While sun, surf and sand is the quintessential summer day in Queensland, summer nights are best spent kicking back listening to local tunes. Here’s a few places we recommend you hit up for local gigs this week…
THURSDAY 08 DECEMBER
Wildlife feat. Rugged Coast & Jody @ The Zoo
Releasing their first double single Such a Shame//The Unknown, SEQ’s finest advocators of Australiana-tinged jangle shlop and scuzz rock Rugged Coast will have you radically dad dancing (or at the very least wiggling your toes). They’ll be joined by Sydney-siders JODY whose shows often resemble house parties.
Collapse Into Now Volume I @ The Bearded Lady
What: Collapse Into Now Volume I feat. Papperbok, Quintessential Doll, Galapogos, Captain Cake, VOIID & Jackalpac
When & Where: Thursday 8 December @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Genre: Progressive, experimental, psychedelic & pop
Cost: $10. More event info here.
Heavy and Weird Presents: Collapse Into Now – Volume One, a night that brings together all of the weird and wonderful progressive, experimental, psychedelic and pop music from Brisbane and beyond. The inaugural show features post-rock shoegazers Papperbok, dark-pop muser Quintessential Doll, experimental outfit Galapogos, comedy laptop musician Captain Cake, rock revolutionaries in the making VOIID and the eclectic Jakalpac.
FRIDAY 09 DECEMBER
Seas of Valoria 7" Release @ The Bearded Lady
What: Seas of Valoria 7″ Release w/ Undead Apes, The Cutaways & Meliorist
When & Where: Friday, 9 December @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Cost: $10. More event info here.
Seas Of Valoria are releasing new music…on an actual record! Touted as a ruse to chuck a way cool party with everyone’s favourites, the release party will feature Undead Apes, new (old) jacks The Cutaways and melodo-shredders Meliorist. Jump on board and have yourselves a swell time!
Dollarossa, King Mungi + more @ Crowbar
What: Dollarossa, King Mungi, Smoking Martha, The Dead Love & Love Hate Rebellion
When & Where: Friday, 9 December @ Crowbar from 8PM
Genre: Post-hardcore, alternative, rock
Cost: $10 presale, $15 on the door. More event info here.
Local rockers Dollarosa have been hard at work writing and recording their debut full length album, and wanted to end the year with a bang (as well as test out their new sound). They’ll be joined by Queensland’s own genre-bending alt-rock powerhouse King Mungi, A-game rockers Smoking Martha, Sydney grunge outfit The Dead Love and juggernauts Love Hate Rebellion. Get ready for a night of bombastic tunes!
The Grüvs & The Dollar Bill Murrays @ Empire Hotel
What: Bistrotheque Presents: The Grüvs & The Dollar Bill Murrays
When & Where: Friday, 9 December @ Empire Hotel from 9PM
Genre: Indie rock
Cost: FREE. More event info here.
New comers to Bistro The Grüvs will be coming in for a set along with Bistro favourites The Dollar Bill Murrays. On the decks will be Benrama, Keeley & Jake, INTL LAWYERS & 808 Dawn!! So drop in, grab a drink and spend your night chilling out to some of this town’s hippest local tunes.
SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER
River City Raiser #1 @ Crowbar
What: River City Raiser #1 feat. Shutup Shutup Shutup, No Trust, Seas Of Valoria, Give It All, Beth Lucas, Emmy Hour & Adam Nigro
When & Where: Saturday, 10 December @ Crowbar from 8PM
Cost: $10 (all proceeds split between three Brisbane charities). More event info here.
The brainchild of local Brisbane musicians, The River City Raiser seeks to reach out to the vibrant live music and arts scenes to connect artists and punters alike with the common goal of raising much needed funds for charities that service the local Brisbane area.
The first River City Raiser sees an outstanding line up featuring Shutup Shutup Shutup, No Trust, Seas of Valoria, Give It All, Beth Lucas, Emmy Hour Music and Adam Nigro Music coming together to raise funds for Brisbane Youth Service, Youngcare Australia and Orange Sky Laundry.
December Punk Show @ The Back Room
If rocking out to a local punk line-up to celebrate the end of 2016 sounds like your cup of tea then you better make sure you’re at Axesounds December Punk Show at The Back Room this Saturday! Featuring Vivian’s Hamster, Two Pot Screamer, Drawing Blood, Antechenus, Lovecraft, Paychecks to Pawnshops, Freakshow Nightmare, The Black Market, The Boho Mofos and The Knock Backs.
Hidden TreasureZZZ @ New Globe Theatre
What: Hidden TreasureZZZ
When & Where: Saturday, 10 December @ New Globe Theatre from 1.30PM
Cost: Gold coin donation (all funds go to supporting community radio 4ZZZ). More event info here.
4ZZZ’s Hidden TreasureZZZ’s is here to disassemble your stress levels with yet another amazing line-up. Featuring Avid Society, The Spaces, The Shills and Kyle Bryant, the series is celebrating being halfway to double digits (show #5 woohoo) in style! Get down and boogie and support the great work 4ZZZ does for local muso’s!
SUNDAY 11 DECEMBER
Alex Bell, SS Sebastian & Tom Cooney @ The Milk Factory
Alex Bell, SS.Sebastian and Tom Cooney bring an intimate Sunday afternoon session to the Milk Factory. With sets deftly curated for drinking ale and the launch of Alex’s long-awaited new single The Foundling, this is not one to miss.
Awkward Hug & Friends @ The Foundry
What: Awkward Hug, Tom Smith, Nikolaine Martin & Leni Peirano
When & Where: Sunday, 11 December @ The Foundry from 6PM
Cost: More event info here.
Come on down for a Sunday session of folk featuring Awkward Hug, Tom Smith, Nikolaine Martin and Leni Peirano. The perfect place to wind down your weekend!