berlin’s favourite artist’s and pairing them up down under with hometown favourites in Brisbane. YO! SISSY focuses on bridging the gap between established performers and up-and-coming superstars highlighting female and trans identified talent.

Playing this marvellous show is Dai Burger, PANSY & Scout, Madboots, Miss Blanks, Sullivan, Tall Jan and Roman Rivers.


The Zoo Relaunch @ The Zoo

What: The Zoo Relaunch
When & Where:
Saturday, 4 February @ The Zoo from 8PM
$17.85. More event info HERE.

Since taking over at the helm last year, new owner Pixie Weyland has had big dreams for Brisbane’s iconic venue The Zoo. Now, after being closed for two months of renovations, we’re excited to see Pixie relaunch The Zoo and see her creative visions come to life! This is a not-to-be-missed event for all lovers of live music and the local scene! Long live the Zoo!

Playing this historical show is Bleeding Knees Club plus local lords Good Boy, Bugs and Black Sun.

GRAIN’s First Birthday @ The Foundry

What: GRAIN’S First Birthday
When & Where: Saturday, 4 February @ The Foundry from 7.30PM
$10. More event info HERE.

Local music mag GRAIN is turning one and to celebrate they’re throwing one helluva party with some interstate favourites and local loves on the bill.

Helping blow out the birthday candles is Horror My Friend, Thigh Master, Tempura Nights, Jess Locke, YELLOWCATREDCAT, sweater curse, CONCRETE SURFERS and Shiny Coin.

Pink Matter & Ladi Abundance @ The Boundary Hotel

What: Pink Matter & Ladi Abundance
When & Where: Saturday, 4 February @ The Boundary Hotel from 7PM
FREE. More event info HERE.

All girl neo-soul loves Pink Matter are teaming up with soul, pop, jazz songstress Ladi Abundance for one kick arse show at The Boundary Hotel. If you need a dose of empowerment this weekend, this is the place to go!

Double Single Launch: Amela & Fettler @ The Bearded Lady

What: Double Single Launch: Amela & Fettler
When & Where: Saturday, 4 February @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
$10. More event info HERE.

What’s better than one single release? TWO single releases! Amela will be celebrating the release of her new single Push & Pull while Brisbane four-piece Fettler will be unveiling their new tune A Woman Called Helena. Get down and hear this spanking new tunes before anyone else!