While there’s plenty of local talent on display at the EKKA this week, there’s also plenty of live music happening in the city precinct to keep you entertained without the huge carnival entry fees! Here our top gig picks…
TUESDAY, 13 AUGUST
B SIDES: SONGWRITERS, LIVE ART, POETRY @ THE MILK FACTORY
What: B Sides: Songwriters, Live Art, Poetry feat. Charlie Shay, Opaeka & Lucy Francesca Dron
When & Where: Tuesday, 13 August @ The Milk Factory from 7PM
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
An intimate showcase of local artists, songwriters and poets curated by Jeremy Newell and Madeleine McCaw, B-Sides is the place to discover your new favourite emerging act! This edition features the smooth sounds of Charlie Shay, Opaeka and Lucy Francesca Dron.
EKKA EVE PARTY @ BLACK BEAR LODGE
Gather one, gather all, as Black Bear Lodge plays host to yet another epic Ekka Eve party in 2019. Helping you boogie the night away are weapons WHALEHOUSE, Dopamine and Glasshouse. Who needs to go to the actual EKKA when you’ve got entertainment like this!
EKKA EVE PARTY @ THE FOUNDRY
Another lap around the sun, another decent excuse for midweek shenanigans. This midweek party to celebrate the EKKA holiday that takes place the next day will feature the dance-worthy tunes of CONCRETE SURFERS, Fight Ibis, Minor Premiers, Sycco and Babyshoes. It’s not every week you get a day off midweek so make like it’s Friday and PARTY!
WEDNESDAY, 14 AUGUST
RADIOTHON VARIETY SHOW @ 4ZZZ CARPARK
What better way to spend People’s EKKA public holiday than by supporting the good people at 4ZZZ who support local and national emerging acts. As a part of their annual fundraising effort, Radiothon, 4ZZZ are hosting a suave little soiree in the carpark this People’s Day featuring music from Guava Lava and Flangipanis, mural painting and a costume competition for punters. They’ll also be limited edition 4ZZZ Show Bags for the first 20 subscribers on the day. Don’t be a clown, get on down to 4ZZZ Radiothon Variety Show!
THURSDAY, 15 AUGUST
PASTELLE ‘TILL THE COWS COME HOME’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE MILK FACTORY
Bringing Brit-rock to Brisbane is local outfit, Pastelle, who’re launching their third single Till The Cows Come Home, which is promising to get punters dancing. They’ll be joined by special guests Video Avenue.
THE BEAMISH BROTHERS ‘BRUTALISM’ EP LISTENING PARTY @ REVERENDS
What: The Beamish Brothers ‘Brutalism’ EP Listening Party
When & Where: Thursday, 15 August @ Reverends Coffee & Bar from 7PM
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
Toowoomba’s The Beamish Brothers are ready to unleash their music on the world with their new record Brutalism due out 16 August. To celebrate, they’re giving Brisbane fans an exclusive first listen at their acoustic listening party at Reverends the night before the EP officially drops. Consider this a slice of alt-pop heaven!
FRIDAY, 16 AUGUST
SAMMM. ‘BREAK ME IN’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ HEYA BAR
Marking a new period of self-awareness and recovery, Brisbane’s Samuel Geddes (aka Sammm.) turns anguish into art on his brave new single Break Me In. To celebrate the release of this poignant piece, he’ll be joined by mates Off Plum and Fraser Bell. Get ready for meaningful guitar-pop like you’ve never heard before! Listen to Break Me In HERE.
EMPIRE WITHIN 'SUBMERGENCE' EP LAUNCH @ TOMCAT
SILO #9: RAAVE TAPES, GREAT SAGE & BAD SEXT @ THE FOUNDRY
SUNDAY, 18 AUGUST
YOUR MAN ALEX SMITH 'TRIGGER' SINGLE LAUNCH @ RICS BAR
Saddle up, buckle in and get ready for one hell of a rock ‘n’ roll ride, cause Your Man Alex Smith is turning the volume up to full throttle to celebrate his rambunctious new single, Trigger. Like Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone but cooler, Alex will be joined by fellow cool kids Soupy LaRue and Harrison Paroz to launch this baby into the stratosphere! Listen to Trigger HERE.
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