As Autumn begins to sprinkle cooler moments into our tropical atmosphere, find warmth in the arms of local music venues housing some of the State’s finest rising stars. Here’s our top 10 picks for Brisbane gigs you should be seen at this week…
THURSDAY 4 APRIL
VENICE ON FIRE & BIG WHOOPS DUAL SINGLE LAUNCH @ LEFTY’S OLD TIME MUSIC HALL
What: Venice On Fire ‘Nov 2’ & Big Whoops ‘Criminal’ Single Launches
When & Where: Thursday, 4 April @ Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall from 8PM
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
Toowoomba alt-rockers Venice On Fire are hitting the stage to commemorate their new single Nov 2 alongside Sunshine Coast mates Big Whoops who’re releasing their latest track Criminal. They’ll be joined by Belrose and Video Avenue who’ll be warming up crowds with their indie-rock sounds.
FRIDAY 5 APRIL
PHOEBE SINCLAIR ‘UNFAIR’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ HEYA BAR
Come along and celebrate the release of electronic singer-songwriter, Phoebe Sinclair’s latest single Unfair. A master of the ‘sanger’ (the sad-bange), hypnotic and addictive; Phoebe’s song-writing is deceivingly good, filled with soaring highs and crashing lows. Her live performances transcend listeners, leaving hearts in throats and melodies in minds. She’ll be joined by fellow locals Vladik and Azura.
BECKON FIRE EP LAUNCH @ TOMCAT
CEDARSMOKE ‘KICKED OUT OF EDEN’ EP LAUNCH @ THE MILK FACTORY
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready for some smooth handsome tunes as Cedarsmoke launch their latest EP Kicked Out Of Eden in fashionable glory. They’ll be joined by fellow Brissie rockers Mermaid Avenue to really kick up the awesomeness on this party!
WOMEN OUT FRONT @ THE FOUNDRY
What: Women Out Front feat. LALKA, Keeskea, Bad Sext & ARIG
When & Where: Friday, 5 April @ The Foundry from 8PM
Cost: $10 concession, $20 general admission. More event info HERE.
Bringing together some of Brisbane most prolific female acts, Women Out Front is a show dedicated to giving women in music a space to share their thoughts and experiences. Featuring LALKA, Keeskea, Bad Sext and ARIG, this is a show to rally your friends around for and show your support.
SATURDAY 6 APRIL
REEL FEELS VOLUME 8 @ 624 ANN ST
What: Real Feels Volume 8 feat. Roo, Alex Askew, Rhys Turner Lee, Cuckoo Coco & Parlour
When & Where: Saturday, 6 April @ 624 Ann St, Fortitude Valley from 7PM
Cost: $5. More event info HERE.
Experience the delectable sounds of some of the regions coolest band front-women and men going solo for Reel Feels Volume 8 – we’re talking Roo (from folk trio ROO), Alex Askew (Strange Seed) & Rhys Turner Lee (Acid Kat). The second half of the night will feature Cuckoo Coco and Parlour. Grab a bevvie and relax because this one’s going to be a blast!
THE BEAMISH BROTHERS ‘KILLS ME EVERY TIME’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ BLOODHOUND BAR
What: The Beamish Brothers ‘Kills Me Every Time’ Single Launch
When & Where: Saturday, 6 April @ Bloodhound Bar from 8PM
Cost: $12.75 ($10 + booking fee). More event info HERE.
Toowoomba alt-pop duo, The Beamish Brothers, are ringing in 2019 with the release of their new single Kills Me Every Time. Praised by tastemakers for their beautiful blend of folk, pop and soul, these brothers will warm your heart with their musical musings. They’ll be supported by McDermott & North on the night.
CONCRETE SURFERS ‘MY LIFE ON REPEAT’ EP LAUNCH @ BLACK BEAR LODGE
Brisbane’s Concrete Surfers deliver huge walls of fuzz and bass with forward thinking lyrics and an anti-establishment flair. They’re celebrating the launch of their much-anticipated sophomore EP My Life On Repeat with a show alongside friends Dopamine and Start Together. This is a show you won’t want to miss!
THE DOUBLE HAPPINESS @ JUNK BAR
On the back of their quintessential new single, No Place Like Nundah, Brisbane indie-pop surfsters, The Double Happiness, are bringing happy vibes to The Junk Bar this weekend for a special intimate show.
CUSTOMER SUPPORT, SONICMAN & WINGMAN @ TOMCAT
Feature image: Phoebe Sinclair
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