Whats on in Brisbane this Week! – 17th November


It’s been a long year and Christmas is fast approaching but you just want to whisk yourself away on a sonic journey and forget about your adult duties. Well The Foundry has you covered with their End of Semester Party, where you can blissfully part with any useless knowledge you’ve learned whilst listening to some ace tunes from local beauties Pink Matter, Full Flower Moon Band and Twin Haus. Alternatively, you could make your way down the mall to Black Bear Lodge as Brisbane singer songwriter BANFF releases his latest single ‘Renew’. If you’re after some moody melodies and lyrics over folk pop vibes then this is the gig for you.

End of Semester Party @ The Foundry  

BANFF @ Black Bear Lodge


Friday evening is teeming with live music to get you moving and out of the house. First up is a sneaky freebie gig at Heya Bar for their weekly HeyWire event, which showcases some killer local talent. This weeks’ sonic vibe is steered toward alternative rock with To The Planetarium and Average Art Club hittin the bill. However if you’re after more of a body shakin dance vibe then get down to The Triffid to get amongst the crowd for Confidence Man. Deemed “the best up and coming live band in Australia”, the electro supergroup are boasting their new single ‘Better Sit Down Boy’, and with the venue set to sell out, its sure to be a party! Sydney’s poppin alt-rock boys Lime Cordiale are hitting up The Brightside for their tour celebrating the release of their debut album ‘Permanent Vacation’. With both an 18+ and U18 show supported by Gold Member and Timberwolf, there’s opportunity for everyone to get involved.

Average Art Club/To The Planetarium @ Heywire 

Confidence Man @ The Triffid 

Lime Cordial @ The Brightside 


Finally, Saturday evening has some grunt to it. Melbourne’s genre defying enigma Ecca Vandal is gracing the stage at The Brightside, touring on the release of her recently released self-titled debut album. Imagine No Doubt was thrown into a thrashy punk club, then you kind of get the idea. Beautiful chaos with strong vocals, EV is really something not to be missed if you’re up for something different. Also, Brisbane metalcore outfit Bayharbour are calling it quits, but have given fans one last opportunity to see the band thrash out some tunes live with a farewell show at Crowbar coined “The Funeral”. With a lineup of stellar local heavy acts, get down and throw your body around as Bayharbour play one last time.

Ecca Vandal @ The Brightside 

Bayharbour @ Crowbar 



What’s on in Brisbane this weekend!


The weekend is packed full of killer gigs, so lets start with Sydney based rock chick Ruby Fields. She’s gracing yours truly, Foundry Records, with an under eighteens gig from four in the arv before hitting up Black Bear Lodge in the evening for the rest of her fans/mates. Touring on her recently released single “P Plates”, if you’re after some catchy melodic rock then get yourself to one of her shows.  Otherwise, if your Friday eve is in need of a concoction of alternative rock mixed with a hint of existential dread, then the boys from Jouk Mistrow have your back. Celebrating the release of their third EP “End This Mess”, the Brissy quartet take to the stage at their fave drinking hole The Foundry as part of Bedlam Records and Grain’s monthly instalment of “Why Thank You.” However if the Valley isn’t your scene then head on over to The Bearded Lady in West End and get your punk on as Brissy boys Hound release their first full length album, and on wax no less! Supported by Soviet X-Ray Record Club and Cold Cuts, it’s sure to be a night full of distorted guitars and heavy beats for you to head bang all your work woes outward.

Ruby Fields @ FR/ Black Bear Lodge 

Why Thank You @ The Foundry

HOUND @ Bearded Lady 



Saturday evening brings our fave psych pop boys The Belligerents to the stage as they celebrate the release of their long awaited debut LP “Science Fiction”. Bringing their new material out to play on tour, you can see the boys get groovy at The Zoo with special guests IVEY and Sydney-ites Bus Vipers. Tickets are selling quick for this one though so if you’re down to jive then get amongst. However if you’re after less dreamy psych pop and are feelin’ a harder, rockier vibe then head on over to The Foundry for Sydney’s hardcore lads Endless Heights. Touring around Aus on the release of their single “You Coward”, they’ve coined a stellar line up of mates such as Adelaide’s Horror My Friend and our Brisbane boys Vitals to keep the night alive. So come down, get out of the house and out of your head for an evening with some ace tunes.

The Belligerents @ The Zoo

Endless Heights @ The Foundry






Local mates The Pierce Brosnans have their first ever headline show! Taking their somewhat light hearted but heavily energetic garage rock to Black Bear Lodge, it’s a great excuse to check out some raw local talent and get out of the house on a Thursday eve.


