Top 10 Brisbane Revelry On this week 06/06/2021
Clutch your butts.
10) Palm Creek Folk Festival
What: The Palm Creek Folk Festival is approaching, celebrating its 30th anniversary at a new site – Foots Hill Station, Webb Road, Calcium, Queensland. The line-up includes Vaudeville Smash, Tullara, Salt & Steel, Jesse Morris & The Shakedown, Dan Baker & The Bookmakers and Tessa Devine.
Why: Pretend the soft, lyrical protestation of folk is still relevant.
9) James Reyne: In Case You Missed It
What: Aussie rocker James Reyne presents a rare and intimate acoustic duo set to a limited capacity audience. It’s all the songs you know and love in a ‘COVID safe’ environment.
Why: He’s still relevant, goddamn it! At least that’s what it says on the ticket.
8) Dregg: The Internet Tour
What: Metalcore and rap outfit DREGG will be taking their bombastic live show around the country this winter to celebrate their latest single ‘INTERNET’.
Why: Why: A combination of two styles that should never work together, and then don’t.
7) Mutiny: Full Tilt Pre-Party
What: Jase & Burgo from What We Did On The Weekend are coming to Brisbane to help you launch into Full Tilt. They’ll be spinning tracks from all the bands playing the festival and all your favourite songs from the scene.
Why: Bad, but worse
6) Mere Women: Romantic Notions
What: Mere Women celebrate the release of their fourth album ‘Romantic Notions’ with a one off show in Brisbane at The Bearded Lady. Following their critically acclaimed album ‘Big Skies’ in 2017, ‘Romantic Notions’, released by Poison City Records permeates the anxiety of recent times said to be “equal parts forceful and intimate, with raw emotion being exuded through both lyrics and music, it’s a powerful listen, and easily a contender for album of the year” – Rolling stone. Promising to explore the album in depth and in a live setting for the first time, Mere Women invite you for a night of “Romantic Notions”.
Why: Probably tolerable.
5) Squid: EP Launch
What: Squidgenini ‘SQUID’ EP launch with live music from raver Squidgenini and band with support from David Versace.
Why: We have no idea.
4) Ultraviolet and Friends
What: UltraViolet is an all-girl, alternative rock band, hailing from the South Coast of NSW and that’s the way they like it. Their ‘Black Keys’ – esq sound, ‘Wolfmother’ and ‘Powderfinger’ influences have been capturing the ears of local pub crowds and music festivals including ArtFest, Young Coasties, God Shave the Queen, Tattered n’ Torn, Burradise, SpookFest and Milton LibraryFest which may not sound cool, but really was. Experience them live.
Why: Unfortunately visible on the spectrum.
3) Andy Bull: It’s All Connected
What: To celebrate his much-anticipated return from hiatus, Sydney’s beloved producer performer wunderkind Andy Bull will be playing solo renditions of his alt-pop gems Baby I Am Nobody Now, Keep On Running, Talk Too Much, Dog, and more; including sneak peaks of his stunning upcoming album.
Why: It’s interesting how German always makes something sound more credible.
2) Thelma Plum: Live
What: Thelma Plum has had a massive twelve months. The young Gamilaraay singer songwriter has released her debut album ‘Better in Blak’ to much acclaim, placing second in the triple j album of the year listeners poll and garnering nominations for the Australian Music Prize Album of the Year, six ARIA’s nominations, APRA Song of the Year and, with three songs in the Hottest 100 including the album’s title track at #9, she became the highest fan voted indigenous artist in the history of the poll. Experience her live.
Why: Your weekly serving of fruit. Technically it counts.
1) San Cisco: Live
What: Set to an upbeat indie-pop groove on the cusp of innocence and heartbreak, this is where San Cisco lives. ‘Awkward’. ‘Too Much Time Together’. ‘About You’. Lovesick calls gone to voicemail and endless pondering of what went wrong.