The EKKA isn’t the only exciting event happening in Brisbane this week. With tonnes of single launches and even a mini-music festival (Alley In The Valley) there’s heaps of live music taking over stages to keep you company. Here’s our top 10 picks…
THURSDAY, 8 AUGUST
PEPPERMINT OLLIE ‘ONCE A DAY’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE BEARDED LADY
Known for her high energy pop-rock compositions and clever lyrics, Brisbane sweetheart Peppermint Ollie returns with her latest gem Once A Day with an intimate launch show accompanied by fellow locals Bad Sext, Jo Davie and Being Parker. This is one musical wonderland worth falling feet first into!
HARRY WALL ‘FAKE GLASSES’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ BLACK BEAR LODGE
Blending synth-pop with indie-rock, Airlie Beach artist Harry Wall is coming into his own with the launch of his debut single Fake Glasses. He’ll be supported on the night by Filthy Minds and Musk Avenue.
WALKEN, WAVEVOM & GARAGE SALE @ THE ZOO
VALLEY SOUNDS #6 @ THE BRIGHTSIDE
What: Valley Sounds #6 feat. TOWN, Wild Eyed Wonder, Headcage & Dear Willow
When & Where: Thursday, 8 August @ The Brightside from 8PM
Cost: $5. More event info HERE.
A monthly showcase highlighting the incredible musical talent in Brisbane’s own backyard, Valley Sounds returns for its sixth soiree featuring the splendid sounds of TOWN, Wild Eyed Wonder, Headcage and Dear Willow. Grab a bevvie and chillax at this fantastic show!
FRIDAY, 9 AUGUST
HE DANCED IVY 'TOOTHCUTTER' SINGLE LAUNCH @ BLACK BEAR LODGE
Genre-bending, Brisbane alt-rockers, He Danced Ivy, show no signs of slowing down as they unleash their latest single Toothcutter this Friday night with the help of fellow cool kids Meliorist, Dead Before Breakfast and Vesper Green. Perfect line-up to wash away the woes of the working week!
THE WAYWARD SUNS ‘REAL SHIFT’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ WOOLLY MAMMOTH
Gold Coast hip-hop rockers, The Wayward Suns, are back with the launch of their infectious new single Real Shift. To launch this gem into the world they’ll be joined by Lemaire, Master Wolf AKA Skinz and Katie Who.
JOSEPH, THE AVERAGE ‘NO JUICE’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE YAMAHA
After almost a year since the conception of Joseph, The Average, the Brisbane-based producer/rapper will take the stage for the first time with his band – A Bunch Of Nobodies – to celebrate the release of his new single No Juice. He’ll be joined by ARIG and RDGR.
ALLEY IN THE VALLEY FESTIVAL @ CALIFORNIA LANE
What: Alley In The Valley Festival feat. Peach Fur, Georgie Neilsen and The Growing Pains & Strange Seed
When & Where: Friday, 9 August @ California Lane, Fortitude Valley from 4.30PM
Genre: Indie-pop, rock, folk
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
Enjoy a taste of what The Valley has to offer with food and sick tunes all in one bundle in the back streets of California Lane, Fortitude Valley at Alley In The Valley Festival. This free, all ages show will feature live performances by beloved local acts Peach Fur, Georgie Neilsen and The Growing Pains and Strange Seed.
SATURDAY, 10 AUGUST
FORREST RUN, PHOEBE SINCLAIR & AVAXA @ BLOODHOUND BAR
Celebrating the launch of their new single Summer from their forthcoming EP, electro-pop newcomers Forrest Run are heading to Brisbane and will be joined by peers Phoebe Sinclair and AVAXA in what’s sure to be a delectable night of pop!
MATILDA RED DOUBLE SINGLE LAUNCH @ BLACK BEAR LODGE
What: Matilda Red ‘Rent’s Late’ & ‘Two Up’ Double Single Launch
When & Where: Saturday, 10 August @ Black Bear Lodge from 7.30PM
Cost: $10. More event info HERE.
After a string of shows from their debut release, Matilda Red return with not one but TWO new singles: Rent’s Late and Two Up. Helping them ring in their new tunes are Blind Pilots, Elliot Cox and Jon Marsden.
Feature image: Forrest Run by Paton Media
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