The EKKA may be done and dusted for another year, but that doesn’t mean the fun ends there. If your wallet’s looking a bit empty from one to many showbags or dagwood dogs don’t despair – there’s plenty of fun gigs in Brisbane this week that will cost you $10 or less.
THURSDAY, 18 AUGUST
RnB 'N' Hip Hop Night @ The Milk Factory
Musical diversity is what brings the human tribe together. Come and absorb the different sounds and styles of music from pop singer-songwriter LUATÈ, rapper TJ and RnB-soul duo Laurette N James. These emerging local artist will blow your mind!
Local Legends feat. Down The Kings, The Reprints & The Stray Selection @ The Zoo
What: Local Legends feat. Down The Kings, The Reprints & The Stray Selection
When & Where: Thursday, 18 August @ The Zoo from 7.30PM
Genre: Rock, psychedelic
Cost: $8 presale, $10 on the door. More event info here.
Indie Empire feat. Saskia & Swamp Jenson @ Empire Hotel
Indie Empire is back this week to shine a spotlight on two of Brisbane’s coolest up-and-coming indie acts – SASKIA and Swamp Jenson. If you’re looking to grab a drink with mates and chill out to some sweet tunes, then this is the perfect event for you!
Hip Hop Showcase @ New Globe Theatre
Hosted by Osiris & Co and Envy the night will include performances by SHORTY MAIN, Strika 1, BASE EMCEE , KING JC and Pretense including Cyphers and an Open Mic. Get amongst Brisbane’s local hip hop scene at this not-to-be-missed event!
FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST
Five Bands For $5 @ The Zoo
It’s a back to back night of local music at The Zoo this week with Mountain Goat presenting five bands for $5. Featuring rock quartet The Seefelds, the melodic and mystical Belligerent Goat, electronic-rock duo Outside The Academy, along with Low Dive and Chesterfield Music this is one show to get to if you want to start your weekend off right!
Go Van Go ‘Kill City: Renegades’ EP Launch @ Black Bear Lodge
Go Van Go are stoked to announce the release of their brand spanking new EP Kill City: Renegades this August. Promising plenty of explosive riffs & tuneful rock n roll intensity, these dudes make a hell of a big sound for a two-piece.
The boys are joined by the mad sonic rock n roll grooves of Electric Suede and local alternative upstarts Dangerpenny, taking the spirit of the 90s infusing it with their own rage, rebellion, love and passion.
Weightless In Orbit, The Stranger, The Cilikis, Therein & Zac Bnjmn @ Crowbar
What: Weightless In Orbit, The Stranger, The Cilikis ,Therein & Zac Bnjmn
When & Where: Friday, 19 August @ Crowbar from 8PM
Genre: Metal, rock
Cost: $10. More event info here.
On a journey to break the mold of monotony currently depicted in the current state of modern Progressive Metal, one of Brisbane’s most exciting new groups Weightless In Orbit are joining forces with Therein, The Stranger ,The Cilikis and special guest Zac Bnjmn to put on a night of inspired, inimitable music.
SATURDAY, 20 AUGUST
Confidence Man w/ Ivey, LEO, Nice Biscuit & Morning Harvey DJs @ The Foundry
What: Confidence Man w/ Ivey, LEO, Nice Biscuit & Morning Harvey DJs
When & Where: Saturday, 20 August @ The Foundry from 8PM
Genre: Indie, alternative, pop
Cost: Free. More event info here.
The two bastard sons of Charles Ponzi, the infamous inventor of the Ponzi scheme, bring you their street smart music skills, derived from a life spent grafting and crafting. Pyramid selling never looked sexier and sounded sharper. Confidence Man are bringing confident music to The Foundry this weekend with the help of local mates IVEY, LEO, Nice Biscuit and Morning Harvey DJs.
In Caves + Black Sun @ Black Bear Lodge
Brisbane’s newest psych rockers, IN CAVES, influenced by emotions and sounds characteristic of the ’60s & ’70s began writing and recording music together in late 2014. After releasing their debut EP this year, this will be one of the band’s last shows for before they head back into the recording studio to craft their next record.
Let’s Go @ The Backroom
Hosted by Axesounds Bookings, Let’s Go delivers a local, all-punk line-up that will get you grooving! Featuring The Disgruntled Tax Payers, Broken Leg, Myrtle Place, Dangerous Folk, Goatzilla, Plan Of Attack, Shitbox, The Knock Backs and Toxic Bears this is one party that will be continuing long into the early hours of Sunday morning!
Feature image: Laurette N James