Top 10 Brisbane Revelry On this week 23/05/2021
10) Brisbane RnB Jam
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) Stafford Brothers
What: Headlining this night with three of Queensland’s biggest EDM sensations, Behind The Decks is taking over Fortitude Music Hall; Brisbane’s most iconic music venue.
Why: EDM. If you don’t know what it is by now, we’re not going to ruin your paradise.
8) Dolly Zoom: Homeworld
What: DOLLY ZOOM are bringing their psychedelic synth-pop back to the stage to celebrate the vinyl release of ‘Homeworld’, their repackaged debut EP.
Why: The current crowd that are wildly into vinyl records also seem to get impassioned by the rights of animals and the negative impact of pollution. It’s almost as though there’s massive cognitive disconnect.
7) Mia Wray: Never Gonna Be The Same
What: In celebration of her current single ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’ and off the back of a sold out, four date Melbourne residency at the Northcote Social Club, pop artist Mia Wray has announced her first headline East Coast tour, where she’ll play to fans in Brisbane at Black Bear Lodge.
Why: Pop will never change. Because that’s the goddamn society we live in.
What: Hip hop phenom Jesswar’s ruthless refusal of prescribed definitions is the foundation on which she builds her universe. Deeply inspired by her chosen community and her experiences she uses music as the vessel to tell her story. Her pride reflects on her resilience and resourcefulness and defends the notions of holistic interdependency and kinship.
Why: The third-most important type of interdependency in hip hop.
What: Emo rock band Bad/Love were recognised by BIGSOUND as one of the 50 most exciting artists to watch out for in the country as well as being crowned a Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist & listed by Triple J Unearthed as their acts to watch in 2021. Once restrictions lifted in Melbourne Bad/Love were amongst the first to launch back into shows selling out two shows at Stay Gold in Melbourne. Now the boys are back to celebrate the launch of their new EP ‘Life Imitates Art’ the only way they know how, with a massive party!
Why: Remember emo? From high school? Remember who you were in high school? Well imagine if you’d never developed beyond that mindset.
4) Confidence Man
What: Electro pop band Confidence Man is welcoming in the new decade by announcing their first Australian headline tour in two years, a strut around the nation sure to gather devotees along the way.
Why: Expect a bouncy, indie tribute to all the bouncy, indie bull**** that’s already dominating the music scene.
3) Chillinit: Live
What: Having cut his teeth in Sydney’s underground hip-hop scene and built a legion of dedicated fans, the 420 Family, ChillinIt has since morphed into one of Australia’s most revered personalities, causing nationwide conversation wherever he steps foot. Experience him live.
Why: John Howard, the guy from those lamb ads, Blinky Bill and Chillinit. What a legacy.
2) Woodes: Live
What: The Tivoli and City Winery are joining forces for Brisbane’s newest refined dining experience, Seasoned Supper Club. For the Autumn instalment, guests can expect an expertly curated three-course meal while soaking up a musical performance from Melbourne based singer-songwriter cinema pop artist Woodes.
Why: Lordes, Woodes, Holmes…there’s just something about that extra ‘e’ that screams sexy, commercial success.
1) Happy Daze
What: Experience a 3 day arts, music and lifestyle festival that’s more then just a party… it’s a community. It’s a place where you can grow, learn and connect with other like minded people. A place where you can come and be revitalised and re-energised to go out and take on the “real” world.
Why: In other words: quality drugs.