Don’t wait for Christmas to start the festivities, there’s plenty of cool things happening in Brisbane this week to tickle your fancy! Here’s our top 10 gig picks for this week…
THURSDAY 17 NOVEMBER
Wildlife feat. Arpier & Stone Witches @ The Zoo
Your Thursday night plans have a new home at the Zoo’s latest weekly show – Wildlife. The show’s tenth instalment this week will feature local indie-jazz outfit Arpier and psychedelic garage-rockers Stone Witches. Both acts have built solid fanbases this year and should be on your list of local-bands-to-see-before-2016-ends!
Drawn From Bees @ The Bearded Lady
What: Drawn From Bees w/ Golden Age Of Ballooning & Deena
When & Where: Thursday, 17 November @ The Bearded Lady from 8PM
Genre: Art-rock, indie, alternative
Cost: $10. More event info here.
It’s a triple threat of awesomeness, with whimsical Brisbane loves Drawn From Bees, Golden Age Of Ballooning and Deena all playing on one line-up at The Bearded Lady this week. This is one of those moments where you should #YOLO to avoid #FOMO.
Free The Mind Festival @ The Brightside
What: Free The Mind Festival (Fundraiser for Suicide Prevention Australia)
When & Where: Thursday, 17 November @ The Brightside from 7PM
Cost: $10 (all profits donated to Suicide Prevention Australia). More event info here.
Free The Mind Festival is a benefit fundraiser show with all proceeds going to Suicide Prevention Australia. As well as a host of local talent (Misguided, Diamond Construct, ENDLESS, Give It All, Lifeblood and Novus) they’ll also be a $500 TATTOO RAFFLE, band merch/apparel raffles, $100 Music 440 voucher and loads more! So get on out and show your support for these fabulous bands and this wonderful cause!
FRIDAY 18 NOVEMBER
The Seefelds EP Launch @ Empire Hotel
What: Uni Break Up Party – The Seefelds EP Launch feat. The Cherry Dolls
When & Where: Friday, 18 November @ Empire Hotel from 9PM
Cost: FREE. More event info here.
Welcome to the “I have finished uni for the year (maybe forever) let’s all go get super schwated to celebrate”… party! And boi oh boi is there an epic night of super happy fun times ahead. Locals Seefelds will be releasing their EP alongside Melbourne loves The Cherry Dolls. So, get on down and celebrate the end of uni in style!
SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER
Archetypes ‘Monument’ Album Launch @ The Zoo
After a year of writing and recording, Archetypes are set to release their debut full-length album ‘Monument’. An eclectic mix of personal influences bring Archetypes their unique sound which has been perfectly captured on this 9-track album. They’ll be supported by Glass Ocean, Caligula’s Horse and local legends Baltimore Gun Club and We Are Servants.
Shutup Shutup Shutup’s ‘Back To The Start’ EP Launch @ Crowbar
What: Shutup Shutup Shutup’s ‘Back To The Start’ EP Launch
When & Where: Saturday, 19 November @ Crowbar from 8PM
Genre: Punk, rock
Cost: $10 (or $12.25 online via OzTix). More event info here.
Liquid Sun feat. Serene, He Danced Ivy & more @ The Back Room
What: Liquid Sun feat. Serene, He Danced Ivy, Particles In Motion, EndlessYouth & Strategies
When & Where: Saturday, 19 November @ The Back Room from 6.30PM
Cost: $10 presale, $15 on the door. More event info here.
In-your-face post-hardcore outfit Serene are headlining this killer show. They’ll be joined by fellow Brisbanites He Danced Ivy, Particles In Motion, EndlessYouth and Strategies for a night of sound sure to rival those of the biggest heavy festivals!
Open House @ The Foundry
What: Open House feat. Friendships, Rebel Yell, Tiana Khasi + MORE
When & Where: Saturday, 19 November @ The Foundry from 8PM
Cost: $15 4ZZZ subscribers, $20 non-subscribers (we know it’s over our $10 budget but it’s for a good cause)! More event info here.
Music is, or at least should be, for everyone. But sometimes not everyone feels comfortable, included or even safe in some spaces. However, with more and more events making it explicit that their spaces are inclusive and safe, this is beginning to change.
Featuring a lineup of some of Brisbane’s most exciting up and coming acts as well as a few out of towners, punters can expect an extravaganza of hip-hop, electronic music and more. Proceeds helping raise funds for 4ZZZ.
SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER
Chris Flaskas’ ‘Kings Of High’ Single Launch @ The Milk Factory
What: Chris Flaskas’ ‘Kings Of High’ Single Launch w/ Fugitive & The Vagabond
When & Where: Sunday, 20 November @ The Milk Factory from 4PM
Genre: Roots, alternative, folk
Cost: $10. More event info here.
Sunshine Coast earth-rocker Chris Flaskas is celebrating the release of his new single Kings Of High with an epic shindig at The Milk Factory with fellow suave mates Fugitive & The Vagabond. A song you can dance to, sing along with, and just lose yourself to, Kings Of High gleams with positivity. Expect to be feelin’ good vibes all night!
Triffid Stripped feat. Clea @ The Triffid
For Clea, songwriting has become a natural remedy, altogether cathartic and exhilarating. She is a songstress of lyrical complexity and tender melodies, emerging as a performer with a plaintive and generous heart. Catch her performing a special stripped-back set, including her newly released second single, Dire Consequences, at one of the hottest Sunday Sessions in town!
Feature image: Drawn From Bees