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.
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.
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.