Top 10 Brisbane Revelry On this week 09/05/2021

Goodbye world.


10) Brisbane RnB Jam

11th May

What: Showcasing some of the best artists going around in an environment that suits all music lovers from soul, hip hop, RnB, and just all-round good music. If RnB is your jam then you have come to the right place.

Why: And if it isn’t your jam, come anyway. It’s any place that’s not your house.


9) Folk ‘n’ Broken Hearted

13th May

What: Come and join 5 musical souls as they recreate classics in our own unique “Folk’n’Broken Hearted” style. With a range of electric instruments, they’ll have you singing and shaking your groove thang as they play songs ranging from 70’s soul to 80’s Aussie rock to 90’s grunge and beyond.

Why: Thought you liked music? Think again.‘n’-Broken-Hearted/20907960-b055-11eb-8dd8-8f4a8500c961


8) Basement Groove

15th May

What: In these turbulent times to groove or not to groove is a common query we all face. One week we are restricted to seats and the next we are on our feet. For this reason, when the opportunity to dance presents itself, one must seize it. That is why your secret friends have come together to deliver you such an opportunity. Meet in ‘the bunker’ on the corner of Caxton Street and Petrie Terrace for some disco, house, and something a little deeper.

Why: Hot tip – circumvent the query conundrum by establishing a solid routine of getting pissed on your own.


7) With Blue + Cheap Date + Hazel Mei: Live

12th May

What: Brisbane local, indie-rock band ‘With Blue’ are back at Black Bear Lodge with good friends ‘Cheap Date’ and ‘Hazel Mei’.

Why: The ‘eh’ trifecta.


6) Bamboo Bonsai: Live

14th May

What: Playing their first headline show in 5 months, psychedelic soul/shoegaze septet Bamboo Bonsai take to the stage, this time recording live versions of their current discography and more.

Why: “Psychedelic soul/shoegaze septet Bamboo Bonsai”. F*** 2021.


5) Asha Jefferies: Live

9th May

What: Following the success of her debut EP Hold Yourself Together, Asha Jefferies has toured extensively around Australia with artists such as Julia Jacklin, Lime Cordiale and City and Colour. Today she is announcing a national tour from Adelaide to Brisbane in celebration of her new single Crybaby. The tour throughout May will be the first interstate shows Asha has played for quite some time and a chance for fans to witness her graceful and raw live sound in an intimate setting. Accompanied by her full band, expect a soundscape of dreamy and delicate stories flooded in love, loss and surrender.

Why: The least viscerally offensive Asha you will ever come across. Because you don’t actually have to converse with her.


4) Totty: Live

13th May

What: After spending the last 3 years touring Australia and sharing stages with some of Australia’s biggest contemporary rock acts, TOTTY released their 2nd EP ‘Garden’ on the 6th of November via Ratbag records/BMG Australia. TOTTY have taken their time to write and record a collection of honest and emotional alternative rock songs that represent their growth and development as a band. Experience them live.

Why: Thought alt rock was dead? What is generic may never die.


3) Gasoline Anthem

14th May

What: Since their formation in 2018, Wraith have been kicking goals & touring intensely off their own backs whilst gathering fans everywhere they go, touring with the likes of Vulvodynia (SA), No Zodiac (US) & decimating Japan & New Zealand prior to the outbreak of Covid-19. Experience this heavy metal band this.

Why: “Decimating Japan”? There’s no way they didn’t receive some legal challenge from Godzilla’s agents.


2) When The World Explodes

15th May

What: Brisbane punk outfit Bad Neighbour are back again with their “heart out on the table” ethos. Having packed out shows across Brisbane and Gold Coast as much as Covid would allow for the beginning of 2021, the band have been eagerly writing and recording with new addition Zoe Middleton. The quartet are back with another single, and a show to celebrate having taken a slightly grittier, and morbid direction with their songwriting.

Why: Gritty, morbid punk? Well, what a twist.


1) Earth Frequency Festival 

14th-17th May

What: Earth Frequency Festival is a 4 day outdoor festival, based in South-East Queensland, Australia. While fitting in to many cultural niches or pigeon holes such as music concert, transformational festival, tribal gathering, doof, workshop conference etc, the aim of Earth Frequency Festival is to go beyond these traditional tags and exist as a multi-faceted gathering focused broadly on creativity, community, connection, intention and inspiration, with an evolving re-invention of itself in response to the evolution of its supporting communities. Party-goers can look forward to heart-thumping sets from local, national and international music guests.

Why: Generic music festival.

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