Not sure where to spend your nights or weekends? We’ve got you sorted with the hottest live music happening in Brisbane. Read on for our top 10 gig picks this week…

THURSDAY, 16 MAY

RISING PHOENIX – WEST END FIRE FUNDRAISING CONCERT @ RUMPUS ROOM

Brisbane gig guide

What: Rising Phoenix – West End Fire Fundraising Concert
When & Where: Thursday, 16 May @ Rumpus Room from 7.30PM
Genre:
Varied
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

Help raise money for the people who lost everything in the recent Vulture Street fire. Enjoy a fabulous evening of free entertainment, but bring your wallets to make a donation. All proceeds go directly to the affected residents! Concert hosted by local songstress Emily Wurramara, Jackie Trad MP and Councillor Jonathan Sri.

LUNA SOL, AERBORN & ACTION SLACKS @ THE ZOO

Brisbane gig guide

What: Luna Sol, Aerborn & Action Slacks
When & Where: Thursday, 16 May @ The Zoo from 7PM
Genre:
Electro-pop
Cost:
$5. More event info HERE.

LUNA SOL, Aerborn and Action Slacks are bringing those electro-pop melodies to your Thursday night, giving the weekend a run for its money!

HARRY PHILLIPS ‘UNEXPECTED’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ BLACK BEAR LODGE

Brisbane gig guide

What: Harry Phillips ‘Unexpected’ Single Launch w/ Hoo Ha Hipsters & Annie Joelle
When & Where: Thursday, 16 May @ Black Bear Lodge from 7.30PM
Genre:
Rock
Cost:
$10. More event info HERE.

Celebrating his second single Unexpected, Brisbane rocker Harry Phillips is upping the ante for this release. He’ll be joined by fellow locals Hoo Ha Hipsters and Annie Joelle.

PASTEL ISSUE #5 LAUNCH @ BETTY’S ESPRESSO & BAR

Brisbane gig guide

What: Pastel Issue #5 Launch
When & Where: Thursday, 16 May @ Betty’s Espresso & Bar from 6PM
Genre:
Varied
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

As Issue #5 launches into the stratosphere, celebrate PASTEL Magazine’s cerulean dream in an electric evening of live and open mic readings, contributor interviews, delicious drinks and four dollar zines, for the last time at Betty’s Espresso and Bar, West End. A live taping by 4ZZZ will also take place. Support Brisbane creatives who support our local music scene!

SHADOWS WITHOUT SUBSTANCE, PRETTY CASH & MUM’S TENNIS FRIENDS @ LEFTY’S OLD TIME MUSIC HALL

Brisbane gig guide

What: Shadows Without Substance, Pretty Cash & Mum’s Tennis Friends
When & Where: Thursday, 16 May @ Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall from 6.30PM
Genre:
Rock
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

Gather round for a night of good ol’ fashioned rock n roll with Shadows Without Substance, Pretty Cash and Mum’s Tennis Friends at the fold!

FRIDAY, 17 MAY

HURRICANES & ECHOES EP LAUNCH @ TOMCAT

Brisbane gig guide

What: Hurricanes & Echoes EP Launch w/ Canondrome, Wivenhoe, Odd Socks & The Dead Riders
When & Where: Friday, 17 May @ Tomcat from 8PM
Genre:
Alt-rock
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

Gold Coast melodic rockers, Hurricanes & Echoes, are hitting the road in support of their debut, self-titled EP and they’ve got some head-banging good times in the works for Brisbane this weekend! Joining them to celebrate are Odd Socks, The Dead Riders, Canondrome and Wivenhoe.

GONZO ‘DO IT BETTER AGAIN’ EP LAUNCH @ THE YAMAHA

Brisbane gig guide

What: GONZO ‘Do It Better Again’ EP Launch w/ Donny Love & Gee Tee
When & Where: Friday, 17 May @ The Yamaha from 7PM
Genre:
Post-punk
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

GONZO bring their lean breed of angular post-punk to sunny Brisbane in celebration of the release of their first long play format vinyl Do It Better Again. Assisting the band with proceedings will be their buddies Donny Love and Gee Tee.

WONDERFULS ‘VOICES LIKE RAIN’ LAUNCH @ THE BEARDED LADY

Brisbane gig guide

What: Wonderfuls ‘Voices Like Rain’ Launch w/ The Goon Sax, The Pits, Star Slushy & Ex Catholics
When & Where: Friday, 17 May @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Genre:
Varied
Cost:
$10 – $15 on the door. More event info HERE.

Wonderfuls are celebrating the launch of their latest record Voices like Rain and bringing together a sleuth of Brissie legends to help them do so. Joining them are The Goon Sax, classic Brisbane expats The Pits, goopy art-rock mavens Star Slushy and Ex Catholics.

SATURDAY, 18 MAY

TINY CHANGES BNE: CELEBRATING THE SONGS OF FRIGHTENED RABBIT @ BLACK BEAR LODGE

Brisbane gig guide

What: Tiny Changes BNE: Celebrating the Songs of Frightened Rabbit
When & Where:
Saturday, 18 May @ Black Bear Lodge from 7PM
Genre:
Fundraiser
Cost:
$10. More event info HERE.

A musical celebration of the life of Scott Hutchison and the songs of Frightened Rabbit, performed by Brisbane musicians: Flora Link, Chief Weapons, Dirty Hearts, Cameron Milford, Aiden Bradley
and Tired Human Beings. 100% of the money raised on the night is being donated to the Black Dog Institute. This money will be directed towards education and awareness activities and supporting innovative research into new clinical solutions for all Australians.

SUNDAY, 19 MAY

HANNAH ROSA ‘FIRE’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE BEARDED LADY

Brisbane gig guide

What: Hannah Rosa ‘Fire’ Single Launch w/ Fieu & Phoebe Sinclair
When & Where:
Sunday, 19 May @ The Bearded Lady from 6.30PM
Genre:
Indie, pop
Cost:
$12.25 ($10 + bf). More event info HERE.

Capturing hearts and commanding attention, Brisbane’s indie-pop darling Hannah Rosa is back and better than ever with dreamy new single, Fire. Featuring her full band and supported by local powerhouses Fieu and Phoebe Sinclair, this is a single launch event you don’t want to miss.

Feature image: Hannah Rosa by Aimee Catt Photography

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