While everyone else is beginning to wind down in anticipation for the Christmas holidays, the Brisbane music scene is preparing for a summer of musical festivities. The warm weather is definitely here, so it’s time to get out of the house, grab your friends and get along to some live music. Here’s some of our top picks this week!

Disclaimer: There are a few gigs that are over $10 that we just HAD to pop in because they’re awesome!


National Live Music Awards (QLD) @ The Triffid

CleaWhat: National Live Music Awards (QLD)
When & Where: Tuesday, 29 November @ The Triffid from 6.30PM
Free if you RSVP, $5 on the door. More event info here.

The Queensland leg of the National Live Music Awards will bring the contemporary live music industry together for one very special night at The Triffid – with four awards being handed out, four performances alongside special guests, DJ sets and surprises!

Nominees BANFF, Clea and Sahara Beck will ALL perform live with their bands. Nominee Hannah Makk of MKO Sun will deliver a special DJ set, and the living legend Jeremy Neale will help announce the winners of the awards.


Ivey ‘Last Week’ Single Launch @ Woolly Mammoth


What: Ivey ‘Last Week’ Single Launch
When & Where:
Thursday, 1 December @ Woolly Mammoth from 7PM
Alternative pop
FREE. More event info here.

To celebrate the release of their new single Last Week, Gold Coast loves Ivey are bring their energetic, powerful live show to Brisbane before embarking on their East Coast Tour. They’ll be joined by Front House and Concrete Surfers.

Wildlife feat. Jouk Mistrow & Landings @ The Zoo

Jouk Mistrow

What: Wildlife feat. Jouk Mistrow & Landings
When & Where: Thursday, 1 December @ The Zoo from 8PM
Alternative, garage, pop
$5. More event info here.

On the first day of December Wildlife gives to you a bloody ripper line up with Jouk Mistrow and Landings. The unofficial semi-official EP launch of Jouk Mistrow’s long awaited I’m the Villain So Don’t. Come along and let these guys hold your hand through what is going to be a gruelling month of over decorated shopping centres, beggers, choosers and Michael Bublè on repeat.

Footstomp Music (Christmas Party) @ Crowbar

Elko Fields

What: Footstomp Music Christmas Party
When & Where:
Thursday, 1 December @ Crowbar from 7PM
$10 on the door. More event info here.

Footstomp Music LOVE guitars, so they’re throwing a killer Christmas party for lovers of music with volume. They’ve assembled some of the hottest local acts on their roster for the night – The Bear HuntMAGNUSELKO FIELDSOld Fashion and Chelsea Rockwells. Get in and party with a team of musicians who were raised listening to only the best riffs, tantalising drum solos and amps glued to 11. This is going to be one ROCKING Christmas party!

My Nightingale & Simon Simon @ The Milk Factory

My Nightingale

What: My Nightingale (debut performance) & Simon Simon
When & Where: Thursday, 1 December @ The Milk Factory from 8.30PM
Indie, folk
TBC. More event info here.

Brisbane indie-folk outfit, My Nightingale, are ready to make a musical splash with their debut performance! Yes DEBUT! Bringing together diverse backgrounds from Australia, Finland, Sweden and America, expect soul-soothing tunes with luscious vocal harmonies, layers of beautiful strings, and groovy folk rhythms. SIMON SIMON will be joining them on the night.

Soul Of Summer 2016 @ New Globe Theatre

Graham Moes BandWhat: Soul Of Summer 2016
When & Where: Thursday, 1 December @ New Globe Theatre from 6.30PM
$20 or $15 if you wear a Hawaiian shirt. More event info here.

Touted as “the unofficial launch of the Summer festival season,” the New Globe Theatre’s Soul Of Summer sure knows how to get the sunshine season started. Featuring more local favourites than you could poke a stick with – Sundown Jury, Graham Moes Band, Maja, The Mulberry Collective
and Georgia Rose – this is one festive party you’ll be FOMO-ing over if you miss out!

Disclaimer: We know it’s over $10, but this baby was too good to leave out!


Jakarta Criers w/ The Wandering Lost & Dave Is A Spy @ The Milk Factory

Jakarta Criers

What: Jakarta Criers w/ The Wandering Lost & Dave Is A Spy
When & Where: Friday, 2 December @ The Milk Factory from 8PM
Indie, rock, pop
$10. More event info here.

Jakarta Criers have been busy in the studio preparing for their next release of music and are stepping out to give fans a taste of what’s coming up in early 2017. Joining them on the night will be indie-pop favourites The Wandering Lost and fellow indie legends Dave Is A Spy.

Sunhaus ‘Bobby’ Single Launch @ Bloodhound Bar


What: Sunhaus ‘Bobby’ Single Launch
When & Where: Friday, 2 December @ Bloodhound Bar from 8PM
Indie, rock, alternative
$10. More event info here.

After the success of their debut single Realignment, Brisbane cool kids Sunhaus return with their new tune Bobby. Named after Adela’s handsome, charming and very missed Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bobby is a dramatic delivery of loss and acceptance of an end.

Also playing on the night are local legends Fugitive & the Vagabond and the brilliant Magenta Voyeur.

Down The Kings @ The Zoo

The Stray Selection

What: Down The Kings, The Stray Selection, The Cilikis & Silver Citizen
When & Where: Friday, 2 December @ The Zoo from 8PM
$10 presale, $15 on the door. More event info here.

Get ready for a night filled with awesome local music at The Zoo. Punters will be treated to the riff-heavy sound of Brisbane trio Silver Citizen, instrumental fusions from The Cilikis, high-energy rock from The Stray Selection and the sonic ear-candy of Down The Kings.


Donnelle Brooks ‘Poppies’ EP Launch @ The Bearded Lady

Donnelle Brooks

What: Donnelle Brooks ‘Poppies’ EP Launch
When & Where: Sunday, 4 December @ The Bearded Lady from 6PM
Folk, soul
$13.30 online ($10 + bf). More event info here.

With her heart, soul and teeth bared, Donnelle Brooks will be launching her new EP Poppies. Borrowing members from her blues-rock band Don and The Mobsters, as well as some of their bluesy aesthetic, she will be pairing soulful numbers with intimate ballads and acoustic folk musings. Joining her on the night will be Alex Crook and Brendan the Bard.

Feature image: Ivey