With gorgeous weather and a public holiday, there’s no excuse not to hit the town this weekend! Not one to disappoint, Brisbane music venues have turned up the awesomeness to keep you moving Thursday through to Sunday. From Triple J’s Hottest 100 parties on Saturday to the tunes of local bands, there’s so many cheap (and FREE) gigs happening around town, you’d be mad not to check them out.
THURSDAY 25 JANUARY
‘WHAT BAND WAS THAT?’ @ BLACK BEAR LODGE
What: ‘What Band Was That’ feat. Whisky Grinn + more
When & Where: Thursday, 25 January @ Black Bear Lodge from 7PM
Cost: $10 + booking fee (online pre-sale), $12 on the door. More event info HERE.
Bringing local acts to the foray in 2018, What Band Was That returns for it’s January edition. A musical smorgasbord featuring Phoenix Daniels, Mercury Riot, Zac BNJMN, Hard Luck Champions, Thunderpussy Sunrise, Evacuation Plan and Whisky Grinn, this is one great cure for Thursday-night boredom!
RUDE RUM, MECHA MECHA & DOPAMINE @ GREASER
FRIDAY 26 JANUARY
ROO’S SECOND BIRTHDAY BASH @ NEW GLOBE THEATRE
What: ROO’s Second Birthday Bash feat. Daryl James, The Watchers and Black Wagon
When & Where: Friday, 26 January @ New Globe Theatre from 7.30PM
Genre: Blues, alternative, indie-rock
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
Brisbane alternative rock duo (and MIMM writers) ROO are celebrating their second birthday with a shindig at the New Globe that’s sure to start your long weekend with a BANG! Joining the headlining birthday duo are local friends Daryl James, The Watchers and Black Wagon. We hear they’ll be some free merch for those who get in early.
ECHO ROOM VOL. I RELEASE @ THE FOUNDRY
What: Echo Room Vol. I Release feat. Soviet X-Ray Record Club, Deep Space Supergroop & Cloud Tangle
When & Where: Friday, 26 January @ The Foundry from 7PM
Genre: Alternative, ambient, post-punk
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
Committed to promoting the underground Australian music scene, Echo Room, are a group of musicians and designers who release vinyl compilations and host parties for artists they admire. Their latest release Echo Room Vol I. features tracks from eight emerging artists including Soviet X-Ray Record Club, Deep Space Supergroop and Cloud Tangle who’ll be performing at the event. The first 40 patrons through the door get a free copy of Echo Room Vol I.
PORT ROYAL ‘DON’T STOP MOVING’ TOUR @ HEYA BAR
In the midst of their Don’t Stop Moving tour Brissie rockers, Port Royal, are making an extra stop at Heya Bar alongside Hot Reno and Tape Masters. Head in, grab a bevvie and party with some of the country’s best new talent this Fri-YAY!
DON AND THE MOBSTERS @ TOMCAT
Playing not one, not two, but THREE sets, blues, soul and rock n rollin’ Don and the Mobsters will be entertaining all night long at Brisbane’s newest music venue Tomcat.
SATURDAY 27 JANUARY
AIDEN BRADLEY ‘SIEGE’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE MILK FACTORY
Hot off the heels of the launch of his first single Boat Ramps, indie crooner, Aiden Bradley, is proud to be launching Siege – the second track off his debut EP. He’ll be joined by fellow Brisbanites Alex Smith and Would Be Cool.
RIC’S TRIPLE J ‘HOTTEST 100’ BACKYARD PARTY @ RICS BAR
The triple j Hottest 100 has changed dates and Rics Bar is planning the ultimate Hottest 100 Backyard Party to celebrate. With inflatable pools, beer pong, a mechanical surfboard comp and a free BBQ, there’s no better place to chill out and countdown Australia’s favourite songs.
SUNDAY 28 JANUARY
ASHA JEFFERIES & MY DWA @ NETHERWORLD
Elegant and heartfelt songstress Asha Jefferies will be gracing Netherworld for a Sunday evening of sweet sounds and storytelling through song. My DWA will kick off the night at 7PM.
THE MONROE AFFAIR @ THE MILK FACTORY
Feature image: Asha Jefferies