Top 10 Brisbane Revelry On this week 14/03/2021
10) Nicole McKinney: Another Day
What: Nicole McKinney crafts an emotional new single with ‘Another Day’, as premiered on JJJ & featured in NME. “Surging with emotional intensity, Nicole’s vocals piercing through with those lovely high notes…” – Pip Rasmussen. See Nicole and her band perform live at The Bearded Lady!
Why: Your average indie pop singer, but with a tad more wailing.
9) Edgar Hurley: Live
What: Edgar Hurley, folk finger-songwriter from the South Coast of England, presents a night of intimate songs and performances from their upcoming record “The Blame Needs A Place” and book “You Gave Me A Lily And Now It’s A Field”.
Why: Unassuming, intimate, wildly forgettable…it’s indie music at its most perfect.
8) Shannen James: Live
What: Ivy League Records and Piper’s Son are extremely proud to present indie pop artist Shannen James’s highly anticipated headline tour! There is a warmth that exudes from singer-songwriter Shannen James’s voice that is at once unique and comfortingly familiar. A silky-smooth tone that is both disarming and effortless. Don’t miss your chance to catch Shannen perform live in 2021.
Why: Get a sneak preview of what the new NRMA Insurance ad is going to sound like.
7) GRMLN ‘Dark Music in the Sun’ Pre-Record Release Show
What: Colossus Records are exited to be hosting a new release by indie punk GRMLN! Park was born in Kyoto, Japan and raised in Southern California. Park started recording and producing music during his early years under the moniker GRMLN. Even though the project started off as an experiment for recording, Park’s songs quickly picked up internet buzz, getting written up by many popular music blogs in the US and the UK, including DIY Magazine.
Why: Generic punk. Because it’s 2021 and that’s no longer a paradox.
6) Diver: Sober
What: On the back of their explosive second single ‘Sober’, Sydney lads Diver have loaded up the car and are cruising up the coast! Diver exploded onto the scene late last year with the release of their debut single ‘Seabreeze Motel’ and played successive sold out shows at Sydney’s Frankies Pizza, Moshpit and Lazy Bones. Like their first release, ‘Sober’ is an energetic and pulsating track from start to finish, layered with haunting synth leads and a stomping bass groove.
Why: We’re sure the band’s promoters would want us to assure you the title of the tour is not an instruction.
5) Winchester Revival: Live
What: Brisbane rock outfit Winchester Revival are on a mission to restore the glory days of Rock n Roll. The 4 piece powerhouse burst onto the music scene after unleashing their debut EP ‘Set Up’ in 2020 which reached #5 on the iTunes Charts. Their electrifying high energy live shows are quickly growing in popularity with sell out shows across the board. Experience them live.
Why: Proof humanity’s not really marching ever onward. It’s more of a circular shuffle.
4) The Stranger, Void Matter, Revoid: Live
What: Metal act The Stranger have been creating quality music and gracing stages since 2013, mixing elements of prog titans like Opeth and Dream Theater with their own interests in djent, folk, acoustic and funk. Following the success of their self-titled debut release the quintet have proven themselves energetic performers, sharing stages with fellow Australian ground-breakers such as Ne Obliviscaris and Caligula’s Horse. Joining them for the night are modern metallers Void Matter and metalcore aficionado’s Revoid.
Why: Blow out your eardrums so you don’t have to listen to one more goddamn thing about the royal f***ing family.
3) St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Murphy’s
What: Irish Murphy’s have got an unmissable line up of the best in Irish entertainment, cover bands, giveaways and ice cold pints of Guinness. With appearances from The Gathering, Qld Irish Assoc Pipe Band, Trad Station, Ramjet, Mark Butler Duo, Tales of Strangers, BERST, Tartan Shamrock, Woody Lives Here, Rob Fitchett and Locky.
Why: The one day a year when people without Irish ancestry can celebrate Irish culture without immediately indicating to everyone that they’re one half-step away from shouting “white power”!
2) Atlas and the Attic, Khara Van Park, EKHOS DREAM: Live
What: Atlas and the Attic is an indie rock band emerging from Australia’s bustling music scene. Pulling from a wide range of influences from the soulful lyricism of Gang of Youths to the musical complexity of John Mayer, the band burst onto the indie scene in late 2017. Khara Van Park are an electrifying new 3-piece from Brisbane. The band bring sultry vocals, funky bass, wailing guitars and energetic drums to a rocking blues sound, delivered with razor-sharp precision. Ekhos Dream is the indie rock project of singer/songwriter Pierangela, bass player Duncan Adamson and drummer Oska Zervoudakis. Experience all these bands live.
Why: So John Mayer has reached ‘inspiration’ status. God we’re old.
1) Crowd Surf
What: In a massive coup for music and car lovers alike, the inaugural CROWD SURF festival launches at Sandstone Point Hotel Bribie Island in 2021, with an all-Australian line-up featuring ICEHOUSE, Pete Murray, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull, Diesel, Busby Marou and Katie Noonan. CROWD SURF is all about the great nostalgia of the Bribie Island seaside town and what better way to embody that spirit than with a day in the sun jam-packed with great music and featuring a classic surf car show with vehicles from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Why: Your yearly reminder that people are still, for some reason, recreationally into cars.