Brisbane may be in the throes of a chilly winter, but we’ve got ten reasons for you to leave the house this weekend. Throw on your biggest coat, wear your hippest scarf and warm your soul from the inside out with this week’s top ten gigs for $10 or less.
THURSDAY 30 JUNE
Brisbane's Big Kick On @ The Brightside, Black Bear Lodge, The Foundry & The Flying Cock
Introducing Brisbane’s Big Kick On – a multi-venue music extravaganza that will serve as one last hurrah before the Queensland lockout laws take effect on 1 July. Celebrating the amazing live music scene we have fostered over many years as well as a major protest to the laws, this is our last chance to show those in power how much we care about our live music scene. Baskervillain, ROMY and Twin Haus are among the 18 local artists that will be taking to the stage.
Rock Against The Lockout @ New Globe Theatre
BTM Management has joined forces with the New Globe Theatre to throw one big bash with some of Brisbane’s finest rock bands to protest Queensland’s lockout laws which take effect on 1 July.
Cheek Velvet Gets Hard @ Rics Bar
If rock flows through your veins, your earphones deafen you and you can’t get enough of those frisky guitars, then this show is for you! Cheeky Velvet promises to rock you and blow your mind with her dirty pop tunes.
Indie Empire feat. Electric Suede & Star Club @ Empire Hotel
Gloss w/ Silk N Oak & Taleena Peck @ The Milk Factory
Charging on with the momentum of a stellar first year, Gloss are excited to be bringing new songs to their fans. Supported by Silk ‘N’ Oak and Taleena Peck, expect an intimate blend of Folk, Indie and Soft Rock that will hit you in all the right spots.
Laura Mardon, Tim Hampshire & Hanny J @ Crowbar
See Brissie locals Laura Mardon and Hanny J team up with Tim Hampshire for an evening of acoustic punk stylings. It’s also Crowbar’s Ladies Night kicking off at 8pm with champagne upon arrival and cheap cocktails all night!
FRIDAY 1 JULY
5 Bands For $5 @ The Zoo
It’s Pixie’s first night and she’s celebrating in style! Come along and welcome the Zoo’s new owner with a shindig featuring some of Brisbane’s hippest bands – acoustic loves The Young Art, electro duo SIMON SIMON, psychedelic surf-rock quartet Black Sun, Cassette Cathedral and First Beige. $5 pizzas are also up for grabs so get in by 8.30PM to place your order!
Breast Cancer Fundraiser @ The Backroom
What: Breast Cancer Fundraiser feat. Mudshadows, Regular Band, The Goldhearts, Pyre & Ice & ROO
When & Where: Friday, 1 July @ The Backroom from 6PM.
Genre: Folk, indie, rock
Cost: $5. More event info here.
Get in and support some great bands supporting a great cause. All money raised is going to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Featuring folk duo ROO, indie-pop loves The Goldhearts, fiery rockers Pyre & Ice, punk trio Regular Band and headline act Mudshadows.
SATURDAY 2 JULY
The Creases' 'Impact' Single Launch @ Woolly Mammoth
Get in to get the first taste of The Creases new music. Their latest single Impact is unapologetically and joyously loud – layered, swirling guitars and vocals drenched in a nostalgic symphony of brass and strings – and marks a bold step forward for the outfit, as they refine their signature sound.
SUNDAY 3 JULY
Fugitive & The Vagabond ‘Talkin’ City Blues’ Single Launch @ The Milk Factory
- What: Fugitive & The Vagabond ‘Talkin’ City Blues’ Single Launch
When & Where: Sunday, 3 July @ The Milk Factory from 4PM
Genre: Folk, blues, rock
Cost: $13.30 ($10 + booking fee). More event info here. The power or storytelling is alive and well with Brisbane group Fugitive & the Vagabond. Telling tales about the pain of love and oppression along with the sobering redemption that is the human conscience. They’ll be unveiling their new song Talkin’ City Blues with the help of folk-blues storyteller Duke.