With the long weekend coming up, this is the week to get out and catch some back-to-back live music! There’s a smorgasbord of local talent to choose from in Brisbane, here’s our Top 10 Gig picks…
WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER
Jye Whiteman Brisbane Return Show @ Black Bear Lodge
Jye Whiteman has returned home to Brisbane after a year and a half away in the UK and he’s got a new EP to share! This is one of his last hometown shows before he sets off cycling around Australia in November on a mission to spread his music to all corners of the country. He’ll be joined by The Steele Syndicate and Coast & Ocean.
THURSDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER
ROO & Aiden Bradley @ Rics Bar
For a duo, Brisbane electric indie/folk/swamp/blues rockers ROO create a raw live sound as a big as a band. Their emotionally charged performances come with assorted outfits and intentionally awkward banter – all ingredients for a great night of entertainment! They’ll be joined by all-round gentleman Aiden Bradley, whose recent solo debut has been met with praise!
FRIDAY, 30 SEPTEMBER
LemonAid @ The Backroom
What: LemonAid feat. Being Jane Lane, The Stray Selection, Nikolaine Martin, Eye on Stone & The Revival
When & Where: Friday, 30 September @ The Backroom from 6.30PM
Genre: Rock, punk
Cost: $5. More event info here.
Vincent & Jules proudly fly their rainbow flag in support of their extended family, the LGBTI+ community. LemonAid is the first in a series of queer focussed fundraisers, with the aim to raise money and spread the word on issues faced by the LGBTI+ community.
Merchandise from non-performing Brisbane bands will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to Open Doors Youth Service Inc. Donations are also welcome, so get in and support this wonderful community!
The Francis Wolves and The Plastic Fangs & The Unofficials @ The Bearded Lady
What: The Francis Wolves and The Plastic Fangs & The Unofficials
When & Where: Friday, 30 September @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Genre: Afro-funk, punk-rock
Cost: $10. More event info here.
The Francis Wolves are bringing their heavy garage-afro-funk stylings back to The Bearded Lady for another floorboards workout. Along for the ride are hazy concrete surfers The Plastic Fangs and unpredictable psych jazz-cats The Unofficials. Don’t miss this afro-funk meets punk-rock party!
A Country Practice, Heir Fuller & Mousseline @ The Milk Factory
A Country Practice is a family band that sing sad songs about growing up in small country towns and the weather. Heir Fuller is the oft-neglected pet project of J.E. Walker (from bands such as Vulture Circus, Death Tourism and Post Dream) whose music is a slow-paced, cinematic affair with fragile vocals, earnest but drowsy. Mousseline completes the line-up for a night that is sure to be atmospheric!
SATURDAY, 1 OCTOBER
Local Legends feat. Down The Kings, For The Wolves & Salty Lix @ The Zoo
What: Local Legends feat. Down The Kings, For The Wolves & Salty Lix
When & Where: Saturday, 1 October @ The Zoo from 8PM
Genre: Indie, rock
Cost: $8 presale, $10 on the door. More event info here.
The Wrong End Of The Valley Festival @ New Globe Theatre & AMPED
What: The Wrong End Of The Valley Festival
When & Where: Saturday, 1 – Sunday, 2 October @ New Globe Theatre & AMPED
Cost: Pick up a one-day ticket from the bands for $10 (online presale, door tickets, and two-day passes are more). More event info here.
Taking over the New Globe Theatre end of Brunswick St, The Wrong End Of The Valley Festival is bringing Brisbane’s burgeoning underground music scene to the surface. Over 75 bands will play across stages at the New Globe Theatre and AMPED – the perfect party at which to spend your long weekend!
Brisbabes #5 @ The Foundry
What: Brisbabes #5 feat. Quintessential Doll, Stevie, Whalehouse & Blaq Carrie
When & Where: Saturday, 1 October @ The Foundry from 8PM
Genre: Indie, rock, punk
Cost: $12.75 online ($10 + booking fee). More event info here.
Brisbabes is once again promising to see to it that punters and music lovers have a fabulous night. With another line-up boasting some of Brisbane’s finest acts, this is one of the most eclectic and exciting mixes yet.
Opening the night will be the strange and intricate sounds of Quintessential Doll, followed by newcomers Stevie and their jaw-dropping dark-pop. Whalehouse, Brisbane’s most exciting discovery of 2016 will get The Foundry rocking with their punk, before Blaq Carrie makes her long-awaited return to the stage with her soulful hip-hop
Blackmountain, Lord Goat, Black Sun and Archive Earth @ The Bearded Lady
What: Blackmountain, Lord Goat, Black Sun and Archive Earth
When & Where: Saturday, 1 October @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Cost: $10. More event info here.
Lovs E' Blur @ The Backroom
For a rare and memorable one night only, Brisbane’s darlings of rock LOVS E’ BLUR are returning. Wendy, Brett, Tony and Coogee bring the drama and the passion of the Blur to life in a way we all know and Lov.
Joining them on this occasion is another rare, long awaited performance of local band Catalina. Ahead of their new recording, they’re at the top of their game and ready to entertain with a bunch of new songs and still riding the wave of Catalina favourites.
Feature image – The Stray Selection