The weather is starting to warm up which means it’s time to ditch the winter woollies and venture out! Check out our Top 10 Brisbane gigs, get planning and make this weekend one to remember!
THURSDAY, 25 AUGUST
Arpier 'Ordinary Life' EP Launch @ Black Bear Lodge
Two years in the making, Arpier’s debut EP Ordinary Life is finally being unleashed on the world this week. So get down to Black Bear to feed your essence with an infectious mix of jazz-infused tunes, your body with uncontrollable grooves and your belly with stupidly tasty 18+ dews!
Local Legends @ The Zoo
What: Local Legends feat. For The Wolves, Plateau & Evacuation Plan
When & Where: Thursday, 25 August @ The Zoo from 7.30PM
Cost: $8 presale, $10 on the door. More event info here.
FRIDAY, 26 AUGUST
Cookies & Cream #5 @ The Backroom
What: Cookies & Cream #5 feat. Monsters Of The Midnight Sun, Raven’s Lair, The Killing Stroke, Therapist & The Disgruntled Taxpayers
When & Where: Friday, 26 August @ The Backroom from 6.30PM
Genre: Pop, rock, indie
Cost: $10 presale, $12 on the door. More event info here.
The brilliant line-ups just keep on coming with Vincent & Jules’ coveted Cookies & Cream Series returning this week for its fifth instalment. Focusing on all the obscure concoctions and derivatives of Brisbane’s underground pop, rock, and indie scene, this month’s Cookies & Cream sees locals The Disgruntled Taxpayers, Therapist, The Killing Stroke, Ravens Lair and headline act Monsters of the Midnight Sun taking to the stage! This is one musical smorgasbord that will leave you hungry for more!
Indica ‘Stone Future Hymns’ LP Launch @ New Globe Theatre
Through years of toil and meditation on the mysteries of the universe, Indica have birthed their first-born son in the form of their LP Stone Future Hymns. Join them as they birth this record into the world alongside the irrepressible Reud Mood, the mighty Zong and the newly hatched Powerful Owl.
OJ Mengel, Tree & Ray + Julia R. Anderson @ The Milk Factory
Band best friends O.J Mengel and Tree & Ray combine forces to stage an evening of magnificent yet tasteful splendour. O.J returns to The Milk Factory on the back of their Brisbane tour continuum, after making a full hyper loop of The Trffid, The Zoo, Trainspotters and The Bearded Lady. Tree and Ray have been hard at work toiling on fantastic material and their musical flowers are ready to blossom like the precious chrysanthemums they are. Revel in the polite warming glow of this audial tour de force.
SATURDAY. 27 AUGUST
LOZER – PALOOZA @ The Bearded Lady
What: LOZER – PALOOZA feat. Troubled Shooters, King Kongo, The Plastic Fangs & Church Of Christ
When & Where: Saturday, 27 August @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Genre: Punk, rock, indie
Cost: $10. More event info here.
This series is largely remembered for the stylish clothes Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs wore, the soundtrack, and its distinct visuals. But beneath the veneer is a surprisingly dark cop show. To celebrate the show’s heyday, LOZER-PALOOZA is bringing together local bands Trouble Shooters, The Plastic Fangs, King Kongo and Church Of Christ.
Tropic Of Capricorn @ Secret Location, West End
What: Tropic Of Capricorn feat. Cheers G’day, Majella, Cassette Cathedral, YOUNG Trouble, Julia R Anderson, The Flamingo Jones, Journeaux & Vertigo
When & Where: Saturday, 27 August @ Secret Location, West End from 5PM
Genre: Psych, RnB, alternative pop
Cost: $10. More event info here.
Held in a never-before-played location in West End, Tropic of Capricorn will bring a group of shit-hot artists together for a night of psych, RnB and alternative pop. Ringing in the first gig of unofficial summer will be local loves Cheers G’day, Majella, Cassette Cathedral, YOUNG Trouble, Julia R. Anderson, The Flamingo Jones, Journeaux and Vertigo. Making the night even sweeter is that all proceeds are being donated to Oxfam!
ROI ‘In Mind' Single Launch @ Black Bear Lodge
To celebrate the release of their latest single In Mind, Brisbane duo ROI are hitting the stage at Black Bear Lodge with good friends Big Strong Brute. Described by AAA Backstage as a “soulful romance,” the launch of In Mind is sure to stir hearts and minds.
Ben Shock w/ Swamp Jenson & The Duke @ The Milk Factory
Ben Shock delivers a unique brand of energetic guitar paired with captivating vocals and honest song-writing. He’ll be joined on the night by psych blues-rockers Swamp Jenson and new age rocker The Duke. Get ready for an electrifyingly good time!
Casual PARTY w/ BOSS FIGHT @ The Brightside
Embrace your inner nerd and press F to pay respects – this is a party celebrating all things gaming! With Boss Fight playing video game tunes, some beer garden video game trivia and Dark Souls’ speed runs playing on the big screen, this is a night not to be missed by gaming fans!
Feature image: Arpier