Splendour In The Grass may be done and dusted for another year, but Brisbane’s live music game this week is strong! So forget #postsplendourblues, because we’ve got your guide to the hottest gigs this week that will cost you a tenth or less of a Splendour ticket!
WEDNESDAY 27 JULY
Homegrown Battle Of The Bands Grand Final @ The Brightside
Locals Alerion, WHALEHOUSE, SILKACID, Doozy Daze and Cordeaux will be battling it out this week to be crowned Battle Of The Bands champions. With an exciting cash prize of $2000 up for grabs, it will be the band that dazzles the judges with their song-writing, performance, stage presence and audience participation that will be celebrating!
THURSDAY 28 JULY
Big Dead's 'Shell' EP Launch @ The Foundry
Big Dead are releasing their third and most musically ambitious EP, Shell. Join them for a ripper night of tunes and see why this local five-piece have been touted as a band to watch!
Indie Empire feat. The Flamingo Jones & Nice Biscuit + Danger Jim @ Empire Hotel
What: Indie Empire feat. The Flamingo Jones & Nice Biscuit + Danger Jim
When & Where: Thursday, 28 July @ Empire Hotel from 8.30PM
Cost: Free. More event info here.
Horizontal Falls, Tracks & After Gryce @ Black Bear Lodge
FRIDAY 29 JULY
Homespun Bazaar Festival Fundraiser @ Club Greenslopes
Homespun Bazaar is a music festival held annually in Kooralbyn that aims to bring talented local acts to enthusiastic music lovers in regional Queensland. As a not-for-profit festival run solely by and for the community, Homespun relies on fundraising efforts to cover costs. Join local loves Speedracer, Kold Creature, Dirty Brew, The Flame Fields, Eye On Stone and more for a night of killer tunes and support Homespun Bazaar 2016!
Soviet X-Ray Record Club 'This Girl' Single Tour @ The Brightside
Soviet X-Ray Record Club, whose name pays tribute to the Iron Curtain-era method of smuggling in and distributing forbidden music cut into medical x-ray film, are known for their energetic and lush reverb drenched and live shows. To mark the release of their latest single This Girl, they’ll be kicking of their single tour in their adopted hometown of Brisbane with supports Hedge Fund, Big Bad Echo and Max Chillen + The Kerbside Collective.
Alexandra's 'Honeycomb' Single Launch @ The Milk Factory
Pop-rock darling Alexandra is back. After two years between releases, she’s giving everyone a sweet tooth with her sugary new single Honeycomb. Catch her launching this sweet treat (and maybe even nab a goodie bag while you’re there) at The Milk Factory this week with support from Logan Dove and Erica Bronwyn.
Majella's 'Ok I'm Here' EP Launch @ The Foundry
SATURDAY 30 JULY
Rock N Roll Baby Shower @ Blitz Bar
The Brisbane music community is rallying behind Bob & Ariana this weekend after their venue, the beloved Beetle Bar, was shut down unceremoniously. With a baby on the way, the music community is banding together to raise funds to help the couple get back on their feet. There’s plenty of local bands on the bill and some cool raffles to get involved in. So get on down and show your support for this lovely couple who have done so much for our local scene!
The Francis Wolves + New Mojave Trio @ The Boundary Hotel
The Francis Wolves have a brand new album and they wanna get it in your earholes. Leg it down to The Boundary Hotel and get hip to their psychedelic afro sounds with New Mojave Trio/ Accomplice kicking things off beforehand.