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.
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.
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.