There’s a lil’ festival by the name of Splendour In The Grass happening this weekend, and if you haven’t got tickets, you’re in luck because we’ve got your weekend sorted with our Top 10 Brissie Gigs (which are also a gazillion times cheaper than Splendour tix). You’re welcome!
THURSDAY, 19 JULY
O WEEK PARTY @ THE FOUNDRY
What: O Week Party feat. DJ sets by Good Boy, CONTROL and Emily Leach
When & Where: Thursday, 19 July @ The Foundry from 9PM
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
Uni is back in session and what better way to kiss your freedom goodbye than to party all night long to the sounds of DJ sets by Good Boy, CONTROL and Emily Leach. Plus, The Foundry is doing student friendly prices all night. Winning!
BARBWIRED #2 @ BARBARA
Barbwired is back to serve only the sweetest, juiciest bands on Thursday night. Powerhouse, Dosed, and psychedelic surf lords Kurilpa Reach will be hitting the Barbara stage for the second instalment of this local show series.
HOMEGROWN BATTLE OF THE BANDS (WINTER EDITION) @ THE BRIGHTSIDE
What: Homegrown Battle Of The Bands (Winter Edition) Heat #1
When & Where: Thursday, 19 July @ The Brightside from 7PM
Cost: TBC. More event info HERE.
The Brightside is hosting its Homegrown Battle of the Bands: Winter Edition, with Heat #1 kicking off on Thursday 19 July. Battling it out in this round are Sunken Hill, Evacuation Plan, Limit of Grip
and TREACHERY COVE. Head down and get behind these local acts!
TOTAL PACE, ELECTRIC ZEBRA & BAD BANGERS @ BLACK BEAR LODGE
What: Total Pace’s Debut Show feat. Electric Zebra & Bad Bangers
When & Where: Thursday, 19 July @ Black Bear Lodge from 8PM
Cost: $10. More event info HERE.
It’s Total Pace’s debut show, and they’ve enlisted Electric Zebra and Bad Bangers to help them launch their live show with a bang!
SACRED BLUE’S WINTER SINGLE LAUNCH @ LEFTY’S OLD TIME MUSIC HALL
Brisbane shoegaze trio, Sacred Blue, are celebrating the release of their debut Winter single consisting of an A-side, Inside The Snow and B-side, Seasonal Variations. featuring melodic basslines and warm fuzz to ease the July chill. They’ll be joined by support act Sid’s Balcony.
FRIDAY, 20 JULY
PASSION CACTUS, VESPER GREEN + MORE @ THE BEARDED LADY
After a year of playing together, Passion Cactus and Vesper Green are coming home to Brissie for the final show of their East Coast Tour. They’ll be joined by local mates Acid Kat, The Eagle Junction and Fonz Whaler.
DAVE ORR BAND & DANA GEHRMAN @ JUBILEE HOTEL
Playing the blues is never as simple as it seems. It’s a balancing act between virtuosity and feel, rawness and finesse, and Dave Orr and Dana Gehrman nail it. Kick back and listen to their magic this Friday night.
TAPE/OFF ‘BROADCAST PARK’ ALBUM LAUNCH @ BLOODHOUND BAR
Brisbane indie rock institution Tape/Off are finally back with their highly-awaited second album ‘Broadcast Park’ and to celebrate they’re hitting the Bloodhound Bar on Friday, 20 July with mates Occults, RATHEAD and Eyes Ninety.
SATURDAY, 21 JULY
BOOMHAUER, TWO AND A HALF ELEPHANTS & HUMBLET @ TOMCAT
BANTER OUT OF THE GARAGE #3 @ THE FLAMIN’ GALAH
The third Banter Out Of The Garage comes to Brisbane’s backpacker district featuring Ronnie Traynor, Atticus Chimps, Acid Kat, Mudshadows, Venice On Fire and headline act ROO. Come party in the shadows with the chimps, the kats, and the roos at the galah on fire!
Feature image: Dana Gehrman by I Like What You Look Like