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!
TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER
National Live Music Awards (QLD) @ The Triffid
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.
THURSDAY 01 DECEMBER
Ivey ‘Last Week’ Single Launch @ Woolly Mammoth
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
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
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 Hunt, MAGNUS, ELKO FIELDS, Old 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
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
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!
FRIDAY 02 DECEMBER
Jakarta Criers w/ The Wandering Lost & Dave Is A Spy @ The Milk Factory
What: Jakarta Criers w/ The Wandering Lost & Dave Is A Spy
When & Where: Friday, 2 December @ The Milk Factory from 8PM
Genre: Indie, rock, pop
Cost: $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
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.
Down The Kings @ The Zoo
What: Down The Kings, The Stray Selection, The Cilikis & Silver Citizen
When & Where: Friday, 2 December @ The Zoo from 8PM
Cost: $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.
SUNDAY 04 DECEMBER
Donnelle Brooks ‘Poppies’ EP Launch @ The Bearded Lady
What: Donnelle Brooks ‘Poppies’ EP Launch
When & Where: Sunday, 4 December @ The Bearded Lady from 6PM
Genre: Folk, soul
Cost: $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