We may not have a three-day weekend coming up this week (the public holiday spree had to end sometime didn’t it…), but that’s no excuse to stay in and Netflix binge. Instead, we’ve put together a haul-yourself-off-the-couch-worthy list of the 10 hottest gigs happening in Brisbane this week. And may the fourth be with you friends…
WEDNESDAY, 03 MAY
Transvaal Diamond Syndicate & Elko Fields @ Greaser
What: Young Henry’s Presents Transvaal Diamond Syndicate & Elko Fields
When & Where: Wednesday, 3 May @ Greaser Bar from 6PM
Genre: Blues, rock
Cost: FREE. More info available HERE.
Homegrown Battle Of The Bands Grand Finale @ The Brightside
The Brightside’s Homegrown Battle of the Bands: Autumn Edition comes to a close with the grand finale this Wednesday night. Watch locals Age Champion, Pinion, Vertigo, Ella Vice and Belrose battle it out, vote for your favourite act and see who takes out this coveted crown!
THURSDAY, 04 MAY
May The Fourth: A Heavy Star Wars Celebration @ The Brightside
In honour of May The Fourth, The Brightside has rounded up some of Brisbane’s most fanatical Star Wars fans in bands to create live music sets with a Star Wars edge. The biggest Star Wars bash this side of the Dagobah System will feature He Danced Ivy, Seas of Valoria, Evacuation Plan, Valtozash and The Parallax Party Program Strikes Back! Admiral Tim Price will be serving up tasty tunes on the decks too!
Free Star Wars trivia starts at 7PM and Venue Tabs will be awarded to those that go the extra mile with costumes. Themed cocktails will be served all night, so come thirsty!
May Da 4th B Wit U @ Black Bear Lodge
Why Thank You #2 @ The Foundry
What: Why Thank You #2 feat. Babaganouj, Yuuca, Sleep Club & Sooky
When & Where: Thursday, 4 May @ The Foundry from 8PM
Cost: $10. More info available HERE.
The fellas behind Bedlam Records and GRAIN are back with the second instalment of the monthly club night, Why Thank You, to be headlined by Brisbane rockers, Babaganoüj with supports from Yuuca, Sleep Club and Sooky. Get down early for some bevvies and stay til’ late, Schae and Bella Hall will be spinning tunes into the early hours.
FRIDAY, 05 MAY
Cedarsmoke’s ‘Traffic On Solitude Road’ EP Launch @ The Zoo
Like an oil stain, Cedarsmoke formed in a garage. Based in Brisbane, they play a unique brand of rock n roll and are launching their second EP Traffic On Solitude Road this week. They’ll be joined by rockin’ rebels Dangerpenny, psychedelic rock merchants The Schwifties and good time chasers Beat Around.
Tracks ‘India St.’ EP Launch @ New Globe Theatre
What: Tracks ‘India St.’ EP Launch feat. The WLVS, Moves & Lamees
When & Where: Friday, 5 May @ New Globe Theatre from 7.30PM
Genre: Punk, rock
Cost: $10 presale, $15 on-the-door. More info available HERE.
Punk rockers Tracks are makin’ tracks (pun intended) with the launch of their latest EP India St. To launch this baby they’ll play alongside rock quintet The WLVS, groove with Moves and the sweet sounds of Lamees. Get down and get movin’.
SATURDAY, 06 MAY
Graham Moes & The Petrichor’s 'The Helm' Single Launch @ The Bearded Lady
What: Graham Moes & The Petrichor’s ‘The Helm’ Single Launch
When & Where: Saturday, 6 May @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Genre: Funk, soul, folk
Cost: $10. More info available HERE.
Graham Moes & The Petrichor are proud to announce the launch of their brand new single The Helm with a shindig at the Bearded Lady alongside the Gentle Persons Club and Adam Kharita Music. An open letter of frustration aimed at the state of our current political system, The Helm will get you thinking about the difference our daily actions can make. If you want to expand your mind and have a good time, this is your show!
Five Bands Five Bucks/The Dollar Bill Murrays’ EP Launch @ The Zoo
What: Five Bands Five Bucks feat. The Dollar Bill Murrays, Mary Handsome, Black Sun, Age Champion & Junior Arcade
When & Where: Saturday, 6 May @ The Zoo from 8PM
Genre: Alternative, rock
Cost: $5. More info available HERE.
Mountain Goat Beer and Brisbane rockers The Dollar Bill Murrays combine to switch the party button to “ON” this Saturday night. The Dollar Bill Murrays are launching their latest EP Always On and will be joined by fellow locals Mary Handsome, Black Sun, Age Champion and Junior Arcade. It’s five bands for five dollars and a whole lotta’ FUN!
Granvil, Leichhardt & Mermaid Avenue @ The Milk Factory
Feature image: Graham Moes and The Petrichor by Thomas Oliver