With renowned music festival BIGSOUND due to hit the streets of Fortitude Valley in just over a month, it’s time to start stretching those live music muscles and checking out the hottest local gigs Brisbane has to offer. Here’s our top 10 picks for this week…

TUESDAY, 30 JULY

B-SIDES: SONGWRITERS, LIVE ART, PERFORMANCE POETRY @ THE MILK FACTORY

Brisbane gigs
What
: B-Sides: Songwriters, Live Art, Performance Poetry
When & Where: Tuesday, 30 July @ The Milk Factory from 7.30PM
Genre:
Acoustic, indie, folk
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

Curated by Jeremy Newell and Madeleine McCaw, B-Sides is an intimate showcase of local artists, songwriters and poets. This edition features musicians Maple, Remy Boccalatte and Madeleine McCaw as well as visual artist Sharni Finch.

THURSDAY, 1 AUGUST

BLIGH, WE ALL DRIVE, FROGBOX & STRAY DOG SAVIOURS @ TOMCAT

Brisbane gigs
What
: BLIGH, We All Drive, Frogbox & Stray Dog Saviours
When & Where: Thursday, 1 August @ Tomcat from 8PM
Genre:
Alt-pop, rock
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

Buckle in for a fun ride as Gold Coast alt-pop outfit BLIGH headline with support from rock duo We All Drive, blues-rock outfit Stray Dog Saviours and Frogbox.

TRALALA BLIP 'EAT MY CODES IF YOUR LIGHT FALLS' LP LAUNCH @ THE FOUNDRY

Brisbane gigs
What
: Tralala Blip ‘Eat My Codes If Your Light Falls’ LP Launch
When & Where: Thursday, 1 August @ The Foundry from 8PM
Genre:
Electronic-pop
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

An Australian unit of differently-abled musicians, Tralala Blip have carved out a unique position in the Australian electronic music community over the past decade. Bringing their beautiful electronic-pop musings to Brisbane, this Thursday night will see the launch of their first album in five years, titled Eat My Codes If Your Light Falls.

FRIDAY, 2 AUGUST

START TOGETHER & PARADISE CLUB CO-SINGLE LAUNCH @ BLACK BEAR LODGE

Brisbane gigs
What
:  Start Together & Paradise Club Co-Single Launch
When & Where: Friday, 2 August @ Black Bear Lodge from 7PM
Genre:
Pop, punk
Cost:
$10 presale | $15 on the door. More event info HERE.

Emo-pop meets post-punk in this mammoth double single launch of Paradise Club’s first 2019 offering Above Me and Start Together’s new banger Az Nem Verhat. Supported by PYNES, this show will have you feeling the feels and then moshing them out – an idyllic environment to wash away the working week’s woes!

I HEART SONGWRITING CLUB BRISBANE SHOWCASE @ QUEEN ST MALL

Brisbane gigs
What:
I Heart Songwriting Club Brisbane Showcase
When & Where:
Friday, 2 August @ Queen Street Mall from 5PM
Genre:
Varied
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

I Heart Songwriting Club, the premier songwriting club taking the world by storm, is bringing some of their finest songwriters home to Brisbane for a showcase in Queen Street Mall this Friday. Knock off work early and catch Josh Crawford, Lucid Dreamers and Tracey Hammell Band sharing their talents.

PSYCHY FIVE BANDS FOR FIVE BUCKS @ THE ZOO

Brisbane gigs
What
: Psychy Five Bands For Five Bucks feat. Belligerent Goat, Cassowarys, The Duke, The Double D’s & Timothy Learjet
When & Where: Friday, 2 August @ The Zoo from 7PM
Genre:
Psych
Cost:
$5. More event info HERE.

The psych gods have opened their eyes and blessed us with a night of trippy riffs and hypnotic tunes, sonic strums and retro beats, ambient chords and dreamy vibes with Belligerent Goat, Cassowarys, The Duke, The Double D’s and Timothy Learjet joining forces (and for only five buckaroos too!!!).

ASH KERLEY & EMMA WHITE @ THE CAVE INN

Brisbane gigs
What
: Ash Kerley & Emma White
When & Where: Friday, 2 August @ The Cave Inn from 7PM
Genre:
Varied
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

Two of Brisbane’s coolest front women, Ash Kerley (Marville) and Emma White (June Low) are kicking their bands to the curb (in the nicest way possible) to strike out on their own for a joint solo show. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…this one’s gonna be awesome!

SATURDAY, 3 AUGUST

BAD NEIGHBOUR ‘ODD SOCKS’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ TOMCAT

Brisbane gigs
What:
Bad Neighbour’s ‘Odd Socks’ Single Launch
When & Where:
Saturday, 3 August @ Tomcat from 8PM
Genre:
Alt-rock
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

Celebrating the launch of their debut single Odd Socks, Brisbane’s newest alt-rock band Bad Neighbour will be sharing the stage with mates Roadhouse and Passion Cactus to ring in this musical milestone.  

HEMINGWAY @ LEFTY’S OLD TIME MUSIC HALL

Brisbane gigs
What
: Hemingway
When & Where: Saturday, 3 August @ Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall from 7PM
Genre:
Rock, reggae, groove
Cost:
FREE. More event info HERE.

Local rock-reggae connoisseurs of groove, Hemingway, are hitting up Brisbane’s beloved Lefty’s for a night of good vibes sure to warm the soul this wintery Saturday night.

SUNDAY, 4 AUGUST

MISS ELM ‘CLEAN SLATE’ SINGLE LAUNCH @ THE MILK FACTORY

Brisbane gigs
What
: Miss Elm ‘Clean Slate’ Single Launch
When & Where: Sunday, 4 August @ The Milk Factory from 4PM
Genre:
Folk-pop
Cost:
$10. More event info HERE.

Ukulele folk-pop songstress Miss Elm, is back with her new single that epitomises all things re-birth: Clean Slate. Known for her angelic three-octave range, Miss Elm will bring her intriguing melodies and stories of love and obstacles to the Milk Factory stage with support from Nicole McKinney.

Feature image: BLIGH

Top 10 Brissie Gigs For $10 is a weekly list of Brisbane’s best gigs featuring local acts that won’t break the bank.