Pierce Brosnans @ BBL



Celebrating the release of their new album “Manual Override”, Melbourne soul funk outfit Saskwatch are hitting up The Triffid to release their magnanimous live energy. If you haven’t seen the sextet before but enjoy powerhouse female vocals, tasty riffs and a punchy horn section, then get along to the show. On the other hand, if you’re after some alternative tunes then The Foundry has got you sorted with local rock outfit Babaganoüj rollin back into town after a successful tour in Japan. Babs will be also be joined by Melbourne’s musical goddess Jess Locke for the release of her debut album “Universe” due for release 20.10.17, as well as indie rocker The Outdoor Type for the “Perspectives” EP release. With all these good vibes it’s sure fire to be a swell night. However if you need things turned up a notch then head over to The Brightside for local lads Osaka Punch for their “How We Operate” single tour. With their genre-twisting, high-energy prog rock-esk vibe and with killer supports such as Newcastle’s prog rock quartet Majora, come get sweaty and release the stress from the week with great tunes.

Babaganouj @ The Foundry

Saskwatch @ The Triffid

Osaka Punch “How we Operate Tour” @ The Brightside 


SAT 4th

Saturday welcomes an all ages show at yours truly Foundry Records as we desperately try to raise funds for local hardcore outfit Vitals, due to an unfortunate event where their private practice space was broken into and all their gear was stolen. This sort of crisis is both heartbreaking and devastating that there are people out there in our community that would even commit such treason. So in support, Blackwater Agency have put together a killer lineup of local loud boys, including post-hardcore legends Deadlights, to put some coins back in Vitals pockets to help replace their musical equipment. So come on down early, and support a good cause, or alternatively there is a gofundme link on the event page. However if daytime plans are already in place, then get along to The Woolly Mammoth in the eve for Rise of the Riff, an event collated by the Hobo Magic boys. The name speaks for itself as all the bands on the bill will be spittin tasty riffs all evening. So if you’re searching for grooves and beats that get you moving then get your booty to the show.


Vitals Benefit gig @ Foundry Records

Rise of the Riff @ Woolly Mammoth 


What’s happening in Brisbane this week!

What’s happening in Bris?


Thursday evening Brisbane tape label Kight are taking over Barbara for a local showcase. On the bill is Sunshine Coast lo-fi soloist Arjuna Gabbard as well as Brissy alt-rockers Twinfolds. So if you’re after a bit of raw local talent, then slide on in for a crackin’ house beer and some stellar talent.

Kight Night @ Barbara


Geelong boys ORB are making their way up to Bris for the release of their debut record “Naturality”. Imagine Black Sabbath meets Frank Zappa and you’ll start to get an idea of the fuzzey psych rock that will be oozing from our brother venue The Foundry this Friday. With supports The Gametes and Kitchen Floor, it’s set to be a phat time.

Orb @ The Foundry


Oh boy, get yourselves prepped because Saturday eve is packed with goodies to tantalize your earholes. The annual Valley Fiesta is taking place in various locations are Fortitude Valley and this year celebrates the events 21st birthday! With all public stages free and open for all ages, it’s a fantastic opportunity to support the local scene and get the kids out of the house and out seeing some live music. With the bill consisting of acts such as The Creases, The Jungle Giants, VOIID, The Jensons and Concrete Surfers just to name a few, there’s something for everyone, so come get involved. However if you’re in need of a Halloween fix then Crowbar and Netherworld have got you covered, as they join forces for their free event “Nightmare on Brunswick St.” With ghoulish face painting and an array of haunting live acts gracing various stages in the venues throughout the night, it’s sure to be a screamer of a night. And last but not least, Sydney metalcore lads Northlane are thrashing The Brightside’s outdoor car park stage for the Brisbane show on the Australian leg of their “Mesmer” world tour. With local mates Deadlights supporting along with Erra and Sworn in from the Americas, it’s sure to be a melodic meltdown of chaos and cheers. So, no matter what vibe you’re looking for Saturday night, the Valley has your back. Come get amongst the local scene and let out some steam from the week.

Valley Fiesta

Nightmare on Brunswick Street @ Crowbar and Netherworld

Northlane @ Brightisde Outside stage


Whats happening in Bris this week?


Brisbane’s quirkiest pop rock quartet OJ Mengel hit the stage at The Junk Bar for an intimate acoustic sesh on their “I got the change for Kathmandu” tour. Joined by Miranda Kelly and The Queensland Drover, it’s set to be an evening of cocktails, mates and warmhearted tunes. However if you’re up for something a little more Riot Grrrl then get cho’self to The End as the gals from GUNK reunite to slam your ear holes with some of their punk grunge antics. Supported by local alt-rockers Start Together along with free entry and Rainbow beer on tap, it’s sure to be an eclectic evening. But if the valley is calling, Crowbar has got your back with a punk rock showdown. The boys from Semantics are releasing their debut EP, with the support of Sunshine Coast lads Lifeboat. Doors at 7:30pm and free admission, go have yourself a shiner of a time.

