The Winter Olympics are done and dusted and summer sports have wrapped up on free-to-air TV. Don’t despair though, you’ve got ten excuses to get out and about in the last week of summer, with these hot gigs happening in Brisbane this week!
THURSDAY, 1 MARCH
WHISKY GRINN EP LAUNCH @ GREASER BAR
FRIDAY, 2 MARCH
THE BEAR HUNT, HEAVY ROLLER, ELLIS DEWALD & FLICKERTAIL @ THE BEARDED LADY
What: The Bear Hunt, Heavy Roller, Ellis Dewald and Flickertail
When & Where: Friday, 2 March @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Cost: $10. More event info HERE.
A four-course degustation of 6-string delights as Brisbane’s sludge-pop favourites The Bear Hunt bring the tones, Heavy Roller serve up the riffs, Ellis Dewald sprinkles the sass and Sydney rock n rollers Flickertail tear up the stage. It’s all going down on Friday at the Bearded Lady!
MACHINE AGE ‘FIGHTING’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE MILK FACTORY
Following the release of their latest standout single Fighting, Brisbane-based indie electronic duo, Machine Age have unveiled a stunning live performance video and announced a string of East Coast tour dates for March, including a show with fellow indie-pop act beneb at The Milk Factory.
ELBA LANE, DIRTY HEARTS, DON AND THE MOBSTERS & RUDE RUM @ TOMCAT
What: Elba Lane, Dirty Hearts, Don and The Mobsters & Rude Rum
When & Where: Friday, 2 March @ Tomcat from 8PM
Genre: Indie, rock
Cost: FREE. More event info HERE.
Another HUGE night of live music is going down Brisbane’s favourite new venue, Tomcat, this Friday eve with not one, but FOUR local rockers taking to the stage: Dirty Hearts, Elba Lane, Don and the Mobsters and Rude Rum.
SATURDAY, 3 MARCH
FLYNN EFFECT, HE DANCED IVY, DEVONIAN & TERRESTRIALS @ NEW GLOBE THEATRE
What: Flynn Effect, He Danced Ivy, Devonian & Terrestrials
When & Where: Saturday, 3 March @ New Globe Theatre from 7.30PM
Cost: $11.50 ($10 + booking fee). More event info HERE.
After a whirlwind 2017, the release of their second album Obsidian and their first national tour, Flynn Effect return to the stage for a one-off hometown show featuring local giants He Danced Ivy and Devonian, and special guests, Melbourne’s Terrestrials.
NEIGHBOUR SINGLE LAUNCH @ SECRET HOUSE LOCATION
What: Neighbour Single Launch w/ Hazlett and Asha Jefferies
When & Where: Saturday, 3 March @ Secret House Location (TBC) from 7PM
Genre: Rock, electronica
Cost: $5. More event info HERE.
Electronic rock troubadours, Neighbour, are celebrating the release of their new single Confidence with a house party on Westbourne St, Highgate Hill alongside mates Hazlett and Asha Jefferies. The night is BYO, with everyone who hits ‘attending’ on the Facebook event page receiving a message on the day with further details. A night of music, mates all in the comfort of the backyard!
THE HOLY ROLLERCOASTERS & THE FRANCIS WOLVES @ GREASER BAR
Describing themselves as “kinda like Frankenstein’s monster, but with soul,” garage, funk and soul merchants, The Francis Wolves, are readying the pack for their second album with a banger at Greaser along The Holy Rollercoasters. This one’s sure to get you howlin’.
AS PARADISE FALLS @ CROWBAR
After a successful tour for Brisbane natives As Paradise Falls with their ‘Digital Ritual Australian Tour’ and WE MAY FALL’s ‘The Light Bearer And The Shadow Maker Tour’, the bands have joined together along with Melbourne’s caution:thieves to create the ‘Friends Far From Home Tour’, bringing you some headbanging goodness you can’t afford to miss.
SHAG ROCK @ BERWICK ST
After relentlessly touring Australia with a brief stop in the US and a grand finale in Cairns, the Shag Rock boys absolutely smashed 2017. A well-earned rest and a whole bunch of Christmas beers has them now raring and set to make 2018 even bigger. So call your mates, don your best pair of undies and grab a ticket to their shindig this weekend!
THE ROYAL ARTILLERY + MORE @ THE ZOO
What: The Royal Artillery, Hammers, Dirty Brew, Lavidius and Black Rheno
When & Where: Saturday, 3 March @ The Zoo from 7PM
Cost: $12.25 ($10 + booking fee). More event info HERE.
Feature image: Shag Rock