Brisbane may have had an extra day to party this week with the EKKA holiday, but everyone knows the weekend is when the real partying begins. So why stay home watching the Olympics when you can let your hair down at our Top 10 Brissie gigs this week! Let the games begin…
THURSDAY, 11 AUGUST
Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival Launch Party @ Woolly Mammoth
What: Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festial Launch Party
When & Where: Thursday, 11 August @ Woolly Mammoth from 7.30PM
Cost: Free for MMVAF ticket holders, $5 for non-ticket holders. More event info here.
Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival is back to wow audiences for another year. To celebrate the impending festival fun, MMVAF is throwing a launch party this week. The lineup for the night features a very special appearance from buzzworthy rap princess Mallrat, MMVAF 2016 future-shoegaze act FOREVR, and sets from Tiana Khasi and Madboots. If you’re looking for something to tide you over until MMVAF on 10 September, then this is your answer!
Local Legends Feat. The 6 Five, Weather Permitting & The Revivals @ The Zoo
What: Local Legends Feat. The 6 Five, Weather Permitting, The Revivals
When & Where: Thursday, 11 August @ The Zoo from 7.30PM
Cost: $8 presale, $10 on the door. More event info here.
The Zoo is championing local music this week with Local legends. The night will see Foo Fighters and Pink Floyd inspired rock outfit The 6 Five take to the stage along with rap-rock hybrid Weather Permitting and art-rock duo The Revivals. There’s no better place to get your rock fix this week!
Phoebe Sinclair's 'Sentiment' EP Launch @ Empire Hotel
Phoebe Sinclair is releasing her debut EP Sentiment with the help of special guests LIVVIA and Twelve Past Midnight. Heavily reliant on her soulful vocals and ardent lyrical content, Phoebe’s music has an ability to lull its listeners into a peaceful serenity before breaking all the rules. Her compelling performances transcend listeners, leaving hearts in throats and melodies in mind.
Cheeky Velvet’s ‘Hello Sailor’ Fleet Party @ The Brightside
Ahoy maties! On the eve of Tharrrsdy, Arrrgust 11, Cheeky Velvet sets sail with ‘err olde velvet crew of scallywags for a cruisy pop/punk delight. Upon the anchors and boughs, will be some fine ol’ dancing, live music and the colourful tale of ye bonnie lass, Velvet to rock ye tide.
So wear your Sailor suits with pride and come on deck for a dirty grog fest to remember!
FRIDAY, 12 AUGUST
The Halls 'City Lights' Single Launch @ The Zoo
What: The Halls ‘City Lights’ Single Launch
When & Where: Friday, 12 August @ The Zoo from 8PM
Genre: Indie, pop, rock
Cost: $10 presale, $12 on the door. More event info here.
A band of contrasts, The Halls are difficult to pigeonhole. Their new single City Lights builds on the band’s polished, dark pop with an earthier swing; a shimmery melancholy that encapsulates late night loneliness. The track’s dreamy, wandering lyrics reflect on the determination (and occasional desperation) of ambition, while musing upon what the city itself is made of.
Fuzz Pilot Single Launch @ New Globe Theatre
Brisbane based heavy hard rock band FuzzPilot have released their new single Suppression. Come and celebrate their new single and upcoming video, with some of Brisbane’s finest bands including Deadbeat Society, The Rared and Dr.Parallax.
Soupy LaRue/Faux Bandit Double Single Launch @ Woolly Mammoth
The boys from Soupy LaRue are releasing their single Teeth and it’s going to be wicked! But just to make this night doubly awesome – rock duo Faux Bandit are releasing a single too! So cancel your Friday night plans and get down to this gig, we promise you won’t regret it!
SATURDAY, 13 AUGUST
Kieran T. Stevenson's 'Go' EP Launch @ The Milk Factory
Supported by dream pop dudes First Beige and folk singer songwriter Jo Davie, Kieran’s live show setting is a culmination of 1980s pop influences, from David Bowie’s Let’s Dance-era guitars and Miller-Heike and Paul Simon’s Graceland inspired storytelling.
Playing songs from his EP Go as well as sharing some brand new tunes for the first time, this night is going to full of fun and friends.
Cheers G'Day, Scraps, VOIID & OJ Mengel @Trainspotters
Four of Brisbane’s best bands are coming together for one killer night. From the dreamy sounds of Cheers G’Day, the one-lady spectacular that is Scraps, the girl power punk band VOIID and rising star OJ Mengel are set to keep you groovin’ and dancin’ and much more alllllll night long!
SUNDAY, 14 AUGUST
On Lock Club @ The Foundry
Control presents On Lock Club – an afternoon day rave/ night time dance party. In a state under draconian lock out laws, Brisbane is finding new ways to enjoy our rich music scene and support music venues, hence On Lock Club. Featuring Nutrition , REBEL YELL , goodbye moon DJ’s and more, this is one mega F U to lock out laws!