OJ Mengel @ Junk Bar

GUNK @ The End 

Semantics @ Crowbar


Sydney punk lords These New South Whales are up causing havoc in celebration of their recently released debut album “You Work For Us”. Playing at The Foundry with beaut local supports WHALEHOUSE and Sweatercurse, it’s sure to kick your weekend off with a bang. However if you’re up for something with a little less head bang and a little more groove potential, then head on over to The Zoo for Shower Beers. The bill sports Max Chillen and the Kerbside Collective along with Chesterfield Music, The Flamingo Jones and TRAILS, plus an abundance of froffies on the house, what more do you need?

These New South Whales @ The Foundry 

Shower Beers Max Chillen @ The Zoo


Finally, what’s a weekend without a bit of Custard, amirite? Well Woolly Mammoth has got chu good as our fave 90s Brissie boys head back out on tour for the release of their seventh album “The Common Touch”. After writing and recording the album in California, the lads bring back a redefined outlook on the indie pop sound we’ve grown to love. So pull out your band shirts and treat yourself to a crafty this Saturday eve.


27th September: Whats happening in Brisbane this week

Whats happening in Brisbane  this week

Heyo folks! Hope the weather is keeping you cheery and ready for the marvel of a long weekend that’s about to grace us with its presence in a few days. In the meantime here’s what the hap is in Bris this week.

Thursday 28th

Get loud and ludicrous before the weekend even hits as Adelaide 4-piece Larsen bring their Soho-esk grunge to The Milk Factory for their first ever national tour celebrating the release of their album “Weightless Again”. Supported by local lads The Peirce Brosnans and Electric Zebra, this is a school night worth losing some sleep for Larsen

Friday 29th

Friday night sees Black Bear Lodge playing host to a double headliner from Brisbane locals Some Jerks and Thigh Master. With both bands releasing debut albums last year, they’ve joined forces to create a night of alternative garage rock.

Saturday 30th

I hope you start your Saturday with a lil snooze because its full of bangers for all of your desired soundwaves. If you’re after some truthful lyricism sailing over the top of overdriven guitars, Brisbane four-piece rock outfit Young Lions have got your back, playing The Foundry as well as a sneaky all ages show at yours truly Foundry Records, for the recent release of their album “Mr Spaceman”.

The Triffid is playing host to the Third Annual Newstead Roots Festival which is happening 1pm-1am, allowing for the weekend party festivities to really get started early. With an eclectic bunch of acts there’s something for everyone, from the acoustic driven angelic vocals of Angharad Drake to the “world fuelled rebellious surf rock” that is Caravãna Sun.

If you’re weekend is screaming “Warehouse party!” then we’ve got you covered with Psych Night VII. The gents behind psych rock Magenta Voyeur have been running these warehouse gigs for a couple of years now and there’s no disappointment. With a stellar lineup of psychedelic funk groovers, byo booties for boogying are essential.

And last but not least, one of our favourite drinking holes in West End is turning six! The End, proud supporter of all things rainbow, delicious and musical, are hosting a fab lineup of artists including our beautiful bris-pop boy Jeremy Neale (solo).

So all in all, there’s a bunch of beaut gigs to get your booties too this long weekend. Enjoy the vibes, the sunshine and rad tunage.


Must see live music this week in Brisbane!

Do the post Bigsound blues have you down Brisbane?

So if the shenanigans of Bigsound last week have left you lost and longing for more dope tunes to sink your ear holes into we’ve got a list of some stellar acts
that are gracing Fortitude Valley with their tunes this week.

What’s happening on Thursday!

If you didn’t manage to catch bluesman Karl S Williams at Bigsound last week then you’re in for a treat, as he’ll be hitting The Bearded Lady this Thursday
night (14 th Sept). Or if you’re craving some classic guitar driven grooves to get you through the rest of your work week, then Melbourne rockers The Cherry Dolls  have got your back with a tasty line up at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall as part of their recent LP release ‘Viva Los Dolls.’

What’s happening on Friday!

Heya Bar is turning up in your Friday night as the dudes and dudette from Chakra Efendi celebrate the fresh release of their new single “Don’t Go” with mates Wolver. Also, Mucho-Bravado babes I Know Leopard (SYD) are bringing their synth-pop prowess to Black Bear Lodge this Friday night supported by our very own dream pop beauty BANFF.

What’s happening on The Weekend!

And if this wasn’t enough, this Saturday at The Zoo, eclectic beauties Boss Moxi are performing a spesh 70 minute set of their full length sophomore album “Egotoxin” which is set to be released early next year. With supports by QUAZI, Valtozash and Julia R. Anderson, it’s sure to be an evening of feels.